|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
Hello everyone. Thanks for all the supportive e-mails. Once again I'm doing the
heavy lifting with this month's article. Ha. Just teasing Clay. Actually we've
collaborated on this one. Hope you enjoy it. See you next month.
If you took all the beer consumed in the US in one year you could fill out one of
every twenty-five residential in-ground pools in the country. If you put the same
beer in a single keg, the keg would measure 1,429 feet tall and 870 feet wide. If
you put it into standard 12 oz. cans it would amount to one can for every
American over 21, each day of the week (except Sunday) for full year!
A Belgian Pale Ale matches best with spicy lemongrass soup. Really.
Having one too many is feeling sophisticated when you can't say it.
The term "ale" refers to the type of yeast used in brewing. Ales are fermented at
warmer temperatures (60-75F). the advantage to this is quicker fermentation and
the creation of byproducts known as "esters". Esters add a floral or frutiy character
the beer as seen in many pale ales, IPAs, and barley wines.
Beer helped heal the wounds of a fractured nation after Prohibition. It saved
countless people from waterborne illnesses in the early years of civilization.
Even more, this very same elixir can refresh you on a hot day!
ESB stands for Extra Special Bitter but it's not bitter. It's usually a pale ale with an
ABV under 5%. A bit wimpy for USA hop heads but still a great style.
Try a Blonde Ale with any white fish. The citrus notes in the beer go well
with a light squeeze of lemon over the fish.
What do George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, H.L. Mencken, Hunter S.
Thompson, and Kathy Ireland have in common? All were brewed beer.
No poems can live long or please that are written by water drinkers.
Some sources credit Charlie and Ernie Otto, Wyoming pub owners, with the creation
of the modern growler - a 64 ounce jug for taking home beer from the brewery.
A neutron walks into a bar. "I'd like a beer," he says. The bartender serves him
a beer. "How much will that be?: asked the neutron.
"For you," the bartender replies, "no charge".
The hop plant was introduced to the US from England in 1629. The first large scale
hop yard was established in 1808 in the state of New York. By the mid-1900's
Wisconsin had become the major producer of the crops. Today the Yakima Valley
in Washington state produces nearly 75% of the hops grown in the USA.
According to the famous "Code of Hammurabi" if a priestess
entered a tavern for drink "that woman shall be burned'.
Pennsylvania has had more breweries in its history than any other state. However it
is the only state in which you cannot simply go to a store and buy a six pack.
Seven beers and two Scotches have the same effect for as a sleeping pill
but will give you a hangover in the morning.
George Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing once said "If my mother was tied up
and held for ransom, I might think about making a light beer."
The term "double" or "dubbel" comes from Trappist brewing monks. The first dubbel
was brewed at the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle in the Flanders region of Belgium.
The firs written record of sale of a dubbel ale - think a strong brown ale- was in 1861.
Irish wedding toast: Health and long life to you, land without rent to you,
a child every year to you, and death in Old Ireland.
dedicates his page
to his and
"beer for the ear"
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