Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., the only brewery and distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®️, announces its newest seasonal release beer this week with nationwide availability for its Kentucky®️ Old Fashioned Bourbon Barrel Ale (SRP $14.99 / 4pk Bottles). This is a seasonal beer release.

Kentucky®️ Old Fashioned Bourbon Barrel Ale – 10% abv

Inspired by the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, this is truly a Beer Born In Bourbon.  This seasonal beer release is brewed with cherries and orange peel, but most importantly it is aged in freshly decanted Bourbon barrels to achieve a barrel-aged beer full of timeless flavor and with bold ambition.  Even though February is the shortest month of the year, just like this beer, February is packed full of “flavor”.  According to the internet, the month of February is host to over 500 holidays.  Certainly, there are several occasions perfect to celebrate alongside a Kentucky®️ Old Fashioned Bourbon Barrel Ale, whether it be for something recognizable such as Valentines Day, President’s Day or Mardi Gras, or maybe something a bit more unusual like Bubble Gum Day or International Tug of War Day.  No matter the occasion, this 10% abv, 100% bourbon barrel-aged beer is perfect for celebrating your successful (or slightly unsuccessful) Dry January endeavors.

The New Way To Old Fashioned

Coming in at an uncharacteristically high 10% abv versus 8.0% abv as per other previous seasonal releases – simply put by the innovation team at Lexington, “…this one just needed more booze to live up to its namesake.”  Coaxing the flavors of an iconic cocktail out of a beer can be tricky, but given Lexington is home to the only brewery and distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®️, they are aptly suited to the task.  Access to some of the freshest ex-bourbon barrels in Kentucky including their own from Town Branch Bourbon barrels, nearly 20-years’ experience barrel-aging beers and an expertise in distillation provides the perfect catalyst when blurring the lines between cocktail and beer – all in one bottle.  This first seasonal release beer for 2024 also kickstarts a new campaign towards The New Way To Old Fashioned at Lexington which encompasses several lean-ins inspired by the classic cocktail which will include Overproof Cocktails, a sustainability platform of Wood, Water & What Lies Ahead and some savvy social media engagement geared towards slowing things down and taking things #OldFashioned

Brand Highlights:

Kentucky®️ Old Fashioned Bourbon Barrel Ale (SRP $14.99 / 4pk Bottles)

  • Kentucky®️ Old Fashioned Bourbon Barrel Ale is brewed with cherries and orange delivering hints of vanilla, dried fruit, spices and bitter orange. 100% barrel-aged in freshly decanted Kentucky Bourbon Barrels.
  • Malt Types: Crystal Dark Malt, 2-Row Malt, Aromatic Munich Malt, Caramel Malt
  • Hop Types: Willamette, Nugget, Lemondrop, Orange Peel
  • ABV: 10% abv/ 20 Proof
  • Estimated Availability: February 2024 [Estimated ~6,000 cases available to the US mkt]
  • Cellar Regiment:
    • Cellar Temperature: 42-degrees Fahrenheit
    • Barrel Type: Freshly decanted Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
  • Tasting Notes:
    • Appearance: Dark Copper
    • Aroma: Cocktail, cherry and orange citrus
    • Palate: Oak, vanilla, zesty orange, spice
    • Finish: Sticky, boozy and warming
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