November 21 2006 Beer and Brewing Newsletter
Elegant Beer for the Thanksgiving Table
No feast in America is quite like Thanksgiving. This year is special – a change of tradition for many in my family.
Beer Cookery - Smokin' Stoned Stewpot
The Beer Fox says, “Smokey and stoned! This compliment-winning dish has melt-in-your-mouth flavor!”
Beer Bread Cookery - Dilly Girl Quick Bread
The Beer Fox says, “A fabulous quick-bread easily blended in a food processor, with a wonderful dill aroma.”
Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
For a quick turkey basting sauce that has zest and style, melt 3/4 C. of butter. Blend with one 12-ounce bottle of Belgian witbier, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons Sweet-and-Sour sauce, 1/4 Cup soy sauce, and a teaspoon of Dijon Mustard. Whisk-in a few healthy pinches of rosemary, sage, parsley and thyme.
Use as a basting sauce for turkey breast, brushing every 15 minutes until crisp and caramelized.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
Its been a rough day. I got up this morning... put on a shirt and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase and the handle came off. I'm afraid to go to the bathroom!
Q: Did you hear about the man who fell into an upholstery machine?
A: He's fully recovered.
1st man: I woke up this morning and felt so bad that I tried to kill myself by taking a thousand aspirin.
2nd man: Oh really, what happened?
1st man: After the first two, I felt better.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.
Women should be obscene and not heard.
Debate can be fun, especially when it is debate over the flavors in a seasonal beer. The only way to satisfy your argument is to do taste evaluations on as many beers as you can find. Pumpkin Ales are a good example. Some brewers say the flavors are not really pumpkin, but nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and other spices. Do your own taste test.
Beer Fox Recommended Brews:
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
Brewer Bill's Pumpkin Ale - Big Time Brewery and Alehouse, Seattle, Washington, USA
The Great Pumpkin - Elysian Brewing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA
The Horseman's Ale - Defiant Brewing Company, Pearl River, New York, USA
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - Saint Louis Brewery/Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Punkin' Ale - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Delaware, USA
Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Warren, Michigan, USA
Edenton Pumpkinhead Ale - Edenton Brewing Company, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale - Carolina Beer & Beverage, Mooresville, North Carolina, USA
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Craft Brew of the Week Award:
The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Brilliant orange copper shines forth beneath a solid white, frothy head. Dark fruits - cherries, plums, raisins and boysenberries - mix with sweet, toffee malts and formidable body of alcohol - rum and sherry. Fresh hop presence is enhanced by delicate carbonation and a long, dry finish. Incredible!
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Carolyn Smagalski, Beer and Brewing Editor
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