|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
A few crazy laws that are still on the books (though not enforced): Wyoming - a
woman who is not standing more than five feet from a bar while drinking can be
arrested; Kentucky - it is illegal to sell alcohol on Election Day; Nebraska - a bar
owner cannot sell beer unless he is simultaneously cooking soup; North Dokata - it
is illegal to sell beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar or restaurant;
Missouri- drunkenness is an "inalienable right "
"That's the problem with drinking, I though as I poured myself a beer. If something
bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink
in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen."
Thirteen states in the USA still enforce Prohibition era liquor laws banning the
sales of spirits on Sundays. They are Alabama, Connecticut, Indiana,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.
When beer judges speak about the body of a beer they refer to the consistency and
flavor of the beer, not necessarily the color. The body is also known as "mouthfeel"
When beer has been exposed to too much light or has been stored too long it
develops an unmistakable smell of a skunk. If you get such a beer at the bar send
it back. The bar owner however is stuck since most distributors won't accept it back .
Here are some of our favorite beer cocktails: The House of Ale: pour 1 oz. of rum
into a pint of amber ale. Do not stir. Double Trouble - pour 1/2 pint of beer into a
chilled mug. Add 2 oz. of chilled vodka. Stir slightly. Velvet Hammer - mix 6 ounces
of imperial porter and 6 oz. of port wine. Dangerous but good.
How did people brew without the modern conveniences of steam jackets or direct
heat? For brewers in the Middle Ages, hot rocks were the often used to conduct
heat. When dropped in a wooden vat filled with wort, the heated rocks
had a cauldron effect, causing the wort to boil vigorously over a period of
several minutes. This resulting brew became known as "stein beer."
"Real ale" refers to the methods by which beer is made, fermented, stored, and
dispensed. It is made with traditional ingredients, unfiltered and unpasteurized. The
yeast is still active and conditioning the beer and it is served without the use of
carbon dioxide. All beers served at the GBBF are real ales.
"Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable."
Researchers at the University of Western Ontario found that micronutrients called
polyphenols in one 12-ounce bottle of beer create protective levels of plasma
antioxidants that can prevent heart disease. But at three bottles a day, the
cardiovascular benefits of beer are reversed by the pro-oxidants your body
creates as it metabolizes excess ethanol.
The Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ served over 750 different beers in 2014
which helped it to be voted best beer bar in the East in one national poll.
Beer was considered so vital a nutritional staple for British soldiers that when
the British army and navy couldn't supply their own beer, they provided their
troops with cash allowances to purchase it. The high concentration of B vitamins
from the grain and yeast were vital to good health on long overseas missions.
British soldiers in Upper Canada were given a daily beer allowance of a penny,
sufficient to purchase six pints of ale from a local pub.
Saint Arnulf of Metz, a seventh century Bishop of the Catholic Church is
known as the Patron Saint of Brewers for his “spirited” preaching’s against
the evil of drinking water!
Egyptian tablet was found with this inscription dated to around 2200 BC..
“The mouth of a perfectly contented man is filled with beer”
The ‘33’ on a bottle of Rolling Rock was originally a printer’s error. It refers to
the 33 words in the original slogan. It has generated enough mystery over
the years that the company left it in the label. At least that's our version.
In Bavaria, beer is legally defined as a staple food. The same is true in the
BeerNexus cafeteria which explains why we love lunchtime here at work.
"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning."
Clay and Jay
See you next month!
dedicates this page
to his and
"beer for the ear"
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Craft Beer Explosion:
Friend or Foe
Houston We Have a Big
I'll Take Price Gouging
for $200, Alex