Sunday, August 1, 2021

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hip Hops: Four beer topics that have nothing whatever to do with pastry stout

There was a time when Samichlaus was a big deal, although I'll concede that in this crazed and jaded age of all-purpose excess, beers of a mere 14% abv tend to turn very few...

Hip Hops: On June 3, Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse reanimates the mothership

The boys are back in town. Okay, I know; actually the Against the Grain (AtG) boys never left town, but with the impending reopening of Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse at Louisville Slugger Field...

Hip Hops: Craft beer’s sexism problem; “The reckoning is here and it’s not going...

I asked Kindsey Bernhard to write a few words of introduction to today's links, which are self-explanatory. Kindsey works in the Louisville craft beer industry, is a writer and regional editor for PorchDrinking.com, and...

Hip Hops: Hand-pulled patriotism in the UK, cuz “Your Local Pub Needs You”

We shall drink at the bar, we shall drink in the snug, we shall drink on the patio and in the garden, we shall drink by the rubbish tip; we shall never surrender. In the...

Hip Hops: Burnt weenies, Sammy Johns, and a beer tale from 1975

Times change. So do people, and so does beer. In retrospect, the yarn I'm about to spin almost surely will be viewed by some readers as socially, culturally or politically incorrect. I plead ambivalence. Be...

Hip Hops: We can always wait until the tide comes around

The "Hip Hops" column dates back to 2004 in Food & Dining Magazine's print format, but digitally, it celebrates its first birthday tomorrow. Any excuse for a celebratory beer, right? https://foodanddine.com/hip-hops-introducing-weekly-scribblings-about-beer-and-brewing/ It occurs to me that every...