Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest Opens This Weekend

Bourbon and Brewfest promises the best of Kentucky’s Beer and Bourbon in a Ballpark Setting

The third annual Bourbon and Brewfest opens this Friday in Bowling Green, KY at the BG Ballpark. This years festivities will offer beers and Bourbons from over 50 breweries and distilleries along with food, live music, vendors, and VIP experiences.

The party will begin Friday with BrewTest, a 90 minutes educational event – complete with plenty of beer samples. Local breweries Blue Holler Beer Supplies and White Squirrel Brewery will team up with Brewing and Distilling Arts and Sciences to teach attendees how to score craft beer on metrics of aroma, appearance, flavor, and mouthfeel. Participants will walk (and drink) through ten 3oz samples with experts as they fill out provided scorecards. Tickets and more information can be found here.

General admission on Saturday will allow guests to roam amongst Bourbon, beer, and vendor tents on the ballpark field as they listen to live music. Guests can also win bragging rights at the Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition. A full list of distilleries and breweries can be found here.

Saturday’s highlight, the Four Roses VIP experience, promises rare Bourbons, specially selected kegs, and delicious food. Guests can sip 1792 Full Proof, Orphan Barrel Rhetoric and Forged Oak, Knob Creek 25th Anniversary, Old Forester Statesman, and Yellowstone Limited Edition. Jefferson’s Bourbon also plans to offer a specialty barrel aged Manhattan. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Event organizers and their sponsors are especially proud to offer Uber codes to ensure all attendees have a safe ride home after an afternoon enjoying the best brews and Bourbons that Kentucky has to offer. For questions about the festival and further information, visit

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.