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Bluegrass Brewing Company is a brewery and a chain of brewpubs based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

History (production)

The company was founded as a brewpub in Louisville, Kentucky in 1993 by chief brewer David Pierce and a small group of beer investors. In the late 1990s Pipkin Brewing Co began contract brewing and bottling BBC beers. In 2001 the BBC purchased the Pipkin Brewing Company located at 636 East Main St Louisville. In 2001 the brewpub and brewery split into two separate companies with a mutual name due to irreconcilable differences between owners. The Main St brewery packaged and distributed regionally, and the brewpub for the most part produces beer for the pub and a non-brewing satellite location at 660 4th st in Louisville. The Main St location rebranded in 2015 to Goodwood Brewing as it was a separate company. David Pierce has worked on and off at BBC on many occasions. The only current active location is 300 West Main St.


The brewery regularly competes in the Great American Beer Festival and its beers have won a number of awards, including multiple gold medals for the Bearded Pat's Barleywine, a gold medal in 2003 for its smoked beer "Black Silk" and a bronze medal, also in 2003, for its Dortmunder-style lager beer and most recently in 2008 for Kick in the Baltic Porter.

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