Why Celebrate August 21

Bottoms UP (Btms^) for Saturday, August 21st
 
Drink 4Cast 4 2Day: a Pina Colada, 2 toast 2 Hawaii, proclaimed the 50th United State by President Eisenhower, 2day in 1959.
 
Y Celebrate 2Day? On this date in…
 
1989 – Actress Hayden Panettiere born…to “Remember the Titans” as “Heroes” who knew to ‘save the cheerleader, save the world’?
1983 – La Cage aux Folles opened on Broadway…and ran for 1,761 performances!
1967 – Actress Carrie-Anne Moss born…with a “Memento” of “The Matrix”?
1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state in the union….Aloha! 
1956 – Actress Kim Cattrall born…to star in “Sex and the City”!
1954 – Archie Griffith born…to be an Ohio State Buckeye and the only 2 times winner of the Heisman Trophy!
1951 – Journalist Harry Smith born…and it was good news for “The Early Show” on CBS?
1944 – Aussie film director Peter Weir born…to be a “Witness” to the “Picnic at Hanging Rock” during “The Year of Living Dangerously” before “The Last Wave” hit the “Dead Poet’s Society”?
1938 – Singer Kenny Rodgers born…to be “The Gambler” on the “Islands in the Stream”?
1936 – Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain born…to be 7’1″ tall and at the center of it all as “Wilt the Stilt” and “The Big Dipper”!
1904 – William “Count” Basie born…to be the leader of the band!
1878 – The American Bar Association was founded…for legal eagles?
 
 
Our Complimentary “Sip & Sample” Wines @ ALL Liquor Barns this week are from Italy. Stop by today from 3 to 6 pm and try these wines, paired with imported cheeses and artisanal breads…
 
 – Corte Giara Pinot Grigio 2009 Veneto (Italy)
 – Corte Giara Volpicella 2008 Veneto (Italy)  
 
 
Liquor Barns Sampling Beers from Napa, California, August 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 today, 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 today 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
 
 
Btms^
     

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