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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

Sept 4-7 Greenwood German Park Oktoberfest
$5 + By the cup.
Sept 5 Lafayette Mosey Down Main Street
Sept 10 Fort Wayne Belgian & Sour Beerfest. J K O'Donnell's. 1-4pm. $75.
Sept 10 Fort Wayne OktoBeerFeer dinner. J K O'Donnell's. 6pm. $35.
Sept 12 Fort Wayne OktoBEERfest
Headwaters Park. Hoosier beer only. Cigar area. 2-6pm. $45.
Sept 12 Indianapolis Sun King CANvitational at Pan Am Plaza. 45 breweries. Noon-5pm $40-75.
Sept 12 Nashville Hoosier Hops and Harvest
Story Inn. 1:30++. $30.
Sept 12 South Bend Zoo Brew
Potawatomi Zoo. 7-10pm.
Sept 15


Beginning Brewing Class. Great Fermentations. 6pm.
Sept 19 Evansville Brewbeque. Noon-8pm. $10 (cash bar)-35.
Sept 19


Beginning Brewing Class. Great Fermentations. 10am.
Sept 19 Hobart Brews & Blues Festival. 2-6pm. $40-65.
Sept 19 Whitestown Brew Fest. 1-6pm. $35-55.
Sept 19 Racine, WI Great Lakes Brewfest. 3-7pm. $49.
Sept 19 St. Charles, IL Brews on the Fox. Plus BBQ contest. 4:30-9:30pm. $45-65.
Sept 19 - Oct 4 Munich, Germany Oktoberfest
Sept 20 Hobart Brews & Blues
Festival Park. 3-6pm. $35-65/
Sept 20 Indianapolis CANvitational
Pan Am Plaza. (Hoosier Beer Geeks are coordinating volunteers)
Sept 17, 18 Bloomington

Upland Sours tours. Free. No reservations needed. 3, 4, and 5pm.

Sept 24-Oct-1  

Upland Sours sale. 3 North, Cherry, Raspberry, Dantalion. Sign-up for lottery at uplandsours.eventbrite.com. Pickup at Bloomington or Broad Ripple after Oct 14.

Sept 24 Bloomington

Upland Sours tours hosted by Caleb Staton. 3pm and 4pm. Email sours@uplandbeer.com.

Sept 24 Columbus, OH Fat Tire Clips Beer & Film Tour. 7-8:30pm.
Sept 24-26 Denver, CO Great American Beer Festival
Sept 26 Evansville Brew Ha Ha
Evansville Museum. 6-10pm.
Sept 26 Fort Wayne Deer Park Craft Beer Festival. Deer Park Irish Pub. 1-5pm. $25 tickets.
Sept 26 Noblesville Noblesville Brewfest at Forest Park. 3-7pm. $35-45.
Sept 26 Rensselaer OktoberFest. 5-10pm. $5.
Sept 26 Valparaiso Valpo Brewfest
Central Park Plaza. 1-5pm.
Oct & Nov Indianapolis BJCP Study Group hosted by Ron Smith.
Oct 10 Indianapolis Kiwanis Club's Pints for Half-pints.  $20. 6-10pm
Oct 13


Beginning Brewing Class. Great Fermentations. 10am.
Oct 17 Munster Munster Ale Fest
Centennial Park. Noon-5pm. $45-55.
Oct 18? Evansville Wesselman Nature Society Wandering Owl Wine & Beer Trail
Oct 23-24 Detroit, MI Detroit Fall Beer Festival
Oct 25 Bloomington

Upland Sours tours. Free. No reservations needed. 3, 4, and 5pm.

Oct 29-31 Indianapolis Indy Brewery Collectibles Show
Wyndham Hotel West.
Early Nov. Lawrenceburg Whiskey City Festival. TBA.
Nov 10


Beginning Brewing Class. Great Fermentations. 6pm.
Nov 14


Beginning Brewing Class. Great Fermentations. 10am.
Nov 14-15 Chicago, IL Festival of Barrel Aged Beers
Fri, 6-10pm, Sat 1-5pm & 6-10pm.

In-Store Beer Tastings

Aug 28 Fort Wayne Beer tasting. 5-7pm. Cap n' Cork Coldwater Plaza
Aug 31 Fort Wayne Beer tasting. 5-7pm. Cap n' Cork Lake & Coliseum.
Oct 24 Fort Wayne "Free-Fall Celebration" Beer, sine and liquor tasting at S&V Liquors, Dupont Rd. 6-8pm.
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

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

The blog, Indiana On Tap has started a "Tasting Society" that will meet monthly in or near Indianapolis.

Or take a Brew Tour:

Indy Brew Bus - Indianapolis brewery tours. Typically four breweries with 35 minutes each. #30/person.

Brewery Tours of Indianapolis picks up at downtown hotels, transports you to at least 4 changing breweries where you have the better part of an hour (each) to sample seasonals and specialties. The bus has a cooler for your growlers. Even free water on the bus. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $30/person.

Indy JoyRides - Indianapolis brewery tours. "We'll Drive You to Drink". Pick up at the Omni Hotel. Thurs evening, Fri, Sat and Sun afternoon and evenings. Normal route is Sun King, Flat 12, Bier, Black Acre, Tow Yard. $30/person.

Coming up in 2016

Jan 17 Fort Wayne Winter Warmer. J K O'Donnell's. 1-6pm. $25 advance.
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.
May 14 Fort Wayne Beoir Go Leoir festival. J K O'Donnell's.  2-5pm. $35-60.