Why Celebrate Today? June 3, 2011

It looks to be a hall-of-fame weekend for outside activities – maybe a wee warm. After a spring of gloom and wet, I’ll take the warm!

Drew Johnson of our Springhurst store (and master of Growler Heaven) is introducing a new brewery this evening. I’ll quote Drew; “Rivertown Brewery from Cincinnati will now be available in Kentucky. We are having the kickoff party for the brewery here at our Springhurst location from 5-7pm, Friday, June 3. Jason Roeper, Owner/Brewmaster, will be here talking about the brands as we sample them out”

A reminder; due to Kentucky State Law, we must charge for our beer tastings.

Drew sends our email alerts about beer tasting events and changes in the offerings in our Growler Heaven location. If you’d like to be on his list, contact him at djohnson@liquorbarn.com.

Today I’m celebrating;

Larry McMurtry, the author of LONESOME DOVE was born on this day in 1936.

But the “Cocktail 4 2day” has to be a Gibson Martini (recipe below) to honor Josh Gibson’s 580-foot homerun at Yankee Stadium in 1937.

Gibson Martini


  • 2 1/2 oz Greenall’s Gin
  • 1/2 oz dry Vermouth
  • 1-2 cocktail onions for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well
  3. Strain into a chilled glass
  4. Garnish with the cocktail onion.





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