Bits and Pieces: Barbecue, beer and other Louisville food news, 12.12.14

Events

  • BBC Taproom at 636 E. Main St. will offer $1 pints in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy for the charity Toys for Tots. I can dig it. (Insider Louisville)

News

  • In the corporate world, this would be called “synergy.” In my world, it’s a plain good idea. Great Flood Brewing Company on Bardstown Road has teamed with Grind Burger Kitchen on the brewery’s 100th batch. The beer, called G&G Blowin’ Smoke, will compliment the food truck/restaurant’s B&B, a heavenly burger of brie, bacon and habenero jam. I’m old enough to be secure in my dislike of most beers. However, I’m willing to give this one a try with my next B&B. (Insider Louisville)
  • There might be a plant coming to the West End that will convert food waste to methane gas. This plant will be a part of the West Louisville Food Hub, “a 25-acre food distribution center being developed at 30th and Market streets.” (Business First of Louisville)

Openings

  • Feast BBQ, a restaurant located in New Albany, will open a Louisville location on East Market Street next Thursday, Dec. 18. This doesn’t help in my quest for reasons to visit southern Indiana. I’m a little weary of this communal dining concept, though (check out this slideshow). Everyone doesn’t need to see exactly how messy I am when I eat, especially barbecue. (Business First of Louisville)

Get some local brews, good bourbon and free appetizers at Four Roses Bourbon Loft opening

Got some free time tonight?

The folks of Bluegrass Brewing Company and Four Roses Distillery will celebrate the opening of the Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Loft with a party today from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on the third floor of BBC at 300 W. Main Street across from the Yum! Center.

The 3,000 square-foot loft will be “an upscale, contemporary location for private parties, luncheons, wedding receptions and dinners,” according to the companies. And BBC will also “age some of its specialty beers in barrels that previously aged Four Roses bourbon.” That sounds downright tasty.

And this event sounds like it has a lot going for it, especially if you’re like me and probably can’t afford to rent the space:

  • Free and open to the public
  • Free appetizers
  • A chance to talk to BBC Brewmaster Toby Hunt and Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge