Episode #106 – New Years, Radical Honesty and Bourbon County

Episode #106 – New Years, Radical Honesty and Bourbon County


Our first show of 2014 is off with a bang. Ginny and Charlie discuss visits to two new restaurants in Cincinnati, explore radical honest, and make predictions and plans for the new year. Finally they try out two Bourbon County beers they got for Christmas and listen to one of the top 10 songs from 2013. Happy New Year!

Run Time: 58 Minutes, 20 Seconds
Download the episode: charlietonichour106.mp3

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Segment 1 – Discourse Intercourse

(Starts at 14 seconds into the show)
Scenes from the past week!
Ah, Boxing Day 2013!
Photo by Cindy Simerlink
A wonderful private Tonic Tour!
A night at Salazar and The Eagle
Kristen’s Article on the Eagle: The Eagle Has Landed
2013-12-30 18.00.54
2013-12-30 20.13.34
2013-12-31 23.54.24

Segment 2 – Radical Honesty

(Starts at 19 minutes, 19 seconds into the show)
The Article Discussed:
Segment 3 – New Year Considerations

(Starts at 24 minutes, 55 seconds into the show)
  Segment 4 – Bottoms Up
The Wonderful Beer of Bourbon County
Stout and Barleywine Ale Sampled On The Show This Week
(Starts at 37 minutes and 30 second into the show)

From the official website (gooseisland.com)…

When the first Goose Island Brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in Midwestern culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy, with only a handful of brewpubs in existence in the Midwest. In his travels across Europe, beer-lover John Hall had enjoyed a distinctive local brew in each region he visited. Hall was convinced that Midwesterners could produce beers as good or better than those he’d tasted in his travels. Living on the shore of the largest system of fresh water on the planet Earth, in a city with rapidly evolving tastes – John decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that.

The key to building interest in craft beer, Hall decided, was to allow consumers to watch the brewing process – while providing them with the then-novel experience of enjoying a wide variety of distinctive beers that had been produced on-site. Hall wanted to not only cater to his customers’ tastes, but to challenge them as well. Goose Island’s brewers set to work crafting a diverse selection of unique beers – and on Friday, May 13, 1988 the Goose Island Brewpub was born.

It turned out that John was right; Chicagoans palates evolved rapidly once Goose Island’s Brewpub opened its doors and introduced the city to distinctive craft beer. By 1995, the brewpub had become so popular that John Hall decided to open a larger brewery and bottling plant to keep up with demand. Finding still more room for growth, in 1999 Hall opened a second Goose Island Brewpub just a stone’s throw away from historic Wrigley Field.

Today, Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in all 50 states and Europe.

  Segment 3 – Closing Out The Show
(Starts at 48 minutes and 59 second into the show)
Ginny’s Music Recommendation For This Week
Robert DeLong – Global Concepts
Article Referenced: Top 10 Releases of 2013 by Greg Simerlink
The Music You Hear Throughout the Episode
Ford Theatre Reunion
All Music Featured Comes From FTR’s
Famous Monsters Album
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Join Ginny Tonic for a Tour!

Don’t Miss Charlie’s Convention
June 28-29, 2014
“Short Shot of Alcohol To Kick Off Your Weekend”
Continues Friday

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