We’re hoping to revive a New Albany Beer Week to precede the 2019 Keg Liquors Fest of Ale.

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Keg Liquors Fest of Ale will return to the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater on Saturday, June 1.

Accordingly, there already seems to be sufficient interest in coming together to revive a New Albany Craft Beer Week (or just Beer Week) for the last week in May, with the Fest of Ale serving as a finale and exclamation point — unless someone decides to sponsor a hangover brunch on Sunday, June 2.

A “beer week” is a locally-oriented tribute to, and celebration of, beer. The idea is that breweries, pubs, restaurants, beer bars and package stores hold events: beer tastings, beer dinners, brewery tours, beer and food pairings and tap takeovers (to name just a few common activities).

Individual establishments organize their own events, and collectively we try to spread the word. There’s a discussion underway now, and obviously I’ll return in a few weeks to provide more details. For now, mark your calendars. I’m really looking forward to helping establish a tradition with this.

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