Beer Blog: Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, N.C.

first_imgFullsteam AheadNorth Carolina’s craft beer scene is booming, with so many new breweries opening in the last few years, it can be hard to keep track of them all.Fullsteam Brewery, out of Durham, opened in 2010 with what could be the most ambitious brewery platform to date—these guys want to craft Southern beer.They have a “plow to pint” philosophy with the goal of creating a working “Southern beer economy.” Their lineup of seasonal beers in particular leans heavily on Southern ingredients. They use local farmers to fill the malt bills, local chocolatiers for their cocoa nibs, a bunch of local bees provide the honey…they even use customers to provide fruit and veggies for their small batch “Forager Series.”So far, so good. Fullsteam won a Good Food Award for one of its Forager beers last year, and the owner, Sean Lily Wilson, was a James Beard semi-finalist in 2012 and 2013 for the Outstanding Wine, Beer and Spirits Professional category. Respect.For Cackalacky, Fullsteam’s first canned beer, the brewery collaborated with Cackalacky, a North Carolina-based hot sauce company. Relax, it’s not brewed with hot sauce, it’s brewed with ginger, which provides a subtle edge to this terrific pale ale.The label proclaims the beer to be hoppy and zippy, and I’d say that marketing speak is pretty accurate. There’s a bit of candied sweetness to the beer, which is what I look for in a pale ale, and there just a bit of zest from the ginger that lingers on your tongue after you finish the sip. Fullsteam could’ve gone over the top with the use of ginger here, but they showed restraint. The result is a totally sessionable pale ale that I’d drink on a regular basis if I could find it.Not only is it a really good beer, it’s fun as hell to say. Cackalacky. Cackalacky Cackalacky Cackalacky.Fullsteam.aglast_img read more

The Pennsylvania Advantage

first_img By: Dennis M. Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development The Pennsylvania Advantage Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook:   SHARE  TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 16, 2016 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  The Blog The past few weeks have been full of excitement as Governor Wolf announced the private sector commitment to the creation of more than 975 new, full-time jobs throughout Pennsylvania. Among these announcements, three out-of-state businesses that have made the choice that Pennsylvania is the best place to grow and expand.First, on August 4, the governor announced that Hadley Farms, Inc., a manufacturer of wholesale baked goods for the food service, fundraising, and retail markets, plans to purchase a 20-acre site in Waynesboro, Franklin County, and construct a 105,000-square-foot manufacturing and freezer storage facility. In total, the project will create at least 121 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. Hadley Farms chose to leave its current location in Maryland to pursue the competitive land costs, skilled and dependable workforce, and convenient shipping and logistics opportunities that Pennsylvania offers.Less than a week later, on August 9, the governor announced that Manitowoc Cranes, LLC, a global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions, would create 250 new jobs through the consolidation of its Manitowoc, Wisconsin facility into its existing site in Shady Grove, Franklin County. In addition to hiring 250 new employees over the next three years, Manitowoc has committed to maintain its new positions, and retain its current workforce of 891, for an additional four years. Manitowoc’s significant investment in South Central Pennsylvania makes evident its strong commitment to the community and its understanding that Pennsylvania is the best location to grow its business.Again, today, the governor announced that Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, a chemistry forage lab serving the dairy industry, plans to relocate its operations to a renovated facility in Waynesboro, Franklin County and create 78 new, full-time jobs. The company chose Pennsylvania for its new location due to our business-friendly climate, our strong agricultural focus, and the value we place on industry’s benefits to the economy.Take a look at some of the coverage below:PennLive: Hadley Farms will construct a new manufacturing and freezer storage facilityWHAG-TV (Hagerstown, Md.): Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf announces that Hadley Farms is coming to Franklin CountyWITF: Manitowoc’s move to create 250 midstate jobsCentral Penn Business Journal: Manitowoc Cranes bringing 250 new jobs to regionThe Record Herald (Waynesboro): Expansion to bring 250 jobs to ManitowocThe Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.): Manitowoc Co. to consolidate crane production in Antrim TownshipWHAG-TV: Governor Wolf announces 250 new jobs with company expansion in Franklin CountyUnder the leadership of Governor Wolf, the Governor’s Action Team has been busier than ever, reminding the world that Pennsylvania is open for business. Since the governor has taken office DCED has secured at least $2.3 billion in private sector investments and commitments for the creation and retention of nearly 204,000 full-time jobs. These developments further demonstrate that Pennsylvania has what it takes to help businesses succeed – from our skilled workforce, to our prime location, to our exceptional quality of life – Pennsylvania outshines the competition.last_img read more