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The Bar Belle asks: Why the 24-ounce cans of beer at concert and sports...

It's been a while since we checked in with The Bar Belle, aka Sara Havens, the "Queen Jester of Louisville’s Nightlife." You can find The Bar Belle column right here inside quarterly print editions...

Hip Hops: A 1987 visit to Munich’s legendary Mathäser Bierstadt, Part One

July 16, 17 and 18 are holy days in the pantheon of my beer travels, for it was during those three otherwise nondescript summer days in 1987 that four good friends, all hailing from...

Hop Hops: Prophecies and omens from a FOSSILS homebrewing club newsletter in 1994

In September 1990, the Fermenters of Special Southern Indiana Libations Society (FOSSILS) homebrewing club was founded in New Albany. The Louisville Area Grain and Extract Research Society (LAGERS) was launched the previous year. Both...

Hop Hops: If this beer tasted any fresher you’d be talking like a pirate

“The natural dynamic is to drink less, but drink better. There are no longer masses of workers exiting steel factories in Pennsylvania and coal mines in northern England, ready to wash away the day's...

Hip Hops: Ist das nicht ein (Mile Wide) Schnitzelbank?

Are there questions about "The Schnitzelbank Song"? If so, you'll find answers here. We translated the Mader’s “Schnitzelbank” poster, by Josh Hoppert (Milwaukee Record) “The Schnitzelbank Song” is a silly song that was written and passed along...

Hip Hops: New breweries, a Bock fest in NuLu, Common Haus and Starkbierzeit

"Hip Hops" isn't a column about nothing (with apologies to the creators of television's Seinfeld). These weekly scribblings are about beer, in which 2022 marks my 40th year, shall we say, of intimate involvement....

Hip Hops: Erin Go Blagh 2022, the timeless St. Paddy’s etiquette primer

"I am in Aranmor, sitting over a turf fire, listening to a murmur of Gaelic that is rising from a little public-house under my room." ― J.M. Synge, The Aran Islands Each year as St. Patrick's...

Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge & Distillery Invitational is June 10-11

The inaugural Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge & Distillery Invitational will take place June 10-11 at the 300-acre Dant Crossing bourbon destination campus in Gethsemane. Tickets go on sale March 15. The event is presented...

Hip Hops: Tailspin Ale Fest is back; also, what about craft beer’s “growth”?

This Saturday (5 March; temperatures expected in the low 70s) Tailspin Ale Fest is back to its regularly scheduled program and location at historic Bowman Field, but if you've snoozed on VIP tickets, that...

Edibles & Potables: Globalism makes boycotting vodka quite difficult

 Today's installment of Edibles & Potables is brought to you by Edwin Starr, who knew. War, I despise 'Cause it means destruction of innocent lives War means tears to thousands of mother's eyes When their sons go off...