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“Emma” at Grand Tea Room

The Grand Tea Room is once again partnering with The 413 Project Theater Company to offer another wildly popular “dinner theater” performance series.

“Emma” by Jane Austen will be performed live at The Grand Tea Room for three weekends. It premiers Friday, March 17 with the last performance on Sunday, March 26.

Emma Woodshouse is a pretty, clever and rich girl living in 1815 Regency England. After she match-makes for her governess, she begins to unsuccessfully try to pair off the entire village of Highbury. Filled with comedy, romance and intrigue, “Emma” is a “Comedy of Manners” based upon the beloved story by Jane Austen, read by millions and adapted into multiple plays, books, and Hollywood movies. Now it’s coming to The Grand Tea Room!

The Grand Tea Room is located at 145 W Grand Ave. For information call 760- 233-9500 or visit thegrandtearoom.com/

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New seasonal offerings “brewing” at Stone

This week Stone Brewing announced two seasonal additions to its 2017 lineup of offerings with the brand new Stone Jindia Pale Ale, and the return of the much loved Stone Pataskala Red X IPA.

Making its debut as a Stone Imperial Seasonal, Stone Jindia Pale Ale is a double IPA, instilled with ginger, juniper berries, lemon peel and lime peel. The botanicals mix miraculously well with a double dose of the most delectable hops.

Steve Gonzalez, Stone’s Senior Manager of Small Batch Brewing & Innovation, jumped at the chance to create this beer as he had experience in his former job making gin blends. And he absolutely nailed it. The beer has the hop-forward component of a great IPA and also the complexity of aroma and flavors derived from gin botanicals.

“Our co-founder, Greg Koch, came up with the idea of an IPA with gin botanicals after we had done the Stone & Sierra Nevada NxS IPA, which had a portion of the beer aged in gin barrels,” said Jeremy Moynier, Senior Innovation Brewing Manager. “Along with hops, we added ginger, juniper berries, lemon peel and lime peel to create a truly unique beer.”

Returning for a second year, Stone Pataskala Red X IPA, is a red IPA brewed with a unique malt called Red X from Germany-based BESTMALZ. This specialty seasonal red IPA was first brewed in September 2015 as a fundraising beer to support music and arts education programs in Pataskala, Ohio, where co-founder Greg Koch grew up. People loved it, so it was added to the 2016 beer lineup and the name stuck.

Rarely used in hoppy beers, the special German malt variety is typically reserved for German amber lagers, Irish red ales and other mildly-hopped beers. But that’s not the Stone way.

“We loved this beer and knew we had to bring it back this year,” said Moynier. “It’s a challenging beer to brew on the big scale with the amount of hops and Red X malt that we use. But I think when you taste it you will know it’s worth the effort! It has a beautiful balance of hops and malt and definitely makes you want to have more than one pint!”


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