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Samuel Adams Brewery is Back!

Great news! Samuel Adams is back for the 2018 Bourbon and Brewfest as the game area sponsor!

A stein hoisting competition, cornhole, and tons of fun giveaways are just a few things Samuel Adams brought to the party in 2017! Festival goers can expect the same level of excitement again this year, so start working on those arm muscles!

In partnership with Samuel Adams, we are looking forward to serving our guests some rare and traditional beer options, in addition to Angry Orchard Cider, Truly Spike and Sparkling, and Twisted Tea.

BG Bourbon and Brewfest Dedicated to Safety

Reed Law Group, PLC SAFE RIDE PROGRAM

In an effort to promote safety, the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest has partnered with Reed Law Group, PLC and Uber to provide a Safe Ride Program for the 2018 event. We are ecstatic that Ryan and his team are committed to the safety and well-being of local attendees as they leave this year’s festival. The program was a huge success the past two years, giving over $1,000 in rides to hundreds of guests and is expected to be heavily utilized this year.

 

Get home safely after the Brewfest with up to a $25 credit towards an Uber ride courtesy of Reed Law Group! 

The BG Brewfest also offers free general admission Designated Driver tickets for the event to encourage responsible behavior while enjoying the event. Instructions will be given on how to redeem a free Uber ride as the event approaches.

VIP Area Sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon

Four Roses VIP Experience!

Four Roses has partnered with the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest for a second year to bring back the Four Roses VIP Experience to the 2018 festival. VIP Attendees can look forward to a Four Roses exclusive bar, as well as educational talks in the VIP area and suites, allowing attendees the opportunity to learn more about the smooth, mellow bourbon for which they are so well-known.

Four Roses Bourbon has been around since the late 1800’s, and continues to be one of the finest names in the bourbon world. Four Roses has a unique mellow taste unlike any other Bourbon. Four Roses is the only Bourbon Distillery that combines 5 proprietary yeasts strains with two separate mashbills to produce 10 distinct Bourbons each with its own unique character.

General admission attendees will also be able to sample the handcrafted, Kentucky bourbons from Four Roses at the event on the Bourbon Concourse. The 2018 event will be held on October 13th. Tickets are on sale now!

Bourbon & Brewfest Named a Top 20 Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY NAMES
BOURBON & BREWFEST A TOP 20 EVENT

Bowling Green, Ky. — Aug. 1, 2018 — The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) has named the Bowling Green Bourbon & Brewfest one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for October 2018. This year’s event is Oct. 13 at the Bowling Green Ballpark.

More than two dozen craft breweries and distilleries are on tap for the fourth annual Bourbon and Brewfest, and food trucks will line the ballfield to complement the spirits and hops.

“We are extremely excited for the 2018 Bowling Green Bourbon & Brewfest! It’s hard to believe we’re on our fourth year of the event,” said Blake Blackburn, one of the event’s partners. “Along with the representation of bourbon and craft beer companies, we cannot stress the importance of local sponsors, food trucks and vendors. These businesses really bring the festival to life and give the guests things to do, enjoy and purchase beyond drink sampling. When you combine a community of local entrepreneurs committed to serving festival goers along with brand representatives from distilleries and breweries, you get an immersive and intimate experience that is hard to replicate.”

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“We are so excited to be named one of the Top 20 events by the Southeast Tourism Society,
said Cody Turner, another partner. “With the help of the CVB, we are proud continue to bring our community to the national stage as the fastest growing, locally-owned event. We can’t thank Bowling Green and our sponsors enough for the continued support. We look forward to hosting Brewfest IV this October 13th at the Hot Rod’s stadium. We have a ton of new features on tap this year, such as a dedicated VIP/sponsors entrance, two new food vendors in VIP (a big shout out to Donatos and Bojangles’), some incredibly rare bourbons, and a huge focus on Kentucky craft beer.”

This is the first year that the Bourbon & Brewfest was eligible to be nominated for this honor.

“We’re not surprised that the Bowling Green Bourbon & Brewfest was named a Top 20 event in its first year of eligibility,” said Vicki Fitch, Executive Director of the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Experiences involving craft beer and bourbon have become tourism draws across the country, and we’re glad Blake, Cody and the rest of their team had the vision to create such an event for Bowling Green.”

The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.com and Travel Media Press Room.

“The Southeast is home to unique and memorable events throughout the year,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. “In spotlighting the Top 20 festivals and events each month, STS is not only giving these events the recognition they deserve but we’re also creating a quick reference guide to some of the best festivals in the Southeast. These events are important to the economic vitality of our communities and this is a way for us to acknowledge the time and resources organizers have tirelessly spent to create memories for their attendees.”

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.   The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.

To learn more about the Bowling Green Bourbon & Brewfest, visit www.bgbrewfest.com.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Suites are Available

Suites are available for the 2018 Bourbon and Brewfest!

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Whether you’re entertaining clients or hosting an office party our luxury suite package is the perfect option for larger groups. Enjoy the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest from the comfort of your own private suite which includes a private balcony, comfortable indoor seating and heating & air conditioning. The suites comes with 20 VIP tickets, access to all VIP amenities (see below), and a stocked cooler. The 20 ticket suite is $2100. We also have one 35 person suite that comes with 30 tickets for $2800. If you have any special requests we are happy to accommodate.

Here are all of the VIP Amenities:

  • Access to VIP Lounge and Deck (Access to unique brews/bourbons)

  • 25 Tokens for sampling

  • 1 Hour Early Access

  • Pint Glass

  • Commemorative Bourbon Glass

Please email info@bgbrewfest.com or call (270) 883-0368 for reservations or additional information!

Announcing the 2018 Bourbon and Brewfest

GET READY FOR BREWFEST!

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The countdown is on! The 2018 Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest date has been set for Saturday, October 13th at the Bowling Green Ballpark. The fourth installment of the festival will include more of the same amenities that have been a hit in the past; hand selected bourbon from every region in Kentucky, regional craft beer, local food trucks, and arts & craft vendors. Fans can look forward to a few new features at the 2018 festival that will be announced in the coming months!

Goodwill Charities:

We are elated to announce our goodwill charities this year are the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society and the Center for Courageous Kids. Last year we were able to raise over $8,000 for all of our participating charities and look to increase that amount with the steady rise in attendance year over year.

We’re excited to get the festival planning underway which includes announcing participating distilleries, breweries, sponsors, and volunteers. If you’re interested in participating in any capacity, please reach out to info@bgbrewfest.com to start the conversation.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 9th at 10:00am. Save $10 on general admission tickets during our LAUNCH phase at bgbrewfest.com.

Heaven Hill Brands named Bourbon Title Sponsor!

We are so excited to announce Heaven Hill Brands, the nation’s largest independent, family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier, as the official Bourbon Title Sponsor for the 2017 Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest!

Heaven Hill’s iconic brands will be available to sample in both the VIP and General Admission areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Bernheim, Henry McKenna, Rittenhouse, and Larceny in the Bourbon concourse at the festival, with special pourings of Elijah Craig Barrel Strength and Parker’s Heritage Collection 2017 Release available to our VIP attendees.

Heaven Hill’s long history of producing some of the best bourbon in the world makes them a perfect partner for the Bourbon and Brewfest. Attendees will have to opportunity to sample these bourbons and learn more about the Heaven Hill distillery and the distilling process through educational classes that will be held during the event.

Tickets are now on sale for the October 21st event at bgbrewfest.com. Stay tuned for more information on how you can sign up for one of the classes offered the day of the event!

Sam Adams takes Brewery Sponsor!

How long can you hold a liter stein filled with Sam Adams Octoberfest beer?

Well, this year at the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest, you can find out!

We are happy to announce that Sam Adams is now the official Brewery Title Sponsor at the 2017 BG Bourbon and Brewfest! Samuel Adams, the man, did this in the name of American Independence. Jim Koch did this in the name of Better Beer. Jim Koch named his beer after Samuel Adams because he shared a similar spirit in leading the fight for independence and the opportunity for all Americans to pursue happiness and follow their dreams.

In addition to adding their brews to the lineup, the Bourbon and Brewfest will host a Stein Hoisting Competition for attendees. 

Keep updated on new announcements, breweries, and distilleries on our social media pages or our website. Tickets are on sale now at bgbrewfest.com.

South Central Bank Named Financial Services Partner

We are pleased to announce that South Central Bank will be participating in the Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest as the official Financial Services Partner of the event for 2017! An avid supporter of the community, South Central Bank values local events, charities, and schools. Their focus on contributing to and growing the local communities they service made South Central Bank a perfect fit for the BG Bourbon and Brewfest.
The event will be held on October 21st. Tickets for Brewfest are on sale now! VIP tickets are limited and include food from 643 Sports Bar and Grill, as well as exclusive bourbons and beers and access to the Four Roses VIP Bar.

VIP Food Provided by 643 Sports Bar and Grill

The Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest have partnered with 643 Sports Bar and Grill to provide a delicious, local, catered experience for the VIP area at the 2017 Brewfest. 643 participated in the event last year as a food vendor on the field. Their positive experience and feedback prompted them to partner with the BG Brewfest to provide the food for VIP area this year. We will keep you updated on the menu as the event gets closer!

VIP tickets are now on sale and not only get you access to exclusive bourbons and beers, but now give you access to some great, local cuisine from 643 Sports Bar and Grill!   

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