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  • After prohibition was repealed the industry had consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.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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Beer + Sweets
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Beer + Sweets

Stop by the taproom to try an assortment of treats from HOMEmade by Ashley, including beer brownies (baked with HBC's very own Complaint Department Stout), chocolate chip cookies, strawberry cupcakes and gluten-free butterscotch Blondies.

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Live Music - Doug Briney
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Doug Briney

Doug Briney embodies all things country: his personality is warm and inviting - some would say down-to-earth - recalling the disposition of many a Southern Gentleman from yesteryear. A multi-award winning performer from several Independent Country and Country Gospel organizations, this God-fearing road warrior with the warm baritone voice and love for all things country is as down to earth as they come. Doug has recorded three full length albums and is looking to record again in the near future.

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History on Tap - Engine #1 and the Hotel Latham Fire
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

History on Tap - Engine #1 and the Hotel Latham Fire

Alissa Keller, Executive Director of the Museum, and Battalion Chief Phillip Ferguson will present on the history of the American LaFrance pumper, its current conservation efforts, and its role in one of the most dramatic fires in Hopkinsville’s history.

On January 21, 1928, the City of Hopkinsville received an American LaFrance 1,000-gallon-per-minute pumper that would serve as its first-run truck until 1940. The city sold the truck to John W. “Woody” Winfree on June 20, 1968, and Winfree presented it to the Pennyroyal Area Museum in 2004. Members of the Hopkinsville Fire Department have carefully and diligently conserved the truck and will return it to the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum (formerly the Central Fire Station). A public reception will be held on Friday, August 2 from 5:30-7:00pm.

The 1928 American LaFrance pumper was the first-run truck on Sunday, August 4, 1940 when a fire broke out in the attic of the Hotel Latham. Learn more about this iconic structure and its tragic destruction and watch rarely-seen film footage of the fire.

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Live Music - Clayton Kaiser
Jul
20
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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New Beer Release - Complaint Department
Jul
19
2:00 PM14:00

New Beer Release - Complaint Department

A soldier leaving Fort Campbell won the right to design and name one of our beers at V.I.C.E. Night, one of the Fort Campbell Spouses' Club's biggest fundraisers of the year. This soldier designed a barrel-aged stout named Complaint Department, in honor of their position managing a lot of personnel, a lot of equipment and the occasional disgruntled customer.

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Live Music - Britt Dignan
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Britt Dignan

Chicago native 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 folksy storytelling, 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 and Young Dubliners to name a few. Gracing the stage of a plethora of well known iconic Venues and establishments in Chicago (Double Door, Cubby Bear, Subterranean, Hard Rock Cafe, The Tree Of Joliet, Goose Island and Martyrs) San Fransisco (The Press Club), Nashville (Hard Rock Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe, The National Underground and recording twice with Balcony Tv), Louisville & many more. He has become an accomplished Singer/Songwriter throughout the Midwest and its surrounding states.

His first full length album "Ordinary Life" was released in late January 2014 and had concert goers of all ages raving over his fresh southern folk style and old timey blues jams with a jazzy twist. You will find yourself singing his catchy songs over and over again. Such as, “Friendly Neighbors”, Get's You High”, and his hit single “Lover's and Sinners”. Britt Dignan was voted Chicago Deli Magazine's "Artist Of The Month" in August 2014.

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Run for Beer
Jul
13
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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Live Music - Mike Deal & Kate Martin
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Mike Deal & Kate Martin

Mike Deal and Kate Martin joined forces in 2017 to create an exciting acoustic Americana sound that has made them a favorite among live music venues in western Kentucky. With Mike’s acoustic guitar work and Kate’s powerful vocals, the duo performs songs by such artists as Janis Joplin to Ed Sheeran and nearly everything in between. Drawing from each of their musical influences, these two deliver a solid performance that pays homage to each artists’ work while occasionally putting their unique spin on the music. It’s a show you don’t want to miss.

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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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History on Tap - Edgar Cayce 201
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

History on Tap - Edgar Cayce 201

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program. Alissa Keller, Executive Director of the Museum, will present “Edgar Cayce 201,” a follow-up program on the life and work of Hopkinsville’s most famous son.

We have all heard of Edgar Cayce, but many of us do not know much about the work that was the product of the phenomenal life that he led. The most well-documented psychic of the 20th century, the father of holistic medicine, a medical clairvoyant, the sleeping prophet: these terms have all been used to describe this Christian County native. But what does it all mean? In this follow up program, Keller will discuss Cayce’s readings and how those readings can be applied today. From dietary recommendations to spiritual growth to tales of the lost continent of Atlantis, this presentation will provide a broad survey of the Cayce work and its impact.

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Live Music - Heather Riley and Andrea Guess
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Heather Riley and Andrea Guess

Heather Riley comes from the city of Springfield, Illinois, and is a singer, songwriter and session vocalist in Nashville. She moved here in the Fall of 2015 with her chihuahua - appropriately named “Paisley" after her love of all things Brad Paisley.

Andrea Guess is a versatile singer-songwriter who plays everything from Kitty Wells to Heart, along with her own originals.

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Longest Day Ride
Jun
18
12:30 PM12:30

Longest Day Ride

Join us for the Longest Day Ride! The ride starts at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company June 22, at 6PM. The ride is a no-drop ride, that consists of 12-15 miles through downtown Hopkinsville. We are sponsoring a fundraiser to fight Alzheimer's and will be accepting donations on site. Donations are greatly appreciated, but not required to ride.

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