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Kentucky Ale/Town Branch Distillery offer Julep alternatives for Derby

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Mint juleps can be an acquired taste for even the most experienced Kentucky Derby fans. But there Kentucky Ale has a few ideas to switch things up. Town Branch master distiller Mark Coffman and Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling's Danielle Palmer have one drink to warm things up and another to cool things down.

Bluegrass Sundown

It's a bourbon-infused coffee liqueur that is sold as a concentrate. A Kentucky version of an Irish whiskey. One of Town Branch distillery's four spirits it produces, available in liquor stores in Louisville.

Bluegrass Sundown is made by pouring in a tempered glass 1/3 Bluegrass Sundown followed by 2/3 boiling water. No need to stir. Simply float heavy whipping cream on top of the mixture using an inverted spoon to finish the drink. Enjoy sipping the warm liquid through the cool cream. Perfect for Derby brunch!

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Mint Julep

About: Town Branch Distillery sits right across from the brewery that makes the Kentucky Ale family of beers. Together, the "brewstillery" - one of only a handful across the U.S. - is Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is the flagship brew of the company. Made using our Kentucky Ale brew, but then aging it for six weeks in fresh Kentucky bourbon barrels from the best distilleries in bourbon country, so that it picks up the wonderful tastes of caramel, cherry and vanilla. A wonderful sipping beer, best served in a snifter.

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Mint Julep

Muddle 6-10 mint leaves in a glass

Top muddled mint leaves with Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Garnish with additional mint

For more recipes using Kentucky Ale and Town Branch, CLICK HERE.

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest

Downtown Lexington

Saturday, May 17

12 p.m. to 8 p.m..

Louisville beers and national beers will be at this festival, one of the region's largest. Attendees can sample more than 120 beers brewed by 40 breweries from across the nation, including many rare special tappings. Kentucky's first professional beer competition will also take place at the event, with the winner being awarded the Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup. We are anticipating 1,000 entries. CLICK HERE for more information or to purchase advance tickets.

To learn more about Kentucky Ale, CLICK HERE. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.



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