Volcano Choir has a new album out. More great Wisconsin music, and a cover that reminds us to “TAKE TO THE OPEN”.
For those of you who live close by, the Barn has posted its 2013 schedule and we look forward to a great year of music. Thanks Chris. www.shittybarnsessions.com
Sitting down with Nathan Greenwalt, owner/distiller of the Old Sugar Distillery of Madison, WI.
We’re big advocates for doing things from scratch. That’s why we’re big supporters of our buddy Nathan Greenwalt – proprietor and distiller at the Old Sugar Distillery here in Madison, WI.
He loves rum. So he bought a small still from a guy down south. He started making his own rum to share with friends. His friends loved his rum. He saw a business opportunity. He got the permits. He found a space to distill. 3 years later he’s producing 7 different liquors and sells over 12,000 bottles a year of his handcrafted spirits.
We asked Nate what his favorite drink was, and he replied, “The Standard.” The recipe is as simple as it gets: Cane and Abe Rum on the rocks with a wedge of lime.
Cheers to the holidays.
This is the second Wienermobile on our blog. Seeing these on the road reminds me of my childhood fascination with Richard Scarry’s Busytown books. The world needs more sausage-shaped automobiles.
There’s a few things we do really good here in Wisco… brats, cheese, and beer. We cover our bases from global brewing to local brewing. One Barrel takes it to another level however with it’s single-barrel or Nano-brewing. I recently stopped in for a pint of their house specialty, The Commuter. After finishing of a couple of these I was tempted by the barstool purchase program especially since it offered a lifetime membership to The Gentleman’s Brewing & Distilling Society.
Wisconsin has not been immune to the heat wave we’ve been experiencing and Madison’s July was the second warmest on record. Good excuse to soak up the sun. (Before anyone lectures, please note that the blogger wore 30+ SPF full spectrum sunscreen).
Milwaukee Art Museum. Not that we need more of an excuse to make it to Milwaukee - but just take a look at that gorgeous building. The art inside isn’t bad either.
Few miles from the office. More than just corn in these fields.
Oscar F. Mayer, along with his brother Gottfried, began selling meats in 1904 in Chicago. They opened a processing plant in Madison in 1919 and soon after moved the company headquarters to Wisconsin’s capital. Thanks to that history, this is a fairly frequent sight around town. Well, let’s just say more frequent than if you lived in Madison, Alabama.