Beer

10/26/14

I needed a good beer so off to Louisville I go. Sure, it’s a 3 hour round trip drive, but the beer was great!

While driving, I passed a sign that indicated that the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln was ahead. Who could pass that up?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_Birthplace_National_Historical_Park

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It’s situated in a small park. There is a short self-guided tour available. The cabin is enclosed in a beautiful building that is situated near the spring that supplied the Lincoln’s water. The spring, which is still running, is railed off, however, so no sample was possible!

The Memorial Building was dedicated in 1909 by TR (my favorite President). It turns out that the cabin inside the building is not the acual cabin, however, but similar. Looking at the size of the room, I felt a connection living in my trailer!

In downtown Louisville there is a brewery in the Louisville Sluggers Stadium called Against the Grain. I wound up staying awhile, enjoying 4 beers, an appetizer (Pork Risotto Fritters $9-
pulled pork and risotto balls, breaded and fried, served with house BBQ sauce) and a main (Pork & Beans $9.75- house made Andouille sausage with peppers, onions, and sauerkraut over brisket baked beans). Highly recommened.

http://www.atgbrewery.com/

Afterwards, I went to the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen. This nondescript shop in a small strip mall is listed in the best places in Louisville by Jane and Michael Stern’s Roadfood. You probably have heard them on NPR.

The peach pie was good but I think I make a better crust. It tasted like an all-butter recipe. Their coffee was dreadful. I brought four other selections home. The red velvet cake was the best. I also had the Dutch apple (also excellent), pecan, and chocolate (both pretty good).

http://www.piekitchen.com/

The ride home was definitely tough with all that beer and food.

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