"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers

A relatively modest number of new breweries opened in 2019, but the new total
should be close to 8,450 — which represents 38 percent of the world’s
22,000-plus breweries..

Colorado’s drinkers — for the first time since Prohibition — just started buying
full-strength beer from more than 1,000 grocery stores in 2020.

Tennessee has the highest beer excise tax at $1.29. At 30 cents per gallon, the
nationwide average of 33 cents per gallon. The excise tax is a business tax on
what they produce that is often passed on to consumers.

Quiz time! Here's an easy one. Which company is the largest craft brewer in the
United States?  A. Cigar City, ;B. Victory Brewing,; C. Yuengling Brewing;
D. Coors; E. Trick question, none are craft breweries

According to the Asociación de Cerveceros de España, Spain’s brewers association,
no alcohol beers account for 13 percent of total beer sales. Today, Spaniards are
the world’s largest consumers of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beer.

There are many studies that show abstaining from beer or other alcoholic
beverages is a health risk factor. It increases the chances of poor health and
shorter life.  There are also studies that show the opposite.  We believe the former.

A barrel of beer in the U.S. holds 31 gallons. This is enough to fill about 330
twelve-ounce bottles or our super sized growler..

The final stats for 2019 are in for the largest selling beers in the US.  Care to
guess? If you said Biggest sellers of 2019 - 1. Bud Light, 2. Miller Lite, 3. Coors
Light, 4. Michelob Ultra, 5.Blue Moon you'd be right..

the majority of America’s craft breweries make fewer than 1,000 barrels of beer a
year.In comparison Anheuser-Busch produces 125 million barrels of beer a year
at 32 breweries around the world (12 in the US).

The White Sox have unveiled a beer made in collaboration with Goose Island, a first
for the South Side team.The beer, dubbed Sox Golden Ale, will be available during
the upcoming season. It will not be available for the World Series since the
Whit Sox will not be in it.

Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road,
and he will soon discover why beer was invented."
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Quiz time part 2.  A beer engine is: A: The motorized mechanism that powers an
electronic brewing system;; B: An experimental car motor converted to run on beer.
C: A manual pump used to dispense cask beers; D: Beer engine? Good question,
but I just open my second beer and don't care.
Answer: c

"What I like about playing America is you can be pretty sure you're not going to get
hit with a full can of beer when you're singing.  A few empties, maybe, but never full."
Joe Strummer

Wort is a key component to the brewing process. Essentially a soup made by
steeping crushed malts in hot water to convert the starches to sugars (these
sugars will later act as yeast food), the wort is this strained liquid that gets
transferred to the brew kettle before hops and yeasts are added.

Beer 101 -  The yeasts in lager production lie at the bottom of the tank and ferment
the beer slowly and at a cool temperature. Ales, on the other hand, ferment from the
top at warmer temperatures that speed up the overall fermentation process. Can
you detect a difference between the two? You bet. Lagers are traditionally light and
crisp, whereas ales can be fuller-bodied.

"You can only drink 30 or 40 glasses of beer a day, no matter how rich you are."
Adolphus Busch

Every gallon of beer produced nets about 1.7 pounds of wet spent grain. But
“spent” is a misnomer, as the remaining substance is low in sugar and rich in fiber,
protein, biotin, folic acid, riboflavin and minerals such as calcium and magnesium.  It
is often re-used in things ranging from animal feed or bread making.

"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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Clay Moore
dedicates this page to his
favorite band,
Lunch Hour-
Six Pack
"beer for the ear"
It's time for more ......TALES OF ALES

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