Spring Into Beer: Pairing Local Seasonal Beers with Food

first_imgYes, the flowers are blooming and trees are budding, but here’s what’s really important about spring: your local breweries are pumping out tasty seasonal brews. We’ve sorted through the field of spring beers and found eight exciting seasonal releases and suggested a local food that pairs well with each beer. Eat, drink, and get dirty.Nooner IPASierra Nevada • Mills River, N.C. This March, Sierra Nevada is releasing a variety pack with four different IPA’s in a variety 12 pack. You’ll probably recognize the Torpedo, Sierra Nevada’s popular IPA, but you’ll find three new beers in the pack, the Snow Wit White IPA, Blindfold Black IPA, and the Nooner Session IPA, which has a lighter body and lower alcohol by volume than your typical IPA, but is still loaded with citrus and grapefruit flavor from the whole-cone American hops. Lighter IPA’s go great with grilled asparagus and mushrooms from local farmers.Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse AleTerrapin Beer Company • Athens, Ga.Terrapin’s spring seasonal hits the shelves in April, and Terrapin, which is known for its fun-loving experimentation, pays homage to its home state by dropping 10 pounds of peaches per barrel into this wheat beer. It’s an easy-drinking, slightly sweet, slightly tart beer that explodes with peach notes. Douse a salad of fresh greens with a vinegar based dressing to cut through the sweetness of the Peach Farmhouse.Gruffmeister MaibockFoothills Brewing • Winston-Salem, N.C.The maibock is a traditional German spring beer, known for its malty-sweet character and (typically) high alcohol content. Gruffmeister doesn’t disappoint with big hits of malt in this deep, golden beer that has been classified as “dangerous,” because it’s incredibly easy to drink, but has a wicked ABV of 8.5 percent. Can’t wait for May? Foothills has introduced an IPA of the month club, promising a different fresh, experimental IPA every month. Find the March IPA at the brewpub or in big bomber bottles. Maibocks work well with seafood. May we suggest a big bowl of shrimp and grits?Double IPAHi-Wire Brewing • Asheville, N.C.Everyone loves an IPA in the spring, and brewers are typically happy to accommodate. Hi-Wire, one of Asheville’s newest breweries, is falling all over themselves to deliver that fresh hop goodness in their new, seasonal Double IPA. You can expect soaring IBU’s and an ABV that nears the 10 percent mark. This is a serious beer for serious hop-heads. Bitter, citrusy Double IPAs pair well with smoked beef and sharp cheeses.El Hefe Speaks!DC Brau • Washington, D.C. El Hefe is a traditional German-style hefeweizen that’s become one of D.C.’s most welcome seasonal’s, thanks to DC Brau’s flawless execution of the beloved hefe style. It’s a hazy beer, with light notes of banana and a crisp, carbonated finish that screams for warm weather and a sunny patio. It’s easy on the hops and relatively sessionable at 5.3 percent, so it goes down easy on a warm day after a long run or ride. Look for it this spring in cans and 22-ounce bombers. Hefeweizens go hand in hand with light food (salads, chicken, seafood) and soft, rich cheeses.UberPilsBlue Mountain Brewery • Afton, Va. Take your standard pilsner (light, crisp, easy drinking) and crank it up to 11, and you get UberPils, an imperial pilsner with 7.5 percent ABV and an unexpected, but welcome, 40 IBU’s. You’ll find plenty of malt backbone followed by a bit of fruity citrus from the hops. This is the pilsner for people who think pilsners are for pansies. Look for it on draft and in big, 750ml bottles in March and April. It’s hard to find a food that doesn’t pair well with a pilsner, but bratwurst is the classic coupling. You’re in luck, Blue Mountain has a restaurant with a killer local bratwurst that’s boiled in its own lager, sandwiched in a locally-baked bun and topped with kraut and ale mustard.Chin MusicCenter of the Universe Brewing • Ashland, Va. This Vienna-style amber lager pays homage to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, a double-A minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. It’s a session beer, malty but crisp, with a low ABV (4.5 percent), made for warm weather and long days. Center of the Universe (COTU) is a young, but growing brewery—the Richmond Squirrels served their Ray Ray’s Pale Ale last season. The beer launches March 1 on draft and in cans. Ambers pair well with salty snacks and grilled meat. In other words, most of the food you’ll find at a baseball game.  Little Red RooStarrStarr Hill • Crozet, Va. Most breweries lean toward IPA’s and hefe’s when the weather turns warm, but Starr Hill is going the other direction by bringing us their dense and delicious Little Red RooStarr coffee cream stout beginning March 1. You’ll get everything you want from a milk stout—notes of chocolate, caramel, and a strong malty backbone that’s balanced by locally roasted coffee. Find it in 22-ounce bombers. Coffee stouts are great with dessert, particularly chocolate.last_img read more

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Design is the new differentiator in mobile banking

first_imgAs understanding of basic mobile banking applications increases and the differentiation between mobile banking apps becomes less defined, the importance of mobile design takes center stage. The key is to combine functionality with simplicity.by: Sandeep SoodAsk people about their favorite apps, and you’ll get a slew of answers: Instagram, Yelp, and Google Maps. What you aren’t likely to hear is, “my bank’s app.”A study from the Federal Reserve shows that there are untapped markets waiting for mobile banking. Millions of consumers are going to start banking on mobile in the next twelve months. But millions more aren’t interested.Financial institutions have done a fairly good job at getting their applications onto their customer’s phones. They’ve done a far worse job at generating enthusiasm around their mobile offerings. A big reason for this lack of enthusiasm comes down to bad design: clunky UX, confusing UI, difficult logins, unattractive graphics and an overload of information frustrate many customers, and keep others away. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Jasenka Kranjčević, IZTZG: How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect health security in the tourism sector

first_imgIt is known that the health security of tourism significantly depends on compliance with health regulations, health opportunities, but also the organization of the national, regional and local public health system. Precisely this last fact showed that where there is a well-organized public health system on humane principles, the pandemic was kept under control as much as possible and did not significantly affect the overall health system. If no vaccine is found in the foreseeable future, in all areas where tourism takes place, it is necessary to ensure stricter social distance and hygiene (restaurants, beaches, public swimming pools, sports buildings, cultural buildings, souvenir shops, shops, etc.). In that case, it will be necessary to change / supplement the regulations, recommendations, plans and studies on possible reception capacities which regulate the maximum number of tourists, e.g. for beaches, hotels, swimming pools, etc.  Attachment: dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević: Tourism and Health Security “Tourism and health security“Is the title of a new professional paper from the Institute of Tourism, this time by dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević in which she commented on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect health security in the tourism sector.  It is known that tourism has an interdisciplinary dimension, and depending on its spatial coverage and intensity, so far it has been more or less monitored through its impact and connection with the economy, law, transport, environment, spatial planning, architecture, etc. work dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević. and adds that now that tourism has been hit by a pandemic, its perhaps neglected dimension is visible, and that is the health security of tourism, but in a different way. Also, Kranjčević emphasizes that given the mobility of tourists and the desire to change the destination, the question of the right to move and monitor movement arises. In the tourist promotion of Croatia, she should, among other things, emphasize and emphasize the tradition and results of the public health system, concludes Kranjčević. It is known that trust between tourist supply and demand takes a long time to build, and can be easily lost due to emergencies, which is perhaps the biggest problem. The pandemic has shown that health security in tourism (tourists, tourism stakeholders and the domicile population) may not have been highlighted enough, but has now proved very important and should be taken into account when planning and monitoring the sustainable development of tourism. Therefore, it may be time to establish new relationships at the global level, among other things, to monitor the sustainable development of tourism. center_img Perhaps medical, health, dental tourism and other types and forms of tourism will gain new meaning and be more strongly connected with health security and the health system, Kranjčević points out and emphasizes that a strong national and regional health system, as well as the ability to fast and quality response, certainly have a strong connection with tourism in the context of a sense of security of a destination. Tourism will be increasingly linked to health security2 and monitoring the public health system where tourism takes place. This means that in the new relations, the issue of health security will become an important segment in the preparation of travel, choosing a destination, but also the provision of services in tourism, believes Kranjčević. In the end, he points out that it is assumed that the feeling of health security in tourism will become one of the important impressions and challenges for the destination, but also for witnesses in tourism as well as the local population. Therefore, the perception of quality health security and services may be increasingly important for tourism, and it will be necessary to expand research in this regard as well. Therefore, perhaps now is the time to reconsider the existing principles and settings of sustainable tourism development, its interdisciplinarity, and thus the health security of tourism at all levels. The entire professional work of dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević read in the attachment: Regardless of how the recovery of the tourism industry after the pandemic is designed, there is no doubt that health security in tourism will gain a new dimension through the establishment of new relationships with the economy, law, transport, spatial planning, architecture, reception capacity, health, agriculture, culture , sports, etc. It is understood that not only the health security of tourism is important, but also the health security of the local population. Cover photo: Porapak Apichodilok/ Pexels.comlast_img read more

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Planned mass women’s strike in Mexico like ‘Cinderella’ dream come true, organizer says

first_imgActivist Arussi Unda knew many across Mexico shared her fury over violence against women and impunity for the perpetrators, but she was still surprised when her vision of women staging a national one-day strike took off beyond her home state.In many towns and cities, women next Monday will skip school, work and other activities to show how public life looks without them, delivering a critique of the violence that has led to a surge in femicides, or gender-motivated killings of women.”It’s like a Cinderella story,” Unda told Reuters, marveling at how her obscure 15-member feminist collective Brujas del Mar [“Witches of the Sea”] had suddenly been thrust into the national spotlight by the protest it helped inspire. Topics : “This is like the lost village, the tiny collective, the nobody women … but sooner or later, it was going to happen,” said Unda, whose group in the eastern state of Veracruz lives off its own funds, plus sales of bandannas and key chains.Femicides in Mexico jumped 137% in the past five years, according to Mexican government statistics, as gang violence pushed the national murder tally to record heights. Most violent crimes go unsolved.In Veracruz, one of the main battlegrounds of warring drug cartels, femicides leapt almost 300% to 159 in 2019, fueling the indignation of women’s advocacy groups.”Women in Mexico are fed up,” said Unda, 32, the spokeswoman for Brujas del Mar, which became known in Mexico late last year for its advocacy of abortion rights.center_img “It’s not just the obvious crisis of femicides in Mexico but also what happens every day at home, at school, at work. There’s no place that is safe for us.”Notorious cases including the recent kidnapping and killing of a young girl, and the newspaper publication of photos of a 25-year-old woman’s mutilated corpse, have pushed the strike known as “a day without us” to the center of national politics.Support for next Monday’s protest, one day after International Women’s Day, has cut across a swath of society from companies and universities right up to government ministries.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said government employees are free to join the walkout. But he has also accused political opponents of seeking to exploit the country’s security problems to undermine his administration.Unda dismissed his comments as a macho and condescending attitude toward the organizers.”So, we’re stupid, or what?” she said. last_img read more

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PECO calls on MORE Power: ‘LET’S NOT COLLECT FROM CONSUMERS’

first_img“Paying for billsis the last thing anyone should have to worry about given the current publichealth crisis. There is much more going on that needs attention,” said Cacho.“Our legal battle continues but let us show compassion and stand together inthese trying times.”/PN This informationwas also not supplied to the ERC prior to the March 5 hearing, said Cacho. The company hadtried to collect payments for the March billing cycle despite PECO’s continuouspurchase of power for Iloilo City, added Cacho. MORE Power shoulddo the same, said PECO Head of Public Engagement and Government Affairs MarceloCacho, pointing out that with the enhanced community quarantine being extendeduntil May 15 due to the raging coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic,people and businesses adversely affected are having difficulty paying theirelectricity bills. MORE was granteda Provisional Authority, but it was revealed in a March 5 hearing by ERCHearing Officer Atty. Ma. Corazon Gines that MORE had not officially been granteda CPCN by the ERC. “It has alreadybecome too difficult for consumers, so we will not be collecting payments untilthe courts’ and regulators’’ decisions are clear,” said Cacho. “We have torespect the law and the law has not yet decided. I suggest that MORE Power dothe same thing — that is, to not collect payments because the courts have notyet decided on the case. It is not fair to the consumers.” PECO willcontinue to send billing statements so that customers can keep track of theirconsumption, but the company urges them to hold off on paying for the timebeing. Customers may,however, continue to pay PECO for the February billing cycle. Cacho wasreferring to the pending clarification with the Energy Regulatory Commission(ERC) regarding the status of both companies’ Certificate of Public Convenienceand Necessity (CPCN). MORE Power alsopreviously claimed that it had been supplying power through its own contractssince early March. However, it had only officially registered with theIndependent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines Inc. (IEMOP) onMarch 26, said Cacho. This addendum wasreiterated twice, once on March 2 and again on March 6. Moreover,according to Cacho, Judge Emerald Contreras of the Iloilo Regional TrialCourt’s Branch 23 issued an addendum to the Writ of Possession used by MOREPower to takeover PECO’s substations stating that operations are to be strictlymaintained by PECO personnel. “Our legal battle continues but let us show compassion and stand together in these trying times,” says Panay Electric Co. Head of Public Engagement and Government Affairs Marcelo Cacho, pointing out that with the enhanced community quarantine being extended until May 15 due to the raging coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, people and businesses adversely affected are having difficulty paying their electricity bills. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Cacho: Better waituntil COVID-19 crisis eases ILOILO City – Tohelp power consumers during this time of economic uncertainty, Panay ElectricCo. (PECO) announced it won’t be collecting payments for power bills for theperiod of March onwards, until the current health crisis eases and the pendinglegal issues with MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE) have been clarified.last_img read more

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Premier League World visits Sanski Most and promotes BiH

first_imgYoung Bosnian Aldin Karabeg intrigued the English public after he sent 92 letters to English clubs, asking them why he should cheer for them. It all resulted in his trip to Everton where he met Muhamed Bešić. Premier League World made a report on Karabeg, thus making huge promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Karabeg spoke about the life in BiH and the attitude of Bosnians and Herzegovinians towards football. He was talking in fluent English language, while the background showed inserts from Sanski Most. It was a great promotion for the young man and the entire BiH.Premier League World is one of the shows that serve as an announcement for the upcoming round of the Premiership every week and topics treated in this show are usually related to fans and former players of Premiership.The show that reported on Aldin Karabeg also reported about the former player of Real Madrid, Roma and Arsenal Julio Baptista, which speaks enough about the significance of the contents. Considering the fact that the Premier League World is broadcast by prominent TV houses like BT Sport and Sky Sports, it is clear what kind of promotion this was for Aldin Karabeg, Sanski Most, and the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina.It all started when Karabeg sent 92 letters to 92 English clubs, asking them why he should cheer for them. He received ten responses, and eventually he chose Everton. He received a video message from the BiH national team player and midfielder of Everton Muhamed Bešić, and then he traveled to the Island and visited Everton. Karabeg was on the stands of the Goodison Park during the league match between Everton and Crystal Palace, which ended with the result of 1:1.The entire show Premier League World can be watched on this link.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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