Carpe Beer

first_imgThe other day I spent 20 minutes in the car behind two big tractor-trailers carrying brand new brewing tanks to New Belgium that’s being built in Asheville. It’s the only time I’ve ever been excited to sit in traffic. It’s difficult to express my feelings about New Belgium’s impending brewery. Giddy, excited, emotionally erect…all of these words are accurate, but they don’t do my feelings justice.And it’s not just New Belgium that I’m excited about. Catawba Brewing just opened a swanky new taproom in downtown Asheville. Wicked Weed started building their production facility on the outskirts of town. Sierra Nevada just opened their taproom and restaurant, which, by all accounts, is plated entirely in gold and everlasting rose pedals.Craft beer is booming all over the country, but there’s so much happening in Asheville, North Carolina on a variety of different scales, that it’s easy to think we’re living at Ground Zero during the Golden Age of Craft Beer. I can walk out my door and hit a dozen breweries within two miles. If you find yourself in Asheville, you can paddle a mellow stretch of the French Broad and hit half a dozen different breweries, big and small. You can mountain bike directly to the door of one brewery, on Pisgah singletrack.We’re so fortunate to be alive now and living here. It’s complete happenstance that I’ve found myself in this town, during this beautiful time in history, when craft breweries are sprouting around me like weeds. Personally, I’ve done nothing to deserve this embarrassment of riches, but I’m going to do my best to enjoy it while it lasts. As they say, all good things must come to an end. In this case, I’m not sure if they’re talking about the craft beer boom or my liver. Either way, carpe beer.last_img read more

From eyesore to extraordinary, a developer is transforming this Townsville street one house at a time

first_imgThis house is set to be complete in less than six months and is on the market for $779,000.WHAT once was an asbestos ridden eyesore in Townsville’s Belgian Gardens is soon to be a two-storey, Hamptons-style haven. Developer Pam Ellis has been rebuilding Parramatta street one house at a time — earlier this year she completed another one-off home only a few doors down.“Young families are moving into the suburb to take advantage of character homes so close to the CBD and all amenities on The Strand,” Ms Ellis said. “I designed Parramatta House to be filled with kids, love and laughter, while also ensuring plentiful breakout spaces to suit the whole family,” she said. “The large multi-zoned entertaining space downstairs has a seamless flow between indoors and out.” Tropical oasis with heart of green The home is set to be complete in less than six months and is on the market for $779,000.Ellis Developments sales co-ordinator Tammy Bacxynski said she expected the property soon would be snatched up. “We had two families competing for the last Hamptons-style home on this street, even before starting construction on it,” Ms Bacxynski said. “This property won’t stay on the market for long.” BEFORE: What was once an asbestos ridden eyesore in Belgian Gardens is soon to be a two-storey, Hamptons-style haven.MORE NEWS Restored Queenslander snapped up after amazing transformation NEW HOUSE RENDER“The design pulls from a lot of international influence with the American-style barn door and Parisian balconies upstairs. “But the structure of the home is built to suit the North Queensland climate.”The house is ideal for families, being located within the Belgian Gardens school catchment.center_img More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020OLD HOUSE Where the most houses are selling in Townsville Combining a practical location with international influence, the four-bedroom home boasts luxury cathedral ceilings and a master suite with its own Parisian-style balcony. “I chose a modern Hamptons theme because I wanted Parramatta House to be complementary to the high-end surrounding Queenslanders in the street, while being a knockout in her own design,” Ms Ellis said. MORE NEWSlast_img read more

Federer undergoes knee surgery, will miss French Open

first_img “My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,” said the world number three who reached the Roland Garros semi-finals last year. Read Also: Tennis: Federer, Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town “I hoped it would go away, but after an examination and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.” “After the surgery the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. “I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on grass!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said Thursday he would be out of action until after the French Open. The 20-times grand slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a string of tournaments including the May 24-June 7 French Open. Switzerland’s Roger Federer pictured after beating Spain’s Rafael Nadal during an exhibition match in Cape Town on February 7 “As a result, I will miss Dubai, India Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open,” he said. The 38-year-old explained that he had intended to avoid surgery if possible but the knee problem refused to go away.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their Kids6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever Made10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericalcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

La Liga: Barcelona launch own range of protective masks

first_img Loading… Read Also: Ighalo to pen massive deal at Shenhua after Man Utd exit “The masks are locally made in Mataró in Catalonia and use 100% ecological cotton and fulfil all health requirements and regulations,” the club said. “It is a hygiene mask for everyday use that is reusable and its protection against the transmission of Covid-19 is guaranteed to up to 40 washes with a recommended use of eight hours between washes.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona launched their own line of protective masks on Monday as the first of their official club shops reopened after more than two months of inactivity due to coronavirus. Barcelona’s club-branded protective masks are available in three different models Phase One of the Spanish government’s four-step de-escalation plan began in Barcelona on Monday and the Catalan club restarted business in their Passeig de Gracia store with the sale of the new product. “FC Barcelona launch the sale of their first line of protective masks which are available in three different models with exclusive designs from Monday via the Barça Store on Passeig de Gràcia in the city,” the club said on their official website. Barca said that the masks, which will cost €18 (£16) each, are available in three designs, with new models available in the coming weeks. They can be purchased online from Tuesday.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese Actresses10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A Lot10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more