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Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
Spring beers are great warmers to cure the remnants of a long winter and celebrate the earth with its fresh, new vibrancy. These are usually strong Bavarian lagers: Bockbier, a stronger variation known as double-bock or Doppelbock, and May Bock or Maibock.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
IDIOTS IN SERVICE: This week, our phones went dead and I had to contact the telephone repair people. They promised to be out between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. When I asked if they could give me a smaller time window, the pleasant gentleman asked, "Would you like us to call you before we come?" I replied that I didn't see how he would be able to do that since our phones weren't working.
IDIOTS AT WORK: I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card was signed. When I asked she explained that it was necessary to compare the signature I had just signed on the receipt. So I signed the credit card in front of her. She carefully compared the signature to the one I had just signed on the receipt. As luck would have it, they matched.
IDIOTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason... too many deer were being hit by cars and she didn't want them to cross there anymore.
Signs of high profits are in the air, as super-investor Warren Buffet sinks his cash into St. Louis brewing company, Anheuser-Busch.
Craft Brew of the Week Award:
Thomas Hooker Liberator Dopplebock - Troutbrook Brewing Company, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Style - Doppelbock
Opaque ebony-walnut is topped by a thin, tawny-tinged head with staying power. Malty cocoa aromas waft through the air, while the lingering presence of plums and nuts electrify your olfactory senses.
The dark fruit drifts onto your palate, richly entwining into the caramel malts and chocolate notes, becoming more complex as it warms. Finishes dry, seducing you into dabbling in continued delight.
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