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Craft Means Local


esides their deliciousness, craft beers are drawing new customers every day because of the industry’s reliance on local business owners. Craft beer makers are, by definition, local and small. They produce relatively small batches of beer and are focused on exceeding customer expectations with every ounce. That’s because word of mouth is often the most important factor deciding the success or failure of a small, family-owned operation. And with most small breweries falling under this category, you can expect to find knowledgeable, responsive professionals to help you along your craft beer journey.


More money spent on local products means more money pumped into the local economy. Local brewery owners often reinvest revenue into their schools and community projects. Surveys have found that small business owners are more likely than their chain or franchise counterparts to support local efforts, with both finances and time. Buy your craft beer locally for a chance to win the ultimate prize – economic prosperity.


Take a look inside your local brewpub or microbrewery. Within those walls are your neighbors, community partners and acquaintances trying to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into sustainable incomes for their families. Much like any small business owner, they pour long hours and hard work into making a product for you to enjoy. By supporting their efforts, you are helping them advance their goals, building quality local relationships and providing an economic boost to your area.


Staying local will help you in your quest to support your friends, family and neighbors. And making a statement never tasted so good. Local brewers stay on top of current consumer trends and flavor combinations to make sure they are on the cutting edge of an ever-changing industry. So the benefits are two-fold. You get to enjoy innovative local beer and they grow their business.


For Your Tastes


CRAFT BEERS Shock Top Crow Peak IPA (on tap) Crow Peak Porter

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Take the Acid Test



eople who appreciate wine know that the acid level is one thing that gives every wine a distinct flavor. An acidic wine will often taste “crisp,” like biting into a tart apple in the fall.

If you think you know a lot about the acidity of wine — or just want to learn more — then take this true-orfalse quiz. We call it the “acid test.”

1. White wines generally taste more acidic than red wines. True False 2. After 30 seconds, the acidic flavor in a wine will get stronger, almost like an aftertaste. True False

Acidity can add crispness to a good wine, one of the characteristics that makes every variety and vintage unique.

4. Sweetness and acidity can often balance each other out in a wine. True False 5. The taste buds that detect acidity are found toward the center of your tongue. True False © FOTOLIA / AP

7. Champagne is considered a classy drink because of its low level of acidity. True False

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ACID TEST ANSWERS 5. False 6. True 7. False

6. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is associated with a high level of acidity. True False

1. True 2. False 3. False 4. True

3. Red wines with a heavy body tend to have high acidity. True False

Pairing Wine With Dessert Many people are novices when it comes to choosing the right wine to pair with food, and the same can be said when wine carries over into the dessert hour. Dessert is an expansive term for many different culinary creations, so finding the right wine to go with your dessert is not always easy. Here are some suggestions, courtesy of The Nibble, a specialty food magazine.

• Apple pie or tartlets: Anjou wines, like Bonnezaux • Cheesecake: Champagne or rick wines, like Sauternes • Chocolate: Late harvest Zinfandel or vintage port • Coconut custard pie: A Beerenauslese Riesling • Cookies: Whatever is the best you have on hand • Fresh fruit: Moscato D’Asti • Pudding or mousse: Fortified Muscats • Tiramisu: Sweet Malvasia or Champagne

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