Monday, October 26, 2020

Hip Hops: After a brilliant run, Louisville Beer Store’s endgame draws near

Writing last month at The Daily Beast, the inimitable Lew Bryson reminded us that beer sales aren't exactly booming. "To understand why this myth persists," explains Bryson, "it helps to realize that the beer business...

Hip Hops: Louisville Beer Week approaches (Oct. 23 – 30)

Unless you care a jot for Carlos Brito (I don't), then we can begin and end this week's clipboard with the welcome news that there'll be a Louisville Beer Week in 2020. https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleBeerWeek/posts/364610548243466?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARD1TjQUEXvKkLejadQnT8MeuvoD4UEPFRiy0h2uzyEwiZGzA0Y8HCFFuWi8KZP-6SaybzUhESj7rdaxSqIoxZFQ5aUFA4G1msUXSdqW_cLpGhmZvUXL7-CcUK4GpL-L44NFkGgpK0SkM4v0KdHG50RDHdOovDnYlXVm5PBypgbUkyZtwzgnbWhTMQgYE8wQCcXU7Gwl1dloNWt9AG8DRScOXVRsJOUPcq1mSXnqcnVPTsueienAmba2gWvV9WdBmfX5aXkTkTjRkNlB3qwialYtWpX_MBHHh0aYVERjbUYDxzXwsXlu_rU3fDZToUHPCXP5sb0e9RlJF4d3Ho7gvdw&__tn__=-R Friends! #LouisvilleBeerWeek has returned!...

Aiding voter registration, Mile Wide Beer Co. releases “I Voted Today” Pale Ale

Strictly speaking, it's "I Registered to Vote Today," but you get the idea. Register today, have a beer to celebrate, then vote later. Mile Wide Beer Co.'s "I Voted Today" will be released today. In...

Hip Hops: Atrium Brewing debuts in Shelby Park

F&D's Fall 2020 quarterly print issue has hit the streets, and we're all excited to be back after a pandemic hiatus.  Let's keep the beer news simple and to the point this week by welcoming...

Hip Hops: West Sixth NuLu gets under way with a window to curbside beer

It's a small step, and yet a highly anticipated one. Thirteen months ago, Lexington's West Sixth Brewing commenced work on its NuLu brewery and taproom at 821 E. Market in Louisville. Then COVID-19 got...

Hip Hops: Poperinge’s Beer and Hop Fest is postponed but not forgotten

If not for COVID19's unexpected intervention, today we’d undoubtedly be visiting friends in Haarlem, Netherlands in preparation to ride the rails south to the small Belgian city of Poperinge, and the renewal of its...

Bluegrass Brewing Company 3rd Street has reopened

Bluegrass Brewing Company 3rd Street (300 W. Main) reopened yesterday after a six-month pandemic hiatus.  https://www.facebook.com/BBCBrewingCompany/photos/a.121542089219841/342647703775944/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCSerYCI3H9li7Mc2ne5UxYKej6Py7uSvKGbXNr3_0lbEQ3tMRFLA7d4caZK6AbcWZBSptlWwPGogDhiTnn8NGeoICjwJx9swuUrPaP7-Bh6iVfCgvE08pVINnmuWOKMVaBQuiovujpk7OrFe1UdwStJbyMSr8pGytkcjS4qNf0S39elARBLjQaNbnb_zZkIcokHn4xCgbv6xSNxzmYGDbHTzdEhZsiWJqXNysXryif3G3o28LayClGs9ioj0ETPGgsUDAFZMTtB15RWC_dyUslc7abeb-s4m8rJ30oMLzpMfwZbSlFPU62puPNPpJa4kJxAsg5mJwDKutz_BMuwIA&__tn__=-R BBC 3rd Street's new hours of operation are 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Four Roses Bourbon Barrel...

Hip Hops: Labor Day news roundup and dreams of German beer gardens

It's the Labor Day holiday, and I'm keeping the beer report short this week.  Last week Craig and Whitney Martin, beer columnists at LEO Weekly, assembled an excellent overview of Louisville metro's craft brewery scene....

Decadence, depravity, Hunter S. Thompson and a commemorative Derby beer from Flying Dog

A half-century ago, a native Louisvillian observed that the Kentucky Derby hasn't ever been exactly as it appears, and this is more accurate than ever in 2020, when the pandemic has caused the race...

Hip Hops: Rethinking Germany’s Christmas markets during a pandemic, and other musings

Kindly allow me to begin by noting that mulled wine and shots of schnapps aren't the only libations available at the typical German Christmas market. After all, it is still Germany, and usually someone...