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

Libya says it’s struggling with the influx of migrants

first_imgUN says Libya recovered some 100 bodies of migrants in 2018 Related Libya ‘deports Nigerian migrants’ Libya coastguard says dozens of migrants missing Italian police have arrested the alleged pilot of a boat carrying migrants in the Italian port of Pozzallo after identifying him amongst rescued migrants Most of the migrants are using Libya as a staging ground before crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The country’s internationally recognized government says it cannot deal with the influx of migrants. CCTV’s Clementine Logan reportslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Ripley County Golf Champs

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Golf Team won The 10th Annual Ripley County Tourney at North Branch Golf Course last Night with a score of 171.The South Ripley Lady Raiders finished second with a 209. Jac-Cen-Del third at 236 and Milan only had two golfers and couldn`t field a team score.The All-Tourney Team consisted of Madison McCreary of Batesville MVP with a score of 2-under par 33.  Alana Pinckley of Batesville, Makenzie Black of South Ripley and Kaleigh Ollman of Milan tied second with a 45 and Madison Harsh of Batesville finished 5th with a 46.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img