The 20th anniversary of Louisville’s beloved independent radio station, 91.9 WFPK, will be toasted with a one-of-a-kind beer collaboration of an independent Louisville craft brewer and a local coffee shop favorite.
To celebrate WFPK’s two decades, Falls City Beer will serve a limited edition Quills Coffee Brown at the Jan. 9 All Star Jam concert, with a portion of sales supporting the local independent music station. The anniversary concert takes place this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Brown Theater and will feature Ben Sollee, Wax Fang, Twin Limb and more.
Also, a portion of sales of Quills Coffee Brown at the craft brewer’s bar and restaurant location, Over the 9, will benefit WFPK while supply of the limited edition brew lasts.
Falls City’s Quills Coffee Brown is a collaboration with Quills Coffee, the Louisville-based coffee shop and roaster recently dubbed “America’s Best Coffeehouse.” The beer is brewed with chocolate and crystal malts to complement but not overwhelm the coffee addition, and then infused with Quills Inkwell Blend coffee using a cold-extraction method. At 6.8 percent ABV, it’s a well-balanced beer that will complement the high-energy of the concert.
“WFPK rocks and we want to toast them with a beer that rocks as well and that celebrates Louisville’s independent spirit,” said Cezary Wlodarczyk, president of Falls City Beer. “We’re thrilled to be part of an event that toasts a local radio station that is a critical part of the Louisville cultural fabric.”
Falls City Master Brewer Dylan Greenwood will also be on hand at the event to talk craft beer with fans, and to provide inspiration for attendees to take #FallsCityBearded selfies with handheld beard cutouts.
Falls City Beer will also offer Kentucky Common on draft. Kentucky Common is an easy-drinking ale brewed with corn, barley and rye – similar to a bourbon mashbill. The beer style originated in Louisville and, at one point, most beer consumed in Louisville was in the Common style before it disappeared during Prohibition.
Hipster Repellant IPA, a piney, citrusy IPA with a caramel and toffee malt bill available year round, will also be on offer in bottles.
Tickets to the WFPK 20th Anniversary Celebration All Star Jam can be purchased in advance at www.kentuckycenter.org.