NABC AT HOME: OUR BRICKS AND MORTAR
Note that as of May 13, food service has been suspended at Bank Street Brewhouse. The bar remains open, and we’re still serving NABC beers for consumption in house, and to take away in growlers and 22-ounce bomber bottles. Customers can bring their own food, whether packed in a picnic basket, carried out from downtown New Albany’s many fine eateries, or delivered in. NABC hopes to encourage the development of food truck culture in New Albany, and the Big Four Burgers trailer is scheduled for most Fridays until Aug. 22. Stay tuned for further details, and thanks for your support.
June 16, 22 & 26
World Cup Trilogy
At Bank Street Brewhouse and the Pizzeria & Public House
NABC honors the World Cup with three fresh, new beers honoring the three national football squads facing the USA in Group G of the opening round: Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Beginning on June 16, 2014, the beers will debut as the American squad’s opening matches are played. There’ll be many places in metro Louisville to view these contests — but how many of them created and brewed three new beers as specific accompaniment to the beautiful game, and the world’s biggest sporting event?
USA vs. Ghana – Citra Passion Ale
Release: Monday, June 16, at both NABC locations
USA vs. Portugal – “Super Bock”
Release: Sunday, June 22 at Bank Street Brewhouse (June 23 at the Pizzeria & Public House)
USA vs. Germany – Sticke Alt
Release: Thursday, June 26, at both NABC locations
BICENTENNIAL PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22
The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series takes place in downtown New Albany at Bicentennial Park, on the corner of Spring and Pearl – less than two blocks from Bank Street Brewhouse. On Friday from May 30 through August 22 (except July 4) there’ll be free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Production Simple books the music, and NABC coordinates the bar. We serve the craft beer (Houndmouth, Black & Blue Grass, Naughty Girl, Community Dark and occasional surprises); River City Winery handles the wine; and Irish Exit and JR’s Pub will alternate serving mass-market beer.
On each of these same concert Fridays, the Big Four Burgers trailer will be parked at Bank Street Brewhouse, serving burgers and fries from 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.
NABC ON THE ROAD: SELECTED JUNE EVENTS
We’ll be on the road quite often as the warm weather event season ramps up. Brewers and sales staff will be present at most of these dates, so if you’re attending, come by, say hi and sample.
Friday, June 6
Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, downtown New Albany. Free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Fridays through August 22 (except July 4). Production Simple books the music, and NABC serves the beer. Tonight’s band: Barefoot Movement.
In Kokomo, Indiana, NABC’s Blake Montgomery kicks off two days in his former city of residence with an NABC Tasting at Drake’s Bar & Grill, coinciding with Kokomo’s First Friday arts event. The sampling begins at 6:00 p.m. and also includes full pint pours.
Saturday, June 7
Garden Party at the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site (914 E. Main Street, New Albany). There’ll be music, croquet, nibbles (from Habana Blues) and NABC beers (Tafel and Hoosier Daddy) as the Culbertson Mansion revives a 135-year-old tradition.
In Evansville, Zoo Brew at the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. NABC will be among the sampling stations (Black & Blue Grass and Hoptimus) as patrons party like an animal by partying with the animals.
At the Central USA Iron Games at Club Fitness 24in Kokomo, Indiana, there’ll be an NABC beer garden all day long, with NABC’s Blake Montgomery presiding. Beers will be Black & Blue Grass, Houndmouth, Naughty Girl and Hoptimus.
Friday, June 13
The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series continues with James Wallace and The Naked Light.
The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, the artist colony at Mt. St. Francis, concludes its first ever Potters’ Retreat workshop with the center’s fourth annual Music at the Mount, featuring bluegrass music, barbecue and NABC beer. Tafelbier will be one; the other is TBA.
In Jeffersonville, Smokin’ On the River BBQ, Blues and Brew Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday by the RiverStage, with a Brew and BBQ Tasting Tent operated by NABC’s friends at Cluckers. NABC beers will be Black & Blue Grass and Naughty Girl.
Saturday, June 14
The second annual Fishers on Tap – Summer fundraiser is Hamilton County’s premier showcase of Indiana craft breweries, as sponsored by the Fishers Rotary Club. NABC’s Blake Montgomery will be on hand with tastes of NABC (TBA).
NABC owner Roger A. Baylor hosts a Beer Bus to the Bombers trip to Huntingburg, Indiana (sorry, the bus is sold out) for a visit to League Stadium, where NABC beer is being poured during the month of June at Dubois County Bombers baseball games. Before the game, there’ll be dinner at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper.
Once again, NABC beer will be available for purchase during Art on the Parish Green, held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Albany on Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15. It will be the eighth year for the festival, and we’ve been there from the start. Expect Tafel and Elector.
In Louisville, the Arctic Monkeys are playing at Iroquois Amphitheater, and NABC Black & Blue Grass will be on tap for the evening as the featured local craft beer.
Friday, June 20
At the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, Machines Are People Too perform.
Saturday, June 21
For the 19th time, Phoenix Theatre’s Brew-Ha-Ha outdoor block party unfolds in Indianapolis within the Mass Ave Arts & Theatre District. NABC joins a couple dozen other craft breweries for what is always a packed, exciting event. Beers TBA.
A short distance away at the Indianapolis City Market, Hops to Hand: Local Brews & Food is a first-time collaboration presented by GPO Indianapolis, Dig IN~A Taste of Indiana, Indiana Girls Pint Out (Indianapolis), Indianapolis City Market and the Tomlinson Tap Room. HTH will feature five City Market chefs, each paired with a style of beer as the inspiration for a dish. We’re bringing Bob’s Old 15-B.
The Waterfront Challenge 2014 is a family-friendly 5K evening urban obstacle race held in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The epicenter of the race is the Big Four Lawn, with music, food and beer during and after the competition. NABC’s Black & Blue Grass again will be the official beer sponsor of the Waterfront Challenge.
Friday, June 27
Downtown New Albany’s Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series features Appalatin.
Saturday, June 28
Might we really have a day off?