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Hip Hops (Beer)

Our popular column on all things beer — by Roger Baylor

HIP HOPS— Goodwood Brewing Co.

It is a deceptively simple notion to modify the flavor of beer by aging it in Bourbon barrels. Just as char and time transform simpler corn-based spirits into a sipper’s elixir, so a barrel’s...

HIP HOPS: A look at two new New Albany Breweries

In 1906, thirsty residents of New Albany had the choice of three local breweries to visit when it came time to refill pails gone dry. Paul Reising’s plant was the granddaddy of them all, taking...

Who are you going to believe, me or your own two eyes?

Originally published in the Winter 2015 issue of Food & Dining Magazine. When Food & Dining Magazine published its inaugural edition in 2003, there hadn’t yet been an American Craft Beer Week. It came along three years later. As for the...

Hip Hops — Gordon Biersch: Still Leading with Lager

Märzen, known as Oktoberfest in its autumnal guise, is an Old World style of lager beer originating in the German state of Bavaria. Talk is cheap, so let’s have a sip — strictly for research...

Crescent Hill Craft House

It remains a golden age for craft beer in America, but while artisanal brewing continues to grow and prosper on Kentucky soil, another satisfying libation retains the bulk of bragging rights in the Commonwealth. It’s...

Craft Beer: Where it has been, and where it is going

In 1976, the birth of New Albion Brewing Company in California presaged a revolution in beer. Four decades later, under the nom de plume of “craft beer,” the revolution seems permanently embedded in American...

Hip Hops: Louisville Beer Then and Now

“Anyone who has groped among the dark beer dungeons which lie for a number of deep streets under Phoenix Hill, would scarcely imagine while in those dark, chilly caves, that far above him the...

Ale: There’s an app for that

Buckhead’s  tablets help make your beer choice better . Human nature often displays a yearning for simpler times — a slower pace of life, fewer worries, and a return to the good old days. Consider how...

The State of Louisville Brewing.

Resident beer expert Roger Baylor takes a look at how far our local brewing has come... The Kentucky Derby has taken place right here in Louisville every year since 1875. From 1979 through 1992, there...

Tough Love For Lager

It was the summer of 1985, and my very first time in Germany, with exact whereabouts in the Alpine foothills of Bavaria lost to posterity, but the specific scene is still quite clear: A small...

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