BBC Hosts Second Annual Derby City BrewFest


Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC) will host its second annual Derby City BrewFest, presented by Four Roses Bourbon, on Friday, May 6from 5 to 11:00 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center Plaza with early entry at 4:00 p.m. for VIP ticket holders.
This Derby Eve event will feature more than 100 beers from 28 local and regional craft brewers, including Kentucky Guild of Brewers (KGB) members, Little Kentucky River wine and a Bourbon sampling. Live music will be provided by Quiet Hollers, Jericho Woods, Carly Moffa,Uncommon Houseflies, Hot Brown Smackdown and Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, who will host a CD release party at BrewFest.

BBC Owner and Derby City Brewfest Founder Pat Hagan says, “not only is Brewfest a great way for people to sample some of the region’s finest craft beers, it’s an Oaks Night “party for the people,” where they can relax after a long day of racing, drink some really good beer, listen to great music, and enjoy a laid-back, casual evening.”

New this year is the Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Beer Competition, in which 20 brewers will have brewed their own exclusive version of a beer and aged it in Four Roses Bourbon barrels. There will be an official judging by a panel of BJCP experts prior to the event. During BrewFest, attendees will have the opportunity to sample the beers, enter a raffle for great prizes and vote in the People’s Choice category.

“We are honored to play a role in BrewFest again this year, and we’re really excited to taste the Four Roses Bourbon-inspired beers that the brewers create,” said Brent Elliott, Four Roses Master Distiller. “People attending will also have a chance to taste Four Roses Bourbon, making this event a great way for beer and Bourbon fans alike to further enjoy the most exciting weekend of the year in Louisville.”

Tickets are available online at General admission tickets begin at $15 and designated driver tickets are available for $5. VIP tickets are available for $75 and include access to two VIP areas, 50 drink tickets, indoor and outdoor seating, plus indoor restrooms. Food in the VIP area will be provided by World of Beer, and will include tastings of limited edition and pre-release beers, wine and spirits.

Tickets for the Thurby DCBF Kickoff party at the BBC Bourbon Barrel Loft on May 5th are $30 and include 3 flights of harder to find beers, bourbon and wine. Food and live music provided. Door prize is a limited edition bottle of Four Roses Bourbon.

Derby City BrewFest is sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon, World of Beer, PNC Broadway of Louisville, Your Community Bank, Gordon Biersch, Gordon Food Services and WFPK.