PR: Bloomington Craft Beer Fest – Cutters Brewing Co.

Reprinted press release: BLOOMINGTON (May 19, 2011) – The newest microbrewery in Bloomington will be making it’s premiere at the inaugural Bloomington Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, June 4th, 2011. Cutters Brewing Co. Cutters Brewing Co. is owned and operated by long time friends and accomplished homebrewers Monte Speicher and Chris Inman as well as their spouses and business partners Amanda Speicher and Emma Inman. They recently received government approval to brew at their brewery at 1927 S. Curry Pike. Their hand crafted and packaged beers will be available for purchase in and around Bloomington in late June. The public will be able to sample Cutters’ Monon Wheat, Empire Imperial Stout, and Half Court IPA at the Bloomington Craft Beer Fest. Other Indiana breweries that will be offer beer samples includes: Bloomington’s Upland Brewing and Bloomington Brewing Company; Nashville’s Big Woods Brewing Company; New Albany’s New Albanian Brewing Company; Brazil’s Bee Creek Brewing Company; Evansville’s Turoni’s Main Street Brewery; Indianapolis’ Sun King Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery (Downtown and College Park), Brugge Brasserie, Broad Ripple Brewpub, and Flat 12 Bierwerks; Plainfield’s Three Pints Brewpub; Noblesville’s Barley Island Brewing Company; Kokomo’s Half Moon Brewery and Restaurant; Lafayette’s People’s Brewing and Lafayette Brewing Company; Munster’s Three Floyds Brewing Company; Valparaiso’s Figure Eight Brewing Company; and Fort Wayne’s Mad Anthony Brewing Company. The festival will be held on the property surrounding the Woolery Mill at 2200 West Tapp Road. Tickets will be on sale at www.IndianaBeerFest.com. General admission tickets are $35 and include admission, a commemorative tasting glass, a tasting guide, and access to over 120 beers in 2 ounce pours. Parking at the festival will cost $10, but a free shuttle is being offered to and from the festival. The shuttle service will include stops at IU Stadium’s Purple Lot and downtown Bloomington on College Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets. For those bringing a designated driver, admission for them is $10 but includes free parking and free soft drinks and bottled water. A special “Bloomington Breweries Tour” tickets are being offered for $90. It includes lunch, tours and beer samples at Upland Brewing Company and Bloomington Brewing Company, admission into the Bloomington Craft Beer Fest, and bus transportation. The Brewers of Indiana Guild, along with Best Beers, Bloomington Brewing Company, and Upland Brewing Company, are proud to present the first annual Bloomington Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 from 3pm to 7pm. The festival is also sponsored by Big Red Liquors, 92.3 WTTS, and VisitBloomington.com . Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and the Sycamore Land Trust.