The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 145

In Episode #145 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • COVID-19/coronavirus and its potential impact on local businesses/restaurants/bars. All events here or otherwise noted subject to local ordinance/guidelines over the next few weeks.
  • Shokunin Ramen plans a pop-up at Mission Pizza on March 21.
  • Black Mountain Chocolate to move to Bailey South and change their name to Black Mountain Chocolate Bar.
  • SILO Bistro and Bar to offer pickup take-home meals.
  • The Hot Dog Tasting Trolley Tour is back. Visit the website and enter “Man5” as the code to get $5 off the price and make your reservation.
  • Carrabba’s has two wine dinners coming up this month, on St. Patty’s Day and the next Wednesday. To find out more and reserve your tix, visit here.
  • Food holidays and history.

A clarification on “bock” beer — According to BeerAdvocate: Bock is a bottom fermenting (sic) lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer, in general, is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be assertive enough to balance, though must not get in the way of the malt flavor, most are only lightly hopped.

Bottom fermenting — Merriam-Webster: a slow alcoholic fermentation during which the yeast cells collect at the bottom of the fermenting liquid, which takes place at a temperature of 4 to 10° C and which occurs in the production of lager beer and of wines of low alcohol content

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Bon Appetit!

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