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December 23 2004 Beer and Brewing Newsletter

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Beer Lovers Guide to Malt
What are those subtle flavors and aromas you have been discovering in your latest round of craft beers?  Malt is the beauty that imparts so much abundant flavor and sunset color.
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Elegant Beer Cookery - Rockville Bisque Made with Shrimp
As you orchestrate your Holiday entertaining, celebrate with this shrimp bisque that speaks of elegance and fine dining. A true award-winner that will gather more than a few rave reviews.
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Beer Fox Tip of the Week:

Seasonal Ales are abundant at this time of year.  There are so many flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and baked bread, along with others that are highly hopped or have higher-than-usual alcohol content.  Be bold!   Try all the exciting new brews you can lay your fingers on.  They are only available for a brief time, so take advantage of the moment as you would a new lover!

Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:

A guy walks into a doctor's office.  He has a cucumber sticking out of his right ear, a banana sticking out of his left ear, and two pea pods sticking out of his nose.

The doctor says to him, "You don't eat right."

Beer Fox Recipe of the Week:

Sugar-Mama Pecans for the Holidays:

The Beer Fox says, "This sweet treat is a great go-together with pretzels and beer."

Selected Brew:  Hop Hearty Ale -  New Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus, Wisconsin   USA
Type:  India Pale Ale - Amber in color - Aroma is intensely hoppy; flavors are rich in caramel tones; clean, bitter, and aromatic.

2 lbs. shelled pecans
4 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 C. firmly packed brown sugar
4 oz. Hop Hearty Ale
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In small saucepan over low/medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly.   Add Hop Hearty Ale, salt, Tabasco sauce, and cinnamon.   Stir in pecans to evenly coat.

Spread sugared pecans in a single layer on greased cookie sheet.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Watch pecans carefully.  Do not allow mixture to smoke or burn.

Cool in single layer on buttered waxed paper.

Brews News:

According to a report by the Associated Press, two Buddhist monks abandoned their monastic vows when they fell in love with the beer girls who sold the brew across the street from their temple in central Cambodia.

The chief monk of the temple accused the young monks, both 19, of secretly courting the girls, a violation of Buddhist precepts.

Ninety percent of Cambodia's 13 million people are Buddhist, with over 60,000 practicing monks throughout the country. Make that 59,998...

Craft Brew of the Week Award:

Heart of Darkness, Magic Hat Brewing Company, South Burlington, Vermont, USA

Style - Oatmeal Stout

Described as "liquid silk," this robust Stout has undercurrents of bittersweet chocolate, and a smooth round palate.  Perfect for hibernating on a cold winter evening in your mountain retreat!


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Carolyn Smagalski, Beer and Brewing Editor 

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