Guinness Nitro IPA: Let’s Get It On

first_imgGuinness recently announced that they’ll start distributing cans of a new Nitro IPA in the U.S., which is kind of a big deal. If you’re not familiar with nitro beers, they’re like your smooth talking, better looking cousin. Brewers substitute nitrous oxide for a portion of the carbon dioxide when they’re carbonating the beer, and the result is silky smooth goodness that rivals anything Barry White ever recorded. The technology to add nitro to a canned beer is limited and expensive, so you don’t see a lot of canned nitro beers out there.  The standard Guinness Stout is the most common nitrogenated beer on the market.Oskar Blues puts a nitro version of their scotch ale, Old Chubb in a can. And that’s about it for breweries in our neck of the woods. Fortunately, most brewpubs and small breweries release small batches of nitro beers on tap. It’s a treat when you spot one of these smooth beers in the wild, sort of like when you’re hiking and you see a black bear. It’s exhilarating.Once every two months or so my wife tells me I have to take her out for a proper date. “Not burritos,” she says. She wants a place with forks and wine. A place where a half dozen roasted almonds will run you $8. Swell. I was having dinner with her at one of those fancy restaurants (the kind of place where you order the pasta because it’s the cheapest thing on the menu, but they only give you one ravioli on your plate so you have to go get burritos after) when I spotted Pisgah Brewing’s Stout on nitro. Bully for me. I’ve had this particular stout before, but never on nitro.On its own, it’s a decent beer. Good but nothing to write home about. On nitro, it becomes this velvet, coffee bomb–the kind of thing you want to get naked and bathe in.Stouts are the most common beer put on nitro because the already rich, subtle body of the style lends itself well to the nitrous. But I’ve been in brewpubs recently where just about every style under the brew kettle was given nitro treatment. Ok, not every style. Sours and wheat beers might suck on nitro, but lagers, pales and IPA–you’d be surprised what a shot of Barry White will do to these beers, adding a whole new dimension to appreciate. Mostly, what we’re taking about here is texture. Nitro can bring out flavors that are typically more subtle in a beer (it brings out notes of coffee in the Pisgah Stout) but mostly, the gas just makes the beer feel better in your mouth. That’s a weird sentence to read (and a weird one to write, I assure you) but that’s the deal. Nitro makes a beer feel better. and that’s an interesting proposition.In the words of Mr. White, “let’s get it on.”last_img read more

Klijnsma calls for choice, solidarity and collectivity in pensions dialogue

first_imgPart of the dialogue will be nationwide meetings, where the Cabinet aims to check and supplement its own views, she said.She added that, depending on the interest and needs arising from these sessions, platforms for specific groups could be established.Klijnsma stressed that anyone with ideas about a sustainable pensions system could participate in the national dialogue, which will be held between September and December.The results of the broad discussion are to be laid down in a framework note, which will also include findings on the issue of the Social and Economic Council (SER).The state secretary said the outline note would include trends in society and experiences with foreign pension systems, and would be tabled in Parliament next spring.She added that the Cabinet would also address the consequences for the design of the system update, as well as possible transition routes and policy variants. Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, has said freedom of choice on pension arrangements, solidarity on risks and income and which collective approach and players should shoulder which responsibilities will be the main issues in the ongoing debate over the long-term future of the Dutch pensions system.Outlining her plans for future talks, Klijnsma said a new website,, would become the focal point for the debate.She said the site – which is to go live in mid-August – would not only provide insight into the government’s orientation via surveys and polls but also contain links to the policy documents of important players in the debate. To support to dialogue process, Klijnsma presented a clarification of the definitions of the crucial concepts for the discussion.last_img read more

Decatur County Corrections Officer Injured In Crash

first_imgA corrections officer at the Decatur County Jail remains hospitalized following a vehicle accident early Monday morning.According to the Greensburg Daily News, Luke Schmidt, 21, of Greensburg, remains in intensive care.Schmidt was traveling south on Highway 421 near C.R. 200S in a pickup truck when he drifted off the roadway and hit a group of trees. The crash was reported around 12:57 a.m. Monday.Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen said preliminary investigations indicate Schmidt may have fallen asleep at the wheel.Schmidt was transported to an Indianapolis hospital for head injuries.last_img read more

Swedish government calls for review of ‘excessive’ gambling advertising

first_img LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Svenska Spel delivers on social mandate despite COVID-19 impacts July 20, 2020 Submit Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Related Articles Share Hosting a press conference, Sweden’s Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi has confirmed that the government will undertake a review of ‘aggressive marketing practices’ attached to licensed gambling incumbents.The Swedish government has sanctioned the Gaming Market Commission – Spelmarknadsutredningen to carry out the review – assessing whether to implement new tools or restrictions on ‘overly aggressive’ marketing practices.In its mandate, Spelmarknadsutredningen will be asked to consider whether the introduction of new ‘advertising control tools/functions’ will reduce harmful gambling.The commission will further be asked to assess whether standard operator marketing functions such as bonuses, jackpots and free spins should be limited or restricted.In addition, Spelmarknadsutredningen will be tasked with detailing regulatory guidance on the introduction of stricter controls on gambling advertising and marketing – assessing potential product bans and broadcast restrictions.Addressing national media, Shekarabi stated that the Spelmarknadsutredningen review had been sanctioned to address concerns attached ‘excessive advertising, witnessed in Sweden’s newly reformed gambling marketplace’.In previous updates, Shekarabi had warned licensed incumbents of excessive advertising, calling for betting leadership to present a responsible advertising roadmap.Three months into Sweden’s new regulatory framework, concerns have arisen with regards to problem gambling controls and the gambling industry’s image.This April, Svenska Spel Chief Executive Patrik Hofbauer ordered the state-owned operator to terminate all casino related advertising immediately.Hofbauer branded industry advertising as unstainable, stating that Svenska Spel could not support the advertising a vertical labelled as the ‘most harmful for Swedish consumer’ by the Swedish Public Health Authority.last_img read more

Weightlifting aims for 20 gold

first_imgPNG Weighting Federation president Sir John Dawanincura says the team has been training hard and he is looking forward to good results.PNG Weight lifting has a 19 member team which consists of nine females and ten males.18 members of the team were sent to train in Noumea last month.“We have done so well in other international games and for the Pacific Games  it is our vision to win at least between 17 – 20 gold medals,” says Sir John.Sir John says in the female section, weight lifter Lorraine Harry has done well in improving by 15 kilograms.He says it is their dream to win on home soil because they know their own strengths and weaknesses and that of their opponents.PNG Weight lifting has spent at least K1.4 million on its preparations for the games.last_img read more