Classic Cocktails with Moonshine Inc: Bourbon Fog

8 07 2010

Sorry for the delay!  A new video from the Moonshine Inc. team.  Sound Designer, Justin Blakely shows you how to make a Bourbon Fog just in time for summer.   Coffee + Bourbon + Ice Cream = WIN.


Classic Cocktails with Moonshine Inc : La Louisianne

8 06 2010

Drop some cocktail history on guests at your next party with this classy drink from New Orleans.  The bartender ain’t bad either…

Classic Cocktails with Moonshine Inc : The Sazerac

25 05 2010

Whitney (who plays Win, one of the leads in the film) shows you how to make the oldest known cocktail – and one that is very important to the plot of Moonshine Inc.

Do you have a special twist on this recipe?  Any other variations you’ve heard of?  What’s your favorite?

Moonshine Inc. Cafe Press Store NOW OPEN!

17 05 2010

Rectangle Magnet

Attention cast, crew, fans, family and friends of Moonshine Inc. – get your goodies in the newly opened store on Cafe Press.  Mugs, hats, stationary, even every moonshiner’s favorite accessory – an apron – all with the supercool Moonshine Inc. logo, can be purchased.  Part of the proceeds will go directly towards the film – festival submission costs, a premiere screening and more.

You can check out a few items here, and the rest at the store.

Something else you want to see up there?  Let me know!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Stackable Mug Set

Trucker Hat

Blue Kid & Steph Release New EP!

8 05 2010

After a command performance at the Duplex in NYC last weekend you too can buy Blue Kid‘s new EP, Stand – featuring special guest Steph Sherline.  It’s a cool combo of folk, blues, pop and jazz with a dash of sass – likened on the interwebs to Tracy Chapman, Indigo Girls, Fiona Apple and Tori Amos.

Those are some talented ladies.  As are Blue Kid and Steph.  Buy the album here.  Now.

Moonshine Inc. Reviewed in Chicago Blog

29 04 2010

Well girls and boys, Moonshine Inc. has gotten it’s first review!  Chicago-based blog Antagony & Ecstasy did a write up of the film and it’s not half bad.  We’re pretty excited about it!  You can read it here.  Or enjoy my personal favorite highlights…

“Philip Crippen’s microbudget feature Moonshine Inc. is on paper another one of the many, many quirkycore indies with a raving [Manic Pixie Dream Girl] at the center…in practice, it’s not quite as simple as that, and not least because “selling hipsters moonshine ironically” isn’t quirky so much as it is distressingly plausible. Rather than trying to redeem the manic pixieness of the scenario by downplaying it, or treating it straight, Crippen goes nuts with it, and drags Powell with him; it’s largely her performance, which resembles one of those violent woodland creatures in a Tex Avery cartoon rather than an ostensible human being, and all for the good, that manages to shift Win from “impossibly darling and twee girl” to “borderline-insane person who is magnetic precisely because she is so obviously deranged”…”

“It helps as well that Crippen doesn’t demand our love for his characters and situations, the way that so many quirky indie filmmakers do; nor does he make the opposite mistake of drifting too far into ironic distance, and thus becoming unbearably smug. It’s not as fine a line as all that – dozens of great comedies in the ’30s and ’40s were produced in exactly that margin, the great screwballs – but after so many unwatchable Wes Anderson clones, it’s pleasing to see one that mostly works…”

“Slickly shot by Will Beckley, Moonshine Inc. moves comfortably from night to day, inside to outside, and through a nice array of color temperatures that keep the film’s tiny number of locations looking fresh every time.”

Good Micro Brew & Grill: Good Beer and Good Company

27 04 2010

It goes without saying that Good Microbrew & Grill has good beer.

Photo courtesy of Yelp user Katie P.

Even so, I’ll say it again: GOOD HAS GOOD BEER.  Their beer menu is a legal-sized, two-sided novel in size 8 font.  It’s so overwhelming that every time I go I ask for a recommendation – and I recommend you do too, because what really makes Good great is the people.  One of the first times I went my boyfriend wanted to stay and have one more drink at the bar – this turned into a multiple hours of trying flights of IPA and the discovery that all beers on draft come in dangerously large goblets.  A few months later we were sitting in the same spot experiencing a heartbreaking sports loss.  What did our beermeister do?  Cut us a deal on some Allagash White and slipped in a bottle of his latest favorite for us to try.

While I think the above story is reason enough to block out a few hours of your night, I actually really like the food as well.  It’s not gourmet, but it’s big portions for reasonable prices and I have yet to be disappointed with a meal.  Doubters should try the Waldorf salad or mac and cheese and then tell me you didn’t leave satisfied.

Really though, screw the food – it’s all about the beer.