The 25th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival

Presented by Drink Indiana (Brewers of Indiana Guild)

The 24th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, sponsored by HopCat Broad Ripple, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at historic Military Park at White River State Park.

Indiana’s craft beer scene has been growing by the year and now this burgeoning sector has its own festival in the shape of the Indiana Microbrewers Festival. Providing a platform for microbreweries from Indiana and beyond, the event showcases some of the very best craft beer the region has to offer, helping to increase public awareness and appreciation of this locally produced amber nectar.

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25th Anniversary Indiana Microbrewers Festival Rescheduled for July 2021

To our loyal Indiana Craft Beer, Drink Indiana and Microbrewers Festival Friends and Family

I am writing to you on behalf of the Brewers of Indiana Guild with regret to inform you that we have made the decision to cancel the (2020) 25th Anniversary Indiana Microbrewers Festival and to reschedule the event for 2021. The current ban on large gatherings, an uncertain timeline for lifting that ban, and more importantly, the health and safety of our fellow Hoosiers have compelled us to make this extremely difficult decision. I know that you are as disappointed as we are.

Indiana Craft Beer and Indiana Microbrewers Festival are extremely important to us. However, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our craft beer community including every festival attendee, volunteer, brewery staff member, vendor and the Brewers of Indiana Guild team.

We will be issuing full refunds to Indiana Microbrewers Festival Tickets to current ticket holders. Primary ticket purchasers will receive an email with further details within the next 3 days.

As we all struggle through the impacts of current events please remember that we are in this together, and if you are able, keep your local Indiana breweries in mind.  These small local businesses are built on community and need your support more than ever. Please visit https://drinkin.beer/breweries-currently-open-for-carry-out-or-delivery/ for a list of Indiana breweries currently offering delivery, carry-out and curbside options or purchase a gift card online for future use.

As we look forward to the day that we can once again gather together in celebration of our community, please mark your calendars for July 24th, 2021 when we hope to meet again to raise our glasses in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Indiana Microbrewers Festival.

Athena Scholl

Director of Marketing and Communications 

Brewers of Indiana Guild

About Indiana Microbrewers Festival:

Drink Indiana (Brewers of Indiana Guild) Presents: The 25th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival 

Early Bird: Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

75+ Indiana Breweries & Guests pouring 100’s of beers, smaller crowd size and shorter lines

General Admission: Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM                  

75+ Indiana Breweries & Guest pouring 100’s of beers

Where: Historic Military Park, 601 W New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46202                                                                                                                                                           

Join the nonprofit Brewers of Indiana Guild for its 25th annual summer fundraiser, Indiana Microbrewers Festival on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Historic Military Park at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis to sample from hundreds of beers brewed by 75+ Hoosier breweries and guests while enjoying local food, shopping, games, and more.

At 1 p.m., Early Bird ticket holders will enjoy an hour of first dibs on beers from 75+ Hoosier breweries and guests, with a smaller crowd size. 

General Admission ticket holders may enter at 2 p.m. and will also receive a taster glass good for 3 oz. samples.  

Non-DD ticket holders will receive a sample glass good for as many 3 oz. pours of local beer, mead, and cider as they can responsibly drink. 

Designated drivers can enter at the same time as the rest of their party and will enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic beverages from DD vendors. 

The event will also feature cask ales and local food and merchandise vendors.

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. Even small actions may have a big impact! $1 from every Indiana Microbrewers Festival ticket sold is donated to our local charity partner, TBD. 

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

Check out #INBEERFEST on Instagram and Twitter and RSVP on Facebook for updates.

No refunds or exchanges. This is an all-weather (rain, snow, sleet, or shine) event.


Meet our Sponsors:

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Water Sponsor
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Brew Your Own Sponsor

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.

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