"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers

Hangover helpers:  1. Try a scalp massage.  The gentle massaging will stimulate
blood flow and ease headache pains.  2.  Take two capsules of milk thistle before
or while drinking.  This herb protects liver cells by fighting toxins.  3. Crush several
dried thyme leaves and pour hot water over them to make tea.  

If you order a Scotch ale it should have a dark reddish hue with smells of sweet malt,
grain, and dried fruit.  Expect flavors of sweet malt, dried plum, raisins, and syrup.
And for the record a Scotch ale is different than a Scottish ale.  Really.

"Give a man a beer, wast an hour.  Teach a man to brew and waste a lifetime."
Bill Owen

Try this easy beer cocktail - the Lunch Box.  It's a mixture of orange juice and beer.  
It's that simple.  Goes well with Cheeios floating in stout (never milk) for breakfast.

Put a think, yeasty beer in your bath as you run the water to create a tub full of
foamy goodness.  The yeast, left on you after the bath will promote smoother,
healthier skin.  And don't drink the bath water.

"Do not cease to drink beer, to eat, to intoxicate thyself, to make love,
and celebrate the good days."
Ancient Egyptian Proverb

The Great American Beer Fest is in the Guinness Book of World Records
for most beers tapped in one location.

Basic beer terms:  
Adjunct- unmalted grain used as a source of sugar;
Alpha acid - a sticky, bitter resin found in hops which imparts bitterness to
the finished beer;
Aroma - the smell produced by the raw ingredients,
Kieselsol: fining agent that helps clarify beer and prevent unwanted ordors/flavors.

"A lady came up to me and said, 'Sir, you are drunk', to which I replied, 'I am drunk
today, madam, but tomorrow I shall be sober, but you will still be ugly."
Winston Churchill

The best glass to use with a Belgian dubbel or tripel is the goblet or chalice.
It is designed to maintain a proper head, enhance the smells, and, of course,
allow for easier big gulps.  Bottoms up!  (just kidding)

Make some chili cheese cornbread for a real treat.  Get a box of muffin mix, add an
egg, 2 teaspoons of butter, 1/2 cup of chopped green chili peppers, 1/2 cup of
cheddar cheese, a teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and then the secret ingredient -
23/4 cup of Mexican beer.  Finish by drinking the remaining beer.

The oldest real craft brewery by our mind (sorry Yuengling, you don't qualify)
east of Boulder, CO  is Bell's.  It was founded as Kalamazoo Brewing in 1983.

What beer style is reddish amber, has smells of yeast and sweet malt with
cirtus/pine and features flavors of soft, freshly  baked bread with some malty
sweetness followed by a slightly bitter hop finish?   Answer- Vienna lager.

German terms to know if you go to Oktoberfest:  Fetznrausch:  totally drunk;
Gamsbart: traditional Bavarian hat adornment; Gneed: dumpling

"One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams."
John Milton

In 1516 Duke Wilhelm IV issued the German Purity Law stating that all German
beers must be made with only water, malted barley or wheat, hops, and yeast.

Drinking game:  Beer Pot.  A player drinks as little or as much as beer from a
pitcher. When the player stops he passes the pitcher to the next person.  The
pitcher is passed around the table until it is finished.  The player who finishes the
pitcher is the winner.  The person who drank immediately before the winner is the
loser and must buy the next pitcher.  Note-do not use good beer for this dumb game.

Home brewing takes time.  In general ales require a minimum of five weeks before
they are ready to drink:   one week to ferment, one week to condition, and three
weeks to mature.  Lagers require double that
"A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man he was when sober.  
A real alcoholic is not the same man at all.  Therein is the difference."
Raymond Chandler

Russia may be famous for vodka but in the middle of Moscow is one of the most
famous German beer bars in Europe - Bavarius.  It has large wooden communal
tables, oompah music, liter beer steins, barmaids in traditional German attire, and a
menu of Bavarian specialties.  The also have an outdoor beer garden.

"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning."
Clay and Jay

See you next month!
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Clay Moore
dedicates this page
to his and
Beer Nexus'
favorite band,
Lunch Hour-
Six Pack
"beer for the ear"
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