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Alltech Kentucky IPA

Very few Kentucky breweries had a bottled (or canned) IPA in their everyday portfolio until recently – West 6th fixed that and now Altech/Lexington Brewing has released Kentucky IPA. Now I can enjoy my favorite style and support local breweries. ...

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Kentucky Kölsch (Style)

Thankfully this Alltech beer has been rebranded.  Previously known as Kentucky Light.  I’m not sure if they were trying to interest the Bud Light crowd or alienate the craft beer crowd with that name.  The new name and packaging is ...

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Against the Grain’s Get Your Southern Heart On Ale

  Photo courtesy: Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse Damaris Phillips collaborated with Louisville brewery, Against the Grain on a beer to celebrate their appearance on her Food Network show, Southern at Heart. If Against the Grain ever asked me ...

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West Sixth Christmas Ale

Ben from West Sixth Brewing Company texted me as I was pulling two 20-pound turkeys off the smoker the day before Thanksgiving: “Hey…are you around Louisville this afternoon? I got a couple of these Christmas Ale samples to drop off ...

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Falls City 502 American Pale Ale

Given the recent holiday –  I am “thankful” that Brian Reymiller and Falls City are constantly putting out a variety of quality beers at the taproom. It is nice to try variations on popular styles. Anytime you go to the ...

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Best Local Beers – 2013

I sent an email this morning to Cresant Smith and John King asking them to send me their top five local beers. After a few moans from John King, I got both of their selections within 2 hours. That’s service ...

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24 Hours in Portland, ME

It is easy to miss some of the best beer in Portland if you only go by what you’ve heard about. Due to the insulated nature of our state – most breweries (especially the crop that have opened in the ...

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What about Novare Res Bier Café?

Yesterday, I posted a list of breweries, bars and brewpubs that you should visit if you’re only in Portland Maine for part of a day – and have limited time to get the sense of Maine’s craft beer. Among the ...

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New Albanian Citra Ass Clown

New Albanian Brewing Company has not dipped their toes in the highly hopped end of the spectrum very often but they do so very effectively with this offering. Whether you call this a hoppy saison or an IPA brewed with ...

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NABC’s Citra Ass Clown: Broken Down

I don’t do beer reviews anymore, so this post isn’t going to go into the aromatic qualities (which were awesome) or how Citra Ass Clown tasted (pretty damn good).  The truth is, the howler I received, I shared with many ...

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