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
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
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”.
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!
ABOUT STOUT - A HISTORY LESSON
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?
Thanksgiving....where does the time go? We probably won't be open. It's a National holiday and we want our family here at HBC to enjoy the day with their families. But, you can come by on Wednesday and pick up an HBC Growler and enjoy our beer with dinner and the football game.