Friday, September 24 is the kickoff for Louisville Craft Beer Week, and it's all about cask-conditioned beers at BBC's St. Matthews location, which is the grandaddy of Louisville brewpubs (founded 1993).
Here's the lowdown:
Friday, September 24
1st Annual Louisville Craft Beer Week Cask Festival
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - St. Matthews
3929 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY
4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
BBC Main & Clay
Hell for Certain
BBC St. Matthews
Imperial Milk Stout
Severance Pale Ale
Bourbon Barrel Aged Coal Porter
Kentucky Ale, dry-hopped with Willamette
New Albanian Brewing Company
DryHoptimus, dry-hopped with Cascade
Elector, dry-hopped with Chinook
Vanilla Turbo Dog
Jackman's Pale Ale
Red Seal Ale
American Brown, dry-hopped with Simcoe
APA, dry-hopped with Simcoe and Columbus
Komodo Dragon Fly, dry-hopped with Simcoe
Casks are expected from these brewers, but information was not available as to style: Bloomington Brewing Co., Flying Dog, Great Lakes, New Holland, O'Fallon’s, Three Floyds
Food providers: BBC BBQ, Molly Malone's Shepherd's Pie, and Brendan's Fish & Chips
Benefiting Louisville Craft Beer Week & Kentucky Humane Society
Live music by Stonewheel and others.
Admission to the festival is $30.00 and includes a souvenir LCBW tasting glass and all of the cask beer you care to drink! Tickets go on sale on Saturday, September 4th at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at BBC St. Matthews or online at http://www.etix.com/.
Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for $5.00. BBC will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Kentucky Humane Society.
-Rain or Shine!
-No Pets Please