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About- Katie Oswalt

Katie Oswalt

Katie Oswalt

Katie is a Lexington, Kentucky transplant originally from Dayton, Ohio. While working at the headquarters for an online textbook giant, she is studying to become a Holistic Health Coach. She can normally be found running in a questionable amount of races, teaching her four-legged roommate stupid pet tricks, binging (either on chocolate or Netflix, you pick) or having a tasty brew with friends somewhere among Lexington's booming beer scene. She pretends to be a beer snob, but really has no idea what she's talking about.

Posts By Katie Oswalt

Ethereal Brewing | Lambda Oatmeal Stout

May 29, 2015 | 1

ABV: 5.7% | IBU: 30

Though Ethereal Brewing has been cranking out new recipes consistently throughout its first year in business, the same brew still warms my soul week in and week out.

The Lambda Oatmeal Stout, my tasty favorite, was named the Lambda for a very good reason. The lambda is a measurement of industrial malfunctions, which seemed all too appropriate for the title of this accidental brew success. Due to the level of popularity of stouts, the brewers decided it would make no sense to even attempt the initial recipe. It has now become the most popular beer on the menu, second only to the IPA. Read More

Ethereal Brewing | Lexington, Kentucky

March 26, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: 5 minutes


Ethereal Brewing
1224 Manchester Street
Lexington, KY 40504


Monday – Thursday: 4pm -11pm
Friday – Saturday: Noon – Midnight
Sunday: Noon – 11pm

Tucked away inside the infrequently-traveled Distillery District hides Lexington’s newest and most aesthetically unique brewery. Taking up residence in the old James E. Pepper distillery, Ethereal Brewing has revived the historic building without erasing an ounce of its character. Read More

Lazy Magnolia Brewery | Sweet Potato Cream Stout (Jefferson Stout)

February 20, 2015 |

ABV: 4.65% ABV | IBU: 22

Before Kentucky is scheduled to be buried under a foot of snow this week, I watched perplexed as Lexatonians prepare for Snowmageddon by stocking up on a month’s worth of Digiornos and Doritos while congesting every aisle of the grocery store. Rather than loading my cart with six gallons of milk and the last of the bread that just might last me 48 hours, I look for a comforting beverage with a flavor that resonates with the coziness of this bitter season. My eyes fell upon the words “Sweet Potato Cream Stout” and I knew I could ride out any storm with this belly-warming brew.

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12 Beers of Christmas Day 9 | Victory Winter Cheers Winter Wheat Ale

December 22, 2014 |

ABV: 6.7%

When Mrs. Claus hangs her flour-splotched apron after a night of baking scrumptious goodies, a bottle of Winter Cheers is her perfect pat-on-the-back. A little known fact, her jolly old man makes Downingtown, Pennsylvania his last stop on Christmas morning to bring her a snow-cold stash fresh from the Victory Brewing Company every year to enjoy together. Always having admired this hard-working First Lady of the North, I decided to follow suit. Read More

West 6th Brewery | Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter

December 8, 2014 |

Chocolate can be extremely polarizing. It can magically alter the brain chemistry of a hormonally-crazed female, turn pint sized trick-or-treaters into sugar charged hellions, or serve as the perfect wing-dessert to a romantic dinner for two. However there are certainly situations where chocolate may not necessarily work. It probably doesn’t pair well with soup, nor serve as an appropriate topping to a kale and tofu salad (trust me Ive tried) and to some it might seem a tad averse to mix chocolate with beer. But such is not the case with West 6th’s Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter.

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