Mayor Fischer and other VIPs collaborate with brewers to create special edition beers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2016) – The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 8th Annual Louisville Brewfest from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Louisville Slugger Field.
The event will feature independent local and regional beer, wine and bourbon, as well as a variety of food vendors and PureTap® from the Louisville Water Company. Admission is $5, or free for designated drivers, and includes a souvenir cup.
Attendees must be 21 or older to drink beer, wine and bourbon. VIP tickets are $50 and include access to exclusive beers, special gifts made by local artisans, and larger pours in a handmade ceramic mug. For more information, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.
Festival goers also will have the opportunity to taste limited edition beers created especially for this event by four local VIPs through the “Hometown Beer-oes” program. Mayor Greg Fischer is working with Falls City Brewing to create “Louis XVI Imperial.” Chef Edward Lee is working with Monnik Beer Company to create “MW Saison,” John Timmons (Founder of LIBA and ear x-tacy) is working with Great Flood Brewing to create “beer x-tacy,” and JK McKnight is working with Goodwood Brewing Company to create “Capt. McKnight’s Rum Soaked Chocolate Blond.”
“Supporting local businesses is in our DNA and Louisville is lucky to have such a wealth of great breweries and distilleries from which to choose,” Fischer said. “Brewfest is a great way to support our local food and beverage scene, as well as supporting LIBA, our #1 voice for helping keep our dollars in the local economy.”
Participating local brewers at the Brewfest include 3rd Turn Brewing, Akasha Brewing Company, Apocalypse Brew Works, Bluegrass Brewing Company, Cumberland Brewery, Falls City Brewing Co., Goodwood Brewing Company, Great Flood Brewing Co., Monnik Brewing Company, New Albanian Brewing Company, Old Louisville Brewing, and Sterling Beer. Guest brewers from the region include Alltech Kentucky Ale, Blue Stallion Brewing Co., Country Boy Brewing, Ethereal Brewing Co., Tin Man Brewing Co., and West 6th Brewing from Lexington, Flat 12 Bierworks from Indianapolis, White Squirrel Brewery from Bowling Green, Braxton Brewing Co. from Covington and Dry Ground Brewing Co. from Paducah. Local wines from Horseshoe Bend Vineyard & Winery and Old 502 Winery also will be available, as well as bourbon from Heaven Hill Distilleries and brandy from Copper & Kings.
Brewfest admission includes an after party hosted by The Haymarket Whiskey Bar. Brewfest also is one of the capstone events of Louisville Craft Beer Week, taking place September 16-24, 2016.
The 8th Annual Louisville Brewfest is sponsored by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Heaven Hill Brands, The Haymarket Whiskey Bar, Buckheads, Eclipse Bank, Cox’s Smokers Outlet & Spirits Shoppes, LEO Weekly, Louisville Magazine, Louisville.com, LouisvilleHotBytes.com, Nachbar, ValuMarket, WAKY radio, WFPK, Universal Linen, and Old 502 Winery.