Whitestown officials have approved hosting a brew fest this fall. The town expects to draw nearly 3,000 people from as far away as Chicago for the September event.
May 1, 2015
Whitestown, Ind. — The craft beer industry is booming. The industry has recently seen double digit growth year after year as more and more beer-lovers nationwide choose to 'Drink Local.' Now, Whitestown will join the growing list of communities onboard the craft beer craze.
Town officials have approved Whitestown's first ever Brew Fest. The inaugural event will feature up to 50 local brewers, putting it on par with the best craft brew events in Indiana. The Brew Fest is expected to draw nearly 3,000 people from as far away as Chicago.
Whitestown Parks Director Nathan Messer says the event will be held Saturday, September 19th from 1 to 6pm on the 6 acre site of the new Whitestown Municipal Complex, with additional parking off-site. V.I.P. admission begins at 1pm with general admission beginning at 2pm.
“It is a craft beverage festival and more of a tasting festival. People will pay an admission fee and get to sample the beers,” Messer said. “This is planned as a one-year event, but we do want to look at how to sustain the event year after year. It's a great revenue source for the parks department, and it's a great event for the community, and to bring people to the community,” Messer said. “We're in a market where people from Lafayette, Indianapolis, Kokomo and beyond will come to this.”
The Whitestown Brew Fest will target the 25 to 55 age range. The parks department will partner with Indiana On Tap to put on the event.
“Our company has experience in putting on events like this,” said Justin Knepp, Indiana On Tap founder and president. “We're excited be part of this, and we're confident of our network and relationships that we have that we can help organize and make this event as seamless as possible and as successful as possible.”
Source: Town of Whitestown