A dark amber, pre-prohibition style beer with a light body and mild flavor. Easily drinkable, with subtle caramel, nutty, and raisin flavors from roasted malts.
Kentucky Common is a pre-prohibition style from 1850s Louisville, Kentucky, as an attempt to brew beer similar to the European lager styles popular among immigrants at the time. Without access to caves to keep their lagers cool, brewers turned to locally-grown corn as an ingredient and used ale yeast to produce an entirely new “dark cream ale” style. The result was beer with a dark amber color but a surprisingly mild, malt-forward flavor with notes of caramel and raisin.