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Forecastle Bourbon Lodge releases lineup of special experiences

Four Roses Bourbon, a popular label in the Forecastle Festival Bourbon Lodge, this year will add a new “deep dive into the mind of Hunter S. Thompson with an exclusive decadent and deprived spirit experience.”
Four Roses Bourbon, a popular label in the Forecastle Festival Bourbon Lodge, this year will add a new “deep dive into the mind of Hunter S. Thompson with an exclusive decadent and deprived spirit experience.” Brian Hensley/Forecastle Festival

The annual Forecastle Festival in Louisville has announced the lineup of offerings at the Bourbon Lodge this year.

New will be a Four Roses deep dive into the mind of Hunter S. Thompson with what is billed as “an exclusive, decadent and deprived spirit experience” based on the iconic Louisville writer.

The festival, which is July 13-15 at Waterfront Park and will feature musicians including Chris Stapleton, will have dozens of selections in the 16,000-square-foot lodge, including Rarities Bar with selections hand-picked by Liquor Barn, such as limited releases not available elsewhere. And the lodge is air-conditioned and has real restrooms.

If you buy a Bourbon Lodge membership, you’ll also have early access to the release schedule for the weekend; the full list of regular selections is online at ForecastleFest.com.

The Flight Bar, also from Liquor Barn, will have a selection of flights, and the Mixology Bar will have cocktails. Fireside Chats also are back, as well as the Great Lawn’s Gonzo Bar.

Bourbon Lodge memberships are $30 plus fees; each includes a commemorative double-walled steel mug. The mug allows re-entry into the lodge all weekend and comes with 15 tickets worth $1 each that can be used to buy food and drink inside. Festival admission must be purchased separately.

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