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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

3rd Turn Brewing to expand into Oldham County

If the local brewing scene continues to grow as it has been, soon my brother in Asheville will have to stop crowing about his Smoky Mountains town’s craft beer primacy. The latest example of the local Louisville-area craft beer growth trend is the announcement recently of Jeffersontown’s 3rd Turn Brewery to open a brewery and taproom in Oldham County. Continue reading 3rd Turn Brewing to expand into Oldham County

Fehr’s XL resurrected by Akasha Brewing Co.

A lager last produced more than 50 years ago by the now-defunct but once thriving Fehr’s Brewing Company has been re-conceived by the brewers at Akasha Brewing Co., with the cooperation of Jeff Faith, who owns the copyright to the Fehr’s brand name. Ferh’s XL (which stands for extra lager) will be introduced Sunday, Dec. 11 1-6 p.m. at Akasha Brewery, 909 E. Market St. Continue reading Fehr’s XL resurrected by Akasha Brewing Co.

Pearl Street Taphouse now open in Jeffersonville

A new source for craft beer in Southern Indiana, Pearl Street Taphouse, has opened in a renovated historic house at 407 Pearl St., Jeffersonville. An interesting side note is that the building was originally built two blocks away, but was one of four houses that were moved as part of a downtown development scheme. Continue reading Pearl Street Taphouse now open in Jeffersonville