Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:16:48 GMT
A Grammy-winning R&B power house has canceled her stop in Nashville one night before the scheduled performance. Mary J. Blige's "Liberation Tour" was set to make a stop at Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday. RightMore >>
A Grammy-winning R&B powerhouse has canceled her stop in Nashville one night before the scheduled performance. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:51:58 GMT
Clarksville's downtown has a whole new sound. "I don't know where I'm at sometimes," said trumpet soloist and singer Ron Michaels. "I'm just listening. I'm playing, and I see colors with music." MichaelsMore >>
Clarksville's downtown has a whole new sound.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:40:39 GMT
The parents of a boy who died last summer after being left alone in a hot car for hours are speaking out, hoping their story will prevent another tragedy. Joel Gray died when his mom thought he had beenMore >>
The parents of a boy who died last summer after being left alone in a hot car for hours are speaking out, hoping their story will prevent another tragedy.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:28:27 GMT
A 6-year-old girl who was badly bitten by her family's dog is back home from the hospital after several surgeries to repair the damage to her head. Now, Madison Mason said she wants to thank the peopleMore >>
A 6-year-old girl who was badly bitten by her family's dog is back home from the hospital after several surgeries to repair the damage to her head.More >>
NEWPORT, OR (KPTV) -
Oregon breweries have always come up with unique blends, but now there's a new ale in development with a secret ingredient that some might consider cringe-worthy.
At Rogue Ales, the mischievous names of their handcrafted ales - like Dead Guy Ale, Yellow Snow IPA and Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale - show the brewery's irreverent spirit.
"We do things that are fun, tongue in cheek," said Brett Joyce, president of Rogue Ales.
But what's brewing now is truly cheeky.
Rogue is developing an ale made from wild yeast harvested from the whiskered beard of the its award-winning brewmaster, John Maier. Maier's beard hasn't been cut since a six-pack of beer cost less than two dollars.
"Thirty-four years. I never shaved it. 1978. Is that 34 years?" said Maier, as he laughed.
Joyce said they tried to harvest new yeast strains from hops from their hop yard, but nothing developed. As a bit of a joke, they looked to the unusual source.
"Hey, why not look for a different place that might have some magic yeast in it," Joyce said.
"We had our lab guy take a couple of swabs, by putting a q-tip in (my beard), or taking a clip off," Maier recalled. "I don't know what I thought about it."
Nine beard follicles were carefully cut from the Maier's beard. The follicles were placed in a petri dish and sent in for testing. Amazingly, the lab found a yeast cell, did some fermentation tests and the unorthodox "beard beer" was born
Maier, who is equal parts artist and scientist, questioned the initial "eww" factor some may have.
"I don't know why, yeast is everywhere," Maier said.
"You're not really drinking a beard, you're drinking a great beer that happens to have a yeast that comes from a beard," Joyce said.
Right now, the "beard beer" is being fine-tuned.
On a recent trip to the Rogue Ales brewery in Newport, Oregon, Maier took a sip from a test barrel sample.
"What's it taste like?" we asked him.
"Tastes like it's got some spices in it," Maier said.
The "beard beer" doesn't have a name yet. The brewmaster said beer drinkers should expect to see a beard on the label.
The new ale will be released sometime next year.
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:54:33 GMT
A man that has been previously arrested for exposing himself in public is facing more charges. On Monday night, Metro police arrested Aquiles Rojas, 19, after a 14-year-old victim identified him last weekMore >>
A man that has been previously arrested for exposing himself in public is facing more charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:21 AM EDT2013-06-18 11:21:55 GMT
Investigators have made an arrest in connection with an underage prostitution business. Police responded to an ad for an escort service, which led them to Room 421 at the La Quinta Inn on Atrium Way inMore >>
Investigators have made an arrest in connection with an underage prostitution business.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:54:23 GMT
A woman who was fired from a West End yogurt shop is accused of harassing her former supervisor. The incident occurred between a former employer and supervisor at Pinkberry. Police said the PinkberryMore >>
A woman who was fired from a West End yogurt shop is accused of harassing her former supervisor. Morning Report More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-06-18 11:22:35 GMT
Two Jack in the Box employees were hurt in a south Nashville robbery. Police said a man and women were assaulted by a robber with a handgun at a Jack in the Box on Capital Funds Court. Investigators saidMore >>
Two Jack in the Box employees were hurt in a south Nashville robbery.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:40 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:40:14 GMT
Franklin police are searching for a man and a woman in connection with an unsolved car burglary. Earlier this month, a wallet was stolen from an unlocked car on Carothers Parkway. Police said theMore >>
Franklin police are searching for a man and a woman in connection with an unsolved car burglary.More >>