Beer And Nuts 4 Beer Nuts


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Presented at the Great American Beer Festival, this show on "Beer & Nuts for Beer Nuts" pairs Left Hand Brewing Company beers with sweet foods.

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Beer And Nuts 4 Beer Nuts

  1. 1. Beer & Nuts For Beer Nuts Carolyn Smagalski The Beer Fox - BellaOnline Ro Guenzel Head Brewer - Left Hand Brewing Co.
  2. 2. Beer Nut: Head Brewer Ro Guenzel • Head Brewer – Left Hand Brewing Company • QA/QC & Recipe formulation - Left Hand Brewing Company • Creator of Oktoberfest, 400# Monkey, Fade to Black, Smoked Goosinator Doppelbock, Polestar Pilsner, Smokejumper • Collaboration beers with Terrapin and Nørrebro Bryghus • Trained at American Brewers Guild - 2001 • Odell’s and Kaltenberg Castle Brewery at Schlossbraueri Kaltenberg in Bavaria before coming to Left Hand
  3. 3. Beer Nut: Beer Fox Carolyn Smagalski • The Voice of Women BellaOnline • Certified Beer Judge • Freelance Beer Journalist • 2006 Beer Journalism Award in Electronic Media – Brewers Association • Co-Founder Philly Beer Geek Competition • Advisor: Gluten Free Beer Festival UK
  4. 4. Pecan Nuts From an Algonquin word meaning “a nut requiring a stone to crack.”
  5. 5. Pecan Nuts • The Pecan is a large deciduous tree with male catkins that are pendulous • The female catkins are small, with three to six flowers clustered together.
  6. 6. Pecan Nuts • The Pecan: NOT a true nut • Technically a drupe: A “fruit” with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk. • The nut itself is dark brown, oval to oblong. • Outer husk: Starts out green and turns brown at maturity - then it splits off in four sections to release the thin-shelled nut
  7. 7. Beer Nut: Charlie Papazian • Nuts enough to think he could have a Beer Festival in the USA • Only 22 Breweries with 40 Beers were at that first Festival in 1982 • Now there are over 2200 beers in the Great Hall with 462+ breweries. • Nuts?
  8. 8. Beer Nuts • “Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” Dave Barry
  9. 9. Walnuts • The walnut was so called because it was introduced from Gaul and Italy. • The “Gallic Nut” • Deciduous Tree – 21 Species • Two-thirds of the world export market and 99% of the US commercial production of English walnuts is grown in California's Central Valley and in Coastal Valleys
  10. 10. Walnuts • The Walnut is not a true nut – it’s not a fruit either • Like the Pecan, it is also a drupe. • Walnuts grow within an outer husk
  11. 11. Walnuts Walnut Shells are used as: • As filler for dynamite • As “Soft-grit abrasive” for cleaning and polishing Automobile and aircraft engines • In soap and exfoliating cleansers • In the paint and plastics industry.
  12. 12. Beer Nut: Fritz Maytag • Nuts enough to buy the Anchor Steam Brewing Company in 1965 and think he could make “Hand-crafted Beer “ • By 1983, there were only 51 brewing concerns in the USA • In 2009, there are now 1,595 craft breweries in the United States • Nuts?
  13. 13. Beer Nut: Lee Williams, Trails End Chestnuts • Trails End Chestnuts • Planted a grove of Chestnut Trees in Moses Lake, Washington as a legacy for his grandchildren • Chestnut Beer – Gluten Free Beer • • Nuts?
  14. 14. Nutty Label Laws? • The FDA sent Diamond Walnuts a warning letter dated February 22, 2010 • Their label said: "OMEGA-3s ... Every time you munch a few walnuts, you're doing your body a big favor.“ • "Studies indicate that the omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts may help lower cholesterol…” • FDA says, “Because of these intended uses, your walnut products are drugs within the meaning of section 201”
  15. 15. Nothing like Beer & Nut Pairings • Sugar Mama Pecans with 400 Pound Monkey • Amishville Applesauce Nut Bread with Oktoberfest • Mountain Stout Oatmeal Cookies with Left Hand Milk Stout • Witch’s Brew Spice Cake with St. Vrain Tripel
  16. 16. Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey: • English India Pale Ale • Bright, beautiful – not intended to overwhelm • Well-balanced, fruity, earthy
  17. 17. Left Hand Oktoberfest Left Hand Oktoberfest: • Märzen/Oktoberfest • Malt-dominant, toasted earthiness, biscuity, Munich malt character • Noble Pedigree Hops, spicy and dry • Zicke Zacke, Zicke Zacke, Hoi, Hoi, Hoi!
  18. 18. Left Hand Milk Stout Left Hand Milk Stout: • Sweet Stout • Dark roasty malts, rich milk- chocolate, oat-like • Viscous, tickles the throat • Nothing like cookies and milk!
  19. 19. Left Hand St. Vrain Tripel Left Hand St. Vrain Tripel: • Tripel - 9% ABV • Biscuity malt, yeasty, aromas of fresh pineapple, pear and peach that carry into the flavor • Moderate carbonation, peppery, warming
  20. 20. Thank You "A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her." W.C. Fields Thank YOU from - Ro Guenzel and Carolyn Smagalski