Oktoberfest Beers by Jesse and Amanda with Pike in the Morning,posted Sep 27 2013 8:09AM
Oktoberfest Beers Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival held each year in Munich, Germany, running from late September to early October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year, and is an important part of Bavarian culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.
The Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival will go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Marzen/Oktoberfest Beer Style:
Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring, and began again in the fall. Most were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.
Enjoy these copper colored beauties in the warmth of a fire as winter comes a knocking on the door….
Some of the FUN beers being featured:
Shock Top Belgian White
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat
**Shock Top Sampler—featuring the all 3 of the above!
FARGO – Since Alexis (Lexi) Bolstad’s Aug. 4 accident that left her with a brain injury, the community has rallied around her and her family, offering support in any way they can.
After more than a month at Essentia Health in Fargo, Bolstad transferred on Sept. 9 to a rehab facility in Denver. On Tuesday, the Bolstad family received some good news, said Robin Bolstad, Lexi’s mother.
Lexi is expected to be discharged from the rehab facility on No
In the meantime, her lengthy hospital stays and medical care will likely take a financial toll on her family.
Fargo-Moorhead residents have been stepping up to help the family by organizing fundraisers.
Some know Bolstad; some don’t.
Allan Skramstad had no connection to the Bolstads, but when he heard what had happened to Lexi, he felt compelled to act. His daughter, Shannon, who was 26, a single foster parent and ready to graduate with a degree in social work from the University of North Dakota, was killed in a car accident 11 years ago.
“It was a life-changing event for us, and I think this will be for Lexi and her parents also,” Skramstad said. “I hope everything works out okay.”
Skramstad decided to host a fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for the Bolstads. The event at Vic’s Aircraft Sales and Flight Training in Fargo will feature $20 airplane rides, vintage cars, static aircraft and a hypnotist. There will be a free-will donation lunch, where some of Lexi’s friends will help serve food.
Dean Larsen, owner of Pizza Ranch in Dilworth and Fargo, knows the Bolstads. He is a good friend to Jon, Lexi’s father.
On Oct. 16 and 17, during a regular “Community Impact Night” at his restaurants, Larsen will donate 25 percent of sales from 5 to 8 p.m. to the Bolstad’s.
Those close to the family, including Jon’s second family, Fargo firefighters – Jon Bolstad is a captain at the Fargo Fire Department – will be on hand to bus tables.
“We wanted to do something because we knew the expenses will be exorbitant,” Larsen said.
The fundraiser will be at the Dilworth Pizza Ranch location on Oct. 16 and in Fargo on Oct. 17.
“We would like to raise at least $2,000 at each store,” Larsen said. “We do not raise our prices for these.”
On Oct. 22, the Davies volleyball team will host Rally for Lexi during the 7 p.m. game. The team is asking attendees to wear purple.
Katelyn Olson, a senior at Davies and one of Lexi’s friends, will be there. She said that at schools throughout the metro, volleyball teams have been wearing purple in honor of Lexi and collecting money during a “Miracle Minute” at their first home games.
Robin Bolstad said the amount of love and support shown her daughter and family by the community has left her speechless. She and her husband struggle to find ways to repay all the kindness they have been shown, she said.
She tries to read to her daughter the cards and letters that have been sent. This week, brightly colored fresh flowers sit on Lexi’s table in Colorado. The flowers were sent to her by “Anonymous” of Fargo.
Larsen said he believes the Bolstads would do the same if it was anyone else.
“Both Jon and Robin are very community oriented. They would do anything for you,” he said.
Olson said Lexi has brought students at Davies together.
“She’s the kind of girl you want to play with. The ideal teammate,” Olson said.
Since arriving at the Craig Hospital in Denver, Bolstad has made small steps toward progress on her long journey to a full recovery.
She spent weeks in Essentia Health under heavy sedation following her accident and brain surgery.
“In general, physically she’s doing pretty good,” Robin Bolstad said this week. “Her biggest challenges are the speech and the eating.”
She said doctors have not yet seen an indication that she would not be able to speak in the future.
“We’re starting to see some positive signs, but we really don’t have any idea yet on final outcomes, what to expect,” Bolstad said. “Her communication skills are there. It’s just a matter of turning her voice on.”
Last weekend, Lexi took her biggest steps to date – literally. Between two parallel bars, she walked for the first time since her accident on Aug. 4.
The Bolstad family has been updating Lexi’s Caring Bridge site nearly every day. Her journal can be found at www.caringbridge.org/alexisbolstad.
If you go
What: Fundraiser for Lexi Bolstad
When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Vic's Aircraft Sales and Flight Training, 1631 19th Avenue North in Fargo
What: Pizza Ranch community night for Lexi
When: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17
Where: Oct. 16 in Dilworth location, Oct. 17 in Fargo
25 percent of all sales during that time will be given to the Bolstad family
Surgeons at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province, found a way to grow a new nose on a 22-year-old man’s head after he suffered a traffic accident that damaged his nose and led to an infection.
The man, known as Xiaolian, neglected to seek treatment following an accident in August 2012, and an infection set in, corroding the cartilage of his nose. Surgeons had no option but to find a way to create a new one for transplanting, Reuters reports.
Using a tissue expander on Xiaolian’s forehead, doctors “grew” a new nose on the man by cutting the tissue into the shape of a nose and taking cartilage from his ribs to mold the nose into shape. According to local media, the new nose looks good and doctors plan on performing the transplant surgery soon.
This isn’t the first time doctors grew a nose from scratch. In January, a British man who lost his nose to cancer grew a new one on his forearm. University College of London experts made the nose with stem cells and a glass mold.
“His nose was a little bit bent to the left and we asked if he wanted it straight, but he said no, he wanted it exactly the same,” professor Alex Seifalian told BBC Focus magazine. The nose was grown on the man’s arm for three months before being transplanted onto his face.
Seifalian isn’t a stranger to synthetic organs. His research team patented a nanocomposite material used to grow the first synthetic windpipe, which was transplanted into a patient in Sweden in 2011.
"The material pulses like an artery and we can make it different diameters," Seifalian told the BBC at the time. "We plan to use it for arteries, larger structures like [the] aorta, and it could even be used to create an ear, nose or replacement skin."
When Willie and Carol Fowler's only daughter cancelled her wedding 40 days before she was set to walk down the aisle, the parents were faced with a venue, food and entertainment that had all been paid for.
But instead of cancelling everything and losing their deposits, they decided to change the guest list -- to 200 homeless people.
"We went home that evening and my husband woke up the next morning and I was in the process of cancelling out the venue and he said, 'No, what we'll do is donate it to Hosea Feed the Hungry,'" Carol Fowler told ABCNews.com today.
"It was a vision," Fowler said of her husband's idea. "He said he had prayed on it during the night and God had directed him and that's what we were going to do."
The Fowlers called Hosea Feed the Hungry, an organization that their daughter had volunteered for when she was younger. It is a nonprofit organization in Atlanta, Ga., that provides homeless individuals with services and resources.
"When they first called, the administration thought it was a prank call because it was too good to be true," Quisa Foster of Hosea Feed the Hungry said. "It's a very creme de la creme wedding venue, so to say that you're going to host 200 homeless individuals at Villa Christina -- it sounds like a prank call."
The Fowlers persisted and eventually had a meeting with the organization to prove their good intentions and plan the event.
On Sept. 15, buses transported 200 homeless women, children and families to Villa Christina for the event. It began at 2 p.m. with outdoor appetizers and space for the children to run and play.
The event then moved inside, where the approximately 50 children had a room to themselves with face-painting, juggling and crowns.
"The children had chicken fingers, French fries, fresh fruit and chocolate chip cookies," Carol Fowler said. "The adults had salmon and chicken."
"All the plates were empty and there wasn't any leftover food at all. It was an eye-opening experience," Foster said. "You go to weddings sometimes and you see a lot of people really waste food. We take so many things for granted. These clients or guests, as we call them, they don't."
The day's "inspiration program" included a motivational speaker for the adults.
"When you look at the faces of the women and children and actually participated in the event, they look like you and me," Foster said. "These are working families that for whatever reason -- the recession, economic turn -- have found themselves in a place where they're without a place to live and starting over."
"It was a wonderful event. It brought tears to my eyes," she said.
The Fowlers were very involved in the whole event and enjoyed greeting all of their guests. Their daughter was also on hand for a day that was "bittersweet but rewarding" for her, Willie Fowler said. The family declined to comment on why the wedding had been cancelled.
"There is no way to explain how it makes you feel, but it's wonderful," Willie Fowler said of seeing the joy at the event.
"It's just that wonderful, rewarding feeling," Carol Fowler said. "If we could just inspire one youth in that crowd to rise above the situation today and be a very responsible member of society tomorrow, that would be extremely rewarding."
The Fowlers are hoping to make the affair a yearly event that will be two days and incorporate educational elements for the participants.
They pointed out that events are cancelled all the time and encouraged others to think about donating
"If you have cancelled an event, do not walk away. Pick up the phone and call your favorite charity and offer it to them," Carol Fowler said. "We're regular, working people and anybody can do this. This is not star stuff."
Essentia Health is sponsoring a community fun night to benefit patients and families of the Essentia Health NICU.
The event starts at 4:30 p.m.. on Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott. Join us for a night of family fun, games and the Johnny Holmes Band goes on stage at 7:15 p.m.. Come dressed in your western gear and ready for fun! Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Throughout the evening there will be face painting, games by Games Galore and more family fun!
The Fargo Police Department would like to make the public aware of the traffic plan for downtown Fargo starting the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 18 for the upcoming ESPN College GameDay broadcast. Below is a list of closures which will impact the flow of traffic downtown. All road closures will remain in effect until after the ESPN event on Saturday, September 21:
In preparation for road closures, no parking signs will be posted on the following streets starting Wednesday evening:
Broadway between 2nd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N.
3rd Ave. N. between Broadway and 4th St. N.
5th St. N. between 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N.
Broadway will be closed to traffic between 2nd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N.
3rd Ave. N. will be closed to traffic between Broadway and 5th St N.
5th St. N. will be closed to through traffic between 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave N.
No parking signs will be posted which will prohibit parking for Thursday evening on 2nd Ave. N. between Broadway and 5th St. N.
2nd Ave. N. will be closed from the west side of Broadway to 5th St. N.
No parking signs will be posted which will prohibit parking on Friday evening on 4th Ave. N. between Roberts St. N. and 5th St. N. and on Broadway from 4th Ave. N. to the rail road tracks (5th Ave. N.).
4th Ave. N. will be closed from Roberts St. N. to 5th St. N., and Broadway will be closed in the 400 Block (4th Ave. N. to the railroad tracks). These roads will remain closed until the conclusion of the Saturday event.
Shuttles will be running from 5:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday from the east side of Bison Sports Arena on University Drive and 17th Avenue and the east side of T Lot.
Police encourage motorists to plan ahead, take alternate routes, pay attention to posted signage and consider taking alternative means of transportation near these areas. Please see the attached road closure map. Downtown parking is available. Learn more at www.FargoParking.com.
Andrew Hales and Stuart Edge go around Orem, Utah, tipping servers $200 and totally make their day in the process. This is the best ‘prank’these two ever pulled. Btw, to put things in perspective, waiters in Utah make 2.13/hr.
TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS WANTED FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its North Dakota Chapter will be hosting its 8th Annual Fargo-Moorhead Out of the Darkness Community Walkon Sunday September 22nd, 2013. Teams for families and friends as well as individual walkers are encouraged to register online in advance. Each walker is encouraged to set a fundraising goal. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs and help provide support and resources to those who have lost someone to suicide. The walk will be held at Fargo’s Lindenwood Park Rotary Shelter. Check-in begins at 1pm with the walk beginning at 2pm.
September Fun by Jesse and Amanda with Pike in the Morning,posted Sep 13 2013 8:39AM
Bogle Phantom (Just got back in, when it’s gone it’s gone!!)
Carte Noire Rose Cotes du Provence (Dry Rose)
Murphy Goode Homefront Red (limited release)
Who is Operation Homefront?
Murphy-Goode is a proud sponsor to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that honors our active-duty soldiers and veterans by supporting their families with emergency financial assistance.
Since its inception in 2002, Operation Homefront has provided more than $128 million dollars in funding to programs to benefit military families. You may find more information on the Operation Homefront Website.
“My family has a long military background dating back to World War I, where my great grandfather Bill Ready served in the Army. They were proud to serve our great country and would all be excited about helping our returning soldiers that gave so much for us.”
- David Ready Jr., Winemaker **For every bottle sold of Homefront Red, Murphy-Goode will donate 50 cents to Operation Homefront. Join in on this Goode cause and help us reach our goal of donating $300,000 to military families in need.
Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen (new from Utah)
Wasatch Pumpkin (new from Utah)
New Belgium Pumpkick (Seasonal)
*Brewed with Pumpkin Juice, Cranberry Juice and spices
Dark and Stormy
1.5 ounces Goslings Black Seal Rum
4-5 ounces Goslings Ginger Beer
Fill glass with ice, add rum and Ginger Beer garnish with lime wedge!
A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said the company violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Hani Khan from its Hollister store in San Mateo, Calif., in 2010. Rogers issued the ruling on Tuesday.
The company claimed the head scarf violated its policy governing the look of its employees, which it said was part of its marketing strategy. The store argued that deviating from its look policy would affect sales.
But the judge said Abercrombie & Fitch offered no “credible evidence” that Khan’s head scarf cost the company any sales.
“Abercrombie only offers unsubstantiated opinion testimony of its own employees to support its claim of undue hardship,” Rogers said.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on Khan’s behalf in 2011.
“Abercrombie & Fitch does not discriminate based on religion and we grant religious accommodations when reasonable,” spokesman Bruce MacKenzie said. “It is our policy not to comment on pending litigation.”
A trial on the company’s liability is scheduled for later this month. The judge said the jury is free to award punitive damages if it chooses.
It’s the latest employment discrimination charge against the company’s so-called “look policy,” which critics say means images of mostly white, young, athletic-looking people. The New Albany, Ohio-based company has said it does not tolerate discrimination.
Abercrombie has been the target of numerous discrimination lawsuits, including a federal class action brought by black, Hispanic and Asian employees and job applicants that was settled for $40 million in 2004. The company admitted no wrongdoing, though it was forced to implement new programs and policies to increase diversity.
Soulful singer-songwriter Bruno Mars was named Sunday to headline Super BowlXLVIII, which will kick off on Feb. 2 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The announcement came amid great fanfare during the FoxNFL Sunday broadcast, which was held live from Times Square in New York City and hyped the first full weekend of the pro-football season.
According to the NFL, Super Bowl halftime shows are the most-watched live music concerts on TV. Previous performers have included Prince, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and U2. Beyonce Knowleswas the featured singer this year, and her performance attracted more than 110 million viewers.
After the announcement about Mars, the R&B singer tweeted, "WE'RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!!! #PepsiSBHalftime," and then "Hooligans we did it!" (Hooligans is the name of his band.)
Super Bowl XLVIII is particularly anticipated this season since the game itself will be played in an open-air stadium in an area vulnerable to snow and ice, which could make for an exciting, or at least unusual, game. (Think "Snow Bowl," the famous 2002 AFC championship between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders during a heavy snow storm in which Patriot's kicker Adam Vinatieri nailed a 23-yard field goal in overtime to win a trip to the Super Bowl.)
Mars' inclusion in America's most-watched sporting event caps a great summer for the singer, who just concluded a nearly two and a half month tour and is about to go out on the road again in October to play two months of shows in Europe.
NOT SAFE FOR WORK: Miley released her "Wrecking Ball" video yesterday. It features her riding a wrecking ball naked, French-kissing a sledgehammer and wearing a tight, white wifebeater and no bra. You know, the usual.
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: Under 10 mins | Makes: About 7 servings Pegu Club bartender Kenta Goto’s lovely cocktail La Fleur de Paradis spends its evenings perched atop a weathered zinc bar, sipped by the beautiful people of New York. Our rendition of it using wheat beer instead of champagne is more at home in a plastic cup, enjoyed by folks sporting cut-off shorts and soaking in the sun on a picnic blanket or the open gate of a pickup truck. What to buy: We like Plymouth English gin in this drink because of its smooth juniper finish and earthy flavor. St-Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is sweet and floral. It can be found at high-end liquor stores and online. Game plan: If you’re bringing this to a tailgate or party, make the recipe through step 2 and keep chilled. Add the cold beer when ready to serve.
This drink was featured as part of our Beer Cocktail Recipes photo gallery.
3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 3 medium lemons), chilled
3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
3 dashes orange bitters
6 (12-ounce) bottles wheat beer, such as Paulaner, chilled
Using a vegetable peeler, remove 6 wide strips of peel from the grapefruit, making sure to avoid the white pith; set aside. Squeeze 3 ounces of juice from the grapefruit and place in a 3-quart container (save the remaining juice for another use).
Add the gin, St-Germain, lemon juice, sugar, and orange bitters to the container and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the beer and gently stir to combine.
To serve, twist one grapefruit peel over a beer glass or cup and drop inside. Top with the beer mixture and serve.
King Of Queens star Leah Remini Glee girl Amber Riley Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
NFL pro Keyshawn Johnson The Mary Tyler Moore Show actress Valerie Harper Pretty Little Liars star BrantDaughtery
Pop star Christina Milian Saved By the Bell's Elizabeth Berkley Bill Nighy the Science Guy High School Musical alum Corbin Bleu
Comedian Bill Engvall
Reality TV star Jack Osbourne
E L James has finally locked down her on-screen Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
The 50 Shades of Grey author announced the news Monday morning, tweeting that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam have been cast to play the coveted roles in the film adaptation of her erotic love story.
"I am delighted to let you know that the lovely Dakota Johnson has agreed to be our Anastasia in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey," James wrote, later adding, "The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."
Dakota, who is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, is best known for her starring role on the now-defunct Fox sitcom Ben & Kate.
The actress has also had roles in The Five-Year Engagement and 21 Jump Street, and most recently teamed up with Penn Badgley and Ethan Hawke to star in the Shakespeare drama Cymbeline, which is currently filming in New York.
Hunnam, who stars on Sons of Anarchy as Jax Teller, has also had previous roles in Pacific Rim and Deadfall.
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