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Join us at Indiana's best summer beer fest.

100+ CRAFT breweries.
hundreds of beers.
You and your friends.

 

20th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival

Have FUN Supporting Indiana Brewers

 

Enjoy beer from 100+ craft breweries--most from Indiana--on Saturday, July 18, 2015 for the 20th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, a celebration at Military Park benefiting Brewers of Indiana Guild, the non-profit that supports all of Indiana's craft brewers.

 

When

Saturday, July 18, 2015
2 p.m. (Early Bird) &
3 p.m. (General Admission)
Last Pour at 6:30 p.m.

Where

Military Park
601 West New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

 
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EARLY BIRD TICKETS ($60)

Early Bird tickets allow you to enter the event at 2 p.m.: one hour earlier than everyone else. Last pour is promptly at 6:30 p.m.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ($40)

Sample as many beers as you can responsibly drink from 3 p.m. until last pour at 6:30 p.m.

 

DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS ($10)

Be smart by helping your friends and family be safe! As a DD, you'll receive as much free water, soda, and coffee as you wish (no beer, though), and you can enter the venue when your friends do whether they have Early Bird or GA tickets. DD tickets are also available at the gate.

Cheers to Our Sponsors

Indiana Microbrewers Festival wouldn't be possible without our incredible sponsors. Be sure to support them and say "thanks!"

Premier PARTNER

 
 
 
 

Keg PartnerS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Growler PartnerS

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 

CHARITY PARTNER

A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 
 

Choose from hundreds of beers from 100+ breweries

Check out #INbeerfest on social media to see what your favorite breweries are bringing. Event map coming soon.

Indiana Breweries

18th Street Bewery    Gary, IN
450 North Brewing Company    Columbus, IN
Back Road Brewery    La Porte, IN
Bare Hands Brewery    Granger, IN
Barley Island Brewing Company    Noblesville, IN
Bier Brewery    Indianapolis, IN
Black Acre Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN
Black Swan Brewpub    Plainfield, IN
Bloomington Brewing Company    Bloomington, IN
Books & Brews    Indianapolis, IN
Broad Ripple Brewpub    Indianapolis, IN
Brugge Brasserie    Indianapolis, IN 
Burn 'Em Brewing    Michigan City, IN
Carson's Brewery    Evansville, IN
Chateau de Pique Brewery    Seymour, IN
Chilly Water Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN
Crown Brewing    Crown Point, IN
Danny Boy Beer Works    Carmel, IN
Daredevil Brewing Company    Speedway, IN
Evil Czech Brewery    Mishawaka, IN
Figure Eight Brewing    Valparaiso, IN
Flat12 Bierwerks    Indianapolis, IN
Flix Brewhouse    Carmel, IN
Fountain Square Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN
Function Brewing    Bloomington, IN
Grand Junction Brewing Company    Westfield, IN
Great Crescent Brewery    Aurora, IN
Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery    Kokomo, IN
Hoosier Brewing Company    Fairland, IN
Iechyd Da Brewing Company    Elkhart, IN
Indiana City Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN
Ironwood Brewing Company    Valparaiso, IN
Lafayette Brewing Company    Lafayette, IN
Mad Anthony Brewing Company    Fort Wayne, IN
MashCraft Brewing    Greenwood, IN
New Albanian Brewing Company    New Albany, IN
New Boswell Brewery    Richmond, IN
New Corner Brewing Company    Muncie, IN
Noble Order Brewing Company     Richmond, IN
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company    Greenwood, IN
Outliers Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN 
People's Brewing Company    Lafayette, IN
Planetary Brewing Company    Greenwood, IN
Power House Brewing Co     Columbus,  IN
Quaff ON! Brewing Company    Nashville, IN
Ram Restaurant & Brewery    Indianapolis, IN
Rock Bottom Brewery-Downtown    Indianapolis, IN
Rock Bottom College Park - Indianapolis    Indianapolis, IN
Saint Joseph Brewery and Public House    Indianapolis, IN
Scarlet Lane Brewing Company    McCordsville, IN
Shoreline Brewery    Michigan City, IN
Sun King Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN
Taxman Brewing Company    Bargersville, IN
The Tap Brewery    Bloomington, IN
Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN
Three Floyds Brewing Company    Munster, IN
Three Pints Brewing Company    Plainfield, IN
Tin Man Brewing Company    Evansville, IN
Tow Yard  Brewing  Company     Indianapolis, IN
Triton Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN
Turoni's Main Street Brewery    Evansville, IN
Twisted Crew Brewery    Seymour, IN
TwoDEEP Brewing Company    Indianapolis, IN
Union Brewing Company    Carmel, IN
Upland Brewing Company    Bloomington, IN
Wabash Brewing    Indianapolis, IN
Wooden Bear Brewing Company    Greenfield, IN
ZwanzigZ Brewing    Columbus, IN

 

Guests

Abita Brewery     Abita Springs, LA
Against The Grain Brewery    Louisville, KY
Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.    Lexington, KY
Bell's Brewery    Kalamazoo, MI
Bluegrass Brewing Company    Louisville, KY
Boston Beer Company    Boston, MA
Country Boy Brewing    Lexington, KY
Dark Horse Brewery    Marshall, MI
DESTIHL Brewery    Bloomington, IL
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery    Milton, DE
Epic Brewing    Salt Lake City, UT/Denver, CO
Gale's Hard Cider    Madison, IN
Goodwood Brewing Company    Louisville, KY
Goose Island Beer Co.    Chicago, IL
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales    Dexter, MI
Lagunitas Brewing Company    Petaluma, CA and Chicago, IL
Lakefront Brewery    Milwaukee, WI
Left Hand Brewing Company    Longmont, CO
McClure's Orchard/Winery    Peru, IN
New Belgium Brewery    Fort Collins, CO
New Day Craft Mead & Cider    Indianapolis, IN
New Holland Brewing Company     Holland, MI
North Peak Brewing Company    Dexter, MI
Oskar Blues Brewery    Longmont, CO
Rhinegeist Brewery    Cincinnati, OH
Rogue Ales     Newport, OR
Schlafly Beer    St Louis, MO
Shmaltz Brewing Company    Clifton Park, NY
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company    Chico, CA
Sixpoint Brewery    Brooklyn, NY
Stone Brewing Co    Escondido, CA
The Rivertown Brewery    Cincinnati, OH
Tyranena Brewing Company    Lake Mills, WI
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company    St. Louis, MO

Food

BEAST Food Truck

Brozinni Pizzeria

Da Blue Lagoon Jamaican & Caribbean Food Truck

Far-Out Fred's

HotBox

King David Dogs

Poccadio Moroccan Grill

Smokey Meat Sweats

Soulshine Market

 

Vendors

Brewery Tours of Indianapolis

Indiana On Tap

 

MUSIC

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Tim Brickley duo

4-5 p.m. - The Tides

5:30-6:15 p.m. - Frank Dean trio

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BEFORE THE BEER FEST

How can I get tickets?

Tickets are on sale now, while they last! A ticket is required for everyone entering the venue, no exceptions. Tickets are available online only.

DD tickets will be available at the door, though please note that DDs caught consuming alcohol will be immediately asked to leave the premises.

Follow #INbeerfest on Instagram and Twitter to see if there are opportunities to win tickets from our promotional partners, breweries and sponsors.

 

What can I bring into the festival?

What you CAN bring:

  • Your ID (REQUIRED even for designated drivers. All attendees must be 21+.)
  • Your ticket
  • Cash for food and vendors
  • Sealed water
  • Pretzel necklaces
  • Empty CamelBaks
  • Blankets
  • Folding chairs
  • Service animals
  • Your sweet self

What you CAN'T bring:

  • Pets
  • Babies (this event is strictly 21+, even for designated drivers)
  • Weapons
  • Selfie sticks
  • Open bottles
  • Alcohol
  • Filled CamelBaks
  • Glassware
  • Drugs or paraphernalia
  • Firearms

 

"I lost my print-at-home ticket/my printer broke/I'm not sure if the online sale went through," and any other online ticket questions:

All questions about online tickets must go directly to Etix Customer Support.

 

I bought tickets but now I can't go/I'd like to upgrade or downgrade my tickets. Can I get a refund/tickets to another event/will you help me sell them?

All questions about online tickets must go directly to Etix Customer Support.

 

How can I volunteer?

Apply to be a volunteer here.

 

Where should Uber/the taxi/my friend drop me off at the event?

Curbside traveling south on West Street near the gate entrance.

 

Where do I pick up my Will Call tickets?

Go to the Will Call line. Will Call tickets require proof of purchase,  no exceptions. This can be a printed receipt, an email on your phone, etc. If you have no proof of purchase, please contact Etix customer service (see above.)

 

Will drinking water be available at the festival?

Bottled water will be available for purchase. You can bring in sealed, clear bottles of water, but no filled CamelBaks (empty are fine) or other unsealed containers.

Designated drivers will get free water, coffee and soda.

 

How can I sponsor the beer fest?

It's easy to reach thousands of dedicated beer lovers by sponsoring Brewers of Indiana Guild beer festivals. Full information available at www.drinkIN.beer.

 

Where can I find a beer list?

Check out #INbeerfest on social media to see what your favorite breweries are bringing.

 

Will gluten free beers be available?

Perhaps, but we can't guarantee it. Follow #INbeerfest on social media to see what your favorite breweries are bringing.

 

AT the bEeR FEST

Where can I park?

As always, we encourage you to cycle, walk, or take Uber or a taxi. If you have to drive, please carpool.

Parking is available at IUPUI lots 83 & 85 for $6. Street parking is also available but may be limited.   

 

Can I park overnight?

This will depend on where you park. Brewers of Indiana Guild cannot be held responsible for your vehicle.

 

Where should Uber/the taxi/my friend drop me off at the event?

Curbside traveling south on West Street near the gate entrance.

 

Do I have to wait in line to enter?

If you arrive before your designated entry time (2 p.m. Early Bird, 3 p.m. General Admission, you will be asked to wait to enter. Once your entry time rolls around, though, you'll get in fairly quickly.

 

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

You can only buy DD tix at the door for $10, which get you unlimited soft drinks, coffee, and water. All other tickets are available only online.

 

If I won tickets or am a member of the media, how do I get in to the festival?

All attendees must show their 21+ ID upon entrance.

If you won tickets on social media from Brewers of Indiana Guild, email us for details on claiming them. If you won tickets from another organization, contact them for details on claiming.

If you're a member of the media and would like to cover the event, email us so you can be placed on our media list. Media access requires both credentials and a valid ticket.

 

What do I do if I lost my ticket?

If you're at the event and lose your ticket, please go to the box office for help. Before the event, any questions about tickets must go directly to Etix Customer Support

 

I'm a designated driver. Can I come in at 2 p.m. with my friends who have Early Bird early admission tickets?

Yes.

 

As a designated driver, can I consume alcohol at the festival?

No. For safety and liability reasons, designated driver ticket holders caught consuming alcohol will be asked to leave the event.

 

Can I buy pints of beer?

No. Beer will only be dispensed into the tasting cup you receive at the door.

 

What will I drink beer out of?

You'll get a souvenir taster that you can drink as many samples as you like out of (responsibly, of course). You don't need to pay for individual samples. In order to ensure everyone's safety, the taster is made of heavy-duty plastic rather than glass. Attendees caught drinking beer from anything other than the official taster will be escorted from the event.

Brewers of Indiana Guild 2015 craft beer festival taster cup

Brewers of Indiana Guild 2015 craft beer festival taster cup

Can I buy Festival or Drink Indiana Beer gear at the event?

Yep! We'll have a merch booth set up and will accept both credit cards and cash.

 

Will I get a map/program at the event?

Yes, and we'll post it online before the event.

 

AFTER THE BEER FEST

When does the event end?

Last pour is promptly at 6:30 p.m. The event ends at 7 p.m.

 

How can I get home safely?

Designated Driver tickets are available online before the event on this site and at the gate for $10 (unlimited soda, coffee and water.) 

We aren't running shuttles, but if you're staying at an area hotel check with them to see if they have a shuttle option.

Volunteers will direct designated drivers not attending the event to pickup locations.

 

Where should Uber/the taxi/my friend pick me up at the event?

Curbside traveling south on West Street near the gate exit.

 

I didn't get a chance to buy gear/you were out of my size. How can I get it?

Visit www.drinkin.beer.

 

Are there any hotel deals nearby?

Please check services like Travelocity or Hotels.com to find nearby rooms, or call the hotels directly for availability.

General

What does this beer festival support?

Your ticket price directly supports the Brewers of Indiana Guild, the non-profit trade association that represents all of Indiana's craft breweries. It also makes this entire day possible for you to enjoy, and a portion of proceeds goes to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

  • Breweries are paid for the beer they provide, helping to offset their staffing, travel and production expenses.
  • Brewers of Indiana Guild is one of the only guilds in the country supported wholly from festival proceeds rather than paid dues.
  • Brewers of Indiana Guild lobbies for brewery-friendly laws in the legislature, promotes the craft beer industry to the public and business communities, and serves our member brewers by facilitating communication and continuing education programs. 
  • Festivals are expensive to produce, and only a fraction of gross ticket sales are profit.

 

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