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Fresh Brews in The Offing in City

Posted on 01-Dec-2017

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Soon apple cider, lager, wheat and ale beers will be served in the city as Iron Hill brewery is getting ready to throw open its doors to denizens ahead of Christmas.

A franchise of Prost Brew Pub which has already made its presence in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, Iron Hill plans to offer four flavours of fresh brews to those wanting to take a break from the daily grind. With a 5,000-litre storage capacity, managing partner of Iron Hill microbrewery Teja Chekuri said at a conference held on Thursday that depending on the consumption and season, fruit and lemon infused flavors will also be served to the consumers from the bright beer tanks.

This is the first microbrewery of the brand coming up in a Tier-II city like Visakhapatam and we are expecting 6,000 litres of consumption a month here. Each brewing process goes through various stages such as milling, mashing, boiling, cooling and fermenting before it(the beer) is served.

Franchise partner Sriharsha Tripuraneni said the demand for craft beers were rising in India and the microbrewery aims to cater to those who like to sip fresh flavours.

With yeast used for fermenting, the basic ingredients incorporated in brewing a beer include malt, hops, barley, wheat and water in different variations.

The two-floored microbrewery spread over 8,000 sq. ft. and 180-seating capacity is coming up at Siripuram beside Dutt Island.

As a part of its expansion plans, the microbrewery will be launched next in Vijayawada in January.
28 Make It to Miss Vizag Finale Posted on 02-Dec-2017
Close to 28 contestants have been selected in the second phase of auditions for the Miss Vizag – 2017 beauty pageant. They will take part in the finale scheduled on December 10. The event was organised jointly by Creative Plus Entertainment Network, Rays Entertainments and Dream Events.

Vizag Fest Kicks Off on Grand Note Posted on 02-Dec-2017
Visakhapatnam: Offering both entertainment and knowledge, the new edition of Vizag Fest 2017 kicked off on a grand note at Andhra University Engineering College Grounds here on Friday. Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G Nageswara Rao inaugurated a 10-day fest which is being organised in association with the Department of Culture of Andhra Pradesh. The festival which was thrown open to all at free of charge comprises book exhibition, literary talks, short film shows and science expo with an intention to provide a relief to citizens who got busy with their daily engagements .

GVMC Commissioner inaugurates a short film theatre at the venue. The road leading to the AU College of Engineering (AUCE) exhibition grounds, the venue of Vizag Fest -2017, was chock-a-block with vehicles of various kinds on Sunday evening. The stretch between BRTS main road at Maddilapalem and the exhibition ground was full with motorists parking their vehicles beside the road as the vehicle parking was full. Nonetheless, visitors had a gala time as the exhibition had everything to offer to different age groups. The Abdul Kalam Science Exhibition section witnessed huge crowds. Andhra Medical College (AMC) put up a few stalls on various aspects of health and disease. The stall set up by the Anatomy Department with a few specimens of the skull, its cross section with the brain inside, stages in the formation and growth of the skull was a big draw among students. Boys and girls were bold enough to hold the skull specimens with their hands, as medicos of AMC explained to them about its functions. Young men and women were seen enquiring about various aspects of organ donation at the ‘Jeevan Dan’. The AMC students told them about eye, heart, liver donation and the time within which the organs should be harvested. The stall on diabetes and self-care in diabetes was another big draw with people asking about diet control. There was a stall on blood donation by the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and a BMI chart for different age groups.

Students of schools and colleges showcase their innovative skills at science fair. A buzzer with a battery-based circuit not only works against overloading of buses but also avoids accidents that happen due to travelling on the footboard. This device developed by the students of Ramakrishna School has been designed to save lives as the alarm gets triggered when a passenger stays on the footboard for a while. At another corner those studying in Pollocks School elaborate the prospect of turning seawater into that of potable through their simple and economical project micro filtration. We wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by making potable water accessible to all sections of the society said Raj Kumar, Anand and Mohan Krishna of Class X. From technology-driven solutions to simple energy saving techniques and improving safety standards at workplace, the 10-day science fair that began as a part of the Vizag Fest – 2017 unfolds a new world where cost-effective innovative concepts take centre stage. T. Sandhya of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Bheemunipatnam, who came along with her classmates, considers the avenue a new learning experience. “There is a wide scope for optimum utilization of resources by sharing our expertise with other participants and understanding their working models in turn she opined.

The Hindu in School Chess Tourney Posted on 06-Dec-2017
The Hindu in school chess tourney on Dec. 10. Competition will be held in four categories -- U-9, U-11, U-13, U-15 The Hindu in School Chess Competition 2017 will be held here on December 10 at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium. The tournament will be held in four categories: under 9 years, under 11, under 13 and under 15 years. The competition follows the Swiss league format under the latest FIDE rapid rules, in order to give every participant a fair chance to win. How to participate To register, eligible students need to log on to www.thehindu.com/thischess On completion of the registration and payment process, a payment acknowledgement will be sent to the registered email ID All participants must produce the print out of the payment acknowledgement towards duly filled Reporting Form (reporting form will be issued at the entrance of the tournament venue) along with school ID or a bona fide letter issued by the school. The organizers reserve the right to admit or refuse any entry without assigning any reason thereof. Arbiter’s decision is final and binding on all disputes. The candidates can watch the website for latest developments. The registration fee is ₹ 150 per participants. The players must bring their own chess sets and chess clocks, if available. The presenting sponsor is Thryocare, knowledge partner is Arrow Publications and is being conducted under the aegis of AP Chess Association. For details call: 9848834944 or 9985941541.

Hello’s audio to be launched in Visakhapatnam. Actor Akhil Akkineni is all set to greet us with his second film ‘Hello’. The movie, which is being produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni under the banner of Annapurna Studios, is written and directed by Vikram Kumar of ‘Manam’ fame. Apart from starring newcomer Kalyani Priyadarshan as the leading lady, the film’s cast also boasts of some veteran actors such as Jagapathi Babu and Ramya Krishnan. Audio Launch in Visakhapatnam In what is coming as heartening news to all the Tollywood fans in the city, the film’s unit has decided to launch the audio in Visakhapatnam. As informed, the event will take place in the evening hours of December 10th at the R.K Beach in the city. It has also been informed that the fans might be in for a surprise as they might be treated with some exclusive releases of the action sequences from ‘Hello’.

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