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Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. introduces imperial porter made with Kentucky’s state fruit


Over the past two months, a new brew has been quietly aging in the barrel room at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Utilizing the official state fruit of Kentucky, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter is the newest addition to the Barrel-Aged Seasonal Series.

The imperial porter makes use of two Kentucky products: blackberries and bourbon barrels.

Designated the official fruit of Kentucky in 2004, blackberries are a local treasure that can be found in the wild throughout the state. Combine them with a few of the 5.6 million bourbon barrels currently resting in Kentucky and you get a brew that has earned its name.

According to Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter comes with “bold roasted malt flavors, complemented by a nose of fresh blackberries.”

The barrel-aged seasonal clocks in at 8.3 percent alcohol by volume and is a perfect warmer for the last few cold days in spring.

The new offering is the first of 2017 in an ever-expanding lineup for Lexington’s oldest brewery. After introducing the Kentucky Rickhouse Series in late 2016, this blackberry porter will be followed by more projects to excite the craft beer community.

“Innovation is key in the craft beer industry,” said Marty Lamb, general manager at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. “Most of the fun comes from seeing what the brewers create and where they get their inspiration.”

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter will be available in stores the week of Feb. 6 in Kentucky and the following week in outside states.

For more information about Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., visit www.kentuckyale.com.

From Alltech Lexington Brewing Communications


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