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Breweries in America are growing at an exponential rate. Beer brewing is becoming big business with a resurgence of traditional types of ales and lagers combining with more exotic offerings. With a colourful history, beer carries on its controversial way to regain the traditional role its always played as an every-day beverage, while taking on a more creative flavour to please every palate.Back in 1620, when the Mayflower came to Americas shores, the boat fell a bit sho...

Beer Brewing Big And Creative In America

Beer Brewing Big And Creative In AmericaBreweries in America are growing at an exponential rate. Beer brewing is becoming big business with a resurgence of traditional types of ales and lagers combining with more exotic offerings. With a colourful history, beer carries on its controversial way to regain the traditional role its always played as an every-day beverage, while taking on a more creative flavour to please every palate.Back in 1620, when the Mayflower came to Americas shores, the boat fell a bit short of its destination due to a shortage of beer, according to a passengers journal. One doesnt think Puritans would have drunk beer they were Puritans, after all - however this was the every-day drink of choice. People drank beer as we drink pop, juice, milk and water today. Each tavern and inn brewed its own beer. It is only in modern society that we see beer as having a perilous quality. There were no laws governing beer brewing and drinking. There were no police roadblocks to catch drunk drivers. How much damage could a horse and cart inflict? Certainly there were no scantily-clad women prancing about at parties, drinking beer and impressing men with their sudsy sexiness. Beer was an every-day beverage drunk by everyone in the household from adult to child. When the Mayflower arrived, the people discovered that the Natives made their beer from maize. Wonder which beer was drunk at the first Thanksgiving? This may have been the first ever Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB).The United States has become an international contender in "beer brewing" and the country can hold its own when in competition with other countries that are notorious for making amazing beer. The U.S. prohibition slowed things down a little, but in the 21st century, things seem to be heating up for American breweries. According to the Brewers Association, nearly 7 million barrels of beer will be made and drunk by Americans in 2006. Thats a lot of kegs, bottles, pints and glasses!Online there are multitudes of sites about beer: beer brewing magazines to read like Yankee Brew News and Brewery News; breweries to visit; associations for beer-makers to join like the Brewers Association; festivals to attend like the Barleywine Festival in Buffalo, New York; and competitions to enter like the World Beer Cup held in Seattle, Washington. Of these sites, about 85% are based in the U.S. so the Americans seem to be leading the pack!During the 1960s, 70s and 80s, beer in America was primarily made and distributed by large beer brewing companies. In the early 1980s, many of the states passed legislation that allowed the smaller microbreweries to get in on the action. The large companies still do big business, but many patrons are fussy and want high-quality, exclusive beers; they are the yuppies of beer drinkers. In and around any city in America, there are anywhere from 2 to 20 breweries within a 15-mile radius of that city and the numbers are growing. Some states have more breweries than others. Each microbrewery has a family tradition they want to maintain and each beer is different; a return to the old days when two taverns a mile apart had two different-tasting beers.The breweries have gone back to creating beers that are made from all-natural ingredients like malt, hops and yeast. They produce traditional lagers and ales together with exotic beers that have a hint of spices, vanilla, caramel, coriander and anise. One brewery, found online, uses rose hips in their beer. Usually used for tea, rose hips must provide an interesting taste to beer. Lemon coriander beer may be quite refreshing on a hot day.Soon we will be having discussions about what type of beer goes best with chicken or beef. Well hear opinions like: The caramel-flavoured beer would go great with that cheesecake; a sweet beer just made for dessert. Is that beer good for pasta? Would it be better with a roast beef dinner? Already there are countless beer-tasting functions. Is beer the new wine? Is there a twirl-glass-sniff-liquid-swish-in-mouth process for beer? Like martinis, there are excessive amounts of beer types. Perhaps the process should be expedited; Beertinis for everyone!The beer brewing companies in America, found online, emphasize the importance of quality. They discuss the importance of tradition. They discuss the importance of bringing beer back to its every-day role played for thousands of years. This time, breweries also seem to feel beer can be creative-tasting and still be in demand.

Omaha Rules: How to Play Omaha Poker

Omaha Rules: How to Play Omaha Poker

Omaha poker is starting to become almost as popular as Texas Holdem poker in casino poker rooms, online poker sites and live poker tournaments. "Omaha poker" rules are similar to Texas Holdem rules. In both poker variations the dealers deals community cards, which can be shared by all the players.However, Omaha poker and Texas Holdem poker are different games and they certainly require using different strategy. Omaha poker can be played as fixed limit, no limit or pot limit. In addition, Omaha poker can be played as high or high low split. Here you can find introduction to both Omaha high and Omaha high low rules. Omaha High RulesThe play begins with the player to the dealers immediate left who posts the small blind, usually the amount of half of the minimum bet. For example, in a 4/8 dollars limit game, the small blind will be 2 dollars. Then, the player to the left of the small blind posts the big blind, which is the size of the minimum bet, 4 dollars according to this example. After the blinds are posted, the dealer deals each player four face down cards, starting from the small blind and continuing clockwise. The first round of betting begins with the player to the big blind left who can choose between calling, raising or folding. If he chooses to call, he has to place a bet equal to the size of the minimum bet, if he raises, he places a bet double the amount of the minimum bet, and if he chooses to fold, he forfeits his hand. The first round of betting continues until it gets to the player who posted the small blind. If he chooses to call, he can place only half of the minimum bet, which together with the small blind will complete the amount of the minimum bet. Afterwards, the round of betting gets to the big blind who can either raise or check. After the first round of betting is complete, the dealer places three face up cards in the center of the table. These are known as community cards and this stage of the game is called the flop. After the flop, the second round of betting begins with the player to the dealers left. The minimum bet remains 4 dollars. When the second round of betting is done, the dealer places a fourth community card in the center of the casino table, known as the turn. Then, begins another round of betting in which the minimum bet raises to 8 dollars. This round of betting starts with the player to the dealers left. After this betting round, the dealer will place the last community card in the center of the table, which is called the river. The river is followed by the final round of betting with a minimum bet of 8 dollars. After the last round of betting, all the remaining players are exposing their hands, known as the showdown. Each player has to use two cards of his four cards and three of the five community cards to form the highest possible five cards hand. In an Omaha high game, the player whose five card hand is the highest wins the pot.Omaha High Low RulesOmaha high low is played exactly like Omaha high until the showdown. In Omaha high low, the pot is split between two winners: the player who had formed the highest hand and the player who has the best low hand. If none of the players has a qualifying low hand, the player who holds the highest hand wins the entire pot. Omaha high low is also referred to as Omaha 8 or better. It means that in order to qualify as low hand, the hand cannot contain any 8s or cards of higher value. The best possible low hand is called the wheel. A, 2, 3, 4, 5. Ace value can be either high or low and flushes and straights are disregarded. It sometimes occurs in Omaha high low poker game that the pot splits between more than two players. It can also happen that one player, who holds both high and low hands at the same five card poker hand, wins the entire pot.

The Different Coffee Variations And How To Make Them

The Different Coffee Variations And How To Make Them

Ok, so you like to down to your favourite coffee house and order coffees, cappuccinos, caf mochas, lattes and espressos. It isnt the fancy coffee cups that make this beverage taste so great. Its the recipe of the coffee and of course the way it looks that factors into the equation. We all have a favourite style of coffee and every cup will taste different because of the roast of the coffee bean, the grind, the amount used, the water, the temperature and a variety of other factors. We have all had a go trying to reproduce the coffee goodness from the coffee houses at home, the way we imagine they are supposed to be done, but do we actually know the proper method to use in order to extort the captivating flavours perfectly? Below is the basic list of how to make these excellent coffees.Cappuccino: This coffee product consists of equal parts steamed and frothed milk and shot of coffee. The milk then gets poured on top of the coffee shot and dusted with nutmeg, cinnamon or chocolate powder. Caf Mochas: The easiest way to do this is to make it with quality hot chocolate, add a shot of coffee with steamed milk poured in and top with whipped cream, then lightly dust with chocolate powder. To achieve to best effect, use a clear glass-mug with a long stemmed spoon.. Lattes: Foam and steam milk to 75 degrees (C). The ratio is worked out as 50% coffee and 50% milk. Slowly pour the milk down the side of the coffee cup or glass so it infuses with the coffee shot. The main differentiation between a latte and a cappuccino is a latte blends the milk and coffee together, whereas the cappuccino keeps the 2 apart. Espressos: We have all had a foul espresso, right?. There are a number of reasons for this. The No.1 reason being an unfavourable "coffee bean" being used. If you like espressos you are most likely a lover of all things coffee and know what makes a good coffee bean. So with this in mind, to make a good espresso coffee you need to follow these instructions: Finely grind the coffee beans You must pack the espresso down firmly You must use a high pressure coffee machine or stove top model You must not try to make too much coffee at once You must see the crme floating on the top of the coffee shot, which is a golden-brown foam You must use an appropriate espresso cup to keep the coffee warmWhen all is said and done, making coffee correctly is all up to you and the way your flavour buds take to the coffee taste. If you like coffee in a particular way, then make it that particular way. However, if you have guests over they may just like the basics. So do yourself a favour and learn the correct way to make coffees, lattes and espressos.

Jeux de Casino: Comment Perdre de Argent Rapidement

Jeux de Casino: Comment Perdre de Argent Rapidement

Examinons donc les diffrentes thories de jeux existants, leur srieux et leur efficacit, pour ne pas dire inefficacit.Tout d'abord, il est une chose essentielle a toujours garde en mmoire: le jeu est un sport, un loisir lie aux alas du hasard. Comprenez donc la chose suivante: rien ne peut dfier le hasard. Perdre est donc naturel et il faut bien l'accepter.Tout n'est donc que question de chance. Ainsi, toutes les thories sur "Comment battre les Casinos" n'ont aucun fondement et n'ont, par ailleurs, jamais prouve leur efficacit.Ces dernires n'ont t inventes que pour donner de faux espoirs de contrle d'une partie, face a un manque de confiance en soi.1) L'une des mthodes les plus clbres est celle de parier sur un vnement qui n'a pas eu lieu a un moment prcis. Selon des calculs statistiques, un vnement qui ne s'est pas produit a ce moment sera forcement rcurent sous peu. Grave erreur. Par exemple, a la roulette: 3 cases rouges sortent coup sur coup,le joueur parie alors sur une case noire pour le quatrime tour. Manque de chance, une autre case rouge est sortie. Hors cette mthode est trs courante au sein des casinos, surtout parmi les joueurs cherchant a battre le casino. Regardez donc le nombre de personnes autour du table avec leur air songeur! En fait, ils analysent les parties. 2) La seule mthode plus fiable jusqu'a prsent fut le comptage de cartes des sabots. Or, sachez que les casinos peuvent mettre dans un mme sabot 8 voir 10 jeux diffrents pour le Blackjack. Donc cette mthode n'est plus trop en vigueur de nos jours.Cette dernire fut trs prise car non base sur les probabilits, et offrant, a long terme, plus d'avantage sur le Casino.3) Toutefois, certaines mthodes ont vues le jour comme les Martingales pour la casino en ligne pour la roulettes. Celles-ci ont au moins le mrite d'annoncer la couleur des le dpart: "Aucune fiabilit a 100%". Toutefois, elles offrent l'avantage de proposer les meilleures possibilits de paris (comment miser pour rcuprer la prcdente mise,combien, etc..), tout en ayant fait d'avantages de preuves que la premire.Les casinos permettent-ils ceci ? Les casinos connaissent mme mieux que nous ces fameuses stratgies "miracles". Par consquent, les casinotiers changent rgulirement leurs conditions gnrales de jeu ou leur matriel, sans pour autant tre trop inquites. En effet, contre le comptage de cartes, le casino a par exemple rajout des jeux dans son sabot afin de le rendre impossible.De plus, ces derniers savent qu'a la longue, l'avantage revient a la maison (soit, le casino).Mais pour viter de tout perdre:Autre que le conseil singulier de "faites attention a vos mises. Ne misez jamais plus que vous ne disposez", il est utile de rappeler que les allers/ retours a Las Vegas ou Atlantic City ne sont pas ncessaires pour pouvoir bnficier de bons casinos. Le choix s'offre a vous,: dans votre rgion ou en ligne. Alors pourquoi gaspiller en plus de l'argent dans des billets d'avions tous les deux mois?

Dry Rub For That Magic Touch In Your Barbecue

Dry rub is a culmination of a variety of spices that can tickle your taste buds. It is not only used for seasoning your poultry or beef, but also added to invite those unconventional yet delightful flavors to vegetables, salads and casseroles. Moreover, how on earth can one avoid the spiced up sandwiches, thanks to dry rub.Rubs are either used in their dry form or mixed up with some sort of liquid preferably oil. And if dry rub is mixed with oil it might as well be referred as wet rub or paste. Wet rub or paste for that matter brings that heavenly flavor for grilled or roasted meat. The oil simply helps the spices to stick to the respective meat furthering the roasting process.A mixture of rubs with mustard and horseradish and the subsequent paste can be used to coat briskets prior to their long slow smoking. No wonder dry rub is an absolute must especially in barbecues. If you are arranging for a bar-b-q then make sure that you have rubs because thats how the cuisine will become more delectable.If you have tasted dry rub for once, you would no longer cater to chilies or pepper for that matter. It is not only hot but the hottest of all in the tinsel town of hot sauces. There are no boundaries, no limits as regards the usage of rubs. Be it the rub for marinating meat or for fish or other delicate items, you just name it. It may sound unorthodox but the fact of the matter is that rubs mixed with mustard or mayonnaise can make a sandwich doubly sumptuous. Again it goes without saying that they add an extra touch of flavor in salad dressing.Presumably adding some rub to your sour cream or yogurt would mean a culinary shock but in reality it works wonders. Sprinkling hot rubs on baked potatoes, rice, french fries, popcorn not only makes them tastier but also shows that it doesnt get any easier than this.Speaking of rubs, ones that come to mind are Corky's Dry BBQ Rub and the Jack Daniel's BBQ Rub. The former sets any bar-b-q perk right up & is ideal for ranch salad dressing. The secret to its taste lies in its ingredients like paprika, salt, spices and garlic. While the latter is both an incredible marinade for pork, beef, chicken, seafood and also an excellent seasoning for vegetables, soups and stews. Surprisingly we find natural hickory smoke flavor, flavoring and Jac Daniel's Black Label Whiskey amongst the ingredients other than the conventional combination of salt, sugar, spices, paprika, monosodium glutamate, onion powder and garlic powder.Rubs are the ultimate culinary destination with its magical flavors that can transform ordinary taste to extraordinary. If you wish to pamper your appetite then you must indulge into rubs, its just a sprinkle away. So what are you waiting for? Run to your nearest store or login to the online stores to grab your rubs today!

The McWorkout

McDonalds, the most notorious proprietor of French fries, fried burgers and fried, well, just about everything else, has come a long way since the popular film Super Size Me, exposed the horrors of the high-fat diet and forced the Ronald to remove the "super sized" options from his fat-induced menu. Ever since the film grossed over $28,548,087 worldwide, the red-haired clown has had a gaping whole is his clogged heart even though the folks at McDonalds Corporate deny that the removal of "super size" menu options was in any way a reaction to the film sure! Its true, McDonalds has gone a long, and even possibly broken a sweat in attempts to resurrect its fryer-soaked image. Now theyre attempting to encourage the burger-eating sect by plugging into their gaming systems.I was really glad to hear about McDonalds new offering, the new Go Active Happy Meal for Adults. On my site, FitnessGear101.com, I always try to offer my readers realistic healthy fast food options for when theyre on the go. This adult happy meal goes a long way in encouraging McDonalds clientele - which lets face it, often leaves something to be desired in the fitness category.The Go Active Happy Meal for Adults, will be available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PCs starting on April 25 until May 22, and will feature 1 of 4 exclusive Yourself Fitness DVDs each week, plus a bottle of Dasani water or medium/large beverage, and any of the following premium Mickey Ds salads:California Cobb Salad (with grilled or crispy chicken) features plump grape tomatoes, carrots, bleu cheese, smoky bacon and eggs all on a bed of crisp mixed greens. Opt for no cheese, light dressing and grilled chicken for a healthier alternative.Caesar Salad (with grilled or crispy chicken) enjoy bust-in-your-mouth grape tomatoes, parmesan cheese, carrot and crunchy croutons on a bed of fresh greens. Again, say no to the cheese, and opt for a light dressing and grilled chicken for a lower fat meal.Bacon Ranch Salad (with grilled or crispy chicken) a mle of fresh mixed greens, shaved carrot, grape tomatoes, hickory bacon sprinkled with jack and cheddar cheeses. To make this a lower fat meal, ask for no cheese, light dressing and grilled chicken on your salad.Each 15-minute Yourself Fitness DVD features Maya, a virtual personal trainer, who leads viewers through a one-on-one workout that focuses on one of the following:Relaxing YogaCalorie-Shedding CardioToning Resistance TrainingAb-Defining Core Training

Summary

Breweries in America are growing at an exponential rate. Beer brewing is becoming big business with a resurgence of traditional types of ales and lagers combining with more exotic offerings. With a colourful history, beer carries on its controversial way to regain the traditional role its always played as an every-day beverage, while taking on a more creative flavour to please every palate.Back in 1620, when the Mayflower came to Americas shores, the boat fell a bit sho...