Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mark your calendars for January NABC beer events.

It took an hour and a half to compile this list of events. Who says I don't work? At any rate, let's just say that the schedule is packed, and dates are continually added. For the events nearer the end of the list, there'll be supplemental information as it arrives.

Wednesday, January 13
Beak’s Best at Neil & Patty’s

@ Neil & Patty's Fireside Bar and Grill, Sellersburg
From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., NABC’s Southern Indiana sale manager Josh Hill hosts a gathering to celebrate our Beak’s Best coming on tap at Neil and Patty’s. where it joins Bob’s Old 15-B in the draft lineup.


Thursday, January 14
IS HopSlam Best?
@ The Nachbar, Louisville

For the sake of "thoroughly scientific experimentation," The Nachbar attempts to determine whether Bell's HopSlam is best by putting it on draft alongside Founder's Double Trouble, Three Floyds Dreadnaught, NABC Hoptimus and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA -- all in one night.


Friday, January 15
Winterfest Beer Festival
@ Mellwood Arts Center, Louisville

"Winterfest is a benefit for Greenhill Therapy and the Eric Hall Foundation. The $30 admission includes beer, food, live music and giveaways. There will be an additional raffle available to win a cruise for two, including airfare." Follow the link to see the list of participating breweries, of which NABC is one.


Saturday, January 16
Brewers Brunch with NABC
@ Brendan's Public House, Louisville

4-course pairing of breakfast foods with the NABC beers used to cook them, with NABC personnel in attendance. The brunch is limited to 25 people at $30 per person. Follow the link above for reservation information.


Sunday, January 17
Old Lightning Rod Release & Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
@ NABC Bank Street Brewhouse, New Albany

Ben Franklin’s about to turn 305, and our fifth annual glimpse into the flavor profile of the 18th-century goes on tap at the Bank Street Brewhouse. Chef Josh Lehman plans a surprise special dish or two to celebrate the occasion. Noon - 9:00 p.m.


Tuesday, January 19
NABC Solidarity Tapping Party
@ Café Lou Lou (Douglass Loop), Louisville

NABC's Baltic Porter is tapped in the relaxed ambience of Cafe Lou Lou's newest location. I'm looking at a Pasta Jambalaya pairing, but it's a big and uniformly good food menu.


Wednesday, January 20
Cigar Faction January 2010
@ Steinert’s Grill & Pub, New Albany

Cigar Faction is looking for a places in Metro Louisvill to enjoy cigars and craft beer. Steinert's Grill and Pub in downtown New Albany is one of them: Spacious, well-ventilated, a cigar-friendly staff, good food, good beer, and a well-stocked bar. NABC's Mt. Lee (California Common in the City of Angels) will be on tap, and J. Shepherd of Louisville will have cigars available for purchase with door prize drawings every half hour beginning at 6:30.


Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22
C1 Indiana Release Nights at NABC
@ NABC Bank Street Brewhouse/NABC Pizzeria & Public House, New Albany

The Indiana debut of C1 (Oak-Aged Smoked Rye Pale Ale), brewed collaboratively by Schlafly, O’Fallon’s and NABC, begins at Bank Street Brewhouse with the only cask-conditioned firkin of C1, which will be tapped at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday the 21st. On Friday the 22nd, kegged C1 goes on tap at the Pizzeria & Public House. There are three kegs for the Pizzeria & Public House, a firkin and a keg for Bank Street ... and then it's gone.


Monday, January 25
Hoptimus vs. HopSlam: A Heavyweight Bout
@ NABC Pizzeria & Public House, New Albany

It's a simple proposition: Try a portion of each, and vote for the best. We want you to be honest! It isn't who wins or loses ... it's about the hops in each.


Tuesday, January 26
C1 Comes to Louisville
@ Flanagan’s Ale House, Louisville

It's the Louisville release of C1.


Friday, January 29
C1 and Live Music at KY BBQ
@ Kentucky BBQ Company, Louisville

A keg of C1 and live music at Kentucky BBQ Co. on Frankfort Avenue. Music TBA.


Saturday, January 30
Indiana Microbrewers Winterfest
@ Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana

The second edition of the Brewers of Indiana Guild's cold-weather gathering will feature 200 different beers from 29 Indiana breweries, including a heated outdoor firkin garden. Also: Food, music, games and a Hoosier breweriana exhibit. Follow the link to buy tickets on-line; they're $30 for the usual sampling privileges, and are expected to sell out long before the event occurs.

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