#OccupyMilwaukee, New Products + More

Occupy Milwaukee

This weekend Milwaukee will throw its hat into the Occupy Together 99% movement with a rally at Zeidler park (See flyer). We’re your one-stop shop for preparations. Friday at 3pm we have our Fight Back Friday Sponsored by Educators’ Network for Social Justice, which is a teacher and laborer appreciation night. And boy do they get down want to talk strategy for Saturday? This is the party to do it at. We’ll have markers and other supplies for sign-making, if you bring your own big board.  Then 7pm Friday night we’re going to get pumped up with Radical Marching bands The Milwaukee Molotov Marchers and the Nei Phi Neph Fratority Mentoring Program plus random guests and superstars. They’re taking over the Public House. Stick around and we’ll make it a good old fashioned drunk-ass singalong.

The Public House is also an Angel of the Occupation. This means we’re one of a handful of drop off points for supplies for the occupation, including clothing, food, electronics, medical supplies, water, tents, tarps, rope, lawn chairs, etc. Anything you’ve got that you think might help make an occupation more comfortable. Hook it up.

Then on Saturday Morning come in for Bloody Marys before the march. We open at 11, so you might miss the beginning of the rally, but you’ll have plenty of time to make the march.

New Products

Absinthe – We have both Great Lakes Distillery Absinthes! 

Expect to see these in our new Seasonal Cocktails, the details for which we’ll be releasing next week.

From GLD:

Amerique 1912 Absinthe Verte and Amerique 1912 Absinthe Rouge are authentic absinthes hand crafted in small batches in our copper potstill. Based on a pre-ban recipe they are made with anise, grande wormwood (Artemesia absinthium) and fennel as well as a proprietary blend of specially selected botanicals. After distillation more botanicals are infused in the absinthe giving it additional flavor and in the case of our Verte it’s rich green color. Our Verte was reviewed by the Beverage Testing Institute and awarded a Gold Medal. It rated at 94- Exceptional

Our Absinthe Rouge has it’s own set of botanicals (including hibiscus) which are infused in the absinthe giving it a red color and a unique floral taste. Our Rouge was reviewed by The Beverage Testing Institute and awarded a Gold Medal. It Rated at 95- Exceptional.

Two new beers from Gray’s (Janesville, WI) – Starting with Bully Porter, A classic British style brown porter that at one time was considered the beer of the working class. You will notice a ruby brown body with an aroma of malt and mild roastiness. This style differs from a robust porter in that it has a softer, sweeter and more caramelly flavor. The Bully Porter contains chocolate, nutty and toffee-like undertones with medium to low hop bitterness.

We also carry Busted Knuckle Irish Ale: This Irish Style Ale is a special blend of four types of malted barley and three varieties of hops. It is a medium-bodied ale showing off a deep reddish amber color and thick, tan bubbly head. The aroma is sweet and light followed by moderate caramel-malt flavors with a light roasty finish. Try some and you’ll agree, the Irish Ale is the gold at the end of the rainbow.

Gray’s Beers come in 12 oz Bottles and cost $4. (Descriptions from right here)

We also carry Death’s Door White Whisky and Gin, which isn’t new, but we feel like featuring it here because we like it: A pioneer in the whisky category, Death’s Door White Whisky is made up of a mash bill of an 80:20 ratio of organic Washington Island Wheat to organic malted barley from Chilton, Wisconsin. The spirit is then double-distilled up to 160 proof (80% abv), rested in stainless steel and finished in uncharred Minnesota oak barrels to help bring the “white whisky” together and to meld this unique spirits’ flavors. The bouquet is one part “South of the Border”: artisanal cachaça, tequila; and one part “Eastern”: sweet potato shochu/soju and earthy sake. Yet, the palate is unmistakably whisky: a smooth double-distilled varietal with vanilla, chocolate covered raisin, and dark cherry flavors.

Death’s Door Gin has a surprisingly simple botanical mix of organic juniper berries, coriander and fennel. Using juniper berries that grow wild on Washington Island with coriander and fennel sourced from within the state, Death’s Door Spirits is able to showcase how complimentary and complex simple expressions can be. Like our vodka, Death’s Door Gin employs a 60:40 mix of organic Washington Island wheat and organic malted barley from Chilton, Wisconsin. Death’s Door Gin has a full London Dry flavor without all of the bitterness because of our distillation process and the grains we use. In fact, you can taste all three botanicals: loaded juniper berries up front; spicy, citrusy notes from the coriander seeds in the mid-palate; and a soft, cooling finish provided by the fennel seeds. Death’s Door Gin is big enough to stand up to classic or vintage cocktail treatment, but soft enough to be enjoyed on the rocks or as a dry martini. It truly is the “utility” gin of our time.

(Descriptions lifted shamelessly from right here)

Potluck Recap

One last thing. Thanks for coming to the potluck! It was so great to have such a spread of amazing homemade goodness. Best potluck we’ve had yet. If you missed it, you missed out. But there’s always next month. here’s a shot a member took of the spread. The next delicious potluck we’ll be hosting will be on November 9, so mark your calendars and test out a new Thanksgiving recipe with us!

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