Check out TEN20 Brewery’s Black Friday releases!

If you haven’t checked out Louisville’s newest brewery, TEN20 in Butchertown, today is the day to swing by. They’re releasing five new, limited-edition beers, and you can enjoy them on their outdoor deck area or to-go.

The brewery’s first bottled beer, a Russian Imperial Stout they’re calling The Machine, is one of the five releases.

TEN20's Machine beer
Here’s a look at The Machine stout. | Courtesy of TEN20

I was fortunate to try a sample, and I haven’t been able to put it down since popping it open. It’s nutty, it’s rich and chocolatey, there are some vanilla notes — overall, it’s a robust stout guaranteed to nab some awards for head brewer Larry Horwitz.

The other four beers available today on tap (while supplies last) include a Chocolate Machine (I can’t even imagine!), a Coffee Vanilla Stockyards Porter, a Schwarzbier Black Lager, and an Ironworks Black New England IPA.

“We want to be sure that people can still celebrate the holidays safely, and we look forward to sharing these new specialty beers,” said Horwitz in a news release. “Each offering is warm and inviting, perfect to enjoy this time of year as the weather cools down.” 


The brewery, which is located at 1020 E. Washington St., will be open today (Friday, Nov. 27) starting at noon.

You can get flights of the specialty beers, which is what I would recommend before committing to a whole pint.

Also, at 4 p.m. today, you can hop on the TEN20 Facebook page for a virtual meet and greet with Horwitz, who will guide participants through a tasting of the newly released products.

TEN20 will set up purchase stations for to-go packages and offer gift packs to ease purchases. Plus, the outdoor beer garden will be open and they have expanded the existing area into the parking lot to provide ample socially-distanced outside seating.

This could be one of our last nice, sunny days. So go stock up on some Vitamin D and beer!

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