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    The first ever beer fest and tasting will take place on Saturday, June 6 from 2pm-6pm in Jeffersontown. The event, called Summer Craft Beer Fest, is the first of this kind to be held in J-town, and is being organized by The Chamber Jeffersontown. It will be held in the Jeffersontown Pavilion in the heart of the Gaslight Square district, located at 10434 Watterson Trail. The event will give beer enthusiasts and novices alike a chance to explore local and regional brews. Attendees will sip from samples of a selection of 50 beers, ciders & local wines. There will also be live entertainment and food to enjoy.

    3rd Turn Brewing, which recently announced it is moving into a more historic space in the heart of downtown Jeffersontown at 10408 Watterson Trail, will be at the craft beer fest to meet and greet with customers and residents of Jeffersontown. I'm pretty excited to see this restaurant and brewery take root in J-town and look forward to speaking to them about their presence in the Louisville beer scene.

    The event is sponsored by Citizen Union Bank Shelbyville, KY

    Some reminders from the Facebook event page:
    -This is a ticketed event, and will take place rain or shine. No refunds. You must be 21 years of age to purchase a ticket and enter the gate. No children, dogs or outside alcohol.

    -Tickets are $35 in advance and include a tasting card and commemorative glass.

    -Tickets are $45 day of the event.

    -Tickets can be purchased online through, at The Chamber Jeffersontown or at both Jeffersontown Cox's Smokers Outlet locations (2803 Patti Ln & 3920 Ruckriegel Pkwy).

    -Participating breweries:
    Alltech, Angry Orchard, Blue Moon, Bluegrass Brewing Company (Good Wood), Cumberland Brewing, Falls City, Flat 12, Gordon Biersch, Great Flood, Highland, Leinenkugel's, Magic Hat, New Albanian Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Samuel Adams, Shiner, Sierra Nevada, Southern Tier, Sterling, Sweetwater, Tin Man, Traveler Bee Company, Upland, Victory, West 6th Brewing Company, Woodchuck Ciders

    -Entertainment Schedule:
    Carla Zee and Holy Smoke 2pm - 4pm
    The Bluesbenders 4pm - 6pm

    Learn more about the recent goings on throughout Jeffersontown here, in this Louisville's Neighborhoods piece.

    Photo courtesy of Falls City Brewing Co, Facebook

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