Into the Great Unknown…Brewing Co.

first_imgI’m not gonna lie to you. I picked up this beer because of the can. It’s simple, muted, mysterious, attractive as hell…It looks like the exact beer The Riddler would drink. I’m not saying you can judge a book by its cover, but sometimes, a cool cover helps, you know? And then there’s the message on the back of the can:“If you’re not living over the edge, you’re taking up too much space. These 12 fluid ounces of hoppy American goodness should be carried with you on your greatest adventures.”I can dig that. True, I rarely live “over the edge” these days—mostly, I drive a minivan around—but I can dig the sentiment. So I bought the beer. Also, I’m really into IPAs right now. I think it’s a reaction to all of the malt-forward winter beers I’ve been drinking over the last couple of months. I’m ready for something a bit more complicated. Something…edgy.Standing in the beer store, I’d hoped Unknown’s Over the Edge IPA would fit the bill. Sometimes, a gamble pays off; Over the Edge turned out to be a hell of an IPA. This beer has a full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel and an incredibly balanced structure. That’s the beauty of modern IPAs—balance. At one time, the common American IPA was a hop bomb full of bitterness on the back end. I’d drink one and immediately get heart burn. Now, these beers have so much more going on than just being “bitter.” Over the Edge is a little bit sugary sweet up front, with incredible notes of citrus—mainly orange. Yeah, there’s a tinge of bitterness on the backend, along with a slightly piney drying effect on the tongue—it is an IPA after all—but that’s just one part of the Over the Edge package.Unknown Brewing Co. is based out of Charlotte. Between this beer, and all of the goodness that NoDa brewing (also in Charlotte) is cranking out, I’m thinking a road trip to the Queen City is in order.last_img read more

Barclays to sell £900m loan book

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An imperfect 10

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Anthony Davis was fined $50,000 and NBA Twitter had plenty of jokes

first_imgThe NBA announced Tuesday that Anthony Davis has been fined $50,000 “for violating a collectively-bargained rule prohibiting players or their representatives from making public trade demands.”The fine is a result of Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, sending a statement to ESPN saying his client had requested a trade. In its statement, the NBA said the move was “an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans.” Below is a compilation of some of the best jokes.Anthony Davis’ fine is just a tiny sliceNBA: We fining you $50,000!!!”Anthony Davis bank account: pic.twitter.com/yxU6Ns7JrF— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) January 29, 2019Worth the fine to play with the Lakers?Anthony Davis, who makes $25.4 million, just paid a $50,000 fine.If you make $40,000 a year, that’s the equivalent of paying $78.Anthony Davis just paid a literal parking ticket to request a trade to the Lakers.— Dane Delgado (@danegado) January 29, 2019Anthony Davis makes that money back fastThe NBA has fined Anthony Davis $50,000.He makes $51,696 every eight minutes of game clock time. pic.twitter.com/qZpqQ5TxWQ— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 29, 2019Seriously, he’ll make it backBy the way, if AD is traded in the next week+, his trade bonus will cover that (~$65,976) https://t.co/8PT2KpZsWT— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) January 29, 2019MORE: Anthony Davis trade rumor roundupMagic Johnson is willing to pay that…Anthony Davis: I need y’all to pay my $50,000Magic: you ok with big bills?? pic.twitter.com/M65DdL6xDf— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) January 29, 2019… So is LeBronAnthony Davis and LeBron paying the tampering fine together: pic.twitter.com/ZWCEu3LeBi— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 29, 2019MORE: Pelicans’ patience with Davis could be bad news for LakersHere’s more money, I’ll do this a few more timesRich Paul about to write the NBA a check for $250,000 like it’s a rent bill and just say here take this im gonna go build LeBron a superteam now https://t.co/0tCdQNrxms— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 29, 2019Let me just Venmo that overThe NBA really has to do something about this pic.twitter.com/wkzRwoWy9P— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) January 29, 2019That really hurts (my bank account)The NBA’s punishment when it comes time reprimand trade demands and tampering. pic.twitter.com/lmM1FU8DSN— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) January 29, 2019Here, take the moneyAD paying that $50k fine pic.twitter.com/9NuS8ZHwK1— Miri (@__Miri__) January 29, 2019 ANTHONY DAVIS: Fans stir up wild Trade Machine deals for Pelicans starBut Davis, who is making over $25 million in salary this season, won’t be hurt too much by that $50,000 fine. And as a result, NBA Twitter did its thing by poking fun at that fact.last_img read more