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May 14 2006 Beer and Brewing Newsletter

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Commemorative Mothers Day Beer & Food Pairings
There is no question that every Mom has her unique signature, just like the beer styles you explore.
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Beer Cookery - Lindbergh's Coldtail Shrimp
The Beer Fox says, "This tasty appetizer is a treasure for any special occasion!"
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Michael Jackson - Maven of Malt - Wins James Beard Award for Whiskey
An esteemed panel of Judges, experts in their profession and recognized by the Foundation Awards Committee, selected Michael Jackson as the recipient of the coveted James Beard Medal for his book, Whiskey - The Definitive World Guide.
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Beer Fox Tip of the Week:

May 15 to May 21, 2006 is American Craft Beer Week.  Celebrate the traditions of Europe and the innovative spirit of America.  Explore the flavor profiles of the myriad of beers being crafted by the small, independent brewers across the USA.

By visiting craft breweries during American Craft Beer Week, you can earn enough points for a free pair of pint glasses, an embroidered shirt, or a free trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado in September, 2006.

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Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:

Golfer: "Think I'm going to drown myself in the lake."
Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?"

Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course."
Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth."

Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?"
Caddy: "Yes sir, you miss the ball much closer now."

Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?"
Caddy: "Eventually."

Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world."
Caddy: "I don't think so, sir. That would be too much of a coincidence."

Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too much of a distraction."
Caddy: "It's not a watch - it's a compass."

Golfer: "How do you like my game?"
Caddy: "Very good sir, but personally, I prefer golf."

Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday?
Caddy: "The way you play, sir, it's a sin on any day."

Golfer: "This is the worst course I've ever played on."
Caddy: "This isn't the golf course. We left that an hour ago."

Golfer: "That can't be my ball, it's too old."
Caddy: "It's been a long time since we teed off, sir."

Beer News:

Sleeman Breweries, LTD. of Guelph, Ontario, Canada may be considering a possible sale of the company.  The financially struggling company has hired BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. as a financial advisor in an attempt to explore available options.

Word on the streets is that InBev, producers of Stella Artois, Beck's and Labatt brands, may be considering the purchase.

Craft Brew of the Week Award:

Red Wheat - Bear Republic Brewing Company, Healdsburg, California, USA
Style - American Pale Wheat Ale

Glistening, glittering, clear red liquid fills the glass, with thin, tight, long-lasting head that leaves tiny specks of white dew on the interior surfaces of crystal.  Sweet malt notes fill the nose, while hops threaten to break loose, surrounding your head with swirls of hypnotic aroma.

Flavors of grainy wheat and assertive hops grab your taste buds and scream for attention.  You have no choice but to answer the call.  "More!"  you say.  "Bring it on and quench my thirst!"

Beer Fox Recommended Book:

Whiskey - The Definitive World Guide
In his book, "Whiskey - The Definitive World Guide," Michael Jackson takes you through an exhilarating journey of fascination covering the ingredients, craftsmanship, and world development of whiskey.
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