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Sample local beers at Louisville Brewfest

Yet another opportunity to dip into the world of local brewing will occur Friday Oct. 17 at Slugger Field, at the 2014 Louisville Brewfest. The $5 basic admission gets you in and give gives you a souvenir cup. After that, drink and food tickets are $1 each.

A 12-ounce beer or a 4-ounce wine pour will cost 4 tickets, but a wee dram of  Bourbon (1/2 ounce) will be just one ticket. Food prices will vary. But, for High Rollers, a $45 VIP package will get you access to a special brew that will be available only in the VIP section, a signed copy of Kevin Gibson’s  new “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft,” a 16-ounce Brewfest pint glass that can be used for full pour purchases (2-ounces more pour than general admission mugs), 12 vending tickets (to be used for beer, wine, bourbon, or food anywhere in event), complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a separate VIP entrance, covered seating area with tables, adjacent to the field, and other more or less useful tchotchkes. Parking at Slugger Field will be $5. The invitation we got had a useful addendum: “This event is not particularly kid-friendly. If you must bring your little one, please do not bring strollers. Thanks!”