LouisvilleKy region gets ready for 11th Annual Fest of Ale


Louisville, Ky., – Fest of Ale event celebrates 11th anniversary on June 4 and their move to a new home – New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, located below East Main street at the foot of Pearl Street. The move will allow for further event expansion in the future plus offer much more parking for the thousands of fest fans!

“Moving the event was a tough decision, but we felt that we had outgrown the space we were using at St. Anthony’s,” said Todd Antz, owner of Keg Liquors.  “St. Anthony’s has been very generous with their facilities and support over the years, and we could not have grown the event to the size it is today without their help.  We felt that the event was becoming a bit too taxing for their neighbors and parishioners, and that it was best for both parties if we moved on.  We’ve always had a great relationship with St. Anthony’s and look forward to working with them in any future opportunities that may come up.  I can’t thank everyone at St. Anthony’s enough for their support over the last 7 years of hosting our charity event, we could not have done this without them.”

Thousands of fun loving beer drinking folks from Southern Indiana and Louisville gather annually, rain or shine for the this popular annual “Fest of Ale” event, presented by Keg Liquors to sample beers from around the world, socialize with friends, and raise funds for are children in need! This grassroots fun Fest promoting independent breweries and businesses offers over 250 amazing craft and import ales for sample, raises thousands of dollars for the Crusade for Children.. Todd Antz father was a fireman in Jeffersonville/Clark County, so this event has a special tie helping the firehouses of Clark County and Floyd County raise funds!

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Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the gate on the day of the event. Advance tickets are available starting at the beginning of April through Keg Liquors, at 617 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy. in Clarksville or at 4304 Charlestown Rd. in New Albany, or online at www.kegliquors.com. Pre-Sale Access Pass Party will take place at the Exchange Pub + Kitchen – 118 W Main Street in New Albany.

The Fest of Ale was created as a fundraiser for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

Last year, the event raised more than $14,000.00 for area kids who benefit from the Crusade.


Highlights of the 2016 Fest of Ale:

  • April 14 Pre-Sale Party at The Exchange Pub & Kitchen (118 Main Street, New Albany)


  • Over 250 craft and import beers will be available from more than 100 breweries.
  • The “House of Hops” area, which focuses on hoppy beers will make its return this year, as well as The “Sour Shack” area, with wild ales that are rarely available, will return.
  • Wineries will provide wine samples for those with a preference for vino.
  • This social event offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere, where patrons are invited to bring folding chairs and kick back for a few hours among friends.
  • Helping the Fest of Ale this year is their Community Sponsor, Family Allergy & Asthma. Family Allergy & Asthma provides a full range of allergy, asthma, and immunology services and treatment options – including allergy skin testing and allergy shots (immunotherapy).

“When I started this fundraiser more than a decade ago, I had no idea what we’d be able to accomplish while having so much fun,” said Todd Antz, owner of Keg Liquors, which presents the annual community festival and fundraiser.

Please note: The Fest is scheduled rain-or-shine.

For a list of participating breweries, go to http://www.kegliquors.com/fest_participant.html This list is still growing as the festival approaches. For other information, go to http://www.kegliquors.com/fest_of_ale.html  or contact Todd Antz.