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Bourbon News & Notes: World’s Top Whiskey Taster; Moonshine University; and a Maple Cinnamon...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 9 July 2021, by Susan Reigler Bardstown Bourbon Company Searches for World’s Top Whiskey Taster Bardstown Bourbon Company’s annual World's Top Whiskey Taster competition has returned. The contest invites entrants...

Hip Hops: Goodwood’s on a roll, invading both Indy and Owensboro

All three national chain brewpubs are gone now, but Alcatraz (1995-2011), Rock Bottom (1996-2020) and Ram (2000-2020) each played a demonstrable part in the reformatting of downtown Indianapolis into a convention and sports hub. I...

Bourbon News & Notes: Booker’s Small (Tagalong) Batch, and bourbon-based summer cocktails at Sarino

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 2 July 2021, by Susan Reigler Second Release of the 2021-22 Batch of Booker’s Bourbon is Now Available Among all the limited edition bourbon releases that happen fairly regularly throughout...

Hip Hops: Is the old-school beer bar doomed? I hope not

Shippingport Brewing and its Sally Forth Taproom opened last week to much acclaim in or near Portland, depending on one's competitive feelings about Louisville geography. I believe Shippingport's birth boosts the total of functioning...

Bourbon News & Notes: Heaven Hill’s remodeled visitor center; also, Black Bourbon Society and...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 25 June 2021, by Susan Reigler Heaven Hill’s Expanded Visitor Center Debuts Earlier this month, Heaven Hill unveiled its expanded and remodeled Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience in Bardstown. Governor Andy...

Hip Hops: Martin Luther, gruit, brewer’s droop — could it be “Industrial Disease”?

Regular "Hip Hops" readers will recall that Jeff Alworth is one of my favorite beer writers. Recently Alworth reprinted an article from November 1, 2017: ALWORTH'S 9.5 THESES. It's a playful riff on the 500th...

Bourbon News & Notes: Bardstown distilleries collaborate; Malachi’s Manhattan at Jack Fry’s

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 18 June 2021, by Susan Reigler Bourbon Country Collaboration Involves Multiple Distilleries Bardstown, Kentucky proclaims itself to be “The Bourbon Capital of the World,” and since it has 11 operations...

Hip Hops: Shippingport Brewing opens, and beer festivals return

At some point early last week Shippingport Brewing Company slid with stealth down the slipway, opening for business at 1221 W. Main Street. Shippingport Brewing and the Sally Forth Taproom are in the Portland neighborhood...

Bourbon News & Notes: A virtual Great Buffalo (Trace) Chase 5K, and Trouble Bar’s...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 11 June 2021, by Susan Reigler This Year’s Great Buffalo Chase 5K Race is Virtual As was the case last year, Buffalo Trace Distillery’s 20th annual Great Buffalo Chase 5K will...

Abol Cafe: “Ethiopia is the most caffeinated country in Africa”

You might be curious to know what “ABOL” means. Abol is a word commonly used in the Ethiopian coffee ceremony process and it means first coffee brew. The first cup in every coffee brew...