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BONUS: Craft Beer Taxation Rebuttal

  Mike Bowling takes center stage for our first BONUS as he shares a rebuttal to our recent discussion of craft beer taxation. Our conversation happened on episode #305 while he was with us as a guest on episode #306. We cover the issue and so much more! This is our first ever Charlie Tonic Hour BONUS...

Bartender Handshakes (Charlie Tonic Hour #306)

This week we kick things off with SO MANY stories. From salsa dancing to yuletide nightmares, there’s a lot to cover. After that Mike Bowling joins us once again. You may remember him from episode #302 where we covered arcade bars. This time he provides a bit of industry perspective as we discuss...

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...

Considering Blind Tasting (Charlie Tonic Hour #304)

Ginny and Charlie look back on an epic weekend. In Cincinnati Blink lit up the city and in Nashville Ginny and Charlie spent the weekend recording the Big Gin Show with Sips, Suds, and Smokes. After working through over 50 gins in two days, they went over to The Nashville Whiskey Festival. The show inspired...

Cocktail & Bar Sustainability (Charlie Tonic Hour #303)

Have you ever considered what you can do with all that stuff left over at the end of your bar shift? We may not have all the answers, but we do have a few ideas and even look into the financial side of things before we’re done. Next, trying our best to practice what we’re sharing, we look around...

Arcade Bars & CBD Soda (Charlie Tonic Hour #302)

Full and fun show this week! Ginny Tonic and Charlie discuss the opening of Service Bar, the new restaurant and bar at Middle West Spirits in Columbus. Next, they sit down with Mike Bowling from Rise Brands and 16-Bit Bar+Arcade to talk about the trend in arcade bars that his happening around the country...

Tales of the Controversy (Charlie Tonic Hour #301)

Ginny and Charlie discuss three of the major events of the weekend, The Cincinnati Comic Expo, The Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, and Cincinnati Cock Fight. They dig into the controversy that lead the founders of Tales of the Cocktail to step down earlier this week and how to react when your bar or your...

The Live 300th Celebration – Episode #300

Ginny Tonic and Charlie present their 300th Episode. Recorded live at The Overlook Lodge in Cincinnati, they discuss the future of the podcast, including becoming an exclusively drinks and events focused show, relaunching the Bottoms Up Podcast, and Ginny even unveils her new podcast, Remeasured Life....

Food + Wine Classic (Plus Beer) – Episode #299

This week, as we count down to our big 300th episode celebration, we’re pretty alcohol and events focused! We begin catching you up on all the latest stories from around the city and derail a bit into a discussion of the film Rocky. From there we consider the current state of craft beer in the broader...

That War On Drugs – Episode #298

There are a lot of stories from the weekend as a birthday is celebrated, family matters are enjoyed and cocktails are created. We follow that up with the formal announcement of Tokyo Kitty, a Japanese-style karaoke bar, which will launch here in Cincinnati later this year. From there we touch base with...

Farewell Greg and Cindy – Episode #297

We kick off the show with stories from hocking hills, hot tubs, a bit of gambling and a cocktail contest. From there we are joined by two friends, Greg and Cindy, who have been show regulars over the years and discuss restarting lives (with a bit of rum on the side). Next, we sit down with a very...

Bar Building With Jacob – Episode #296

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...

Wild Gin – Episode #295

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...

Farewell To Blank Slate – Episode #294

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...

Singer Songwriter – Episode #293

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...
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