Harvest on the Skids … that’s Fringe Fest 2013, coming to BSB from October 10 – 12.


NABC’s sixth annual Fringe Fest opens on Thursday, October 10 at Bank Street Brewhouse. As in years past, we’ll alter our normal working routine to harmonize with the downtown chaos accompanying New Albany’s splendiferous civic celebration, sometimes known as Harvest Homecoming.

As in 2012, a percentage of the proceeds from this year’s Fringe Fest will be donated to Open Door Youth Services:

“Open Door Youth Services exists to respond to the needs and promote the healthy development of vulnerable children and youth.”

Late note: We think our friends at Billow will be stopping by to sell cigars on Friday and Saturday, and the Raqia Belly Dance troupe will perform on Friday night. Also, expect wines from Old 502 Winery to be a part of the festivities … stay tuned for details.

Hope for good weather, and stop by while you’re downtown during Harvest Homecoming. Following are capsule previews of what to expect; these will be updated as certain arrangements are finalized.


Weather permitting, much of Fringe Fest 2013 will take place in and around Bank Street Brewhouse’s WCTU Reading Room (the former patio, now an enclosed indoor room with garage doors) and Lloyd’s Landing, the outdoor beer garden. For the occasion of Fringe Fest, we’ll be emphasizing the following selections:

Hoosier Daddy … NABC’s Crimson & Cream Ale begins its six-month seasonal run with a Fringe Fest release.

Strassen Bräu … Genuine Bavarian yeast gives our annual autumnal Märzen/Oktoberfest lager its smooth character.

Wet Knobs Harvest Hop Ale … American Pale Ale brewed with “wet” (unprocessed) locally grown Floyds Knobs hops. It’s a small batch, and it usually doesn’t survive Fringe Fest.

Tricentennial … A Post-Colonial ale brewed to commemorate New Albany’s 300th birthday in 2113. Our last kegs will be tapped for Fringe Fest, and limited edition, hand-numbered commemorative bottles will be available for purchase.

Of course, other NABC favorites will remain on tap during Fringe Fest.


Normal BSB kitchen service is suspended during Fringe Fest. On Sunday, October 13, there’ll be a return to the usual weekly schedule, with Sunday Brewhouse Brunch and the famed Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. During Fringe Fest’s 2013 run, a special menu will be served by Chef Matt Weirich, Sous Chef Jake Bibb and their stellar crew. A sneak preview of this Fringe Fest menu, courtesy of Chef Matt, will appear here in due course).


Another stellar musical lineup will perform during Fringe Fest, volume six. There’s no cover charge, but we’ll be checking IDs at the gate and issuing bracelets for those wishing to imbibe. Here is the list of performers; thanks to Kolton Norton for his booking expertise.

Thursday, October 10
Meadow Ryann 6-7
Jacob Resch 7:30-8:30
Carissa LeCates 9-10

Friday, October 11
Jordan Amos 6-6:45
The Vivideras 7:15-8
The Protagonist 8:30-9:15
Nick Dittmeir 9:45-10:45
The Whiskey Riders 11:15-12

Saturday, October 12
Thunder Wrane 6-6:45
Taylor Nicholson 7:15-8
Youngstown Parade 8:30-9:15
The Thumps 9:45-10:45
Ready Access 11:15-12