Thursday, August 18, 2016

Heview: Colectivo Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

That may look like a dark beer, but it's not,
it's nitrogenated coffee
In recent weeks Colectivo Coffee Roasters has introduced a new beverage poured at their beer bars: Nitro Cold Brew Coffee.Wait what? Are you confused? I was at first and had to ask. What is this? Is it a new coffee beer (they already have a coffee stout)? Is it a coffee? Well, first, though it is served from a tapper alongside their beers (at locations that have them) it is not beer. It is coffee. Just coffee. OK, not just coffee. No, really it is.

The name actually says exactly what it is: nitrogen infused cold brewed coffee. That is all. It is essentially carbonated (nee nitrogenated) coffee. But the end result is very unique ending up looking and drinking like a light stout except without the alcohol. And that's a good thing, a very good thing. You can read Colectivo's release information here, but I'll continue with my own description and review.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cafe Lulu Undie 500 To Support Local Men's Shelter

You can give someone who needs it sparkling clean underwear
just like Lulu's logo.
When cleaning out our closets, many of us remember that shelters, for men and women, need clothes for their care recipients. These usually consist of pants, shirts, jackets, etc. But some items of clothing just aren't really viable to pass along. Socks are one - I mean who wants to wear socks someone else did? Nesides that they wear our faster than more prominent items of clothing. But there's another item that is taboo - gross even - to consider to reuse: underwear. But of course the residents need these as well, often times moreso than a 'new' pair of pants or a shirt.

Cafe Lulu’s Monday night bartender, Chad, works at a local men’s shelter, and he wants to help solve this problem. to this end he will be collecting underwear all night and donating his tips to help this cause with an event Monday August 8 from 5pm to 10pm.

To support the Undie 500, bring a package of underwear (all sizes and styles are welcome, and of course these should be new, unused underwear). Then stay and have a drink. Tell your friends!

More info here.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Milwaukee Soldiers Homes To Be Rehabilitated, Rehabilitate


Yesterday, Save The Soldiers Home, a partnership between The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, made an announcement that will have a great impact on the Milwaukee community. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected a local team's proposal to rehabilitate and restore six of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home District's unused buildings for their original purpose - the service of veterans. The six buildings will be turned into 100 housing units with supportive services for veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

I can't say how much I love the fact that this will be a double rehabilitative effort - both on the buildings and then their use to rehome and rehabilitate veterans. It's a one-two punch to improve Milwaukee. It's always a shame to lose historic buildings and this effort will keep these with such a rich background. They will also provide a much needed service, without having to build new structures.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BBQ Meals Mission At Harley To Battle Hunger

This Saturday June 18, Wisconsin Harley-Davidson in Oconomowoc will host the 4th HOG and STEER BBQ Competition and Festival, an event in the Kansas City Barbeque Society's sanctioned contests and this year a part of their Meals Mission to provide food for the homeless and hungry.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Milwaukee Bucks Launch Foundation

It's been a busy, and very sad start to 2016. Deaths of celebrities (athletes and musicians) and many, too many, every day citizens, have dominated my experience so far. But last week I saw something that brightened my spirits, especially for Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Bucks have taken a positive step towards becoming more involved in the community with the launch of the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation.