Pints & Politics Podcast

#11 Live from Zipline Brewery – Lincoln Craft Beer Tour

#11 Live from Zipline Brewery – Lincoln Craft Beer Tour

Music and Beer is on tap for discussion as well as how the burgeoning beer scene is transforming communities across Nebraska. We celebrate the Lincoln Craft Beer Tour at Zipline Brewery with Craig Reier, Marketing Director with Zipline Brewing and Paul Hammel from the Omaha World Herald.

We get to try the newest small batch beer from Zipline, the Session IPA. It is light in body, crisp, hoppy, and juicy. This brew was meant to be easy drinking, especially for these hot summer days. Craig also pulled out Zipline’s Hibiscus Saison to try as well. Both excellent summer beers for those hot Nebraska nights. Go pick up a glass and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter!

#10 Blue Blood Saison, Swordfish Toms, Lincoln Politics

#10 Blue Blood Saison, Swordfish Toms, Lincoln Politics

Former owner of “The Other Room,” Jill Cockson joins us to talk about her projects: Colonel Jesse’s Small Batch Tonic and Swordfish Tom’s in Kansas City. She shares her experiences as an entrepreneur and building new enterprises. Rick Hoppe, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff for Lincoln, also joins us to talk about his work helping business owners, running campaigns, and 10 years inside of City Hall.

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#9 – Scratchtown, Sandhills, and Tour de Nebraska

#9 – Scratchtown, Sandhills, and Tour de Nebraska

Caleb Pollard of Scratchtown Brewing in Ord, Nebraska and Susan Larson Rodenburg, founder of Tour de Nebraska get to try out Scratchtown’s Barrel Aged Sinister Grin Golden Strong Ale from their Rare Beer series: Keys to the Asylum. Susan discusses with Dan about how beer can be a great way to cap off a long day cycling as well as what’s on tap for the 2017 Tour. We also learn about what’s happening around Ord and Scratchtown.

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#8 – Zipline Lime Gose – Lincoln Beer Week and Beer Passport

#8 – Zipline Lime Gose – Lincoln Beer Week and Beer Passport

Diana Gutsche of the Zipline Beerhall (5740 Hidcote Dr, Suite B Lincoln, NE 68516) and Jeff Korbelik with the Lincoln Journal Star join Dan to talk about what’s going to happen with Lincoln Beer Week and unique brews available during Beer Week and Lincoln’s Craft Beer Passport Program read more…

#7 – Petite Sour Blueberry – Bartenders and Barbers

#7 – Petite Sour Blueberry – Bartenders and Barbers

Crooked Stave’s Petite Sour – Blueberry is on the menu this week. Matt Myers of the Happy Raven and Gary Haun of the Captain’s Chair Barber Shop join the podcast and talk about the many similarities barbers and bartenders share, including the Bartender/Barber client privilege. Matt talks about the genesis of the Happy Raven from startup to being named Best Beer Bar in Nebraska for 2017, and Gary shares the history of downtown Lincoln through the eyes of a barber shop that has been around since 1953 and seen many sit in the “Captain’s Chair” read more…

#6.5 The Outlaw Podcast – Malbrett from Blue Blood, Local Sources

#6.5 The Outlaw Podcast – Malbrett from Blue Blood, Local Sources

Our 1st bonus podcast with Brian Podwinski from Blue Blood and Laura Ebke, senator in the Nebraska Legislature. Brian brought his seasonal Outlaw Series brew, Malbrett. It combines a Saison with Malbec grapes. This is a very limited release with only a few bottles ever produced.

#6 Blue Blood Dank-A-Licious IPA craft beer, Libertarian Legislator,  Stories from Robber’s Cave

#6 Blue Blood Dank-A-Licious IPA craft beer, Libertarian Legislator, Stories from Robber’s Cave

Dan gets to crack open a freshly canned Dank-A-Licious IPA from Blue Blood Brewing with Nebraska State Senator Laura Ebke and Blue Blood Co-Founder Brian Podwinski. We get stories from Robber’s Cave from everyone on the show and Brian talks about the local sources Blue Blood uses for both beer and food supplies. Laura talks about home brewing in the Ebke house and the important issues facing her in the Nebraska legislature. read more…

#5 Zipline IRA, Enemies to Allies? New York Times or York News-Times

#5 Zipline IRA, Enemies to Allies? New York Times or York News-Times

Grab a bottle of the Zipline IRA and join Trent Fellers of the Lincoln City Council and Jack Mitchell with LNK Today on 1400 KLIN. Jack shares his interesting thoughts about drinking ale after almost forgetting the beer! Everyone reminisces about the 2012 Senate race, with Jack having covered the race and Trent and Dan running competing campaigns. Who won and who lost and how are they able to be in the same room together? We get inside the City Council with Trent and he talks why he has decided to step away after his term ends. read more…

#4 – Trappistes Rochefort Ale, bread&cup, Destination Lincoln

#4 – Trappistes Rochefort Ale, bread&cup, Destination Lincoln

Learn about the Trappistes beer, brewed by Monastery brew houses in Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and United States as we taste Trappistes Rochefort 6 brought in by Kevin Shinn of bread&cup and hear about what he would pair with the beer. bread&cup will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary in August, Kevin discusses how the Haymarket has changed and what affect that has had on his business. Also, how has food and craft beer tourism has grown in Lincoln? Jeff Maul of the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau shares his experiences with the boom of tourism in the last few years. Lincoln was fly over country, now Lincoln is a tourist location, voted one of the Best U.S. destinations in 2017 by LonelyPlanet.com

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#3 – Surly Brewing’s Damien, Fake News, Life at the Legislature

#3 – Surly Brewing’s Damien, Fake News, Life at the Legislature

Fake news and Fake Craft Beer are on the agenda for this episode. Plus, find out what to pair with Surly Brewing Co.’s Damien Black Ale, what it’s like working inside the Nebraska Legislature, and how journalism has been affected by social media and the internet.

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#2 – Evil Twin, Lincoln Beer Week, and #DontKillOurCraft

#2 – Evil Twin, Lincoln Beer Week, and #DontKillOurCraft

On this week’s episode, Dan is joined by Jason “Hutch” Hutchinson of Jake’s Cigars and Spirits and former Nebraska State Senator Colby Coash with Blue Blood Brewing Company. Hutch brings in a craft beer from Evil Twin Brewing: Pappy’s Imperial Biscotti Break and talks Lincoln Beer Week (May 15 – 21, 2017). We discuss alcohol regulations, both nationally and in Nebraska, and delve into the consequences of LB632 in the Nebraska Legislature #DontKillOurCraft.  read more…

#1 – Matt Stinchfield and Jane Raybould

#1 – Matt Stinchfield and Jane Raybould

On this week’s episode, Dan talks with Nebraska Cicerone Matt Stinchfield about Ploughshare’s Belgian-Styled Orville craft beer and with Jane Raybould of the Lincoln City Council about the new recycling program. Learn both about the origin of the Orville beer as well as the beer making process. Plus, Jane describes the collaborative process of passing a new recycling plan through the City Council to help double Lincoln recycling by 2020. read more…