In a little over two months, the Brewers of Indiana Guild will be staging their 14th Indiana Microbrewers Festival at Optimists Park near 66th Street and College Avenue in the Indianapolis neighborhood of Broad Ripple. It will be on July 18th from 3pm to 7pm.
Because of the continued growing popularity of craft beer and the Microbrewers Festival, ticket sales will be limited to 4,200 tickets. This is the limit of what the park can hold safely. There are four ways to get tickets:
1.) Open a professional brewery and set up at the festival. Every attending brewery receives two tickets. This is an expensive and time consuming venture.
2.) Purchase tickets online at www.brewersofindianaguild.com beginning Monday, May 18th. This will be the only initial venue for ticket sales. At a date to be announced later, tickets will be available at Indiana breweries.
3.) Win tickets from 92.3 WTTS on Monday, May 11th. They will have listener contests during the afternoon and evening on that day.
4.) VOLUNTEER! We need volunteers. Lots of them. Not just the day of the festival, but all weekend. We are working on the details of the tasks, but here is a brief rundown of what we have:
Friday, July 17th : VIP Dinner at Optimists ParkFor all three days, there will be various tasks, from checking id's to delivering ice to who knows what else. You will be on your feet and in the heat. Expect to work and get sweaty, but understand that we want to have fun and drink beer at the same time. Everybody who volunteered for the Winterfest had a great time and said they want to do it again.
The dinner runs from 6:30 to 9:30. We'll need volunteers from 5pm to 11pm for set up and clean up. Food and booze provided to volunteers.
Saturday, July 18th: Microbrewers Festival at Optimists Park
The festival runs from 3pm to 7pm. Set up begins at 9am. Tear down will last until 9pm. Volunteers will be broken up into shifts, allowing all volunteers to have at least two hours of free time during the festival. Festival admission and a t-shirt provided to volunteers.
Sunday, July 19th: Clean up
This will start probably around 11am or noon. This is for post festival clean up, making sure that bottle caps, cigarette butts, etc. are picked up. This should only last around 3 hours. Food and booze provided to volunteers.
If you are interested, please email Jason at email@example.com with date and time availabilities. First ones to email get first priority in volunteer scheduling.
And stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.