Ben came by the house one afternoon and we drove to Louisville for a few beers, and by the time it was finished, we'd judiciously consumed one each at three breweries I'd previously not visited: Monnik, Old Louisville and Mile Wide.
Later his gal Lydia joined us and we had burgers at Grind on a marvelous early summer's night. However, not one of these relaxing interludes form the basis for this week's word, although the conversation was superb and each venue first-rate and worthy of further exploration.
Rather, somewhere along the way Ben mentioned having a beer from another brewery in Lexington, Kentucky: Ethereal Brewing Company.
1. light, airy, or tenuous: an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.
2. extremely delicate or refined: ethereal beauty.
3. heavenly or celestial: gone to his ethereal home.
4. of or relating to the upper regions of space.
5. Chemistry. pertaining to, containing, or resembling ethyl ether.
Origin of ethereal
1505-15; < Latin aethere(us) (< Greek aithérios), equivalent to aether- ether + -eus adj. suffix + -al1 Related forms
ethereality, etherealness, noun
I haven't tasted any of Ethereal's beers, but if they're ethereal, it will be worth the wait.