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Hip Hops: Black Is Beautiful collabs are on, Fest of Ale is off (until...

Black Is Beautiful, an initiative and a beer. More than two centuries ago the beer eventually to be known as Imperial Stout was embraced by English brewers and traders as the ideal export beverage for...

Bourbon News & Notes: Distillery reopenings, Joe’s Playlist and the Forester 75

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – 26 June, 2020, by Susan Reigler Buffalo Trace and Barton 1792 Distilleries are Reopening on July 1 Two Sazerac-owned Kentucky distilleries will be reopening for tours and tastings on Wednesday, July...

Hip Hops: Louisville’s vibrant local brewing scene is crawling back from COVID

To me, beer is about people. Whether in an intimate barroom or a vast outdoor beergarden, people have always gathered to have a beer or two, and maybe some snacks. The times can't always...

Bourbon News & Notes for 19 June, 2020: From Kentucky Peerless to Early Times,...

Kentucky Peerless Reopening in Stages with New Single Barrel Selections Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., 120 North 10th Street, reopened its retail shop for in-store and curb side pick-up service on 17 June. The opening coincides...

Hip Hops: A Bohemian countryside beer walk (1989)

There have been hundreds of lovely and utterly unconnected beer vignettes amid my wanderings, when there was time to indulge a genuine feeling of timelessness. One of them came in June of 1989. It was...

Edibles & Potables: Sunday headline potpourri

Enjoy your eating and drinking, life is about variety and I’m certainly not going to stop drinking wine or cocktails. If you say "I’m into wine and don’t like beer," that’s like saying, "I...

Bourbon News & Notes for 12 June, 2020: Kentucky distilleries begin reopening; Kentucky Bourbon...

Slow and Cautious Re-openings for Distilleries Some Kentucky distilleries have begun reopening for tours this week, as well as reopening their gift shops. But they are proceeding with caution. In general, tour sizes are smaller...

Hip Hops: Eiderdown Abfahrt … Grale’s pause … Akasha-Atrium brewer switch … and more...

We've made it all the way to June, and already it appears that 2020 will go down in history as one of the nation's most momentous years. When it comes to beer and brewing,...

Sweet tea is the house wine of the South

It starts making its appearance as you cross that mythical, yet definitive boundary that is the acclaimed Gateway to the South — the Mason-Dixon line. It is found in the land where the term...

Bourbon News & Notes for 5 June, 2020: Buffalo Trace, Barrell Craft and a...

Buffalo Trace Distillery’s 19th Annual Great Buffalo Chase will Benefit the VFW Every year for almost two decades on the Fourth of July, Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort has hosted the Great Buffalo Chase 5K...