January 28 2007 Beer and Brewing Newsletter
Beer Fox Review - Gordon Double Red IPA
I only intended to taste Gordon, but it was impossible to avoid his powers of seduction.
Great Alaska Beer Series - Beer In Alaska
Nearly every American from the lower forty-eight has entertained the fantasy of visiting the great land mass to the north, Alaska, at some time during his life.
Beer Cookery - Kiawah Island Crab Dip
The Beer Fox says, “A taste-of-the-shore merges well with lemony orange and spice for a delicious dip that serves well with gourmet crackers, seasoned bagel chips or foccacia bread.”
Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
Fido is a good doggy. Fido is loyal and true. As Fido sits by your side after a long day, doesn't he deserve to drink a beer that is every bit as flavorful to him as your Hop Devil is to you?
Kwispelbier is a new "doggie beer" specially formulated for man's best friend. Made from beef extract and malt, this non-alcoholic brew is the brain child of Terrie Berenden of Zelhem in the Netherlands, where she owns and operates a pet shop. She designed the beer as a reward for her Weimaraners, after all-day hunting trips.
Is it palatable? If you regularly eat Fido's food and like it, you may be tempted to drink Kwispelbier yourself. At $2.14 a bottle, we know Fido is worth it; but are you? Stick to the Hop Devil, my friend, and leave the Kwispelbier for your best buddy.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood Plasma.
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE !
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you?)
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
Most dust particles in your house are made from DEAD SKIN!
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
So did the first "Marlboro Man."
Walt Disney was afraid OF MICE!
Pearls melt in vinegar!
The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but, not downstairs.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)
And the best for last...
Turtles can breathe through their butts.
(I know some people like that, don't YOU?)
Bard's Tale Beer, producers of Dragons Golden Sorghum Lager - a gluten free beer brewed with 100% sorghum malt - announced expansion of their management team this week. Brian Kovalchuk, former CEO of Pabst Brewing Company, accepted the appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Bard's Tale Beer. He applauded the company's proven position of innovation within a new market segment, and announced expectations of launching Bard's Tale into a more prominent position in the marketplace. Brian Bizer, former VP of Finance at Pabst, has accepted the position of VP of Finance for Bard's Tale and has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer on the Board of Managers.
Bard's Tale is currently available in 20 states in the USA. They use an independent lab to assure the purity of a gluten free product throughout the harvesting, brewing and bottling process.
Craft Beer of the Week Award
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Goose Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Style: American Double Stout
A diabolical onyx body full of rich alcohol (11% abv) sucks the head from this aromatic brew. With a nose full of bourbon, wood, chocolate, espresso and vanilla, it delights the senses. The inky body shines mahogany along the edges, while a pour into your mouth meets with the reward of a velvety mouthfeel and glorious flavors. Single malt scotch notes enliven the tongue, while shades of malt, dark fruit, berries, cocoa, imported espresso, vanilla, coconut, licorice and molasses tumble across the sensory tastebuds within the mouth.
One to sip and savor!
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