Stumptown Nitro Cold Brew: It’s Like Guinness, but Coffee

first_img The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer When we in Los Angeles for work last week, we desperately needed a caffeine fix one afternoon. The closest place to get coffee was a Stumptown stand. We immediately darted for the stand, looking for the strongest iced concoction we could find. And then we saw it: “Stumptown Nitro Cold Brew.”“What’s that?” we asked the barista. “Is it strong?”“Yes,” the barista replied. “It’s served from a tap, and it’s like Guinness, but it’s cold brew.”We can’t tell you how many times we wished Guinness came in coffee form, so we were immediately sold. The creamy goodness certainly appeased our coffee-starved palettes, and we got that boost that we needed so badly. We were energized for a Saturday evening in Los Angeles! Still confused about it? Here’s the Portland-based Stumptown’s description: “Nitro Cold Brew is cascading and creamy with all of the giddyup of our original Cold Brew Coffee and a smooth nitro-draft mouthfeel.”“In 2012, Stumptown brought in a food scientist who happened to be in the DIY beer brewing scene,” Diane Aylsworth of Stumptown Coffee Roasters told Paste magazine. “He thought that we could apply draft beer science to coffee, where we would store the coffee in kegs with nitrogen and thus make it possible to transport large quantities of iced coffee while maintaining its freshness.”Now not everybody is lucky enough to leave near a café that serves Stumptown on draft, so luckily they also have an 11-ounce pop-top can that you can either pour into a glass to see it’s frothiness, or that you can drink straight from the can. We can’t tell you how happy we are that someone had the brilliant idea to take the science behind Guinness and add it to a nice cup of cold brew.For more information, visit Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffeelast_img read more

Siem Offshore Enters Charter Contract for PSV Siem Sasha

first_imgzoom Siem Offshore and Marine Platforms Limited have entered into a contract for the PSV “Siem Sasha” for operations offshore Nigeria.The charter contract will commence in December 2013 and is for a firm period of 1 year. The charterer has an option to extend the charter contract by 1 year. The contract is made on market terms.The Siem Sasha is designed to carry out regular supply functions and cargo transport for the oil industry as well as Standby functions. The vessel is designed with a well deck for maximum protection for cargo and crew.Siem Offshore, November 14, 2013last_img read more

Humanitarian crisis worsens in north Yemen fighting UN reports

23 September 2009The humanitarian crisis in northern Yemen, where 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by fighting between Government and rebel forces, continues to worsen, with the lack of drinking water posing a particularly serious concern, the United Nations reported today. Given the very limited access to people affected by the conflict and the geographical spread of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in all four affected northern governorates, it has been very difficult to assess the full scope of displacement and provide sufficient relief, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.“Food rations have been pre-positioned at strategic points throughout northern Yemen and are sufficient to provide 60,000 beneficiaries with a monthly ration,” it added in its latest update. “In the hot weather conditions, the current lack of potable water is particularly a serious concern.”The $23.7 million Flash Appeal that was launched three weeks ago has still not received any funding, although some pledges have been recorded. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is procuring emergency shelter items for 35,000 IDPs, including 7,000 tents, 5,000 plastic sheets, 250 plastic rolls, 21,000 mattresses, 36,000 blankets and 5,000 kitchen sets. Since 12 September, a window of access has allowed Islamic Relief Yemen, the main partner of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in the region, to start the second cycle of food distributions in Hajjah governorate and by 16 September some 12,800 people had benefited from 188 metric tons of food.New families arrived in Hajjah from Sa’ada governorate on hearing that aid was being provided. These families have been added to the distribution lists.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will triple water distribution in the IDP camp in Sa’ada, but additional funding is needed to construct separate toilets and washing facilities for men and women and ensure adequate water and sanitation services.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has received surgical supplies from the Italian Government for 400 major surgical operations, as well as medical supplies for 20,000 IDPs for three months and diarrhoeal disease treatment for 1,500 victims of severe to moderate dehydration. While some international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were denied access to IDPs in Al-Jawf governorate, the Ministry of Health/WHO mobile teams managed to continue delivery of essential health care services to displaced persons in the area. read more