Amazing winter beer fest held outside in the Uptown Arts District in downtown Michigan City. 4 big tents with 40 local and regional breweries. Fun snow stuff. Fire pits. Ice sculptures. Food trucks. Hammerschlagen. Lots of fun people to have fun with. Event sells out.
This event is a major fundraiser for the Michigan City Mainstreet Association which is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Michigan City's downtown, so when you buy a ticket, you're helping us out big time.
Need we say more?
Here's a nearly-complete list of breweries that will be attending this year:
Back Road Brewery
Bare Hands Brew
Barley Island Brewing Co./Deer Creek Brewing
Brugge Brasserie / Outliers
Bulldog Brewing Co.
Burn 'Em Brewing
Daredevil Brewing Co
Evil Czech Brewery and Public House
Figure Eight Brewing
Founders Brewing Co.
Four Fathers Brewing LLC
Goshen Brewing Company
Greenbush Brewing Co.
Lafayette Brewing Co.
One Trick Pony
St. John Malt Brothers
Zorn Brew Works Co.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. This is a beer festival, so you must be over 21 years of age to enter even if you are only coming as a designated driver.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a good deal of on-street parking around the event, which is held right in the middle of the downtown. There is also a large parking lot at the Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall just a few blocks from the event. We will also be having a shuttle picking up from their north lot. There will also be parking at the Blue Chip Casino and a shuttle will pick up there.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You only need to bring your printed ticket if you you do not have the digital ticket readily available on the your smartphone. It might be a good idea to bring both just in case...
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes! You can transfer tickets, but all ticket-holders must be 21 years of age or older to enter the event.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
That is fine. We will use the name on the ticket and your ID in the event that there is an issue with scanning your ticket. If it does not match your ID, that may be problematic for you.
Will there be warming tents?
There will not be warming tents at the event. There will be fire pits, crowds of cheery people, and beer to warm you up. Expect intense winter weather, and be prepared for the cold. Imagine that you are going to go skiing; dress like that.
Will there be Wine or Gluten free Beer or Non-alcoholic drinks Available?
Maybe. Round Barn may bring wine, but it is up to them. The breweries have their own choice of what beer they bring, so some of them may bring gluten free beer to try to attract those that cannot injest gluten, but we will not know which breweries, if any, will do that. We will have root beer and water available for designated drivers and others not wishing to drink beer.
Should I bring cash?
Yes. You should definitely bring cash if you would like to buy food from the food trucks or play hammershlagen or other games.