Archive for July 3, 2014

Indiana Microbrewers Festival, July 19

Indianapolis Art Center

Indianapolis Art Center, site of the Indiana Microbrewers Festival. staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Tristan Schmid
Indiana Microbrewers Festival

Tickets are now available for the 19th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, the largest beer festival in Indiana. The event takes place on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 3-7 p.m. at Opti-Park, 780 East 66th Street, on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center in Broad Ripple on Indy’s north side. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Craft beer fans can purchase general admission tickets–which include a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited beer samples, and 3 p.m. admission–for $40. Early Bird tickets, good for entry at 2 p.m., are available for $15 more. The event is expected to sell out all 6,000 tickets in advance.

All tickets are available at, and general admission tickets are for sale beginning today at Indianapolis-area Big Red Liquor stores.

$10 Designated Driver tickets, available online and at the gate the day of the event, are good for free unlimited soft drinks and coffee from Bee Coffee Roasters.

“This year’s event will be better than ever,” said Clay Robinson, President of the Brewers Guild of Indiana and Owner of Sun King Brewing. “80-plus breweries, most from Indiana, will bring more than 200 beers, giving craft beer fans plenty of their favorites and offering tastes of many new brews.”

The event will also feature local food vendors and musicians.

The Brewers of Indiana Guild is enlisting volunteers to help at the event; those interested in volunteering can email for more information.