Neat & Mixed from Hops & Spirits

We welcome in Kevin Patterson (2:50 mark), cicerone/national beer judge and manager for The Beer Trappe Craft Beer Store & Bar in Lexington, for our Q&A. He talks about how he got into craft beer, what it took to be a cicerone and national beer judge, how he ended up at The Beer Trappe, what folks can expect when visiting the bar/store, beer trends he's seen lately, his favorite recent pours, teaching beer school and more.

What's Pouring Kentucky (0:30 mark): Newport on the Levee will soon be home to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Resort and be home to multiple new restaurants and a coveted hotel. Goodbounce Pickleball Yard is now open in Louisville while Ale-8-One is debuting a new limited-edition peach flavor in May and Louisville Ale Trail’s 502 Beer Appreciation Day returns.

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Whether you like it neat, mixed or in a cocktail, we're talking all things bourbon (and bourbon adjacent). We sample a variety of expressions on our Flight Nights with different brands and ask plenty of questions about events, brands and so much more on our We've Got Questions series. Find more Neat & Mixed at