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Surf’s up tomorrow at Copper & Kings

Tomorrow, Saturday June 24, The Ohio River Surf Club (a mysterious group that surfs in the dead of night without a moon, are invisible to ninjas and conjurers, and have cool hair, a nonchalant disposition with no desire to be famous, according to their press release) returns to Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., for The Return of Kentiki, the summer Tiki party. The surf rock band Inertia, featuring members of Wanda Jackson’s touring band, Bodeco and ex-members of the Ladybirds, will perform in the distillery courtyard from 8 p.m. to midnight, and there will beHula dancing performance by Hawaiian Hula and Ori Tahiti of Louisville. Continue reading Surf’s up tomorrow at Copper & Kings

Tap into Fest of Ale tomorrow in New Albany

The 12th annual Keg Liquors Fest of Ale happens tomorrow, Saturday, June 3, at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, 201 E. Water St. One hundred ten breweries will be serving at least 250different kinds of beers and other quaffables, including wines, ciders and soft drinks, from American craft breweries, cideries and imports. Continue reading Tap into Fest of Ale tomorrow in New Albany

Get “A Taste of Main Street” tonight

The Main Street Association, a group of businesses and residents of Main St., are putting on their very first “A Taste of Main Street” Friday, May 19, 6-9 p.m. at Actors Theatre, 316 W. Main St. The event will offer food and drink samples from nearly 20 restaurants and distilleries on Main Street, live music from Frankie Moody, a cash bar, and door prize giveaways every half hour. Continue reading Get “A Taste of Main Street” tonight

NY Times extols Copper & Kings

Yesterday’s New York Times Food section has a lengthy article about the rise of American brandy production, and it rightly begins with a profile of Joe Heron and Copper & Kings, the brandy distillery he began in Butchertown three years ago.

The story, “American Brandy Is Surging, Even in Whiskey Country,” discusses several American distilleries that are producing brandies made from American grapes, leading off with Heron and his success with Copper & Kings.  Continue reading NY Times extols Copper & Kings

St. Patrick’s Day suggestions

Many restaurants and bars around town will gear up for tomorrow’s celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day, which gratefully falls on a Friday this year. Here are a few of the perhaps less likely to be thought of places doing special things for the day. Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day suggestions

Highlands Bristol celebrates 40th anniversary with historic beer pricing

Bristol Bar & Grille will mark its 40th year in business this year with a gala party this fall. To lead up to that big event, the Highlands location, 1321 Bardstown Rd., is rolling back its beer prices to 1977 levels, which will be in place until May 1. Continue reading Highlands Bristol celebrates 40th anniversary with historic beer pricing

Master sommelier to open wine bar

Scott Harper, one of two Master Sommeliers in Louisville, and one of fewer than 150 such in the United States, has announced plans to open a wine bar in the former Papalino’s Pizza location at 3598 Springhurst Rd. Harper, who runs the wine program at the Bristol Bar & Grille organization, and also writes about wine for Food & Dining magazine, will partner with others at Bristol for the new enterprise, though the new wine bar will not be officially affiliated with the Bristol group. Continue reading Master sommelier to open wine bar