I have gotten probably 100 emails asking why our site is called Louisville’s Strange Brew. That is the most asked question I get from fans (and enemies). The name is actually something I came up with some 15 years ago. There is nothing special about the name. I’m a nerd and I picked the name in the nerdiest way possible.
In 1998, some friends and I created “Strange Brew”, a local public access show which ran for two years. The show was known for its vulgar language, pranks and stoner humor. The cast included guys named Steven Crawford, James Sayre and David Hanes (yes, my ex Liz’s brother) along with me as the main cast. The show was some of the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. It sucks that I have lost or damaged all the tapes I owned. I contacted David a few months back to see if he had any tapes, but he would not answer me due to the lies from his sister.
(no, the name was not taken from 80′s cult classic, “Strange Brew”)
Months before we started our show, we recorded hours’ worth of skits. We didn’t go public sooner because we couldn’t agree on a name. One day while in my room I was looking through Cd’s and came across one my brother-in-law Bill had gotten me. It was a greatest hits album by Cream called “Strange Brew”. I told the guys “Let’s call the show Strange Brew,” and oddly they agreed. A few weeks later Strange Brew aired on channel 98 and the IQ of Louisville went down about 5%.
Last year I decided to create a horrible local website. Once again I could not think of a name that I liked. I finally picked Louisville’s Strange Brew. I didn’t want to simply call it “Strange Brew” out of respect of the former cast. That was our show. This is my website so I wanted something somewhat different. Louisville’s Strange Brew is now over a year old and doing well. I have stuck to my roots and haven’t sold out.
(we have nothing to do with Strange Brew Beer, located in Louisville)
See, nothing special about how I came up with the title. It was from my teen years. That was a fun period of my life. I am too old to dodge Roman Candles, be thrown off of cars that David is driving or stealing giant balloon Easter Bunnies. I’d rather sit safely behind my computer and write horrible, vulgar and childish things. Safer for my health and not as dumb as the TV show. Strange Brew has been some of the best times I’ve ever had in my life. I hope my website for those who read it is half that enjoyable.
(this is where I stole the name, “Strange Brew” from)