‘Friends’-themed beer debuting at San Antonio brewery
Islla Street Brewing is launching its "Friends" Toast brew next week. SAN ANTONIO – If you’re an avid “Friends” fan, you’ll want to pivot over to this San Antonio brewery. Islla Street Brewing is releasing its “Friends Toast” brew on Monday, March 29. The flavor is an ode to the infamous trips of Monica, Ross, Joey, Rachel and Phoebe’s trips to Central Perk coffee cafe, as it’s a coffee stout “steeped with brioche, nutmeg, Mexican vanilla and finished with maple,” according to the brewery. To learn more about the brew, visit the Islla Street Brewing’s Facebook page here.
Virginia Tech and Hardywood team up for new Hokie beer
Virginia Tech and Virginia-based brewery Hardywood Park Craft Brewery have teamed up for a new Hokie beer. The beer has been dubbed the “Fightin’ Hokies Lager” — a Munich-style Helles lager that comes in at 5% alcohol by volume. “We are excited that research developed on Virginia Tech soil will be brought to market with proceeds providing scholarships for our students, enabling the expansion of research programs in our highly regarded food science program and fueling Virginia’s local economy,” said Dan Sui, vice president for research and innovation. Officials say that the beer is set to hit shelves in Virginia and the DC-metro area next spring.
Sheetz debuting special donut-infused beer for the holidays
If you’re over the age of 21, there are two things that might help you get you through the holiday season: beer and donuts. Sheetz released a new donut beer called “Project Happy Hole-idayz” that hit the shelves at 432 stores located across Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania on Friday. This new beer, brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company, is a deep golden pale ale with notes of fresh-baked donuts, vanilla frosting, graham crackers, honey and malted barley. If you’re interested, four packs of 16-ounce cans of Project Happy Hole-idayz will retail for only $7.99. This drink is only available while supplies last and will not be restocked once it’s sold out.
Sheetz partners up with Virginia brewery on its first-ever beer
Sheetz is partnering with a Virginia-based brewery to release its first-ever beer. The beer, titled “Project Watt-Ahh-Melon Ring,” is limited edition and was brewed in partnership with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery based in Richmond. Customers can buy the beer at Sheetz throughout Virginia and North Carolina and will be available for purchase starting at 4 p.m. Friday. According to Sheetz, the beer has been brewed with more than 50% wheat and more than 100 pounds of gummy rings with a 5.3% ABV. We could not be more excited to be working with them on Project Watt-Ahh-Melon Ring!”
Brewery teams up with Dunkin for donut-infused beers
Harpoon Brewery is partnering with Dunkin to create this concoction, marking the first time beers have been brewed with actual donuts from Dunkin'. Its not just that beer that hitting shelves in September, in all, the two companies are working together to produce three new beers, as well as the return of the Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter this fall:Harpoon Dunkin Pumpkin | Its brewed with real pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and a splash of coffee. ABV: 5.2%Harpoon Dunkin Boston Kreme | This Boston Kreme Stout is brewed with real Dunkin donuts and cacao nibs, which add extra dough-like and chocolatey notes to an easy-drinking, creamy Dry Irish Stout. ABV: 5.7%Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter | Harpoons first-ever tribute to the Dunkin coffee that has helped keep Harpoon brewers running, this classic American Porter combines malty notes of chocolate, caramel, and toffee with the comforting and familiar flavor of Dunkin Original Blend coffee. Harpoon Dunkin Pumpkin will be available on draft and in bottled 6-packs as well as in the new Harpoon Dunkin Dozen mix pack, which features 3 cans of each seasonal beer flavor.
Renovations move forward on Twisted Track Brewpub
The new remodel will allow staff to have an easier time complying to coronavirus restrictions, according to owner Will Landry. He and his team have been working since late last year to transform the space which formerly housed Soaring Ridge brewery to Twisted Track Brewpub. While not all the decisions were planned to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, Landry said it doesnt hurt. Twisted Track is prepared to start canning beer to allow people who choose carry out to enjoy it at home. Landry and his team hope to start brewing sometime in August and open to the public this fall.
Danville brewery brewing support for social justice issues
DANVILLE, Va. A local brewery is taking part in an effort to use beer to support social justice. Later this month, Ballad Brewing in Danville will offer the beer, Black is Beautiful. All the money from sales will go to the Danville chapter of Virginia Organizing, a nonprofit organization that works to address social justice issues. We want our space to be a space that everyone can feel welcome in, everyone can find something they enjoy on the menu. We want to support every member of our community when and where we can, said Ballad Brewing Business Operations Manager Tim Meyers.
Cracker Barrel could add beer, wine to restaurants to help reopenings
ROANOKE, Va. Some new menu items could be coming to Cracker Barrels as they start to reopen. The company, which currently offers beer and wine at 20 restaurants, said it may expand the program, according to Nations Restaurant News. The past several months have presented unprecedented challenges for Cracker Barrel, the industry and our country. I believe our strategic priorities, such as accelerating our off-premise business, combined with the rapid actions we took to bolster liquidity, strengthen our business model and adapt our operations to the circumstances have positioned us well for the recovery period to come, said Cracker Barrel President and CEO Sandra B. Cochran in a statement. NRN reports that the company announced during an investors call Tuesday that reopened restaurants are shifting to a new menu that includes new offerings such as chicken pot pie and Saturday fried pork chops.
SURVEY: Corona beer suffering from negative news around Coronavirus
ROANOKE, Va. – Corona beer is suddenly an unlikely victim of the Coronavirus. 38% of Americans wouldn't buy Corona beer "under any circumstances" because of the coronavirus, according to a recent survey. https://t.co/xNUnkZvwtE — CNN International (@cnni) February 28, 2020Obviously, the popular beer has a very similar name to the deadly disease. However, the company wants to remind everyone that they have nothing to do with the Coronavirus. A recent survey shows the brand is suffering from negative news surrounding the virus, and the timing is bad for the brand.
Google finds evidence of attempted mass iPhone hack
Leon Neal/2016 Getty Images(CNN) - Google has uncovered evidence of a sustained effort to hack large numbers of iPhones over a period of at least two years, its researchers said. The Google researchers discovered "a total of fourteen vulnerabilities," half of them linked to the iPhone's web browser. Beer described the attempted hack as a campaign to exploit "iPhones en masse." The vulnerabilities covered almost every version of the iPhone operating system "from iOS 10 through to the latest version of iOS 12," Beer added. "This indicated a group making a sustained effort to hack the users of iPhones in certain communities over a period of at least two years," he wrote.