NABC on the Road: Highlights of May Events, 2014


We’ll be on the road quite often as the warm weather event season ramps up. Brewers and sales staff will be present at most of these dates, so if you’re attending, come by, say hi and sample.

May 2 & 3
The 19th Annual St. Louis Microfest in St. Louis, Missouri, marks the 9th year that NABC will take part. NABC beers scheduled for pouring: Black & Blue Grass, Bonfire of the Valkyries, Hoosier Daddy, Hoptimus and Oaktimus.

May 17 & 18
The 9th Annual RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival, held by the Ohio River in historic Madison, Indiana. NABC once again will head the list of Indiana breweries in the main craft beer tent, which in 2014 is sponsored in part by the Brewers of Indiana Guild. NABC beers scheduled for pouring: Black & Blue Grass, Community Dark, Hoptimus and Houndmouth; there’ll be a timed special pouring of Action! APA, to be announced.

May 18
Louisville Independent Business Alliance’s annual Buy Local Fair helps Keep Louisville Weird. It is held from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park, and NABC will be on hand along with other Louisville-area breweries.

May 19-25
During NABC’s Houndmouth Week, numerous establishments in New Albany will be pouring draft session-strength Houndmouth Ale in preparation for the Boomtown Ball & Festival. A list is forthcoming.

May 25
The Boomtown Ball & Festival is an all-day music, beer, food and flea market on Sunday, May 25, culminating in a show by New Albany’s own Houndmouth at The Grand. It takes place in downtown New Albany, and will be preceded by a week of revelry at various independent food and drink outlets in downtown. Plans for this first-time event are still coming together, so mark the calendar and be prepared for it.

May 30
The inaugural show in the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, downtown New Albany. There’ll be free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Fridays through August 22 (except July 4). Production Simple books the music, and NABC serves the beer; expect Houndmouth, Black & Blue Grass, Naughty Girl and Community Dark most nights.

May 31
Fest of Ales is a charity beer festival to help raise funds for the WHAS Crusade for Children. It is held at St. Anthony’s of Padua in Clarksville, Indiana, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Expect 60+ Breweries, 7 Craft Beer Distributors, 8 Fine Wine Distributors, over 200 craft and import beers, wine, food, charity raffle and more. Tickets are on sale at both Keg Liquors locations.


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