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Craft Beer is all Grown Up

New breweries continue to sprout, but amid a maturing craft beer segment, more breweries are closing than ever before. When the subject of your passion makes the huge leap from obscure cult following to international...

The seasonality of Oktoberfest in time, beer and year

If you ask me, nothing pertaining to autumn as a season should be fair game for touts until Labor Day has come and gone. As a “beer guy” of long standing, mid-September and Oktoberfest...

Mile Wide Beer’s Hops on the Hill festival is this Saturday (8/3)

Craft Beer Nation continues to grow, with too many new breweries to count, but recently the maturing industry’s challenges are getting as much coverage as its previously triumphant march forward. Mergers and acquisitions, shrinking shelf...

Buzzard’s Roost Straight Rye is here, so join Jason Brauner and sample his sippin’...

Wry expressions are not common among buzzards, but Buzzard's Roost Straight is debuting two new expressions of rye whiskey, as sourced and bottled by Jason Brauner of Bourbons Bistro renown. Brauner will be on...

Cuvée Wine Table garners the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence — and sister restaurant...

Wine Spectator has released its 2019 Restaurant Award Winners, among which appears Cuvée Wine Table (3598 Springhurst Boulevard), a first-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. According to Wine Spectator, this is the...

It’s good to be King: Brown-Forman’s King of Kentucky Bourbon returns with a second...

King of Kentucky is the tipping point where Bourbon’s slow-paced legacies meet the contemporary explosion of interest in the category. Established in 1881 as a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, King of Kentucky’s post-Prohibition experience reflected...

Bulleit Distilling Co.’s new Visitor Experience isn’t your grandfather’s distillery walk-through

In 2017 Bulleit Distilling Co. celebrated its 30th birthday with the unveiling of a $115 million distillery in Shelbyville, KY, then getting down to the business of crafting the brand’s characteristic rye-heavy bourbon. In...
Woodford Reserve Distillery

The Woodford Reserve Distillery presents Friday Night Live, a summer celebration with tours, cocktails...

The Woodford Reserve Distillery near Versailles, KY epitomizes the hopes and dreams of Bourbon lovers everywhere. Several distilleries have operated here at various times over a span of more than two hundred years, and the...

Where’s Pappy? Seeking a Pappy Van Winkle Adventure in Kentucky

Seeking a Pappy Van Winkle Adventure in Kentucky (Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue of Food & Dining) With prices of single bottles being sold for thousands of dollars (both at retail and on the...

Brewery previews: DO/LIVE/LOVE in Butchertown and Our Lady of Perpetual Hops in New Albany

Two new breweries are coming to metropolitan Louisville: DO/LOVE/LIVE Taproom & Brewery in the Butchertown neighborhood and Our Lady of Perpetual Hops on New Albany’s north side. They join more than 7,000 American craft...