Cheers to our partners, volunteers, participating breweries, and the more than 5,000 local beer lovers who sampled hundreds of brews from 100+ local breweries and guests over the first two-day Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest on Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2, 2019 in the West Pavilion, the largest venue of the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
The first-ever Friday night Exclusive Specialties Session featured 60+ breweries and guests, each pouring two exclusive beverages unavailable during the general admission Saturday session. HopCat and Tomlinson Tap Room once again hosted pre-banding events, allowing participants to get into the fest more quickly by not having to show their ID upon entry through the Pre-Banded gates.
$3 from every ticket sold plus donations from the two coat checks raised funds for our charity partner, Joy’s House. The local nonprofit received $14,895 from ticket sales this year!
Ticket purchases also directly support our mission to promote, educate, and legislate on behalf of Indiana’s breweries. What does this mean for you? More local choices of better beer at more places, along with some of the state’s best beer fests!
Get your tickets now for Columbus Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, May 18 at Mill Race Park in Columbus; the 24th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival on Saturday, July 27 at Military Park in Indianapolis; and the 3rd Annual Broad Ripple Beer Fest on Saturday, October 12 at Opti-Park in Indianapolis.