Louisville Magazine

MAR 2019

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116 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.19 Business Brews in West Louisville You might know Louisville's Against the Grain Brewery from its Louisville Slugger Field location. Since 2011, the city's first brewer-owned and -operated brewery and pub has crafted and served some 300 varieties of beer, from Ancient Rye-ts to Ziggy the Enscorchelator. Fans and distributors of Against the Grain brews now hail from 40 states and 25 countries, including Australia. In 2014, says co-owner and chief marketing officer Sam J. Cruz, the brewery needed to expand, and acquired the old Fischer Structural Insulated Panels building at 1800 Northwestern Parkway in Portland. "The opportunity to work in that neighborhood and help establish it…made it a worthwhile endeavor to get in there," Cruz says. The 25,000-square-foot production and distribution facility currently employs about 18 people, including production brewers, line pickers and a microbiologist. (Beer is science!) The building features a three-vessel by 30-barrel brewhouse, 30- and 60-barrel fermenters, and a centrifuge and packaging lines for kegging, bottling and canning Against the Grain brands. Cruz says there's interest in one day opening a neighborhood taproom. The brewery also owns the property next door, where there are plans to build a warehouse. With popular brews like Citra Ass Down, Brown Note, and 35K Milk Stout in demand across the country and around the world, Against the Grain's future in western Louisville glows bright like a tall, amber IPA. Cruz notes, "We stay committed to the area and hope the city does too." Kosair Charities Helps Ensure Access and Opportunities for Kids in Our Community Kosair Charities envisions a world where children in need live life to the fullest, working each day to make this vision a reality for ALL children, families and partner organizations in our community. With over 25 partner organizations located within west Louisville neighborhoods, Kosair Charities has invested nearly $2 million in the past five years to set these children up for success. Kosair Charities also supports many more organizations directly serving these neighbors and families. Whether it is increasing food security for kids through school and home delivery programs, providing enriching arts engagement for youth with special needs, improving access and support to health and community services, or helping send a 13U baseball team to the Little League World Series - Kosair Charities is invested in helping futures take flight. Kosair Charities believes in connecting resources to needs, breaking down the root causes of problems kids face, and supporting initiatives that can prevent them. Your support can help make this belief a reality, with all funding from Kosair Charities going to support kids in our community. Since 1923, Kosair Charities has worked to show children their potential instead of their obstacles. Learn more about this mission at kosair.org. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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