Beer drinkers have one day to buy their tickets for the JTown Summer Craft Beer Fest in advance at a discount. Cox’s Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppe at 3920 Ruckriegel Parkway will host a parking lot pre-sale party on Saturday, May 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets will be $25, saving buyers $10 plus fees.
While grabbing your tickets, you’ll be able to enjoy special limited release brews from 3rd Turn Brewing, Mile Wide and Against the Grain in addition to food from El Mambo Food Truck and in-store cigar and discounted beer specials.
The festival itself, at the Pavillion in the heart of J-Town on Saturday July 7 from 4 to 8 p.m., promises growth this year with more breweries, more beer, and more bands on two live music stages.
In the midst of all the Derby excitement, Fourth St Live! Brings back the annual PIg and Swig where families can descend on the entertainment district for a plethora of tastes and live music from Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Southern Sirens, and Small Time Napoleon Band. The third-annual Pig and Swig features smoked meats, eats and many craft beers and bourbons to taste on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 8 p.m.
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Louisville has been growing exponentially and hitting “top destination” and “top foodie” lists a lot in recent years. Here are some cool lists some of our food community made this month:
Louisville is #9 in the top ten beer destinations at Vinepair.com . “Ten years ago, Louisville, Kentucky had no beer tourism. Today, there are 40 craft breweries in the state, with 15 craft breweries in the city of Louisville alone. Kentucky Guild of Brewers president Derek Selznick says Kentucky brewers increased production by 20 percent in 2017, and the city anticipates 12 new breweries this year.”
Art Eatables was named the Best Chocolate Shop in Kentucky by 24/7 Wall St.
Brown Hotel’s English Grill was named the most romantic restaurant in the state by Food & Wine. (This restaurant was also named most popular in the state by People Magazine in September 2017.)
Much like the summer reading programs where youth can earn rewards by reading, the library is encouraging adults to “read responsibly” with their Books&Brews502 program through February. Participants can register on the program web site and then participate in events to earn points and a chance to win passes or tickets to museums, concerts, performances and an array of other gifts. The next event is a “read in” at Old Louisville Brewery, 625 W. Magnolia Ave. where readers are invited to enjoy a book and a brew this Sunday, January 28 from 3-8 p.m. You can show your library card and receive $1 off all pints. (You can also sign up for a library card at the brewery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
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It remains a golden age for craft beer in America, but while artisanal brewing continues to grow and prosper on Kentucky soil, another satisfying libation retains the bulk of bragging rights in the Commonwealth.
It’s Bourbon, and Bourbon is ascendant.
With considerable justification, Kentuckians view their native spirit not merely as intoxicating, but as representative of a local art form belonging uniquely to them. Strictly speaking, Bourbon is a process and not an appellation, and can be produced anywhere in America. However, don’t expect a Kentuckian to accept this fact without an argument. Continue reading Crescent Hill Craft House
In 1976, the birth of New Albion Brewing Company in California presaged a revolution in beer. Four decades later, under the nom de plume of “craft beer,” the revolution seems permanently embedded in American culture, although the attendant hysteria about its growth may be obscuring a fundamental question: What is craft beer, anyway?
When it comes to epistemology, former President Bill Clinton is my choice for getting to the heart of the matter: It depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is. Keeping Clinton’s Theorem in mind, let’s take a quick look back at Craft Beer Nation’s year in 2014, as viewed by the numbers. Continue reading Craft Beer: Where it has been, and where it is going