If you're into the idea of the desert on your taste buds, then bottoms up!
You may be familiar with Good Oak Bar, 316 E. Congress Street., an alcoholic hangout that prides itself on serving local beer, wine and regional whiskey.
This weekend, the downtown bar will putting Terroir on Tap and serving a collection of beer with ingredients native to the Sonoran desert. Stop by anytime Sept. 2-10 to give it a try.
So, what is terroir? Well, it’s usually used in the wine world, but essentially terroir involves influences from a region's environment and puts it in the alcoholic beverage—in this case the environment of the Sonoran desert and locally grown fruits and veggies.
Here's a little bit about the event from Luke Anable, Good Oak's manager:
Beginning Thursday the 2nd of the September, Good Oak will feature draft beers from five breweries which they feel capture an aspect of the Sonoran desert through the use of native souring yeasts and local ingredients - a ‘terroir tap take over’ for the Labor Day weekend. We are especially excited to have the acclaimed Flagstaff brewery Wanderlust participating in the event as they typically don’t distribute their beer in Tucson due to their small production scale, providing us with a unique opportunity to share these unique high desert brews with the Tucson public.
We will have custom mini growlers for guests who want to enjoy these rare beers at home. Brewers will be stopping in throughout the weekend to pour and discuss their beer.
This ought to be good: Ahead of a Phoenix speech today in which he is supposed to explain what kinder, gentler immigration policy he has finally landed on (for now), Republican president candidate Donald Trump is taking an impromptu trip to Mexico.
Can we build the wall now, while trump is in Mexico?— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 31, 2016
The Trump campaign appears to have convinced itself that the candidate will face not merely a polite reception but will win actual policy concessions for his lunatic agenda, reports Politico:Can't wait to see how this goes—as well as the speech tonight. I'm sure it will move the needle on Team Trump's Latino support.
“Trump realized this would be a brilliant time to do it and is trying to pull it together last minute,” according another person close to the campaign who has been briefed by a campaign staffer. “Would be a major power play. It’s like he’s already negotiating on behalf of America.” The person suggested that the meeting could, for example, allow Trump to agree to deport only criminals if the Mexican president offered some sort of concession in return.
Sure, it makes tons of sense for Mexico’s president to offer up concessions to somebody who is not the sitting president, has a low probability of ever becoming president, continually changes his own stances, does not understand public policy in general, and is also probably the most hated person in Mexico since James K. Polk.
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