August 28 2010 Beer and Brewing Newsletter
Happy Birthday Beer
Never could he imagine, at that point in his life, that he would eventually have a granddaughter, nor that she would share his summer birthday. Nor could he have ever imagined that this little girl...
Bus Collision at Monk's Cafe
At approximately 2:15 a.m. on this quiet Tuesday morning, a SEPTA bus crashed into the front wall of Monk’s Café & Beer Emporium, the world-class Belgian beer bar and restaurant, located at 16th and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Summer Beer & Glassware - Belgian Chic
Our rooftop venue adopts the tone of a Viennese coffee house...joie de vivre, Bohemian kitsch. Elegant, hedonistic, lively...
Beer Float Recipes - Sweet Seduction
You are a beer lover, and as such, possess a super-human power to overcome the heat. Exotic? Intemperate?
Grills - Grilling Tools - Beer Can Chicken RecipeAs the sun warms overhead and bronze bodies line the beach, thoughts of easy cooking fill your head. Outdoor grilling becomes a passion, making no exception for the occasional rainy day.
Grilling With Beer Workshop - Marinades – Recipes
In his book, The Dictionary of Popular Food/Nutrition Misbeliefs, German food chemist Udo Pollmer recommends that soaking red or white meats in beer, before grilling, reduces the formation of cancer-causing HCA’s (heterocyclic amines), and actually prevents the formation of these compounds.
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Beer Fox Tip of the Week
Want to win a trivia game about beer? Here are some little known beer facts to keep in your bag of tricks:
Schwarzbier was re-discovered after the Berlin Wall fell.
St. Florian used a beer to extinguish a fire in the German city of Nuremburg.
Tall conical glasses help retain effervescence in Pilsner beers.
The term 'Urquell" means "Original source" in German.
When the font face of the title "Heineken" was designed, the shape of the "e" was to be subliminally similar to a smile.
Beer Fox Laugh of the Week
A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.
He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects...
He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him."
I noticed the "What Would Jesus Do" bumper sticker, the "Choose Life" license plate holder, the "Follow Me to Sunday-School" bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk; naturally...I assumed you had stolen the car.
The Bootlegger’s Society, the local consortium of Durango’s four award-winning craft brewers, has established the Durango Bootlegger’s Society Fund under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Southwest Colorado.
The affiliation with the Community Foundation will allow the breweries to collectively donate funds to non-profits as well as organize fundraising events and obtain a liquor license (needed for beer-related events) through the Foundation. Independent donations made directly to the Bootlegger’s Fund will also be tax-deductible.
For further information regarding the Community Foundation of Southwest Colorado, or to contribute to the Bootlegger’s Society Fund on-line, visit http://www.swcommunityfoundation.org
Beer Fests and Events:
The 29th edition of the Great American Beer Festival - September 16-18, 2010 - Colorado Convention Center, Denver Colorado Th: 5:30-10:00 pm, Fri: 5:30-10:00 pm, Sat: 12:30-4:30 pm and 5:30-10:00 pm
America's greatest beer celebration: 3 fabulous days of festivities, 552 breweries, 2,200 beers and 49,000 + attendees. In addition to all these great beers, attendees can participate in the Farm to Table Session, Beer & Food Pavilion, Brewers' Studio Pavilion, video podcasts, and more.
The 2nd edition of the Mondial de la bière - October 22-24, 2010 - Exhibition Park (Wacken), Strasbourg, France
100 breweries and 400 outstanding beers, beer & cheese workshops, restaurants on-site, and presentations on the history of beer from grain to the glass, including live brewing demonstrations. For information: http://www.mondialbierestrasbourg.com/
Craft Beer of the Week Award
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
American Double Imperial Stout - 9.5% ABV
Blackest coffee with smooth-as-silk mouthfeel. Aromas of fresh, intense Javanese coffee, with obsidian drenched semi-sweet chocolate on the palate. A true winner!
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