Why Celebrate August 20

Bottoms UP (Btms^) for Friday, August 20th…TGIF!
Drink 4Cast 4 2Day: a Kentucky Ale, 2 toast 2 Rich Brooks, recently retired Football Coach of the KY Wildcats, born 2day in 1941.   
Y Celebrate 2Day? On this date in…
1992 – Singer Sting married Trudie Styler…Happy Anniversary with “Every Breath You Take”!
1970 – Musician Fred Durst born…a “Limp Biskit”?
1965 – The Rolling Stones released “Satisfaction” (Can’t Get No)…it would become their 1st #1 hit in the U.S.!
1956 – Actress Joan Allen “Bourne”…in “Pleasantville” to be “The Contender” and know “The Upside of Anger” is to “Burn This”?
1954 – Al Rocker born…to enjoy the weather “Today”?
1953 – Actor Peter Horton born…to be a “Thirty Something”?
1948 – Singer, songwriter Robert Plant born…to “Ramble On” a “Stairway to Heaven” with Led Zeppelin?
1946 – Journalist Connie Chung born…and it was good news!
1942 – Songwriter, singer Isaac Hayes born…a “Soul Man” like “Shaft”?
1941 – Football coach Rich Brooks born…to lead the Cats in Kentucky, the Rams in St. Louis, and the Ducks in Oregon!
1938 – Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd career Grand Slam…a record that still stands today!
1910 – Architect, designer, and frequent crossword puzzle answer Eero Saarinen born…to design the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in NYC, and co-design the Tulip chair, as well as the Womb chair and the Grasshopper chair!
1882 – Composer Peter Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted…in Moscow, Russia!
1833 – Benjamin Harrison born…to be the 23rd President of the United States.
Our Complimentary “Sip & Sample” Wines @ ALL Liquor Barns this week are from Italy. Stop by from 5 to 7 pm today, and 3 to 6 pm Saturday to try these wines, paired with imported cheeses and artisanal breads…
 – Corte Giara Pinot Grigio 2009 Veneto (Italy)
 – Corte Giara Volpicella 2008 Veneto (Italy)  
All Liquor Barns to Sample Beers from Napa, California, August 20, 21
All Liquor Barns will be sampling three beers from the new Napa Smith Brewery in Napa, California, at our “Buy a Try” beer sessions Friday, August 20 from 5 to 7 pm, and  Saturday, August 21 from 3 to 6 pm.
Located in Napa, California, the Napa Smith Brewery has only been open a short time, but their Brew Master Don Barkley has over 30 years experience in the craft beer revolution. He was with the New Albion brewery that opened in 1978; it was America’s first new brewery since Prohibition. Napa Smith beers are new to Liquor Barn and to our state. Kentucky is the 5th state in the country to receive these brews.
Liquor Barn’s “Buy a Try” beer sessions this weekend at all locations will feature samples of Napa Smith Wheat, Napa Smith Organic IPA, and Napa Smith Lost Dog Red Ale for just 50 cents each, or $1 for all three.
Beer Tasting Info:
Napa Smith Wheat This light and refreshing wheat beer pours a nice pale yellow color.  The aroma and flavors have hints of ginger, wheat, fruity esters, and a subtle hop bitterness.  Brewed in Napa, CA.  4.8% Alcohol by Volume (abv)
Napa Smith Lost Dog Red Ale is a nice medium-bodied Red Ale that pours a clear copper red with an off-white lacing.  The aroma mostly consists of caramel malts with a touch of earthy hops.  The toasty, caramel malt flavor dominates the flavor while a slight floral hop bitterness helps round out the finish.  Brewed in Napa, CA.  7.2% abv.
Napa Smith Organic IPA Pours a dark red, copper color with an off-white head that clings nicely to the side of the glass.  The aroma consists of fresh earthy hops with a hint of caramel malt.  A very well balanced IPA. The hops and malt work nicely together. At first taste you get a toasted caramel malt flavor with a hint of toffee. The hop bitterness comes in at the finish, but not in a big citrusy, west coast style.  Brewed in Napa, CA.  7.1% abv


Next Week…Liquor Barn, Springhurst: Wine Session featuring the Grapes of Chenin Blanc and Red Zinfandel, August 26
Liquor Barn wine guide Patrick Mayhew will lead a wine tasting session on Thursday, August 26, 6:30 p.m. at Liquor Barn, Springhurst focusing on the grapes of Chenin Blanc and Red Zinfandel.
The fun and informative wine session is $10 per person and will feature numerous samples of Chenin Blanc and Red Zinfandel wines, along with a pairing of cheeses; at Liquor Barn, Springhurst: 4301 Towne Center Drive. Stop by Liquor Barn to make your pre-paid reservation, or for information call (502)426-4222, or email Patrick at pmayhew@liquorbarn.com

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