This Saturday, the Keg Liquors will be having their annual Fest of Ale beer tasting! I went to it last year and it was my first official beer tasting. Like any amateur, I wanted to try everything and drank too much on a hot day and ended the event with several glasses of Bourbon County. Not a smart decision. Then went and ate Mexican. Also, not a wise choice. Luckily, I’m no longer an amateur (thank god) and see no reason to try and taste everything…mostly because I (and Ashley) will be serving beer for New Albanian Brewing Company. When it comes down to it, I’d rather talk about the beer and serve it than actually drink it (to a degree). So thanks to David Pierce for giving us this opportunity again! NABC is going to be serving up some great beers for the event as well: Tunnel Vision, Hoptimus, Jaxon, Thunderfoot, and Yakima Rye IPA.
Here is a complete list of the participating breweries.
I really like the event for two main reasons (Saturday from 3-7pm…get your tickets now), the proceeds from the event go to the Crusade for Children and designated drivers get in free (and are encouraged)! If you come out, make sure and swing by the NABC booth. Look for the guy who can barely walk (not alcohol induced either)…let me explain.
Now since the event isn’t until 3pm on Saturday, that leaves me the whole morning open. Coming off a 2nd place finish in last weekends trail 5k race (in Cherokee Park a.k.a my backyard), I figured what the hell and might as well sign up for the Bernheim Forest Trail Marathon/Half Marathon. Thankfully, I am just doing the half marathon (13.1 miles). Unfortunately, it’s not a flat course. Damnit. There is a ton of hills, rocks, and roots. Good reasons for me to bust my ass. The nice thing about this race is that it’s a GREEN race. All runners have to bring their own water bottles since cups won’t be provided, jugs of water and Heed will be though. The race starts at 8am but it’s forecasted for a high of 96 low of 74. Gross. Swamp ass here I come.
Most people don’t know, but we have some friggin sweet trails out in the woods within a half hour of Louisville in either the Jefferson Memorial Forest or Bernheim. Check em out. But below is the reason I’ll be pretty sore on Saturday. Downhills hurt.