|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
Did you know that there's Beer on the Moon? Ah, it's a trick question. There
is a crater named Beer. It was named after scientist Wilhelm Beer.
"Isn't beer the holy libation of sincerity? The potion that dispels all hypocrisy, any
charade of fine manners? The drink that does nothing worse than incite its fans to
urinate in all innocence, to gain weight in all frankness?"
Czech writer Milan Kundera
Great summer drink - Lambic Sangria. Pour a big (750ml) bottle of Lambic into a
itcher and add two bottles 12 oz. of a Belgian wheat. Next add six ounces of
Lillet Blanc (or similar), raspberries, and orange slices. Good stuff!
The first commercial brewery in the US opened in 1612 in Manhattan, NY. It was
owned by Adrian Block and Hans Christiansen. The business lasted 20 years.
The dimpled beer mug came about after WWII in England replacing the
10 sided beer mug, which had itself replaced pewter containers that did an
excellent job in covering up how dirty the beer was. Of course the same can be
said of todays red Solo cup.
Just in case you've forgotten - lagers are best served between 44 and 48 degrees F
and ales between 44 and 52 degrees. Bigger beers should be lightly chilled while
some may be best at room temperature. If your bar serves beer too cold just order
two pints at a time, one to warm, and one to drink of course.
Brands owned by or affiliated with InBev and SAB Miller account for 71 percent of
the US beer market. SAB Miller does well off mega US and European brands like
Miller and Pilsner Urquel, where it really shines is in the global south—the company
claims to pocket 72 percent of its earnings from developing countries.
Christopher Columbus brought Sherry on his voyage to the New World.
He wasn't a beer guy.
Today, beer accounts for the single largest use of aluminum in the world.
Nearly half of the more than 4,100 breweries in the United States increased their
capacity by 10 percent or more in 2015, but according to the Brewers Association,
the vast majority of capacity in the country isn't expanding.
Plato also said "Opinions is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."
Actually we don't care about that one either.
If you head to the top of the tower on the 51st floor of 3 Logan Square (1717 Arch
Street, Philadelphia, PA), you can experience the world’s highest beer garden.
Finally, you can now combine the thrills of extreme heights and drinking.
If your beer is totally tasteless and you can see right through it your glass
might be empty. If so, blame the bartender for a slow refill.
If there's a crystal clear liquid in your glass beware, it's water and
somebody is trying to sober you up.
Luksus in Milwaukee is the first and only Michelin-starred restaurant to
serve only beer, no wine or cocktails. Bud is not one of the beers.
In ancient and medieval times the job of making beer fell to women. In some cultures
it was considered such an honor that only beautiful or noble women could do it. In
medieval Europe brewing was one of a housewife’s regular tasks.
Sherry was apparently the alcohol of choice for many world travelers; both
Magellan and Columbus had a lot of it on board during their respective voyages.
Magellan liked Sherry so much, in fact, that he spent more money stockpiling
the alcoholic beverage than he spent on weapons.
“A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am
drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.”
“We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our
belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers
of a well made beer.” David Sedaris
The first Thanksgiving Day didn’t include mashed potatoes, turkey and
all other foods that we usually eat on this particular day. However, there was
beer, brandy, gin and wine.
In 1964, Congress declared Bourbon to be the official spirit of the United States.
Beer did not have a strong enough lobby.
"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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