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I THE NEW YORK SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1934. r Decorate with slice of orange and lemon -cherry. Daah off with soda. Copyright, 1934. All Bights Rcaarv**. This department answer* all In­ quiries on wine* and liquors, their selection and how to keep, serve and consume them. These journeys "Along the Wine Trail" appear dally in The Sun. FALSE HOTEL ALARM Big Police Squad Hurried to Waldorf-Astoria. Sleepy bellhops and night clerks and men and women cleaners in the lobby of the Hotel Waldorf-
Astoria were astonished at 5:45 A. M. today when eight patrolmen in uniform and six detectives, all with drawn revolvers or rifles, Along the Wine Trail Good Beer Made Today Exactly a$ Before Prohibition — The 'Silent Third9 Cocktail. BT C. SELMER FOUGNER Thirsty and tired, clear out of cheer, Bring qn the Baton of foaming beer; When spirits droop and souls repine Tap off a bumper in ambrosial wine. R. G. The reader who wrote recently to complain about the quality of present-day beer must have lost his taste for real beer during the home brew period, according to the experts consulted by the "Wine Trail." To ths authoritative opinions al- sized glass ready given in this column is add­
ed today that of the heads of the laboratory department of Anheuser Busch, Inc., with whom all of the complaints of our correspondent have been carefully checked. Ti.ob. experts inform me that all Auheuser Busch b*CYs are m*ds to­ day exactly a* 3t»y were mads De- fore prohibition. The same in­ gredients, pure barley malt, rice and hops, are used; the same fer­ menting process is used; the same lagering period of time is used, and the standard Budweiser beer of to­ day contains exactly the same per­ centage of alcohol as the famous Budweiser of preprohibition times. The company does manufacture, of course, a 3.2 beer for sale in those States which prohibit beers of high­
er alcoholic content. The technical experts of Anheuser Busch also inform me that all the larger breweries of the United States are following the old prepro­hibition methods of brewing and aging beer. It is quite possible that some breweries are not properly lagering beer at the present time. This was quite general during the early months after relegalization in April, 1933. However, since the pro­ duction of beer is now far in excess of consumption, there is no reason whatsoever for any green beer be­
ing put on the market. As to alcoholic content, the aver­
age of the best known advertised brands of beer before prohibition was 3.4 by weight. The laboratory department of Anheuser Busch has tested hundreds of bottles of high­ er alcoholic beers, many of them labeled "Not Over 10 Per Cent or 12 Per Cent Proof Spirits," or "Not Over 6 Per Cent Alcohol by Vol­
ume," or "Original Extract U Per Cent Balling," and the average al­ coholic percentage of these beers is not over 3.4 by weight. By far the largest quantity of beer consumed la the United States today is not over 3.2 by weight, and a very con­ siderable quantity contains less than that amount of alcohol. "We have never heard," says the spokesman for the company, "of any breweries using malt syrup and 'frumentum' as a substitute for malt, or cutting short the brewing period and adding a quantity of al­ cohol to bring the percentage up to standard requirements. "So far as dried grains are con­
cerned, Anheuser Busch is shipping hundreds of carloads to feed deal­
ers every week. Seme brewers have never made a practice of drying grains, perhaps on account of the expense, and have dumped them into the sewers. We do not know how general this practice is today, but there is certainly a good de­ mand for dried brewers' grains at exceptionally good prices, the mar­
ket today being $23 a ton. "The principal reason why con­
sumption of beer today is far short of the preprohibition period is ex­ cessive taxation. There has been an increase in Federal and State taxes of mors than 500 per cent over the preprohibition rate. This has practically doubled the cost of beer to the consumer." (To he continued.) "Along the Wine Trail' VOLUME II The second volume of articles oy U. Selmer Fougner printed in this column is now available. The booklet contains the Mowing- History of distillation-WHISKY. Rye, Bourbon, Scot en and Irish; GIN. Holland. English and American; history of LIQUEURS from all parts ot the world; CIDER, Applejack: MALTED LIQUORS. Beer and Ale; a few selected recipes for cocktails, punches, cups and fizzes; also advice and recipes for amateur wine makers. VOLUIIB 1 of thta *crte*~of which a aecond printing is now ready-contains Mr. Fougner'* ni(tries on winea of the world, and how to buy, keep, aerve and con­
sume them. "Along the Wine Trail' (Vol­
umes I and II) will he mailed upon receipt of fifteen certs for each, addressed to the Service Department, The Sun, 280 Broad way. New York. Army and Navy Union Criticizes Johnson ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 30. Reso­
lutions demanding ths repeal of the economy act, cash payment of ths adjusted service certificates and restoration of ths old levels of veterans compensation were passed yesterday at ths annual convention of the Army and Navy Union of the United States. Criticism of Gen. Hugh 8. Johnson for his ac­ ceptance of a salary rise also was | voiced. Robert Shrago of Atlantic ; City, senior vice-commander of the union, la to take the resolutions to' I Washington tomorrow and attempt i to present them to President 1 Roosevelt. 1111111% streamed through the Park and Lexington avenue entrances of the hotel. The night manager, John Kil- lackey, appeared in response to the policemen's inquiry: "Where's the trouble?" He assured them nothing was wrong. They informed him a burglar alarm of a protective agency had been set off. The man in charge of the agency notified the radio dispatchers at headquart­
ers and four radio cars and two detective cruisers arrived at the hotel less than a minute later in response to the radio alarm. Investigation revealed that one of the cleaners had Inadvertently set off the alarm in the manager's office. No guests were disturbed. DIXIE BELLE DISTILLED A GOOD TRAVELING COMPANION A bottle of Grab Orchard to the snitrase is a food traveling com-
panion. No artificial aging; no artificial coloring. It's just straight Kentucky whiskey, bottled from thi barrel and sold a) • fair This is the fourth of a series of articles on The Truth About Beer. Question* and Aneweri. In response to the call recently Issued in this column for the recipe of the "Silent Third" cocktail, a West Orange, N. J., "Trailer" send the formula, as supplied to him by H. Leycester Anderson Esq., of J. O. Thomson ft Co., Ltd., The Vaults, Lelth, Scotland. This firm was established in 1785, is one of the oldest and largest inde­ pendent wine and spirit houses in Scotland, and has held the Royal Warrant continuously since first granted by Queen Victoria in 1937. Mr. Anderson is one of its direc­
tors and its official taster, so the recipe given below has all necessary authenticity: One-third Scotch whisky. One-third Cointreau. One-third lemon juice. Sugar to taste. ••You will notice," writes correspondent, "the family resem­ blance to its American cousin, the Side Car. "I was Informed by Mr. Anderson that this delectable concoction was devised In Great Britain at the time the silent third gear shift was intro­duced to British cars ht.nce the name." the our 41o1f Club Cocktail-. The most popular drink at the Mount Vernon Country Club at Tuckahoe. N. Y.. is called a Queen Daisy. The recipe follows. tt jigger lemon Juice. H jigger pineapple juice. 3 teaspoons grenadine. 1 sprig mint. 1 jigger rye. Shake well, strain Into medium For Epicures find Hostesses THE WINE COOK BOOK By the Brown a Cora. Rose and Wofc "A wtifiM *Mk kMk »kieh will <»- tlfM nil ovlear* *»4 MM fM- Mltitar •( (Mtfi M< a>l*kt." •- Sew York Timr*. With men.it end rhapiert en wine* end mixed drinks. S2M. LITTLE, BROW N ft COMPANY MONADNOCK STATE FOREST, N. H. One of New Hampshire's five State Forests which offer free ramping facilities to the summer visitor. Fire permits must be oh-
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