Belgian ale, 4.4%
Donum Dei just blew out the candles on their first birthday cake, celebrating a successful freshman year of crafting noteworthy beer just across the bridge in New Albany. The recommended brew of choice for spring is the Enkel Belgian Gold, a single version of a Belgian triple ale boasting some ripe banana flavor along with a 4.4% ABV. This style of beer was originally brewed by monks for consumption during times of fasting, ensuring they wouldn’t become too sloppy on an empty stomach. Because you know monks, they like to party.
Fruit beer, 4.5%
Go ahead and mark your calendars: Watermelon Crack’s annual release is set for the weekend of May 14th, which just so happens to coincide with the four-year anniversary of Apocalypse Brew Works. It’s a beer that’ll surely keep you cool as you spend a lazy Saturday afternoon on the brewery’s outdoor patio scoping the local food truck scene (because they’ve been known to gather there when the weather is right).
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Food and travel writer Lindsey McClave knows that there is more to Kentucky than a good bourbon. Follow her eating and drinking adventures on Twitter -- @foodiegirlky