Whether used as a sweet and earthy backbone in otherwise crisp, hoppy German Pilsners, or as the center of attention in rich bocks and robust Scotch Ales, malt brings more than sugar for alcohol conversion to the world’s best beers.
Whether it’s lighting your shorts on fire, snipping off a piece of finger or proving a thick Irish skull tougher than a garage door, danger abounds. The beer gods demand the occasional blood sacrifice, so take your lumps and enjoy the brew.
Great barbecue can be found all over the USA, from Kansas City to Texas, to Memphis and out to the Carolinas. However, many of us do not have access in our hometowns to all this great barbecue nationwide, so here are a few more recipes to crave during the warm summer months.
Move beyond the strip clubs and the discos and you’ll find a warm, cultured town that’s immensely proud of its heritage and its future. And, increasingly, that pride is centering on the region’s burgeoning brewing scene.