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Brewery Review: Old Louisville Brewery in Louisville, KY

Brewery Review: Old Louisville Brewery in Louisville, KY

I’m a sucker for Louisville breweries. When my wife and I started searching for a place to live a few years back, Louisville quickly made it to the top of our list. I’m not going to say that the breweries are the reason we moved here, but the blossoming craft beer scene in Kentucky certainly didn’t hurt. What I like most about it is that the breweries don’t just have their own identity, but one that’s specific to something special…

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Books + Brews: What to Drink and Read for August 2016

Books + Brews: What to Drink and Read for August 2016

Wow. Summer went by quickly. Fear not, however. With the beginning of August comes another Books + Brews, your monthly low-down on what’s worth reading and drinking. Whether you’re headed back to school (and appropriately aged) or just getting ready to face Fall’s onslaught of pumpkin beers, take a minute or two to check out my beer and book recommendations. This month’s are courtesy of my recent trip to Asheville! August’s Brew: ESB, Green Man Brewery (Extra Special Bitter, 5.5%,…

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Harry Potter Beer Pairings: Matching Characters With Craft Brews

Harry Potter Beer Pairings: Matching Characters With Craft Brews

I take books pretty seriously. You almost have to when you’re an MFA student. And, while I try not to hold some books higher than others, Harry Potter might just be the exception. My 10th grade Geometry teacher sent me to the hall because I wouldn’t stop reading it.  I dragged my wife to the theatre on our honeymoon so I could see the last movie on opening night. And, I come up with some pretty stellar costumes: So, when…

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Books + Brews: What to Drink and Read for July 2016

Books + Brews: What to Drink and Read for July 2016

Welcome to Books + Brews, The Shaw Spot’s monthly low-down on what to read and drink. You can expect one of these bad boys around the beginning of every month, where I’ll be letting you know what currently has me excited in the craft beer and literature worlds. No more wandering around the bookstore (unless you want to), no more vacant staring at your beer bar’s menu — just some friendly advice on a book you can pick up and…

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