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Note that many of the beer festivals sell out. Look ahead for ticket availability, pricing and festival times.

Beer (and Wine) Festivals 2015

Nov 24 Greenwood MashCraft Exploring the Deep. 5 of Andrew Castner's stouts. The Deep, Capsicum Deep, Blackberry Deep, Vanilla Deep, Peppermint Deep. 4pm+
Nov 25 Fort Wayne Trubble Brewing Grand Opening. Noon-midnight.
Nov 25 Indianapolis Flat 12 Friends-Giving. Noon-8pm.
Nov 25 Mishawaka Oysters, Pork and Beer Festival. Evil Czech Brewery. 5:30-9pm.
Nov 28 Fort Wayne Turkey Trot Three Rivers BCCA breweriana show and swap meet. 9am-3pm.
Nov 27 Griffith Pokro Brewing Black Friday Beer & Breakfast. 9am-noon.

New Oberpfatz Brewing Shopping Mall Avoidance Day. Noon-10pm. Release of their Russian Imperial Stout.

Nov 27 Indianapolis Black Friday. Flat 12. Pouring barrel aged stouts and Pinko RIS. 10am-closing.
Nov 27 New Albany Saturnalia starts at the Public House. 15 kegs ranging from Anchor Christmas 2013 to Three Floyds Alpha Claus. About 10 on tap at any one time. Saturnalia ends when the beer does - probably about when 2015 ends.
Nov 29 Cincinnati Sunday After Thanksgiving BCCA Three Rivers Chapter breweriana show and swap meet. 8am-1pm.
Dec 4 Indianapolis Taps and Touchdowns at Pan Am Plaza. 5:30-9pm.
Dec 5 Indianapolis Prohibition Party at Indiana City Brewing. 5-10pm.

TwoDEEP Brewing Christmas Party. 6-11pm.

Dec 12 Indianapolis 12 Chefs and Flat 12. Indianapolis City Market. 7-10pm.

Scheduled for 2016

Jan 17

Fort Wayne

Winter Warmer. J K O'Donnell's. 1-6pm. $25 advance.

Jan 30 Indianapolis Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 101 breweries.

Feb 26 until the beer runs out near the end of March.

New Albany

New Albanian's Gravity Head. NABC Public House. Opening with Stone Brewing offerings.

Mar 12 Toledo BCCA Buckeye Beer Show and swap meet. 9am-2pm.
Mar 17 Erlanger (Cincinnati) Luck O' the Irish Breweriana Show. BCCA.
Mar 12 Toledo Buckeye Beer Show and swap meet. 9am-2pm.

May 14

Fort Wayne

Beoir Go Leoir festival. J K O'Donnell's.  2-5pm. $35-60.

June 25 North Vernon 1st Annual Fermentation Celebration.
Aug 2-6 Carmel National Association Breweriana Advertising National Convention. Saturday public trading. 9am-2pm. Free.

Oct 8


Lions, Tigers & Beer. Black Pine Nature Preserve.


In-Store Beer Tastings

Nov 25 Fort Wayne Tasting at Cap n' Cork, Broadway location. 5-7pm.

Bell's Winter White, New Holland Cabin Fever, Rivertown Divergent, Founders Dark Penance, Smithwick's, etc.

Dec 5 Fort Wayne "Holiday Extravaganza" Beer, wine and liquor tasting at S&V Liquors, Illinois Rd. 6-8pm.

Check out these stores' web sites for current tastings calendars.

Clarksville /
New Albany
  Keg Liquors
Elkhart   Chalet Party Shoppe
Evansville Every Wed Liquor Locker (3-7pm at all locations)
Fort Wayne   Belmont Beverage
Fort Wayne /
New Haven
  Cap n' Cork
Indianapolis   Kahn's
Indianapolis   Parti-Pak

And here's a regular brewery tour

Crown Point Crown Brewing tour and tasting with the Brewmaster. 6pm. $5. First Monday of every Month

Breweries, especially brewpubs, often have free or low-cost "Mug clubs". They usually have a special mug club evening every month. We suggest you join at least your 5 favorite places so you'll have something to look forward to every week all winter.

Girls Pint Out has a monthly meeting for women (only) at various breweries and pubs around Indianapolis.

The blog, Indiana On Tap has a "Tasting Society" that will meets in or near Indianapolis. $50 includes discounts at over 55 Indiana breweries/brewpubs.