Bourbon, Beer, & Baitcasting Pioneers : Official Travel Source

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September 28th

Bourbon, Beer, & Baitcasting Pioneers

  • Admission: $49 ($44 for Contributor Level members & Above)
  • Location: Frazier History Museum
  • 829 W. Main St.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40202
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Contact: Simon T. Meiners
  • Email:
  • Phone: (502) 753-5668

Bourbon, Beer, & Baitcasting Pioneers

Before they were legendary names in the Bourbon industry, they were sportsmen using the Kentucky Reel, the forerunner of today’s modern baitcasting reels to fish Kentucky waterways. Many of the early reels were made in Frankfort, Kentucky, very near where George T. Stagg, Colonel Blanton, E. H. Taylor, and brewer Sig Luscher were fine-tuning their own crafts.

Join a Buffalo Trace Brand Ambassador, brewer Tim Luscher, and authors William Hinkebein and Art Lander for a spectacular evening of Bourbon and beer tastings and fishing tales. Ticket prices include a signed copy of their new lavishly illustrated book, A Brief History of Baitcasting, Bass Fishing, and the Kentucky Reel—along with light hors d’oeuvres and a tasting of some of the toughest-to-find Bourbons and beers in Kentucky. Stagg Jr., E. H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch, Blanton’s Single Barrel, and Sig Luscher Beer will be on every single tasting mat for every single guest.

Live a little, come have a taste!

  • Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
  • Gallery Access: 6:30–7 p.m.
  • Program: 7–9 p.m.