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Your guide to the Tailspin Ale Fest

Drink beer, ciders, and more at Louisville’s historic airfield.

The blue propellor of a red plane.

Oh, we get it. It’s called “Tailspin” because of the planes at Bowman Field.

Photo by Tony Bennett courtesy of Tailspin Fest

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What do you get when you mix 250 beers? Pair it with live music and you’ve got the Tailspin Ale Fest on Saturday, March 2.

About the fest

The annual beer festival is in its 11th year and showcases regional and local breweries — like Against the Grain, Monnik, and Mile Wide to drink name a few. For an idea of the full offerings, check out last year’s list.

Attendees can also groove to live music by Tony and the Tan Lines this year. Just save some of your dance movies for the silent disco.

Several people serve beer behind a booth marked "Atrium Brewing"

Atrium Beer is located at 1154 Logan St.

Photo by Tony Bennett courtesy of Tailspin Fest

And that’s not all, folks. Check out the cigar bar — where you can sample brews that complement tobacco and shop for cigars — plus give your friends FOMO by snapping a photo with Chris Joyce Photography and Lain Studios.


The festival will be held at the historic Bowman Field on Saturday, March 2 from 3-7 p.m.

VIP tickets are already sold out, but general admission tickets are $55 and include a souvenir taster cup.

New this year: the premium potty pass, which offers you a direct flight to a premium restroom option.

Getting there

We recommend you get on the bus, Gus and take the shuttle for $15 — which gets you special entry, a featured pint, and a snack.

Or you can elect to be a designated driver for $15 which comes with access to all the fun, minus the suds.

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