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April 4, 2011

Top Fermentation - April 2011

Despite having met Prince Charles in 1977, as was reported in this space last month, I was not invited to the wedding of his son William and Kate Middleton on April 29th. I therefore don’t have to worry…

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February 28, 2011

Top Fermentation - March 2011

Alert Readers (ARs) who are devotees of astrology may be interested to know that the zodiac signs that are popular today are not the same as they were when the system was developed by ancient Babylonians, at least according to the Minnesota Planetarium Society. As a result, I cannot rightfully claim Prince Charles of Britain as a fellow Scorpio from 1948. When I was born (October 28) the sun was in fact in the house of the constellation…

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February 2, 2011

Top Fermentation - February 2011

One of the highlights of Richard Nixon’s presidency was his trip to China in February of 1972.  While there he met with Prime Minister Chou En Lai in the walled garden of the Forbidden City.  In the course of their conversation he asked Chou, “What do you think was the impact of the French Revolution?”  After reflecting for a moment the prime minister replied, “It’s too soon to tell.” He made this comment shortly after…

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January 25, 2011

Burns' Night 2011 at The Schlafly Tap Room - A Poem By Tom Schlafly

From Glasgow to the Hebrides, when Scottish bagpipes wail
And drummers drum for Robert Burns, ‘tis time to drink Scotch Ale. ‘Tis the day when all of Scotland drinks to Robert Burns.
And if ye drink enough Scotch Ale, Old Robert’s ghost returns.

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December 28, 2010

Top Fermentation - January 2011

Alert readers (ARs) who are interested in the business of beer will enjoy reading Dethroning the King by Julie MacIntosh, the saga of InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch. On page 26 of the book these same ARs will find a reference to yours truly, whom Ms. MacIntosh quotes with reference to Gussie Busch’s famed rides around Busch Stadium….

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