Eight beer samplers lined up on a table

Craft Beer Throwdown benefits Homeless Coalition

Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 7, the inaugural Craft Beer Throwdown happens at Bowman Field, beginning at 6 p.m. Six local breweries will compete for audience approval as offering  the best beer, and proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless, a local organization that assists homeless people in the Louisville area.

The six local breweries will present new beers that they have concocted for the event. Here are the breweries and the beers they are putting up for approval:

Falls City Brewing Co. – a barrel-aged chocolate pecan brown ale, named Y’all, is brewed with cocoa nibs, and aged in Bourbon barrels..

Great Flood Brewing Co. –  Citra IPA, dry-hopped with the relatively new Citra hops. Look for hints of mango, orange, lime and lemon along with hoppy bitterness.

Holsopple Brewing –  a Northeast IPA. The creamy yellow ale reveals flavors of lemon and orange zest and pine on the finish.

Monnik Beer Co. – Never Be Gold, a barleywine aged in a Copper & Kings brandy barrel for one year.

Mile Wide Beer Co. and Against the Grain with both be there, with beers they have decided not to talk about beforehand.

The Craft Beer Throwdown specifically will raise funds to help provide homeless young adults with stable housing. The event was created by the Coalition’s Associate Board of Directors, which endeavors to involve young professionals with the organization’s efforts.

The Craft Beer Throwdown will be tonight, Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6-10 p.m. at Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field, 2700 Gast Blvd. Attendees will taste the exclusive brews and vote for a winner. Breweries will be selling pints of other beers, and $1 from each pint sold will be donated to Coalition for the Homeless. Steel City Pops, Zoom Zoom Yum, and Moe-licious BBQ will be selling food and donating 10 percent of sales back to the Coalition.

Admission is a $25 at the door.