#country boy brewing Archives – PorchDrinking.com
There’s always something new happening in the craft beer world…and that’s why it’s so fun! Palmetto has a new tasting room, Country Boy is releasing new cans, and new breweries have been added to the list for Zwanze Day 2014. Unfortunately, this Growler Fill also brings some sad news – Surly Brewing is putting Surly WET on hiatus and Corona Extra had to recall certain glass bottles. Read on to get your fill of this week’s craft beer news.
If in Doubt, Barrel Age It | A Look into the Vast Barrel Aging Program of Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.July 2, 2014 | Erin Petrey
As a Kentucky native, bourbon is in my blood. Needless to say, we have been barrel aging things for quite awhile. Though bourbon is not a uniquely Kentucky product (though it is a uniquely American product – one thing you can actually thank the federal government for!), many agree that the Bluegrass state does it best. Maybe it’s the limestone bedrock that adds that special blend of minerals to the water that is used to distill the spirit; or perhaps it is the Kentucky climate – with its frigid, ice-storm bringing winters and ever-so-muggy, sticky hot summers – that allows those oak barrels to expand and contract just the right amount to impart those woody, caramel, and toffee nuances from the barrel char into otherwise clear corn liquor; or maybe it is something about the Kentucky spirit that lends a warmness and hint of Southern hospitality to the things we are passionate about. Whatever it is, Kentucky bourbon is something special and the rest of America – especially the craft beer industry – has recognized that, as well.
We are extremely excited to announce our first of many future benefit events. Join us THIS Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Country Boy Brewing in Lexington, Kentucky for a night of special tappings with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting God’s Pantry Food Bank.