Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Saturday filled with beer, beer and more beer after that.

First, the bad news.

Apologies go out to readers who ventured down to New Albany's waterfront last evening and learned that Bubbles and Bluegrass had been cancelled. I wouldn't have known myself had I not left an RSVP at the event's Facebook page, and been informed in cursory fashion just before 5:00 p.m. the gig was off. I was busy, and the belated notice didn't leave me with enough time to try getting the word out. We'd sold a keg of Elector to Studio's Grille & Pub, which was catering the show. Let's hope that they elect to pour Elector at the bar instead.

But the remainder of Saturday's update is favorable, unless one or all of the following is cancelled by reason that some day, somewhere, it might snow. Don't rule it out.

At the Public House, another of Sandkerwa's gravity-dispense "Anstich" kegs is being tapped right about now: Lindenbräu Vollbier, from Brauerei Lindenbräu in Gräfenberg. The first three were simply wonderful country lagers served cool and fresh by gravity pour. I'll biking that way shortly to do quality control on today's specimen. Next Thursday (October 1), the cycle begins anew with one Anstich keg on Thursday, two on Friday and one on Saturday.

Today is Ales for Tails at Bridge Liquors, and NABC will be there. It is my understanding that Elsa von Horizon will be among our sampling choices.

At roughly the same time is BBC's Hop & Harvest Festival at the original brewpub location in St. Matthews. H & H is an homage to local agriculture, and Jerry Gnagy brewed a wet hop harvest ale in the same fashion as NABC, using hops grown in the Knobs at the farm of the owners. If my sources are to be trusted, NABC will have Hoptimus on hand.

If the preceding isn't enough weekend for you, there's always Sunday Bloody Sunday" at Bank Street Brewhouse from noon to 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. John's "build your own" bloody mary bar is unique, and offers a fine and novel way to decompress. Cigars are permitted on the patio, and the three members of NABC's "session series" are on tap: Abzug, Community Dark and Tafel.

Making advance plans? Fringe Fest will be starting before you know it, and the evolving schedule merits a glance.

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