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February 6 2006 Beer and Brewing Newsletter

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Politically Incorrect Beer Titles - Over-Doing It
During times of boredom, we feel satisfaction in knowing that our zany artists & alchemists will wax immortal in their quest for ever-new and absurd beer titles, constantly adding to our list of politically incorrect brews.
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Politically Incorrect Beer Titles - Black Sheep
The winter doldrums continue to gnaw at your stomach like a raw poker.  Annoyed, you look for a beer that will match your mood, echo your temperament, and lift you from the muck of winter.
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Ask the Beer Fox - Is Straub's Beer Gluten Free?
Ask the Beer Fox: "Do you know anything about Straub´s beer? It is alleged to be gluten-free but I haven´t been able to verify that..."
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Beer Fox Tip of the Week:

Looking for Beer Fun?  Great US beer festivals will shake the winter cobwebs out of your head!

For West Coasties:

February 11, 2006 - Hops and Props - The Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington, USA featuring 40 craft breweries in the inspiring museum setting.


Beerapalooza in California's San Francisco Bay area,  (USA), from February 11th through the 19th, fills the week with beer adventure:

February 11, 2006 - Double IPA Festival - The Bistro, Hayward
February 15, 2006 - Cheese and Beer Tasting - Rogue Ales Public House, North Beach
February 16, 2006 - Beer Olympics:  The Movie presented by Firestone
Walker - The Toronado, San Francisco
February 17, 2006 - Beer and Chocolate Dinner, Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco
February 18-25, 2006 - 13th Annual Toronado Barleywine Festival- The Toronado, San Francisco
February 19, 2006 - Celebrator Beer News 18th Anniversary Party - Trumer Brauerei, Berkeley
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Beerapalooza & Brewer's Mardi Gras
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For East Coasties:

February 11, 2006 - Extreme Beer Fest - The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Beer Advocate's 3rd Annual Extreme Beer Festival

February 17-19, 2006 - 72 Hours of Belgium (Max's 2nd Annual Belgian Beer Festival), Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:

I bet the main reason the police keep people away from a plane crash is they don't want anybody walking in and lying down in the crash stuff, then, when somebody comes up, act like they just woke up and go, "What was that?!"
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it's worse when you see them wearing dark glasses, having streamers around their necks and a hat on their antlers. Because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot.
I bought a box of animal crackers and it said on it "Do not eat if seal is broken." So I opened up the box, and sure enough...

Beer News:

Super Bowl Sunday kicked-off a new ad promoting beer - its social value, romance, and worldwide appeal.  The new ad for Here's to, was developed and sponsored by Anheuser Busch and supported by the Beer Institute.

Shot on location in four countries, (Australia, Kenya, the Czech Republic and Canada), the ad uses locals, rather than professional actors, to raise a glass and toast to beer in their own languages.


Craft Brew of the Week Award:

Black Sun Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, Indiana, USA
Style:  Irish Dry Stout

Ebony piano keys...a moonless night...Darth Vader's  An ethereal dense body with sticky, burnt sienna head awaits you.  Roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate greet the nose, mingled with pine and citrus notes, and a touch of alcohol.  Belgian-esque in its character, the rich malts come to the fore, riding on the back of tart black cherries that carry the mocha to the finish.  Ends on the pinnacle of distinctively American hops character.


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Carolyn Smagalski, Beer and Brewing Editor

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