Local Option Kentucky Common
Brewer: Local Option Brewing
Style: Kentucky Common
Despite its name, the Kentucky Common might actually be the least prevalent beer style in America. The dark, slightly sweet beer was popular in Louisville from the mid-18th century until Prohibition, and uses a hefty share of corn, just like the bourbons produced nearby. Many modern brewers believe the old Kentucky Commons also used a whiskey-like sour mash. Local Option's Kentucky Common utilizes specialty grains in place of much of the typical corn, and is fermented with lactic-producing bacteria, resulting in a tart, roasted — almost chocolatey — sour ale like no other.
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