Thursday, March 01, 2012

What's up at Bank Street Brewhouse during Saturday's downtown Welcome Back Sherman Minton Celebration.

Gravity Head always gets squarely in the way of planning other events, but now that the first weekend has passed and we’re holding on for dear life until the Founders wave hits on March 9, there’s finally time to chat about what contribution NABC will make to festivities downtown this coming Saturday, March 3.

The occasion this Saturday is downtown New Albany’s celebration to congratulate the Sherman Minton Bridge for its successful comeback after a five-month shutdown for repairs.

A downtown walkabout is slated for Saturday afternoon between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., with shops hosting various wineries and breweries. Here’s what NABC’s Bank Street Brewhouse has in store for the day:

A special guest:
Starlight Distribution’s sales manager and head bottle washer, Tim Eads, will be on hand to pour free samples of a few lesser-known beers from the Shelton Brothers portfolio, including examples of Jolly Pumpkin (they’re back), Pretty Things and St. Somewhere. He may also have a few drams from Louisville’s Against the Grain brewery.

A special on Frites:
Tuesday discount Frites pricing until 4:00 p.m.

A special set of music:
Members of Vessel will perform at the patio.

A special NABC release:
Rye-barrel-aged Yakima, one keg only, pint pours, while it lasts … and I suspect it won’t last long.

A special NABC Bomber sale:
Yakima Rye IPA bomber bottles to go, at only $7.75 each, or $90.00 a case (all day Saturday).

Consider coming downtown on Saturday and roaming around for a while. It’s a work in progress, but progress is being made.

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