2018 Fest of Ale Press Release


13th Annual Fest of Ale

New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater

201 E. Water St.

New Albany, Indiana

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Benefiting Crusade for Children

3PM – 7PM

Tickets are $40 in Advance

$50 at the Gate Day of Event


Fest of Ale event celebrates their 13th anniversary on Saturday, June 2nd and their third year hosting thousands of people at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, located below East Main street at the foot of Pearl Street.

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 our children in need! This grassroots fun Fest promoting independent breweries and businesses offers over 250 amazing craft and import ales for sample, and raises thousands of dollars for the Crusade for Children. Event founder Todd Antz's father was a Jeffersonville fireman, and grew up watching fire fighters all over the area helping raise funds for the Crusade, so this event has a special tie helping local fire departments raise funds!

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the gate on the day of the event. A ticket pre-sell event as well as the launch of regular ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

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

Last year, the event raised more than $17,000.00 for area kids who benefit from the Crusade.

Fest of Ale will be running donations through the New Albany Fire Department


Highlights of the 2018 Fest of Ale:

  • 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).
  •  Live Music with PMA Sound and other guests!

“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. You can also check out the preview video with highlights of last year’s event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ssIf_AMaQ



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