"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers

Looking for a good drinking movie while sheltering in place?  Here are a few good
one - any James Bond movie (stir don't shake your beer), Animal House - when
John Belushi chugs you do too, Casablanca - a few Triple IPAs and you'll think
you're in Rick’s Café América, any of the Thin Man films.  When they drink a
martini you might want to have a session beer since they really drink a lot.

Two new beers that surprised us since we didn't expect much - Stone Cold Steve
Austin's Broken Skull Pale Ale and Captain Pabst Seabird IPA.  We particularly like
the former. It's not a celebrity ripoff.  The Pabst was a tasty session ale.

We strongly advise all our readers to drink responsibly. We don't want your
last words will be ‘‘hold my beer and watch this.’’

Quiz time! A beer featuring sheep-dung-smoked whale testicles hails from a
brewery in which country?A. Iceland; B. China; C. Denmark, D. United States;

In medieval Europe, the average person drank 220-250 litres of beer a year! As it
had undergone fermentation, it was cleaner and safer to drink than the water. By
comparison today the Czech Republic had the highest per capita consumption of
beer in Europe with 141 liters of beer

"“Drinking really strong beer is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the
standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks yo
out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall."  
Charles Bukowski

Yeast can only survive alcohol concentrations of 14% to 18%.  
That's about our limit too.

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.

During Prohibition doctors prescribed “medical beer" but there was no such thing.  
Brewers, physicians, and imbibers only made it up to try and skirt the law. It worked,  
for nearly a year until Congress closed the "loophole".

New Hop: Lotus   Proprietary hop from Hopsteiner formerly called Experimental
#06297. It has diverse parentage, including 50% Eastern Gold (a Japanese variety),
25% Apollo, Cascade, and USDA 19058. It’s described  as having orange, vanilla,
berry, and tropical fruits and is sometimes called “orange creamsicle”

Quiz Time- part 2.  Pilsner is a variety of what beer family?? A. Ale  B  Lager
C. Hybrid; D. it's not technically a beer  
answer- b

This has nothing to do with beer except you should drink a pint or  two before
Thanks, Celebrities.  A tribute to famous folks during these hard times.

Until the 1870s and 1880s, American breweries had been essentially small scale,
local operations. By the late nineteenth century Pabst Brewing Company in
Milwaukee and Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis became the nation’s first nationally-
oriented breweries, and the first to surpass annual production of one million barrels.

“And ... and what is civilisation if it isn’t people talking to each other over a
goddamned beer?”   U.S. Grant

Comic Sans, Helvetica, and Times New Roman walk into a bar.
“Get out!” shouts the barman. “We don’t serve your type here!”

Monks were very much the preeminent brewers of the Middle Ages, with virtually
every monastery having a brewery on site. Historians credit monks with many
brewing innovations beyond the introduction of hops, including the idea of
lagering, or cold storing, beer to improve flavor.

Looking for a lighter beer, drink something that looks light. Looking for something
heavier, drink a dark beer, right? Wrong. Dark beers are just dark because of the
roast level of the malt that’s used in the beer.  It has nothing to do with the beer's
calories or alcohol level.

We like Guiness. Every pint looks like it is delivered straight from Heaven and set in
front of you on the bar. But the creamy beer is served that way mostly because of
the long, narrow taps that are used which have more nitrogen than standard taps.

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

See you next month!
More From Moore  -  nothing but beer here.....
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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