Y Celebrate 2Day, May 5, 2010

Btms^ for Wednesday May 5…Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Drinks 4Cast 4 2Day: a Corona or Dos Equis Cervaza & a shot of Jose Cuervo Tequila, 2 celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2day!
TODAY In Louisville!  Meet & Greet, Sip & Sample Wed, May 5, 5:30 to 7:30 pm with Rogue’s Master Distiller John Couchot at Springhurst Liquor Barn!  See below for more details!

This Saturday In Lexington!  Craft Beer Festival @ the Red Mile, Saturday, May 8th from 4 to 7 pm Featuring over 100 craft beer samplings, food from Bayou Bluegrass Catering, and blues music at the Red Mile’s Paddock Park!  Advanced tickets $28 p/p for Beer Sampling, and $10 Designated Driver tickets are on sale at all Lexington Liquor Barns! Visit Liquor Barn’s Sheltowee Beers and Home Brew Tables at the Festival.
In Lexington: Lexington Opera Society’s Prelude! May 22: A Grand Night for Wine, Food & Song! on May 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm, Singletary Center for the Arts, Sponsored by Liquor Barn and Bryant’s Rent-All
Featuring Live and Silent Auctions, Wine Samplings, hors d’oeuvres, song samplings from upcoming “It’s a Grand Night for Music!” Tickets: $100 p/p, Groups of 4 or more: $75 p/p, Junior tickets (ages 21-39) $50 p/p. Reservations and info: 859-533-3443
Y Celebrate 2day? On this date in…
1961 – Alan Shepard became the 1st American to travel in to outer space during a 15 minute sub-orbital flight…he was up, up and away!   
1959 – Journalist Brian Williams born…to be the Anchor for NBC Nightly News!
1955 – The musical Damn Yankees opened on Broadway…and ran for 1,022 performances.
1947 – Kentucky-born author Robert Penn Warren won the Pulitzer Prize for his magnificent novel “All The King’s Men”.
1945 – Kurt Loder born…a “Rolling Stone” journalist who went on to get what he wanted…his “MTV”?
1943 – Comedic actor Michael Palin born…a “Lumberjack and that’s OK” with Monty Python, and with “A Fish Called Wanda”?
1942 – Country singer Tammy Wynette born…to “Stand by Your Man” despite a “D-I-V-O-R-C-E that became final today”?
1904 – Cy Young, for the Boston Americans, pitched the 1st perfect game in the modern era of baseball, against the Philadelphia Athletics…talk about having perfect pitch?!
1903 – James Beard born…to be a an American chef, cookbook author and have a house and award named for him!
1891 – The Music Hall in NYC, now known as Carnegie Hall, had its grand opening and 1st public performance…with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor!
1809 – Mary Kies became the 1st woman awarded a U.S. Patent…for her technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
TODAY! Rogue’s Meet & Greet, Sip & Sample! Wednesday, May 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Liquor Barn Springhurst: We are hosting a special tasting event with Rogue Master Distiller John Couchot. John has been creating award-winning spirits at Rogue since 2006.
Rogue has recently introduced a new series in their already extensive line of beers labeled “John John” referring to the collaboration between Rogue Master Distiller John Couchot and Rogue Master Brewer John Maier. 
For this tasting you will get to try the original beer, then the spirit, then the same beer after it has been aged in its respective barrel.  We will be sampling the following products:
Rogue Juniper Pale Ale
Rogue Spruce Gin
Rogue John John Juniper Ale (Juniper Pale Ale aged in Spruce Gin Barrels)
Rogue Dead Guy
Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey
Rogue John John Dead Guy (Dead Guy Ale aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels)
Btms^ Mi Amigos!

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