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...

Seasonal Summer Beer! Jeffersontown Summer Craft Beer Fest Returns July 7.

Louisville's craft beer scene continues to grow, and that's good news for craft beer fest fans in search of seasonal summer beers. The Jeffersontown Summer Craft Beer Fest is returning for its fourth year...

HopCat is the Craft Beer Lover’s Meow

HopCat is a beer bar like the Rolling Stones are a rock band and LeBron James is a basketball player. Simple descriptions don’t always tell the whole story. In fact, HopCat is a craft beer...

Hip Hops— Bourbon-barrel-aged Imperial Stouts

You’ll hear one sort of pitch at a sales meeting, and see another thrown during a baseball game, but brewer’s pitch is completely different. Brewer’s pitch is a resinous substance used to line wooden...

HIP HOPS— Goodwood Brewing Co.

It is a deceptively simple notion to modify the flavor of beer by aging it in Bourbon barrels. Just as char and time transform simpler corn-based spirits into a sipper’s elixir, so a barrel’s...

HIP HOPS: A look at two new New Albany Breweries

In 1906, thirsty residents of New Albany had the choice of three local breweries to visit when it came time to refill pails gone dry. Paul Reising’s plant was the granddaddy of them all, taking...

Who are you going to believe, me or your own two eyes?

Originally published in the Winter 2015 issue of Food & Dining Magazine. When Food & Dining Magazine published its inaugural edition in 2003, there hadn’t yet been an American Craft Beer Week. It came along three years later. As for the...

Hip Hops — Gordon Biersch: Still Leading with Lager

Märzen, known as Oktoberfest in its autumnal guise, is an Old World style of lager beer originating in the German state of Bavaria. Talk is cheap, so let’s have a sip — strictly for research...

Crescent Hill Craft House

It remains a golden age for craft beer in America, but while artisanal brewing continues to grow and prosper on Kentucky soil, another satisfying libation retains the bulk of bragging rights in the Commonwealth. It’s...

Craft Beer: Where it has been, and where it is going

In 1976, the birth of New Albion Brewing Company in California presaged a revolution in beer. Four decades later, under the nom de plume of “craft beer,” the revolution seems permanently embedded in American...