In Jeffersonville, Growler USA localizes and rebrands as Harbor & Hops Restaurant Tap House

The Jeffersonville restaurant and multi-tap known as Growler USA since inception in 2018 has transitioned to a new non-franchise local identity, Harbor & Hops Restaurant Tap House. Curbside carryout has been in effect since...

Hip Hops: Introducing weekly scribblings about beer and brewing

For more than a decade, "Hip Hops" has been the title of my column for the quarterly print-edition of Food & Dining Magazine. Now it will be deployed on a weekly basis here at...

Crowler Catering is a “Food, Booze and Beer Shopping Experience” from the founders of...

Crowler Catering is a new online shop at HB Productions, and in turn, HB Productions is Tisha Gainey, Trevor Cravens and their signature late winter Tailspin Ale Fest, which has grown into one of...

The COVID-19 quarantine potentially is a guillotine for local craft breweries

Bart Watson, chief economist at the Brewers Association, recently conducted a survey of the nation's craft brewers. The results have opened eyes. "The survey found that 2.5% of respondents said they were planning to close....

From the archives, the story of an enterprising brewer in pre-Prohibition New Albany

Whatever else one thinks about living through a pandemic, it must be conceded that the usual food and dining story lines are limited. I've been going through the archives, both Food & Dining Magazine's...

Beers with Beshear: Carryout happy hour at Public House by AtG

In less time than it takes the typical souffle to rise, freshman Governor Andy Beshear has become a Kentucky social media folk hero. Beshear's stolid good humor during his daily COVID-19 press briefings makes...

Gordon Biersch goes on hiatus, but not before donating to the Restaurant Workers Relief...

Last week Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (400 S. 4th Street) made the difficult decision to pause temporarily amid the disruptions of the coronavirus, but before activating the alarm system, Biersch made a donation of...

All HopCat locations nationwide will close temporarily

Louisville's location of HopCat (1064 Bardstown Road), an expansive shrine to craft beer that's a "beer bar" in the same way the Rolling Stones are a "rock band" and LeBron James is a "basketball...

There’s a Very Righteous Party Planned at Goodwood

In conjunction with the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Goodwood Brewing Co. will be hosting the annual Blessing of the Keg at its NuLu location (636 E. Main St.) on March 12th. Doors open at 4:00...

Edibles & Potables: A famous journey to Delirium Tremens in Belgium

My first visit to the Huyghe brewery in a neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium came in 2000, and it was one of the finest such “tours” I’ve ever experienced, anywhere, although this wasn’t immediately apparent...