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GnawBrew Festival Celebrates Hoosier Brewers, Artists and Musicians, July 25

July 15, 2015

More than your typical beer fest, GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival will bring together local and regional professional breweries, home-brewers and wine makers, beer connoisseurs, along with Hoosier artists and musicians, for a fun-filled day in Brown County on July 25. Back for a sixth year, GnawBrew is the best of all festival worlds, combining beer, art, and music in a unique, country setting you cannot find anywhere else.

Held at eXplore Brown County, this festival creates the perfect atmosphere for personal interaction between the artists, brewers, musicians and guests. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to meet and greet Hoosier brewers, performing bands, and featured artists as they mingle around the festival’s grounds and campsites. GnawBrew’s laid-back environment and welcoming vibe drive a sense of community among both patrons and participants.

There will be no shortage of samples for guests at GnawBrew either, with 15 participating professional breweries from across the state. From regional favorites and traditional style beers to more radical flavors and home-brewed masterpieces, there is a beer for everyone at GnawBrew.

The festival also offers a one-of-a-kind Beer Exchange and an exciting Homebrew Competition. GnawBrew’s Beer Exchange is a community-driven craft brew tasting feature where guests are able to sample an even wider variety of beers courtesy of their fellow festival-goers. Those bringing a six-pack of their favorite craft beer to the festival will be able to participate in the exchange. Once compiled, contributed beer from all participating guests will be served up during rounds of tastings by bartenders.

Home-brewers will have the opportunity to shine as well, showcasing their creations during the festival’s Homebrew Competition. In addition to being recognized at the event on the main stage, the Homebrew winner will receive a $200 cash prize, a tapping party, and the opportunity to be a featured guest brewer at Three Pints Brewery. Second and third place winners also will receive prizes.

Not only beer is on the docket for events during the festival, but art and music as well. While sipping on their new found favorite libations, guests will be able to admire artwork by talented Hoosier artists, along with enjoying top-notch live entertainment. Music performances will be ongoing throughout the duration of the festival and will feature a line-up of well-loved local and regional musicians.
GnawBrew also offers primitive tent campsites to all festival-goers purchasing a ticket. Guests are encouraged to keep the fun going, getting the full festival experience by camping at eXplore Brown County overnight.

GnawBrew general admission tickets are available online for $40, or can be purchased at the gate for $50 cash, only while supplies last. General admission tickets include 2 p.m. entry, a tasting cup, samples, art, music and entertainment, as well as a campsite. VIP early admission tickets are available online for $60 and include 12 p.m. entry, samples, art, music and entertainment, a campsite, and a VIP tasting cup with special limited samples from noon until 2 p.m. This event is for adults 21 years of age and older.

More than meets the eye, GnawBrew is actually three festivals rolled into one—beer, art, and music. Unique in its setting, events, and overall atmosphere, GnawBrew is guaranteed to please. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 812-988-7750.

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