Kentucky Craft Beer Festival returns to E’town | Local News

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Tickets are on sale for the fourth annual Kentucky Craft Beer Festival hosted by Give 270.

The festival, set for 3 to 8 p.m. June 15 in Elizabethtown, will be held indoors for the first time at a new event space being renovated at 100 Haycraft St., according to a news release.

Festival visitors can sample more than a dozen craft beers and meet some of the brewery representatives behind the products. All proceeds from the festival benefit Give 270, a local nonprofit that helps address unmet needs in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.

“With the support of our presenting sponsors, Elizabethtown Tourism Convention Bureau, Flywheel Brewing and Liquor Barn, the fourth annual festival will be a premier event for craft beer enthusiasts near and far,” said Kenny Rambo, co-founder of Give 270 and the Kentucky Craft Beer Festival.

Rambo said the festival has helped Give 270 contribute more than $40,000 over the last three years to organizations such as Feeding Amer­ica, Kentucky’s Heartland, the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, Way to Work and others.

As part of the festival, Home­brewers of Hardin County again will host a live beer brewing demonstration and the third annual Hardin County Homebrew Competition judged by the professional brewers at the festival. Also, local food trucks will be on site selling a variety of fare.

Tickets are on sale at kentuckycraftbeerfestival.com. General admission tickets are $35 and include a souvenir sampling glass and a tasting card to receive pours of craft beer. VIP tickets are $45 and include a sampling glass, tasting card, one-hour early admission and a souvenir T-shirt. Designated driver admission is $10. A $3 early bird discount on general admission and VIP tickets is available until April 27.

Details about the Har­din County Home­brew Competition and festival volunteer opportunities also are available at kentuckycraftbeerfestival.com.

For a behind-the-scenes look at how Eliza­bethtown began allowing alcohol sales and later became the home of the Kentucky Craft Beer Festival, Rambo will be the featured guest of BEERtalks, a regular storytelling event at Flywheel Brewing. Rambo’s talk is from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The brewery is at 218 S. Mulberry St., Suite 103, in Elizabethtown.

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