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Hip Hops: Schlenkerla’s unique smoky place in the beer cosmos

Preserving tradition means to keep the fire burning, not to conserve the ashes. – German proverb Smoked beer (or “Rauchbier” in German) has been an obsession of mine since the very first time I tasted it...

Bourbon News & Notes: Joy Perrine’s egg nog variations; holiday party packs from...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 18 December 2020, by Susan Reigler Christmas Cheer To-Go from the Mayan Café and Bourbons Bistro While holiday partying is limited this year, there’s no reason to sacrifice quality of...

Hip Hops: Christmas beers, real or imagined, then and now

“My goodness”, muttered Claus, recalling his visit to the Institute, “the restrictive outerwear, the padded room-even padded Christmas tree ornaments. Horrifying! Yet the little chap seems happier than he’s ever been” Claus took a...

Bourbon News & Notes: Bourbon from Wyoming, rye from Kentucky

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 11 December 2020, by Susan Reigler Take a Bourbon Trip Out West with Wyoming Whiskey One of the most often repeated misconceptions about bourbon is that it must be made...

Tomorrow: The Wine Rack’s whiskey tasting on Zoom with bourbon advocate Susan Reigler

The Wine Rack (2632 Frankfort Avenue) is noted for its broad selection of high-quality wines from throughout the world, but of course a variety of well-chosen spirits and beers complete the scene, among them...

Hips Hops: Mile Wide Beer Co.’s 4th anniversary is this week

Mile Wide Beer Co. celebrates its 4th anniversary this Thursday (10 December), and while Kentucky's current COVID restrictions preclude the sort of gala gathering the brewery deserves, there'll be two beer releases to mark...

Bourbon News & Notes: Woodford Reserve Winter 2020 Master’s Collection (Very Fine Rare Bourbon)

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 4 December 2020, by Susan Reigler Woodford Reserve Winter 2020 Master’s Collection: Very Fine Rare Bourbon I have a fond memory of the very first Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection...

Hip Hops: Welcome my son, welcome to The Machine (at TEN20 Craft Brewery)

TEN20 Craft Brewery chose November 27 (or Black Friday, if you insist) as the occasion to release its first bottled, limited edition ale: The Machine Russian Imperial Stout. (Those of you familiar with the career...

Bourbon News & Notes: Kentucky Peerless single barrel releases, and Buffalo Trace’s festive light...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 27 November 2020, by Susan Reigler Kentucky Peerless’s Latest Single Barrel Releases Kentucky Peerless in Louisville is notable both for producing sweet mash bourbons and ryes and for a continuing...

Hip Hops: 107 ways to describe hop aromas and flavors

"The man in the public bar never quite connects with the idea that beer is made from barley malt," wrote the late Michael 'Beer Hunter' Jackson. "He thinks it is produced from hops. A...