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Gentle Giant Brewery and RCC Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center To Host Virtual Craft Microbrew Beer Tasting December 3rd

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On Thursday, December 3, the Rockland Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center in Nyack and Gentle Giant Brewing Company will host a beer tasting and discussion via Zoom starting at 7:00 pm.

The tasting will include an IPA, a lager and two “brewer’s choice” beers with a Gentle Giant Brew Master describing the ingredients and the flavor components of each. Participants will be able to ask questions during the event.

Please register for the event by December 1 and pre-order your 4-pack of craft beer Crowlers from Gentle Giant Brewing Company. Select December 2 for pickup at the brewery at 7 North Main Street in Pearl River. Each Tasting 4-pack of Crowlers is $20 (a 50 percent discount from the brewery’s regular pricing) which includes one 25.4-ounce Crowler for each beer that will be tasted, enough for two to four people to enjoy.

Register for the event
https://sunyrockland-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fJp6vVQ8QgGExXawa6GcBg

On tap at Gentle Giant:

 Procreator Doppelbock—A full-bodied beer with bold malt flavors giving off notes of toasted
bread, caramel and raisins.

 Raptor Imperial Stout—A smooth stout with a giant grain bill using English Maris Otter as the
base along with a special variety of dark malts to give off notes of dark fruit, chocolate, coffee
and a rich malt sweetness.

 Sauropod BlackBerry Berlinner Weisse—A light refreshing German-style classic with notes of
blackberry jam and lemon preserve and a dry zesty refreshing finish.

 Paleolithic Pils German Pilsner—A crisp Pilsner brewed with a touch of Munich malt to add a
slight biscuit flavor profile. Gently hopped throughout the boil with Hallertau Blanc gives it the
perfect balance of bitterness and floral aromas.

 Citrazoic Double IPA—Made from the world-renowned Citra hops, this beer pours a medium
amber with an intense citrus aroma and flavor including grapefruit and lime aromas along with
gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee notes.

 Jurassic IPA— This house IPA is packed with juicy Simcoe giving off bright citrus flavors of
grapefruit and orange. A dash of Chinook balances off the flavor profile with some pine and
earthy undertones as well as a touch of spice.

 Baryonyx Black Lager—Made using bottom-fermenting lager yeast which imparts a dry
crispness to this beer, this brew has a malty sweetness and a hoppy bitterness, with notes of
coffee and chocolate.

 G.G.B.C. Lite Lager—This lite lager was drawn up using the signature Pilsner and corn malts,
then gently hopped throughout the boil with centennial to complete the light complexity with a
hint of fresh squeezed lemon and pine aroma.

Gentle Giant Brewing Company is a microbrewery, barbecue restaurant and live music venue located at 7 North Main Street in Pearl River.

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Norcina in New City Recipient of NYS Empire Award

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NEW CITY, NY – As Covid-19 hit Rockland County, many people wanted to help but didn’t know how. Rockland native Eddie Stapleton, who now resides in North Carolina contacted Norcina’s on how to help small business and people assisting the community he grew up in. He purchased and donated 10 large pies, to a place of their choice, which Norcina in turn matched w/ 10 more pies. 20 fresh pies were just delivered to Good Sam Hospital in Suffern. (Pictured below are the Cardiovascular Operating Room crew at Good Samaritan Hospital Suffern, NY with Norcina Owners Milan Dobrilovic and Nick Nuccio – top photo)

In just 26 days the Norcina Pizza Match would donate over 1,000 pizza pies to Rockland County medical professionals and first responders battling the COVID-19 epidemic.

How it worked: Norcina would match any donation an individual or organization makes to any hospital, first responders, or medical professionals who are actively fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Norcina would end up starting a trend locally that inspired other businesses to honor the same deal. Not only did it support small businesses but it provided residents with the ability to show their support to our first responders and medical professionals.

The New York State Empire Award was presented by Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick. It honors businesses that make major contributions to public service, and enhancing the quality of life for New Yorkers.

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Slime World Announces Newest Location at Palisades Center

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WEST NYACK, NY – Slime World, the premier craft studio where kids can make their own slime, will open its newest location at Palisades Center this November. Palisades Center’s 2,300 sq. ft. Slime World studio will be located on Level Three next to the Build-A-Bear Workshop.

The sticky and gooey feel of slime has appealed to kids since the late 1970s. The popularity grew with the rise of YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok where millions of do-it-yourself slime videos highlight recipes with a wide array of captivating colors and satisfying textures.

Slime World takes the messy out of slime making. The studio space is designed for sticky fingers and messy projects where children can unleash their creativity, play, and express themselves in a stimulating environment.

“At Slime World, we know there is nothing that children love more than some messy fun, and we happen to be the pros,” said Sandeep Shah, Owner of Slime World. “Our mission is to bring smiles to kids while engaging their creative minds! We invite our little guests to come for a one-on-one experience and parents to host the next party with us to create unforgettable memories for their children and all their friends!”

“The Slime World studio is a perfect destination for Palisades Center’s youngest guests,” said Darrin Houseman, General Manager of Palisades Center. “We can’t wait to see them having a blast while they customize their own slime creations.”

The only other Slime World studio is in Freehold, New Jersey.

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