Pints & Politics

A project dedicated to conversation and community.

Pints & Politics with Dan Parsons is a podcast & event driven project that brings together diverse thought leaders to discuss the most important issues of our day. Host Dan Parsons is a 20+ year public relations expert and political advisor with a love for local food, craft beer & cocktails and engaging conversation.

Each episode of Pints & Politics is driven to presenting ideas in an atmosphere of cooperation and community. Oh…and we do so while enjoying a craft beer or locally sourced cocktail.

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33 – Wind Energy; Open for Business?

On this episode we are joined by Lancaster County (Nebraska) Commissioner Sean Flowerday and Josh Moenning, Director of New Power Nebraska and Mayor of Norfolk, Nebraska. We discuss the opportunity for Lincoln and Lancaster County to...

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12 – Live at Blue Blood with Mayor Beutler

12 – Live at Blue Blood with Mayor Beutler

We are live again celebrating the Lincoln Beer Tour from Blue Blood Brewing with owner Brian Podwinski and Mayor of Lincoln Chris Beutler. Brian opens up Blue Blood’s newest IPA, Hop In Herre, a limited release American IPA. It’s an unfiltered IPA and the hoppiest beer yet from Blue Blood with a lot of citrus notes. Get it quickly before it’s gone!

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11 – Live from Zipline Brewery – Lincoln Craft Beer Tour

11 – Live from Zipline Brewery – Lincoln Craft Beer Tour

Music and Beer is on tap for discussion as well as how the burgeoning beer scene is transforming communities across Nebraska. We celebrate the Lincoln Craft Beer Tour at Zipline Brewery with Craig Reier, Marketing Director with Zipline Brewing and Paul Hammel from the Omaha World Herald.

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10 – Blue Blood Saison, Swordfish Toms, Lincoln Politics

10 – Blue Blood Saison, Swordfish Toms, Lincoln Politics

Former owner of “The Other Room,” Jill Cockson joins us to talk about her projects: Colonel Jesse’s Small Batch Tonic and Swordfish Tom’s in Kansas City. She shares her experiences as an entrepreneur and building new enterprises. Rick Hoppe, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff for Lincoln, also joins us to talk about his work helping business owners, running campaigns, and 10 years inside of City Hall.

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9 – Scratchtown, Sandhills, and Tour de Nebraska

9 – Scratchtown, Sandhills, and Tour de Nebraska

Caleb Pollard of Scratchtown Brewing in Ord, Nebraska and Susan Larson Rodenburg, founder of Tour de Nebraska get to try out Scratchtown’s Barrel Aged Sinister Grin Golden Strong Ale from their Rare Beer series: Keys to the Asylum. Susan discusses with Dan about how beer can be a great way to cap off a long day cycling as well as what’s on tap for the 2017 Tour. We also learn about what’s happening around Ord and Scratchtown.

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