recent from Ginny's Articles Local Drinking in Philadelphia
Philadelphia was a great drinking city. Of course, any city is a great drinking city when I am there but I love it when a place makes it easy for me. Here are a few photos of some of the memorable drinks of the trip. The drinks I had there were all spot on and I loved the bar communities enthusiasm for...
recent from Music Growing Up A Prince Kid
There are few artists whose passing has brought a tear to my eye, but I will confess that Prince is one. Just past midnight on the day we all learned he was gone, I found myself surfing social media trying to get to sleep. As I sat and read what everyone was saying, I was moved but the stories and feeling...
recent from Charlie's Articles What It’s Like To Run A Comic Con?
This evening I returned to CompleteSet as a freelance writer contributing articles for the “Stories” section I helped start. Though I left the company in September of last year to join Gorilla Cinema, my old friends at CompleteSet recently reached out to me in the hope that I would return to...
recent from Musings Ginny Takes on Tumblr
It has been a very long time since I have written anything directly for our Charlie Tonic blog. Usual culprits like lack of time and putting my energy into other outlets was to blame but I admit I am also a little intimidated by WordPress. It is pretty basic as far as technology goes but it still requires a...

Episode #296 – Bar Building With Jacob

Recording LIVE at the Overlook Lodge, this week’s episode features guest appearances by bar owner and #GorillaCreative Jacob Trevino, DJ Soul Step of Soul Step Records and the cocktail creations of Heatherlyn Stickel! Add to that stories and great upcoming events and you have a complete Charlie Tonic Hour served up for your enjoyment. Episode #296: Bar Building With...

Episode #295 – Wild

This week we’re pretty alcohol focused and we even have a guest! We kick off feeling like we did nothing this week then we stumble into a mix of stories (of course). Next, Ginny Tonic hops over to New Riff Distilling as Hannah Lowen returns to the show to discuss their upcoming WILD gin event (free to the public). From there we take on a tequila cocktail you’ve...

Episode #294 – Farewell To Blank Slate

Sure, we catch up on all the latest events (and a few films we’re very late discussing), but the centerpiece of the show is our reaction to the very sad news that Blank Slate Brewing has closed its doors. It was a gut punch to us and many in Cincinnati. We look back on a brewery we loved and open up about the loss we’re all feeling. From there we check out some...

Episode #293 – Singer Songwriter

Ginny and Charlie had a fun filled weekend with cigars and whisky at the Overlook Lodge, music and burlesque at the Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret in Dayton, and an evening at Habit’s Cafe with their Songwriter Series. Along the way they interview Matt Schneider and Mark Rogers about the series, try Lager 27 from Taft’s Ale House and leave you with a song from Matt called...

Episode #292 – Tales of the Cocktail

This week we’re bringing back all the stories and adventures from Tales of the Cocktail as the Charlie Tonic Hour visited New Orleans. Ginny and Charlie were there celebrating the best of cocktail culture for almost a week. From bowling to drag queen voodoo priestesses to Snoop Dogg, it was quite the time in the big easy. Join us as we share it all with you and, as...

Episode #291 – Girls Trip + Matt

Ginny and Charlie are back at home for one day before heading out to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail. Before they leave Ginny takes time to share some highlights of her Girls Trip + Matt adventures in Philadelphia. They try two different spirits from Boardroom Spirits in Lansdale PA, one made from carrots and the other from beets. They close out with a song from Nick...

Local Drinking in Philadelphia

Philadelphia was a great drinking city. Of course, any city is a great drinking city when I am there but I love it when a place makes it easy for me. Here are a few photos of some of the memorable drinks of the trip. The drinks I had there were all spot on and I loved the bar communities enthusiasm for local spirits....

Episode #290 – Urban Artifact

This week we recorded LIVE at the Overlook Lodge! We were joined by Bret Kollmann Baker and Joshua Elliott of Urban Artifact as we discussed their beer, their philosophy and uncovered the story of this unique Cincinnati brewery and taproom. It’s quite a tale with some great beer knowledge shared as we go. After that, DJ Soul Step serves up a solid music recommendation,...