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I can’t Bear — no, I Colt stand — the thought of a Super Bowl without Bud.


A little pigskin humour. Apologies to the children out there whose parents will repeat that one.


Well, if you haven’t been hammered over the head enough times by the world’s most dominant brewer in the last week, maybe you got a headstart on your spring cleaning.


If you’re having people over, I’m here to tell you not to be ashamed if you buy a 28-pack of the beechwood-aged brew (28 bottles, $41.25). Delicious? Not really. But, what the hell, it’s Super Bowl beer. Someone will drink it.


I have 10 rules to truly enjoy a Budweiser Super Bowl party with 10 or more people this weekend for you. Here goes:




  1. Serve cold: Very cold, please. When you’re asking for a cold one, be sure to ask, “Can I get a Bud, buddy?” If you’re serving, ask back: “Hey, Buddy, do you wanna Bud, buddy? One Bud for my buddy, coming right up, buddy. Anybody else?” The back and forth banter will have them in stitches until the 27th bottle.



  2. Keep the glasses in the cupboard: This is Super Bowl, not the Miss America pageant. If someone asks for one, furrow your eyebrows, shake your head, and yell “Da Bears /Colts, baby! Whoo!” Then walk away.



  3. No light beer: If someone wants to save 40 calories per pop, tell ‘em to drink 1-2 less.



  4. Gotta have wings: At right is a quick recipe from Frank’s Hotsauce.



  5. Include the girls: Make sure the Cathys, Ninas and Tinas who might be stuck at your party have something other than typical caveman sports guy food with their Bud. After all, how many women do you know that love Frank’s Hot Sauce and chicken wings?

    So how about some taboulleh kasha? Some folks are trying to keep New Year’s resolutions, so give them a hand.

    Girls, get in on the dummy talk, and tell your host: “I want some taboulleh-boolley, Bwian!”



  6. Serve more food.



C’mon Colts!


Sláinte!



suds@metronews.ca

















Red Zone Buffalo Wings(Time 40 min, Serves 6)

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 1/2 lb. chicken wings, split and tips discarded



  • 3/4 cup Frank’s Redhot Buffalo Wing Sauce



  • Blue cheese salad dressing



  • Celery sticks






PROCEDURE:




  1. Bake wings at 450 degrees for 45 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and crispy, turning often. Place in large bowl.



  2. Combine Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce and wings; toss well to coat evenly.



  3. Serve wings with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.





















Taboulleh kasha (Serves 6)





INGREDIENTS:




  • 250 ml (1 cup) kasha



  • 2 ml ( 1/2 tsp) salt



  • 4 green onions, chopped



  • 50 ml ( 1/4 cup) chopped parsley



  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh coriander



  • 1 small carrot, grated



  • 1 each red and yellow pepper, sliced thinly



  • 250 ml (1 cup) corn



  • 2 cloves garlic, minced



  • 75 ml (1/3 cup) lemon juice



  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) soy sauce



  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) extra-virgin olive oil



  • 1 large tomato, sliced in small wedges



  • 50 ml ( 1/4 cup) green olives, sliced






PROCEDURE:




  1. In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast kasha, stirring constantly, until kasha turns amber and smells fragrant, about 5 minutes.



  2. Meanwhile, bring 500 ml (2 cups) water to a boil; add toasted kasha and salt. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Cool.



  3. In a large bowl, combine green onions, parsley, coriander, carrot, peppers and corn. Toss and add to cooked kasha. Stir.



  4. Whisk together garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce and olive oil. Pour over kasha mixture; stir together.



  5. Garnish with tomato slices and sprinkle with olives.



  6. Chill for 30 minutes. Serve on lettuce- or spinach-lined platter.





Nutritional information:




  • 214 calories



  • 5 g protein



  • 30 g carbohydrates



  • 10 g fat



  • 1 mg iron.





















BUDWEISER TRIVIA

1. Budweiser comes from what language?

German.





2. What is Budweiser¹s slogan?


"King of Beers."





3. When was Budweiser first introduced?


1876.





4. What kind of beer is Budweiser?


It is an American lager.





5. What is the difference between a lager and an ale?


Lagers use bottom-fermenting yeast, while ales use top-fermenting yeast.


Lagers take longer to ferment and age than ales.





6. Where should beer be stored to maintain maximum freshness?


In a cool, dark place.





7. How long does it take to brew a Budweiser?


About 30 days.





8. What is Budweiser¹s corporate symbol (hint: it¹s also an animal)?


The Budweiser Clydesdales. These ³gentle giants² have been ambassadors of Anheuser-Busch since 1933, when August A. Busch Jr. presented a hitch of the horses to his father to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition in U.S. An eight-horse hitch is led by two drivers/handlers.





9. What company brews and packages Budweiser and Bud Light for the Canadian market?


Labatt Brewing Company.





10. In what year did Budweiser become Canada¹s number one beer brand?


2004.





11. What are the five all-natural ingredients used to make Budweiser?


Budweiser is brewed using only the finest barley malt, rice, hops, yeast and water.





12. What is considered the "spice" of beer?


Hops.





13. What unique aging process is used to give Budweiser its clean, crisp, distinctive flavour?


A beechwood aging process.

 
 
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