Louisville, KY – Six local breweries are doing their part to end youth homelessness in our community by competing in the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Throwdown on Thursday, October 11. This popular event is spearheaded by the Coalition for the Homeless Associate Board and will benefit the organization’s efforts to end youth and young adult homelessness. It will be held at the Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. For a $20 online donation in advance or $25 at the door, attendees can taste six new brews and vote for a winner. The winner will receive a custom-engraved mash paddle to display in their taproom and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Plus, the first 500 Craft Beer Throwdown attendees will receive a commemorative pint glass.
The participating breweries are Gravely Brewing Co., Great Flood Brewing Company, Monnik Beer Company, Mile Wide Beer Company, Holsopple Brewing, and Falls City Brewing Company. RSVP on Facebook to get a sneak peek of the new brews being offered at the event.
New this year are a silent auction, yard games, a photo booth, and the opportunity to purchase commemorative growlers and fill them at the brewery booths. The breweries will also sell full pours of some of their regular offerings at the event. Food trucks, including Moe-licious BBQ, will offer fare with 10% of sales going back to the Coalition.
The Craft Beer Throwdown was created by the Coalition’s Associate Board, a group of 20+ driven, compassionate volunteers who are focused on engaging young professionals with the Coalition’s efforts.
All proceeds from the Craft Beer Throwdown will go towards the Coalition’s collaborative efforts to end youth homelessness in Louisville. In January of 2017, the Coalition for the Homeless and 50 community partners embarked on a campaign to end homelessness among Louisville’s unaccompanied youth (age 24 and under) by the end of 2020. Since last summer, the Coalition and its partners have reduced youth homelessness by 50 percent.
The 2nd Annual Craft Beer Throwdown is presented by White Picket Real Estate. For more information about the efforts of the Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville, visit www.louhomeless.org or call (502) 636-9550.
About the Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless, located at 1300 S. 4th Street, Suite 250, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Louisville. The Coalition has a three-pronged approach to this mission: advocacy, education, and coordination of their 30+ member agencies who provide a variety of services to the homeless throughout the city. For more information, visit www.louhomeless.org, call (502) 636-9550, or find The Coalition for the Homeless on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouHomeless or on Twitter @louhomeless.