Hip Hops: Black Is Beautiful collabs are on, Fest of Ale is off (until...

Black Is Beautiful, an initiative and a beer. More than two centuries ago the beer eventually to be known as Imperial Stout was embraced by English brewers and traders as the ideal export beverage for...

Bourbon News & Notes: Distillery reopenings, Joe’s Playlist and the Forester 75

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – 26 June, 2020, by Susan Reigler Buffalo Trace and Barton 1792 Distilleries are Reopening on July 1 Two Sazerac-owned Kentucky distilleries will be reopening for tours and tastings on Wednesday, July...

Letter from the Editor: On the backstretch (maybe) near the far turn

Last Saturday and Sunday, my wife, Mary, and I donned our masks, picked up flyers, and spent the mornings knocking on doors (maybe a hundred by the end of the weekend) in Clifton and...

Humor: Disruptive restaurant tech that I’d like to see

Ironically, the biggest disrupter of all for the food service industry has proven to be viral (quite literally) and not technological -- something our columnist could not have foreseen only a year ago when...

Bourbon News & Notes for 19 June, 2020: From Kentucky Peerless to Early Times,...

Kentucky Peerless Reopening in Stages with New Single Barrel Selections Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., 120 North 10th Street, reopened its retail shop for in-store and curb side pick-up service on 17 June. The opening coincides...

Afternoon Archive: Get on the gravy train

Gravy? It's what makes comfort food comforting. Gravy is such an accepted aspect of American cookery that the word – and the food concept behind it – has embedded itself in the American idiom. Boomerang...

Letter from the Editor: Food, foodways and their social markers

In 1749 the pseudonymous French cookbook author known as Menon published a work called La Science Du Maître D'Hôtel Cuisinier (roughly, The Skills of the Steward Chef). In it, Menon documents a form of...

Cooking at home? Don’t follow the trends — rediscover the classics

Don’t Follow the trends. Rediscover the classics. Or, whatever happened to boeuf bourguignon? One of the more entertainingly silly food stories that appear regularly in newspapers’ food sections and cooking magazines is the annual prognostications...

Bourbon News & Notes for 12 June, 2020: Kentucky distilleries begin reopening; Kentucky Bourbon...

Slow and Cautious Re-openings for Distilleries Some Kentucky distilleries have begun reopening for tours this week, as well as reopening their gift shops. But they are proceeding with caution. In general, tour sizes are smaller...

Hip Hops: Eiderdown Abfahrt … Grale’s pause … Akasha-Atrium brewer switch … and more...

We've made it all the way to June, and already it appears that 2020 will go down in history as one of the nation's most momentous years. When it comes to beer and brewing,...