On Saturday March 30th, we gathered with a much larger and very boisterous crowd at Leadway Bar and Grill, 5233 N. Damen. Joining us for the taping of our 3rd TV show were David Hatch from the People’s Lobby, Kristi Sanford from A Just harvest, Toby Chow from Fair economy Illinois, and Michaela Lovegood from IIRON. We had an awesome time discussing corporate tax cheats and the politicians you love them in Illinois–over beer of course.
This is a simple piece of legislation that provides for transparency. It asks that all publicly traded corporations disclose the amount of corporate income taxes they pay to the State of Illinois. These corporations’ taxes would be disclosed to the general public via the Internet a full 2 years after the fact.
Special thanks again to Sandra J Alvillar .AGAIN for the beautiful photography. Extra special thanks to Frank, Bianca, and Valentina for the incredible hospitality at Leadway Bar & Grill.
Repeat on Wednesday June 19 at 2:30 P.M.
Time: 7:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesdays, & 2:30-3:00 p.m. Wednesdays
Chicago Cable Channel: 19
Filmed in Chicago
Topics covered: Lots of important stuff
Fueled by: Good beer, good food, and people power
This series runs every Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., through the month of June. We’ll have updates on what shows follow, an what the schedule will be as we near the end of the month.
On June 6th we’ll be previewing our upcoming series on CAN TV. This was a BIGGG project for us, and definitely pushed us outside of our comfort zones again. It has consumed most of our efforts for the last 2 months. We filmed a full season in about a month, and had an absolutely amazing roster of guests. Exhausting? yes. Worth it? HELL YES! So let’s celebrate.
Come join us for local craft beer, food, and conversation; because it’s not about the problem, it’s about the solution…and the beer. Please come be a part of our community and have a say in it.
So I’ll say it slowly, Ty-ra-nen-a Brewing Company. Ty-ran-en-a, Ty-ranena, Tyranena! A little practice always helps. Now to get down to the important part. There’s a beer inside that short brown bottle, and the fate of all beer is to be coaxed and cajoled from the bottle, by any delicious means possible. This was my mission, which I accepted fully and eagerly.
Brewed in Lake Mills Wisconsin, a small town just off I-94, roughly a third of the way between Madison and Milwaukee, this American Brown Ale is named for a Chippewa Monster fabled to lurk beneath neighboring Rock Lake. Rocky’s revenge boasts an ABV of 5.75%-before bourbon oak barrel aging. That is what drew my attention, over a broad spectrum of 11 other styles, including a Scurvy India Pale Ale, brewed with orange peel, Chief Blackhawk Porter, and Three Beaches Honey Blonde. Rock’s Revenge won out narrowly over their Down and Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. I’m a sucker for a good Oatmeal Stout.
Recommended for serving at 50-55 degrees, Fahrenheit for my German and Australian readers, which would be disastrous in Celsius, I served this one a bit colder, which subdued the fine cream-colored head somewhat. Rocky’s wafted the sweet aroma of caramel and chocolate, and just a bit of the fruitiness of bourbon from the oak barrels. I breathed it in, finding that hint of bourbon hardly overwhelming, and a poetic addition to chocolate and caramel notes.
Crabbie’s original Ginger Beer: This is quite a sweet one.
So… We’re a little less radical as a team when it comes to beer. Not quite militant reactionaries, such as strict adherence to the old German Reinsheitgebot-the purity law for beer, backed-up by a federal offense akin to whistle-blowing, but beer is beer. It’s so easy to appreciate a beer layered with different ingredients. Hinterland’s Maple Bock, Anchor’s Christmas ale, Revolution Brewings’s A Little Crazy Ale, Anything from Ommegang and Great Lakes, Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter, we’re talking about a serious palette. Then there’s 5 rabbit’s offerings, with which seasonings and spices are boldly used, yet the balance is that of refinement. Crabbie’s Original Ginger Beer is something entirely different than any beer I’ve tried before.
Want to know how different? You can find the rest of our impressions here.