|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
In 1909 President Theodore Roosevelt set sail for Africa with 250 people, Legend
has it he also brought 500 gallons of beer. For years Schlitz ran print ads claiming
TR had packed their brew. The truth - Roosevelt preferred mint juleps, but the tale
and the campaign continued until the beginning of the 21st century.
Fort Collins' Odell Brewery gives all its spent grains to area dairy farmers. There is
not truth to the belief that milk from cows eating the grains have alcoholic content.
Many people (actually 3) have asked us to name our favorite lambic. Pending a
payoff to change our mind the answer is Lindeman's Peche despite its low ABV.
We are not fans of any beer that uses "session" as part of it's name. However if we
were forced to recommend one it would be Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA. It
has lots of hop flavor, notes of mango and an intense dry bitterness, some light
malt, and a finish.
In 2015 New York became the first state to have a state beer; it was
called Statewide Pale Ale.
A recent study of tweets found that Americans post more about beer than they
do about church on Twitter. We have no comment.
Mr. Leon Wesley of Louisiana was buried with a case of Budweiser in his casket.
It was his dying request. And yes, the cans were full of beer.
Jane Austen, one of the most widely read authors in English Literature was an
accomplished home brewer. She learned from her mother..
Sierra Nevada's Hop Hunter was uses whole cone hops in torpedo infuser along
with wet hop oil. The oil is responsible for its huge hop aromatics.
Family get together holiday drinking game - take one sip of beer for every time
someone says they don't see each other often enough. Take two sips when being
compared to anyone else in the room. Take three sips after attempting to eat any
food out of politeness to whomever brought it. Take 4 sips every time you wish
you would have stayed away.
Quiz time - match the fictional beer to its television show.
Beers: 1. Lobrau; 2. Schraderbrau; 3. Board Shorts Ale; 4. Rocket Fuel Malt
Liquor; 5. Dharma Initiative. Shows: a. Pretty Little Liars; b. Futurama; c. Lost;
d. News Radio; e. Breaking Bad. Answers: 1b, 2c, 3a, 4d, 5c
The Lion Brewery built in 1905 is the second largest in Pennsylvania. For years
Lion's caps have beer collectors items. We have no idea why.
Next time you indulge with sugar cookies try pairing it with a pale ale. The beer's
hops and yeast will take down the overall sweetness of the cookie. If you're having
chocolate cake try a milk stout. If you don't have cookies or cake it's okay just to
drink the beer by itself.
In 2013 the first officially sanctioned trppist brewery in the USA began brewing at St.
Joseph's Abbey of Spencer, MA. They also sell preserves but nobody cares.
"Any beer can't be tasted in sip to be appreciated."
If anyone ever chastises you for enjoying a beer before noon tell them that
Queen Elizabeth I, supreme monarch of England, supposedly drank a pint
or two of strong ale with breakfast every day.
Here is our recipe for a ale based eggnog guaranteed to keep you warm on a
freezing winter day - 1. Start with an eggnog base by whisking 4 egg yolks and 1/4
cup muscovado sugar, add 2 cups of whole milk, 1 cup of heavy cream and 1/2
teaspoon of nutmeg. 2. Whip egg whites until they make soft peaks. Add 1
teaspoon of sugar. Fold into yolk mixture. 3. Mix 3/4 bottle of your favorite strong
holiday ale with a shot of your favorite booze (rum is fine for us) and top with 6 oz. of
the eggnog. If all that is too much work just have the shot with the beer.
"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
and Beer Nexus'
"beer for the ear"