Friday, January 15, 2021

Hip Hops: Schlenkerla’s unique smoky place in the beer cosmos

Preserving tradition means to keep the fire burning, not to conserve the ashes. – German proverb Smoked beer (or “Rauchbier” in German) has been an obsession of mine since the very first time I tasted it...

Hip Hops: Christmas beers, real or imagined, then and now

“My goodness”, muttered Claus, recalling his visit to the Institute, “the restrictive outerwear, the padded room-even padded Christmas tree ornaments. Horrifying! Yet the little chap seems happier than he’s ever been” Claus took a...

Hips Hops: Mile Wide Beer Co.’s 4th anniversary is this week

Mile Wide Beer Co. celebrates its 4th anniversary this Thursday (10 December), and while Kentucky's current COVID restrictions preclude the sort of gala gathering the brewery deserves, there'll be two beer releases to mark...

Hip Hops: Welcome my son, welcome to The Machine (at TEN20 Craft Brewery)

TEN20 Craft Brewery chose November 27 (or Black Friday, if you insist) as the occasion to release its first bottled, limited edition ale: The Machine Russian Imperial Stout. (Those of you familiar with the career...

Hip Hops: 107 ways to describe hop aromas and flavors

"The man in the public bar never quite connects with the idea that beer is made from barley malt," wrote the late Michael 'Beer Hunter' Jackson. "He thinks it is produced from hops. A...

Hip Hops: Celebrate Louisville’s newest breweries on Small Brewery Sunday

For Food & Dining Magazine's winter print edition (coming in December) I'll be taking a look at the breweries that have defied the pandemic and opened in the Louisville area in 2020. Of these,...

Hip Hops: Roosted Chiquen rye whiskey and amber lager, and the impact of custom...

My support for innovation is consistent, even if the traditionalist in me shakes the occasional fist at modernity. Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Maryland is bringing us two bourbon barrel aged stouts just in time...

Hip Hops: With an Elector or a Chimera, there’s always beer news fit to...

Tomorrow is Elector Day The New Albanian Brewing Company Pizzeria & Public House (3312 Plaza Drive, New Albany) generally refers to Election Day as "Elector Day." NABC's original brewery began production in 2002, and the...

Hip Hops: A Guinness in Sligo, or the Irish publican as “general factotum”

“The publican was the man who christened them, married them, and buried them, the local people,” said John O’Dwyer, a Dublin publican, in Dublin Pub Life and Lore. In July of 1985, I hopped a train...

Brewery collaborations to highlight Louisville Beer Week, coming Oct. 23

Previously we shared the good news: Louisville Beer Week (October 23 - 30) would return in 2020. https://foodanddine.com/hip-hops-louisville-beer-week-approaches-oct-23-30/ The philosopher cautions us to define our terms, these being gleaned from a helpful information release calculated to...