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Bourbon News & Notes: New releases for Bourbon Heritage Month, with a Holy Molé...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 17 September, by Susan Reigler A Shelf Full of New Releases for Bourbon Heritage Month Fall is the time when whiskey retailers and distillery shops see an influx of new...

Hip Hops: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day at Donum Dei Brewstillery, plus last week’s...

Let's begin with a digression. Why not beer for breakfast? You don’t need to climb to the top of the nearest craggy mountain for a consultation with the resident guru to know that you can't...

Bourbon News & Notes: Star Hill Farm Flavor Fest at Maker’s Mark; Buffalo Trace...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 10 September, by Susan Reigler Star Hill Farm Flavor Fest at Maker’s Mark Benefits APRON Maker’s Mark will be hosting its annual Star Hill Farm Flavor Fest on Thursday, 16...

Hip Hops: A few instructive beers in Ostrava in 1989

For me, drinking beer is not a performative exercise, even if cameos are allowed. Rather, my enjoyment of the brewer’s art tends to the contemplative. It's an ongoing conversation, as well as an extension...

Bourbon News & Notes: Four Roses Limited Edition; Fred B. Noe Distillery; Maker’s Mark’s...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 3 September, by Susan Reigler Four Roses Releasing 2021 Limited Edition Small Batch This year’s Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon from Four Roses will be out later this month. The...

R.I.P. Scott Hand, head brewer at Monnik Beer Co.

­ The Irish novelist James Joyce had a way with words, as when he considered the origins of Guinness Stout in this passage from Ulysses. -- Hurry up, Terry boy, says Alf. Terence O'Ryan heard him and...

Hip Hops: In my cups at the very spot where the WCTU conspired

If I had a great beer yesterday but forgot to take a photograph, did I really drink it? The last full week of August was eventful. Hi-Wire Brewing's taproom on Baxter Avenue in Louisville opened,...

Bourbon News & Notes: Old Forester 117, Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond, and whiskey...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 27 August 2021, by Susan Reigler Brown-Forman Releases a Second Old Forester 117 Master Taster Jackie Zykan has chosen several barrels from Old Forester’s Warehouse K (known for aging some...

The Bar Belle: “Changing last-call hours is a knee-jerk reaction that’ll stifle Louisville bars”

This essay is written by Sara Havens, whose "The Bar Belle" column appears in Food & Dining Magazine's quarterly print editions. The essay is reprinted from Sara's web site with her permission (and the...

Hip Hops: Like I was saying, Oktoberfest in July, Halloween in … January?

The following installment of our weekly beer dialogue first appeared on August 17, 2020, and is being reheated today (bei stovetop, nicht microwave) because of two excellent reasons: (1) it remains relevant, and (2)...