World Vegan Day….. Beer

Punjapit celebrates with a beer….

In 1989, Lakefront Brewery owner, Russ Klisch was reading dusty brewing tome, tipping one of our fine lagers and came across a beer recipe that Thomas Jefferson had brewed with pumpkin at his home in Monticello.

Pours a light orange with an off-white head. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves meld well with a slightly sweet background that actually does taste a bit like pumpkin. Caramel and Munich malts reinforce this beer’s mouthfeel and lend to the malty sweetness.

Serve our Pumpkin Lager with holiday meals  the spice characters really bring out the depth of full-flavored meats and vegetables.

by Arthur Furrowfield + robin

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Meet the dog who has become a member of local pub darts team

Arf, we might trade & upgrade….

dog plays darts

The typical darts player is a middle-aged, overweight man who maybe spends a little too much time in the pub — not that we have a problem with any of that.

But the darts team at The Royds Arms in Rochdale has just added an unlikely new member… an arrow-fetching Border Collie called Jip.

The 18-month-old pooch started off as their canine mascot, but recently got promoted after learning to retrieve darts from the board and return them to players.

This prompted the team — who were glad she was saving them from walking to the board and back — to make her an honorary member of the team.

Now during matches, Jip will leap into the air and pluck darts out of the board, before running back to the players and dropping them at their feet.

Landlord Kenny Hughes, who started off by training Jip to fetch coins, told Rochdale Online: “Jip really is a great asset to the pub and the darts team!

“I’ve spent a lot of time training her to do tricks. I might even take her to the auditions for the next series of Britain’s Got Talent!”

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Dog poo game to fill Xmas stockings

Doggie Doo /PA

A game in which a toy dog leaves ‘little presents’ for children to clean up is set to be one of the best selling gifts this Christmas.

The Doggie Doo game gives players a chance to scoop up as much plasticine poo as possible in order to win.

The dice game, from manufacturer John Adams, retails for up to £24 and is among this year’s Christmas ‘dream’ wish list for children.

This year’s list of ‘must have’ toys – drawn up by the Toy Retailers’ Association – also features Fijit Friends, a fluffy interactive rabbit.

It also includes a Fireman Sam Pontypandy rescue set, a hi-tech tablet children’s computer, dolls that double as bedroom lights and perennial favourite Lego.

Gary Grant, chairman of the association’s Dream Toys selection panel, said: “This year we have seen some amazing technological advancements from the toy industry.

“This does not mean to say that the toys are ‘techy’, rather that technology has been used to enrich the whole experience of play.

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Rooney’s pasta complaints provoke twitter storm

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Wayne Rooney provoked a torrent of abuse after he complained on Twitter about having to play football at noon.

The Man Utd striker tweeted: “Just have to say 12 o’clock kick off is no good for players. Trying to force pasta down at 9 in the morning is not nice.”

But his followers were not sympathetic. Leighton Parry Owen replied: “Is £200K a week not enough? Try a real job then complain.”

Olusola Adio added: “Poor Rooney moaning on having to force down pasta at 9am. I’d almost consider tearing up my six-figure a week contract over that!” And Mark Gristock wrote: “How about we go back to 3pm kickoffs & you travel on the bus?”

Jady Goody’s ex Jack Tweed said: “Give me ur wage packet and I will get up at 6 every morning and eat a truck of pasta. #stopmoaning.”

And ex-Mirror editor Piers Morgan teased: “Seriously Shrek – stop moaning. For £250k a week, I’d eat your hair follicles before a big match and still score.”

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Naked driver in ‘wings of love’ Moscow rampage

A naked driver, flying on “the wings of love”, smashed into 17 cars on a drunken rampage through the streets of Moscow behind the wheel of his car.

The motorist, reportedly frustrated with his girlfriend’s refusal to commit, managed to smashed into 13 civilian cars and four police vehicles.

A police spokesman said the man “was in a state of insobriety behind the wheel of the car” and lost control the RIA Novosti news agency said.

When the man was arrested after a chase, he stepped out of the car clearly drunk and completely naked, the spokesman said.

Russian news agencies did not give the name of the driver.

However, the tabloid website, known for its police connections, said he was Moldovan-born, called Vitaly G, and had recently received Russian citizenship.

“I was flying on the wings of love,” Vitaly G said in a tape of his testimony obtained by the website.

“The day before my loved one said she was no longer ready to have a serious relationship,” he said.

He added that he had gone on the rampage out of frustration as the world seemed to be against him.

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Closed for the Weekend…. Shed Pre-Christmas Stocktake

We have closed down for the weekend for a Pre-Christmas Stocktake

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Marmite and beer inspire new perfume

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Burton-on-Trent has got its own designer scent which apparently smells of Marmite, leather, pickle and beer.

The city, said to smell of ale from the surrounding hops fields, has inspired the bizarre new perfume called Eau-de-Burton, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Businesswoman Victoria Brookes thinks her new fragrance works perfectly and is selling it for £36.50 in the run up to Christmas.

She said: “Burton is known for its smell but not always in a good way. But the perfume smells really good – I have had lots of compliments from people.

“It is made up of Gourmand, representing Marmite and Branston Pickle, which were invented in Burton.

“It also has leather, representing the boots and footballs used at Burton Albion, and Ambra, inspired by amber nectar, the beer which made Burton famous worldwide.

“I was shocked at how good it was as that is not normally how you make a perfume.”

Ms Brookes owns a bridal shop called Weddings2Go where couples can use her Blue Box perfume service to create their own scent for the big day.

But Victoria has revealed she’s not expecting too many to go for her Eau-de-Burton concoction.

“It’s more of a novelty item for die hard Burtoians who might want to give their loved ones something a bit different in the run up to Christmas,” she said.

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