• New Albanian Brewing Company has a lot going on in June. The busy month is highlighted by the release of three new beers honoring the three national football squads facing the USA in Group G of the opening round: Ghana, Portugal and Germany.

new-albanianNABC’s World Cup Trilogy series will be rolled out one by one over the course of 10 days at both Bank Street Brewhouse and the Pizzeria & Public House, beginning Monday, June 16, with Citra Passion Ale for the USA vs. Ghana match.

“Super Bock” will be tapped Sunday, June 22, at the Brewhouse when USA takes on Portugal. It will be available the following day at the other location.

For the USA vs. Germany contest on Thursday, June 26, Sticke Alt will be on tap at both locations. Get them while you can, because when they’re gone, they’re gone.

great flood logoGreat Flood Brewing‘s Sunday Soundwaves music series is off and running, and this Sunday’s entertainment is Drew Miller and His Internet Friends, starting at 6 p.m. On Father’s Day,  June 15, the J Band will perform.

The tap list beginning on Thursday, June 5, includes four Great Flood brews — Citra IPA, Brown Ale, Wit and Oatmeal Stout — with several guest taps as well, including Cumberland Red. Coming soon (possibly this weekend) are Great Flood APA, 2IPA and Amber .

Gordon-Biersch1• Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant at Fourth Street Live welcomes summer on Wednesday, June 4, with SommerBrau, a Kölsch beer made with authentic yeast imported from Cologne, as well as a special pairing menu.

SommerBrau, a golden and slightly fruity thirst quencher, will be on tap through July 13. The limited-time menu includes a Coconut Shrimp (shrimp dipped in tempura batter, rolled in coconut and served with fresh grilled pineapple salsa) starter and three steak entrées: Tenderloin Salad, Tenderloin Filet & Coconut Shrimp, and New York Strip & Coconut Shrimp.

There will be a tapping party for SommerBrau Thursday, June 5, with beer and food samples.

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Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson tackles the 3Rs — retail, restaurants, real estate — plus, economic development. He loves bacon, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono. Check out his books, “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” and “100 Things to do in Louisville Before You Die.” He has won numerous awards for his work but doesn’t know where most of them are now. In his spare time, he plays in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies.Email Kevin at [email protected]

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