Tuesday, September 7, 2010

LCBW kicks off with the 1st Annual Louisville Craft Beer Week Cask Festival.

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
American Stout
Hell for Certain

BBC St. Matthews

Browning’s Brewery
Imperial Milk Stout

Cumberland Brewery
Double IPA

Jobless Burring
Severance Pale Ale

Kentucky 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

Bell’s Brewery
Bell’s Amber

Left Hand
Jackman's Pale Ale

North Coast
Red Seal Ale

Rogue Ales
Brutal IPA
Chocolate Stout
Mocha Porter
Shakespeare Stout

American Brown, dry-hopped with Simcoe
APA, dry-hopped with Simcoe and Columbus


Dragon Fly
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

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