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Indiana Beer Week Underway in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Art Center

Today’s event takes place at Opti Park adjacent to the Indianapolis Art Center.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Tristan Schmid
Brewers of Indiana Guild
http://www.brewersofindianaguild.com/

A week of events celebrating the Indiana craft beer industry begins today in Indianapolis and concludes with the 19th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival on Saturday, July 19 at Opti-Park (820 E 66th St.) in Broad Ripple. The event, expected to sell out in advance and organized by the Brewers of Indiana Guild, a not-for-profit trade association representing the 90 craft breweries and brewpubs in Indiana, is Indiana’s biggest beer event.

  • July 11: The Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup Competition began. The event is one of the country’s largest brewing competitions; home and professional brewers have entered more than 1,000 brews in a variety of styles to be judged by certified beer judges.
  • Sunday, July 13: The Broad Ripple Brewpub 2014 Hoods & Hops antique, classic and custom car show takes place from noon – 5 p.m. in Opti-Park in Broad Ripple, site of the following Saturday’s Indiana Microbrewers Fest. Car registration is $5, general admission is free, and food and Indiana craft beer will be available for purchase.
  • Monday, July 14: Local podcast Indy Beer News hosts a live show focused on Indiana beer at Mass Ave Pub at 6:30 p.m. Mark Cady from Bloomington Brewing Company, Amanda Wishin of Girls’ Pint Out, and Hoosier Beer Geek Jim Dimitri will be guests.
  • Thursday, July 17: In addition to several other events this week, beer blog Hoosier Beer Geek celebrates new Hoosier breweries–including 18th Street, Outliers, Scarlet Lane, and Taxman–at Mass Ave Pub at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 19: The week culminates in the 19th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival. 6,000 people will enjoy more than 350 craft beers from 80-plus breweries, mostly from Indiana. The event, which sold out in advance last year, takes place from 3-7 p.m. on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center. Tickets are available online at brewersofindianaguild.com/events and at Big Red Liquors stores. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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