There will be no walk-up ticket sales for Saturday’s Tailspin Ale Fest.
That’s because the fourth annual event is sold out, according to organizers Trevor Cravens and Tisha Gainey.
With temperatures expected to be in the 60s, it appears the stars are all falling in place for the Bowman Field event, which features 70 breweries and seven food trucks. Tickets sales were cut off Wednesday after surpassing the 2,000 plateau.
If you really want a ticket, you may have to try your luck online. Some were for sale on Craigslist Thursday.
“We are thrilled to see this event we created sell out for the fourth year in a row,” said Cravens, the president DRAFT, a beer-centric national magazine. “The support from the community for Tailspin Ale Fest and Dare to Care Food Bank is incredible, makes us proud to live and work here.”
Last year, Tailspin presented a check for $12,340 to Dare to Care.
You can hear Tisha Gainey talk about the event on this EatDrinkTalk podcast.
The organizers created a “Get on the Bus, Gus” program for patrons to travel by bus from seven spots around town, including Liquor Barns in Middletown and Hurstbourne, Mellow Mushrooms in the Highlands and St. Matthews, the Bank Street Brewhouse in New Albany and Drake’s in the Paddock Shops. Riders get a beer and a bite, plus the ride, for $10. Riders had to sign up at the sites.
You can check out the beer list here. Kentucky breweries have a special “Kentucky Heritage” tent. There’s also a Cider and Sour Bar.
Tailspin takes place in an aviation hangar at Bowman Field. Those holding VIP tickets get in at 2, and general admission is open at 3. The Fest ends at 7. If you drive, you can park at the site, and leave your car there until Sunday.
More than 250 volunteers will be on hand, primarily, to pour beer, including EatDrinkTalk’s founders.