Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is preparing to release a new beer with a fruit that’s plentiful in Kentucky: blackberries.
The Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter, scheduled to be in Kentucky stores the week of Feb. 6, comes with “bold roasted malt flavors, complemented by a nose of fresh blackberries,” according to the company’s news release.
The beer’s alcohol content is 8.3 percent by volume.
The beer will be the latest addition to the Barrel-Aged Seasonal Series, which includes beers aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels.
Pete Weiss, marketing manager for Alltech Brewing, said the idea for the beer came from a company meeting in which employees were discussing what they would like to drink in the spring.
“We wanted it to be a little bit different than an average porter, or barrel-aged stout or something that you come across quiet often,” he said.