What is it with June beer festivals in this area?

June 2 saw Fest of Ale and Tap ‘N’ Run, and now, on the 22nd, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the its fourth-annual Louisville Brewfest, only this time it’ll be at Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St., rather than the Mellwood Arts Center, which it quickly outgrew.

According to a news release, the event is presented by Kentucky Proud and will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event will feature beers from the following breweries:

Some breweries plan to introduce new brews at the event—cool!

Local wines from Riverbend, Lover’s Leap and Brooks Hill will also be available, as well as bourbon from Heaven Hill Distilleries.

Attendees can also enjoy giveaways, a silent auction and live music from local bands Supertruck, Flyswatters and more.

Admission is free, but attendees must be 21 and older to purchase a $2 souvenir cup and enjoy the beer and wine. Safe rides home will be provided by City Scoot after 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $1 each, redeemable for food and beer (i.e. 3 tickets = 1 full beer or wine). LIBA will also unveil and distribute the new 2012 Summer Directory at the event, which is full of information and coupons that encourage consumers to buy local.

“This event allows us to celebrate the things that make Louisville unique, and our local breweries and wineries are a big part of that,” LIBA president Summer Auerbach said in the release. “You can’t find these businesses anywhere else in the world, and sharing a locally made drink with friends is an excellent way to build community.”

For more information, click here or call 502-500-4669.

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Steve Coomes
Steve Coomes is a restaurant veteran turned award-winning food, spirits and travel writer. In his 24-year career, he has edited and written for multiple national trade and consumer publications including Nation's Restaurant News and Southern Living. He is a feature writer for Louisville magazine, Edible Louisville & The Bluegrass and Food & Dining Magazine. The author of two books, "Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke," and the "Home Distiller's Guide to Spirits," he also serves as a ghostwriter for multiple clients.

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