Sampling beers from around the world is a better way to taste the flavors of other countries than eating flags or biting into foreign peninsulas. Save a few molars with today's Groupon to the Lexington Legends Brewgrass Festival at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Saturday, August 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two tickets for adults 21 and over (a $40 value).
- For $7, you get one children's ticket or one nondrinker ticket (a $15 value).
The second-annual Brewgrass Festival celebrates a communal love of international beer, bass, and baseball at the Lexington Legends’ diamond digs. Adult ticket holders file into the friendly confines of Whitaker Bank Ballpark starting at 5 p.m. and nab a commemorative tasting mug ready to host 10 4-ounce samples of beers by brew masters from around the globe. Slyly sip more than 100 intriguing international beers, searching for detectable malts, barleys, and messages encrypted in the foam. The ballpark also showcases an array of concessions that soaks up suds and extends taste tests. Pair libations with audible samples of local music, including Americana blues by Coralee & the Townies, rock 'n' roll soul by Matt Duncan Band, and folk-pop vocals by Englishman. Festival-goers may purchase additional tasting tickets until last call at 8 p.m. Though the concert ends at 9 p.m., those found arguing with imaginary umpires near home plate will be ejected sooner.
When the Legends first stepped onto the field at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in 2001, they broke a nearly half-century dry spell of pro baseball in the city of Lexington. That first season, they made their presence known by winning the South Atlantic League championship and trying to rename City Hall after themselves. Since their inauguration in '01, the Legends have sent sent over 80 players to the majors, fulfilling the promise of their name and creating their own legacy.