Bardstown, KY (June 29, 2020) – Scout & Scholar Brewing Company (“Scout & Scholar”), the first craft brewery in Bardstown, Kentucky, announced today it will release its inaugural beers on July 11, 2020. Beginning at 11:00 am, the public is invited to sample and purchase Scout & Scholars’ very first products. In addition, the brewery will sell limited edition growlers, hats, and tee-shirts commemorating the event, with all proceeds going to support local, small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
“We could not think of a better way to commemorate the release of our first beers,” said Donald Blincoe and David Dones, co-founders of Scout & Scholar. “Giving back to the community that has given us so much over the years is part of our core mission at Scout & Scholar Brewing Company.”
Named after the two brothers who founded the City of Bardstown Kentucky, Scout & Scholar celebrates the legacy of William and David Bard and the important role Bardstown played in shaping Kentucky and American history. William Bard, the “Scout,” was a surveyor, land agent, and frontiersman, who surveyed and layed out Bardstown, Kentucky in 1780. William also drew the first lots of Louisville for the “lottery” conducted on April 24, 1779. David Bard, the “Scholar,” graduated from Princeton College, studied theology, and became a Presbyterian Minister. He was elected to Congress and served from March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1799 and again from March 4, 1803 to his death.
“What a wonderful way to recognize such a great addition to Bardstown’s Historic District” said Kim Huston, President of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency and Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation. “Businesses and people supporting each other is what Bardstown, Kentucky is all about.”
With an anticipated opening date in October 2020, Scout & Scholar Brewing Company is the first craft brewery in Bardstown, Kentucky that will not only produce exceptional craft beers, but will also offer a full-service restaurant and bar. Scout & Scholar’s scratch kitchen will combine local ingredients with regional flair.
To bring its vision to life, the Company assembled a highly experienced brewing and culinary team. Scout & Scholar’s brewing operation is run by Lee Northcutt, formerly Head Brewer at Marker 48 Brewing in Weeki Wachee, Florida.
“My approach to brewing is to explore traditional styles, while at the same time continually pushing the envelope,” said Lee Northcutt, Head Brewer, Scout & Scholar Brewing Company. “I look forward to bringing craft beer to Bardstown and being a new addition to the Kentucky Craft Beer Scene.”
Scout & Scholar’s kitchen and overall operation is run by Caleb Sunderman, formerly Chef at 610 Magnolia and Sous Chef de Cuisine at Milkwood in Louisville, Kentucky. Caleb attended Sullivan University, was a member of the Sullivan Culinary Team, and worked with the Bluegrass Brewing Company.
“Scout & Scholar is a place that will bring the community together,” said Caleb Sunderman, General Manager, Scout & Scholar. “To that end, we’re looking forward to supporting Bardstown’s small business community now by raising money to help support those impacted by COVID-19.”
For more information about the upcoming event on July 11, 2020 or Scout & Scholar Brewing Company please visit http://www.scoutandscholar.com or email Caleb Sunderman, General Manager, at Caleb@scoutandscholar.com or (502) 468-2409.
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Named after the two brothers who founded the City of Bardstown Kentucky, Scout & Scholar Brewing Company celebrates the legacy of William and David Bard and the important role Bardstown played in shaping Kentucky and American history. With an anticipated opening date in October 2020, Scout & Scholar Brewing Company will not only produce exceptional craft beers, but will also offer a full-service restaurant and bar.