Out d’Coup | Happy New Year; 2020 Elections; Assassinating Iran General; Biden Bumbles; Australia on Fire; Michael Moore Podcast; Butter Gritty; Shanna Danielson Launch; UFOs; Free Will Releases
2020 Presidential race heats up with the Iowa caucuses just one month away.
Bernie Sanders breaks fundraising records for any presidential candidate. The Sanders campaign reported raising $34.5 million in the last months of 2019 while expanding the number of people contributing by hundreds of thousands.
The Trump organization killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani who commanded Iran’s elite military forces and is considered the second most powerful figure in Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed the strike was a response to intelligence about an imminent attack. The strike further escalates tensions following two days of pro-Iranian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Australian fires rage on with new reports showing that at least 18 people and half a billion animals have already been killed. Australian officials say this weekend may be the worst yet for Southeastern Australia as temperatures of over 100 degrees will be accompanied by high winds.
Michael Moore launches podcast, Rumble, and it heads to the top of the podcast charts in just a couple of days.
Gritty is going to the Pennsylvania Farm Show! The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show starts this weekend and yesterday Farm Show officials revealed this year’s butter sculpture that included Flyers mascot, Gritty, and mascots from the Steelers and Pirates
Democrats in Central, Pennsylvania are stepping up and running for the House and Senate, and next week, Shanna Danielson from Moms Demand Action will be hosting her launch party for the PA Senate! Shanna will be challenging Senator Mike Regan in what is possibly the largest swing region in the state. The launch party will be Thursday, January 9 from 7-9 at Buhrig’s Gathering Place in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Amy Klobuchar wants to release classified UFO files if she is elected president. Both Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang have also said they are open to releasing the X-Files.
China plans more than 40 space launches in 2020. Those launches will include. lunar, interplanetary and space infrastructure missions. Like it or not, everybody, the next space race is here.
Free Will Brewing has two new releases tomorrow, Saturday, January 4th:
- The debut of This Way to the Sorbet, our collaboration with our friends Pottstown United Brewing Company: This Way to the Sorbet – Hazy IPA with blackberry, raspberry, lemon, vanilla, and milk sugar. Brewed using flaked oats and wheat with generous additions of Citra, Mosaic, and Lemondrop hops before finishing fermentation atop the three fruit. Fresh berry notes abound with a delicate lemon tartness rounded out by fruity hops and a touch of sweetness. 7.5% ABV.
- The debut of Vergnügen – Pale Lager brewed with a straight forward grist of pilsner malt and flaked rice, with subtle additions of Columbus and Liberty hops, then fermented cold for many weeks. Refined, familiar, and joyous. Drink this one at your pleasure with good friends, any time. 4.2% ABV
- In a special Monday event, Free Will the release of Müsi, a barrel-aged Saison featuring Pennsylvania native pawpaw fruit and spruce tips. Müsi is a collaboration with the renown chef Ari Miller and his staff from Musi BYOB in Philly. Müsi will debut on Monday, January 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 in Philly at Musi’s infamous Frizwit cheesesteak release. Only 143 750ml bottles are available, no limits. Whatever remains we’ll get out in our taprooms afterward.