FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2019
Brewers of Indiana Guild
Brewers of Indiana Guild Canceling “The Inaugural South Shore Beer Fest” Scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Indiana.
Ticket holders will receive full refunds.
[Whiting, Indiana]: In the best interest of serving our membership and supporters, Rob Caputo, the Executive Director of the Brewers of Indiana Guild, announced today the cancellation of the Inaugural South Shore Beer Fest due to insufficient ticket sales. This new Guild fundraiser and beer festival was scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019 2 PM – 6 PM at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Indiana
As a self-funded not-for-profit organization Brewers of Indiana Guild’s primary obligation is to support our membership and to make fiscally responsible decisions on their behalf. Brewers of Indiana Guild Festivals generate funds for membership support programs including:
- promoting the highest standards of professional brewing in Indiana
- increasing public awareness and appreciation for the variety and quality of Indiana craft beer
- advocating for laws that promote Guild Members’ ideals and that foster brewery profitability
- providing a forum for discussion, support, and initiatives for the common good of Indiana’s breweries and associated businesses
We would like to thank our partners at the City of Whiting and the South Shore CVA for their generosity, and all of their efforts in trying to make this event a success.
We would also like to thank the Brewers of Indiana Guild Members who registered for the festival including: 10-56 Brewing Company, 18th Street Brewery, 2Toms Brewing Company, 3 Floyds Brewing Company, 450 North Brewing, Bare Hands Brewery, Black Acre Brewing Company, Broad Ripple Brewpub, Burn ‘Em Brewing, Byway Brewing Co., Creatures of Habit Brewing Co., Crown Brewing, Deer Creek Brewery, Devil’s Trumpet Brewing, Fountain Square Brewery, Hop River Brewing, HopLore Brewing, Indiana City Brewing Company, Ironwood Brewing Co., Kekionga Cider Company, Mad Anthony Brewing, Maidens Brewery & Pub, Metazoa Brewing Co., Misbeehavin’ Meads, New Day Craft, New Oberpfalz Brewing, Off Square Brewing, Plat 35 Brewery, Shoreline Brewery, Sour Note Brewing, St John Malt Brothers Inc., St. Benedicts Brew Works, Sun King Brewing Company, Switchyard Brewing, Taxman Brewing Company, Terre Haute Brewing Company, Triton Brewing Company, Upland Brewing Company, Windmill Brewing, Zorn Brew Works Co., MashCraft Brewing, Evil Czech Brewery, and Terre Haute Brewing Company.
Finally, we would like to thank each of the craft brew enthusiasts who purchased tickets for this event. Part of the mission of the Brewers of Indiana Guild is to increase public awareness and appreciation for the variety and quality of Indiana craft beer, and we felt that we would fall short of that obligation to our brewery members who in turn support our mission by participating in our annual fundraising beer festivals. We also felt that it would be a disservice to craft beer enthusiasts who purchased tickets if we did not offer the exceptional festival experience that we aim to provide on behalf of our membership. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause and look forward to seeing you at a future event.
We encourage you to join us at Northside Opti Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, October 12 for the 3nd Annual Halloween-themed Broad Ripple Beer Fest. Tickets for Broad Ripple Beer Fest are currently available at https://drinkin.beer/broad-ripple-beer-fest/
Customers who purchased tickets to South Shore Beer Fest will receive refunds and the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to Broad Ripple Beer Fest via email.
Thank you for your understanding, and as always, thank you for your support of Brewers of Indiana Guild and Indiana’s independent craft breweries.