"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers

Legend has it aht the German beer glass know as a boot was made popular after a
WWI general swore he'd drink from his boot if his troops won the next battle.
Supposedly he had a glassblower make a new boot made to keep his promise after
his victory. There are other theories but if you see a boot give it a try. It's a fun
experience we've had and won't likely do again. It holds too much beer.

How to make a basic Half and Half (Black and Tan).  You'll need a stout for the  top
and any lighter colored beer for the bottom.  Traditionally It's Guinness with Harp
Lager  It's what it sounds like, two beers in one pint.  But there's a trick to it .  First,
pour the lighter colored beer into your glass at an angle so a small head forms.
Then caefully pour the stout over the back of a spoon so it falls evenly over the
lighter beer.  The best Half and Half we've had is called Heaven and Hell.  It's a mix
of Dogfish 120 and their World Wide Imperial Stout. Average ABV 18-19%!

When beer is poured into a frosted glass condensation can dilute the flavor. Even
worse, low temperature prevents the release of aromatics and stops your palate
from picking up all the delectable subtleties of the beer.  If your bar routinely serves
craft beer in chilled pints they are totally clueless.

"Beer doesn't solve your problems - but neither does milk..".

Beer pairings for dessert - keep the beer sweeter than th food and avoid the
intense beers  You don't want to overwhelm that cherry pie.

Try this beer cocktail recipe for something called the Brooklyn Tai.  You start with
Brooklyn Lager (or any other Vienna style lager).  Combine in 3/4 oz. of almond
juice, 3/4 oz. of lime juice, 2 dashes of bitters, and 1 oz of spicy rum.  Shake the
ingredients then strain into a pilsner glass.  Top with beer to and garnish with lime.  

Yoga and beer make a great pairing. Breweries around the country are opening
yoga classes followed by a free pint and the reception has been phenomenal.  
Check you local brewery to see if they are having a yoga.  It's usually done on the
weekend before the brewery opens for a nominal fee.

With the tag line "Have your beer and eat it too" there are now companies making
beer ice cream.  These pints offer a sweet twist on the brewer's art.  Don't be
confused - the original ones do contain alcohol so it's not for the kiddies.

Instead of an expensive deep conditioner, use a can or two of beer as a hair rinse in
the shower. After shampooing and using your regular conditioner, pour the beer
over your strands, and then do a final rinse with plain water. It guarantees smooth
and luxurious locks. Make sure you wash out your tub after to avoid stickiness.

If you're going out of town for a while, or you're just too lazy to constantly water your
plants, your love of beer can actually save their lives! Rinse out a bottle and fill it
with water, then stick it upside down in the dirt. The water will seep out as the soil
dries, effectively watering your plants.  .

Big party and need people to use the same glass? No need for permanent-
markered names, no more beer charms, and no more beer cozies to keep track of
whose beer is whose. Stick to the basics by wrapping different colored rubber bands
around glasses for an easy yet subtle way to keep track of everyone's drinks.

Beer polishes wood. Test out a small section with a soft cloth first and you'll
never need to restock your furniture polish. again

Q: You know what's bad about drinking beer?
A: Nothing.

1. Is Hoptimus Prime a real beer?; 2 Is Nasal Assault a real beer?; 3.Is Stupid Sexy
Flanders  a real beer? 4. Is Shut Thi Gob a real  beer?
Answers::1. yes; 2. no; 3. yes; 4. yes

Vikings believed that when they died, a giant goat would be waiting for them.
Of course, this goat’s udders had an unending supply of beer.

Not all “malts” contain gluten. Many people think that a malt is a gluten-based
product, but any grain can be "malted". Gluten-free grains included maize,
sorghum and rice, amongst others


"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning."

Clay and Jay

See you next month!
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favorite band,
Lunch Hour-
Six Pack
"beer for the ear"
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