Today a brief break from travel vignettes, and a reminder that it's almost hop fest time.
Lupulin Land Harvest Hop Festival 2006
We’ll be exceeding OSHA’s legal limits on IBU’s per square foot of floor space when Lupulin Land 2006 begins on Friday, October 13. It is our fifth harvest hop celebration, and a good occasion for Kentuckiana’s hopheads to unite over a pint or two of America’s most bitter beer.
Residents of New Albany should note that the Harvest Homecoming Parade takes place on the previous Saturday (October 7), and Booth Days run from the 12th through the 15th.
The delivery timing on the three "fresh hop" ales listed for the festival (Bell's, Great Divide and Sierra Nevada) is going to be tricky, so they may not appear until later in October.
Randall the Enamel Animal will be brought back for a second appearance at Lupulin Land. Details will be provided soon.
Roughly 10-14 of these will be on tap when the fest opens, in addition to the everyday beers.
Those marked * are first-time drafts.
Microbrews from America (18).
Avery Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale ... in house
BBC Beer Company (Main & Clay) American Pale Ale (dry-hopped; cask-conditioned) ... ordered, not received
Bluegrass Brewing Company (St. Matthews) Ultra/aka Homewrecker (dry-hopped; cask-conditioned) ... ordered, not received
*Bell’s Hop Slam Imperial IPA ... ordered, not received
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA ... in house
*Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale ... ordered, not received
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA ... ordered, not received
*Great Divide Titan IPA ... ordered, not received
NABC Hoptimus ... in house
*NABC Oaktimus ... in house
Rogue I2PA ... in house
Rogue JLS Integrity IPA JLS Release #14 (2006 redux) ... in house
Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pilsner ... in house
*Rogue Juniper Pale Ale ... in house
*Shmaltz Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. ... in house
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale ... ordered, not received
Stone Ruination IPA ... in house
Two Brothers Heavy Handed ... ordered, not received
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale (Japan) ... in house
Houblon Chouffe (Belgium) ... in house
Jever Pilsener (Germany) ... in house
Poperings Hommel Bier (Belgium) ... in house
St. Georgenbrau Keller Bier (Germany) ... in house
Year-round offerings -- on tap throughout Lupulin Land (7).