The inaugural Lock Stock & Smoking Barrels didn’t seem to be as well attended as many had hoped, so I was worried it might be a one and done. Scratch that one. It’s coming back and promising to be bigger and better. Here’s the press release that came out this a.m.:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2015) – – – The Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. will host the second annual “Lock, Stock & Smoking Barrels” festival on behalf of the Beargrass Creek Alliance Friday, Oct. 30. The festival of barrel-aged beer, cider, brandy, coffee and smoking hot food and music will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the American brandy company’s Butchertown distillery, located at 1121 E. Washington St. For updates on the event and notification when tickets become available, sign up for the Copper & Kings mailing list at copperandkings.com/connect.
Copper & Kings owners Joe and Lesley Heron asked five renowned out of town craft brewers to join 11 local and regional breweries from Kentucky and Indiana to age one-of-a-kind craft beers in Copper & Kings American brandy barrels to serve at the event. The breweries will be aging their unique beers for nine months for maximum brandy finish and polish.
Sierra Nevada (Chico, Cali.), Three Floyds (Munster, Ind.), Oskar Blues (Brevard, N.C.), Dogfish Head (Milton, Del.) and Crispin Cider (Colfax, Cali.) will join esteemed regional brewers including Against the Grain, Apocalypse Brew Works, Akasha Brewing Co., Alltech Lexington Brewing Co., Beer Engine, Bluegrass Brewing Co., Country Boy, Falls City, Flat 12 Bierwerks, New Albanian and West Sixth Brewing.
“The Independent Republic of Butchertown, bounded by the waters of the mighty Ohio and beautiful Beargrass Creek, is an entirely appropriate place to support the water sustainability initiatives of the Beargrass Creek Alliance,” said owner Joe Heron. “We will announce more details closer to the date, but wanted the general public to look forward to a unique Kentucky festival that celebrates exceptional craft and a caring community.”
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Beargrass Creek Alliance and promote their rain barrel storm water mitigation initiatives.