Saturday, May 4
Destihl Brewery, Normal
Photos by Erin Woods
It was one for the history books. But the controversy over the disqualification of Maximum Security didn’t dampen the spirits of the party-goers at Destihl Brewery, who dined on delicious treats, imbibed the traditional mint juleps and raised money for St. Jude.
And on that beautiful May afternoon, you would have thought Destihl was Churchill Downs, as the party-goers were dressed in their best Derby wear, complete with pastel jackets for the men and fabulous hats for the ladies.
The man with the microphone, Ronnie Jones, kept spirits high (as did the mint juleps!). While the history books will list Country Horse as the winner of the 145th Kentucky Derby, at Destihl the big winner was St. Jude.