Beer Blog: Sixpoint Brewery’s RAD

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first_imgEveryone should get Rad.Those of you born in the ‘80s probably remember the bitchin’ BMX movie RAD, which followed Cru Jones (awesome name) in his attempt to race Helltrack (awesomer name). It was one of those undeniably bad movies that helped define my childhood, and every time I see a hipster wearing an ironic T-shirt that says “Rad,” I’m immediately transported back to a dusty, homemade BMX track built quickly in the vacant lot of my best friend’s neighborhood. It was no Helltrack, but I was no Cru Jones either.Now there’s a beer that’s poised to transport me back to those dirt riding, day-glo wearing days of innocence—Sixpoint Brewery (out of Brooklyn) has released RAD, an ale mixed with a blend of fruit juices. Yep, beer and juice. They’re calling it a “Cycliquid,” (as in Cycle-Liquid). It sounds crazy, but apparently there’s some history to this sort of drink. Back in Germany in the ‘20s, an industrious bar owner started mixing beer with lemon soda and serving it to thirsty cyclists on tour. The cyclists loved it—the drink quenched their thirst without knocking them on their ass.A revived interest in sessionable beers has brought the style back.  Leinenkugel Brewery makes a Summer Shandy (beer and lemonade) and Coors is doing something similar with their new Summer Brew, which takes your standard Coors Light and blends in citrus juice.Personally, I’d like to see more of this beer, particularly from local breweries that have big cycling connections (I’m looking at you Devils Backbone and Pisgah). In the meantime, you can get Rad all on your own. Take your favorite light beer (any lager or pilsner will do) and mix in some lemonade. Try a three parts beer to two parts lemonade ratio.It’s like drinking Juicy Fruit gum with a bit of alcohol in it. Everyone get Rad.last_img read more


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first_imgNAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler yesterday shared additional thoughts on the draft “Financial CHOICE Act” with its author, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, emphasizing the need for a positive regulatory environment for credit unions.Thaler prefaced his comments with an overview of the elements NAFCU believes are necessary for such an environment. Among these, he noted, are the ability to pursue healthy fields of membership that are not limited by outdated laws or regulatory red tape; capital requirements that are appropriate to risk and not “one size fits all”; and an independent federal regulator that can address the challenges of the industry.Thaler thanked Chairman Hensarling for his leadership on providing relief to credit unions and expressed NAFCU’s strong support for the proposed repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act’s Durbin amendment. He also noted the association’s support for many of the regulatory relief measures found in the discussion draft.NAFCU’s support for CFPB reforms was noted, as Thaler reiterated that NAFCU was the only credit union trade association to oppose subjecting credit unions to CFPB authority under Dodd-Frank, and the association maintains that CFPB has the authority – and should be using that authority – to exempt credit unions from regulations aimed at bad actors. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


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first_img A specially equipped isolation ward at Uige province’s 400-bed hospital is empty, even though Marburg cases and deaths are occurring in the area, the WHO reported. “It is apparent that, for the time being, the community does not accept the concept of isolation,” the agency said. “Residents are unwilling to report suspected cases and allow these people to be managed under conditions that reduce the risk of further transmission.” Yesterday the WHO said travelers to Angola should be aware of the Marburg outbreak and avoid close contact with sick people. People who have existing medical conditions and might require hospitalization should consider postponing travel to Angola, and especially to Uige, officials said. To make matters worse, four Red Cross volunteers who had just been trained to educate local residents about the disease were killed by lightning today while on their way to work, the WHO statement said. The agency had announced just yesterday that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies had decided to send more volunteers to Uige to help fight the epidemic by running educational campaigns. In the past the federation has helped control large outbreaks of Ebola fever, a disease much like Marburg fever. See also: Apr 14 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_14a/en/ But Dr. Mike Ryan of the WHO said that even if the drug seems to work in monkeys, it could be months before it could be tried in human patients, according to the story. Travelers leaving Angola should seek medical attention if they experience any illness with fever within 10 days after their departure, the agency said. Further, “WHO recommends that travelers with a clear exposure history be treated as contacts and placed under surveillance for 21 days, during which time their temperature should be monitored daily.” Apr 13 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_13/en/ Officials said they were not aware of any Marburg cases in foreign nationals other than those involved in caring for patients in Uige. In other developments, US Army scientists are investigating whether a drug that has shown promise against Ebola fever might work against Marburg, the Associated Press reported yesterday. The report said the drug cured Ebola in a third of a group of monkeys that were treated with it in 2003. Apr 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – As the death toll in Angola’s Marburg hemorrhagic fever epidemic reached 215, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that Angolans are refusing to report suspected cases and allow patients to be treated in isolation. Because of the resistance to control measures, the agency said, “Family members and other caregivers who refuse to allow patients to be cared for in the isolation facility are being informed of ways to protect themselves from infection and given appropriate supplies. WHO has placed urgent orders for disinfectants, which are currently in short supply in Angola.” In reporting the Red Cross workers’ deaths, the WHO said it “recognizes the importance of this support and deeply regrets the death of these volunteers.” The WHO said the outbreak amounted to 235 cases, including 215 deaths, as of Apr 12, up from 231 cases and 210 deaths the day before. Uige remained the center of the outbreak, with 208 cases and 194 deaths.last_img read more