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Virtuous aperitifs, ‘sunset gold’ ale and CBD-infused craft beers: what’s coming in (non-alcoholic) booze this October?

first_imgSource: Hop & HempNon-alcoholic, CBD-infused craft beersThe aptly named Hop & Hemp has added a duo of CBD-infused craft beers. The brews, Easy Times IPA and Lowdown Lager (both 0.5% abv) are made with 8mg of CBD per bottle, which Hop & Hemp claims “helps take the edge off an evening” (rsp: £13/4x330ml).Easy Times is billed as a “full-on IPA that delivers aromas of grapefruit and lemonade from the triple addition of American hops” which “doubles down on the fruitiness and brings in flavours of biscuit and honey”, while Lowdown Lager is “a crisp, golden pilsner-style lager that hits the palate with a gentle, spicy hoppiness and follows with notes of citrus and a lingering sweetness”. Source: ZagZagOffering a low-calorie proposition alongside being alcohol-free, new drinks firm Zag Drinks promises to deliver the “characteristics of a beer-drinking occasion”, without mimicking its flavour.Coming in at 54 calories per 330ml can, Zag’s blend of matcha green tea and botanicals including mint, cucumber, lime and lemon aims to emulate the company’s slogan – “refreshingly not beer”.“Alcohol-free beer has improved over the years and provides an important role for consumers who want a social drink but cannot, or do not want to drink alcohol,” says Jerry Goldberg, co-founder of Zag Drinks.“However, we realised that alcohol-free beer still doesn’t taste as good as beer – beer needs alcohol to create that magical beer flavour.“We have taken beer’s major attributes – a long, refreshing drink that’s not too sweet and looks good in a glass – and created an alcohol-free drink that delivers these without attempting to taste like beer.”It is soft-launching this month ahead of a national rollout in the next three months. Each month The Grocer takes an in-depth look at the hottest upcoming booze launches. This time round we’re focusing on the booming low and non-alcoholic sector with a slew of launches for the moderating drinker,Source: EverleafEverleafRiding high on the vogue for aperitifs and spritzes, Everleaf has already made it into 150 Sainsbury’s stores on the supermarket’s ‘Future Brands’ programme, as well as a variety of venues on London’s cocktail scene.It is the brainchild of bar owner Paul Matthew, whose background as a conservation biologist has seen him study plants all over the world. Everleaf contains 18 sustainably sourced botanicals, ranging from Madagascan vanilla through to Spanish saffron.  Source: Big Drop Brewing CoSunset GoldNon-alcoholic craft brewery Big Drop has unveiled a new take on the premium bottled ale: Sunset Gold is the brand’s first drink to launch in 500ml bottles rather than the traditional crafty 330ml.It is billed as a ”hay-coloured beer with a fresh floral aroma” with “a gentle bitterness and lingering finish”, and is made with Challenger hops. The brand is currently mounting a major push into cans, and claims it will package 6,500 hectolitres of beer this year in the format. Holland & Barratt began stocking bottles of its new gluten-free, vegan lager in cans in July, and Tesco Extra has just started selling Big Drop’s stout in them. center_img Source: FreestarFreestarLaunched earlier this summer, alcohol-free beer Freestar has already made waves, having picked up a 2019 World Beer Award for what judges said was its “good head”, “good hop nose” and “nice mouthfeel”.Founded in March 2019 by three friends who held senior roles at Tesla, Sipsmith and Propercorn, the startup claims to have pioneered a new way of making alcohol-free beer by blending ingredients rather than brewing them.It also promises to be a guaranteed 0.0% as it does not use yeast in the blending process.“We blend malted barley and Perle hops with pomelo and bergamot to create a world-beating, great-tasting alcohol-free beer. The old way destructively strips alcohol and flavour out of full-strength beer,” says co-founder Charlie Crawley.“Choosing not to drink alcohol shouldn’t mean choosing to compromise. So we created a ground-breaking beer that lets you get more from your night.”Freestar is available through wholesalers Bibendum and Nectar, as well as on-trade accounts across London. The brand calls it “bright and bittersweet” and suggests it be paired with either a soda or tonic water to create a “quintessential summertime spritz” (rsp: £18/50cl).last_img read more

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Sars coach says Munster title will be difficult task

first_imgPaddy believes that the exertions of the Tipp championship make it a little more difficult to come out on top in the province…Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match at Semple Stadium on Sunday gets underway at 1.50pm and will be brought to you in association with Vale Oil, Thurles, Clonmel and Waterford.We’ll also have second-half commentary on the County Senior Football Championship Final between Loughmore-Castleiney and Moyle Rovers, which takes place on Sunday afternoon too.  Coverage is in association with O’Connell’s Centra, Templemore. Thurles Sarsfields’ coach Paddy McCormack says adding the Munster title to their Tipperary crown won’t be easy.They face Ballygunner of Waterford in the quarter-finals of the provincial competition this weekend.Sars have been beaten by Cratloe of Clare and Na Piarsiagh of Limerick in the semi-finals over the past two years.last_img read more

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‘I’m Coming To Win,’ Ghana’s Ayiitey Warns Afonja Warrior     …

first_img“He holds no surprises for me. I’ve seen him fight on many occasions and can confidently say he is not as good as me. I am going to Ghana with the belt. Ghana has always been ahead of Nigeria in sports,” he bragged.The biggest fight on the night will see Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph take on Abdulrahim Ahmed of Egypt for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title. Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi will also fight for the ABU light welterweight title against Michael “Tyson” Odhiambo of Kenya.Also in the welterweight category, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will take on Chijioke “Painless” Nigige for the vacant national title. The lighweight division will see Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu go up against Kehinde “Ijoba” Badmus, while Jimoh “Hogan Jnr.” Lukman will fight Rilwan “Scorpion” Opatola.In the middleweight division, Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna will fight David “Cosmos”Awosika in a challenge bout.Tickets for the event are available online at ariiyatickets.com, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets, Freedom Park and National Stadium, Lagos.Free bus rides are available to take ticket holding fans from the stadium to the venue and back. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram GOTV BOXING NIGHT 13    Arye Ayiiteh, contender for the West African Boxing Union (WABU) middleweight title, has vowed to dethrone reigning champion, Nigeria’s Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed, when they meet at GOtv Boxing Night 13 on 26 December.The event, which will feature musical performances by Small Doctor, Simi, Falz and Reekado Banks, will witness seven bouts. Speaking from his Accra base on Sunday, Ayiitey said he is familiar with Afonja’s style, having watched him fight at various editions of GOtv Boxing Night.last_img read more

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Highlights: Freddie Freeman’s solo home run gives Braves lead over Dodgers

first_imgThe best (or worst) moments from Game 3 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves.Second inning:Things got ugly quick for the Dodgers as the Braves loaded the bases and took advantage of the opportunity. Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Braves became the youngest player to hit a grand slam in the postseason. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fourth inning: Third inning: Max Muncy followed up Taylor’s home run with one of his own. The game is tied at 5.We. Are. TIED. @Dodgers back in it 5-5!Max Muncy knew he got it too… #LetTheKidsPlay📺:Live on FS1 pic.twitter.com/qQUYy8T8ZM— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 8, 2018Sixth inning: Fifth inning:Chris Taylor with a 2-run home run brings the Dodgers within one run of the Braves early lead. LA down 5-4. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img FREDDIE FREEMAN pic.twitter.com/VeXHdHaCTu— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 8, 2018 Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies With two outs in the top of the inning, the Dodgers score a pair of runs. Braves lead 5-2. Former teammate Freddie Freeman crushes Alex Wood’s first pitch nearly into the ChopHouse. #Braves regain lead on #Dodgers 6-5 in 6th— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 8, 2018FINAL: Braves 6, Dodgers 5Freeman’s home run proved to be the difference as the Braves take Game 3 of the NLDS. Dodgers lead the series 2-1.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Gill, Karna, Amittrajit to square off at National Rally Cship

first_imgCoimbatore, Jul 29 (PTI) Top rallyists, including Gaurav Gill, Karna Kadur and Amittrajit Ghosh, will be squaring off and renewing their battles for top honours when the curtain goes up on the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) here tomorrow. Thirty-two teams will be in fray at the opening round of the championship, the MRF Rally of Coimbatore, with two-time APRC champion Gill (Team Mahindra Adventure), defending champion Karna (ARKA Motorsports INRC), two-time INRC champion Amittrajit (Team Mahindra Adventure) and Arjun Rao (AR Racing) likely to be the main contenders once again. The rally will cover a distance of 200 kilometres in and around Kethanur, on the outskirts of the city of Coimbatore, with 71.40 kilometres earmarked for 5 special stages on gravel roads. It traverses through closed sections of, both, public and private, roads and the entire route map has already been shared with the competitors for reconnaissance. Arindam Ghosh, Director, RRPM said: “The 2017 edition of INRC is a big season for us. For the first time, we will be hosting a round in Arunachal Pradesh and the good news is that it is being backed by Arunachal Tourism. This is a great development as globally tourism plays a major role in sponsoring motor sports, including in the WRC.” In all, there will be six rounds this year and all of them will be held in different locales and different terrains which will test the skills of the drivers to the hilt. “Last year my car broke down so I couldnt be among the top contenders. But that?s in the past,” Gill said. “I am ready and raring to go now. We are going to have new car set-ups from the next round which will make the cars faster and so a lot more exciting for us,” he added. Defending champion Karna Kadur, who will be competing for a new team this season, conceded that he would need some time to get his car into the groove. Amitrajit also revealed that he was a little rustic as he hadnt been in a rally car for seven months. “I will get into my rhythm soon,” he said. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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