Derby Style with Stella Artois

I got the opportunity to visit my first ever Kentucky Derby with Stella Artois Cidre.

Ash and I flew into Louisville welcomed by friendly smiles, big hats, and good ‘ole southern music.  We immediately felt the derby vibes from the town, and new we were in for a treat.  Our first evening was spent with the Stella team aboard a boat across the Ohio River.  We were greeted by a warm sunset and cool breeze- the perfect pair to Stella’s European style Cidre with a fruit-like sweetness and crisp dryness.. ahhh.

The following morning, we took an hour drive up to Georgetown to visit Evan’s Orchard and Cider mill.  The loveliest setup awaited us for brunch with meals infused with the Stella Artois Cidre, and cocktails a plenty!  We chatted with the chef about her seasonal menu preparations, and discussed the superb pairings to our beverages.  We took some time post brunch to wander around the barn area, and take in that nice Southern warmth.

Up next came Derby Day! We all met in the afternoon donning our best Derby Style, and headed to the racetrack!  The Kentucky Derby is not only a superior sporting event, but the perfect fusion of fashion and lifestyle.  With over 100 years in tradition, the day is full of fun activities and competitive races.  We had such an amazing time learning to wager and placing our bets.  Cheering for your favorite horses was awesome, and an overall amazing experience!  Below are some photos from the trip that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Special thanks to the Stella Artois Cidre team for hosting us and showing us what Southern Hospitality is all about!


Blake Scott

Ashley Estrada

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