The first Holler Festival
will be held at New Riff Distillery
Nov. 7 to feature craft breweries and distilleries that call the state of Kentucky home. Hosted by Ei8ht Ball Brewing
and New Riff, the event not only celebrates Kentucky-made products but also demonstrates what it means to be a Kentucky brewery or distillery.
Kentucky bourbon is celebrated around the world for its flavor, say event organizers, due to the region's water, grains, air and people.
Featured breweries will include Against the Grain
, Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company
, Blue Stallion Brewing
, Braxton Brewing
, Country Boy Brewing
, Ei8ht Ball, Good Wood Beer
, Monnik Beer Co.
, Rooster Brewing
and West Sixth Brewing
. Distilleries will include Barrel House Distilling
, Copper & Kings American Brandy
, Corsair Distillery
, The Gentleman Distillery
, Limestone Branch Distillery
, MB Roland Distillery
, New Riff, Old Pogue Distillery
, Second Sight Spirits
, Wilderness Trail Distillery
and Willett Distillery
New Riff opened adjacent to The Party Source in 2014 and is part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour
. Many Holler organizers are members of the Kentucky Distillers' Association
and the Kentucky Guild of Brewers
— both groups work to support, enhance and grow the craft communities of spirits and beer in Kentucky.
Tickets are $50, which includes beer and spirits samples, appetizers and a special edition glass. The festival is for ages 21 and up; you can pre-order tickets here
All Holler Festival proceeds will benefit Renaissance Covington