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Sample local and regional breweries at the 8th annual Louisville Brewfest on Friday, Sept. 23rd

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Sample brews from 20 different local and regional breweries at the 8th Annual Louisville Brewfest on Friday, September 23rd at Slugger Field 4pm-10pm.

Also, taste limited edition beers created especially for the event through the "Hometown Beer-oes" program.

The concept for the Hometown Beer-oes was inspired by the Hometown Heroes banners, and a portion of the Brewfest proceeds will benefit the banner program as well.

Four local VIPs partnered with a local brewery to create one-of-a-kind collaboration beers that expressed their personalities and tastes.

They will be tapped for the first time at the Louisville Brewfest on September 23rd at Slugger Field, and then the beers will be available at the respective breweries taprooms. 

Mayor Greg Fischer worked with Falls City Brewing to create "Louis XVI Imperial," a robust version of Falls City's Kentucky Common which is a very historic beer that uses the same grains as the bourbons being made at the time.

Chef Edward Lee worked with Monnik Beer Company to create "MW Saison," a saison with ginger and Kaffir lime.

John Timmons, Founder of LIBA and ear x-tacy, worked with Great Flood Brewing to create "beer x-tacy".

JK McKnight worked with Goodwood Brewing Company to create "Capt. McKnight's Rum Soaked Chocolate Blonde," a blonde ale aged in a rum barrel with cocoa nibs.

All these collaboration brews will be available at the Brewfest's rotating tap, located in the outfield pavilion of Slugger Field. 

The Louisville Brewfest is a fundraiser for the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA).

Admission is $5, or free for designated drivers, and includes a souvenir cup.

Attendees must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer, wine and bourbon.

Food and drink tickets will be sold for $1 each, with full pours costing 4 tickets and food prices vary.

On-site parking is $6 at the Louisville Slugger Field lot and bicycle parking is free.

Click here for ticket information.

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