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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 2016

Jan 30 Indianapolis Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 101 breweries. 2-6:45pm. $40.
Jan 30 Dayton OH Brew Ha-Ha. $35-$50. 6-10pm.
Feb 20 Columbus D-Vine Winter Wine & Beer Festival. At the Commons. 1-7pm. $20-$25.
Feb 20 Michigan City Shelf Ice Brewfest. $40-$65. Outside - dress warm. 1pm+
Feb 26 Indianapolis Indy (Pizza) Pies & Pints. At Ivy Tech Culinary School. 7-10pm. $25-$50.

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 11-12


National Homebrew Competition, round 1. Must enter by Feb 7. $14/beer entered.

Mar 12 Toledo BCCA Buckeye Beer Show and swap meet. 9am-2pm.
Mar 17 Erlanger (Cincinnati) Luck O' the Irish Breweriana Show. BCCA.
April 9 Toledo, OH America On Tap.
April 11 Bloomington Bloomington Craft Beer Festival. 2-5:30pm.
April 16 Rock Island, IL America On Tap.
May 14 Bloomington UpCup Homebrew Contest. Upland Brewing.
May 14 Crown Point Crown Beer Fest. $35-$76. 1-6pm.

May 14

Fort Wayne

Rock N Brew. Parkview Field. 4-8pm. $25-45.

May 14

Fort Wayne

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

June 4 Indianapolis Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest. Sponsored by Upland Brewing. At City Market. 1-5pm.
June 11 Michigan City Brew at the Zoo. 5-8pm. $50.
July 16 Grand Rapids, MI America On Tap.
July 22-23 Nashville GnawBrew Beer Art and Music Festival. Fri: 4pm+. Beer trading, homebrew competition. Sat: 2pm+Pre-event tickets needed. $80-$100.
June 25 North Vernon 1st Annual Fermentation Celebration. Pre-sale ticket required. 2-6pm, then music from 7-11pm.
July 8-9 Indianapolis State Fair Brewers Cup homebrew and probrew competiion. Volunteers needed.
Aug 2-6 Carmel National Association Breweriana Advertising National Convention. Saturday public trading. 9am-2pm. Free.
Sept 17 Whitestown Whitestown Brew Fest.

Oct 8


Lions, Tigers & Beer. Black Pine Nature Preserve.

Oct 15 Indianapolis America On Tap. Convention Center. 5-8pm. $45-$60

In-Store Beer Tastings

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 some regular tours

Now-May22 Hamilton County Bicentennial Brew Tours. Sundays.


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.