Beer Term: Caramel Malt


Beer Terms from High Octane Growler

We close out the last day of May with the fifth (!) beer term of the month. But don’t worry, we’re not going to run out.

Caramel Malt: A sweet, coppery-colored malt. Caramel or crystal malt imparts both color and flavor to beer. Caramel malt has a high concentration of unfermentable sugars that sweeten the beer and contribute to head retention.

“Sorry, did you say head retention?” Yes, indeed we did, and let’s face it, with lines like that, you won’t be getting anywhere this weekend socially. So stick with the beer term and be cool when you come to the “head retention” part of the definition. Your maturity and restraint will be appreciated.

Fred Von Tank: Has a needy friend.

In the meantime, what did we learn on this week’s edition of High Octane Growler?

We learned Fred Von Tank has a needy friend, and that he turns into a wolf when he drinks too much craft beer. We learned Scott Slonaker has been tapped for a rival podcast, but we’re hoping he remembers who made him famous.

We also learned fluoridated beer would be a really dumb idea, but probably not as dumb as the idea for Zima.

Tease: Next week, a very, very familiar voice will be making an appearance on High Octane Growler, and long-time FM 94/9 fans know the voice well. No, we’re not talking about Garett. It’s someone else, whose nickname rhymes with “buzzkill.” You’ll just have to tune into the next High Octane Growler to find out!

And now, here’s a cool lightning bolt video, pretty much the equivalent of what will happen when Tommy is struck dead by an angry God for having a few laughs at the expense of the late Huell Howser. Huell, we love you pal, and we miss you. Thanks for everything you did to promote the great and wonderful state of California and all of it’s spectacularly wild places.

Also, it’s Friday, and you need to rock out. No, really, you need this. Have a great weekend.

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