Pints & Politics Podcast

#28 – Hospitality and Politics in Chef Kevin Shinn’s Backyard

On this episode of Pints & Politics with Dan Parsons (during the COVID-19 health emergency) we retreat to the beautiful backyard of Chef and Author Kevin Shinn to talk about how politics could learn a thing or two about the hospitality of the restaurant industry. And we wash it all down with several locally sourced craft beers. Pull up a bar stool, or lawnchair, and join us.

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What are we drinking?
1,000 Truths Rye IPA, and Arrow of Time IPA from Cosmic Eye Brewing – Sam Riggins, Brewer and owner
Nebraska Brewing Company’s West Coast inspired India Pale Ale. Kim & Paul Kavulak, co-owners
IPA from Brickway Brewery
TUNE IN COCOYO from Code Beer. Super thick chewy imperial stout with loads of coconut, chocolate, and vanilla. It’s a dessert in a glass!

#27 – The amazing story of Ho-Chunk, Inc. and its founder Lance Morgan

On Episode #27 we sit down with Lance Morgan, President and CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Established in 1994 in Winnebago, Nebraska with one employee, Ho-Chunk, Inc. has grown to over 1,000 employees.

#26 – Horses, Casinos and the Politics of Gambling

Episode #26 features conversation about a proposed ballot issue that would authorize casino gambling at Nebraska horse racing tracks. Guests: Lance Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc. the economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and Lynne Schuller, Executive Vice President of The Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA).

24 – Digital Politics with Thomlison & Comstock – “Who the f#%$ is Dan Quayle?”

From Palm Pilots to Cambridge Analytica we discuss the evolution of political digital strategies with two highly connected and successful political strategists – a Republican and a Democrat – while enjoying classic fall adult beverages.

#23 – We’re Back! Season 2 Premiere LIVE @ Lincoln Calling

We’re back! After a brief hiatus Pints & Politics has returned. And what a return it is…Pints & Politics version 2.0 debuted LIVE on the outside stage at Lincoln Calling, Lincoln, Nebraska’s annual non profit festival featuring music, art, innovation and more.

Guests include Senator Anna Wishart, Senator Adam Morfeld, City Councilman Richard Meginnis and Jack Mitchell, host of LNK Today on 1400 KLIN (A.K.A. Three Dudes on a couch.)

Hot topics discussed are medical marijuana and gun violence. What a way to return!
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22 – Post LB632 Collaborations

22 – Post LB632 Collaborations

How did we get from a contentious fight in the state legislature to a successful compromise? We begin the Craft Beer Peace Summit with Kim Kavulak, Co-Owner of Nebraska Brewing Company and Dave Tims, President and General Manager of Premier-Midwest Beverage Company. Also joining Dan is Vanessa Silke of Baird Holm, LLP and Abbey Gillick of Quality Brands Distribution, LLC. We talk about how everyone came together to collaborate after the heated battle around LB632 in Nebraska Legislature last year.

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21 – Open Harvest and Buying Local

21 – Open Harvest and Buying Local

Amy Tabor, General Manager of Open Harvest Co-op Grocery joins us along with Marcus Powers, Co-Founder of Zipline Brewing. Open Harvest is working with the City of Lincoln to find a way to allow Open Harvest to be able to sell Craft Beer and other alcoholic beverages from their storefront on 1618 South Street in Lincoln and we will dive into the details. Also, Marcus brings us a sample of Zipline’s Small Batch Pub Ale, which is an English Pale Ale.

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20 – Home Brewing

20 – Home Brewing

Local homebrewers join the podcast this week to talk about getting into homebrewing and what resources are available to support their craft. Jeff Anderson, Vice President of Lincoln Lagers, joins us to talk about how the Lagers group supports the growing homebrew movement in Lincoln as well as local resources. Gwyn Evans also joins us. Gwyn founded Nebraska Homebrew Advocates a group working to create a quality environment for homebrewers to thrive.

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19 – The Better Half

19 – The Better Half

Travel to places across Nebraska you never heard of and enjoy Zipline’s Copper Alt along the journey. Sarah Baker Hansen and Matthew Hansen of the Omaha World-Herald spent the better part of a year traveling Nebraska in search of little known places and people. Along with a rollicking live crowd at FUSE Coworking, Matthew and Sarah and join us to highlight stops along their travels. Their new friends and findings are cataloged in “The Better Half” a book where they share with readers little-known people, unexpected moments and memorable foods across Nebraska. At each stop, they discovered more of what the state has to offer. Jeff Yost of the Nebraska Community Foundation also joins us with stories of how communities across Nebraska are investing in themselves and accomplishing big things.

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18 – Nebraska Brewing and the legacy of LB632

18 – Nebraska Brewing and the legacy of LB632

Kim and Paul Kavulak welcome us to the Nebraska Brewing Company Tap Room in La Vista. Joining us at the Tap Room is Nebraska State Senator Carol Blood who played a huge roll in advocating for local brewers during the debate of the controversial bill LB632 in the Nebraska Legislature. Senator Blood talks about the results of the debate on LB632 and what could be ahead in the next legislative session.

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17 – The future of water, craft beer travels, Zipline’s Alpha Modern IPA

17 – The future of water, craft beer travels, Zipline’s Alpha Modern IPA

Writer, teacher, and beer ambassador Erin Miles of Perfect Pour Magazine and Lincoln City Councilwoman Leirion Gaylor Baird enjoy Zipline’s new year round IPA, Alpha Modern on this episode of Pints and Politics. It’s a session IPA that has a lot of hops on the nose, but doesn’t have as much of the bitterness on the back of the tongue. It has a lower alcohol content (4.9%) and is easy to drink.

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