Why Celebrate August 4

Btms^ for Wednesday, August 4…Over the Hump Day!
 
Drink 4Cast 4 2Day:  Champagne! 2 toast 2 blind monk Dom Perignon for “discovering” Champagne 2day in 1693 & beckoning all to “Come quickly! I am tasting stars”
  
Complimentary Sip & Sample Wines This Week @ Liquor Barns:
Four Wines from Argentina’s Parrot Mountain,  today through Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
  
 Parrot Mountain’s Torrontes and Chardonnay (Whites)
 and Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon (Reds)
  
2 Chances 2 Meet a “Certified Cicerone” @ Liquor Barn-Springhurst This Weekend!
 
Schlafly Brewery’s Scott Schreffler is a “Certified Cicerone” – beer’s equivalent to a wine Sommelier – and he will be featured at two beer sessions this weekend at Liquor Barn-Springhurst, 4301 Towne Center Drive.
 
From 5 to 7 pm on Friday, August 6, Scott will be on hand at “Growler Heaven” to talk about these Schlafly Brewery beers: Summer Lager, Schwarzbier (draft), Grand Cru, Quadruple, Pilsner, and Kolsch. A nominal fee charged per beer sample, per Kentucky State Law.
 
On Saturday August 7, from 4 to 5 pm, Scott will be teaching a “Beer 101” class on Yeast and Hops at Liquor Barn’s Springhurst store’s Education Center for $5 per person. For the Yeast segment of the class, we will be featuring Hefeweizen, No. 15, and Tripel. In the Hops segment, we will feature Pilsner, Pale Ale and a Dry-Hopped APA.
 
“Beer 101” on Yeast and Hops is $5 per person. Stop by Liquor Barn to make your reservation. For information, call (859)426-4222 or email djohnson@liquorbarn.com 
 
 
Y Celebrate 2Day? On August 4 in…
 
1984 – Prince’s album “Purple Rain” went #1…and stayed there for 24 weeks!
1977 – US President Jimmy Carter signed legislation creating…the US Department of Energy!
1971 – Race car driver Jeff Gordon was born…to go zoom, zoom, zoom?!
1968 – South Korean actor Daniel Dae Kim was born…to get “Lost” on the island?
1962 – MLB great Roger Clemens born…to be the “Rocket” and win a record 7 Cy Young awards.
1961 – Barrack Obama was born…in Hawaii, to be the 44th and current US President. Happy Birthday Mr. President!
1956 – Elvis Presley released “Hound Dog”!
1955 – Actor, writer Billy Bob Thorton born…in “Love, Actually” with “A Simple Plan” for a “Sling Blade” at the “Monsters Ball” with “Primary Colors”?
1944 – Actor, comedian Richard Belzer born…to keep “Law & Order”?
1920 – Journalist Helen Thomas born…in Winchester, KY to be the 1st female officer of the National Press Club!
1901 – Jazz musician, singer Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong born…and “What a Wonderful World” it was!
1821 – French designer Louis Vuitton born…to put his “LV” initials on many designs!
1792 – English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley born…”To a Skylark”?
1693 – This is the most often cited date when blind monk Dom Perignon created/discovered Champagne and uttering these immortal words: “Come quickly!  I am tasting stars!”  
 
 
Liquor Barn, Springhurst Hosts Great Lakes Brewery, Seven Course Tasting, Thursday, August 12, 6 pm
  
Liquor Barn will hold a beer and food tasting event featuring seven Great Lakes Brewery beers on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6 p.m. at Liquor Barn, Springhurst: 4301 Towne Center Drive. For $10 per person, guests will sample 3 to 4 ounce tastes of seven Great Lakes beers, paired with specialty foods from Liquor Barn.
  
Lisa Farmer of Great Lakes Brewery will be on hand to guide guests through the seven beer courses, including a special Great Lakes Brewpub
exclusive tap beer. She will be aided and abetted by Liquor Barn beer guru Drew Johnson.
 
Liquor Barn (Springhurst) and Great Lakes Brewery’s August 12 menu:  

-Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, paired with Gruyere cheese

-Great Lakes Eliot Ness Amber Lager, paired with Asiago cheese

-Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale, paired with Aged Provolone cheese

-Great Lakes Commodore Perry India Pale Ale, paired with dry Italian Salame

-Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Imperial India Pale Ale, paired with Kenny’s KY Blue Cheese

-Great Lakes Blackout Stout, paired with Lindt Lindor Dark Chocolate Truffles 

– + SPECIAL: Great Lakes Brewpub Exclusive Tap Beer, pairing TBD

The beer and food tasting will be $10. Stop in Liquor Barn to make your reservation. For info, call  (502)426-4222 or email Drew @ djohnson@liquorbarn.com

Btms^

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