|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
The session beer craze (ABV under 5%) essentially started with the huge
success of Founders All Day IPA in 2013. Today that single beer accounts
for 27% of the brewery's sales so it's no wonder other breweries followed.
The USA exports 60% of its hops to breweries around the world.
Three states - Washington, Idaho, Oregon - account for 98% of all hops
grown in the USA growing 74% of them.
We admit to liking Stilton cheese with it's crumbly and creamy traits. There are only
six dairies in the world - all in England - that are licensed to make blue Stilton. We
usually pair it with a barley wine to balance the power of the cheese.
Costco contract brews beers under the Kirkland brand label. We've tried a few and
all are okay with our favorite being their Signature Pale Ale. Good for the price.
Which country has the lowest per week per capita consumption of beer- a. Panama;
b. Venezuela; c. Namiba; d. Gabon; e. USA correct answer is E
The best brewery in Hong Kong is called Moonzen named after the Chinese door
gods, the spiritual guardians who protect spaces from evil spirits (like INBev?)
"Next to music beer was the best."
The Wife Carrying World Championships are held every year in Sonkajarvi,
Finland. First prize is the wife's weight in beer. Regional competitions are being
held throughout North American for the first time this year.
When Danish scientist Neils Bohr won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 the
Carlsberg brewery gifted him a house with a lifetime free supply of beer pipelined in.
If you had one too many the night before you might want to try this beertail
as a hair of the dog that bit you cure - mix tomato juice and a light beer
(we like a 3 juice to 1 beer ratio) then add salt and pepper.
The monks who make Westvleteren 12 (often called the best beer in the world)
never announce when it will be available and it's only sold at the monestary.
George Washington insisted his continental army be permitted a quart of
beer as part of their daily rations. Rumor has it he tried selling beer he made
at his estate, Mt. Vernon, to meet this requirement.
Beer helped Joseph Priestly discover oxygen. He noticed gases rising from the big
vats of beer at a brewery and asked to do some experiments. Fortunately he was
sober at the time of his great insight having just arrived at the brewery..
In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX. Then again
maybe the mayor just looked like a goat. We're sure about the beer part.
Ethanol, the intoxicant in beer, is a powerful antiseptic, but not a good cold remedy.
The optimal blood alcohol content to kill germs would be more than 60 percent.
Alas, that’d kill you, too. (Fatal alcohol poisoning occurs between 0.40 and 0.50 %.) .
Overall, craft beer has been a fast-growing industry, now making up over 11%
of the $102 billion domestic beer market. Case sales of craft beer jumped 18.8%
last year and easily bested the industry’s 2.1% increase
A "bung" is the large cork that seals a cask’s bunghole to
allow beer to ferment properly.
Next time you have a beer tilt the glass to see if foam adheres to the side. If it does,
that’s called “Brussels lace,” considered by some to be a sign of high-quality beer —
and almost always a sign of a properly cleaned glasses.
In 1642, the first brewery in America was built in Hoboken, New Jersey. At least
that's what they say in Hoboken, birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
A University of Chicago study found that drinking two beers helped accomplish
creative tasks. The beer broke down barriers of critical thinking and helped test
subjects think outside the box to reach more solutions to given problems.
During Prohibition, temperance activists hired a scholar to rewrite the Bible by
removing all references to alcohol beverage. We heard he was struck by lightening.
"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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It's the Blend of the
World As We
Things to Brew
You Want That in the
Craft Beer Explosion:
Friend or Foe
Houston We Have a Big
I'll Take Price Gouging
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