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June 17 2007 Beer and Brewing Newsletter

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Chilkoot Charlie's - A Photo Gallery
Chilkoot Charlie’s Photo Gallery has been created by The Beer Fox to bring you a little closer to the adventure and creativity that is a part of the Alaskan landscape.

Chilkoot Charlie's - World Famous Night Spot of Anchorage
Could Chilkoot Charlie’s be a museum in disguise? It is no wonder that it draws record-breaking crowds and non-stop applause from across the country.

Gluten Free Beer - Belgian Style from Green's
Belgium has long had a reputation for launching beers that step outside the circle of traditional German Pilseners and Altbiers. Now Belgian Beer has gone one step beyond...into the realm of Gluten Free Beer.

Beer Fox Tip of the Week:

Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA is now open, with multiple dining levels and bars, a casual "Biergarten," the very elegant "Hamilton Room," and a lower lounge called "Silk" that is as seductive as its name.
Location and phone:
812-816 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
Summer beer festivals are gearing up, so make your plans early:

June 21 – 23 - The American Homebrewers Association 29th Annual National Homebrewers Conference
Denver, Colorado, USA
For details:

June 29-July 1 - The Seattle International Beerfest
Mural Ampitheater, Seattle Center
Seattle, Washington, USA
For details:

July 13-15 - The 2007 Portland International Beerfest
N Park Blocks in the Pearl, Downtown Portland, Oregon USA
For details:

July 28 - 2007 State College Microbrewers and Importers Exposition
State College, Pensylvania, USA
For details:

Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:

Life lessons:

My husband and I divorced over religious differences.
He thought he was God, and I didn't.
Marriage is a three-ring circus:
Engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.
For Sale:
Wedding dress, size 8.
Worn once by mistake.
There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman:
Before marriage and after marriage.
The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed way too qualified for the job.
Look Miss," said the foreman, "have you any actual experience in picking lemons?"
”Well, as a matter of fact, yes!" she replied. "I've been divorced three times."

Beer News:

Beer-Mania! Beer Cultural Tours just returned from the 1st Great Belgium Beer Tour, including every province in Belgium. The tour lasted 10 days, and included 34 locations - Les Trois Fourquets, Fantome, Cantillon, Chimay, Drei Fonteinen, Rodenbach, Westmalle, Kulminator, Achel, and more - and 7 hotels in 4 countries. An amazing tour with an amazing host!

Craft Beer of the Week Award

Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

An impressive gold, red, and black label announces Local 1 in a beautifully embossed, brown bottle with cork and cage. Upon the pop, aromas of earth, bready yeast, peaches, tropical mango, and honey-touched grains captivate the nose. In the glass, the hazy orange body supports a persistent white head, while swirls of Belgian lace stick to the sides. Made with demerara sugar, the volcanic soil imparts a minerally character to the flavor. Trace wisps of thyme blend with flavors of fresh melon, apple, nut bread, saison earthiness, tobacco, and honey. The palate warms in the 9% ABV and finishes dry.

Is it a Tripel, strong Saison, or a Belgian Strong Ale? Like a Trappiste Beer, Local 1 undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle...and true quality is reflected in the superb taste.


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