Posts Tagged ‘Beer’

Huge crowd on hand for Taste of Derby Festival

Posted by chaska on May 5, 2010

Chefs of Jack Fry's

PHOTO & STORY by STEVE COOMES, freelance food  & restaurant writer

More than 1,000 hungry donors packed Slugger Field’s Hall of Fame Pavilion on April 22 for the Taste of Derby Festival. In its 23rd year, the annual fundraiser for Louisville’s Dare to Care food bank gathered more than 50 local restaurants and beverage providers who donated food and drink for the cause of feeding the area’s hungry. Read the rest of this entry »


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Cellar Door Chocolate “365 Days of Chocolate” Launch Party

Posted by chaska on November 3, 2009

Launch-webYou heard right, 365 Days of Chocolate, and it is the brilliant idea from Erika Chavez-Graziano, owner and delish truffle maker of Cellar Door Chocolate.

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 7-10p
WHERE: Park Place @ Slugger Field
WHAT: Enjoy an ample tasting of local brews, paired with delightful truffles as well as a light dinner of wild mushroom bruschetta, stuffed endive and mussels with pomme frites all while groovin’ to the seductive beats of DJ Kim Sorise. Local brews include BBC Taproom, Browning’s, Cumberland and NABC.
TICKETS: $25 in advance/$35 at the door
RSVP: by calling 502.287.2772 and save on the online booking fee ($4 per ticket), or book securely online by clicking the LWE button below

portion of the proceeds benefit Crusade for Children

Tune in to the Terry Meiners Show on WHAS Radio, Wednesday, November 4 betwen 3:30 and 4pm to hear Erika and Jo talk more about the event or watch us Saturday morning, Nov. 7, on WHAS Weekend GMK at 7:15 am.
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Tuesday Tastings at DCE, December/January Calendar

Posted by chaska on December 2, 2008

Time: Every Tuesday at 7pm
Place: Derby City Espresso – 331 E. Market St.
Cost: $10 all inclusive (covers snacks and drinks and class)
Be sure to RSVP as class size is limited.

December 2 – English beers – We’ll explore traditional English beers. Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters and Bitters. We will be trying 7 or 8 different English beers likely to include Whitbread Pale Ale, Sammy Smith Nut Brown Ale, Mackeson’s Stout, Sammy Smith Oatmeal Stout, Newcastle Brown Ale, Holy Grail Ale, AND Fullers London Porter and Fullers ESB.

December 16th – Holiday beers – we’ll be sampling a variety of winter and Christmas beers including Sammy Smith Winter Welcome, Rouge Santa’s Private Reserve, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, Bell’s Winter White, Delerium Noel, and more…!

December 30th – Belgian Beers – in the NYE season we’ll taste some great Belgian beers including Rochefort 6, Affligem, Lindeman’s Framboise, Delerium Tremmens, Duvel and some others! Start the New Year right with some great Belgian beers!

January 6th – Oolong and black teas – come try teas from India, Ceylon & Taiwan. Explore the world of black and oolong teas, blended and single-origin alike.

January 13th – Beer Tasting TBD

January 20 – Coffee from Central America – we will taste a variety of Central and South American coffees, from Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Brazil, Colombia, and more.

January 27th – Beer TBD

February 3rd – Wonderful world of green and white teas – we will try a variety of green and white teas from China, Japan & Taiwan. From Matcha to Sencha, Jasmine Pearls to White Peony. You will walk out here knowing the wide range of green teas. We will talk about health benefits, home preparation and sourcing.

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bbc taproom first friday artisan fair

Posted by chaska on December 1, 2008

Rob Haynes of BBC has done an incredible job of putting together a great little (well, not so little anymore) artisan fair for the December 1st Friday Trolley Hop Downtown. I’ll be there checking things out and enjoying all the old world arts and some great food prepared by Stephen Dennison, now of Z’s Fusion, and groovin’ to hip holiday tunes of Neil Spilman. Hope to see you there.bbcxmas

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november events update

Posted by chaska on November 15, 2008


Just a quick update on our November activities. The cool seems to finally be settling in so winter must be on its way. In order to keep you nice and toasty, we created a couple events to warm the insides. We’ve partnered with Derby City Espresso for these cool months and have some great – and inexpensive – events planned for you.

Tuesday, November 18, 7pm
Tuesday Tastings – Beer 101
Derby City Espresso – led by Matt Landan
331 E. Market St
$10 includes all tastings plus light bites that will compliment our beverages of choice for the evening
Join us for our first class on beer. Learn the difference between ales and lagers and what falls into each category. We’ll try several different styles and learn about the basic of the brew. You will enjoy roughly 7 different styles, complimented by some light bites that will help cleanse the palate and fill the tummy. RSVP kindly appreciated.

Friday, November 21, 7pm – 9:30pm, happy hour style
Derby City Espresso – led by Jo Self
Miracle on Market St – Miracle Fruit Tasting
$10/members,   $15/non-members
If you missed the members’ only version, now’s your chance. We’ve (Stephen Dennison and myself) expanded the flavor sensation to include up to 50 different foods to try in order to experience the full effect of the Miracle Berry. RSVP prepaid is required for this event as purchase of berries and food is required. You’re welcome to just show up, but we cannot guarantee that there will be enough to go around without an advance RSVP. If you RSVP and can’t make it, 50% will be given to you as a credit toward your next event.

Tuesday, November 25 7pm
Derby City Espresso – led by Matt Landan
Tuesday Tastings – Coffee 101
$10 includes all tastings and tasty treats that compliment our beverage of the evening
Join us for an exploration of coffee. This first class will examine how brewing techniques can affect the flavor of the bean. We’ll taste: slow-drip, espresso, mochetto, french press just to give you an idea. RSVP kindly appreciated.

Thursday, November 27 5pm
Orphan’s Turkey Day
My house – Potluck style
This dinner is traditionally an opportunity to prepare that one dish you never get to eat or that you remember from your childhood – those turkey day favorites. I’ll prepare corn pudding and mashed sweet potatoes with crisp marshmallow topping – and if it comes to it, I’ll make the turkey as well. You bring whatever dish you’d like to share. I’ll provide the wine and soft drinks… BYOB otherwise. RSVP in the comments here and let us know what you’re bringing. I’ll share my address with those who RSVP. If you’re unable to cook or BYOB and small $ contribution would be appreciated.

  • Stay tuned for details on the Orphan’s Christmas Eve Dinner and cocktails – we’re going to enjoy a traditional Spanish Christmas dinner this year! Also, we’ll have more tastings at DCE…

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11/18 Tuesday Tasting at DCE – Beer 101

Posted by chaska on November 13, 2008

dcetastingslg$10 includes all tastings plus light bites that will compliment our beverages of choice for the evening

This Tuesday, 11/18 join us for our first class on beer. Learn the difference between ales and lagers and what falls into each category. We’ll try several different styles and learn about the basics of the brew. A few tasty morsels will accompany the tasting as well.

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Tuesday Tastings at DCE

Posted by chaska on November 8, 2008


$10 includes all tastings plus light bites that will compliment our beverages of choice for the evening
RSVP to 502.287.2772

Join us at Derby City Espresso for the first in a series of tastings/classes on the joys of beer, tea and coffee. We’ll be selecting great flavors and varieties to tempt and educate the palate each week in one of the three categories. Matt will be providing the education and I will provide the tasty treats that will compliment each tasting. We’ll start with the basics each time, and then progress each month. Comparing different beans or teas form one country or beers from certain regions, or perhaps the same coffee bean, but roasted differently – all to learn about the subtle yet important flavor profiles of each.

This Tuesday, join us for our first class on tea. To get familiar with the basics we will start with a wonderful little tasting of each of the major tea categories: green, white, black, oolong, rooibos, yerba, and a flowery one.

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Derby City Roller Girls @ Derby City Espresso

Posted by chaska on August 18, 2008

If you love good coffee and great brews and you haven’t been to DCE, you’re missing out on a great thing!

The Bad Penny Benefit is the perfect opportunity to stop by and check it all out. Click the poster for larger image.

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Volksfest 2008 – BBC, New Albanian & O’Shea’s

Posted by chaska on August 7, 2008

Presented by
BBC and The Taprooom, New Albanian Brewing Company and O’Shea’

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:00p-Midnight

Saturday, August 23, 2008 two great breweries of Kentuckiana come together to present a fest of the people-“VOLKSFEST” 2008! Festivities are from 2:00pm-midnight and will include German food, a German theme movie plus live local rock n roll!

BBC & New Albanian Brewing Company will be blocking off Clay Street between East Market & Main and will be spicing up a usual sleepy Saturday downtown scene. This event is Open to the Public and is FREE with proceeds from food and beer to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, St. Vincent DePaul Society and Louisville Film Society Educational Arm.

Drink, Drink Bier—beers to be served will include a strong line-up of October Fests brews, and other special craft beers hand-selected by Louisville’s “godfather of beer” Roger Baylor himself. Food will be prepared and served by local favorites, O’Shea’s, Monkey Wrench and Café Lou Lou featuring: Dogs, Brats, Kraut, German Potato Salad and Big Soft Pretzels.

The “VOLKSFEST” will also feature a movie awards ceremony hosted by 48 Hours Film Project, which, will take place at dusk and will be followed by a dual screen showing of the German classic-“Das Boot” presented by Louisville Film Society. German entertainment will be from 2p-4p and then local bands will take the stage to keep the evening rockin…

All ages are welcomed so everyone will want to be Downtown for a fest of the people…VOLKSFEST 2008!

For further info on the VOLKSFEST call BBC 502-419-2412 or 502-584-2739

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