The brewery that turns old bread into beer – WSMV Nashville

By Oli Bloor, Ed Scott-Clarke and Katy Scott CNN 

(CNN) — A boutique London brewery is turning unwanted bread into craft ale with the aim to reduce food waste.

Each bottle of Toast Ale has the equivalent of one slice of bread in it. While you can taste the wheat and caramel notes from the bread, you won’t find croutons bobbing in your brew.

Instead, the makers use leftover bread to replace a third of the malted barley that would otherwise be used for brewing.

Toast Ale sources its bread from sandwich-making factories, which have no use for the end slices of a loaf.

“The reality is that the end slice — the crust — is never going to end up on your sandwich,” says Rob Wilson, Chief Toaster at Toast Ale. “In the production line there is somebody at the start of the line taking the crusts off and putting them straight into the bin.”

Toast Ale estimates that 44% of the bread baked in the United Kingdom goes to waste, with households alone throwing away 24 million slices each day.

“I would love to give you this romantic story of me on a pedal bike going form artisanal bakery to artisanal bakery getting this bread, but the reality is bread waste is happening at an industrial scale,” says Wilson.

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Ancient Babylonian recipe

Brewing beer from fermented bread is not a novel concept. Toast Ale’s recipe derives from a 4,000-year-old practice from the ancient city of Babylon in Mesopotamia.

The Brussels Beer Project first revived this age-old recipe with a beer made from recycled bread called Babylone. Food waste activist Tristram Stuart set up Toast Ale in 2015 after tasting a Babylone beer in Brussels.

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Chastain on the rise and fall of Hollywood's 'poker princess' – Daily Mail

Poker player Molly Bloom, left, and actress Jessica Chastain attend “Molly’s Game” New York premiere on December 13, 2017

Jessica Chastain struggled initially to relate to Molly Bloom, the former ski champion turned “poker princess” hostess to the rich and famous at Hollywood’s most exclusive high stakes card tables.

It wasn’t until Chastain met Tinseltown’s goddess of gambling as part of her research into playing Bloom in upcoming biopic “Molly’s Game” that she began to understand the high-rolling impresario’s motivations.

Growing up in Colorado, Bloom seemed destined to follow her Olympian brother Jeremy into elite level skiing, until an injury brought a halt to her dreams and she turned her attention to underground poker.

She earned a fortune hosting illegal gambling for Hollywood stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, as well as politicians and Wall Street titans, taking eye-watering stakes from her illustrious clientele, fueled by cocaine.

At her height, Bloom claimed to be making $4 million a year, but things fell apart when she made the mistake of insisting on a cut of the pot, rather than just making her living from tips, which pushed her activities into the bracket of organized crime.

Her dealings also came to the notice of Mafia mobsters, who began demanding their own share, before one of her games was raided by FBI agents and all her possessions were seized.

“To understand how she got trapped by these people, this was hard and I think I was guilty of some judgment,” California native Chastain told AFP.

“We as a society have fallen to the pattern of blaming women for things, the way they look,

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Did You Know Gaming Talks Cuphead – Kotaku Australia

Did You Know Gaming, a Youtube channel that tackles all sorts of gaming minutia, has taken on Cuphead – a game that’s about 90 per cent minutia.

The video, which you can view below, goes into detail about how Cuphead‘s art style started as a joke between the Moldenhauer as they were brainstorming ideas for the game. As the game’s development progressed and they kept coming back to the Fleischer Studio inspired look.

There are countless references to games and old-school animation scattered throughout Cuphead. The Clip Joint Calamity level, where you battle two toads on a riverboat is packed with Street Fighter 2 references.

The dual bosses start with Ryu and Ken’s taunts before moving through a handful of Street Fighter inspired moves before transforming into a slot machine that represents each of the four bosses from Street Fighter 2.

The video also explains how some of the game’s bombastic jazzy music came together. Soloists played over completed tracks to add variety to the game’s soundtrack and there were both coincidental and deliberate references to Mario.



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Which Asus Gaming Laptop Is Right for You? – Laptop Mag – Laptop Mag

Asus’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) line is wide-ranging, offering gamers choices in every level of performance, screen size, portability and price. So which is best for you? A 15.6-inch lightweight machine with a Max-Q design? A 17-inch hulk with a 144-Hertz screen? A budget machine or a super-expensive one? Here’s how to break down the Republic of Gamers lineup.

3 Top Asus Laptops   Asus ROG Strix GL753 Asus ROG G701VI Asus ROG Zephyrus (GX501) Starting Price $1,099 $2,999 $2,299 CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7820HK Intel Core i7-7700HQ GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU (8GB) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB) Display 17.3-inches, 1920 x 1080 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, G-Sync 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, G-Sync Storage 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD Two 512GB PCIe m.2 SSDs in RAID 0 512GB PCIe SSD RAM 16GB 64GB 24GB Size 16.3 x 10.7 x 1.3 inches 16.9 x 12.2 x 1.3 inches 14.9 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches Weight 6.4 pounds 7.9 pounds 5 pounds Battery Life 5:25 3:27 0.08125 ROG vs. ROG Strix

Asus divides its gaming offerings into two lineups: ROG and a subbrand, ROG Strix. The Strix brand first appeared in 2014 as part of Asus’ graphics cards and headset product lines that target “performance-to-premium” customers. The regular ROG name was kept for premium products.

Today, the ROG Strix line encompasses laptops as well and is generally used for Asus’ less powerful, more affordable gaming notebooks, as well as some esports-focused machines. The more-expensive models maintain the original ROG branding.

Focus on the G’s

Almost every ROG laptop, no matter whether its ROG or ROG Strix, has a G, GL or GX in its name.

The GL series is often the smallest of them, often just over an

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The State Of PC Gaming In 2017 – Kotaku Australia

In a year when PC gaming became more multifaceted and complicated than ever, it also popularised a genre — battle royale — with one of the simplest premises imaginable.

As ever, PC remains at the forefront of gaming. Whether it’s the platform’s longtime advantage in the hardware department, its role as a breeding ground for interesting indies that go on to become multiplatform hits, or attempts to solve the mind-boggling logistical problem of theoretically offering nearly Every Game Ever, PC leads so many dances that you’d need to be a human centipede to keep up.

This is part of our 2017 State Of series, a look at how the major consoles, PC, and other areas of interest are doing this year.

But in discussing PC gaming, we also have to consider that, unlike PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, PC is not a monolith. “PC” is a conglomeration of disparate platforms and moving pieces, from Steam’s algorithm-driven digital metropolis to’s boundless mum ‘n’ pop shop, from grimy CSGO and PUBG skin gambling pits to equally questionable grey markets like G2A, from games that are their own platform like League of Legends to tiny freeware games that don’t have platforms at all.

A great year in PC gaming for one person can be an abysmal one for another. So I’d be remiss if I didn’t discuss PC gaming on those terms. I can’t be 100 per cent comprehensive here — I’d end up writing a book — so let’s go over the big ones.


Steam continues to balloon in all directions. While Valve hasn’t released an exact user count in a couple years, it’s safe to say the number still exceeds 100 million, and concurrent user counts just keep going up. The total number of games on

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