COVINGTON, Ky. — Braxton Brewing Company is excited to be releasing Kentucky Home Mint Julep Style Ale again in 2018. Celebrating the traditions that make The Commonwealth uncommon, this golden strong ale was aged in freshly dumped Bourbon barrels and infused with fresh mint to celebrate “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”
“The first Saturday in May is one of our favorite days in Kentucky,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder & CEO of Braxton Brewing Company. “And Kentucky Home has become one of our favorite projects at Braxton. This beer is so unique and I think this year’s version is the best yet!”
The 2018 version is now available to be reserved online. Customers may reserve up to six bottles of Kentucky Home. The 22 oz. bottles are $9.99/bottle. A limited number of bottles will be released to the public on Saturday, April 7th. Bottle Pickup and draft tapping will take place on that day.
A limited amount of bottles and draft beer will be available throughout Braxton’s distribution network in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville, Dayton, Nashville and Columbus. The brewery is giving away the barrels that aged Kentucky Home at select retailers.
In their Covington taproom, the Mint Julep style ale will be served in this year’s commemorative Derby Glass. The brewery will offer a “Keep the Glass” special while supplies last.
This is the fourth time that the brewery has celebrated the Derby Day tradition of Mint Juleps with the release of Kentucky Home. Last year, the brewery updated the recipe to a stronger base beer. Braxton Brewing once again used this base recipe in 2018 resulting in a 9.5% ABV sipper that beautifully melds bourbon and mint.
Braxton Brewing Company will celebrate Derby Day as part of The Covington Trifecta with The Hannaford and Hotel Covington on Saturday, May 5th. The Covington Taproom will be home to a Keep the Glass special and competitions for Best Dressed, Best Hat and Best Dressed Couple. You can learn more about that party and join the event here.
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