The Kentucky Guild of Brewers is doing its part to make sure the recent years of local craft beer progress isn’t lost to COVIID-19. KBG is teaming up with the organizers of Tailspin Ale Fest to host Kentucky’s first virtual ale fest to support Kentucky breweries and the people who work in them. Two dozen breweries will be participating by posting on Facebook live from their breweries: talking shop, walking you through tastings and answering your questions. Yes, it sucks that you have to supply your own beer to taste, but it’s only $5 and it is for a worthy cause. And who knows the next time you’ll be able to attend a regular beer festival? All you have to do is join the Facebook event page — which can be found through the Kentucky Guild of Brewers page or by searching “No Derby No Problem Virtual Beer Festival” — and a link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the virtual festivities begin.
Saturday, May 2kygbrewers.org/virtualbeerfest
2-6 p.m. | $5 ($20 for VIP with T-shirt)