N o 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.
Bank Street Brewhouse’s Chef Matt Weirich and his handpicked staffers will be competing in the Bacon Ball at Oxmoor Farms in Louisville on Saturday, May 18. Matt went on television earlier in the…
I might stop here, with a brewer featured at a ballpark, throwing out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game.
Trying to imagine such a scene taking place at Louisville Slugger Philistine …
Once again, NABC will be vending at Madison’s RiverRoots music and folk arts festival. Details and the beer list are at NABC’s web site.
It’s almost time for River…
This has become one of the NABC brew crew’s favorite annual events, because very rarely is there so direct a visceral connection between social activism and what actually matters about craft beer…
There’s a more entertaining way to fulfill errand duties – or at least grocery duties. Whole Foods offers musical entertainment tonight as you shop from 5 to 7 p.m.
Beer, bourbon and bacon… what more could your old man want? Join Proof for a special Father’s Day Brunch.
SAT 6.15.2013 10am – 1pm in the dining room and until 3pm in the bar
SUN 6.16.2013 10am – 2pm in the dining room and until 3pm in the bar
In honor of Dad, Proof on Main will debut a special craft brew (chef Levon Wallace’s latest collaboration with Against the Grain Brewery) and new manly brunch cocktails (including the Bourbon Chuck & Mary with a housemade bacon garnish).
> Call 502.217.6360 for reservations
Another great event to put on your list for May’s Hometown Tourist Month is the 2nd Annual Old Louisville SpringFest, presented by the Old Lousiville Neighborhood Council, Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce and District 6 Councilman David James.\
This year’s Fest has expanded to two days, Friday, May 17th from 5 – 10:30 pm, and Saturday, May 18th from Noon to 10:30 pm. The event is held on 1st Street and Ormsby Avenue between Oak and Magnolia Streets. This Fest is a great way to view the city’s unique treasure of Historic Victorian homes.
Friday night’s entertainment will add to the happy hour atmosphere that will also feature the 100+ local arts and crafts vendors, food from local restaurants and food trucks, and plenty of libations thanks to partners Heaven Hill, Bud Light, BBC Brewing Company, and the new Old 502 Winery.
Saturday features the Kosair Chairities KidsZone from noon – 6 pm where there will be bouncy houses and other activities for children 12 and under. There will also be a Tennis Under Ten activity and everyone will be welcome to check out one of the local fire trucks…and word has it, the mounted police will be there too!
Thoroughout the two days there will be live, local entertainment. This year’s lineup includes:
6:00 pm Whiskey Bent Valley Boys (bluegrass)
7:10 pm The Kentucky Hellbenders (classic country, early rock)
8:20 pm Alex Wright & The Maven Down (roots rock, indie)
9:30 pm The Tunesmiths (rock ‘n soul)
5:00 pm Flamenco Louisville Flamenco (dance, music and song)
6:10 pm Beyond Doubt classic (rock – one of the top teen bands in the country)
7:20 pm Thirty Spokes (southern rock, roots & jam)
8:30 pm Dog House Kitchen (bijou blues)
9:40 pm DJ Matt Anthony (soul, doo wop, R&B, dance, hip hop, indie, classics)
The fifth annual Louisville Loves Mountains Festival is on Friday, May 17, 2013. The festival runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Longest Ave at Bardstown Road. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is once again partnering with Heine Brother’s Coffee and Carmichael’s Bookstore to celebrate Kentucky’s mountain beauty and heritage. One thousand members of the local community are expected to attend the event. The festival is free and open to the public and will include local artists, musicians, food truck vendors, and breweries.
KFTC is also running a youth essay contest in conjunction with the festival. Louisville youth ages 5 to 18 are invited to write essays that address the topic “Why we need to protect our mountains and mountain communities.” The winning essays will be displayed during the festival. Contact Alicia for details about the contest (email@example.com, 502-589-3188)
Louisville Loves Mountains Festival celebrates the unique natural beauty and ecological importance of Kentucky’s Appalachian mountains. All participating vendors are donating a percentage of their sales to Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and the organization’s work to end mountain top removal mining.
5-5:30 PM Troubadours of Divine Bliss
5:30 -6PM Potluck Ramblers
6- 6:30 PM Hog Operation
6:30-7:15 River City Drum Corps (Pipe Drummers)
7:15 PM- 7:45PM Beady
7:45 PM -8:30 PM Slow Charleston
8:30 -10 PM: Dance Party with Hay DJ
Kentucky Brew Review
Beer reviews and homebrewing in Kentucky
The Brewgrass Trail – News
When Alltech purchased the Lexington Brewing Company in 1999, the Kentucky Ale it produced was used mostly as a promotional item to be handed out at corporate events, according to Hal Gervis, global operations manager for Alltech’s Lexington Brew…
Around the country, beer drinkers have been putting down their Budweiser, Coors and Stroh’s in favor of brews of a more unique variation. Just like the dawn of the 20th century saw the rise of the American lager we all are all too familiar with, …
Show up a little before 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning at West Sixth Brewing Company and the beer garden is already packed and buzzing. Twenty something’s mix and mingle with others in their 30s, 40s and 50s. No, they’re not there for a special ear…
Plans are under way for a brewery and taproom in downtown Paris.Ralph Quillin, owner of Quillin Leather & Tack, plans to open Rooster Brewing as early as May in a former furniture store on Main Street.
As part of a plan to spend up to $20 million expanding its beer operations, Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distillery Co. will launch a canned India Pale Ale this spring.
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.
Hi. We’re Meg and Kristin. This is the story of our third annual Dark Lord Day Pub Crawl #dldpc3. The pub crawl’s name originated from, “Eff you…