American Craft Beer Week
May
14
to May 20

American Craft Beer Week

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For the 14th year in a row, the Brewers Association invites you to celebrate American Craft Beer Week®, the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. The weeklong tribute provides an opportunity for craft brewers to share their diversity, creativity and passion for the beverage they love.

From May 14 to 20, breweries, beer bars, bottle shops and restaurants will be holding events including exclusive brewery tours, special beer releases, beer and food pairings, tap takeovers and more to celebrate everything you love about America’s ever-advancing beer culture.

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Memorial Day
May
27
12:00 AM00:00

Memorial Day

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.[1] 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.[2] It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season,[3] 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.[4] - Wikipedia

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Live Music - Clayton Kaiser
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Clayton Kaiser

Clayton sweats and bleeds country music. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, his childhood of cloudy hikes and Methodist choral rehearsals forged a songwriter with a penchant for RocknRoll and the outdoors. His range falls between growling baritone and howling tenor, in the same vein as his songwriting heroes, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. With biting cynicism and heavy-handed lyrical work, Clayton is gnawing his way into a long career in music.

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John Carroll
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

John Carroll

A full-time Performing Music Artist with an acoustic-pop sound similar to Ed Sheeran and Dave Matthews, John Carroll was previously the frontman and songwriter for the band Man & the Mountain who won their genre category in the American Songwriter 30th Anniversary songwriting competition. John was also a finalist in the 2015 National Wildflower Festival Songwriting competition. Featured on the Top 4M TV, his music video "Heart to Heart" has received air time in over 600,000 motel rooms across the US along with a partnership with SmartMed Plus, an online doctor program. He was also a finalist for the 2016 national Songwriters Serenade Competition. In July of 2018 he received Honorable Mention for his song at the national Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival. Currently he is releasing monthly singles for his ongoing project The Ground Above Us.

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Live Music - John Carroll
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - John Carroll

A full-time Performing Music Artist with an acoustic-pop sound similar to Ed Sheeran and Dave Matthews, John Carroll was previously the frontman and songwriter for the band Man & the Mountain who won their genre category in the American Songwriter 30th Anniversary songwriting competition. John was also a finalist in the 2015 National Wildflower Festival Songwriting competition. Featured on the Top 4M TV, his music video "Heart to Heart" has received air time in over 600,000 motel rooms across the US along with a partnership with SmartMed Plus, an online doctor program. He was also a finalist for the 2016 national Songwriters Serenade Competition. In July of 2018 he received Honorable Mention for his song at the national Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival. Currently he is releasing monthly singles for his ongoing project The Ground Above Us.

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Run for Beer
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Run for Beer

Run your fastest half-mile. For the ten fastest runners (five men and five women), that's the price you'll pay for your pints - until your fellow runners knock you off the board.

(21 and up run for beer, 20 and under run for free soft drinks. :) )

Who's with us?

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Buy Dad a beer day (Father's Day)
Jun
16
12:00 AM00:00

Buy Dad a beer day (Father's Day)

'A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913.[17] In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father's Day celebration[18] and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized.[19] US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation.[18] Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress.[18][20] 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".[20] In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.[19] Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.[18][19][20]"

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Michelada Day
Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

Michelada Day

There are several variations on this beertail, which is based on beer and lime juice. The version here is also known as a Michelada Cubana south of the border. With a flavor that’s sort of a mix between A.1. steak sauce and a Bloody Mary, our beer cocktail is an acquired taste—but one we think worth acquiring.

What to buy: Maggi is a dark liquid seasoning that’s reminiscent of soy sauce but doesn’t contain soy. It can be found at Asian and Latin markets. If you can’t find it, substitute soy sauce.

Game plan: For a slacker solution, go to the store and buy yourself a pack of one of the various cerveza preparadas that are marketed by the big beer companies.

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Munich Oktoberfest
Sep
21
to Oct 6

Munich Oktoberfest

Munich Oktoberfest 2018

The Munich Oktoberfest (Munich Beerfest) is one of the most famous events and the world's largest fair. Oktoberfest 2018 will be no exception. With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture. Think Disneyland for people of adult age. Think must do!

Munich's Oktoberfest began life as a wedding for the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig to princess Therese from Saxony-Hildburghausen (hence the name of the Theresienwiese) on October 12, 1810 and attended by the local community. Today the Munich Beerfest traditionally takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October with Oktoberfest 2018 starting on Saturday, 22nd of September until Sunday, 7th of October. 

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Drink Beer Day
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Drink Beer Day

Today is Drink Beer Day! Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history.

There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two categories—ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.

There’s really only one way to celebrate Drink Beer Day! Gather a group of friends for a beer tasting at home or at your favorite bar. Be sure to check for promotions and giveaways that might be going on in your area. Cheers!

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National American Beer Day
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

National American Beer Day

National American Beer Day is observed annually by beer drinkers across the nation on October 27.

There are more than 2,100 breweries that manufacture beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brewpubs and microbreweries.

  • The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009.

  • The U.S. consumes roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually.

  • In 2008, the United States was ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption, while total consumption was second only to China.

  • Prohibition in the early twentieth century caused nearly all American breweries to close.

  • After prohibition was repealed the industry had consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.

  • The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs, who, as members of the Brewers Association, are termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.

  • The most common style of beer produced by the big breweries is American lager.

  • Most of the smaller breweries, which were founded in the 1980s, produce a range of styles.

  • Beer styles originating in the United States include:
    American pale ale, Pennsylvania porter, American IPA, steam beer, amber ale, cream ale and Cascadian dark ale.

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International Stout Day
Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

International Stout Day

Before going into the history and description of Stouts, one must first give props to its predecessor, the Porter.

Porters, a dark ale favored among London's working classes, was first developed in the early 1700s. Street and river porters provided an eager market for this new, energizing beer. The word "stout", after the fourteenth century, had taken on as one of its meanings "strong", and was used as such to describe strong beers, such as the Porter. "Stout" as in stout porter, was the strong, dark brew London's brewers developed and the dark beer that gave us what we think of today as the typical stout style.

The first stouts were produced in the 1730s. The Russian Imperial Stout was inspired by brewers back in the 1800's to win over the Russian Czar. "Imperial porter" came before "imperial stout" and the earliest noted use of "Imperial" to describe a beer comes from the Caledonian Mercury of February 1821, when a coffeehouse in Edinburgh was advertising "Edinburgh Ales, London Double Brown Stout and Imperial Porter, well worth the attention of Families".

Guinness had been brewing porters since about 1780 and are famous for their Dry or Irish Stout. Oatmeal stout beer is one of the more sweeter and smoother of the stouts. And for proof that we live in an evolving society, there's Oyster Stout and Chocolate Stout. The first known use of oysters as part of the brewing process of stout was in 1929 in New Zealand.

Originally, stout meant "proud" or "brave", but morphed into the connotation of "strong" after the 14th century. Why on earth should this brave and strong beer style not have its own day of celebration?

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National Lager Day
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

National Lager Day

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!

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Festivus
Dec
23
12:00 AM00:00

Festivus

"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.

According to the Seinfeld model, Festivus is celebrated on December 23rd. However many people celebrate it other times in December and even at other times throughout the year.

The slogan of Festivus is "A Festivus for the rest of us!" The usual holiday tradition of a tree is manifested in an unadorned aluminum pole, which is in direct contrast to normal holiday materialism. Those attending Festivus may also participate in the "Airing of Grievances" which is an opportunity to tell others how they have disappointed you in the past year, followed by a Festivus dinner, and then completed by the "Feats of Strength" where the head of the household must be pinned. All of these traditions are based upon the events in the Seinfeld episode, Strangely enough, our Festivus traditions also have roots that pre-date Seinfeld, as it began in the household of Dan O'Keefe, a television writer who is credited for writing the Seinfeld episode.

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Will Run for Beer!
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Will Run for Beer!

Run your fastest half-mile. For the ten fastest runners (five men and five women), that's the price you'll pay for your pints - until your fellow runners knock you off the board.

(21 and up run for beer, 20 and under run for free soft drinks. :) )

Who's with us?

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Cinco de Mayo
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Cinco de Mayo

We won’t be open on Sunday, so pick up a Crowler or 2 on Saturday.

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.[1][2]

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.[3][4][5][6] 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.[1][7]   - Wikipedia

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Tony Logue
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Tony Logue

Kentucky has historically proven itself fertile ground for prolific singer/songwriters. Western Kentucky’s Tony Logue is exactly that. Fresh off the release of his album SERPENTS & SAVIORS, Logue is slowly carving out his place among his respective Kentucky alumni. Logue’s characters often have grease beneath their nails and their backs against the wall. Hard nosed, hard living folks searching for that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Stories woven with the thread of hardship and hope.

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Star Wars Day
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Star Wars Day

Stars Wars Fan? Come on by and celebrate the Fourth. Have beer on patio (no, it’s not Alderaan, it’s safe) and ponder how Luke made that run on the Death Star using The Force…. or Why Luke’s prosthesis didn’t stay behind when he joined The Force in “The Last Jedi”.

 

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Dan Conn
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Dan Conn

Singer-songwriter Dan Conn returns to HBC for the third show in our annual Winter Warmer Music Series.

He's been writing and performing music for over 25 years. His lyrics reflect a simple and honest take on life, love and the pursuit thereof.

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King Gambrinus Day
Apr
11
12:00 AM00:00

King Gambrinus Day

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 beerbrewing, joviality, and joie de vivre. Traditional songs, poems, and stories describe him as a king, duke, or count of Flanders and Brabant.[1][2]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."

Wikipedia

 

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National Beer Day
Apr
7
12:01 AM00:01

National Beer Day

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...

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Arvie & Bunny
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Arvie & Bunny

Winter Records recently released Arvie’s first single “Just A Cowboy” to country music radio, both nationally and internationally. Additionally, the music video for “Just A Cowboy” set to be released to CMT and other media outlets. I am currently booking Arvie and his beautiful wife Bunny on their Winter/Spring Southeast Regional Tour to promote the “Just A Cowboy” EP, before they travel out West for the Summer.

Arvie and Bunny are considered a “Modern-Day” Johnny and June Carter Cash. Their stage show combines the humor and unique harmonies for which Johnny and June were famous, all while adding their own unique twist to the familiar classics. In addition, Arvie plays country favorites from the likes of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Randy Travis, George Strait, Garth Brooks and many more. If that wasn’t enough, Arvie and Bunny also mix in, when the occasion warrants, music from artists such as Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matchbox 20, Bush, and others. Finally, Arvie seamlessly weaves his own original music into his sets through his unique storytelling ability.

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New Beer Release
Mar
27
4:00 PM16:00

New Beer Release

Join us for the release of the KY chapter of the Pink Boots Society's first collaboration brew, HopTarts tart NEIPA! This kettle-soured IPA was brewed using an exclusive Pink Boots hop blend, and was brewed by women from Dry Ground Brewing Company, Paducah Beer Werks, Hopkinsville Brewing Company and Henderson Brewing Company. 


The Pink Boots Society (PBS) is a non-profit organization with international membership which supports women working in the brewing profession, especially in creating craft beer. The organization helps women brewers meet mentors, have the opportunity to network with other women in the profession and raises awareness of women in brewing. PBS also encourages women brewers to further their education and helps teach the skills needed to become beer judges. PBS raises money for scholarships for women to continue their education in brewing. There are around 1,800 members across the world. All members must be women and have some type of career in the brewing world or related to beer and beer-making.

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Bock Beer Day
Mar
22
12:00 AM00:00

Bock Beer Day

n yet another indication that sooner or later there will be a national day set aside to commemorate just about anything, we were recently informed that today is National Bock Beer Day. Who knew? We certainly didn’t – and we’re calling bullshit on you if you tell us you did. But since the American Craft Beer crew is prone to celebrating just about anything at the slightest provocation – and since this day celebrates beer – we’re 100% in!

So welcome to ACB’s “first-ever” celebration of National Bock Beer Day.

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Mardi Gras - Fat Tues
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Mardi Gras - Fat Tues

We won't be open, get your growlers filled 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.

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World Bartender Day
Feb
24
12:00 AM00:00

World Bartender Day

From daysoftheyear.com. According to them, they say…

"The bartender is everyone’s favourite person on a night out. They will keep you well supplied in beverages – probably of an alcoholic variety – at any bar or pub you happen to visit, as long as you have enough money and aren’t too drunk to be served!

World Bartender Day is the day to appreciate the staff in your local bar. They work hard to keep their customers happy and often don’t get paid very well!
Remember to always be friendly to the bartender, especially by being patient if you have to wait to be served.

Give the bartender a smile and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ – the bartender will appreciate it and you are more likely to get better service next time you buy a drink.
Most importantly, if you’re in a country where tipping is expected, make sure you tip appropriately!"

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Britt Dignan - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Britt Dignan - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019

Nashville, TN based Americana Singer-Songwriter Britt Dignan has the ability to capture your heart with his talent for writing meaningful lyrics placed smoothly over his slick Acoustic melodies and impromptu jams. He paints a picture with his folky story telling, soulful rooted voice and extraordinary stage presence, placed a top a high energized passion and love for music!  Roots Rock at its finest!

 Britt has shared the stage with many nationally touring bands such as Matthew West, Mr. Blotto, Scott Stapp of Creed, The Young Dubliners, Chicago Farmer, Miles Neilsen & The Rusted Hearts, Edward David Anderson and many more.  Gracing the stage of a plethora of well known iconic Venues and establishments such as:  Double Door, Cubby Bear, Subterranean, Tonic Room, Hard Rock Cafe, The Tree Of Joliet, Goose Island and Martyrs in Chicago, IL The Press Club in San Fransisco, The Hard Rock Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe And The National Underground in Nashville, TN also recording twice with Balcony Tv Nashville. Originally from Chicago, IL Britt has become an accomplished Singer/Songwriter throughout the Midwest/South East and its surrounding states.

 His first full length album "Ordinary Life" was released in late January, 2014 and has concert goers of all ages raving over his fresh Americana/Roots Rock sound.  Britt Dignan was voted "Chicago Deli Magazine's, Artist Of The Month" in August of 2014 and plans to release a new album in 2019

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