|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
In 1919 when Americans heard beer would be outlawed by Prohibition many labor
unions protested with the slogan "No Beer, No Work". The threat was never carried
out and Prohibition became the law of the land for over a decade.
Sore feet? Try adding one bottle of stale beer to a small tub of warm water and
soak you feet in it. The beer's yeast will soften the skin and the alcohol will act as a
natural antiseptic. It also helps if you drink a fresh beer while doing this.
If you enjoy sweet potatoes the way we do then you might want to give this beer
a try. It's Tater Ridge Scottish Ale brewed with loads of sweet potatoes which
contribute an alcoholic kick and dryness to the beer.
What the world's oldest still operating brewery? The answer is Benedictine
Weihenstephan Abbey in Bavaria, Germany. In 1040 the monastery and its monks
established their brewery and have never stopped production since.
Try this recipe to make a sure party starter beverage - just mix two parts lager, four
parts whiskey, and two parts vodka. A few of these and it's woo-hoo time.
Quiz time (thanks for all the e-mails asking for more of this). Match the saint with his
or her beer related patronage. 1. St. Hildegard of Bingen; 2. St. Bartholomew; 3. St
Martin of Tours; 4. St. Urban of Langres; 5. St. Cuthbert. // a. Patron saint of
malsters; b. Patron saint of tavern keepers; c. Patron saint of hop growers;
d. Patron saint of coopers; e. Patron saint of mead drinkers
Answers: 1.e; 2.c; 3.a; 4.d, 5.b
"A cold beer at the end of the day is the best thing life has to offer."
Still a Guinness World Record - on 9/17/11 K.C. Murali ripped sixty-eight metal caps
from this feat in front of four witnesses at the beer bottles in one minute. K.C.
performed this act of super strength in Bangalore, India in front of witnesses..
Another Guinness World Record that we appreciate is the one for the most beers
offered by a public bar. This wondrous place is located in Brussels, Belgium. It's
the Delirium Cafe with nearly 4,000 different beers. Decisions, decisions!
Obscure beer laws - it is against state law in Teas to take more than three sips of
beer while standing (chug all you want if seated). In Nebraska state law required
that bars cook soup at the time any beer is sold. In Colorado it's illegal to drink
while on horseback.
We really like the name of a new beer from Two Roads in Connecticut -
Roadsmary's Baby. The beer is a traditional pumpkin aged in rum barrels that
give the brew notes of oak, vanilla, and, of course, rum.
As you celebrate the end of Daylight Savings time try this mix we call "It's Sweet to
Fall Back an Hour" - pour one bottle of any chilled Russian Imperial Stout into large
bowl. Add 1/4 cup of sweetned condensed milk, a pinch each of cinnamon and
nutmeg. If you like, then add one packet of cocoa mix. Stir and enjoy.
We enjoy having beer in a traditional 'rathskeller'. The word is derived from the
German 'rathaus', meaning a town hall, and 'keller', meaning a cellar. It's usually
spelled Ratskeller in the United States.
Fill in the blank: _________ is a 'sweet infusion of ground malt or other grain
before fermentation, used to produce beer and distilled malt liquors.
A Finnish study singled out beer among other alcoholic beverages, finding that it
was better for your kidneys. In fact, each bottle of beer you drink reduces the risk
of developing kidney stones by 40%.
"He who has not been in a tavern knows not what a paradise is."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"A great craft beer is bottled poetry."
"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning."
Clay and Jay
See you next month!e with nearly 4,00
dedicates this page to his
"beer for the ear"