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Sparging Online: Clinton Has Pint & Does A Runner

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Issue 53 – 16 December 2000 - Clinton Has Pint & Does A Runner

30 Litre Kegs and 20 Litre Kegs available. Used in very good condition available from the port of your choice in New Zealand or Australia. We also have Pre-evacuation Bottling Systems (under 50 BPM) and Automated Kegging Lines. (Local sales Rep coming Soon) Contact: Northern Brew Systems, Victoria, Canada Website: E-mail: Tel: 001-250-472-2739


Do you have clients or friends in the USA? Why not treat them to the ultimate Xmas gift.

They can taste great, rare and otherwise unavailable beers each month, personally selected and described by Michael Jackson. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and there is only two months commitment for a gift membership. Imagine, the world's finest beers delivered right to their door (void where prohibited by law). Join the Michael Jackson Real Beer Tour today: ********************************************************** BLUES BREWS & BBQ’S – THE BEER FESTIVAL FOR THE SUMMER Blake Park, Tauranga – 11 January 2001 North Hagely Park, Christchurch - 27 & 28 January 2001 A&P Showgrounds, Blenheim – 3 February 2001 ********************************************************** MIKE'S MILD ALE GOES ORGANIC Johnson has received many accolades for his beer but perhaps the highest praise came from English 'Beer Hunter' Michael Jackson. He has given Mike's Mild pride of place and the leading page of the Mild Ales section in both his latest books "Ultimate Beer" and "The Great Beer Guide". Jackson describes Mike's Mild as having "a fresh, earthy aroma; a smooth body; appetizing and pronounced cookie, milk chocolate, and malt flavours; and a very lightly roasty dryness in the finish. It shows an outstanding balance of mild malt characteristics, though it lacks somewhat in ale fruitiness."

AUCKLAND'S 2ND BELGIAN BEER CAFE OPENS IN MT EDEN De Post has transformed the old Mt Eden Post Office, located at 466 Mt Eden Road, into an authentic Belgian drinking and dining experience. De Post is the third Belgian Beer Café in New Zealand, following Auckland's original Occidental Belgian Beer Café and Wellington's Leuven. There are 30 others in the world, in such locations as the Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Germany, France, Australia, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia and the USA.

IMPRESSIVE STATS FROM THE OCCIDENTAL, BELGIAN BEER CAFÉ Since opening in April 1999 they have sold 180,000 kilos of mussels, 21,500 kilos of Belgian fries 3700 litres of mayonnaise. 1,000,000+ litres Belgian beer. 80% of beer sales are tap beers

CLINTON LEAVES THE BILL Bill Clinton nipped into a pub for a swift half during his UK visit on Thursday - but left without paying. He downed a £1.30 half-pint of organic Pitfields lager, made in Britain from New Zealand ingredients, and a Diet Coke, while his secret service men drank Coke. After serving the leader of the free world, landlord Mike Bell asked: "Who picks up the tab for this?"

SAIL & ANCHOR LAUNCH NEW HEFE-WEIZEN Hefe-Weizen's interesting cloudy appearance and clove like aroma are sure to be talking points, while one sip gives rise to an explosion of flavour. Rich and malty with hints of banana and cloves that dance on your tongue. A perfect beer for a relaxing afternoon on the balcony of The Sail & Anchor, Western Australia.

FRASER & NEAVE AWAIT BRIERLEY INTENTIONS Singapore drinks maker Fraser & Neave is expected to report a tripling of profit in the year to September - but analysts will be keenly examining the possible intentions of new shareholder Brierley Investments as the figures are released this week. It is believed that as with UK brewer Young’s, Brierley plans to use its shareholding to demand a restructuring of the firm - and like the Young’s situation Brierley would then be expected to contemplate a takeover attempt. Analysts expect a break-up of the company to be proposed in a bid to realise greater shareholder value. Analysts have a full-year net profit forecast of S$145.3m for the year to the end of September against S$48m last time. Excerpt from breWorld BeerBulletin

DRINK UP! BE SMARTER? A moderate amount of alcohol a day is good for the brain cells, according to a Japanese study that found moderate drinking can improve intelligence.


The Institute of Brewing - Symposium Auckland 26th & 27th March 2001 Waipuna Lodge, Mt Wellington, Auckland

29th & 30th Mar - Symposium Melbourne

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Definition of Sparging - Sparging is part of the brewing process. The rinsing of grains after a mash to extract as much sugar from the grains as possible.

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