Ice Cream Beer

Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing and
Vermont ice cream baron Ben & Jerry’s have
introduce Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale – a  
ice cream that consists of New Belgium Brown
Ale Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Swirls and
Fudge Brownies.  The treat, which will be sold
in pints around the country, is the second
collaboration between the two companies,
which introduced Salted Caramel Brownie
Brown Ale (ABV: 6.3%) earlier this year. The
beer hit st ore shelves last month. Both will be
available through the holiday season.

The idea is not new however. Some minor
league ballparks have serve beer milkshakes.
GA-based Frozen Pints sells  craft beer ice
creams, which have alcohol levels to 3.2%.

(Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale only contains
trace elements of alcohol, similar to what a
vanilla bean leaves,

Clean Your Glass Properly

Fact:  there is a difference between clean and beer-clean!

A glass that has been run through a dishwasher or hand washed with dish soap will
appear perfectly clean but there can be residue left behind in the glass that can aide in
ruining a perfectly crafted beer.  This will show itself in the form of tiny carbonation bubbles,
sometimes in clusters, clinging to the side of your glass.  These nucleation points are the
death of beer as it will create rapid evaporation of CO2 which will destroy the head and
head retention.  This is where all of the volatile aromatics of beer live and without a
beautiful aroma, one cannot properly taste the beer in their glass.

One way to avoid this is to use a dishwasher with low suds detergent and once air dried,
use a soft cloth to polish the inside of the glass.  Avoid cloths that shed fibers as they
can be left behind in the beer.  

Using the same glass at home during a drinking session? The best way to get it back to
being beer-clean is to give it a few cold or warm water rinses until all previous beer
remnants are washed away.

These extra steps help in enjoying a beer at its peak potential.   Trust us, the brewers
who worked tirelessly to hand make the beer will appreciate it.

Feature News  
Edited by Jim Attacap
the crossroads of the beer world
Becks Refund Now Official

Beer drinkers who're miffed that Beck's is
actually made in the United States can get a
small payout through a class-action settlement
just approved by a judge.  If you bought bottles
or cans of Beck's beer at a retail outlet from
May 1, 2011, to June 23, 2015, in the USA you
could receive $12 per household if you don't
have a receipt or $50 if you have proof of
purchase.  A U.S. District Court judge in Florida
approved a settlement over allegations of
deceptive packaging that included $3.5 million in
attorney fees, though the total settlement will be
determined by the number of claims.

The original lawsuit alleged that the beer brand
marketed "Germany quality" and that the beer
was made under "German Purity Law of 1516,
though it was made in St. Louis by A-B, InBev.

About 1.7 million U.S. households may qualify or
the payout..