The 5 B’s Bash: Handcrafted Bikes, Blues, Beer, BBQ and of course Bourbon [Photos]
That’s 6 B’s if you count the Bash! A great evening of Bourbon, Beer, BBQ, Bikes & Blues was had by all at the Bourbon Brotherhood gathering. The Bourbon Brotherhood is a group of men with a common interest, Bourbon. This event was held at Norton Commons in Prospect Kentucky by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce. After years of hosting an annual “women’s event”, the Chamber of Commerce decided they wanted to do something that appealed to men so, they invited the Bourbon Brotherhood membership as special guests. As you can see from the photos, the event was open to men and women!
Angel’s Envy Bourbon
The bourbon tasting was provided by Angel’s Envy. They had two bottle’s on hand, Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels.(The Rye can be hard to find, so this was a nice treat.) Sharing in the pouring duties was Wes Henderson, Master Ambassador and Chief Innovation Offices of Angel’s Envy. I somehow missed the call to drop a business card in the hat for the evenings drawing. Normally, I would not care but, when I saw they were giving away an Angel’s Envy custom travel bag AND a bottle of Angel’s Envy, man, was I sorry.
Harlot Handmade Bikes
Two handcrafted motorcycles were on hand along with their creator, Nate Jacobs of Harlot Cycles (as seen on Discovery Channel’s Biker Live show.) Nate’s builds have been featured in various industry publications and have continued to take home top honors and awards at rallies and special events across the country. His attention to detail as well as his artistic approach to each build has allowed him to seamlessly mesh function with form creating truly one-of-a-kind motorcycles. The “Harlot Starlette” was recently featured on the cover of Cycle Source.
Beer Book Signing
Kevin Gibson was on hand signing his latest book “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft.” The book is all about the history of beer in Louisville. It’s no secret Louisville is one of America’s bourbon capitals, but the Derby City once thrived as a brewing mecca, rivaling even St. Louis and Milwaukee with its crisp lagers and Kentucky Common Ale. German settlers arrived with centuries-old brewing traditions and beer gardens, cementing beer and barrooms in Louisville’s culture. Following Prohibition, the “big three”–Falls City, Fehr’s and Oertel’s–kept traditions alive while ingraining iconic brands into the city’s fabric and heritage. Pick up Kevin’s book to get the full story.
Blues & BBQ
And the evening was filled with live blues guitar by Wayne Harbin and great BBQ from Karem’s Grill & Pub.
Upcoming Bourbon Brotherhood Event: Whiskey and Warbirds
The Bourbon Brotherhood’s next event is called Whiskey and Warbirds. It will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Vintage Warbirds hanger at Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY. The evening will include a fly-by Warbird demonstration, a tour of the planes by the pilots, a tasting of Old Forester varieties and the introduction of a very special surprise guest! You can find out more information about the event here on their website.
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