Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 Funky & Pungent Winners

A great time was had at our January meeting.  Funky and Pungent was the adventure as always!  The winners is as follows:

1st Place            Mike Barker, Jim Frazier and Debbie Frazier - Chocolate Garlic
2nd Place            Dave Schardein - Rouster Doister
3rd Place            East meets West Cheese Puffs
Brewfood Winner    Joe Bray - Quiche with Hop infused sour cream

Prizes were awarded and no antacids were depanded.  Good Times!

Special Thanks go to our Judges who took the bullet this year!

-Joe Bray, Secretary

Saturday, January 9, 2010


When the ball dropped in Times Square at midnight on January 1, 2010, it not only heralded the onset of a fresh decade, it also marked a significant FOSSILS milestone—our club’s 20th anniversary year.

According to legend and lore chronicling the origins of FOSSILS, founding members found themselves mysteriously drawn to the fossil beds at the Falls of the Ohio on a sunny fall afternoon in 1990 where they happened upon a magical Fehr’s bottle opener firmly lodged in the ancient bedrock... 

OK, so that’s not exactly how the story goes.  But stay tuned throughout the year for real tales of the early days of FOSSILS and our illustrious founding members.

To celebrate FOSSILS and 20 years of beer, friendships, and memories (though some of them admittedly fuzzy) the club has generated, I’m heading up the FOSSILS 20th Anniversary Party Squad (TAPS).  This group will lead a variety of initiatives and activities during 2010 marking this monumental observance and, of course, likely plan some sort of celebratory shindig later in the year.
Interested in playing along with TAPS?   Let me know at the January FOSSILS meeting on 1/9 or drop me a line at or through Facebook.  We’ll find a time for TAPS to gather over a few pints, chat through ideas and start framing up plans for a great year.       Cheers! -Beth Howard

The January Newsletter is posted!

FWD>Wine Tasting, Thursday, January 14th from 5 - 8 PM

Join us on January 14th from 5 - 8 PM as our friends from the Carroll Company stop in for a great wine tasting.  Here is the lineup:

Kiona Riesling - Smooth, light, spicy flavors; slightly sweet with enough acid to balance the sugar.

Hedges CMS White - A seamless combination of pear, pineapple, gooseberry, banana & wet straw on the nose, following through on the palate. Crisp acidity is balanced by sweetness of ripe fruit & a nicely viscous mouth-feel. Grapes were sourced from four Columbia Valley vineyards: Bacchus, Dionysus, Destiny Ridge & Arete. 77% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% Chardonnay & 2% Marsanne.

Serena - A fun, slightly sweet wine to be served slightly chilled. A perfect match for desserts or for sipping.

Ali Sangiovese - This is a dark ruby-color wine, with appealing scents of black and red cherries and warm spices. Juicy and tart, it's all about simple fresh-cherry fruit and zippy acidity in a nicely balanced package. Simple, low-end Sangiovese, on the modest side, but its good quality makes it a fair ringer for a decent Chianti.

Foppiano Lot 96 - The blend in this wine avails you to an unctuous, food friendly experience. Sangiovese plays a big part in structure as well as a dynamic fruit component. Soft, ready to drink and very supple. 28% Sangiovese, 19% Petite Sirah, 17% Zinfandel, 14% Carignane, 10% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc.

ChocoVine - ChocoVine is a fine French Cabernet subtly combined with a rich dark chocolate from Holland, paired together to create a decadent, silky smooth drink. It can be served on the rocks or as the main ingredient to an array of sinful cocktails.

Rum Chata - Master blender Thomas Maas of Agave Loco Brands has combined Horchata, a sweet, cold beverage made from rice, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and real dairy cream, with five-times distilled premium Caribbean rum to create Rum Chata. The result is a creamy, smooth after-dinner drink that also helps counteract the effects of eating hot, spicy food.

This event is free and open to the public (21 and older). For more information, check out our website at

Keg Liquors
617 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway
Clarksville, IN 47129

Friday, January 8, 2010

Reminder: FOSSILS Meeting this Saturday and Funky & Pungent Compeition

Hey guys, sorry for the late reminder, this Saturday's meeting is Funky & Pungent!  Below are the guidelines:

Saturday January 9, 2010
Prost Room at Rich O's
6:15 Food Drop Off, 6:30pm Meeting
Prizes for Best of Show, Second, Third, Best with Beer as an Ingredient

Back to Basics....As Was the Original Funky and Pungent Competition
All Entries Must Be Appetizers
Entries will be judged by three highly qualified epicureans on a scale of 1 to 10 for each criteria
Presentation and Appearance
Funky is Good.... Fun is Best!
Make it smell Pungenty
Thought the ingredients are funky and pungent...
The flavor must be palatable!

Start Cooking Now!
Don't Procrastinate!
Bring Raffle Items!!!