Why Celebrate Today? August 21, 2009

Btms^ for August 21, TGIF!
Drink Forecast for Today (DF 4 2day): A Manhattan Cocktail made w/ Canadian Club, 2 toast Canadian-born actress Kim Cattrall’s 53rd b’day!
Complimentary Sip & Sample WINES this week at ALL Liquor Barns! Friday, 5-7 p.m., Saturday 3 to 6 p.m.: Altosur, Great NEW WINES from Argentina!
– Altosur Chardonnay 2008 Mendoza
– Altosur Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Mendoza
Complimentary Spirit Samples Today @ The Barns, from 5 to 7 pm:
Louisville: Southern Comfort Pre-Mixed Cocktails
Lexington: Jose Cuervo Tequila and Smirnoff Vodka
Sip & Sample Beer Tastings @ ALL Liquor Barns, Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday 3 to 6 pm: Three Belgian beers from Brasserie d’Achouffe Brewery in Achouffe, Belgium: La Chouffe, McChouffe,  and Houblon Chouffe.
Buy a try for just 75 cents each or try all three for $2. The gnomes that grace each bottle is a play on the name of the town Achouffe, where Chouffe means gnome or dwarf.
Kentucky Cream Ale, Special Buy a Try Beer Sampling @ Springhurst’s GROWLER HEAVEN, Friday, August 21st, 5 – 7 pm!
Sample the winning recipe from Kentucky Ale’s annual Pro-Am Home Brew competition today @ the Springhurst Liquor Barn from 5 to 7 p.m. Ky Cream Ale samples are 50 cents for 2 ounces, or 6.99 for a 64 ounce Growler.   
Kentucky Ales other brews being sampled today @ SH include KY Bourbon Ale, KY Ale, and KY Kolsch.   
Mamma Mia, here we go again…Liquor Barn is your Ultimate Party Source for all those “Picnicing with the Pops” at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend!  
On this date in…
1841 – John Hampton patented the Venetian Blind.
1878 – The American Bar Association was founded. Lawyer up!
1888 – William Seward Burroughs patented the adding machine in the U.S.
1904 – Count Basie born, to lead the band!
1924 – Actor Jack Weston born, to “Wait Until Dark”.
1936 – Basketball star Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain born.
1938 – Singer, songwriter Kenny Rogers born, a “gambler”?
1944 – Aussie director Peter Weir born to be a “Witness” to “The Year of Living Dangerously”?
1951 – Journalist Harry Smith born, a Morning (Show) person?
1952 – Musician Joe Strummer born, to “Clash”?
1954 – 2x Heisman trophy winner Archie Griffin born.
1956 – Canadian actress Kim Catrall born, sexy city friend of Carrie, Amanda and Charlotte?
1959 – QB Jim McMahon born, to play with “da Bears!”
1975 – Actress Alicia Witt born, to know ‘Criminal Intent of Law & Order’?
1989 – Actress Hayden Panettiere born, to be the ‘saved cheerleader to save the world?’

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