Best of the Fest
Grab your stein and fill it high with a hearty Oktoberfest brew
In this holiday of abundance, of overflowing steins and bars and dirndls, let's pause to consider the fuel of this debaucherous blaze: the beer. The time is Oktoberfest and the style is Märzen. Named for the month in which it's brewed (March), this caramel lager spends its summer fermenting cool and slow—before refrigeration, the beer was stored in Bavarian caves—emerging dark, rich and autumnally mature in color and taste in the fall.
Narragansett Beer display at The Lyceum Sept. 2
Tropical Storem Irene passed through on Sunday causing severe flooding in many parts of New Hampshire. Damage to the immediate Tamworth area was limited to some localized outages caused by falling tree limbs and temporary road closures. Nearby towns including Conway and Bartlett, sustained more severe damage and inconvenience to residents.
Rolex Transatlantic Race : British Soldier: Past half way
Thursday, 07 July 2011
Position at 2200hrs Z, Weds 6 Jul: 46degs27 N, 38degs06 W (610 NM due E of Newfoundland)
Great white sail reaching all day, heading due E at over 9 kts - we logged 210 miles in the 24hrs to 1800hrs today. Key decision is when to head further N, away from this band of stronger wind and closer to the GC route and find our way through the ridge of high pressure to the E. Possibly tonight as the wind starts to veer... The fog's back after a 10hr absence. Hopefully this is limited to preceding a front coming up on us tonight. Small celebration at lunchtime, since we passed the halfway point last night. It looked more like a mid-Atlantic mess meeting, with a Narragansett beer and cigars. 1500miles down, around 1300 to go. Almost hit a whale, but he ducked just in time. Otherwise all's well. :-)
Spinnakers launches new menu items in time for summer
By Ken Shane
Mike Ridge has owned Spinnakers for seven years, but the East Ferry location has been a destination for ice cream lovers for a considerably longer period of time.
“I purchased it in 2004,” Ridge said. “It had the name Spinnakers for a few years prior to that, but it has been in this particular location for about 30 years, under one name or another. It’s always been some sort of restaurant, bakery or ice cream store.”
Miriam Expert: Is Beer Good for You?
Just in time for summer parties: Knocking back a beer or two each night could have some health benefits, according to recent reports from the American Dietetic Association. According to the ADA, some of the chemical and nutritional components of beer has potentially bone-building, heart-helping benefits.
Rockland Recollections: The Narragansett Beer Wagon
It was 1943, World War II was upon us and the citizens of Rockland were getting accustomed of that dirty word "rationing." Certain food items were rationed in our grocery stores and gasoline was rationed in several ways.
The regular driver of an automobile was allowed a certain amount of gasoline a week. Commercial businesses were allowed more to get their goods and services delivered. It seemed in either case that there was not enough gasoline available, except for the black market, which we won't get into in this writing, to satisfy every driving need.