Sweetwater Pulled Porter: This is Not a Bacon Milkshake

first_imgSocrates, the classical Greek philosopher, is credited with a lot of really insightful quotes, like “an unexamined life is not worth living,” and “the only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.” And let’s not forget his classic, “be suspicious of combining two good things.” Okay, that wasn’t Socrates, that was actually my childhood friend Damian, but it’s as wise as anything the founder of western philosophy said. Growing up, we would go see the Allman Brothers every Fourth of July and Damian couldn’t understand why the Brothers insisted on playing on the holiday every year. The Fourth is already guaranteed to be a killer party, why throw another killer party on top of it? Why not play a show on the fifth and then we’d all have two awesome days in a row instead of jamming everything into a single day. It’s solid logic that I think even Socrates would appreciate. Christmas is great, and while it might be tempting to combine Christmas and Easter into the same day, with maybe a live broadcast of the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus going at it Greco-Roman style, I think we can all agree that it’s best to spread those two holidays out. There’s only so much fun you can have on a single day before it just becomes white noise. I tend to apply that same philosophy when it comes to beer, too. Beer is great and so are things like chocolate and bananas and Christmas trees, so it might be tempting to combine two or more great things into a single package. That’s how you get Jelly Bean IPAs and Old Bay Lagers. These beers sound like a great idea, but they rarely work out and I usually find myself wishing I could separate all of the ingredients so that I could enjoy a bowl of Jelly Beans next to my IPA. So I was suspicious when Sweetwater released Pulled Porter, a bacon smoked flavored beer that, at first glance, feels a little bit like watching Santa and the Easter Bunny wrestle. Too much of a good thing, maybe even a little sacrilegious. But this beer works. The Atlanta-based brewery partnered with Fox Brothers, arguably the best barbecue joint in the city to create the smoky, pork profile. Over three days, Fox Brothers smoked one ton of malt along with racks of bacon on their wood-burning smoker. Sweetwater used that malt to give this porter a smoky, bacony element that’s strong without being overwhelming. You get a hint of bacon, but it’s not like you’re drinking a bacon milkshake. Look for the beer in four packs this winter. And in case you’re wondering, I already applied for a trademark on the term “bacon milkshake.”Related:last_img read more

Anthony Joshua may defend title behind closed-doors

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua’s first fight as the restored world heavyweight champion could take place in front of no spectators.British boxing’s governing body told promoters on Thursday it hopes to be able to have shows back from July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus outbreak. Initially, though, Bouts are expected to be held without fans, meaning Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev – the first since the Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO belts by beating Andy Ruiz Jr. in December – would surely be switched from its planned venue, the stadium of English soccer club Tottenham which can hold more than 60,000 spectators.The Joshua-Pulev fight had been scheduled for June 20 before being pushed back to an as-yet-unconfirmed date because of the pandemic.A rearranged date of July 25 has been touted.Joshua wanted the first defence of his belts to take place in London.Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, said his Matchroom Boxing organization was planning to stage “two or three” Saturday fight nights in July before returning with a bigger show, provided boxing and other sports get the go-ahead to return from the British government. Hearn said he wouldn’t want to stage a fight in an enclosed location like a TV studio because he doesn’t see how it “does anything for the sport.”“I want to build a fight camp, a different kind of environment, more dramatic,” Hearn said in an interview with the BBC. “It will look spectacular on TV. We need to dramatize it.“It’s about taking over a hotel, testing all the teams, creating a sterile fight camp where no one goes in until we know they’ve had a negative test. It’s about creating changing room areas, ring walks. It will add to the story.”The British Boxing Board of Control said if boxing was to return in July, there would be an emphasis on “minimal numbers” of officials and broadcast personnel. Medical staff were required at ringside, too.Anyone at the events will have to have been in pre-fight quarantine and had tests for COVID-19. There will initially be a maximum of five fights in a show. The BBBofC said it continues to follow advice from government and medical authorities.—Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaCoronavirusTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Maxine Dwyer, 97, Wellington: Nov. 11, 1918 – Nov. 28, 2015

first_imgMaxine DwyerMaxine Dwyer, 97 of Wellington, died on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Wellington Nursing and Rehab in Wellington.Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1 at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. Burial will be in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 until 8 p.m. Monday, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church of Wellington. Arrangements are with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. To leave online condolences please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Maxine Peace Dwyer was born on November 11, 1918, the daughter of John and Irene (Nelson) Mounce in Wellington. She was a 1936 graduate of the Wellington High School. Maxine was a homemaker who enjoyed people. She was united in marriage to Lawrence “LJ” Dwyer. She was a longtime member of the First united Methodist Church in Wellington. She enjoyed bowling for many years as well as Bingo at the V.F.W.Survivors include her son Larry Dwyer and wife Jeanne of Linn Valley, Kansas and 5 grandchildren, Boyd Lee Jones and wife Linda, Darren Dwyer and wife Lana, Jennifer Morris and husband Bill, Jill Dwyer and husband Mark Drever and Jeannine Russell and husband Pat and 9 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.Maxine was preceded in death by her parents and husband, one brother, 2 sisters, daughter, Jackie Dwyer and great-grandson, Jack Morris.last_img read more