Another Fest of Ale is in the books, and it was another good one. The Sour Shack was a hit, there was plenty of unusual beer to sample, and none of the tents blew away in the intermittent rainstorms. All in all, a success. Todd Antz of the Keg Liquors knows how to put on a shindig, I’ll tell you. He noted on Facebook that he’ll be posting the amount of money raised for Crusade for Children sometime this week.
Meantime, here are some photos. Many thanks to Debbie Hannon, who contributed the bulk of these.
Todd Antz over at The Keg Liquors in Clarksville, Ind., has taken a stand – with the annual Fest of Ale and Wine just one week away, he has decided not to pour Magic Hat products at this year’s festival, in response to the brewery’s lawsuit threats against Lexington-based little guy West Sixth Brewing.
“Due to popular demand (i.e., my demand), we will no longer be pouring Magic Hat beers at this year’s Fest of Ale,” he wrote on the Keg’s Facebook page. “As one of the little guys in business myself, my heart is obviously with our friends at West Sixth, and we do not want to support Magic Hat and their parent company picking on a little guy like us.”
While this isn’t going to stop corporate bullying by Magic Hat’s parent company, it will at the very least make a statement, one that should resonate with local breweries and wherever you find home-grown Louisville beer. Good for Todd, I say.
Meanwhile, I’ll be looking forward to sampling everything BUT Magic Hat beer next weekend. (I don’t much like their wussy beers anyway …)
What are your thoughts on Antz’s decision? Leave a comment …