Caleb has been singing most of his life and is an alumni of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts (GSA). He loves all music but is trained as a classical Opera singer; however, rock music is his passion. Caleb's inspirations are Guns & Roses, Ed Sheehan, Jimmy Page & Stevie Ray Vaughn, so he is definitely a throwback to the days of classic & 80's Rock!
Not that we need an excuse to celebrate our favorite beverage...
"National Beer Day is a celebration of the Cullen–Harrison Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." The law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales. People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some beginning the night before. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday. Today, April 7 is recognized as National Beer Day and April 6 is known as New Beer's Eve."
Borrowed from Wikipedia...
King Gambrinus is credited as the first person to add hops to beer...
"Gambrinus (/gæmˈbraɪnəs/ gam-bry-nəs), is a legendary European culture hero celebrated as an icon of beer, brewing, joviality, and joie de vivre. Traditional songs, poems, and stories describe him as a king, duke, or count of Flanders and Brabant.Typical representations in the visual arts depict him as a rotund, bearded duke or king, holding a tankard or mug, and sometimes with a keg nearby."
Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo]; Spanish for "Fifth of May") is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken for Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores that initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain. - Wikipedia
A lot of Moms don't drink beer...but they haven't tried OUR beer. We have a Fruit Sour and Chocolate Stout. Bring her In and give her a treat.
Yes, we know it's Sunday and we're not open. Don't let that ruin her Mother's Day...come in on Saturday and buy her a growler.
Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was held on May 29, 2017. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. - Wikipedia
'A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "[singling] out just one of our two parents". In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972."
"To the Europeans in quest of their family history, Metz uncovers a birthplace: Saint Arnold, Mayor of the Palace a bishop who then became a hermit, the paternal ancestor and spiritual father of French Christendom.
One cannot forget that Charlemagne was a 6th generation descendent of Saint Arnold. Whenever one refers back to distant periods, the facts and myths get mixed together to create the legend."
Who doesn't love craft beer and Girl Scout cookies? We've paired your favorite local craft beers with your favorite cookies, but feel free to mix and match your flight.
And not only do craft beer and Girl Scout cookies taste delicious together, you'll be supporting this month's non-profit organization: the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana's local service unit. A portion of our sales fund a scholarship to help local Girl Scouts attend camp this summer.
Meg Williams is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer based out of Nashville, TN.
Meg has been busy performing all around Nashville at respected Writer's Nights and Songwriter Showcases, and numerous venues with both her band, Meg Williams Band, and as a solo/duo act - you can find her on a stage nearly every single night (sometimes 3x a night!) After living in Nashville for only over a year, she has already been the Featured Artist at several songwriter showcases, shared the stage with many established songwriters & artists, and competed in the 2016 Nashville Blues Challenge. She has additionally performed in Memphis during the International Blues Challenge week (2017 & 2018), performing at the highly respected BB King's Blues Club Memphis (2018), toured southern California three times in the past year, performed twice at the Re-Axe booth at the Summer NAMM showcase in Nashville, recently played at Knoxville's WDVX Blue Plate Special, and performed at Cheyenne Frontier Days and Loretta Lynn's Ranch as a guitarist for another Nashville-based artist. Often compared to Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, and Samantha Fish, Meg's guitar playing has captured the attention of listeners throughout all of Nashville and increasingly the US.
Meg just released her newest blues-rock EP 'Maybe Someday', recorded in East Nashville, featuring many Nashville based musicians. You can find the EP on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, and many other sites. Songs from 'Maybe Someday' have been played on radio stations world-wide, including: Canada, USA, UK, Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, and more.
FJoin us for the last show in our annual Winter Warmer Music Series!
Fate McAfee is a solo artist who enjoys collaboration. While most of his live shows are intimate acoustic performances, his studio work is backed by Leonard the Band-- a powerhouse indie group from southern Illinois. His first record was released in March of 2016 and is available at his Bandcamp here:
In late 2017, Fate and Leonard headed back into Loud & Clear Studios in Paducah, KY, to begin working on new material. The ultimate plan is to release two separate albums over the next year. The first, "Diesel Palomino", should be released by late summer 2018. The opening track of which, "Preacherwoman Blues", received a written review from the Tiny Desk team at NPR:
"Paducah, Ky., singer and guitarist Fate McAfee’s 'Preacherwoman Blues' is, as the title hints, a clean and simple blues. McAfee’s laconic vocals and steady fingerpicking are magnetic, and his easy delivery imbues the song’s character with a mischievous sensibility and depth."
He currently resides in Murray, Kentucky.
The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and Hopkinsville Brewing Company are partnering together for a new series: History on Tap. This program series will be held at Hopkinsville Brewing Company and will feature presentations from history lovers about a variety of topics related to local and regional history. All programs will be free to attend.
We will kick off this series next Thursday, February 22 at 6:30pm with a salute to local African American writers. Join us for a program featuring works by Ted Poston, Claybron Merriweather, Bettiola Fortson, and bell hooks as read by some of our favorite folks.
Upcoming programs in the series will be on the 4th Thursday of each month. More details to come. Contact the Museum at 270-887-4270 with any questions.
We hope you’ll join us to learn more about local history while enjoying a local brew!
Join us for the second show in our Winter Warmer Music Series when singer/songwriter BreAnne makes her HBC debut!
She's known as "The Singer" in her small town of Sardis, Ohio. BreAnne has been performing since the mere age of 9, performing at local venues surrounding the Ohio Valley. As her interest in music progressed, BreAnne competed in contests including The Colgate Country Showdown, snagging 1st place. She won the chance to perform for over 100,000 country fans at Jamboree in the Hills, entertaining on the same stage as Charlie Daniels Band and Trace Adkins. BreAnne has opened for country artists such as Travis Tritt, Chad Brock and Ronny Milsap in Bluefield, WV and Capital Music Hall, now known as, Capital Theatre in Wheeling, WV.
BreAnne's path slightly turned a different direction as she decided to serve her country in the United States Army. She focused on career and eventually a family. Still, her passion for music has been alive and well, allowing her to focus on songwriting. BreAnne's original song "Runnin' Too Long" is currently being produced in Nashville, TN and will soon be released on iTunes. BreAnne's influences include a wide range of artists including Miranda Lambert, Kasey Musgraves, and Coldplay. "I can't listen to Coldplay and not feel inspired or moved. I want my music to resonate in that way."
We won't be open, get your growlers fille early.
The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of "Boeuf Gras," or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies.
On March 2, 1699, French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville arrived at a plot of ground 60 miles directly south of New Orleans, and named it "Pointe du Mardi Gras" when his men realized it was the eve of the festive holiday. Bienville also established "Fort Louis de la Louisiane" (which is now Mobile) in 1702. In 1703, the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America's very first Mardi Gras.
In 1704, Mobile established a secret society (Masque de la Mobile), similar to those that form our current Mardi Gras krewes. It lasted until 1709. In 1710, the "Boeuf Gras Society" was formed and paraded from 1711 through 1861. The procession was held with a huge bull's head pushed alone on wheels by 16 men. Later, Rex would parade with an actual bull, draped in white and signaling the coming Lenten meat fast. This occurred on Fat Tuesday.
Jacob Johnson has performed with the Grand Ole Opry band, been featured on 2 episodes of Kentucky Born Kentucky Bred on RFD TV, was a finalist in the Kentucky Opry Talent Search, And has performed in multiple places in several states.
He is from Guthrie, Ky and has been singing for as long as he can remember. He is also currently writing is own music as well. He lives by his own mantra, “Memories make Stories, Stories make Songs."
We're stoked to have The Retrovales back in Hopkinsville for the fifth show in our Winter Warmer Music Series!
The Retrovales are a touring duo from Huntsville, AL. Their music is a blend of folk and pop with an emphasis on acoustic roots, strong lyrics, and mesmerizing harmonies. In early 2016, SarahJayne Balash and Corey Travis Bean began performing together in dive bars and breweries across the southeast, quickly picking up a fan base. After signing to BassLine, the two released their debut self-titled album, The Retrovales, on February 18, 2017. It is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
Hoptown favorite Eric Allen Huddleston is playing the fourth show in our Winter Warmer Music Series. He plays a mix of country, blues, and folk, both original material and covers.
Nashville-based Vedra is playing the third show in our Winter Warmer Music Series:
Genuine and honest. Two words that describe not only their approach to music but who they are as individuals. Vedra has successfully crafted a soulful blend of vigorous beats and shamelessly honest lyrics borrowing notes from artists like Against Me, Twenty One Pilots and Dashboard Confessional. The duo pulls together the visceral styles of lead singer Branon Jaggers with the classically trained ears of percussionist Kirby Newman providing a final product rich with emotion and logic.
Vedra’s debut self-titled EP, released in 2016, has aired on over 50 radio stations nationwide so far. In the Summer of 2017 the EP charted on KSYM in San Antonio, TX, KWLC in Deborah, IA and WFCF in Saint Augustine, FL. Their debut EP along with their upcoming single “Smoke & Mirrors” were recently picked up for licensing by MTV, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Velocity, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.
They are currently working on writing and recording their sophomore EP that’s shaping up to be the best representation of their sound as a collective thus far.
If you have a coat that you're wanting to get out of your closet...bring it this Saturday 13th, to Founders Square / Farmer's Market, downtown Hoptown 10am-2pm!! It's late in the season, but we are hoping to get them to those who need one.
***Please, no clothes, house items, toys, etc.
Bring on the hanger, if you'd like. It will cut down on manpower of sorting.
All sizes, genders, styles.
Join us as we kick off our second annual Winter Warmer Music Series with Clarksville duo The Redwood Climbers.
Josh Atkins and Erica Trout don't believe in sticking to any one genre of music; if they like it, they'll play it.
Join us for our annual New Beers Eve celebration! It promises to be a good time, with food, music, entertainment, and - of course - a NEW BEER RELEASE:
*Our annual release of Winter Warmer will be tapped at noon! This year's Winter of 2018 is malty with a hint of spice, perfect for a cold winter's night, and...
*Use our instant camera and photo booth to create your very own souvenir, and...
*The talented Eric Allen Huddleston will be playing his last show of the year from 6-8, and...
*In keeping with our tradition of setting the taproom clocks ahead, downtown Hopkinsville's only mirrored ball will drop at 8pm local, giving you plenty of time to hit all the other parties on your list.
See you in the taproom!
In 1854, Pasteur was appointed professor of chemistry and dean of the science faculty at the University of Lille. There, he worked on finding solutions to the problems with the manufacture of alcoholic drinks. Working with the germ theory, which Pasteur did not invent but further developed through experiments and eventually convinced most of Europe of its truth, he demonstrated that organisms such as bacteria were responsible for souring wine, beer and even milk. He then invented a process where bacteria could be removed by boiling and then cooling liquid. He completed the first test on April 20, 1862. Today the process is known as pasteurization.
"Happy Festivus" is the traditional greeting of Festivus, a holiday featured in the Season 9 episode of Seinfeld named "The Strike", which first aired on December 18, 1997. Since then, many people have been inspired by this zany, offbeat Seinfeld holiday and now celebrate Festivus as any other holiday.
It’s National Lager Day! Lager is a type of German beer that is bottom fermented and lightly hopped. It is usually stored for at least three weeks after brewing before it is served.
Lager is the dominant style of beer throughout the world, except in England where ale is the favorite style. The only real difference between ale and lager is that ales ferment and age quickly at warm temperatures, while lagers ferment and age slowly at cool temperatures. These different types of fermentation allow for a vast difference in flavor and aroma.
To celebrate National Lager Day, head to your favorite pub and enjoy a refreshing brew of your favorite lager or try brewing your own!
Feel the spirit of the season centered around the wonder of trains on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the 13th Annual Pennyrile Polar Express! Historic East 9th Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland with train station stops that feature free activities sponsored by local businesses. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the L&N Depot, get a copy of Chris Van Allsburg's book The Polar Express, ride carriages and a mini train, hear other holiday stories, watch miniature trains, make crafts, and more! Located on East 9th Street from Main Street to the railroad tracks, the event is open to the public and will run from 3pm-5pm.
Stay downtown for the HES Christmas Parade, downtown tree lighting, and The Polar Express movie at the Alhambra Theatre!
The turn of the twentieth century was a dark time in America. The Women's Christian Temperance Union, which had been promoting Prohibition for many years, believed alcohol was the cause of many, if not all, social ills. Mistruths like this were spread. Lines were drawn. Bars and taverns were vandalized. People were killed. On January 16th, 1919, Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, outlawing alcohol and ostensibly putting an end to drunkenness, crime, mental illness, and poverty.
We are excited to be taking this mobile record shop even FURTHER on the road. We'll be setting up shop at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Saturday, November 25th from 12-6 pm. Stop by for some deliciously crafted local beers, good company, and of course VINYL!!!
See you there Hopkinsville ❤
Community and Development Services is hosting a contest, in conjunction with the United Way of the Pennyrile, for the “Favorite Small Business” in Hopkinsville or Christian County. Patrons may vote at the Downtown Farmers Market between the hours of 10 AM 7 2 PM. The votes are $1 per vote, or $5 for 8 votes.
Justin Mobley was raised in Todd County Kentucky.
From the first time he heard a guitar as a little kid he knew that was for him. Over time, what started as a hobby became a passion. That passion turned into writing his own music and performing.
He has loved every minute of it.
He has played all over the country from Detroit to Arizona, from Washington to Tennessee- always searching for inspiration to write a new song.
Main St Tavern is happy to welcome Justin Mobley Live on the Tavern Stage.
Featuring “Restless Heart” at the Alhambra Theatre. This is a benefit for the Historic Alhambra. Food, fun and music. Tickets are $40 per person. Event begins at 8 PM. For more information call (270) 887-4295 or visit www.pennyroyalarts.org.
Join us before and after the show. Doug's Rollin' BBQ will be our food truck