Posts tagged ‘economy’

January 8th, 2014

Wolcott Brewery Serves Cannoli

by Christopher O'Brien

By Brien Stephen

There are a ton of great breweries in CT, but one that is on the cutting edge of “beer you didn’t know you already loved” is Shebeen Brewing Company. I did a big write-up on these guys a little while back; their claim to fame is making such beers as Bacon Kona Stout, Double Rye Porter, German Cerveza, and their infamous Cannoli beer. In other words, beer that may make purists and beer neophytes alike roll their eyes — at least until they actually take the first sip!

Now Shebeen had been brewing off of a pilot system until fairly recently: in fact this past Saturday they brewed up a batch of their Cannoli beer on their new bigger system for the first time!

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November 26th, 2013

Recoiling from ‘Black Thursday’

by Christopher O'Brien

By Nicole Stacy

The first time I heard some blogger quip about “Black Thursday,” I recoiled like a vampire from a cross. You think that’s cute now, I thought,  just wait until it starts to stick.

About this time last year, I was struck with sadness by the juxtaposition between these two headlines on MSN Money’s Smart Spending blog:

Juxtaposition

I never really went for Black Friday, but I figured if people wanted to take their lives in their hands for cheap waffle irons, and it gave them a rush, it wasn’t my problem.  I feel strongly that the creep into Thanksgiving is different.

blackfridaypicThanksgiving may be just a day, but unfortunately it’s one of the only major, anti-materialistic holidays we have left.Even the celebration of Christmas has metamorphosed into something that I think it’s fair to say neither Jesus nor the real Saint Nicholas would entirely recognize.  More than many other holidays, Thanksgiving has held out as a national expression of gratitude for the important things in life; the turkey is just a perk.

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March 6th, 2013

Frozen Yogurt Shop To Open

by Christopher O'Brien

Summer is almost here!

Well, almost. Perhaps one sign of the turning seasons is the new opening of a frozen yogurt shop in the center of town. Stacey Chen, the owner of Fro Yo World will have a soft opening of her new business in the spot formerly occupied by CC’s Ice Cream on Wolcott Rd. on Thursday.

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