This summer at BreyerFest, we are celebrating Prost! with our very own beer garden! Hang out in the shade, listen to music, and sip locally made craft brews!
Our friends from Mountain Top Polka will be providing the entertainment, so feel free to kick up your heels and dance along! This high-energy band hails from North Carolina and has been celebrating Germany through music and dance for more than a decade. Donning traditional tracht for their performances, this band prides itself on performing both original pieces and Oktoberfest favorites for guests. We are thrilled to be welcoming them to BreyerFest next weekend!
On tap in our Beer Garden will be locally-made brews from our friends at West Sixth Brewing and Wise Bird Cider.
Founded in 2012, West Sixth Brewing is located in a 100-year-old building called the Bread Box, historically used for the Rainbo Bread Factory in Lexington, Kentucky. West Sixth prides themselves on both the craft beer they make and having a positive social impact on the communities they are a part of. They brew, can and bottle dozens of beers throughout the year, and focus on brewing beers with high quality and creativity that they are proud to serve to their friends and family. West Sixth supports the direct work of non-profits through their Sixth for a Cause Foundation - powered by programs such as Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter, Sixth for a Cause, Wooden Nickel, Pedaling for a Purpose, and other statewide sponsorships. They are environmentally conscious in everything that they do and strive to be an awesome place to work for their more than 100 employees.
Wise Bird Cider opened their doors in the Distillery District of Lexington in 2019 and is a small, family-run business committed to crafting small-batch traditional-style ciders made with a focus on tradition and quality from the best apples they can get their hands on. They believe that great apples make great ciders and source as many apples as possible locally from throughout Kentucky. They also seek out harder to find, cider-specific apples from their neighbors in Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania when needed. They believe in being good people, hiring good people, and that giving back to the community makes the world a better place.
Outside our BreyerFest Beer Garden, between the tented BreyerFest Store and Model Handout, we are also thrilled to be hosting Set The Bar, who will be brewing coffee and mixing craft cocktails from their unique mobile bar (which is a converted horse trailer!), “The Thirsty Mule!” Set the Bar has created a custom craft cocktail menu specifically for BreyerFest: Prost! that includes a traditional German Radler, their white wine Holler Spritz, and the bourbon-based Tipsy Trotter. Also available will be their custom-crafted non-alcoholic cocktails (which they can also spike!) - their golden Palomino Punch and the Cora Merm-Aid - their signature lemonade with iridescent, edible glitter and blue Hawaiian punch!
Founded in 2019, Set the Bar is owned and operated by Cheryl Knapp, Alvaro Fernandez, Amanda Fernandez, Chelsea Hollingsworth, and Jonathan Hollingsworth. With backgrounds ranging from restaurant management to healthcare, they were looking for a way to serve Lexington and the surrounding communities with an unforgettable experience. Founder Cheryl Knapp loved that this venture created an outlet for her love of event planning and design as well as used the team’s combined strengths in hospitality, and affection for Kentucky.
During the day, the Beer Garden can be found in Celebration Park by our food vendors. As an added bonus, Mountain Top Polka, West Sixth, Wise Bird, and Set the Bar will all be relocating their operations after 4:30 pm on both Friday and Saturday evenings to the Alltech Arena, where they look forward to entertaining and serving guests prior to our evening Celebration of Horses. Prost!
We look forward to welcoming all these amazing partners to BreyerFest next weekend!
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