We think beer is not only delicious and good to cook with, but fun as well. Here is some interesting trivia about beer that is sure to tickle your funny bone:
Just in case you were thinking of driving:
Modern breathalyzers work on an interesting electrochemical principle. The subject's breath is passed over a platinum electrode, which causes the alcohol to bind with oxygen, forming acetic acid. In the process it loses two electrons which creates a current in the wire connected to the electrode. The higher the concentration of alcohol in the breath, the stronger the current, which is read using a simple meter to gauge intoxication levels.
The saying "Mind your P's and Q's" comes from the time when alcoholic beverages were served in "Pints" and "Quarts". So, if someone was telling you to mind your P's and Q's, they were telling you to be careful of how much you drank.
Well, if that's the law....
It is always helpful to have a law that clearly defines when a person is legally intoxicated. In Kentucky, you are only considered drunk when you can no longer "hold onto the ground."
The term "toddlers" originated in England. There were impurities in the drinking water that made it unfit for consumption. A common alternative drink was beer (it was cheap, plentiful and the water used to make it was treated during the boiling process of the brew). Toddlers, having just been weaned from their mother's milk were unaccustomed to the effects of beer. In addition, they were just learning to walk. You can imagine the effect these two had on the young one's gait - they certainly did toddle!
This week Executive Chef Barry Matthews took a well deserved vacation and spent the week relaxing in the Hawaiian Islands. Not to fear, Chef's right hand man, Executive Sous Chef Brandon Kuntson put together this weeks feature sheets that include a wonderful Caribbean Jerk Chicken.
Brandon marinates the free-range chicken in a citrus-tarragon marinate then broils it to perfection. The chicken is extremely moist and has a fantastic flavor profile. To see all of Brandon's features for both lunch and dinner, click on the links below:
Weekly Lunch Features
Weekly Dinner Features
The Brewer"s Dinner to be held on June 29th at the Steam Plant Grill is filling up pretty quickly. Remember, we can only accept the first 40 people for this special event. Presently, we have 18 spots left for this 5 course, 6 beer informative dinner. We have had several guests buy seats for their fathers as Father's Day presents. What a great way to show Dad you are thinking of him!
For reservations please call 509.777.3900 and our host staff will take care of it for you. Act quickly, as this event is sure to sell out!
Quote of the Week
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
- Edith Hamilton
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