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March 25 2012 Beer and Brewing Newsletter

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Beers That Make You Phat

For any woman over thirty, it may feel like a challenge to view beer as a sophisticated dinner choice. But it’s different for women under thirty.

A Must Have Experience at City Tap House

He was a seductive sort. Fresh from Germany, he arrived surrounded by aromas of smoke and sourdough bread. I gazed at him, thinking how much he appeared to be made of gold, softened by a layer of mist.

Irish Red Ales and Stouts for St. Patty's Day

Green - the symbol of Ireland, gateway to St. Patty’s Day and the national color of Ireland. The color is all-encompassing, as is the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S., where it has become a day to celebrate life.

Come - Sit - Stay - at Blue Dog Tavern

It was a good name for a restaurant, particularly when it was paired with the phrase, “Come. Sit. Stay.”

From the Beer Fox Archives

Gluten Free Framboise Marinated Pot Roast Recipe

For those with Intolerance to Gluten, beer marinated meats are a challenge. The solution is to choose beer that is free of barley, wheat, oats, rye, spelt, kamut, triticale, and their related grain-cousins.

Beer Fox Tip of the Week

Cans, cans, and more cans. Beer in cans is lightweight, easy to transport, great for camping, hiking, biking or boat docks, and the cans are easily recyclable. Lots of great craft beers are available, making it a treat to enjoy great beer wherever you go. Stock up on several cases of different styles; then mix and match when the time is right.

Beer Fox Laugh of the Week

A client bought a new home and the broker wanted to send flowers for the occasion.

When the flowers arrived at the home and the owner read the card; it said "Rest in Peace".

The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist said. "Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, "Congratulations on your new home."

A man was walking through a rather seedy section of town, when a bum walked up to him and asked the man for two dollars.

The man asked, "Will you buy booze?"

The bum replied, "No."

Then the man asked, "Will you gamble it away?"

The bum said, "No."

Then the man asked the bum, "Will you come home with me so my wife can see what happens to a man who doesn't drink or gamble?"

Beer News:

Local 44 in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has just opened the long awaited Bottle Shop at Local 44 at 4333 Spruce Street at the corner of 44th and Spruce Streets. the new bottle shop features a selection of more than 500 bottles of the craft, vintage and limited release beers. It will soon present Local 44 Beer School sessions, brewery events and special tastings.

Beer Fests and Events:

Zythos Beer Festival, Leuven, Belgium – April 28-29, 2012 - The Brabanthal, Leuven, Belgium - Belgium's famed beer festival featuring over 100 breweries.

Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America - May 2-5, 2012 - San Diego Town & Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 USA - Keynote Speaker - Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery!

World Beer Cup Judging takes place May 1-2, 2012 in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference. Awards will be presented at the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner on May 5, 2012, during the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego, California. Every entering brewery receives one complimentary ticket to the awards ceremony.

19th Mondial de la Biere, Montreal, QE – June 6-10, 2012 - featuring beer competition, world-class beers, seminars, and special guests - Bonaventure and the HILTON MONTREAL BONAVENTURE, 800, De La Gauchetière St. West, Downtown Montréal (Metro Bonaventure)

Craft Beer of the Week Award

Carnivale - The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, California, USA
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale - 6.5% ABV

Golden and dazzling, like layers of sunlight on a field of wheat, this luscious farmhouse ale emits aromas of flowers, melon, citrus and Saison yeast. Bubbly effervescence mingles in the mouth with honey bread sweetness, tempered by earth and a satisfying tropical fruitiness. Perfect for the upcoming warmer weather!


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