Beer doesn't make you fat, it makes you lean…on tables, chairs and random people.
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
I don't recycle because it makes me look like a huge alcoholic to my garbage collector.
I would buy you a drink, but I would be jealous of the glass.
A neutron walks into a bar and orders an IPA. The bartender sets the craft brew down and says, “For you, no charge!”
Life is too short to drink cheap beer.
My body is not a temple – it is a microbrewery with legs!
My doctor told me to watch my drinking, so now I drink in front of a mirror.
Some things are better left unsaid, but I will probably have a few craft brews and say them anyway!
Money can’t buy you happiness…just kidding, yes it can, if it is used to buy good beer!
Life and beer are very similar – chill for best results.
Beer doesn’t turn people into someone they are not, it just makes them forget to hide that part of themselves.
A Mayan asks his friend if he wants a beer to which he replies, “I’m working on this calendar, but I guess if I don’t finish, it’s not the end of the world.”
Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
BREW NEWS REVIEWS
by Bill Lau of http://potablepastime.wordpress.com
Rhinegeist (literally “Ghost of the Rhine”) is another craft brewery relatively new to the scene in Cincinnati. Located one block north of Findlay Market at 1910 Elm Street in historic Over-the-Rhine in a former Moerlein bottling plant, this brewery recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. OTR has a rich brewing history, having been the site of many pre-Prohibition breweries. It’s great to see the tradition continue! You’ll find its beers in cans as well as on tap in the Dayton area. But, the Brewery itself makes for a great day trip or extra stop while in Cincy.
Rhinegeist has a dedicated parking lot across from the Brewery. To reach the taproom, one has to climb several flights of stairs (burn a few calories to earn that beer!). It’s worth the effort, as you enter a cavernous room with a vaulted ceiling supported by graceful concrete arches. Skylights let in lots of light. Immense conical stainless steel fermenters dominate the view on the north end; the taproom is in the back left corner. Note some of the old architectural details – they just don’t make buildings like this anymore. The overall impression is airy and open.
The Rhinegeist philosophy is “hoppy/sessionable”, so you’ll find many selections at modest alcohol content (6% or under) but with plenty of flavor. I was presented with a selection of a dozen beers; all Rhinegeist beers except for one guest tap with a MadTree offering. Choices included blonde ale, pils, Belgian ale, rye ale, session & regular IPAs, Irish stout and an anniversary ale. Some featured a maltier profile and others were quite hoppy, but all were nicely balanced. Many exhibited a wonderful late bittering and dry finish.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, and will drop in again next time I’m in the area.
AN INTOXICATING EXPERIENCE
by Brian K. Housh, Editor, The Brew News
I strolled into Toxic Brew Company in the Oregon District last Friday afternoon and was impressed by the super friendly atmosphere. Christina was behind the bar talking to regulars about wedding plans, healthy foods and general happenings in Dayton; I appreciated the chill, local flavor of the joint. A nice way to begin a relaxing weekend.
I decided to go for a flight of 4 beers, which means saving $1, because there were 3 IPAs on tap. Opening with the ISO-Heaven IPA (7.2% ABV), a sweet and malty craft beer, I immediately noticed the influence of the citrus hops – a signature of Toxic brews. I followed this 5-oz taste by the CAP City Hustler Double IPA (8.1% ABV, 100+ IBUs), which is effervescent and has a subtle hop profile. I really like this beer and am tempted to describe it as a “sparkling IPA”, realizing that I will get some flak from craft brew snobs.
So, the truly amazing aspect of this tasting experience is that I enjoyed Toxic’s Practice Yoga (5.1% ABV, 69 IBUs), after proclaiming my disappointment the week before with Session IPAs and their lack of flavor. This craft brew is distinctive – quite hoppy, “green” and crisp. My final stop was the Porn Or Pawn Pepper Pepper Pale Ale (6.2% ABV, 36 IBUs), a challenge to say at the end of a flight. This incredible beer has a maple syrupy color and is flavored with fire-roasted pablano and habañero peppers; it feels warm, provides a nice spice that is not overpowering (but becomes more pronounced, filling the palate, as you sip) and has a nice finish.
After my flight, I sat on the patio for a few minutes and enjoyed the sun and sights of the Gem City’s historic 5th Street. Toxic Brew offers a comfy atmosphere and a reviving experience.
SPICY JALAPEÑO BEER GLAZED BRATS & METTS
by Sue Lau of palatablepastime.com
Spice up your summertime grilling with this easy to make glaze for grilled sausages and wursts. It’s no big secret…well, maybe just one – the beer!
· Precooked or smoked bratwurst, mettwurst or other smoked sausages
· ½ cup sliced onion
· ½ colored bell pepper, sliced
· 2 tablespoons butter
· 3 cloves garlic, chopped
· 12 ounces room temperature lager beer
· ¼ cup red jalapeño jelly
· ¼ cup honey
· 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
· 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper (powder)
· Sliced pickled jalapeños (optional)
1. Grill bratwurst until hot & juicy; keep warm.
2. Heat butter in a large skillet and add onions and peppers; cook until translucent.
3. Stir in garlic, cook until fragrant.
4. Whisk in beer, jelly, honey, vinegar & chipotle; simmer until reduced by half.
5. Add sausages and coat them in glaze, then cover and simmer over low heat until glaze thickens and clings to sausages (15-20 min).
6. Serve glazed sausages on buns or rolls with pickled jalapeños and pepper/onion mix.
July 23, 2014
Dayton Edition, Issue #20
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