|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
One of our favorite beer names is The Sun Is Closer Than The Clouds from Launch
Pad Brewery in Aurora, CO. Where did the name come from? The brewer found it
in a pamphlet at a Flat Earth Society convention. Makes sense to us.
"Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I
hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer.
Tom T. Hall
Supposedly at any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people
are drunk right now. And why do they always sit near me at the bar?
Quiz time! “'Good things come to those who wait" was an advertising slogan for
which drink?? A. Sierra Nevada Celebration; B. Guiness Stout; C. Yuengling
Old Special Ale; D. Murphy's Irish Ale; D. Coors Pink Seltzer Answer-B
Ethanol, the intoxicant in beer, is a powerful antiseptic, but not a good cold remedy.
The optimal blood alcohol content to kill germs would be more than 60 percent.
Alas, that’d kill you, too. (Fatal alcohol poisoning occurs between 0.40 and 0.50%)
"“My idea of working out is drinking whiskey - instead of beer. "
It turns out that liking beer is one of the most patriotic things a person can do.
Thomas Jefferson himself wrote portions of the Declaration of Independence while
drinking in a local Philadelphia tavern. He allegedly drank porters at that time.
New Hop Variety - Cashmere. This American hop was developed in the state of
Washington. It has some cascade-like notes, and is even sometimes called the
“Super Cascade,” It delivers tropical coconut, peach and tangerine aromas, while a
similar flavor profile paired coconut, melon, tangerine and lemongrass.
We recently decided to have a more balanced. Now we order two beers at
a time so we can hold one in each hand.
Yuengling was established in 1829 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. The first brewery in
North America began in 1642 in Hoboken, NJ. But the first beer brewed on the
continent was in Sir Walter Raleigh’s colony in Virginia. The year was 1587.
Quiz Time- part 2. What is the best way to get rid of excessive, overflowing beer
foam in your glass? A. stick a finer in it (preferably a clean one) B blow puffs of air
into it; C. 1pour a dash of salt on it;; D. gently shake the glass answer- a
Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo first brewed Pliny The “Younger” in 2005
and, at the time, it was the only beer of it’s kind: the first triple IPA.
Hop farmers plant the vines in rows and train them to climb trellises as high as 25
feet. The hop is a perennial, meaning it comes back every year. The plants can
live 20-25 years but cultivation typically lasts 12-14 years before replanting. This
rotation assures healthy, productive plants, and to allow growers to respond to
changing market demands.
According to many beer lovers the best beer in the world is Westvleteren 12. It has
an alcohol content of 10.2% and has been around since 1940. There are no labels
on it,has a yellow cap, and is brewed at by monks in Belgium at a monastery.
Beer contains hops and hops contain an antioxidant that’s been shown to ward off
dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. So, a beer a day can help keep the doctor
away. We wonder if two beers a day will keep him aways twice as long.
About 75% of the calories in beer come from its alcohol content (ABV, or
alcohol by volume), lower alcohol beers are generally lower in calories.
Ben Franklin did write about wine, musing on the miracle of the Biblical wedding at
Cana: “Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it
enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God
loves us, and loves to see us happy.” (letter to André Morellet, 1779). Apparently,
this statement has been paraphrased through the years, and “wine” replaced with
“beer”—perhaps by someone in the beer lobby with a love of colonial wit.
The word “beer” itself is thought to be derived from the Latin bibere, which means
“to drink.” However, there is a competing theory that suggests “beer” comes from
the proto-Germanic word beuwoz, which translates to “barley.” The Italians, the
Dutch, the Germans, and the French all had words that sounded similar to “beer.”
"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning."
Clay and Jay
See you next month!