This month Yelp Louisville Elites and
guests met up on a Sunday afternoon at Apocalypse Brew Works for our July Elite
event: Yelp Elite's Hair of the Dog. As pups are always
welcome at Apocalypse, people brought their dogs and we also had a little hair
of the dog with beer brewed on-site from Apocalypse!
Fallout dust is a "totally cool beer and like nothing I have
ever had before" raves Kelly O.
"It has pepper in it so it is spicy but even in the heat it was
refreshing." Other favorites were the watermelon crack, creamation
and the smoked porter — and the taps kept flowing all afternoon long. While their
brews helped save us from hot temps, it was neat to see that those bright rays
from the sun actually play a key part in making those brews so nice to sip on
in the sweltering heat. And guests got to learn about that process on small group tours with Brewmaster Leah Dienes — from the beginning with the solar panels on the roof that heat their water all the way to the finished product.
Guests took away knowledge on everything from tips for homebrewing to info about the equipment Apocalypse uses. The tour blew Mark P away as he randomly discovered a fun personal connection when he saw their equipment "bearing labels stating these urns were manufactured a long time ago in my
all time favorite beach village, hundreds of miles north of here, in a place
that no longer has any manufacturing.
Any Sunday afternoon drinking session isn't complete without
grilled grub and we were incredibly happy to have Busta Grill there for the
party. Yelpers (and undoubtedly their dogs too) are still salivating over the
bison dogs and veggie dogs. Made with KY Bison and topped with creative additions
like potato sticks, garlic aioli, roasted red pepper spread and more goodies,
it's no wonder these delicious dogs garnered great reviews. Kathy V simply puts it this
way: "they were seriously
For Emily W the
event was not only "the highlight of her weekend and but it was
refreshing to be able to bring her dogs" too! The Animal Care Society
joined us so dogs and their owners could sign up for their upcoming Bark in the
Park walk. Plus, our four-legged friends got to be the center of attention in
photos thanks to our friends at MagBooth. Kelly O's "Butter was such a ham — she totally jumped at the
chance to have her picture taken with me and her uncle Matt!" They
even got to leave their tracks, aka doggie autographs, in chalk too — thanks to
our friends at the Louisville Artists Syndicate who made dog
bone shaped chalkboards for them to run around and mark their territory with
Thanks again to everyone, especially Leah and everyone at
Apocalypse and Adam from Busta Grill for making this event possible — and of course to the Elites and guests for making this a fantastic time. Speaking of, check out more photos from the event on Flickr and those from
inside the MagBooth!
Until next time,