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Thump Keg Brewing Brings Two New Beers Onto The Market

Thump Keg Brewing Co. debuts its beer line with two beers: the Rye IPA in collaboration with George Dickel Whisky and the Agave Amber Ale in collaboration with Peligroso Tequila. Both the Rye IPA and Agave Amber Ale uses inventive brewing techniques by pairing the same foundation ingredients as its collaboration partner spirits brands. While the Thump Keg line does not contain distilled spirits, Agave Amber Ale and Rye IPA are rich in flavor and complexity, providing a new taste experience for casual beer drinkers and beer enthusiasts alike.

Each kindred brew balances the refreshing-tasting character of a beer with a flavor complexity inspired by brilliantly distilled and carefully selected spirits. The Agave Amber Ale’s adventurous taste comes from the same signature blue agave used in the distillation of the award-winning, super-premium Peligroso Tequila. The Rye IPA receives a similar influence from George Dickel Whisky – the only rye whisky finished the Dickel way: chilled, then charcoal mellowed. The same underlying grains used in the whisky’s distillation are used to create the mash bill for the Rye IPA.

Here is a breakdown of the two beers.

RYE IPA

Appearance: Clear, light amber colored ale

Ingredients: Columbus, Cluster, Williamette and Tettnang hops, Rye mash bill

ABV: 5.8% ABV

Format: 6-pack of 12 oz. bottles, 20L Kegs

Serve: Best enjoyed cold and straight from the bottle or served in a 16 oz. glass accompanied by a shot of George Dickel Rye Whisky.

Tasting Notes:

Aroma:  Citrus and floral

Flavor: Subtle spice with bursts of vanilla and smoke capture the essence of George Dickel Rye Whisky, balanced with the citrus and pine notes.

Mouth-feel: Earthy character with bitterness

AGAVE AMBER ALE

Appearance: An amber colored ale

Ingredients: Tettnang hops, blue agave

ABV: 6.2% ABV

Format: 6-pack of 12 oz. bottles, 20L Kegs

Serve: Best enjoyed cold and straight from the bottle or served in a 16 oz. glass accompanied by a shot   of Peligroso Tequila.

Tasting Notes:

Aroma: Floral spice

Flavor: Hints of blue agave and lemon grass capture the essence of Peligroso Tequila, balanced with the toasted malts and subtle hops.

Mouth-feel: Clean bitterness

Nike Releases The Air Jordan 10 Retro ‘Double Nickel’ On 3/28

As Jordan Brand celebrates Air Jordan’s 30th Anniversary, it derives inspiration from this year’s All-Star weekend and the famous host city and Michael Jordan’s birthplace to produce a classic Air Jordan X color.

The Air Jordan 10 Retro was created through Jordan Brand’s remastering initiative, a new manufacturing process used to produce retro sneakers that are closer to their originals in terms of quality, look and feel. Among the first retro sneakers to be remastered, the Air Jordan 10 Retro pay homage to the concrete jungle and its historic impact on the Jordan Brand’s enduring legacy.

Proving he was still a force to be reckoned with on the hardwood, Jordan put up 55 points against New York, leaving no question that he was, indeed, back. The “Double Nickel” was originally a player exclusive pair worn by MJ in a few games after he came out of retirement in 1995 while wearing jersey number 45.

Cut The Wires, Still Hear The Music With XQISIT Headphones

Cords and wires are starting to become things of the past. Thanks to Bluetooth technology we can enjoy most of our gadgets without the inconveniences of strings. Still some companies have mastered the art of wireless tech more than others. One of those companies that has mastered this art is a European manufacturer named XQISIT. These guys have made some dynamic sounding and trendsetting looking headphones with their LZ380 line.

Not only do these headphone deliver incredible sound, but they are noise canceling too. The LZ380 has a fine matte, brushed finish on its casing. The flexible, padded ear cups are soft and doesn’t give you a headache after a few hours of use. That was the issue I was running into with my other headphones. My previous headphones not only gave me a headache, but the sound was very inferior to that of the XQISIT LZ380 pair.

These headphones are very user friendly. The right ear cup has a touch panel where you can fast forward or repeat song while using Bluetooth. If you feel the need to use a cord the LZ380 does come with a few attachments. These cords can aid you if you are looking to use them on an airplane or laptop that doesn’t have Bluetooth capabilities. These headphones works with Bluetooth 3.0 and can pair up with iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPhone 5 and 6. Plus there are a ton of non-Apple products that it works with like the Galaxy Note, Lumia, and many more. Chances are that the LZ380 will sync up with whichever device you have.

These headphones have a 10-hour lifespan and you can recharge them using a USB port. It takes two hours for them to fully recharge. These headphones are legit. If you are looking to get more info check out their site at http://www.xqisit.com.