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Indiana Beer Week Underway in Indianapolis

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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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Things to do in Indianapolis, July 14-20, 2014

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UniverSoul Circus

UniverSoul Circus at Lafayette Square Mall, July 15-20.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. MON-SUN: 44th Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in Downtown Indianapolis
  2. THU-SAT: 77th Annual Mid-Summer Festival at St. Christopher Parish in Speedway
  3. SAT: Inaugural ‘Tenderloin Throwdown’ Competition in Greensburg
  4. SAT: Indy Eleven Pro Soccer at Michael Carroll Stadium at IUPUI
  5. FRI: Indiana Black Expo Music Heritage Festival I at American Legion Mall
  6. MON-SAT: Johnson County 4-H Fair in Franklin
  7. MON-SAT: 46th Annual Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne
  8. TUE-SUN: UniverSoul Circus at Lafayette Square Mall
  9. THU: 26th Annual WTHR Employment Opportunity Fair at the Indiana Convention Center
  10. SAT: 19th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival in Broad Ripple
  11. TUE, THU: Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  12. MON-SAT: Circus City Festival in Peru
  13. MON-SAT: Hendricks County 4-H Fair in Danville
  14. SAT: Anthony Hamilton in Concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  15. WED: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Live at Holliday Park

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Indiana Microbrewers Festival, July 19

Indianapolis Art Center

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

By Tristan Schmid
Indiana Microbrewers Festival
http://brewersofindiana.com/

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 brewersofindianaguild.com, 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 BeerVolunteerList@gmail.com for more information.