10 December 2009

Winterfest 2010 Update #1

You may have seen over at Indiana Beer that the Brewers of Indiana Guild's Winterfest 2010 tickets are on sale now online and will soon be available at breweries across the entire state. Winterfest will be held in the Ag/Hort building of the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 30th, 2010 from 3pm to 7pm. Tickets are $30.

One thing that will make this year's Winterfest better than the inaugural Winterfest is the addition of an outdoor beer garden. Sounds crazy, right? Outside in January in Indiana. Well, there will be fire pits to keep you warm. Still crazy? How about big beers served from outdoor beer stands to keep you warm.

Yeah, now it is beginning to make sense!

Breweries are beginning to send in their Winterfest beer lists (subject to change), and as they are received, we'll share them with you. This is the first update to the beer list...

Upland Brewing
Bloomington, Indiana
On draft at their booth:
Dragonfly IPA
Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA
Rad Red Amber Ale

In the outdoor beer garden:
Badder Elmer's Porter (firkin)
Winter Warmer Barleywine (pin)

Great Crescent Brewing
Aurora, Indiana
On draft at their booth:
Coconut Porter

Mad Anthony Brewing Co.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
On draft at their booth:
Good Karma IPA
Old Crippled Bastard Barley Wine
Snow Plowed Winter Ale
(Name TBD) Double Stout

Brugge Brasserie
Indianapolis, Indiana
On draft at their booth:
Tripel de Ripple
Thunder Monkey

In the outdoor beer garden:
Hibernal Black (pin)

Look for more updates in the coming weeks. Plus, we'll be giving away two tickets to Winterfest 2010, so stay tuned!


  1. Just an FYI for our readers: In case you aren't familiar with the terminology, a pin is a half firkin.

  2. Hopefully the floor plan is better this year.

    Plenty of space in the building that could have been used to spread the booths out and provide room to actually move around the event.

    If it's as bad as last year, it would be a TDB.

  3. What's a TDB? I suggest you don't buy a ticket and then I will have plenty of room to move around.

  4. It's actually in a different building at the state fair. So there is an updated floor plan, but then it's also a different building so we'll see how it goes.

    If anything goes wrong then it's Jason's fault.

  5. Can anyone confirm they changed from a token system to unlimited samples? The price seems to have changed from $20 to $30 and no mention of tokens. I prefer the latter, just want to make sure.

  6. Yes, we have eliminated tokens. And it is in a new bldg. We hope that we have adequately addressed our space issues and there will be plenty of room to enjoy the fest.