I can tell you this: Finally, it's done. Now I'm working on the starting lineup.
Here's the final list for Lupulin Land Harvest Hopcoming, which begins this Friday (October 19) at Rich O's and Sportstime.
It's also the weekend for the latest incarnation of the New Albanian Art Show, which will be held in the Prost special events wing.
I'm already working on Saturnalia Winter Solstice (December 7), which leaves November as a somewhat calm month between storms. Maybe.
Those marked * are first-time drafts.
Louisville area cask-conditioned ales:
Bluegrass Brewing Company (Main & Clay) IPA
*Bluegrass Brewing Company (St. Matthews) Daisycutter Organic IPA
Browning's Brewery She-Devil India Pale Ale
Cumberland Brews Matt’s Red (opener on Oct. 19)
Coniston Bluebird Bitter
*Geants Saison Voisin
Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
*Wintercoat Double Hop
*Boulder Cold Hop
Clipper City Loose Cannon Hop 3
Founders Reds Rye
Founders Centennial IPA
Great Divide Fresh Hop
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
*Mad Anthony IPA
NABC Elsa von Horizon Imperial Pilsner (poured on Randall)
Rogue JLS Glen 2007
*Schlafly Dry-Hopped APA (firkin; Oct. 24: Schlafly reps in attendance)
*Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale (wet hop)
Stone 10th Anniversary Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Two Brothers Cane & Ebel
Two Brothers Heavy Handed India Pale Ale (wet hop)
Two Brothers Hop Juice (two different batches)
Upland Dragonfly IPA (special dry-hopped version)
Everyday Hop Accents
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
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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). Pop Art, anyone?
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.
Roughly 14-16 of the preceding 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.