Kevin Gibson’s “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” book signing bash is September 25

On Thursday, September 25 at NABC’s Pizzeria & Public House, our old friend Kevin Gibson will feature, sell and sign his new book about beer. The gig starts at 6:00 p.m. and lasts until 8:00 p.m., or whenever the stories recede.

It is predicted that Kevin will drink beer while doing so. File under: Safe Bets.

But which beer will Kevin drink?

Maybe he’ll have a pint of The People’s Republic of New Albania, because to celebrate the occasion on the 25th, we’ll be tapping a 5-gallon pin of this collaborative Zwickelbier (with People’s Brewing of Lafayette) when the book signing begins. Come early, drink often.

“It’s no secret that Louisville is one of America’s bourbon capitals, but the Derby City once thrived as a brewing mecca as well, rivaling even St. Louis and Milwaukee with its crisp lagers and Kentucky Common Ale. German settlers arrived with centuries-old brewing traditions and beer gardens, cementing beer and barrooms in Louisville’s culture. Following Prohibition, the “big three”—Falls City, Fehr’s and Oertel’s—kept traditions alive while ingraining iconic brands into the city’s fabric and heritage. More recently, craft brewers like BBC, Apocalypse Brew Works and New Albanian Brewing Company have drawn on this rich history. Kick back with Louisville food and beverage journalist Kevin Gibson as he traces Louisville’s beer history with stories from the past, interviews and plenty of photos that bring this intoxicating story to life.”

The Fb event page is here.

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