August 27 2006 Beer and Brewing Newsletter
Beer Cookery - Newburg Salmon in Parchment
The Beer Fox says, “Tasty seafood, locked with the flavor of herbs in parchment, is a flavorful-treat in this zesty sauce.”
Patriot Brewer Collection Recreates a Taste of the Colonies
Despite the ragtag historical recipes available, Jim Koch, with the help of experts on Colonial America, recreated four authentic beers for the connoisseur market.
Mississippi Mud Black & Tan - An American Phenomenon
There is a bit of magic in elusiveness, but Mississippi Mud may be considered the end product of an American dream.
Beer Fox Tip of the Week:
The FAIR OAKS'toberfest is a beer lovers' festival, featuring over 60 different beers from across the country and across the globe - from California to Hawaii, Maine to Montana, Colorado to Oregon and Washington, The Czech Republic, Germany and more. Festival lovers will delight in unlimited beer tasting, great food and the live music of Strictly For Kicks. The Fest will be held in beautiful Fair Oaks Park, Madison Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, California, USA, on September 30, 2006 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m.
Discounted pre-festival tickets are available on the Fair Oaks Festival Website for $18. Website: http://www.matsonian.com/oktoberfest/index.htm
Tickets the day of the event are $20. Designated driver and youth (16-20) tickets are also available on the day of the event for $5 (includes 2 complimentary sodas) Children under 16 are Free. The FAIR OAKS'toberfest benefits the Fair Oaks Recreation Foundation.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week:
There are several men in the locker room of a private club after exercising. Suddenly a cell phone rings. A man picks it up and the following conversation ensues:
"Honey, It's me."
"Are you at the club?"
"Great! I am at the mall 2 blocks from where you are. I saw a beautiful mink coat... It is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Can I buy it?"
"What's the price?"
"Well, OK, go ahead and get it, if you like it that much..."
"Ahhh, and I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the 2006 models. I saw one I really liked. I spoke with the salesman and he gave me a really good price ... and since we need to exchange the BMW that we bought last year..."
"What price did he quote you?"
"OK, but for that price I want it with all the options."
"Great!, before we hang up, something else..."
"It might look like a lot, but I was reconciling your bank account and...I stopped by the real estate agent this morning and I saw the house we had looked at last year ... it's for sale!! Remember? The one with a pool, English Garden, acre of park area, beachfront property..."
"How much are they asking?"
"Only $1,850,000... a magnificent price, and I see that we have enough in the bank to cover..."
"Well, than go ahead and buy it, but just bid $1,820,000. OK?"
"OK, sweetie... Thanks! I'll see you later!! I love you!!!"
"Bye... I do too..."
The man hangs up, closes the phone's flap and raises his hand while holding the phone and asks to all those present:
"Does anyone know who this phone belongs to?"
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Craft Brew of the Week Award:
HopFish - Flying Fish Brewing Company, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, USA
Style - American IPA
On the pour, crystalline amber highlights activate the salivary glands, intensifying as the creamy, eggshell head of froth leaves curtains of thick lace on the glass. The head slowly falls to a thin cap, while aromas of grapefruit, pine forest, flowers and earth captivate the olfactory senses, backed by solid malt. Flavors of biscuits and honey touch the tongue, with sweetness pulled back by citrus flavors of orange peel, grapefruit and a lingering, gentle pinecone bitterness. A light, crisp mouthfeel adds to the drinkability. The slick and easy-going profile makes this a perfect session beer and Summer quencher.
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