If Virginia is for Craft Beer Lovers, then the Brew Ridge Trail is the cradle for this craft civilization. The original beer destination of Virginia showcases a self-guided tour of six breweries crafting local libations in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since 1999, founding member Starr Hill Brewery has helped to pioneer the state’s craft beer scene, playing a key role in its growth and impact.Born in a music hall, Starr Hill Brewery came together in Charlottesville out of a passion for bringing people together through great beer and live music. Working to establish the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild and pass the landmark bill allowing breweries to sell beer from their own Tap Rooms, Starr Hill helped open the door to the now 200 breweries operating in the Commonwealth, contributing nearly $10 billion in annual economic impact. Starr Hill is also the state’s largest independent craft brewery and shares the love for Virginia beer across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.Virginia Craft Beer Month is a celebration of the passion, creativity and local values that make the craft beer scene in the Commonwealth so unique and exciting. Starr Hill Brewery is hosting several events throughout the month of August at their Crozet Tap Room with a unique combination of beer, music and community outreach.National IPA Day kicks off Virginia Craft Beer Month at Starr Hill on Thursday, August 3rd. Known for their hoppy offerings and the IPA JamBEERee festival, the brewery will feature a diverse lineup of new and limited release India pale ales in an exclusive sample flight. Hop heads can try the dank, yet silky Resinate Imperial Red IPA, the hopped-up saison-style Debut Farmhouse IPA, or an exclusive cask IPA brewed just for the event.Music fans, don’t miss Starr Hill’s LOCKN’ Rewind events on Thursday nights in August beginning August 3rd. The Tap Room will screen past performances from some of the most exciting past LOCKN’ artists, including My Morning Jacket, Gov’t Mule and Phish. The LOCKN’ crew will be on-hand as attendees cast their votes on Starr Hill’s new official beer name for the festival as well as ticket giveaways.Starr Hill will also host Color Crozet on Sunday, August 6th. This community-focused event invites local residents to help paint a mural of the Blue Ridge Mountains both inside and outside the brewery. Volunteers will put their own personal touch on the walls of Starr Hill while supporting local non-profit, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative.As part of Starr Hill’s ongoing Cheers for Charity program, one dollar for every pint sold throughout the month of August in the Tap Room will support the Women’s Initiative and their work to provide vital mental health services to women regardless of ability to pay. Each month, the Cheers for Charity program partners with a different local non-profit organization to support the essential work they do in the community.For more information on Starr Hill Brewery and Virginia Craft Beer Month events, visit www.StarrHill.com.
“We were not part of the coordination.”Jordan and Egypt are the only Arab countries to hold official relations with Israel, but Gulf Arab nations like the UAE have been warming to the Jewish state recently amid shared concerns over Iran.While a May 19 Etihad flight carrying Palestinian aid from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv was unmarked, Tuesday was the first time an Etihad aircraft landed in Israel bearing its logo, a source with knowledge of the flight told AFP.The UAE’s aid flights come as Israel prepares to move forward with annexing West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley. Topics : The Palestinian Authority refused Wednesday a planeload of medical supplies from the United Arab Emirates to help fight coronavirus since it was coordinated with Israel rather than with them.The Etihad Airways flight, which landed in Israel on Tuesday, was the second airborne delivery of humanitarian cargo by the UAE that the Palestinians say they have turned down in a month.”We refuse to receive it because it was coordinated directly between Israel and them [the UAE],” Palestinian civil affairs minister Hussein al-Sheikh told AFP. A peace plan announced by US President Donald Trump in January gave the green light for such annexations.Analysts say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes Arab states normalizing ties with Israel will push the Palestinians to reach a peace deal.But “there should be no normalization before the end of the Israeli occupation,” Al-Sheikh told AFP.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “But at the same time, the locals stepped up, too,” he added as TNT climbed to the top spot of the midseason conference with a 6-1 record.Ryan Reyes, who came off the bench, had 19 points and made his first six three-point attempts just days after teammate Roger Pogoy’s brilliant sniping put him in the record books with 10 triples made.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe KaTropa seem to have found their rhythm, and Ravena may have issued an inadvertent warning to the rest of the field.“We’re not going to take it easy in the coming games,” he said. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Bong Ravena lauded his charges for another spectacular scoring performance but saved the best praise for import Terrence Jones, who keyed TNT’s 104-91 victory over Meralco in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Petron Saturday Special at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Tremendous Terrence,” Ravena said of his import, who dumped 49 points on the Bolts while grabbing 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sisters act Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I felt like a rookie [coach] earlier,” said Alas, who served a two-game suspension following an eventful match against TNT earlier this month. “I was jittery all throughout the game.”Meanwhile, the PBA celebrates Father’s Day by holding its annual blood donation drive on Sunday at the Big Dome.Commissioner Willie Marcial will be spearheading the project, now on its fourth year, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross and Smart Araneta Coliseum.The blood drive starts at 12 noon at the Big Dome green gate.“What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to donate blood for a cause,” said Marcial, who added that Gillette will put up a shaving station at the green gate.Assorted freebies will also be given to 200 fathers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jones certainly hasn’t showed signs of slowing down and at one point scored 18 straight points to ignite a pull-away in the fourth that laid waste to Chris Newsome’s career-best scoring and the debut of new import Jimmie Taylor.The Bolts, who got 32 points from Newsome and 13 points plus 18 rebounds from Taylor, dropped to 3-4.The KaTropa missed the services of Jayson Castro, who got married Saturday, but had the likes of Don Trollano and Troy Rosario filling in the scoring void.In the second game, Phoenix Pulse slipped past a streaking Alaska, 78-76, to arrest a three-game skid and give coach Louie Alas a triumphant return from suspension.The win was the Fuel Masters’ second in five games.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles