Thursday, April 27, 2006

Don't miss Fest of Ale 2006: This Saturday, April 29, at Keg Liquors in Clarksville.

(Note to readers: The third installment of "A Passage to Rogue" is coming tomorrow)

With the arrival of temperate weather comes the outdoor beer festival season, and this year's first entry takes place this coming Saturday (April 29):

Fest of Ale 2006 at Keg Liquors in Clarksville (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

The irrepressible owner, Todd Antz, has been working on this one for a long time, and here's his sales pitch for a great lineup of feautured beers.


Please join us for our first ever Beer Festival, we have dubbed Fest of Ale 2006. Falling on the Saturday between Thunder and the Derby, we will have brewers and importers from all around the world on site for a huge event.

So far we have:

Upland Brewing Company (Bloomington, IN)
Bluegrass Brewing Company (Louisville, KY)
Bell’s Brewing (formerly Kalamazoo, brewer of Bell's Beers)
Barley Island Brewing (Noblesville, IN)
Thirsty Dog Brewing
New Albanian Brewing (New Albany, IN)
Browning's Brewing (Louisville, KY)
Wetten Importers (Delirium, Gouden Carolus)
Eurobrew Importers (Xingu, St. Peters)

Our three craft beer distributors (World Class Beverages, Cavalier Distributing, and North Vernon Beverage) will also be there to fill in the gaps with beers not available from our brewers.

There will be food, music, and plenty of great beer. We even have a silent auction planned with all proceeds going to Bridgepointe Goodwill Services. Tickets for this event will be $25 in advance, and $30 the day of the event. Tickets are available for advance purchase from our website at


As NABC's contribution to the fest, and as befits our commitment to "go high, or go home," Brewmeister Jesse Williams is taking a few gallons each of our Hoptimus (Double IPA), Thunderfoot (Cherried Imperial Stout) and a special preview of the this year's edition of ConeSmoker.

Jesse's working the first half of the show, and I'll be there circa 4:00 p.m.


edward parish said...

Any word whether Eileen got the job at Upland?

The New Albanian said...

I suppose I'll ask them on Saturday.

antzman said...

Here is the lineup of breweries and distributors/importers, and what they are bringing:

Upland Brewing Company: Wheat, Maibock, Amber, Bad Elmer's Porter, Dragonfly IPA

New Albanian Brewing: Thunderfoot (Cherried Imperial Stout), Hoptimus (Double IPA), ConeSmoker (smoked malt and hoppy)

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company: Siberian Night Imperial Stout, Old Leghumper Robust Porter, Hoppus Maximus Amber, Balto Heroic Lager, and a special Oaked Aged Siberian Night. They will be pouring from the special Dog Catcher's Van complete with Old Leghumper designs... you have to see this thing!

BBC Brewing: Dark Star Porter, American Pale Ale, Jefferson Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout, Nut Brown Ale, and David's special White Wedding Ale, a traditional Belgian Wit that was originally brewed for his wedding.

Browning's Brewery: Brian's Belgian Wit, Pilsner, and Fleur de Lis IPA, with others to be determined.

Bell's Brewing: TBD

Barley Island Brewing: TBD

Wetten Importers: TBD

Eurobrew Importers: TBD, but I do know that they will be coming down in an RV that opens into an English Style pub... very cool!

Bluegrass-Catalunya Importers: Just added to the festival this week, they are the importers for Spain's Damm Lager from Barcelona.

World Class Beverages: TBD (They will be bringing 15 - 20 different beers)

North Vernon Beverage: Partial list here: Red Hook ESB, Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, 4-5 others TBD

Cavalier Distributing: Boulder Beer Mojo IPA, Olde Suffolk English Ale, Weihenstephaner Dunkelweiss, Stone Smoked Porter, Clipper City Loose Cannon IPA, Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale, Founder's Reds Rye, and a few surprises as well.

David R. Pierce said...

I got a call from Caleb @ Upland earlier in the week for a reference check on Eileen. My guess is she would get an offer and we'll find out Saturday.