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History on Tap - A Western Kentucky Feud
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

History on Tap - A Western Kentucky Feud

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30pm. Brett Pritchett, local history teacher, will present on “A Western Kentucky Feud.”

On March 15, 1947, shots rang out on Virginia Street in downtown Hopkinsville as a Christian County/Muhlenberg County feud renewed in bloody fashion. Markie Bone, a colorful figure of local legend, was found on the street and was rushed to Jennie Stuart Hospital where he actually recovered from the seven bullet wounds given to him. Enjoy your favorite drink as you learn about a feud born out of the rival Dukes and Bone families, farmers and moonshiners that left a trail of crime and violence all over Christian County. Pritchett will recount the events that led to and followed the shooting of Markie Bone that occurred less than a mile from the Hopkinsville Brewing Company.

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History on Tap - The History of The Pioneers'
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

History on Tap - The History of The Pioneers'

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Wendell Lynch and fellow members of Pioneers Inc., will present “The History and Mission of Pioneers Inc.,” one of Hopkinsville’s oldest and most respected service organizations.

Established in 1952 by men in Hopkinsville’s African-American community, Pioneers is dedicated to improving the community by helping individuals and by supporting groups that are involved in similar service work. Through its history, the membership of Pioneers has been a “who’s who” of local African-American leaders. Founding members included real estate broker and political leader F.E. Whitney, Attucks basketball coach William Falls, and Clarence Bibbs, who was supervisor of postal operations for the U.S. Postal Service in Hopkinsville.

Many of the early members of Pioneers were involved in local integration and civil rights efforts. Today, the group runs a catering and barbecue business at the Pioneers headquarters on North Main Street that helps finance civic projects.

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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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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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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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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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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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History on Tap - The Blackbird Invasion
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

History on Tap - The Blackbird Invasion

In the mid-1970s, Hopkinsville made national headlines when millions of black birds began roosting in the city and exposed thousands of local residents to the threat of contracting the disease histoplasmosis.

Hopkinsville journalist Jennifer Pitzer Brown will relate the story of the black bird invasion. Brown's late father, Dr. Frank Pitzer, a local pathologist, testified at the Congressional hearing on Hopkinsville's black bird invasion, and Brown later covered several local news stories about the aftermath and histoplasmosis exposure.

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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. :) )

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Run for Beer
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Run for Beer

  • HCCPL - Trailhead Behind Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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History on Tap - Featuring Marti Roberts Lopez as part of the Big Read
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

History on Tap - Featuring Marti Roberts Lopez as part of the Big Read

Nearly five decades after Cerulean native Jerry Roberts, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, was killed in Vietnam on July 5, 1966, his daughter began looking for the men who served with him in combat. Prompted by an out-of-the-blue invitation to a veterans' reunion in 2014, Marti Roberts Lopez pieced together clues to that led her and other family members to connections they had never expected to make. Lopez, who was 15 months old when her father died, will share the story of her research and how she found men who served with her father and what she learned about him from them.

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New Beers Eve
Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

New Beers Eve

I t's that time of year, Hoptown, when we set our clocks ahead and ring in the New Year a little early: join us for a new beer release, live music, and downtown's only ball drop at the stroke of 8pm local time! 

Best of all, we're partnering with Davo's to bring you the best burgers and beer in all of Hopkinsville. To pre-order your meal and have it delivered to HBC on New Beers Eve, call Davo's at 270-874-5173.

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Beards at the Brewery
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Beards at the Brewery

Do you have a beard? Do you own more hair-care products than your wife/mother/all the women in your life COMBINED? Best of all: does your beard rival our brewer's? (And no, he's not allowed to enter the competition.)

We've teamed up with our friends at The Miller's Son to bring the ultimate beard competition to the brewery! Our judges include barbers, brewers, and people who know and love beards.

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Run for Beer
Sep
29
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. :) )

***NOTE*** Due to downtown road closures, this month's run will start at the North Drive trailhead. 

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History on Tap - In Coal Mining Country
Sep
20
6:30 AM06:30

History on Tap - In Coal Mining Country

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30pm. Local storyteller Ann Roseberry will skillfully weave a tale about her family’s experiences in the coal mines of Hopkins County.

In her talk “In Coal Mining Country,” Ann Roseberry combines an account of the Daniel Boone Mine Disaster of October 27, 1941 in Hopkins County and her family’s personal narrative of that event. Did her grandmother’s premonition or second sight keep her grandfather from being among the dead that day? She also tells the story of her paternal grandfather and his long and hard life in the mines of Western Kentucky. Did a random act of kindness save him on the day when a section of the mine collapsed? 

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Will Run for Beer
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Will Run for Beer

  • Christian Cnty-Hopkinsville Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. :) )

The starting line is at the North Drive trailhead due to Summer Salute Downtown
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History on Tap- Were They Really Green?
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

History on Tap- Were They Really Green?

Christian County Historian William T. Turner will share his take on the day that the community of Kelly was allegedly invaded by out-of-this-world beings. In his talk “Were They Really Green?” Turner will relate stories about the famous night in 1955 when something unexplainable occurred at the Sutton farm. The story became a national phenomenon and fueled ongoing interest and speculation about aliens visiting Earth. This story, like so many, proves that everything has a Hoptown connection.

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Will Run for Beer
Jul
28
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. :) )

The starting line is at the trailhead behind Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

Who's with us?

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