“Award winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon,” reads the sales copy. “It is aged for up to 6 weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries.” Mmmmmm.


Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is one example of beer and bourbon crossing each other’s border, a la peanut butter and chocolate. It’s not a bad idea. In fact, for bourbon lovers like ourselves, we think it’s grand.


And for beer lovers, somewhat like ourselves, there are new heads to observe and hoppiness to fawn over.


Beer aged in bourbon barrels might make bigger beer lovers out of us, which got us thinking…



We’re challenging you to create your own “Beerbon”. Whether you’re leaning towards Sam Adams whiskey or a Jack Daniel’s brew, we want to hear it. We’ll be judging the most innovative, mouth-watering combo so choose your hops and mash wisely.



  • Submit the “Beerbon” of your dreams in the comment section by 5:00pm Tuesday Feb. 21st
  • Must be 21 or older & a resident of the U.S. to enter


The winner will be announced on the 23rd and receive a $50 gift card to the bar of their choice.