Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer Chocolate. Flowers. A sappy card. These are the easy tropes that linger in the wings every Valentine’s Day. Just in case nothing else comes to mind or boldly presents itself in advance, these are the intrepid last minute standbys.Thanks to these items, you can safely add beer to that list of easy-to-acquire but also beloved Valentine’s Day gifts. Whether you theme a six pack of sweet, dark chocolate stouts or light and effervescent French saisons, make sure that the delivery is seasonally appropriate with these gift packages.Beer Greetings sells through its website, Amazon and at select retailers. The company specializes in bright, graphic, six-pack cardboard beer holders with an attached greeting card. It’s the perfect way to gift beer for a birthday, a special thank you, or even Valentine’s Day. The new “Six Ways to Say I Love You” option is the craft beer nerd’s version of Cupid’s bow and arrow.As for what to put in your special friend’s six-pack, always go with what they love to drink. But, if you’re not sure about their favorites, or if they’re the type who loves to try something new, go for a mix of sweet (Funky Buddha’s Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter), spicy (Prairie Artisan Ale’s Bomb! imperial stout with ancho peppers), fruity (Fruli strawberry Belgian ale) and bubbly (Boulevard’s Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale).If gifting a big bottle to share is more your style, Rogue’s Chocolate Stout and Double Chocolate Stout make for a formidable side-by-side tasting experience and also look impressive in 22-ounce decorative bottles. Both beers use Rogue’s Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout as the base, with a heaping dose of Dutch chocolate thrown into the mix. The Double Chocolate amps up everything with even more oat, chocolate, and honey flavors coming to the fore.But, as delightful as bottles and cans can be, sometimes nothing beats a good draft beer. Whether it’s from the neighborhood brewery or it’s been shipped across the ocean, giving the gift of draft is possible thanks to craft beer’s growing growler culture. Gifting an engraved growler for Valentine’s Day let’s you put your personal message of love right there for the world to see. Etching Expressions will work with you to develop custom artwork and create a reusable expression of devotion with prices starting at $85.Chocolate. Flowers. A sappy card. Or beer. The choice is yours. Valentine’s Day only happens once a year, so make the right choice. Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Editors’ Recommendations
Kabul: An Afghan official says at least nine people have been killed when the truck they were riding in hit a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province. Yousof Younosi, a provincial council member, says 18 civilians were wounded in the explosion on Monday afternoon in the district of Khakrez. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but Younosi blamed the Taliban who often use roadside bombs to target Afghan security forces in the province. He says women and children were among those killed but he couldn’t provide an exact breakdown. All the victims were members of the same family and their close relatives who were on their way to a shrine. Younosi added that some of the wounded are in critical condition.
Rabat – South by Southwest officials have apologized to the Muslim Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad after she was denied registration at the festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday for wearing a hijab.The organizers of South by Southwest, an annual set of film, interactive media, and music festivals that takes place in mid-March in Austin, Texas in the United States, were angered by their employer who asked Muhammad to remove her headscarf before she would be given credentials to get into the festival.The American Olympian tweeted about the incident on Saturday afternoon. I was just asked to remove my hijab at SXSW Registration for my ID badge.. I can’t make this stuff up #SXSW2016— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) March 12, 2016She also tweeted that she was given the wrong ID badge, with her name misprinted on the badge.Thennnnn I was given the wrong ID! From now on my name is Tamir & I work for Time Warner Inc #SXSW2016 pic.twitter.com/TE3jJR16P6— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) March 12, 2016Immediately after the tweets went viral, the officials of the festival released a statement, apologizing to the Muslim American fencer.“It is not our policy that a hijab or any religious head covering be removed in order to pick up a SXSW badge,” the statement read.“This was one volunteer who made an insensitive request and that person has been removed for the duration of the event. We are embarrassed by this and have apologized to Ibtihaj in person, and sincerely regret this incident,” they added.
The party cadres raised slogans against the Sri Lankan army and the Centre. Several people had come from Coimbatore to take part in the protest. (Colombo Gazette) The two army officers undergoing training in Tamil Nadu will return to Sri Lanka following protests by the Tamil Nadu government, the army said today.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jeyaram had raised still opposition to the training given to the Sri Lankan military at the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) located within the Wellington cantonment area in Tamil Nadu. Last week around 400 members across 15 political outfits, including MDMK, Thanthai Periyar Diravida Kazhagam (TPDK), VCK, Tamil Desam, Tamil Ealam Viduthalai Students’ Organization, gathered at the Manekshaw Bridge, widely known as Black Bridge Junction in Wellington, and staged a protest against the training of two Sri Lankan officers. They demanded that the central government send the officers back home.