South Dakota Progress Brewing Strategy for Progressive Victory

If you harbor any doubts as to the ability of South Dakota Progress to become a constructive force in our politics, doubt no more. Here is proof that SD Progress can launch eager candidates to new highs:

South Dakota Progress Home Brew
(photo by legendary Hot Springs photographer Bob Newland)

South Dakota Progress Beer, homebrewed by the husband of South Dakota Progress chief Katrina Wilke. That’ll get the party hopping!

Newland reports the SDP home brew went over well, as did SDP’s pitch for support at the fundraiser co-hosted last night at former Democratic legislator Tom Katus’s house by Katus and Republican blogger, businessman, and culinaire John Tsitrian in Rapid City.

Darleen Langan tells the crowd what South Dakota Progress can do for South Dakota, Rapid City, SD, 2015.04.08. Photo by Bob Newland.
Darleen Langan tells the crowd what South Dakota Progress can do for South Dakota, Rapid City, SD, 2015.04.08. Photo by Bob Newland.
(from left) An unidentified female guest, host John Tsitrian, Steve Calhoun, and State Dems vice-chair Joe Lowe discuss politics at the SDP fundraiser, Rapid City, SD, 2015.04.08. Photo by Bob Newland.
(from left) An unidentified female guest, host John Tsitrian, Steve Calhoun, and State Dems vice-chair Joe Lowe discuss politics at the SDP fundraiser, Rapid City, SD, 2015.04.08. Photo by Bob Newland.
Guests eat well, too, at the South Dakota Progress fundraiser, Rapid City, SD, April 8, 2015. Photo by Bob Newland.
Guests eat well, too, at the South Dakota Progress fundraiser, Rapid City, SD, April 8, 2015. Photo by Bob Newland.

17 Responses to South Dakota Progress Brewing Strategy for Progressive Victory

  1. John Tsitrian

    One correction, Cory, the event was co-hosted by me and Tom Katus. I supplied the grub for the occasion, which was held in Tom’s home.

  2. Cheryl Rowe

    Great so see so many people show up! Tom’s house was quite crowded! Thank’s Tom and John and anyone else that helped. The food was excellent! So was the conversation.

  3. Awesome ‘grub’ it was, John. Thanks for doing it. Thanks also to Bob Newland for the photos.

  4. John Tsitrian

    Your welcome, Curt–it was certainly a pleasure. Had a pleasant chat with Mr. Newland. Meeting you was also a treat. I think we can agree that there was a lot of positive energy in the house last night.

  5. I thought it was in your home! My mistake, john—let me amend above.

  6. John Tsitrian

    I missed your post, Cheryl. You’re most welcome. A lively evening it was.

  7. Deb Geelsdottir

    Looks like a positive event. Good on ya, SDP.

    I can’t find the SDP website. Help please.

  8. Deb Geelsdottir

    I’m going to bookmark it. Thanks Lynn.

  9. Is that an 8-ounce beer? It looks like a pretty small bottle of weekly brewed over-carbonated blog beer. Serve it in a 25-ounce can like most of the libbies like their beer in.

  10. larry kurtz

    sorry, bob, over here. i’m an oaf.

  11. Bob Newland

    Grudzleming, you are worthless.

  12. Grudz – Not sure why you think the bottle looks small to you, but all the bottles were standard 12-oz re-used commercial product. The ingredients were excellent quality – not ‘weekly brewed.’ Probably more like 6 weeks.

  13. SD Progress says in a press release that it raised $1,400 at this first fundraiser.

  14. larry kurtz

    Newland, are you saying SD Progress is devoid of progressives?

  15. Bob Newland

    No, Larry.

  16. Bob Newland

    What I said was that Grudzleming is worthless.