Our friends at Union Beer Distributors and all of the NYC-area bars and restaurants they support were rocked earlier this week by Hurricane Sandy.
They support us everyday by spreading the gospel of Gonzo and craft beer on the streets of New York. The least we can do is share with our People’s Republic of Flying Dog how we can all help them rebuild:
What does Hurricane Sandy mean to NYC restaurants?
The obvious “worst of it” are places that were decimated by flooding and extreme wind. But those left standing are facing monumental loss from lack of refrigeration and more. This summary from First We Feast puts it all in perspective.
From behind the bar: On the aftermath
If you’re having trouble imagining how barmen and women in the most famous island in the world are faring, dive into this first-hand account of one man reopening after the storm (via Serious Eats).
6 things you can do right now to help Sandy-damanged restaurants
Simple gestures like tipping well, spreading your spending, and sharing your knowledge of disaster relief programs can make a huge difference for places who are trying to reopen their doors. Get more details on Grub Street NY.
Ralph Steadman “learnt to draw to try to change the world.”
Now, the world has a glimpse into life of one of the most prolific artists of our time…For No Good Reason.
Narrated by Ralph’s longtime friend Johnny Depp, “For No Good Reason” is a visually explosive yet intimate portrait of the Gonzo legend. Director Charlie Paul spent over 15 years compiling footage, working with animators to bring the art to life, and meticulously crafting the story of Ralph STEADman.
“For No Good Reason” is premiering tomorrow night at the BFI London Film Festival. We’ll keep the Republic posted on any screenings stateside.
In the most epic Super Bantamweight Smackdown on U.S. soil since Freddy vs. Jason, round two of the International Arms Race begins October 15.
In one corner, the brewmaster of Flying Dog and George Clooney look-a-like Matt “LoveFreedom” Brophy. In the other, BrewDog captain and extreme ABBA fan James “One Nut” Watts:
The International Arms Race can be witnessed at the following U.S. Civil War battlegrounds:
- Monday, Oct. 15 at Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore, MD
- Tuesday, Oct. 16 at RFD, Washington, DC
- Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Frisco’s Taphouse, Columbia, MD