Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 7, the inaugural Craft Beer Throwdown happens at Bowman Field, beginning at 6 p.m. Six local breweries will compete for audience approval as offering the best beer, and proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless, a local organization that assists homeless people in the Louisville area. Continue reading Craft Beer Throwdown benefits Homeless Coalition
Mayor Greg Fischer has begun touting Louisville’s growing craft brewing presence, wanting to make the local beer scene as visitor friendly as is the Urban Bourbon Trail. To that end, he has commissioned “Lou’s Brews,” an on-line guide that locates the breweries in the city and Southern Indiana and on Saturday, Aug. 29, the mayor is hosting a “Lou’s Brews” bike ride, leaving Great Flood Brewing, 2120 Bardstown Road at 10 a.m. for a brewery “crawl” stopping at five local breweries for tours of the facilities, and talks brewers. Wee tastings will also be provided. Continue reading “Lou’s Brews” bike ride celebrates local beer making
Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m., local food and beverage expert Kevin Gibson and Vince Cain of Great Flood Brewery will discuss “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” at the Great Flood Brewery, 2120 Bardstown Road. The lecture is sponsored by the Filson Historical Society. Continue reading Louisville’s beer history to be focus of Filson lecture at Great Flood
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