We had been hearing about this upcoming event in bits and pieces recently and then Hoperative #132 Mitch Morrison was able to track down some more information for us. Here’s what it is: a gathering of beers and beer people from the East Coast (Dogfish Head), West Coast (Stone) and No Coast (Louisville’s own Bluegrass Brewing Company). Greg Koch, the owner of Stone, will be in attendance and is bringing some never-before-seen-in-Louisville beers including Old Guardian Barleywine aged in Red Wine Barrels, Smoked Porter with Chipotle, Cali Belgique, Vertical Epic 090909, 2006 Double Bastard aged in Bourbon Barrel, and more. The beers from Dogfish Head and BBC haven’t been pinned down yet, but we’ll update as we hear more.
This great beer event is going held Saturday, Sept. 19th, beginning around 5:00 (so you have to choose between this and Oktoberfest Zinzinnati). The location is the side street next to Flanagan’s Ale House (934 Baxter Ave.) in Louisville. Besides the great beer, they are also promising live music and lots of “food specials made specifically with Stone, Dogfish, and BBC brews.”
The organizers are quick to point out that this is not a competition, but rather a celebration of great beer from across the country. We’ll post more news as we get it!