Kentucky Common is said to be one of two beer styles indigenous to the United States. Brewed in Louisville from the 1850’s until prohibition, Kentucky common was a dark colored ale made with barley, corn, and rye using a soured mash. Essentially, it was a bourbon mash, converted into a beer recipe. This is truly a unique style that has both refreshing slightly sour qualities with a nicely layered malt backbone. At Black Market, we have produced our take on this lost style and are proud to offer it as our 5th Anniversary Ale.