Highlands Beer Festival – Spring 2014

It’s time once more for our favorite biannual craft beer festival in the Highlands.

Halfway to LCBW

We’re halfway there, but we ain’t half-steppin’. Halfway to Louisville Craft Beer Week is here.

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Episode 33: Wrapping up #HLCBW

Podcast 33 is live from the Against the Grain Recovery Brunch marking an end to our first ever Halfway to Louisville Craft Beer Week!  After almost a week of beer events, John, Scott, and Beau reflect on the week and the previous nights Bo and Luke variants. Sam Cruz lets us know about Bo and […]

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Moss the Boss, his Dazzling, and what they taught me about “craft.”

In my view, the “craft” modifier for better beer has outlived its usefulness, at least without earnest industry-wide introspection as to what the practice of “craft” might actually mean if/when practiced. Until then, I’ll begin with an anecdote. If my luck holds, I may end with it. — In October of 1995, when the Public […]

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Halfway to Louisville Craft Beer Week Diary- Day 4

Day 4 of Halfway to Louisville Craft Beer Week was all about one thing, Against the Grain’s Bo & Luke variants event.  Our friends at AtG released five variants (draft only); cherry bitters, chocolate peanut butter, vanilla, fig and date, and cognac.  On top of that the original Bo & Luke was also pouring and […]

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Halfway to Louisville Craft Beer Week Diary- Day 3

Ok, I hate to admit this folks, but I missed out on one of my planned events.   It’s been an incredibly long work week (that means my day-to-day job) and after date night/beer event #1 at Garage Bar, I made the decision to only hit-up two events and call it a night.   I’m not ashamed […]

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Halfway to Louisville Craft Beer Week Diary- Day 2

Day 2 of Halfway to Louisville Craft Beer Week has come and gone for this old man, so let’s rehash the events I hit-up before my bedtime comes. Stop 1 of Day 2 (try and keep up) was Liquor Barn Springhurst’s (of this story’s fame) West Sixth event.  Liquor Barn had 5 West Sixth beers […]

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Numbers don’t lie and IPAs on the rise in 2013

With CBC (Craft Brewers Conference) happening last weekend in Denver, lots of data came out regarding  the last year in craft beer (yes, I said CRAFT beer). Numbers are going up in overall sales along with many new potential breweries in the planning. I briefly spoke with DH from Country Boy on some of the […]

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Halfway To Louisville Craft Beer Week Diary- Day 1

So at some point over the past few days, I decided to do a running “diary” (not really a diary, but a post a day) about the events I’ve attended to celebrate Halfway to Louisville Craft Beer Week (#HLCBW for those cool enough to use hash-tags).  My wallet and my liver would both scream “uncle” […]

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Episode 32: Live Once More from Boombozz Taphouse

The fellas are podcasting live once again from Boombozz Taphouse in the Highlands (even though Wurth called it Boombozz in the Taphouse in the opening–WTF??). Boombozz had their Brunch with the Masters celebration Sunday, and the live podcast brought the beer scene celebs out in full force. They speak with Eric Finch of Flat 12 […]

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Highlands Beer Festival – Spring 2014

It’s time once more for our favorite biannual craft beer festival in the Highlands.

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My shoes are filled with Volga mud: (3) Beer hunters lurking nearby.

A travelogue in three parts. March 31: (1) A tale of a fateful trip. April 7: (2) The future is the past. April 14: (3) Beer hunters lurking nearby. (3) Beer hunters lurking nearby. I awoke groggy and disoriented. We had retreated indoors quite early the previous evening, aiming to avoid mosquitoes of Biblical proportions, […]

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Great Flood First Impressions (hint, they’re good)

Great Flood Brewing Company - Opening Feb. 2014

It finally happened folks.  Great Flood Brewing is officially open and pouring some damn good brews.  I’ve been down there a few times now (don’t judge) and wanted to give a rundown of what I think about the place. First off, if you haven’t met Vince, Zach, and Matt, try and introduce yourself when you […]

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Ye Olde Mash-Up

Science strikes again!  For no particular reason, let’s talk about mashing today.  As with many of the topics that show up in these articles, there will have to be some constraints on discussion in order to fit in the space allotted.  We will focus on two major components of the mash: the mechanics, and the […]

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Great Flood Grand Opening Details

I stopped in to Louisville’s newest craft brewery, Great Flood Brewing, this evening, the night before their invite-only soft open, to find the 3 owners, Matt Fuller, Vince Cain and Zach Barnes exhausted. They’ve been working super hard to get their brewery open on April 11th, and it shows. The boys gave me some details […]

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Episode 31: Beau helps out

Unlike Founders KBS, this podcast is available to everyone!  With Scott out on a secret mission, Beau steps in as a guest host to help grill the ever robotic Sam Cruz on the ATG vs ATG matchup in the Louisvillebeer.com Beeracket.  A discussion of the next two weeks of events leaves us all wondering if […]

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Sun’s out, Shirts off!

Put away your parkas and scarfs, beer geeks.  After the winter we never thought would end, spring and warmer temperatures […]

My shoes are filled with Volga mud: (2) The future is the past.

A travelogue in three parts. March 31: (1) A tale of a fateful trip. April 7: (2) The future is […]

Louisville’s Best Kept Beer Secret- The Liquor Barn Springhurst Tap Wall

As I was standing there enjoying my Blue Sunday Wild Ale from New Holland Brewing Company, a thought hit me.  […]

Episode 30: Matt Leff of Rhizome Productions

One of our favorite Nashvillians Skypes in to talk about the East Nashville Beer Festival (that’s happening next week) as […]

My shoes are filled with Volga mud: (1) A tale of a fateful trip.

A 1999 travelogue in three parts. March 31: (1) A tale of a fateful trip. April 7: (2) The future […]

Great Flood Brewing set to open April 11th

This just in…Vince Cain just let us know that Great Flood Brewing, Louisville’s newest brewery in the Highlands will have […]