Thanks to a partnership with the Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville’s Global Health Center, Louisville is now subsidizing Hepatitis A vaccines for restaurant workers, so they can receive the vaccine for just $25, knocking $40 to $75 off the price. This is an important step in curbing the Hepatitis A outbreak declared by the state in November that has seen more than 200 cases in Louisville and has spread to Southern Indiana. The subsidy is an encouragement to employers to cover their employee’s vaccinations. Read more to find out how to get the discounted vaccines.
Tonight, Wednesday, June 22, Against the Grain, 401 E. Main St. will celebrate a collaboration between AtG and Gigantic Brewing Co. of Portland, Oregon, with a Bottle Party tasting of a new brew that they call Finga Lickn’ Good. Continue reading Against the Grain Bottle Party tonight
Beer with a Scientist–a series of casual seminars designed to share scientific knowledge with interested amateurs–is beginning a new series of sessions at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St.
Begun late last year by a group calling itself Louisville Underground Science, the goal is to “disseminate all things science to the general public of Louisville,” according the to group’s Facebok page. Sam Cruz, co-owner of the brewery, located at Louisville Slugger Field, said, “The goal is to get people in the know.” After the main talk, “the audience can ask questions. There’s no need to be intimidated.” Continue reading Beer with a Scientist nights begin again at Against the Grain
New Years Eve is a party time for everyone–except those poor restaurant industry workers who will be serving. So tip like you are Sinatra (I think that means tip big; I would hate to think that Ol’ Blue Eyes was a skinflint.) Here are some restaurant celebrations we have heard about. The list is long, we have undoubtedly left someone out (for which we apologize), and be sure to check through to the end for a couple of suggestions of where to wind down on Jan. 1. Continue reading New Year’s Eve at local restaurants
Competing fall festivals make it hard for dedicated local party goers to know which neighborhood to hang out in this weekend, Saturday, Sept 20. In Butchertown, Copper & Kings brandy distillery, 1111 E. Washington St., is the host for a Craft Beer Week party they are calling Lock Stock & Smoking Barrels.
This will be “a festival of barrel aged beer, brandy and smoking hot food & music,” according to their press release. The main feature–aside from music and food–will be barrel-proof brandy tastings and 12 breweries serving 24 beers, including several made just for the event by being aged in brandy barrels. Continue reading And, over in Butchertown, its Lock, Stock & Smoking Barrels
Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m., Varanese, Frankfort Ave., will host a 4-course dinner pairing special dishes with a variety of beers concocted by Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St. Brewery Owner and General Manager Andrew Ott will be on hand discuss the pairings and how they enhance the meal.
At the reception, Brettish Bulldog Old Ale with be served. The first course beer will be Bay and Pepper your Bretts Saison Ale, to accompany Low Country beer boil with shrimp, corn on the cob and house-made sausage. Continue reading Varanese beer dinner to feature Against the Grain brews
Tuesday, June 10, Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St., will celebrate the 750ml format bottle release of “Bay & Pepper Your Bretts, ” a collaboration brew developed with the help of Chef Josh Lehman of the Holy Grale.
This particular brewing formula was first released in July 2012, and was popular enough to give it another go, and to release it in bottles. Continue reading Against the Grain launches bottling of chef-inspired beer