|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
Because it was not practical to ship beer in 1944, the HMS Menestheus, a British
mine-laying ship, was converted into a floating brewery to supply beer to
British and Allied troops in the Asian theater during World War II.
When Astronaut-homebrewer Bill Readdy blasted into space aboard the Space
Shuttle Discovery he carried an unofficial package, a bag containing Cascades
hops. Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria, B.C., later makes a beer brewed with the
hops that circled the earth 128 times. Wonder if it tasted out of this world.
Saint Arnold of Metz ,one of dozens of patron saints to beer, brewers and
hop-pickers, saved thousands of people and help end a plague by
convincing people to drink beer rather than impure water. A saintly act, indeed.
Try some chocolate with your next beer (or is it beer with your next chocolate).
We recommend bigger, richer and maltier beers. Higher alcohol beers tend to
stand up to the cocoa butter better, while the malt sweetness of these bigger
styles often offers a nice compliment to the sweetness of chocolate.
Ian Nairn once described the pub as ‘the perfect place to be alone with other people’
Pabst Brewing is now anchored in Los Angeles, California, owned by Dean
Metropoulous, who bought it in 2010 for a pittance—$250 million dollars.
All that's left of it's famous original location in Milwaukee is a rotting building.
Milton Glasser who designed the famed big B logo for Brooklyn Brewing also
created the logos for Fed Ex, Target, the I Love NY campaign, and the poster
for Bob Dylan's 1967 Greatest Hits album.
FDA Dietary Guidelines allow four drinks in a row for a man
with no more than 14 per week. A bit conservative, don't you think?
A substantial number of individuals and companies are bringing beers to market
that are made in breweries that they do not own. Historically, this practice was called
contract brewing. Today, the practice can be called resident brewing, alternating
proprietorship, or somewhat offensively, gypsy’ brewing.
A thick glass, or one with a handle, protects your beer from the heat of your
hands and keeps it cooler. Beers that taste better closer to room temperature
prefer a chalice glass that the drinker can cup.
The bumps on the bottom of your beer bottle are there to make the bottle easier to
move round the factory. The friction between the bottle and the conveyor belt
needs to be just right so that the bottles don’t tip over.
The denser the beer, the less alcohol it contains. Breweries use a device called a
hydrometer that floats in the beer to calculate the density of the beer and work
out what percentage alcohol it contains.
According to recent study conducted spirits mixed with diet soda will get you
18% more inebriated than spirits mixed with the full calorie varieties. The theory
is that your body recognises full-sugar drinks as food, which slows down
alcohol absorption, whereas diet drinks don’t.
A beer belly might mean you’ve consumed a lot in the past, but it doesn’t mean
you can automatically handle more alcohol in one go than someone slimmer. In
fact, a lean person will be less affected by booze because water-rich muscle
tissues absorb alcohol effectively, preventing it from reaching the brain.
In ancient Egypt, the Nile’s bacteria content was so high the locals often drank
beer instead of water. It could still get you drunk, of course—it was essentially
nourishing soup with alcohol in it. This came in handy during the massive
construction projects of the Egyptians.
A new study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year.
Another one found that Americans drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a year.
That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles per gallon. Not bad.
"In the Bowling Alley of Tomorrow, there will even be machines that wear rental
shoes and throw the ball for you. Your sole function will be to drink beer."
See you next month!
dedicates this page
to his and
"beer for the ear"
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