Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lupulin Land 2007 preview: We're less than a month away.

(Work has been wreaking havoc with my normal writing schedule. I'm thrwing this out now, and will come back to correct the various bad links later when there's time. Your patience is appreciated; sometimes, one must take care of salaried business first ... RAB)

For the sixth time, we’ll be exceeding OSHA’s legal mandated limits on permissible IBU’s per square foot of floor space when Lupulin Land Harvest Hopcoming 2007 begins on Friday, October 19.

As during previous celebrations of the “magic cone,” Lupulin Land 2007 will offer a fine opportunity for Kentuckiana’s hopheads to unite over a pint or two of America’s hoppiest beer.

As an added attraction, this year the latest incarnation of the New Albanian Art Show will be taking place in Prost at the same time as Lupulin Land (Oct. 18, 19 & 20). op Art, anyone?

Furthermore, Lupulin Land begins a week later than usual in 2007 so as not to interfere with “Booth Days” at New Albany’s annual downtown festival, Harvest Homecoming (October 11 through 14). Originally, it was the express aim to run the harvest hopcoming alongside the civic homecoming as an hopternative to the lack of beer choice downtown, but the presence of three NABC draft accounts within the historic business district has changed the variable.

By popular demand, Randall the Enamel Animal, the continuous dry-hopping machine invented by those twisted people at Dogfish Head, will be brought back for a third appearance at Lupulin Land. We haven’t decided what beers Randall will be modifying.

Roughly 14-16 of the following will be on tap when the fest opens, in addition to the everyday beers. Louisville area breweries will be represented by cask-conditioned ales on our hand pump, which will run continuously until depleted. Look for more information on these firkins as we get closer to the starting date.

Those marked * are first-time drafts.

Louisville area cask-conditioned ales:
Bluegrass Brewing Company (Main & Clay) TBA
Browning's Brewery She-Devil India Pale Ale
Cumberland Brews (TBA)
New Albanian Brewing Company TBA

*Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse
Coniston Bluebird Bitter
*Geants Saison Voisin
Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
Houblon Chouffe
Poperings Hommel
Urthel Hop-It
*Wintercoat Double Hop

*Boulder Cold Hop
Clipper City Loose Cannon Hop 3
Founders Reds Rye
Founders Centennial IPA
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
*Mad Anthony IPA
NABC Elsa von Horizon Imperial Pilsner
Rogue JLS Hop Heaven 2007
Rogue JLS Glen 2007
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale
Stone 10th Anniversary Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Two Brothers Cane & Ebel
Two Brothers Hop Juice

Everyday Hops
Alpha King
Arrogant Bastard
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
NABC Croupier IPA
NABC Elector
NABC Hoptimus
Pilsner Urquell
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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