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Your Guide to Valpo Brewfest


Cheers to ya! The Valpo Brewfest is right around the corner! The region’s biggest celebration of craft beer and the people who love it is set to take over Central Park Plaza Saturday, September 26. What will you see this year? What will you find? Which beer will take home the coveted Hoosier Brew Award? Here’s a look…

Valpo Brewfest is presented by Frontier Communications.


Tickets for Valpo Brewfest are SOLD OUT.


Your party gets started an hour earlier (12:00 noon). You will be treated to the following:

  • Lagunitas One-Hitter Series – Mary Bauer, Lagunitas’ Brewmaster will be on-hand to showcase these one-off, unique, specialty beers. These rare and private-cellared brews are available exclusively to VIPs.
  • A voucher for $10 off selected Brewfest merchandise.
  • Commemorative pint glass.
  • Admission to VIP tent.
  • Beer and food pairings by Nicole Bissonette of Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill & Tavern.

General Admission

Entry for GA begins at 1:00 p.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m. As an attendee, you’ll receive the following:

  • Commemorative pint glass.
  • Unlimited sampling from more than 175 craft beers.

Designated Drivers – All designated drivers will receive the following:

  • Commemorative pint glass.
  • Unlimited soda and water.
  • Voucher for $10 off select Brewfest merchandise.


Need to find your way around Brewfest? Here’s a map:

2015 Valpo Brewfest Map 2


There’s more than just great beer at this festival. Our sponsors will have a number of giveaways and promotions going on throughout the day:

  • Frontier Communications – Our presenting partner will be raffling off a tablet at their tent.
  • Muller Acura – Support our troops!  At the Muller Acura tent,  $5 buys you a Dog Tag that will automatically enter you in the drawing. All proceeds will go to US Veterans and their families.
  • Grieger’s Motor Sales – The first 1000 people through the gate will receive a free backpack.
  • Triangle Liquors/Trail Inn – Receive a complimentary bottle opener at their tent (while supplies last), and if you like any of the beer you sampled during the day, visit their stores after the event to get more of your favorite brews!



The Valpo Brewfest brings you more than just great beer and great friends. You’ll also find delicious food for purchase! Enjoy meals by these vendors:

  • Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill and Tavern
  • Ben’s Soft Pretzels
  • Yats Cajun Creole
  • Sage Restaurant


Ain’t no party like a Four Star Party! For your listening pleasure, the Four Star Brass Band will be performing on stage during the festival. They promise to bring the style and the vibe of New Orleans to our Northwest Indiana home.


This is what it’s all about: the coveted Hoosier Brew Award. Attendees will get the chance to vote for what they think is the best beer of the entire festival. Whoever gets the most votes takes home this most prestigious award.


What’s a Brewfest without the brew? For this event, we’ve invited some of the best brewers around, with over 175 craft beers for you to enjoy! Who will you see there? Here’s a list:

  • Abita
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • B. Nektar
  • Dogfish Head
  • Four Father’s
  • Anchor Brewing
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Chapman’s Brewing
  • Drewrys Beer
  • Figure Eight
  • Ironwood Brewing
  • Rogue
  • Saugatuck Brewing
  • The Devil’s Trumpet
  • Triton Brewing Co.
  • Upland Brewing
  • Wildrose Brewing
  • Metazoa Brewing Co.
  • Saint John Malt Brothers
  • New Oberpfalz Brewing
  • Mobcraft Beer
  • Burn ‘Em
  • Fouders Brewing Co.
  • Atwater Brewery
  • Barley Island
  • Bells’ Brewery, Inc.
  • Blue Moon
  • Boulevard
  • Samuel Adams Beer Company
  • Omme Gang Brewery
  • Crispin Hard Cider
  • Dark Horse Brewing
  • Destihl Brewery
  • Epic Brewing
  • Evil Czech Brewery
  • Flat 12
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Green Flash Brewing
  • Greenbush Brewing Co.
  • Hinterland
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Leinenkugel’s
  • Magic Hat
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • New Holland Brewing
  • North Coast Brewing Co.
  • Oaken Barrel
  • Oskar Blues
  • Schlafly Beer
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Sprecher Brewing Co.
  • Southern Tier
  • Vandermill
  • Veteran Beer Co.
  • Woodchuck Cider
  • Victory Brewing
  • Bulldog Brewing Company
  • Carson’s Brewery
  • Blake’s Hard Cider
  • Fountain Square Brewery
  • Hailstorm Brewing
  • Harpoon Brewery
  • J.K.’s Scrumpy Hard Cider
  • Not Your Father’s Root Beer
  • Oliver Winery
  • One Trick Pony
  • Quaff On Brewing
  • Thr3e Wise Men
  • Virtue Cider
  • Wabash Brewery
  • Falls City Beer

For more information, check out the event page on our website, or visit

Download the Valpo Brewfest App for a full list of breweries, beers, and to vote for your favorite! Just scan the codes below.






Valpo Brewfest is sponsored by:

  • Frontier Communications
  • Valparaiso Events
  • Indiana Beverage
  • M&S Collision Centers
  • Paul Sur, Buick | GMC
  • Triangle Liquors
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Earles Architects and Associates
  • Grieger’s Motor Sales
  • Muller Acura

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