Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beer Tasting on October 27th

“The government will fall that raises the price of beer.”
Czech Proverb quotes

The IWCL has another surprise up it's sleeve. Time has come to challenge your taste buts with a different kind of tasting. Discover how a beer can be paired surprisingly well with gourmet finger food, not just hamburger and fries.

When: Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Time: 19:30 onwards
Where:  Afiordigusto, Via Pietro Capelli 30, 6900 Lugano - 091 970 16 80
Price per person: CHF 40.-
Menu: will be soon available but there will be 5/6 appetisers and 5/6 beers

Book by October 20th at the latest as the event is limited to 25 people by e-mailing

In the meantime here's a fun beer trivia that I found at

What is the Most Expensive Beer in the World?
It’s called “Tutankhamen” and is prepared according to the recipe recovered by a group of University of Cambridge archaeologists in Queen Nefertiti’s Temple of the Sun in Egypt. It costs US $52 a bottle, and is produced in limited and numbered edition.

What country has the most individual beer brands?
That would be Belgium, with 400.

From what part of brewing did the term “rule of thumb” originate?
Before the advent of thermometers, brewers tested the temperature of their maturing brews with their thumbs:  too cold, and the yeast wouldn’t grow, too hot, and it would die.

Who was the first American to brew lager type beer?
The first US lager was brewed in 1840 by John Wagner, who had a small brewery in the back of his house on St. John Street in Philadelphia. Wagner brought the first lager yeast to the United States from a brewery in Bavaria.

What is Cenosillicaphobia the fear of?
Fear of an empty glass

What is brew master in Latin?

Explain the roots of the Scandinavian toast, sköl.
The familiar Scandinavian toast sköl derives from scole, the drinking bowl shaped like the upper half of a human skull. Originally, these bowls were fashioned from the actual skulls of enemy killed in battle.

What king is known as the "patron saint of beer?"
King Gambrinus (not to be confused with St. Arnold, the patron saint of brewing).

What was the length of Prohibition?
Prohibition lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, 32 1/2 minutes

What is the best selling brand in the Western Hemisphere outside of the United States? What country is it brewed in?
Brahma Beer. It is brewed in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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