For the last 5 years, the Limestone Comedy Festival has brought over 40 of the nation’s top comedians to Bloomington, Indiana for a weekend of non-stop laughs, beer and all around amazement. Limestone has quickly become recognized as one of the most prestigious comedy festivals in the United States and this year’s fest cemented that as fact. A-List headliners such as W. Kamau Bell, Fortune Feimster and the legendary Colin Quinn descended upon “B-Town” to deliver incredible performances to packed audiences all weekend long. What a way to celebrate a 5th anniversary! I’m seriously still light headed from all of the laughing.
BrewTube Comedy got to team up with a major staple of the Indiana beer scene, Upland Brewing Company, to kick off the amazing weekend with a pre-fest happy hour. As a sponsor of the festival, Upland outdid themselves and brewed a delightfully refreshing and delicious “Limestone 5 Year IPA” which all V.I.P badge holders and comics got to try for free. Believe me when I say that no one was upset about it.
We set up our show in Upland’s wonderfully aesthetic Wood Shop which houses Upland’s sour beer collection while also acting as a tap room. I got to try “Cursed Kettles” which is a beautiful collab with “Prairie Artisan Ales” out of Oklahoma. It’s light tartness up top finishes dry with flavors of cherry and dark fruit. It’s wonderfully complex and would be a favorite of any lover of sours.
Limestone does a great job of making sure that every show is packed and our show was no different. Thanks to comics, Jessica Hong (New Orleans), Jonas Schrodt (Bloomington), Rachael Goldman (Evansville), Tommy Mcnamara(New York), Tom Thakkar (New York), the wood shop rang out with laughter for the entire hour that we occupied it. I can’t wait for you guys to see this episode!
We were also ecstatic to announce that we will be back at Upland this fall on September 12th for a show that will be fully open to the public! Be sure to sign up for our e-mail list and follow us on social media so that you don’t miss out! The great thing about Upland is that they are always experimenting with new flavors which means they are constantly rotating what they have on tap. Mmmm….I’m already salivating just thinking about getting back there.
Once again, I’d like to thank the organizers of Limestone for bestowing the honor of opening the festival and for the opportunity to work with the amazing people at Upland. And again to all of the comedians and to those who came out to support our live show. Our next episode (On Tour Brewing: Chicago), comes out on June 19th so be sure to give it a watch!
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Until next time, keep laughing.