291 Colorado Whiskey
Distillery 291 is an award-winning, small-batch whiskey distillery nestled in the stunning foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the distillery sits in the shadow of Pikes Peak where owner and founding distiller, Michael Myers, a former New York City fashion and beauty photographer, with a love of whiskey and passion for the old west, aims to replicate the taste, smell and folklore of that time, to create a one of a kind, bold and beautiful, Colorado Whiskey. Rugged, Refined, Rebellious.
That said, what will always define Distillery 291 is its spirit, passion permeates every sip.
291 Colorado Whiskey. “Hardmade the Colorado way.”
B&B Supper Club at SEVICHE
Featuring Chef Anthony Lamas
Join us Thursday night before Bourbon & Beyond for a unique dinner at local favorite Seviche. This supper club’s special menu will showcase what makes Chef Anthony Lamas’ food so unique. Chef Lamas brings a genuine artistry to his cuisine, pulling in elements of his Latin heritage, his Southern home, and his experimental spirit to craft award winning food you don’t want to miss. Seviche showcases a brand-new take on the farm-to-table dining experience, with a rotating seasonal menu of the freshest local ingredients that perfectly complement Chef Lamas’ eclectic cultural influences. The Bourbon & Beyond Supper Club at Seviche merges everything that makes Chef Lamas a beloved Louisville staple with the Bourbon & Beyond experience to create an unforgettable kickoff to your festival experience.
Thursday, Sept. 19th at 6:30 PM
Seviche 1538 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40205
Price $110 (tax and gratuity included)
FULL MENU IS BELOW:
JALAPEÑO CAESAR – MANCHEGO, TORTILLA CRISPS, PUMPKIN SEEDS
CHIPOTLE POTATO BISQUE – CREMA, CHEDDAR, SCALLION
SHRIMP CEVICHE – TOMATILLO, AVOCADO, CUCUMBER
SKIRT STEAK – SOUR CREAM MASHED NEW REDS, CHIMICHURRI, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
POLLO ASADO – CAROLINA GOLD RICE, SEA ISLAND RED PEAS, COUNTRY HAM DEMI GLACÉ
SALMON – ROCK SHRIMP CHAUFA, SOY GINGER BUTTER, CRISPY SPINACH
COCONUT FLAN – DULCE DE LECHE, SERRANO CHILE PECAN BRITTLE
TRES LECHES – BROWN BUTTER MACADAMIA ICE CREAM
CHOCOLATE POT DE CREME – VANILLA CREMA, RASPBERRY
EACH DINNER RESERVATION ALSO INCLUDES A BOURBON FLIGHT (FOR DINERS OVER 21 YEARS OF AGE) AND A COMMEMORATIVE BOURBON & BEYOND GLENCAIRN TASTING GLASS.
In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic in the Heart of Texas. It all started in an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco. For the next year, we replaced the roofing, knocked out walls, laid brick, cut pipes, installed copper pot stills from Portugal, and shoehorned a whisky distillery inside that quaint building. Proud of what we had accomplished on our own, we began distilling in 2009.
We have always meticulously sought out ingredients for their richness in flavor. From blue corn grown in New Mexico to the first Texas-grown malted barley, we aim to get the most out of our raw materials because they make a better whisky. We make every effort to preserve the luscious flavors of these ingredients in our spirits so that each sip is a decadent expression of their own state. Every spirit we make adheres to that philosophy: it should be recognizable and delectable.
Better In The BluegrassCulinary Demos
powered by GE Appliances
Bourbon & Beyond is proud to offer festivalgoers access to bourbon’s best and brightest in a series of free and intimate demos throughout the weekend. Chefs, master distillers, and bartenders come together for a weekend of surprise performances and exciting entertainment. Stay tuned for more details!
Beyond Bourbon Bar
NEW FOR 2019!
Stop at the Beyond Bourbon Bar to enjoy our selection of fine whiskies. This is the largest non-bourbon bar at Hometown Rising. Select your cocktail! Choose your whiskey! And enjoy these flavors from outside Kentucky.
Participating brands include: 291 Colorado Whiskey, Balcones Distilling, Catoctin Creek, Uncle Nearest and more to be announced.
BOONE COUNTY DISTILLING BACK PORCH
At this back porch, let Boone County Distilling retell history with every sip of bourbon. You’ll find this open-air bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a selection of Boone County bourbons and craft cocktails. #MadeByGhosts
Bourbon Derby Dance Hall
Take a step back in time at the DERBY DANCE HALL (located inside the Big Bourbon Bar) where nothing is PROHIBITED! You’ll find inspired Jazz Age tunes, roaring 20’s style dance performances and lessons sure to tickle your fancy. Performances and schedule curated by DANCE LOUISVILLE, the top-rated dance studio for Ballroom, Country, Swing & Salsa dancing as well as Tap, Jazz, Ballet & Hip Hop for children.
12:30 to 1:20 – Charleston Lesson by Emily Larsen
1:20 to 1:30 – Jitterbug Performance by Dance Louisville Dancers
1:30 to 2:15 – Jitterbug Lesson By Jacob Thornton and Emily Larsen
2:15 to 2:50 – Open Dance Session
2:50 to 3:00 – Foxtrot/West Coast Swing Performance by Dance Louisville Dancers
3:00 to 3:45 – Foxtrot Lesson By Jacob Thornton and Megan Anderson
3:45 to 4:05 – Open Dance Session
4:05 to 4:25 – Cha Cha Performance By Dance Louisville Dancers
4:25 to 5:10 – Cha Cha Lesson By Jacob Thornton and Emily Larsen
5:10 to 6:35 – Open Dance Session
6:35 to 6:45 – West Coast Swing Performance By Dance Louisville Dancers
6:45 to close – Music & Dancing
12:25 to 12:35 – Jitterbug Performance By Dance Louisville
12:35 to 1:20 – Jitterbug Lesson By Jacob Thornton and Emily Larsen
1:20 to 2:10 – Open Dance Session
2:10 to 2:20 – West Coast Swing Performance by Dance Louisville Dancers
2:20 to 3:00 – Foxtrot Lesson by Ben Howard & Emily Larsen
3:00 to 3:50 – East Coast Swing Performance by Dance Louisville Dancers
3:50 to 4:45 – Open Dance Session
4:45 to 4:55 – West Coast Swing/Foxtrot Performance By Dance Louisville Dancers
4:55 to 5:40 – West Coast Swing Lesson By Dance Louisville Dancers
5:40 to 6:35 – Open Dance Session
6:35 to 6:45 – West Coast Swing Performance By Dance Louisville Dancers
6:45 to close – Music & Dancing
12:40 to 12:50 – West Coast Swing & Charleston Performance By Dance Louisville
12:50 to 1:50 – Charleston Lesson By Emily Larsen
1:50 to 2:40 – Open dance Session
2:40 to 3:20 – Jitterbug Lesson by Dance Louisville Dancers
3:20 to 3:30 – East Coast Swing Performance By Dance Louisville Dancers
3:30 to 4:25 – East Coast Swing Lesson by Dance Louisville Dancers
4:25 to 5:10 – Open Dance Session
5:10 to 5:20 – West Coast Swing Performance By Dance Louisville Dancers
5:20 to 6:05 – West Coast Swing Lesson by Brian Barakauskas & Megan Anderson
6:45 to close – Music & Dancing
True craft, inspired by tradition. Catoctin Creek® was founded as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County, Virginia, since before Prohibition. Virginia is the birthplace of American whiskey, and at Catoctin Creek, we faithfully dedicate ourselves to that tradition, producing Virginia’s most awarded whisky—Roundstone Rye! The name “Catoctin” is a regional name, pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin.
At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high-quality food and spirits. We source our grain and fruit from local sources, free of pesticides and chemical additives that come through in the spirits we produce. The results are the finest, cleanest spirits possible, with the greatest attention to detail in every single bottle we produce. You’ll find Roundstone Rye and Roundstone Rye “92 Proof” at the Beyond Bourbon Bar.
Expect the UnexpectedSupper Club
Featuring Chef Edward Lee & Friends
Bourbon & Beyond would like to invite you to kick-off our festival weekend with Chef Ed Lee & Friends at the “Expect the Unexpected” dinner, hosted by Falls City Market at the Omni Hotel. The Falls City Market is an emporium of eateries and shops all under one roof- where guests can delight in a variety of dishes made from the finest and freshest ingredients! We’ve tasked some of Louisville’s most innovative chefs to “cook outside of their comfort zone” and prepare delicious dishes in a dine-around setting.
Ticket Price includes a small plate serving from six of Bourbon and Beyond’s favorite chefs. Guests will be able to sample the unique flavors of what Falls City Market has to offer, as the chefs helm signature stations like the El Toro taco truck and Iron Quarter pizza oven and impart their signature style and flair.
- Renowned, award-winning chef Edward Lee will go out of his element to helm the Batch Bakery
- Annie Pettry will challenge her vegetable-forward sensibility and take a turn at Bridges BBQ
- Superchef Darnell Ferguson will man the El Toro Taco Truck
- Butcher Babe Loreal Gavin will try out her pizzaiola skills as she takes over Iron Quarter Brick-Oven Pizza
- Jonathan Searle will jump in with his bamboo sushi rolling mat as he takes over Chop & Roll Sushi Bar
- To close the evening, Chef Jackie of the Omni will create some sweet treats & a takeaway gift to thank you and remind you of the fun that is yet to come!
Passed cocktails and beverages will be provided throughout the event, including two signature bourbon cocktails that can also be found at Bourbon and Beyond’s famous Big Bourbon Bar.
DINNER TAKES PLACE THURSDAY, SEPT. 19TH AT 6PM
Falls City Market at the Omni Hotel, 400 S 2nd St. Louisville, KY 40202
Fred Minnick’s Mini-Bar
Presented By Bourbon Women Association
Bourbon expert Fred Minnick has hand-picked craft distilleries to feature for Bourbon & Beyond.
Participating distilleries include:.
Fxck Cancer & Dyin2Live Dreams Program
Fxck Cancer’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and education about early cancer detection and prevention, ultimately putting an end to late-stage cancer diagnosis. Through our Dyin 2 Live Dreams program, we look to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them a VIP experience that we hope will bring joy, inspiration, and courage. In doing this, we hope we can help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are going through. For more information please visit, www.fxckcancer.org Opens a New Window.
Fxck Cancer and Dyin 2 Live Dreams are programs of the F C Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. #TogetherWeFight #FxckCancer
Here For The Music
Calling All Crows
Danny Wimmer Presents is proud to team up with Calling All Crows’ Here For The Music campaign to prevent sexual violence at live music events. Specifically, the Calling All Crows team will provide prevention training to staff and volunteers leading up to Bourbon & Beyond and will educate attendees on how to promote community safety through outreach onsite and messaging from each festival. Calling All Crows, founded by musician Chadwick Stokes and tour manager Sybil Gallagher in 2008, partners with musicians and fans to create change for women through direct service and activism. Through their Here For The Music campaign, they have partnered with 60+ venues, artists, and festivals to train 1500+ music professionals and fans, educate 10,000+ fans through outreach efforts, and consult on 10+ policies.
High West Whiskey Train
High West’s passion is crafting delicious and distinctive whiskeys with the flavor of the American West. Stop by the High West Whiskey Train as the #HighWestWhiskeyRun tour makes its way across the US with a one-of-a-kind experience that you have to see to believe. Sample award-winning blends and custom cocktails at the copper bar, relax on the deck or in the lounge and commemorate your experience at the Yippee Ki-Yay photo booth.
Jack Daniel’s No. 7 Sports Bar
Don’t miss any sports action over the festival weekend. Jack Daniel’s is bring a 5,000+ square foot bar to serve up that mellowed taste of Tennessee. You’ll get your fix of college and professional games streamed across multiple televisions.
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.
Presented By LarcenyGF
John E. Fitzgerald would be proud to see Larceny Bourbon paired with Boss Hog Barbecue. Get ready to devour some good-to-the-bone barbecue! The Boss will be bringing the heat & smoke to the party with mouthwatering dishes like Kentucky-style smoked whole hog BBQ, pork, or chicken. Larceny will be there to refresh your pallet with their signature cocktails!
Lagunitas Craft Beer Bar
Get crafty and try a wide variety of beer styles accommodating a range of palates! The Lagunitas Craft Beer Bar will be showcasing a variety of their brews including an early release of Willettized Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.
Silver Dollar Hunter’s Club
The Silver Dollar Hunter’s Club is the ideal onsite destination for every bourbon aficionado. Rare, vintage, and experimental expressions will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the event. Wander in, take a seat, and indulge in some liquid history.
Smooth Ambler Whiskey Wagon
We believe that really good whiskey comes from someplace really good. Visit our Whiskey Wagon to get a taste of our Contradiction bourbon. Delicious, accessible, easy-drinking flavor — our spirits are designed and meant to be savored and enjoyed whether at a celebration, in the corner office, or on someone’s back porch.
Southern Comfort Mardi Gras Bar
Southern Comfort, the smooth-drinking whiskey, created in 1874 and born in New Orleans, where there’s a party on every street and the good times never stop! Dance on down to the Southern Comfort Mardi Gras Bar and be immersed in the spirt of New Orleans.
Stella Artois the Joy of Beer. Enjoy perfect pours all weekend long at the sleek Stella Artois Airstream!
TAKE ME HOME
Take Me Home is a not for profit, volunteer based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. Many families living in low-income areas cannot afford medical care, basic vaccinations, or spay/neuter surgeries for their companion animals. The donations raised help us to fund mobile veterinary hospitals to travel into these under-served areas to provide free spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchipping and administer medical care for animals in desperate need. Take Me Home also supports local animal charities. Come by the booth to help out our furry friends by buying a shirt, signed merchandise, and entering a raffle. Danny Wimmer, Founder, DWP, said, “DWP is proud to support various charities, giving them a national platform to promote their messages. We are particularly fond of Take Me Home, which advocates for animal adoption. I hope everyone stops by their booth and supports their fundraising efforts to help animals in need.”
The Angry Tree Bar
Surrounded by a large shade tree near both music stages, The Tree Bar is the perfect place to relax, meet up with friends and family and catch the show, all while enjoying refreshing specialty cocktails.
The Bluegrass Situation Stage
Curated by The Bluegrass Situation, the #1 destination for American roots music, culture, and lifestyle, the BGS Stage features a line-up of some of our longtime favorite bands, exciting, emerging talent, and Kentucky-based artists. For over half a decade, BGS has proudly represented a unique community that supports a rich and varied musical history, while looking ahead for ways to transform traditions into a carefully curated modern lifestyle. Join us at The Bluegrass Situation Stage to celebrate two staples of American culture deeply rooted in Kentucky: bluegrass and bourbon!
The Boilermaker bar
Bourbon & Beyond is proud to announce a collaboration with Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey and Enter Night Pilsner. Blackened, a super-premium American whiskey blend, crafted by the late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and finished in the earth-shattering music of Metallica, and Enter Night Pilsner, a collaboration with the rockstars of craft brewing Stone Brewing Company, will come together under one roof to offer guests a one-of-kind musical festival experience. The Boilermaker pop-up will feature a Blackened & Enter Night Boilermaker, as well as craft cocktails and ice-cold Enter Night Pilsner. This exciting collaboration marks the latest in a long line of amplified guest experiences only available through Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals.
The Char House
presented by Brown-Forman
Brown-Forman is the only major spirits company in the entire world to make its own new barrels, and Bourbon & Beyond is very excited to partner with The Brown-Forman Cooperage to offer festivalgoers the experience of witnessing the historic art of barrel raising.
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world- famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand. www.jackdaniels.com
The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of our Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes. www.woodfordreserve.com
A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150 years later, our family still watches over the production of every drop of Old Forester with that same care. www.oldforester.com
From our American White Oak barrels to our Beech and Birch charcoal-filter finishing, all has been done with meticulous care to bring you the fine art of gentle bourbon. www.cooperscraft.com
The KrogerBig Bourbon Bar
Presented by Courier Journal
Enjoy a sip of Kentucky’s finest at the Big Bourbon Bar. Our bourbon experts have curated an extensive line up of bourbons and designed specialty cocktails for our country fans. Choose from a wide selection of spirit-forward and refreshing cocktails served up on demand by our Hometown mixologists.
Participating Bourbons include:
1792, Angel’s Envy, Barrell Bourbon, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Jefferson’s, Jeptha Creed Four Grain Bourbon, Kentucky Peerless, Michter’s, Old Forester, Rebel Yell, Stonehammer, Wild Turkey and more to be announced.
The Music Experience
The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rockstar and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members form the festival at the Music Experience Tent. With contests and interactive exhibits all day, you may have the opportunity to win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff.
This year’s brands include to be announced
Check out the Music Experience wrapup video from 2017:
Tiki Barrel Bar
PRESENTED BY JIM BEAM
Say “aloha” to any worries when you stop by the Tiki Barrel Bar. With bourbon and rum-based specialty island cocktails, shade and seating areas, Tiki Barrel Bar is sure to be the oasis you need to make your festival vacation complete.
Tito’s Airstream Bar
Tito’s is proud to be the official vodka of Hometown Rising! Swing by the Tito’s Airstream Lounge to relax with a cocktail and pick up some swag. Tito’s Handmade Vodka, America’s Original Craft Vodka, is made from 100% corn in Austin TX and certified Gluten-Free.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka Airstream Bar
STOP BY THE TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA AIRSTREAM BAR TO SIP THEIR DELICIOUS COCKTAILS. MADE IN SMALL BATCHES, USING OLD-FASHIONED POT STILLS. MAKING SURE YOU GET ONLY THE BEST.
UNCLE NEAREST PREMIUM WHISKEY
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the best whiskey-maker the world never knew, the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nathan “Nearest” Green. The Uncle Nearest brand, wholly owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., encompasses a premium aged whiskey, an 11-year-old single barrel product, and a 7-year-old small batch offering, all distilled, aged, bottled and hand-labeled in Tennessee.
Uncle Nearest is an award-winning spirit, garnering more than 45 awards since its July 2017 debut, including being one of two brands named “World’s Best” at Whisky Magazine’s 2019 World Whiskies Awards, and earning a Best of Class – Platinum and Double Gold Medal at the 2019 SIP Awards, a Chairman’s Trophy at the 2019 Ultimate Beverage Challenge, a Double Gold Medal at the 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards, Gold Medals at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 2018 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, as well as two Gold Medals at the 2018 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Cigar & Spirits Magazine has also named Uncle Nearest one of the “Top 5 Whiskies in the World.”
USMC BOOT CAMP
You think you have what it takes? Test your physical strength with the Pull Up Bar Challenge. Try to best your buddy or one of our recruits. #Marines
Vendome Copper & Brass Works
For one hundred plus years, Vendome Copper and Brass Works has been fabricating and supplying equipment to distilleries. Vendome is proud to be located in Louisville, Kentucky and is now overseen by the fourth generation of Shermans. Their stills and company are built on the principles of uncompromising quality and superior service. The Vendome team will be building a still live on-site at Hometown Rising. Be sure to check out this amazing demonstration in person!