Taxing Beer & Spirited Cocktails (Charlie Tonic Hour #305)

Taxing Beer & Spirited Cocktails (Charlie Tonic Hour #305)

Ginny and Charlie may have had a quiet weekend but that doesn’t stop them from having a jam packed show. They talk about a proposed tax reduction for craft breweries and if the booming craft beer industry really needs a tax break. Then they get in the spirit of Halloween by mixing up a classy and entertaining color changing cocktail AND looking at the very nature of spirits and how we came to use that term. All this plus some recommendations for the week before they’re done.

Episode #305: Taxing Beer & Spirited Cocktails
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The Opening Discourse On The Week!

Scenes From The Week That Was
(Our Discourse Segment Starts 19 Seconds Into The Show)

Whiskey and Tap Takeover At Dean’s Hops and Vines


Vine & Canvas: We’ve Got What You Mead


Employees Only With Logan Brown





Our Main Discussion Segment
To Tax Beer Or Not, That’s The Question
(Starts 10 Minutes Into The Show)


Articles Discussed

The Majority of US Senators Now Endorse Beer Excise Tax Reform / Bevnet
Drunk Math: Why Tax Breaks for Craft Brewers Make No Sense / The Atlantic

Catch The Video Version Of Our Conversation


Bottoms Up Cocktail
Sophisticated Halloween Cocktails
(Starts 29 Minutes Into The Show)


The Land Of Illusion

1 1⁄2 oz Gin
3⁄4 oz Ginger liqueur
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup
1 Dropper of b’Lure butterfly pea flower extract
3⁄4 oz Fresh lemon juice

Add all of the ingredients except for the lemon juice
into a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled.
Strain into a Martini glass, and add the lemon juice
to change the color.

Credit For The Cocktail
Color Changing Martini /

News Story From New Orleans
History of Halloween and Spirits (Alcohol and Ghosts) / WGNO

Rather Your Cocktail Served With Video?


Closing Out The Show
(Starts 46 Minutes Into The Show)

Ginny And Charlie’s Picks This Week


Vim & Petal Happy Hour @ The Vestry
The Vestry – October 27th, 5-8 PM


Fort Defiance @ The Overlook Lodge
Overlook Lodge – October 28th, 9 PM-Midnight

Other Upcoming and Ongoing Events Of Note


Around the Kitchen
Dayton Convention Center – November 4-5, 10 AM – 5 PM


Edible Good Spirits
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati – November 4, 6 PM – 9 PM


MeSseD Season 2 Comics Release Party
Know Theatre of Cincinnati, November 5 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Hear The Interview With The Creators / Charlie Tonic #288


Every Monday For The Rest Of The Year
Featuring Middle West Spirits OYO and Vim & Petal


Special thanks to Ford Theatre Reunion,
the music of the Charlie Tonic Hour!



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