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Louisville Brewfest features 19 local breweries

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The seventh annual Louisville Brewfest featured 19 local and regional breweries offering their craft and specialty beers Friday.

The event was held at Louisville Slugger field. It is a fundraiser for the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), a non-profit group that promotes locally-owned businesses and works to educate citizens on the value of buying locally.

With events like the Brewfest, brewers say the organization has helped Louisville's craft beer scene grow. 

"I think there's been a lot of demand and as these new breweries have been opening up, they've had a lot of positive reception from the communities," said Scott Hand, a brewer for Monnik Beer Company.

Festival goers had the exclusive opportunity to try limited edition beers made especially for the Louisville Brewfest. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer designed one of the brews for the event, called 5-0-Brew.

The festival also featured local wine, bourbon, and food vendors. The Louisville Brewfest is the largest annual fundraiser for LIBA.

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