You are all ready for the Indy Winterfest Beer festival. You stopped at Thomlinson Tap in City Market or at Sun King Broad Ripple to be banded in advance. You downloaded the map to your phone. – NO? Then go below and grab it. You are reading this on your phone on your way to the Indiana State Fair Grounds in your Lyft or Uber. Maybe you don’t care what I want to try, but 2 quick points:
- have a strategy — new breweries? far away breweries? breweries you never sampled from before? hard to get beers? Those are all good strategies.
2. take your time. Savor! and you will likely enjoy it more if you go back to point 1. it is no fun waking up on Sunday after a fest saying, “I wish I had tried…”
Check out the brewery list: Toms Brewing Co., 3 Floyds Brewing, 10-56 Brewing Co., 18th Street Brewery, 450 North Brewing, Ash & Elm Cider Company, Auburn Brewing Company, Backstep Brewing Co., Bare Hands Brewery, Beech Bank Brewing, Bier Brewery, Big Lug Brewing, Black Acre Brewing Company, Black Circle Brewing Company, Blind Owl Brewery, Bloomington Brewing Co., Brew Link Brewing, BrewDog Indianapolis, Broad Ripple Brewpub, Burn ‘Em Brewing, Byway Brewing Co., Cedar Creek Brewing Co., Centerpoint Brewing, Chapman’s Brewing Company, Chilly Water Brewing Company, Civilian Brewing Corps, Creatures of Habit Brewing Co., Crown Brewing, Danny Boy Beer Works, Daredevil Brewing Co., Deviate Brewing, Ellison Brewing Company, Escape Velocity Brewing, Evil Czech Brewery, Field Brewing, Flix Brewhouse Carmel, Fountain Square Brewery, Four Day Ray Brewing, Function Brewing, Goshen Brewing Company, Grand Junction Brewing Co., Guggman Haus Brewing Company, Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery, Hoosier Brewing Company, Hop River Brewing Co., Hoplore Brewing, Indiana City Brewing Co., Ironwood Brewing Company, Junk Ditch Brewing Company, Kekionga Cider Company, Lafayette Brewing Company, Mad Anthony Brewing Company, Malt Brothers Brewing, MashCraft, Metazoa Brewing Co., Moontown Brewing Company, New Day Craft, Off Square Brewing, Pax Verum Brewing, People’s Brewing Company, Planetary Brewing Co., Primeval Brewing, Quaff On! Brewing Company, Rad Brewing Co., Rock Bottom, Ruhe 152, Saint Joseph Brewery, Scarlet Lane Brewing, Seymour Brewing Company, Shoreline Brewery, The Sour Note Brewing, St. Benedict’s Brew Works, Summit City Brewerks, Sun King Brewing, Switchyard Brewing Company, Taxman Brewing Co., Teays River Brewing and Public House, Tell City Brewery & Pour Haus, Terre Haute Brewing Co., The Chesterton Brewery, The Devil’s Trumpet, The Guardian Brewing Company, The New Albanian Brewing Co., The Tap Brewery, Thieme & Wagner Brewing Co., Traders Brewing Company, Triton Brewing Co., Trubble Brewing, Turoni’s Main Street Brewery, TwoDEEP Brewing, Union Brewing Co., Upland Brewing Company, Upland Woodshop Brewing Company, Urban Vines Winery and Brewery, Wasser Brewing Company, Windmill Brewing, Wooden Bear Brewing Co. and ZwanzigZ Pizza and Brewing.
Pick which breweries you want to visit.
Don’t weave back and forth between aisles, you can do better working directly down a row!
Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Feb. 1, 2-6 PM