21st Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival
Proceeds benefit Brewers of Indiana Guild's mission to support Hoosier breweries
Indy’s best local beer fest (as voted by NUVO readers) returns to Military Park in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
This year's event will feature 100+ breweries--most from Indiana--bringing hundreds of beers for you to try in 3 oz. sample pours.
One of three annual fundraisers for Brewers of Indiana Guild, our summer fest is one of the only events in the state that directly benefits the Hoosier brewing community.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE 21+ WITH VALID ID. No infants, children, or anyone under 21 will be permitted. Designated drivers may enter with their party but may not consume any alcohol. See the FAQ for more info.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
- Early Bird Admission: 2 p.m.
- General Admission: 3 p.m.
- Last Pour: 6:45 p.m.
- Fest Ends: 7:00 p.m.
Historic Military Park
601 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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 6:45 p.m.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ($40)
Sample as many beers as you can responsibly drink from 3 p.m. until last pour at 6:45 p.m.
DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS ($10 online or $10 Cash Day Of)*
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 for $10, cash only.
*To ensure the safety of everyone, DDs are not permitted to consume alcohol at the event. DDs caught drinking will be asked to leave.
Enlist in the IN Beer Brigade
The IN Beer Brigade mobilizes at Indiana Microbrewers Festival at Historic Military Park on July 30, 2016. It's your opportunity to experience one-of-a-kind collaborative beer (the first is being brewed and bottled by 3 Floyds and Northwest Indiana breweries) and receive exclusive benefits.
Get more details here, and enlist at the festival to get an exclusive Drink Indiana Beer die-cast bottle opener.
hundreds of beers from 100+ breweries and guests
NEW! Download the new Drink Indiana Beer app to favorite the breweries you want to visit most, see the beer list, see the map, and much more.
Check out #INbeerfest on social media for contests, news and more.
18th Street Brewery Hammond
450 North Brewing Company Columbus
Back Road Brewery La Porte
Bare Hands Brewery Granger
Bier Brewery Indianapolis
Big Lug Canteen Indianapolis
Black Acre Brewing Company Indianapolis
Black Swan Brewpub Plainfield
Blind Owl Brewery Indianapolis
Bloomington Brewing Company Bloomington
Brew Link Brewing Plainfield
Broad Ripple Brewpub Indianapolis
Brugge Brasserie Indianapolis
Burn 'Em Brewing Michigan City
Byway Brewing Company Hammond
Carson's Brewery Evansville
Cedar Creek Brew Co Martinsville
Chapman's Brewing Co. Angola
Chilly Water Brewing Co. Indianapolis
Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House South Bend
Crown Brewing Crown Point
Danny Boy Beer Works Carmel
Daredevil Brewing Co Indianapolis
Deer Creek Brewery Noblesville
Deviate Brewing Indianapolis
The Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. Merrillville
Evil Czech Brewery Mishawaka
Figure Eight Brewing Valparaiso
Flat12 Bierwerks Indianapolis
Flix Brewhouse Carmel
Fountain Square Brewing Co. Indianapolis
Function Brewing Bloomington
Goshen Brewing Co. Goshen
Grand Junction Brewing Co. Westfield
The Guardian Brewing Company Muncie
Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery Kokomo
Heady Hollow Brewing Company Fishers
Hoosier Brewing Co Fairland
Iechyd Da Brewing Company Elkhart
Indiana City Brewing Co. Indianapolis
Ironwood Brewing Co Valparaiso
Lafayette Brewing Co Lafayette
Mad Anthony Brewing Company Fort Wayne
MashCraft Brewing Greenwood
Metazoa Brewing Co. Indianapolis
New Albanian Brewing Co New Albany
New Boswell Brewing Company Richmond
New Corner Brewing Company Muncie
New Oberpfalz Brewing Griffith
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company Greenwood
People's Brewing Company Lafayette
Planetary Brewing Co. Greenwood
Pokro Brewing Company Griffith
Power House Brewing Company Columbus
Quaff ON Brewing Co Nashville
Ram Restaurant & Brewery Indianapolis
Redemption Alewerks Indianapolis
Rock Bottom College Park Indianapolis
Rock Bottom Indianapolis Indianapolis
Saint Joseph Brewery Indianapolis
Salt Creek Brewery Bedford
Scarlet Lane Brewing Company McCordsville
Schnitz Brewery Jasper
Shoreline Brewery Michigan City
St. John Malt Brothers Saint John
Sun King Brewery Indianapolis
Taxman Brewing Company Bargersville
Tell City Brewing Company Tell City
The Tap Brewery Bloomington
Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company Indianapolis
Three Floyds Munster
Tin Man Brewing Company Evansville
Tow Yard Brewing Company Indianapolis
Triton Brewing Company Indianapolis
Trubble Brewing Fort Wayne
Turonis Main Street Brewery Evansville
Twenty Below Brewing Indianapolis
TwoDEEP Brewing Co. Indianapolis
Union Brewing Company Carmel
Upland Brewing Company Bloomington
Wabash Brewing Indianapolis
Wooden Bear Brewing Co. Greenfield
ZwanzigZ Brewing Columbus
Alltech Lexington Brewing And Distilling Lexington, KY
Ash & Elm Cider Co. Indianapolis, IN
Bell's Brewery Kalamazoo, MI
Cavalier Distributing Indianapolis, IN
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales Milton, DE
Falls City Brewing Company Louisville, KY
Gales Hard Cider Madison, IN
Goose Island Brewing Co. Chicago, IL
Greenbush Brewing Sawyer, MI
McClure's Orchard/Winery Peru, IN
New Day Craft Mead & Cider Indianapolis, IN
New Holland Brewing Co. Holland, MI
Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati, OH
Saugatuck Brewing Company Douglas, MI
Short's Brewing Co. Bellaire, MI
Sierra Nevada Brewing Chico, CA
Stone Brewing Escondido, CA
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. St. Louis, MO
Bloomington Hop Jockeys
Circle City Zymurgists
Marshall County Homebrew Club
AN OFFICIAL BREWERS OF INDIANA GUILD EVENT
Cheers to Our Partners
This festival wouldn't be possible without these incredible organizations. Be sure to support them and say "thanks!"
Become a Barrel Partner today.
Brewers of Indiana Guild will donate a portion of proceeds from your ticket to the Indiana chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
BIKE PARKING COURTESY OF
Food & Beverage
Bee Coffee Roasters
Broad Ripple Chip Co.
Indiana Craft Jerky
King David Dogs
La Chinita Poblana
Liberation Roasting Co.
The Soda Guy Handcrafted Beverages
Ceramic Graphics (Stoneware Steins)
Distinct Images (Brewers of Indiana Guild/Drink Indiana Beer merchandise)
Great Fermentations (Homebrews)
Indiana Sports Corp
Indy Brew Bus
The Shop Indy (Apparel)
United State of Indiana (Apparel)
Live Music and Entertainment
- 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. - The Tides
- 4:00 - 6:15 p.m. - Tim Brickley & The List Band
- Get your photo taken with your friends in the Popp N Go Photo Booth.
- Challenge your friends in a game of Hammer-Schlagen to see who can pound a nail into the block of wood first.
- See how far you can toss a keg! Winners receive his-and-her gift baskets filled with great brewery swags and gift cards.
- Visit the Yelp booth to play Yelpo and win some awesome brewery prizes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Have a question? Please review the answers below. If you can't find an answer, contact us.
BEFORE THE BEER FEST
Do I have to be 21 to attend?
All attendees must be 21+ with valid ID. No infants, children, or anyone else under 21 years of age will be permitted.
Do I need to print my ticket, or can I show it on my phone?
Because technology-related issues such as glare on phones and internet connectivity can dramatically slow down entrance for all attendees, all tickets need to be printed and brought to the event. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
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 ticket sales are final, and unfortunately we can't assist in reselling tickets. For other ticketing questions not listed on this FAQ, please contact Etix Customer Support.
What if the weather is bad?
The event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Don't forget sunblock, even on a cloudy day. Potable water and misting stations will be available.
Can DDs enter with their Early Bird party? Can they drink alcohol?
Designated driver tickets will be available at the gate for $10 cash from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. To ensure everyone's safety, DDs are not permitted to drink alcohol. Those who do will be asked to leave the premises.
How can I get in faster? Can I get my wristband before the event?
Early Bird tickets allow you to enter at 2 p.m., one full hour before General Admission ticket holders.
As a courtesy for those looking to enter the event more quickly, pre-wristbanding will be available before the event at the locations and times below. Please show your ticket and 21+ ID. Wristbands will not be given for attendees who aren't present. Please note that your wristband will be placed on your wrist at the pre-banding, i.e. you won't be able to remove it before the event.
- HopCat Broad Ripple: Friday, July 29th from 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- Tomlinson Tap Room: Friday, July 29 from 5 - 9 p.m.
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/bagel/jerky/snack necklaces
- Empty CamelBaks (water fountains and rinsing stations are available for filling)
- Camping chairs
- Service animals
- Small bags (subject to search)
- Your sweet self
What you CAN'T bring:
- Babies/children (this event is strictly 21+, even for designated drivers)
- Selfie sticks
- Open bottles
- Filled CamelBaks
- Drugs or paraphernalia
"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 ticket purchases must go directly to Etix Customer Support.
How can I volunteer?
Volunteer registration is closed. Subscribe to IN Brew News to be notified about future opportunities to help.
Where should Uber/Lyft/the taxi/my friend drop me off at the event?
Drop-off and pick-up will be at Ohio Street between Blackford & Blake, just south of Herron School of Art and Design. See the map below for reference.
Where do I pick up my Will Call tickets?
Go to the Will Call entrance. If you have no proof of purchase, please contact Etix Customer Support.
Do I have to purchase samples of beer?
Nope! All General Admission and Early Bird ticket holders receive a commemorative tasting glass (see below) good for as many 3 oz. pours as you can responsibly drink.
Will drinking water be available at the festival?
Bottled water will be available for purchase, and there will be drinking fountains and a glass-rinsing station. 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.
Where can I find a beer list?
Download the Drink Indiana Beer app to see the entire list of breweries and beer the week leading up to the event, and check out #INbeerfest on social media to see what your favorite breweries are bringing.
Will gluten free beers be available?
Refer to the Drink Indiana Beer app for a list of alcoholic beverages. In addition to beer, mead, wine, cider, coffee, soda, and water will be available.
AT the bEeR FEST
Where can I park?
As always, we encourage you to cycle, walk, carpool, or take Uber or a taxi.
Secure bike corral parking will be available courtesy of IndyCog for the duration of the event.
Street parking for vehicles is an option while space is available. IUPUI Surface Lots 73 & 85 will be available for public parking starting at noon on Saturday for $6.
Please ensure you properly park and pay to avoid receiving a ticket.
Can I park overnight?
Wherever you park, neither Military Park nor Brewers of Indiana Guild can be held responsible for your vehicle.
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.
We also encourage you to take advantage of pre-wristbanding happening before the event.
Can I buy tickets at the gate?
Tickets are available online and at the gate (cash or credit) until sold out. If the event sells out ahead of time, the only tickets available at the door will be Designated Driver for $10, which get you unlimited soft drinks, coffee, and water. DDs are not permitted to consume alcohol at the event.
Where is the first aid station?
Refer to the red cross on the map. If you or a member of your party have an emergency, please seek out the nearest police or security officer, volunteer, or staff person for immediate help.
Can I leave the event and re-enter?
No; tickets will be scanned upon initial entry and can't be scanned again.
Where is the media or volunteer entrance?
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 before the event. Media access requires both credentials and a valid ticket.
How do I get tickets that I won?
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.
What do I do if I lost my ticket?
If you're at the event and lose your ticket, please go to the Will Call table 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?
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.
Will there be souvenirs?
Yes. Visit the official Drink Indiana Beer merchandise booth, or become an IN Beer Brigade member for a limited-edition die-cast bottle opener and much more. Purchases directly benefit Brewers of Indiana Guild, the trade association that represents Indiana's brewing community.
Guest vendors will also have plenty of beer-related goodies, so bring your piggy bank.
Can I buy pints of beer?
No. Beer will only be dispensed into the tasting cup you receive at the door.
Will I get a map/program at the event?
A limited number of printed event maps will be available. We encourage you to download the Drink Indiana Beer app to easily access the map and list of breweries/beers, download the PDF here, or look for it at breweries around Indianapolis before the event.
AFTER THE BEER FEST
When does the event end?
Last pour is promptly at 6:45 p.m. and will be strictly enforced. 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?
Drop-off and pick-up will be at Ohio Street between Blackford & Blake, just south of Herron School of Art and Design. See the map below for reference.
I didn't get a chance to buy gear/you were out of my size. How can I get it?
Are there any hotel deals nearby?
Brewers of Indiana Guild isn't currently coordinating any offers. Check with nearby hotels for availability of rooms.
I lost something. Where is Lost & Found?
What does this beer festival support?
Your ticket price directly supports the Brewers of Indiana Guild, the non-profit trade association that represents Indiana's craft breweries. It also makes this entire day possible for you to enjoy, and a portion of proceeds goes to our charity partner.
- Unlike many for-profit festivals, breweries are given stipends for the beer they provide at Guild fests, 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.