Derby Eve in Louisville just got beered. The Derby Eve Derby City BrewFest will be held May 1 on the plaza in front of the KFC Yum! Center, with 15 brewers and more than 60 craft beers available. The specialty beer will be various takes on Kentucky Common, a cream ale style of beer developed by Louisville brewers in the 1800s.
Louisville’s colorful history as a one-time brewing mecca will be the topic of a public lecture sponsored by the Filson Historical Society March 16. Local food and beverage expert Kevin Gibson and Vince Cain of Great Flood Brewery will discuss “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” at the Great Flood Brewery, 2120 Bardstown Road.
Now the owners are shopping for an off-site production facility to up distribution, hoping to eventually take their beers to the regional market. “We’ve had more success than we’ve ever thought we’d have,” Cain said.
Tells us your (brief) history. The three of us met in college and began home brewing together after we graduated. After two years of home brewing we decided to examine the possibility of opening a small craft brewery.
Great Flood Brewing Company, located in the Upper Highlands, will host their first annual “Flood Week” January 21st – 24th to commemorate the anniversary of the Great Flood of 1937. Many citizens of downtown Louisville crossed the famous impromptu “barrel-bridge” to find refuge in the Highlands until the waters receded.
This past Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer publicly announced the city’s goals to grow its craft beer industry.
Already, Louisville has ten area breweries- Against The Grain, Bluegrass Brewing Company, Bluegrass Brewing Company (Taproom & Production), Apocalypse Brew Works, Cumberland Brewery, Falls City Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch, Great Flood Brewing Company…
The LouisvilleBeer.com News Desk got a call last night from our pal Vince over at Great Flood Brewing. He gave us some info on events and things going on at Louisville’s newest craft brewery. Strap in, here we go…
The Louisville local beer scene got a shot in the arm this year with the opening of Red Yeti Brewing and Great Flood Brewing — two breweries that are being talked about a lot on Facebook. But there are some strong incumbents, so I wanted to find the Louisville beer you should be drinking — and where you should be drinking it — based on social data.