New Albany has become a sort of mecca for craft beer enthusiasts. With three operational brewing companies (Donum Dei Brewery, Floyd County Brewing Company, and the New Albanian Brewing Company), the city has more breweries now than it has since 1907.

Beer wall at Bank Street Brew House

Everything fits in perfectly with the annual Fest of Ale, which will hold its 11th annual event along New Albany’s riverfront. June 1: Surf & Turf Tap Takeover at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen

Beer sampling

Beer flights at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen in downtown New Albany The Exchange will host a tap takeover from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. It will feature 10 craft brews. The brews on tap are part of the Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America, a celebration of America’s craft beer revolution. The Exchange will pour the six brews from the Beer Camp Across America series as well as four Sierra Nevada favorites.

Read more at Chef Matt Weirich designed a special menu to pair with the Sierra Nevada brews. It includes Surf: Soft Shell Crab with Fried Prosciutto, Avocado Mousse, Cayenne Cream, Crostini Turf: Pork Tenderloin, Braised Rhubarb, Goat Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossom Sweet: Key Lime Mousse, Graham, Raspberry.

Floyd County Brewing Company

Floyd County Brewing Company opened 2015.   June 2: Monty Pint-A-Thon British comedy fans can raise a flagon of beer to the movie, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” during Floyd County Brewing Company’s celebration on June 2. The brewery will show the classic comedy on the big screen. Guests are encouraged to come in costume, play trivia, and win prizes while they watch and imbibe. Floyd County Brewing will partner with Louisville’s Against the Grain for the event and will have several guest beers on tap. June 4: Fest of Ale A premier tasting event that embodies the craft beer lifestyle, visitors to Fest of Ale will get the chance to sample more than 100 craft beers in a grassroots beer festival environment. Though the event is in its 11th year, this will be the first year it will be held on the banks of the Ohio River at the New Albany Amphitheater. Proceeds of the event will benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. So, head to New Albany, have some fun, and please remember to drink responsibly! Explore the rest of our craft brew scene! And remember to follow us on Facebook & Twitter.  When enjoying these craft brews and craft brew week, let us know by using: #SoInBrews, #SoInEvents, #SoInFestOfAle, #VisitSoIn