Country Boy Brewing will be celebrating its first anniversary with three nights of festivities Feb. 8 - 10.
Where Country Boy’s taproom traditionally serves admired beers of other breweries alongside their own creations, this weekend’s birthday celebration will be all about Country Boy. All 24 taps will feature their own products, ranging from crowd favorites “Cougar Bait," an American Blond Ale, or “Cliff Jumper," an American IPA to rare and limited production beers like a version of their “Black Gold Porter” that has been aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels.
Armed with seven of their own original recipes, owners and Central Kentucky natives Jeff Beagle, Daniel “DH” Harrison, and Evan Coppage opened their doors on Feb. 10, 2012. Since then, they have seen Country Boy’s business explode. While those first seven beers were produced on a system capable of producing no more than 30 barrels at a time, the past year has seen Country Boy upgrade their capacity to 155 barrels and turnout nearly 40 different beers.
Along with more choices at the brewery’s taproom, County Boy’s growth means their beers can now be found on tap at bars across Lexington, as well as in Louisville, northern Kentucky, Bowling Green, Georgetown, Frankfort, Owensboro, Elizabethtown and Paducah.
“When we started, all we had were a passion for beer and a dream of turning our home brewing experience into a small craft brewery of our own,” Harrison said. “We knew that if we brewed the beer we wanted to drink the way we wanted it brewed, other people who shared our love of craft beer would come."
The birthday celebration will run through the Country Boy Brewing Taproom’s regular operating hours: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Fri. - Sat. and 1 - 10 p.m. Sun. Food trucks will be parked at the Brewery throughout the celebration. For more information, visit Country Boy Brewing’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/countryboy or call the taproom at (859) 554-6200.