Sipp’n Corn Festival Preview – Bourbon & Beyond 2018.
Posted on April 18, 2018
by Brian Haara
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Bourbon & Beyond returns to Louisville this fall with an amazing musical lineup, incredible food, and bourbon galore. Fred Minnick really puts the bourbon into Bourbon & Beyond because he curated a bourbon lineup to equal the musical and culinary lineups. The festival will offer a unique series of over 30 bourbon and food-focused seminars, including the first-ever discussion between Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett and Jim Beam’s master distiller Fred Noe—called the “Jack and Jim seminar.” This will be historical, and something only Fred could put together.
Plus, this year I’ll be in the mix as I moderate two all-star panels. I’ll be discussing barrel finishes with Angel Envy’s Wes Henderson, Woodford Reserve’s Elizabeth McCall, Jefferson’s Trey Zoeller, and Bardstown Bourbon Company’s John Hargrove, and then the art of fermentation with New Riff’s Jay Erisman, Castle & Key’s Marianne Barnes, and Wilderness Trail’s Pat Heist.
Just as exciting, we have two other members of the Bourbon Community Roundtable moderating panels—Kenny and Ryan from Bourbon Pursuit and Blake from Bourbonr. The last time we got together in person we came away with two barrels of bourbon, so you’ll want to be sure to catch up with us at Bourbon & Beyond. Other local bourbon personalities like Maggie Kimbrel and Susan Reigler, along with rock star master distillers and brand ambassadors, will make this an unforgettable event.
Here are more details from the press release and links. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 20, so don’t delay!
It tracks purchases to know that Sipp’n Corn fans are buying but don’t worry, I don’t get anything out of it (other than the pride of beating @Bourbonrcom and @BourbonPursuit).
The second annual Bourbon & Beyond festival makes its much-anticipated return to Champions Park in Louisville, KY, Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 with the perfect blend of bourbon, food & music not found anywhere else in the world. Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents, culinary curator Edward Lee (The Mind of A Chef) and bourbon curator Fred Minnick have put together another incredible bourbon, music, and culinary lineup for the weekend. World-renowned musicians including Sting and Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, as well as superstars John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows and David Byrne, lead the music lineup of more than 30 artists. Tom Colicchio, Stephanie Izard, Aarón Sánchez and Ray Garcia lead the culinary lineup of more than 20 chefs.
The world’s largest bourbon festival, Bourbon & Beyond is an annual celebration of the craftsmanship behind award-winning bourbons, master distillers, legendary musicians, world-class chefs, and an unforgettable showcase of the soul and spirit of Louisville, held during Bourbon Heritage Month. In its inaugural year in 2017, the festival attracted 50,000 people from all over the country, offering a series of onsite experiences, including bourbon and culinary workshops.
The festival’s centerpiece, the Big Bourbon Bar presented by Louisville Courier Journal, will feature more than two dozen bourbons selected by best-selling author and renowned bourbon authority Fred Minnick, Bourbon & Beyond’s official bourbon curator. Acclaimed Louisville whiskey bar The Silver Dollar will operate The Hunter’s Club, where attendees can find vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s, as well as contemporary collectibles — which last year included more than 50 rarities. The festival also announces the return of Fred Minnick’s Mini Bar presented by The Bourbon Women Association, which will showcase this year’s craft bourbon selections: Hartfield & Co., MB Roland, Old Pogue, Wadelyn Ranch and Wilderness Trail.
The current music lineup includes: Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!, Kaleo, Gov’t Mule, Keb’ Mo’, Blackberry Smoke, JJ Grey & Mofro, Don Felder, The Record Company, Del McCoury Band, Joseph, Magpie Salute, Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers, Larkin Poe, The Last Bandoleros and Swimming With Bears.