June 14 2009 Beer and Brewing Newsletter
Mondial de la Bière 2009 Gallery of Photos
More photos of the Mondial de la bière 2009 include the inside and outside of the event, Medal winners and people in the world of beer.
Mondial de la Bière 2009 Photo Gallery
The Mondial de la Bière 2009 Photo Gallery has been created to give you a birds-eye-view of the action and adventure boiling about at Windsor Station in downtown Montreal during the June 2009 festival.
MBeer Contest - Concours MBière 2009 in Montreal
Designed by Mario D’Eer, the MBeer Contest/Concours MBière at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, Quebec distinguishes itself as the crème de la crème of sensory beer competitions across the globe.
Mondial de la Biere 2009 - Taste of Japan
Mondial de la Bière 2009 officially opens at noon on Wednesday, 3 June 2009 in downtown Montreal, Quebec. For 2009, Japan brings its gastronomic individuality to this international festival.
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While drinking alcoholic beverages, the pituitary gland in the brain tends to block the production of vasopressin, an anti-diuretic hormone. Without this important chemical, the kidneys begin to function improperly by sending water directly to the bladder, instead of sending the toxins alone to the bladder and re-absorbing the water into the body. Drinkers then need to expel this water at a rate 4 times greater than the liquid they consume. The results of this is dehydration and the body becomes unable to produce an adequate amount of saliva to get rid of dead cells around the mouth and throat. One of the things that can help alleviate this is a product called "Breath Patrol." It is made of water soluble chlorophyll, citric acid and orange oil, and neutralizes the natural body acids that cause bad breath. Info:
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week
Ray & Bubba were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up.
A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.
"We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole," said Bubba, "but we don't have a ladder."
The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement, and announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches,"and walked away.
Ray shook his head and laughed. "Ain't that just like a woman! We ask for the height and she gives us the length!"
Bubba and Ray are currently working for the government...
... and helping to design the "stimulus package."
It seems that Italy has entered the Beer Renaissance, and the USA is embracing the results. At every turn, importers are discovering the fine and creative products emerging from a land known for fine wine. Birrificio del Ducata, Baladin, and Birra Artigianale are but a few of the rising stars. You may even choose to revel in the delicate flavors that arise when chestnuts become a part of the ingredient list.
Beer Fests and Events:
American Craft Beer Fest - June 19-20, 2009 - Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd in Boston, Massachusetts
The East Coast's largest celebration of American Craft Beer. For info:
Hops & Cops at Yards Brewing Company - June 28, 2009 - Yards Brewing Company, 901 N. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA - 1:00-5:00 p.m.
This Summer fundraiser celebrates with the Philadelphia Federal Order of Police and will have live music, great food and incredible beer. Event will be both inside and outside of the brewery.
Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival - July 18, 2009 - Downtown Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania - 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Micros and Craft Brews, wine from regional wineries, entertainment, tastings, and great food are delivered in this historic section in Northeastern USA. For info:
Big Beer Float River & Beer Festival - August 8-9, 2009, Ann Morrison Park Fountain Area, Boise, ID - 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
With over 50 beers, live music, dozens of great vendors, kids events, a home-brewers challenge, costume contest and lots of other great events.How about a $1000 gift certificate at Brewtopia Beer Market for the person who travels the farthest? Good deal! Info to come at:
Great American Beer Festival - September 24-26, 2009 - Colorado Convention Center, Hall F, 14th and Stout Streets. Denver, Colorado 80302 - 5:30-10:00 p.m. with one Saturday Session (members only) 12:30-4:30 p.m.
The Great American Beer Festival is listed as one of the top 1,000 places in the US to visit before you die. Tickets for this year's festival went on sale to the public June 1. Tickets for the Saturday Members-Only session have sold quickly with 42% of the tickets already sold. Thursday – Saturday evening sessions have already climbed to around 20% sold. Info at:
Strasbourg European Mondial de la Biere - October 16-18, 2009, Strasbourg Exhibition Park, (Wacken), Halls 20/21, Strasbourg (European capital & metropolis of Alsace), France - 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday
"Mondial de la Biere wanted to establish ourselves in Europe, and Strasbourg, the French beer capital, was a natural choice," said Jeannine Marois, founder and president of the Mondial de la bière. At a time of « Dégustez peu, dégustez mieux » (taste sparingly, taste better), beer is taken to a higher cultural level, where hundreds of beers from across the world will awaken European taste buds as the craft brewing world gathers full speed and strength.
Craft Beer of the Week Award
La Roja, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, Michigan, USA
Style: American Wild Ale - 7.2% ABV
Barrel aged and bottle conditioned, this assertive giant gleams bright copper with an off-ivory head. The nose fills with caramel and malt, with bourbon in the foreground. On the tongue, heat and pepper swirl around, but transform into a smooth silkiness. Flavors of whisky soaked sour-cherries and smoke mix with star anise, and disintegrate into more heat in the throat. Memorable!
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