What better way to celebrate the impending return of summer than to tap one of our most popular seasonal beers? We’ll tap the summer seasonal lager, Maibock, on Saturday May 9th to kick off Lexington Craft Beer Week. It’s a crisp bold lager with equal parts malt-backbone and noble hop finish. The Gastro Gnomes food truck will be on hand at 5pm with some delicious food to go with this great beer.
Featuring the Gastro Gnomes and Snobby Beer Bitches
Everyone’s mother is special, so bring yours out to our annual Mother’s Day Brunch, featuring wonderful dishes from the Gastro Gnomes and the great company of the Snobby Beer Bitches. We’ll be pouring special beer-mosas for the occasion and rumor has it we may be tapping a special test batch brew in the Snobby Beer Bitches’ honor.
We're going to highlight those brewers from Louisville on Monday night with an Against the Grain tap takeover. On Monday May 11th we're going to see how many ATG favorites we can get on draft. The Epic Cure will be here with their gourmet take on pub food.
We are going all out for this year’s Test Batch Takeover. There will be between 10 and 15 different test batch beers on tap at Blue Stallion at the same time on Tuesday May 12th. Some examples will be a peanut butter cup stout, a ginger saison and a blood orange hefeweizen, just to name a few. The Gastro Gnomes will be on hand to pair some great dishes with these creative beer styles.
Lexington’s two newest breweries are teaming up for a collaboration brew for Lexington Craft Beer Week called “Equuleus”, an Old Ale. Equuleus, Latin for “little horse”, is a constellation in the northern hemisphere said to represent Celeris, Pegasus’ brother. It’s great melding for Blue Stallion and Ethereal. Old Ale falls into the “Strong Ale” category and the malty goodness is going to shine with this one.
Thursday at Blue Stallion is always team trivia night, with gift card prizes for the top three teams. Because it’s craft beer week, we’ll be doubling the prize amounts, so bring all your smartest friends! We’re also putting together a prize bundle of Blue Stallion gear for the winners. Rolling Oven is setting up and baking their oven-fired pizzas and sandwiches fresh at the taproom.
Last year’s Sauerfest was a big success. This year we started early and have been stock-piling kegs of sour beer for several months. We plan to take over as many taps as we can with sour beers, ranging from funky to lip-puckering. The Gastro Gnomes will be back with some more of their incredible dishes.
Blue Stallion is releasing an Extra Strong Bitter on Saturday May 16th. We’re excited to put this balanced English pale ale on draft in the taproom. Red State BBQ will be around to sling their tasty smoked meat creations. We’ll also have live music from Warren Byrom and Chris Sullivan from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.
Sun 5/17 - Barrel-Aged Beer and Charity Cornhole Tourney
Barrel-aged goodness and cornhole for a good cause
We saved some great beer for the last day of Lexington Craft Beer Week. We’ll be tapping bourbon barrel-aged z version of the Doppelbock Sunday May 17th. Blue Core Charity will also be hosting a Cornhole tournament to benefit their chosen philanthropy. Rolling Oven will set up to deliver their oven-fired pizzas to you in the taproom.
Non-Profit: Repairers Lexington – E7 Kids Café E7 Kids Cafe is a non-profit located in the East End of Lexington serving kids ages 4-17 and their families for no cost. Our mission is to combat the negative effects of poverty by providing direct social services and opportunity for substantial and lasting improvement in client quality of life. In order to accomplish this mission, E7 provides after-school supervision that includes educational activities, mentoring, supervised indoor and outdoor play, a nutritious snack and meal, and a safe place for kids to be kids. At E7 we hope to inspire curiosity and cultivate creativity all while building beautiful and meaningful relationships in our small community. Additionally, E7 offers a free summer program, LEAP, from 12pm-4pm throughout the summer. By working with children on their educational and social skills, we hope to inspire kids and volunteers that work with us.Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailPrint
Non-Profit: Living Archaeology WeekendOur event, Living Archaeology Weekend, is reaching out to new friends as we seek support for our 2018 event. LAW has always been free to students and teachers and free to the public. September 21-22, 2018 marks our 30th anniversary. In our endeavor to keep LAW a free event, we are reaching out to you for your support.You-all may not have heard of us, but our volunteers and demonstrators CERTAINLY have heard of you – Blue Stallion beer has been part of our Friday evening pizza party!Living Archaeology Weekend (LAW) is a public outreach event held each September in the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky (www.livingarchaeologyweekend.org). A one-of-a kind event in this under-served region, LAW uses the area’s rich archaeological heritage as the access point for sharing with students and the general public the fascinating story of the area’s long human history.Experts deliver a wide range of educational demonstrations, such as flint knapping, pottery making, and spear throwing, as well as blacksmithing, spinning, and weaving. In its 29 years, LAW has educated tens of thousands of students and visitors about American Indian and pioneer technology and lifeways, archaeological interpretation, and site preservation.With increasing pressure on state and federal budgets, contributions have been reduced or have disappeared altogether. Without further assistance, we are in real danger of being unable to offer this educational experience.100% of cash contributions directly support the LAW event. We also accept in-kind support of materials, volunteers, or any publicity your organization/business can generate. LAW sponsors are recognized on our web site, social media, and printed materials.Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailPrint