Need another reason to try Shannon the Dude Brew? It was just named one of the best new beers in Kentucky. The Coalition of Craft Beer Lovers of Kentucky put Shannon’s beer from Rock House Brewery atop their “Best Other Beer” category for 2017.
“In the catch-all category that basically includes anything that doesn’t fall into the mainstream styles, this Kentucky Common reigns. The Kentucky Common style has made a mild comeback over the past few years and many breweries have interpreted it as an old-style natural sour, though recent acknowledgements have agreed that nothing in the recipe indicates anything that should require an innate sourness. That’s worked in Rock House’s favor as this sessionable Kentucky Common has enough flavor to please even the nerdiest of beer nerds while retaining a light enough body that warrants, like, six of them. The beer is aged with vanilla beans to deliver it’s understated smooth sweetness. Charlie E. on Untappd says, “Delicious and dangerous at 4.9%! I could seriously drink this all day,” and CeCe E. says, “This STD rocks.” I see what you did there, CeCe. I see, CeCe.”
We also see what the Coalition of Craft Beer Lovers of Kentucky did with their acronym. We see, COCBLOK.
Seriously, congrats to Shannon and Rock House Brewery. If you’re curious, Ethereal’s Fad-tastic Vol. 1 won Best IPA. As an IPA lover who likes to visit Ethereal after games at Rupp, I wholeheartedly agree.
[The Best Breweries and Beer in Kentucky for 2017]