News Aggregator

No single website or blog can cover the explosive craft beer scene in Kentucky and Southern Indiana (see how I didn’t use the term “Kentuckiana”?). That’s why LouisvilleBeer has gathered the RSS feeds of the best local beer news sites & blogs and put them in one central location. Maybe we’ll introduce our readers to yet another good source. Thanks to all who are part of this. Let’s keep Kentuckiana (D’oh!) beered!

The Potable Curmudgeon

"Think Globally, Drink Locally -- Indiana Beer."

Welcome to the world of beer as viewed by the founder of the New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany, Indiana, who reminds you that beer is far too important to be left to the unreconstructed swillocrats.

The Diary of Our Own Jimmy Bracken: As the complaint department, I specialize in satisfied customers.

It was an exhausting day; more so than usual lately. In addition to the expected daily sapping of my inner core, there were a couple of surprises.

These thoughts may seem disjointed at first, but be...
Author: | Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:22 am

The Diary of Our Own Jimmy Bracken: In which I reply to a disappointed customer.

My diary entries are designed to accommodate venting without excessive rhetorical polish. They may or may not go on to become columns. I've written the following in one sitting, without editing. I...
Author: | Posted: April 22, 2014, 10:43 am

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

(Published at on April 21, 2014)


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

In my view, the “craft” modifier for better beer has outlived its usefulnes...
Author: | Posted: April 21, 2014, 7:51 pm

Another enriching beer dinner, this time at MilkWood.

As usual, my sloppy iPhone photo doesn't do it justice. Pictured above is the main course (lamb shoulder) at the MilkWood/NABC beer dinner on Thursday, April 17. In honor of the occasion, I pulle...
Author: | Posted: April 20, 2014, 7:27 pm

This one says it all about localism and better beer.

It's from the Mile High Business Alliance in Denver, and perfectly encapsulates my viewpoint as to the marriage of localism and better beer.

Before I steal this and have Tony rework it, I'll ask p...
Author: | Posted: April 19, 2014, 12:21 pm

Lville Beer

4th Annual Drink Competition with Angel's Envy

Start date:

Watch as Louisville bartenders compete for $250 prize!

Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge is hosting the 4th annual Drink Competition to kick start our Derby Week celebrations! Local bartenders will compete to create their best drinks using Angel's Envy. The winner collects a $250 prize! Stick around after the competition for $3 domestics, $4 wells, $5 house wines, $6 Angel's Envy, and 1/2 priced appetizers! This event is open to the public. Call us at (502) 568-9009 or email [email protected] for more information!

Event Details
Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge
446 South 4th Street
(502) 568-9009
Author: makerslounge | Posted: April 21, 2014, 4:54 pm

Nina Sky Guest DJ and Live Performance

Start date:

Nina Sky will be Sully's Saloon's guest performer for Derby Week!

One of Sully's Saloon's many Derby Week events is hosting a Nina Sky Live performance as she guest DJ's on Wednesday, April 30th!

Exclusive drink specials run from 10:00pm to 12:00am and Nina Sky starts her performance at 11:00pm! Call Sully's Saloon at (502) 585-4100 or email [email protected] for more information

Event Details
Sully's Saloon
434 South 4th Street
(502) 585-4100
$20 per person
Author: lmwiley08 | Posted: April 14, 2014, 7:38 pm

The Definitive Guide to Bambi Walk

You won’t have much time to dawdle at any of these 23 bars if you want to complete our rendition of the Bambi Walk.

This article appears in the Winter 2014 issue of 

Author: Louisville Admin | Posted: February 25, 2014, 1:00 pm

An Outstanding First Ever Tailspin Ale Fest

A very well deserved shout out to the creators of Tailspin Ale Fest; the sold out crowd was magnificent and very pleased with the event.

Over the weekend, I was granted a +1 to attend the Tailspin Ale Fest, Louisville’s Winter Warmer which was held at Louisville Executive Aviation Cent

Author: Erin Nevitt | Posted: February 24, 2014, 2:00 pm

Tailspin Ale Fest Set to Warm Up Winter to a Sold Out Crowd

The Tailspin Ale Fest Facebook page announced a few days ago that tickets to this event (the first ever) on Saturday, February 22 are sold out; event goers can head to after parties for more fun. is covering this event to highlight Tailspin Ale Fest, Louisville’s Winter Beer Festival, eve

Author: Erin Nevitt | Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:38 pm

Kentucky Brew Review

Beer reviews and homebrewing in Kentucky

Uinta won my heart last year

Read it here…or below: Posted by John King in Beer Reviews, The King of Beer | 0 comments Like a sultry dame, they caught my eye, wet my lips, and stole my heart faster than I could even finish a … Continue reading
Author: johnking82 | Posted: May 25, 2012, 3:58 pm

Today Show Blog Post

Move your ass over Matt Lauer. My buddy Jim at Beer and Whiskey Bros writes for the TODAY Show’s blog and included me on a recent post.  Check it out.  I fully expect truckloads of Smuckers jelly arriving at my … Continue reading
Author: johnking82 | Posted: May 17, 2012, 5:09 pm

Beer Blerbs

Two new articles I wrote for Read em. I recently went to a Bell’s Black Note Stout Tasting with Hipster Steve, you can read it here. Deviant Dales Review as well.Filed under: Uncategorized
Author: johnking82 | Posted: May 14, 2012, 3:07 pm

Against The Grain Brewery- Heine Big Bro

It can be read at or here… Although it’s up for debate, coffee and alcohol can be very addictive substances. Addictive in the sense, that we crave one prior and one after a long day of work or a … Continue reading
Author: johnking82 | Posted: April 26, 2012, 12:58 pm

NABC and Harvest beer dinner!

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Author: johnking82 | Posted: April 12, 2012, 2:12 pm

The Brewgrass Trail - News features West Sixth Brewing Company

When four guys decided Lexington, Ky., needed high-quality local craft beer, it wasn’t enough for them to just start a brewery — they wanted to make sure their business would protect the environment, even if it cost more to do so.


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Author: | Posted: March 5, 2014, 7:38 pm

West Sixth Announces Major Capacity Expansion and New Canned Beer to be Released

Lexington, KY – Still two month shy of their second anniversary, the owners of West Sixth Brewing have announced the addition of a third canned beer to the market, and major expansion that will nearly triple the company's brewing capacity.



Author: | Posted: February 7, 2014, 1:37 am


LEXINGTON, Kentucky, January 14, 2014 – Six months after opening the doors for business, Blue Stallion Brewing Co. is in the midst of their first brewery expansion. The project will add enough cooler storage capacity to begin distribution of beer...

Author: | Posted: January 17, 2014, 8:11 pm

Alltech Launches Production of Canned Beers with Kentucky IPA(TM) and Kentucky Kolsch(TM)

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company’s Kentucky IPA™ and Kentucky Kölsch™ are rolling off the brewery’s new canning line and launching statewide and in Ohio. The new cans are debuting just in time for summer’s outd...

Author: | Posted: August 8, 2013, 10:07 pm

Lexington Fest-of-Ales is Back!

Friday, August 30, 2013
5:30PM- 8:30 PM

Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park

Downtown Lexington Corporation would like to invite you to experience a night of fun, beer, and live music at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. Ticke...

Author: | Posted: August 8, 2013, 9:26 pm

Hoosier Beer Geek: A Beer Blog for Indiana, from Indianapolis

Hoosier Beer Geek was established in 2006 as an excuse for "The Knights of the Beer Roundtable" to drink and rate beer. Since then we've become a bigger part of the Indiana brewery community, with experience organizing all three of the Brewers of Indiana Guild's major events: Winterfest, Indiana Microbrewers Festival, and Bloomington Craft Beer Fest. Our goal is to make the site a valuable asset to all fans of better beer in Indiana.

Dark Matter Coffee at Dark Lord Day 2014

When Drinking Craft wrote about Three Floyd’s move from partnering with Intelligentsia Coffee to partnering with Dark Matter Coffee, the speculat...
Author: Jake | Posted: April 17, 2014, 12:00 pm

Last Call | HBG Tailgate, Saturday 4/19, 4:30pm, Indy Eleven Lot A

Indianapolis's new professional soccer club, Indy Eleven, made a smashing debut last Saturday night at Michael Carroll Stadium. Over 11,000 people...
Author: Jim | Posted: April 16, 2014, 4:00 pm

Indiana World Beer Cup Winners

A big congratulations to Carson's Brewing, Thr3e Wisemen, and Sun King for winning medals last night in Denver.

Carson's won a silver in the Americ...
Author: Matt | Posted: April 12, 2014, 1:46 pm

Random Beer Roundup: The 'Good Luck at the World Beer Cup, Indiana!' Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change

The Brewers

Triton Brewing in Lawrence:

Fieldhouse Wheat,...
Author: Hoosier Beer Geek | Posted: April 11, 2014, 1:30 pm

Great Lakes Brewing Chillwave DIPA

I'm going to start this by talking about one of my favorite breweries that we can't get here in Indiana. If you have traveled to any state that ...
Author: Matt | Posted: April 8, 2014, 11:43 pm

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]