Louisville Beer Week Returning October 23-30
Celebrating resilience in Louisville brewing and the new Louisville Ale Trail

October 20, 2020 (Louisville, KY) — Returning this fall, Louisville Beer Week 2020, presented by the newly-established Louisville Ale Trail, will recognize the resilience of brewery owners and employees during COVID-19 with brewery collaborations and the launch of the new Louisville Ale Trail Passport during the week of October 23 – October 30.

Louisville Beer Week’s theme this year is “resilience.” Despite statewide and citywide shutdown requirements due to COVID-19 and curfews, and subsequent financial burdens, throughout 2020, brewery owners and employees were able to pivot to package sales, patio seating, and curbside pickup. Despite all uncertainties, the local beer scene has also managed to grow – with the addition of multiple new breweries opening since March.

“Nobody planned on opening their taproom during a global pandemic,” said Roger Huff, co-founder of Gallant Fox Brewing. “But it’s not like we could just give up on our plans. We were able to pivot and make it work under new conditions. The other few breweries that opened after us probably thought the same. Why give up – why wait?”

Participating Louisville breweries this year include 3rd Turn Brewing, Against the Grain Brewery, Akasha Brewing Co., Apocalypse Brew Works, Atrium Brewing, Falls City Brewing Co., False Idol Independent Brewers, Gallant Fox Brewing Co., Goodwood Brewing Co., Gravely Brewing Co., Holsopple Brewing, Mile Wide Beer Co., Monnik Beer Co., Old Louisville Brewery, Ten20 Craft Brewery, West Sixth Nulu, Wild Hops Brewery, and a special appearance by Louisville’s own homebrew club LAGERS.

In addition to special brewery releases and events, the team behind Louisville Ale Trail announced a new limited-edition pilot launch for the Louisville Ale Trail Passport to be released in time for Lousiville Beer Week with a full-scale launch planned for early 2021.

“This was one way to encourage beer-tourism within our own city when many people just aren’t traveling right now,” said Louisville Ale Trail organizers. “Thumb through an Ale Trail passport and we guarantee that you might get thirsty and find somewhere either new or somewhere you haven’t been in a while.”

The pilot launch for Passport booklets can be purchased online at www.louisvillealetrail.com beginning October 23 through the end of the year while supplies last. For news and updates for Louisville Beer Week, follow @louisvillebeerweek or @louisvillealetrail.

For other inquiries about Louisville Beer Week or Louisville Ale Trail, please contact Michael Moeller at louisvillealetrail@gmail.com or 502.797.2560.

About Louisville Beer Week
Louisville Beer Week, presented by Louisville Ale Trail, is a grassroots collaboration by Louisville beer nerds for Louisville beer nerds and is a 7-day celebration of Louisville’s historic and growing craft beer community.

About Louisville Ale Trail
Louisville Ale Trail serves to engage with Louisville tourists and residents about our local beer scene by encouraging city-wide tourism through the promotion of participating member brewery taprooms.


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