Iron Hill – Brewer’s Reserve Night: BELGIAN MADNESS

This info comes courtesy of John Biggins.

April 23, 2005 — Iron Hill – Riverfront, Wilmington

Brewer’s Reserve Night: BELGIAN MADNESS

Featured 10 Belgians, inc: Abbey Dubbel, Abbey Tripel, Quad, MERLOT
OAK-AGED QUAD, Saison, Oud Bruin, Belgian Brown, Kriek, & Lambic.

Featured guest: Tom Peters of Monks, Philly. Will be pouring his
exclusive Flemish Red (read: Rodenbach-type Red)

More St. Patrick’s Day Fun

OK, St. Patrick’s day is over, but here is more holiday fun in questionable taste. Staccato, near my condo, serves a drink called an “Irish Car Bomb.” You fill a pint glass halfway with Guiness and add Bailey’s and Irish Whiskey, mixed just right. I asked a co-worker, whose last name is McKenna, if it makes you throw up. His answer was “the first one doesn’t.” He refers to it as a “public transportation drink.” You can’t drive home after drinking it. Fortunately I can crawl home from Staccato. There is a band playing there Friday night called “Potato Famine.”As I stated in the last post, I gave up drinking for Lent, so that eliminates more liquid holiday fun. Come Holy Saturday at noon I’ll be at Kramer’s counting down the seconds.

I realize I have been living in a cave the last four years…

Jane Hautanen (Jane Doe)

The First State Brewer’s Beer History Quiz

Here is a quiz I gave at an FSB meeting a few years ago. All of these questions were derived from the book Prost!, by Horst Dornbusch. Do you know any of the answers without looking them up?

  1. What is the name of the Bavarian beer purity law of 1516? (You should all know this, but can you spell it and do you know how to pronounce it?)
  2. In 1553, summer brewing is outlawed in Bavaria. What was the result of brewing only in winter?
  3. What did Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek discover in 1674?
  4. What was the name of the first commercial doppelbock brewed by the Paulaner monks of Munich in 1780?
  5. What chemical process in brewing did Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, discover in 1789?
  6. What was outlawed in Cologne in 1603 to defend the local Kolsch ale?
  7. What occurred in 1810 to celebrate the marriage between the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig I and Princess Theresa von Sachsen-Hildburghausen?
  8. What was invented in 1818 that made the production of pale malts and pale beers possible?
  9. Who invented the hydrometer in 1843?
  10. Who discovered that heating beer to 145 °F (63 °C) for thirty minutes kills bacteria or other organisms it may contain? This resulted in an increased shelf life of beer in hermetically sealed containers.
  11. What did the German engineer, Carl von Linde, invent for the brewing industry in 1873 that contributed to the spread of lager brewing?
  12. In 1881, what did Emil Christian Hansen do as the head of the laboratory of the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen to contribute to the development of beer?
  13. In 1890, the British chemist Cornielius O’Sullivan discovered the last missing link in the understanding of the beer making process. What did he discover?

Philly Homebrew Gathering with Guest Speaker Charlie Papazian

This was sent in from Jerry Carney. He said he just got this from the BUZZ Club e-mail list.

Philly Homebrew Gathering with Guest Speaker Charlie Papazian

When: April 14th 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Iron Hill Brewery1460 Bethlehem PikeNorth Wales, PA
phone: 267-708-2000

What: Enjoy $1.00 off Iron Hill beers by showing your American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership card. Hangout with homebrewers from the area. Take a tour of the brewery. Then sit back and enjoy Charlie Papazian, homebrewing legend and president of the AHA, as he gives a 30-40 minute talk – sharing some of his great homebrewing stories and answering questions. He’ll be on-hand afterwards to sign his books, talk homebrew and share a beer. One-Year Memberships to the American Homebrewers Association will be available for $33. Make plans to renew or join at this special price.

Special Thanks: Mark Edelson at Iron Hill Brewery & Jason Harris atKeystone Homebrew Supply