Rockland County, New York – Gentle Giant Brewing Company , Rockland Community College, and Hudson Market hosted their first virtual beer and food tasting event in December. Due to its success, they are launching a monthly event series exploring beer and food from local restaurants and breweries, in and around Rockland County, to promote small businesses in the County during the pandemic.
On Tap will broadcast January 28 at 7 pm via Zoom. The event itself is free, but participants who are interested in the food and beer must purchase online for in-person pickup at GGBC. Register for the online event at http://bit.ly/rcctasting by midnight on January 25, then join us for the virtual tasting of delicious beer and mouth-watering food pairings.
Beer and food order information:
Beer Only $20
Comes with four 25.4-ounce growlers. Must reserve online by 1/21/21 at 11:59pm.
Beers: Pilsner, Hazy IPA, Citrazoic DIPA, and Black Lager
Beer and Food $40
Comes with four 25.4-crowlers and food for two. Must reserve online by 1/25/21 at 11:59pm.
Beers: Pilsner, Hazy IPA, Citrazoic DIPA, and Black Lager
Food: Collard Greens, Prime Brisket, Meat Kabob, and Pork Belly Burnt Ends
Order online at https://www.gentlegiantbrewing.com/rcc. All beer and food pick-up will be at the Gentle Giant Brewing Company, 7 North Main Street in Pearl River, NY at the date and time specified on the order form. Registered guests will be emailed a Zoom broadcast link to join the virtual session by Rockland Community College prior to the event.
Jessica Stallone, a brewing novice, will be guided through the brewing process by Gentle Giant Brewing Company’s Brew Master, Nick Carnicelli. They will be discussing ingredients, flavor components, and pairings of each beer and will answer viewers’ questions submitted via the Zoom chat.
On tap at Gentle Giant:
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.
Bobby Doesn’t Know Shea Hazy IPA— You ask and you shall receive. Back by popular demand, we made a New England. IPA. This double IPA has a traditional hazy appearance combined with a soft mouth feel perfectly fitting to the style. Dry hopped intensely with El Dorado and Cashmere, it gives tasting notes of tropical fruit punch and ripe pineapple. Should we keep cranking out New England IPAs? I think we just might.
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.
Gentle Giant Brewing Company is located at 7 North Main Street in Pearl River, New York.
Norcina in New City Recipient of NYS Empire Award
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.
Slime World Announces Newest Location at Palisades Center
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.