12th ANNUAL WINTERFEST

Presented by: Drink Indiana (Brewers of Indiana Guild)

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This will be my 7th.” The VIP experience is a must. It’s the highlight of my beer drinking year.

Adam L. via Facebook (Winterfest)

Drink Indiana Beer.  Support Indiana Brewers

About Winterfest:

Drink Indiana (Brewers of Indiana Guild) Presents: Winterfest

VIP & Rarities Session: Friday, January 31, 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 45+ Indiana Breweries & Guests pouring 90+ session exclusive rarity and specialty beers
Saturday Session: Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 95+ Indiana Breweries & Guest pouring 100’s of beers

Where: West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 1202 E. 38th Street Indianapolis, IN

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Discover new breweries, find your next beer obsession, expand your palate, and explore your beer faves old and new at the 12th annual Drink Indiana (Brewers of Indiana Guild) winter fundraiser.

Join Drink Indiana for the 12th Annual Winterfest Friday, January 31, 2020 and Saturday, February 1st, 2020.

Friday VIP & Rarities Session Breweries & Tap Lists

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Ideal for craft beer aficionados, Friday’s intimate 3 hour VIP & Rarities Session features: 40+ Indiana breweries and guests, limited entry, exclusive rarity and specialty brews not poured at the Saturday Session, short lines, and the opportunity to mingle with the brewers. 

Friday VIP & Rarities Session Exclusive Limited Package Release

Beer Can in font of Snickerdoodle Cookies

Take a trip down memory lane with Double Milkshake Snickerdoodle IPA from 450 North Brewing and the Brewers of Indiana Guild. Indulge in simple pleasures, reminiscent of when the lure of milk and cookies was the pinnacle of lifes’ existence.  This snickerdoodle cookie influenced IPA features a delicate balance of hops and lactose; coupled with a rich, smooth, creamy mouthfeel; sweet brown sugar and aromatic cinnamon. Close your eyes, inhale the aroma and let your tastebuds transport you to a warm kitchen and the first bite of a freshly baked snickerdoodle

Saturday General Session Breweries, Guests & Tap Lists

Indy Winterfest Attendees

Saturday’s General Session features 75+ Indiana breweries and guests pouring 100’s of Indiana Craft brews, one-of-a-kind cask beers, local vendors and more! 

Cultivated Thoughts: An IN Beer Brigade and Brewers of Indiana Guild North Region Collaboration

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Premiering at Indy Winterfest, brewed on location at Bare Hands Brew Granger in collaboration with Drink Indiana (Brewers of Indiana Guild), Hoplore Brewing, Junk Dutch Brewing, Ruhe 152, Evil Czech, Country Malt Group, Sugar Creek Malts and Crazy Horse Hops.  This Hazy DIPA features the Glitter Unicorn Octopus Friend hop blend created exclusively by the Brewers of Indiana Guild North Region for this release!

Primo Sparkling Hop Water: A Winterfest Premiere from DD Sponsor Indiana City Brewing Co.

A can of Primo Sparkling Hop Water

Primo delivers refreshing pure hop hydration with 0 alcohol, sugar, caffeine or gluten. It’s the perfect go-anywhere, enjoy-anytime beverage for anyone who truly appreciates hops, and it’s made using everything we’ve learned about making great beer. Debuting at Winterfest 2020, Primo will be available for pre-order soon on www.IndianaCityBeer.com followed by an official taproom release, date TBA.

Building Community

Winterfest ticket proceeds support the not-for-profit Brewers of Indiana Guild (Drink Indiana) and our mission to support, educate, promote and legislate on behalf of Hoosier Breweries.

The Brewers of Indiana Guild, our member Breweries and Producer Partners believe in building community one pint, or tasting glass, at a time.  We routinely partner with our local community to give back and to support other not-for-profit and volunteer organizations.

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Even small actions may have a big impact! $3 from every Winterfest ticket sold is donated to our local charity partner, Joy’s House. In 2019, this donation totaled more than $14,000.00!

Grab your friends, buy your tickets and taste Indiana Craft with us!

RSVP to the Official Facebook Event for #IndyWinterfest updates and announcements.


Tickets Now On Sale

Friday VIP & Rarities Session: $75 ($85 at the gate). Buy early and save! Limited number of tickets available at $65 prior to 12/3/19 (or until they sell out).

Saturday General Session: $40 ($50 at the gate). Buy early and save! Limited number of tickets available at $30 prior to 12/3/19 (or until they sell out).

Two Day Package (Friday VIP & Rarities and Saturday General Sessions): $100.

Designated Driver Friday VIP & Rarities or Saturday General Sessions: $10

Beer Brigade Membership Packages

Group Ticket Packages (10+) available at discounted rates.


Pre-banding

Get your wristband before Winterfest Beer Festival at Sun King Broad Ripple (1/31 & 2/1) or Tomlinson Tap Room (1/31) to get into the event more quickly by using designated pre-banded entry lanes.

All attendees must bring their 21+ IDs and tickets to pre-banding.

Everyone in your party who would like to be pre-banded must be present: Wristbands may not be picked up for those who are not present.

Tickets will not be available for sale at pre-banding events please purchase your tickets in advance at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/5780/brewers-of-indiana-guild-festivals Ticket prices increase at the gate.

A lot of people may show up for pre-banding, so grab a beer, chat with your fellow fest-goers while you wait, and grab a bite to eat.

A photo of the facade of Sun King Brewing Company's Broad Ripple location featuring their logo on the awning and a grain silo

Sun King Broad Ripple 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220

Friday 1/31: 3PM-7PM

Saturday 2/1: 11 AM-1PM

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Tomlinson Tap Room Indianapolis City Market 222 E Market St Indianapolis, IN 46204

Friday 1/31: 3PM-6PM


Ride Share Sponsor

Safe 15T off of two rides to and from Winterfest with the promo code WINTERFEST2020

Drink responsibly and ride smart with LYFT, the official ride share partner of the 12th Annual Winterfest presented by the Brewers of Indiana Guild.


Water Sponsor

"Water is Life.  Beer is 90% Water therefore Beer is life". US Water Systems.

Stay hydrated and keep your sample glass clean with our 12th Annual Winterfest Water Sponsor US Water Systems. (We encourage you to bring an empty refillable water bottle)


Winterfest Sponsors


Brewery Roster


Winterfest Vendors


About Brewers of Indiana Guild:

Organized in 2000, the Brewers of Indiana Guild is the 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association that provides a unifying voice for the 140+ craft breweries and brewpubs of Indiana.

The objectives of the Brewers of Indiana Guild are to:

  • promote the highest standards of professional brewing in Indiana
  • increase public awareness and appreciation for the variety and quality of Indiana craft beer
  • advocate for laws that promote Guild Members’ ideals and that foster brewery profitability
  • provide a forum for discussion, support, and initiatives for the common good of Indiana’s breweries and associated businesses

The Brewers of Indiana Guild is the driving force behind the Drink Indiana Beer public awareness campaign which strives to support Indiana’s craft breweries.


Don’t miss Bloomington Craft Beer Festival (4/11), Indiana Microbrewers Festival (7/25), and Broad Ripple Beer Fest (10/17).

Brewers of Indiana Guild: Drink Indiana Beer

Brewers of Indiana Guild: Drink Indiana Beer