LouisvilleKY racked up accolades in 2018

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – National media, including a multitude of prominent travel and tourism authorities, singled out Louisville in 2018 affirming the city as one of the “U.S. Cities on the Rise” as well as one of “The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018.”  A major highlight was Lonely Planet designating Bourbon Country one of the “10 Top U.S. Destinations for 2018.” Louisville’s culinary scene continues to be an attraction, bolstered by Top Chef Kentucky’s filming of the show’s 16th season and accolades including Fodor’s Travel nod to the city on their list of “Cities with an Unexpectedly International…


LouisvilleKY’s Jim Beam teams up with Budweiser for new drink

Louisville, KY., –  /PRNewswire/ — Budweiser and Jim Beam® bourbon are toasting to the future as they join their 365 collective years of stateside distilling and brewing history to kick off a new friendship and marketing collaboration. The all-American pair have introduced a new taste of history to beer and bourbon fans alike through a cross-merchandising program starting in the spring and a new collaborative brew launching in the fall. Starting this month, the two brands will begin appearing together at bars and retail venues across the country, just in time for baseball season. Inspired by the “beer and a…

Thunder Strike – I’m Going to Buckhead’s

I think I’ve done Thunder about every which way you can — with one exception. I’ve been to the Great Lawn, to the Science Center party, to a private party in the National City Tower, the mighty Vernon bowling alley, to the Galt House, my friends’ houses and right down on the River. But no, I haven’t tried it over there on the sunny side, so that’s where I’m going Saturday. Take it from the owner of Buckhead’s, Wes Johnson, who’s been doing this for nearly two decades. “If you love Thunder, there is simply no better place to experience it…

Local Brew Review: New Albanian’s ‘Solidarty’ will Occupy your Taste-buds

New Albanian Brewing Company is just across the river, but the toasted, malty, soul-warming flavors of its ‘Solidarity’ Baltic Porter originate from much farther still. A not-so-distinticly American interpretation of a Baltic Sea tradition, ‘Solidarity’ exists in tribute to the popular revolution that saw the overthrow of communist Poland in the 1980’s. And if how they’ve constructed their beer gives any clue as to New Albanian‘s thoughts towards those hardworking people, and perhaps us by extension, it’s that our favorite southern Indiana brewers intended for both parties to drink as much as they possibly can. Poured from a 650ml bottle…

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Could Beer be a Conference Deal-Breaker ?

The big topic on Drew Deener’s sports talk show this morning — What if U of L moves to a new conference whose rules don’t allow beer sales at games? The latest on U of L and conference realignment is that the Cards are standing tall with the remaining Big East members. The ruckus over at the Big 12 seems to have died down after the league replaced its commissioner and the schools there seem to be staying put. But everyone knows U of L could be persuaded to leave the Big East for a more attractive set up in…

Red Hog Tapas Satisfy!

Last night, my cohabitante Sarah and I decided not to slave in the kitchen, but to venture out. We’re very well acquainted with the abundant assortment of excellent eateries within walking distance of our Crescent Hill home, but I decided to surprise Sarah by trying something new. I noticed that Red Hog Tapas open only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Perfect timing. We passed on seeing an early showing of the movie “Limitless,” only to find that Red Hog’s tapas menu could be similarly headlined. But wait, there’s more – a separate sheet of Red Hog Specials. And an amazing assortment of very reasonably priced wines and draught and bottled beers.

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Bacon, Bourbon and Beer

Coming from the world of fundraising, not many events catch my eye. I’ve been on the rubber chicken circuit enough to know that many of these events: 1) are not necessarily big fundraisers despite the amount of money put into them (we’re talking net dollars, folks) 2) are not all much fun and 3) are the same people go to the same events and pose for the same society pictures. Often, if you really want to help a charity, just write a check without expecting to be wined and dined. That being said, events are a great way to learn…

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The Holy Grale Is Inspired

Twenty rotating taps cover a broad variety of craft beer styles from all around the world. And their creative menu is nothing short of devinely inspired. The kitchen is in clear view, preparing lots of snacks that go well with the beer of your choice.