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April 15 2012 Beer and Brewing Newsletter

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Atlantic City Rocks with Beer & Music
Matt Deibert of Smithville, New Jersey doesn’t look like a twenty-year career firefighter who has doused Atlantic City hot spots all his adult life; nor does he have the haggard look of many fathers with six children.

The Brewer's Plate Wins Philadelphia Loyalty
They stood at attention, manning a greeting table of what seemed like millions of beer tasting glasses.

Urbain Coutteau - Mastery at De Struise
If it were possible to ride the wind, Urbain Coutteau of de Struise Brouwers in Belgium would be there, straddling it like a cowboy, enroute to fields made of gold and spices. It is apparent in the way he brews.

De Struise - Secrets of Mastery in Motion
He was a symbol of experience, this Urbain Coutteau, owner of De Struise Brouwers, one of the most innovative craft breweries in the world.

From the Beer Fox Archives

Beer for Sophisticated Restaurateurs
It was a memorable day, that “coming-of-age” moment when I was mature enough to be included in the family toast.

Beer Fox Tip of the Week

Commercial enzymes can help solve challenges when storing or bottling beer. For the elimination of oxygen and the wet cardboard aromas associated with it, use glucose oxidase / catalase when packaging. The addition of papain or prolyl endopeptidase to stored beer can eliminate haze-forming polypeptides.

Beer Fox Laugh of the Week

Can women be cold to the very end?

The doctor, after an examination, sighed and said, "I've got some bad news. You have cancer, and you'd best put your affairs in order..."

The woman was shocked, but managed to compose herself and walk into the waiting room where her daughter had been waiting.

"Well, daughter, we women celebrate when things are good, and we celebrate when things don't go so well. In this case, things aren't well. I have cancer. So, let's head to the club and have a martini."

After 3 or 4 martinis, the two were feeling a little less somber. There were some laughs and more martinis.

They were eventually approached by some of the woman's old friends, who were curious as to what the two were celebrating. The woman told her friends they were drinking to her impending end. "I've been diagnosed with AIDS."

The friends were aghast, gave the woman their condolences and beat a hasty retreat.

After the friends left, the woman's daughter leaned over and whispered, "Momma, I thought you said you were dying of cancer, and you just told your friends you were dying of AIDS!   Why did you do that?"

"Because I don't want any of those bitches sleeping with your father after I'm gone."

And THAT, my friends, is what is called, "Putting Your Affairs In Order."

Beer News:

The Pink Boots Society Annual Meeting will be held during the CBC in San Diego on Friday May 4, 2012 at the San Diego Town & Country Resort at 500 Hotel Circle North, in the California Room from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Last year we had 77 attendees at our San Francisco CBC meeting. With 780 worldwide members now, we look forward to a great meeting.

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.

Laurel Hill Cemetery Beer Barons Event - May 19, 2012 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA - featuring an AHA-BJCP sanctioned Homebrew competition: Beer Barons to Homebrewers. The slogan for the event is "Tour the past, taste the present." Pennsylvania Beer Historian Rich Wagner conducts a tour of the major mausoleums that belonged to Philly Beer Barons from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Beers brewed in the style of past are sampled at each stop. Following the hour-long tour, attendees gather in the cemetery Conservatory for a reception of gourmet food, craft beer and the announcement of contest winners. Reservations are required and space is limited. For more information, to enter a homebrew or to purchase tickets call 610-668-4258 or e-mail Sarah at

West Coast Brew Fest 2012 - May 19, 2012 at Miller Park, Sacramento, California from 1:00pm - 5:00pm (VIP Entrance at Noon) - Named last year by Esquire Magazine as one of the best beer festivals of 2011, The West Coast Brew Fest 2012 is the 13th Annual celebration of the West Coast heritage of the microbrew revolution and features tokenless microbrew tasting of over 120 different beers from over 60 breweries, along with Live Music and Great Food. For info:

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

Marry Me in Goslar - Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Style: Gose - 4.42% ABV

Brewed with coriander and Himalayan Pink Salt, this hazy beauty of amber and cream emits aromas of bread, gentle fruits, lactic sourness and hints of pineapple. On the tongue, its juiciness lingers. A luscious quencher for the upcoming summer season!


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