Missed out on Winterfest Indy (this coming Saturday) then plan now for the Bloomington Beer Fest which is moved to APRIL this year! April 13th, 3PM VIP, 4-7 General Admission! Most Indiana Breweries, many out-of-state breweries, music, and a very cool venue make this Fest really fun! Tix are already available.
"They who drink beer will think beer."-Washington Irving
To help educate the masses and for the sure fun and benefits of it, I volunteered to run the Brewers of Indiana Guild's booth last Saturday morning and last Wednesday night. Not only was I educating others, but by playing a trivia game, I educated myself more on general knowledge of Indiana Breweries. A few of the questions were posted on Indiana Beer's Facebook earlier this week.
Unlike roaming free with my fellow reporters, I decided to join Hoosier Beer Geeks's volunteer squad for Winterfest. I was at the fairgrounds at 11am, about 4 hours before the VIP were allowed in, and worked til about 9:30pm, which was after a massive cleanup!!
It's in three days -- The Brewers of Indiana Winterfest at the State Fair. Regulars of the B.I.G's festivals usually are used to having a lineup of breweries and brews available, unfortunately, this year there seems to be a delay in finding out information about Winterfest - HOWEVER..
We do have at least one line up from Indiana's Champion Cup Brewery and Brew Bracket II:Stout Winner --
Beer appreciation is thrivnig in Indiana as shown with participation in Winterfest, 2011. By one count 26 Indiana Breweries were well represented at Winterfest at the Indiana State Fair Grounds on Saturday, Jan. 29, and nearly 20 out-of-state breweries also brought fabulous beers.It is a testament to Indiana beer appreciators that this was not 'drink and lose it' event, but there was serious appreciation of some of the nation's finest brews. One police officer on the scene mentioned that the crowds last year and this year were very orderly.
Sun King will tap Popcorn Pils this Thursday. 6-9pm. Brewed with 150 pounds of Indiana Popcorn. Food and Woodstove Flapjacks also. Big Woods is up to 7 beers on tap. Cat Tail Wheat, Six Foot Blonde, Possum Trot Pale, Honey Suckle Red, Hare Trigger IPA, Busted Knuckle, Tim’s Big Woods Stout…QUAFF ON!
No roundup today because we are busy setting up for tomorrow's Microbrewers Festival. There are less than 100 tickets left online right now for sale and we expect them to sell out this afternoon! SOLD OUT - thanks everybody!
Grab your friends and a camera cause there is a photo contest going on at the Brewers of Indiana Guild Facebook page. One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to the 15th Annual Microbrewer's Festival held on July 17th in Opti Park/Indianapolis Art Center.The Rules:1. There must be at least one person and one logo from an Indiana brewery present in the photo.2. Creativity and originality is key. Winners will be chosen by the Knights from HoosierBeerGeek.com
The World Cup starts Friday, and if you're not excited, then I'll apologize in advance for the everything you'll see on this site in the next month. Many of us at Hoosier Beer Geek believe that there is nothing better than the World Cup, and we hope you agree.