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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crowds turned out for the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field Saturday.
Organizers say tickets sold out for the event more than a week ago.
The event gives people the chance to experience all kinds of beer, 150 of them to be exact. People came from as far as Washington state to take part in the fun.
Organizers and participants say the event is a great way to highlight the craft beer movement.
"As a business, our first goal is to be successful, and we're in our 21st year of business, we've been successful." Phillip Dearner of Bluegrass Brewing Company said, "and the second part of business is to give back as much as possible to the local community. We're a local company and we want to give back as much as possible."
Tisha Gainey, co-founder of the Tailspin Ale Fest, said "I have a love for beer and as people come on board and expand their palates, there's just more to explore."
Gainey says there are seven new breweries about to open in Louisville. There are only 12 in the state right now.