Archive | July, 2010

POP! Fest on Hop-Cast!

29 Jul

Roughly 100 people showed up at Warrenville’s Rock Bottom Brewery on July 10, 2010 for the inaugural POP! Fest in which a brand-new, one of a kind beer was unveled. Made with our popcorn, POP! Popcorn Malt Liquor Beer was a HUGE success.

This great event was reviewed by the very popular beer video podcast, Hop-Cast:

“Davin Bartosch decided to have an event and invite other local brewers to bring a beer to be paired with popcorn. Many local breweries brought different styles of beer that were paired with one of the many flavors that Popcorn Palace’s gourmet popcorn offers.”
Hop Cast – Episode 105: Pop! Fest from Hop Cast on Vimeo.

Join Hop-Cast on Facebook here and Rock Bottom Brewery here.

Like Popcorn? Like Beer? You’ll love POP!

14 Jul
Last Saturday, July 10, saw the world premier of the world’s first popcorn beer. Brewed by Rock Bottom Brewery in Tennessee with popcorn from Popcorn Palace, this historic lager was unveiled at the POP! Popcorn Malt Liquor Festival Tapping festival in Warrensville, Illinois to great fan fare. 

From    Brewmaster Davin Bartosh, who came up with the idea after watching an episode about popcorn on Alton Brown’s Good Eats. From his training at the Siebel Institute of Technology, he says that he realized that wet popcorn would be the perfect grain to brew malt liquor. Using 20 pounds of popcorn (basically the entire volume of his Toyota 4Runner) from Schiller Park’s Popcorn Palace, he created a strong American-style lager dubbed POP! Popcorn Malt Liquor.               

To get your taste, head on down to Rock Bottom Brewery during the month of July.


8 Jul
Here at Popcorn Palace, we love sharing! Every day on both Facebook and Twitter we share photos, tips, blogs, fundraising stories and jokes with our fans and followers.
And now, we want to share our delicious popcorn with you, for FREE!

During July, we’ll be giving a way a free bag of popcorn to one of our social media friends whenever we meet certain follower and/or fan levels on both Twitter and Facebook. 

To increase your chances of winning, follow and/or “Like” us and tell your friends to do the same. The more people that join, the more popcorn we will give away. 
For every 30 new “Likes” we get, we will randomly give away a free bag of popcorn (remember, we have 27 flavors to choose from) to one of our fans.
So “Like” us at and send out the following message to your friends to increase your chances of winning:
Win FREE popcorn by “Liking” . The more likes, the more popcorn is given away!


For every 30 new followers we get, we will randomly give away a free bag of popcorn (remember, we have 27 flavors to choose from) to one of our followers.

So follow us at and retweet (copy and paste) the following message to your followers to increase your chances of winning:

RT@popcornpalace Win FREE popcorn by following @popcornpalace. RT to increase your odds!

Thank you, and good luck!

Homeward Bound Pugs: Saving Dogs in Oklahoma

8 Jul
I have done a few fundraisers but Popcorn Palace is the absolute best as far as product and profit!


Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma saves abandoned pugs and pug mixes, pugs that are in shelters and in danger of being euthanized, and owner surrenders. Kathy Highfill, who has been the fundraising coordinator for the organization for the past two years, explains how she became involved: “I have the most precious rescue pug who is a Homeward Bound baby. I flew from California to Wisconsin where he was being fostered as soon as I saw his picture. He is the reason I am so involved in pug rescue and specifically Homeward Bound.

Homeward Bound Pugs always needs help with the tremendous veterinarian bills incurred as a result of all the pugs being vetted and treated as soon as they are brought in. “Any obvious medical needs are addressed before they can be adopted,” Highfill says. “Many come in with heartbreaking injuries and have obviously been abused and sometimes tortured by puppymillers and other heartless humans. Many are also heartworm positive.
Looking for a way to raise funds for the necessary medical treatment of these pooches, Highfill found Popcorn Palace online when she was searching for fundraising opportunities. “I’m so glad I did!” she exclaims. “I have done a few fundraisers but Popcorn Palace is the absolute best as far as product and profit!

 She runs the fundraiser over a period of several weeks and has several people willing to help. “I found many of my sellers from my Pug meet-up group. Most of my sellers are animal lovers and see the need and are more than willing to help. Each year I try to double my profit and have been successful so far. I haven’t needed any incentive yet as this is such a fun product to sell.

Visit to find out how you can get involved.

If you have a cause that you need to raise funds for (or you just love the taste of gourmet popcorn) visit Popcorn Palace today!