Friday, January 01, 2016

Louisville "craft" beer folks pick their 2015 favorites.

I considered making a year-end list of some sort, but it made me think of Thrillist, and who wants to begin the year by vomiting?

The reporter Mann perseveres, and offers a tasty overview.

Our growing craft beer scene makes it harder to pick a favorite — but we tried, by David A. Mann (Louisville Business First)

Louisville's beer scene continued to grow in 2015, both with new breweries and with new releases from our existing brewers hitting the market.

With so many Louisville-made brands now out there, it's tough to pick a favorite. But recently I tapped a few industry leaders for their thoughts on the subject.

Todd Antz of Keg Liquors had good things to say about Against the Grain, Akasha and NABC.

 ... Antz also enjoyed Akasha, saying its gose-style beer is spot-on. "Light and refreshing with just a touch of tartness," he said.

"I also like some of the tweaks that (brewer) Josh Hill at New Albanian[Brewing Co.] is doing with their beers. He changed up a few ingredients on their Elector [amber/red ale], and it really revitalized the beer."

NABC scored another year-end mention in Louisville Magazine, where actor Andy Gaukel selected the 5" roundhouse deep-dish pizza as part of his "perfect last meal."

You can view his choices here.

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