Biggest Craft Brew Festival Celebrate Local Indiana Beers
The biggest craft beer festival in Indiana is coming July 20 in Broad Ripple. Local brewers such as Black Acre and Carson’s are just to name a couple of the vendors making an appearance. Every year, the Indiana Microbrewers Festival raises over $40,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana.
Drink some beer (over 300 varieties) and make a difference. Not only do attendees ( 21 and older) get to try an array of beers made right here in Indiana, but some of the money raised goes to further skin cancer research. This is the 18th year of the festival. Although the event isn’t until late July, tickets do sell out quickly.
According to their website, the Brewers of Indiana Guild (B.I.G.) was organized to provide a unifying voice for the microbrewers and brewpubs of Indiana. It’s goal is to promote public awareness and appreciation for the quality and variety of beer produced in Indiana. The Guild represents every brewery in the state. Hosting the biggest beer festival in the state is a way to promote their members, and support Leukemia patients.
Located at the Indianapolis Art Center and Optimist Park in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, the festival goes from 3 to 7 p.m (2 p.m. for VIP and Early Bird ticket holders). Tickets are available starting June 1st and prices range from $40 to $100 – $10 for the designated drivers. This is an adult only event, so every guest must present a valid current 21 and over photo ID.