Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Support the Trappist Catholic Monks and have yourself a Trappist Beer on Good Friday and earn Merit points with God - There are only seven true Trappist Breweries in the world and they ALL make wonderfully fantastic beers, matter of fact the seven breweries are recognised for making some of the best beers in the world - hands down.
Chimay Brewery ("Bières de Chimay")
Chimay Rouge (Red), 7% abv. In the 75 cl bottle, it is known as Première. It is a dark brown colour and has a sweet, fruity aroma.
Chimay Bleue (Blue), 9% abv darker ale. In the 75 cl bottle, it is known as Grande Réserve. This copper-brown beer has a creamy head and a slightly bitter taste. Considered to be the "classic" Chimay ale, it exhibits a considerable depth of fruity, peppery character.
Chimay Blanche (White), or Chimay Triple, 8% abv golden tripel. In the 75 cl bottle, it is known as Cinq Cents. This crisp beer bears a light orange colour, and is the most hopped and driest of the three.
Chimay Dorée (Golden), 4.8% abv ale, brewed from very similar ingredients as the Red, but paler and spiced differently. It is a patersbier, intended only to be drunk at the abbey or at the nearby inn Auberge de Poteaupré, which is associated with the abbey. The monks themselves drink this variety rather than the stronger three. The Dorée is not sold commercially and the rare bottles which make their way out are through unofficial sources. Even the brewery's own web site makes no mention of this variety.Orval Brewery (Brasserie d'Orval)
Orval is the main brand. It is a 6.2% abv beer. It was first made in 1931, and has a complex and unusual flavor and aroma produced by a unique strain of yeast. The beer is light in color, slightly cloudy, and has a large, foamy head. There is a complex aroma of leather, spice, and many other earthy components.
Rochefort Brewery (Brasserie de Rochefort)
Rochefort 6 (red cap, brown beer, 7.5% ABV). Reddish colour, very consistent texture with a slightly spicy aroma and an intense taste of caramel, fruit, and hints of raisins. It is only brewed about once per year, representing approximately 1% of total beer production, thus is quite difficult to obtain.
Rochefort 8 (green cap, brown beer, 9.2% ABV). Yellowish-brown colour, with a more pronounced aroma, more fruits and a slight amount of Demi-Sec. This variety constitutes the largest proportion of production.
Rochefort 10 (blue cap, dark beer, 11.3% ABV). Reddish-brown colour, with a very compact head and an aroma of figs, feels like honey in the mouth. The alcohol profile is a major component in the flavour of this rich ale. It is very similar to 6 and 8, but has much more of everything.
Westmalle Brewery (Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle)
Westmalle Dubbel is a 7% abv Dubbel.
Westmalle Tripel is a 9.5% abv tripel, was first brewed in 1934 and the recipe has not changed since 1956. It is made with pale candy sugar and has a very pale colour produced from a mash of light pilsener malts. Styrian Goldings hops are used along with some German varieties and the classic Saaz pilsener hop. After a long secondary fermentation Westmalle Tripel is bottled with a dose of sugar and yeast.
Westmalle Extra is a 5% abv beer with limited availability, i.e a patersbier. It has been speculated that Westmalle's choice of three types of beers was based on the Holy Trinity.
Westvleteren Brewery (Brouwerij Westvleteren)
Westvleteren Blonde (green cap), 5.8% ABV, introduced on 10 June, 1999.
Westvleteren 8 (blue cap) (formerly Extra), 8% ABV.
Westvleteren 12 (yellow cap) (formerly Abt), a 10.2% ABV, introduced in 1940.
Achel brewery or Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Kluis
Achel Blond 5°, 5% ABV
Achel Bruin 5°, 5% ABV
Achel Blond 8°, 8% ABV
Achel Bruin 8°, 8% ABV
Achel Extra, 9.5% ABV Brown (75cl only)
De Koningshoeven Brewery (Brouwerij de Koningshoeven) The Only Dutch Brewery.
La Trappe Blond (6.5% ABV)
La Trappe Dubbel (7% ABV)
La Trappe Isid'or (7.5% ABV)
La Trappe Tripel (8% ABV)
La Trappe Quadrupel (10% ABV)
La Trappe Witte Trappist (5.5% ABV)
La Trappe Bockbier (7% ABV) (Seasonal)
Apart from the La Trappe brand, the brewery produces Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale mainly for export. The water for the beer is drawn from five 200-metre deep wells on the abbey grounds, and all beers except the Blond are bottle conditioned. The spent grain remaining after the wort is filtered from the mash is used to feed the abbey's own herd of cows. Originally there was an Enkel which was the monk's table beer, but it was replaced by Blond in the range.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Root built this bike in his garage out of two or three other bikes, he got the leathers as an Xmas present and he is a BEER BOOTER - GOD SPEED FRIEND!
American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association this weekend. Vintage motorcycles, dirt track racing and the Triumph Thruxton Cup Challenge at WILLOW SPRINGS...
My Buddy "Root: will be racing in the 350 road class - say hi buy him a beer and root him on - GO MUTHA FUUUGER - GO >>>>>>>
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This month's Third Thursday is taking place at the HIGH DIVE!!
Come join us at the High Dive for our continued change of scenery!!
$2 off appetizers from 5-10pm
Mention the Spokesmen for a drink special TBD
Time: April 21, 2011 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: The High Dive
Street: 1801 Morena Boulevard
City/Town: San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 619) 275-0460
Event Type: third, thursday
Organized By: Brin Plourde
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
2. Angel Nieto, Spain, Derbi
28. Teunis Ramaker, NL, Kreidler
white helmet, Gerhard Thurow, DL, Kreidler
green helmet, Jan de Vries, NL, Van Veen-Kreidler
26. Paul Lodewijkx, NL, Jamathi
29. Theo Timmer, NL, Jamathi
21. Jan Bruins, NL, Kreidler
24. Jan Huberts, NL, Kreidler
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