Boy meets wort, boy and wort build breweries, and Louisville Beer Week is revived

Santa Rosa is a fabled destination for lovers of California wine; think Sonoma, Napa and all the hedonistic joys of vineyard crawling. Naturally when I visited there some years back, my first stop was...

Harvest Hops Beer Fest joins the fun at New Albany’s Harvest Homecoming

New Albany's annual Harvest Homecoming is considered the 2nd largest annual festival both in metropolitan Louisville and the state of Indiana, trailing the Kentucky Derby Festival and the Indianapolis 500 festival, respectively.  Native New Albanians...

Passing the torch: Against the Grain to pick up where Cumberland Brews left off

Last night Louisville learned that Cumberland Brews was going away. Raise a parting glass to Cumberland Brews, bowing out Saturday after 19 years Today at lunch time, following a morning filled with social media buzz, Against...

Raise a parting glass to Cumberland Brews, bowing out Saturday after 19 years

When Cumberland Brews opened in 2000, there were only a handful of "microbreweries" in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Most of them were better defined as "brewpubs," places where beer was brewed on site and...

Great Flood Brewing Company will open a second location (with food) in Middletown

Great Flood Brewing Company debuted in April of 2014 with a stylish taproom on Bardstown Road, a stone's throw from Douglass Loop. Great Flood's house-brewed beers like Find A Away IPA and Toasted brown...

Craft Beer is all Grown Up

New breweries continue to sprout, but amid a maturing craft beer segment, more breweries are closing than ever before. When the subject of your passion makes the huge leap from obscure cult following to international...

The seasonality of Oktoberfest in time, beer and year

If you ask me, nothing pertaining to autumn as a season should be fair game for touts until Labor Day has come and gone. As a “beer guy” of long standing, mid-September and Oktoberfest...

Mile Wide Beer’s Hops on the Hill festival is this Saturday (8/3)

Craft Beer Nation continues to grow, with too many new breweries to count, but recently the maturing industry’s challenges are getting as much coverage as its previously triumphant march forward. Mergers and acquisitions, shrinking shelf...

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...