Cured and Crafted

Cured & Crafted Festival Saturday at Copper & Kings

Copper & Kings American brandy distillery will host the second annual  Cured & Craftedspring festival, tomorrow, April 9, in its courtyard at 1111 E. Washington St., in Butchertown. The free festival, which runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., celebrates Louisville’s food and drink culture.

Among the items that are cured and crafted by local artisans will be food to eat, unusual things to drink, prepared foods to take home and cook with. Among those offering food at the festival will be Butchertown Grocery, Brooklyn and the Butcher, Decca, Johnny’s Diner Car, Louis’s The Ton; local beverage artisans Beer Syrup Co., Butchertown Soda, Heine Bros. Coffee, Red Hot Roasters, Shrubs By Brick (and of course, Copper & Kings) offering a variety of drinks; and Crosley, the local maker of retro radios and turntables and records.

Other local purveyors at the festival will be dessert makers Art Eatables Chocolate, A&C Baking Co., Cellar Door Chocolates, The Comfy Cow, Louisville Cream and The Sweet Shoppe. Specialty food producers Bourbon Barrel Foods, Butchertown Provisions, Caldwell’s Quirky Cookery, Commonwealth Cure, Capriole Goat Cheese, Fixe, Foodcraft, Foxhollow Farm, McDowell Farms Salsa and Renegade Sauces & Preserves will also be presenting their wares.

A notable event at the event will be the introduction of pasties, savory hand-pies made by a new off-shoot of Copper & Kings, the Butchertown Pie Co. At the Cured and Crafted event, the distillery will begin offering handheld meat, chicken and vegetable pies in an outdoor dining area in the courtyard.