Would it really be a trip to Kentucky if you didn’t sample their world famous bourbon? It’s a huge part of the culture and something locals are proud of. And although Kentucky is mainly known for Bourbon, that’s not all they have when it comes to quenching your thirst. As with the rest of the country, Kentucky seems to be hip to the craft brew scene — with tons of exciting breweries and flavors, they bring their own local twists to beer.
Bourbon 30 Spirits
Bourbon 30, located in Georgetown, has quite the history behind it. It is said that a well-known Baptist minister began distilling bourbon in the area all the way back in 1789. He used water from the historic limestone spring, Royal Spring. Where the bourbon was first made is now regarded as a historical landmark. A plaque tells more of the story:
“The Rev. Elijah Craig, founder of ‘Craig’s Classical School,’ first distilled Bourbon Whiskey on this site in 1789. A pioneer from Virginia, the Rev. Craig set up his grain mill and used the fine limestone water of Royal Spring to develop the first sour mash process in the production of Bourbon. The Rev. Craig is also noted as the founder of the city of Georgetown and operated the first fulling mill and paper mill west of the Alleghany Mountains.”
Visiting Bourbon 30
Bourbon 30 offers daily private barrel samplings and discussions about Kentucky’s craft bourbon scene. Check out their bourbon facility, visit the gift shop, and learn more about this historic Kentucky staple located in Georgetown.
130 South Water Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
Country Boy Brewing
Country Boy Brewing was born out of a passion for craft beers. Country Boy Brewing co-founders Daniel Harrison and Nathan Coppage partnered with Jeff Beagle and Evan Coppage to create brews in 2012. They’ve got six signature brews, all with eclectic names: Cougar Bait, Ghost Gose, Cliff Jumper, Half Way Home, Amos Moses, and Shotgun Wedding. From blonde ales to IPA’s, Country Boy Brewing is sure to satisfy any fan of craft brews. Stop on by to visit their taproom, pick up some of their merchandise, and enjoy their outdoor patio. Country Boy Brewing has locations in both Georgetown and Lexington, KY.
Country Boy Brewing Georgetown
Lane’s Run Business Park
108 Corporate Boulevard
Georgetown, KY 40324
Georgetown, KY and Their Craft
Historic Georgetown has a lot to offer, and now you know more about their bourbon and beer scene. If you come to visit the Georgetown area, you’ll have much to look forward to when it comes to sampling drinks that are signature to Kentucky.