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Summer Sippin' at the GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival, July 22-23

July 13, 2016

Bringing together local and regional breweries, homebrewers, and beer connoisseurs, along with Hoosier artists and musicians, GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival returns to Brown County for a seventh year, July 22-23. More than your typical beer fest, this exciting event is actually three festivals rolled into one. A celebration of Indiana’s finest beer, art, and music, GnawBrew is a one-of-a-kind experience worth checking out.

Hidden in the beautiful hills of Brown County, this festival’s unique country setting creates the perfect atmosphere for a laid back weekend filled with fun. 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 at eXplore Brown County.

From unlimited samples of beer and a stellar music line-up to art in action, GnawBrew is a guaranteed good time. There will be no shortage of samples for guests, who will be able to try out as many brews as desired in souvenir cups provided upon festival entrance. From regional favorites and traditional style beers to more unconventional flavors and home-brewed creations, all taste buds are sure to be satisfied.

Unique GnawBrew originals also include the festival’s Beer Exchange and Homebrew Competition. Guests will be able to sample an even wider variety of beers courtesy of their fellow festival-goers during GnawBrew’s Beer Exchange. 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 up for grabs in this community-driven beer tasting feature going on both days of the fest.

Additionally, homebrewers will be able to showcase their skills during the festival’s Homebrew Competition on July 22. The top finisher will be recognized on the main stage following the competition, as well as will receive a $200 cash prize and will have their signature brew placed on tap at a local brewery. Tapping party included to celebrate the victory of course!

While the beer alone is plenty enough reason to attend GnawBrew, this festival goes beyond the beverage, offering tons of entertainment for its guests in the form of art and music. Festival-goers will be able to admire artwork by talented Hoosier artists, along with enjoying top-notch musical performances, all while enjoying their new found favorite libations. Be sure to be on the lookout for the festival’s featured artist, who will be demonstrating and creating art onsite as well!

Live music also will be ongoing throughout the duration of the festival and will feature performances by Hyryder, Empty Glass Prophets, Cut Camp, and several other well-loved local and regional musicians.

As if all that wasn’t enough, GnawBrew 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 single day advance tickets for Saturday, July 23 are available online for $50, or can be purchased at the gate for $60 cash, only while supplies last. General admission tickets include 2 p.m. entry, a tasting cup, unlimited samples, art, music and entertainment, as well as a campsite.

VIP weekend passes also are available. VIP guests will be treated to an extra evening of fun beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 22 during the Homebrew Party. Weekend VIP passes are $100 in advance and are available online. VIP tickets include unlimited samples, art, music, and primitive camping on both days of the festival, as well as early bird VIP tasting at noon on July 23 before festival gates open to the general public. No VIP tickets will be sold at the gate. Designated driver single day Saturday passes also are available online for $25. This event is for adults 21 years of age and older.

A great way to sample some of Indiana’s best beer, music, and art, GnawBrew is more than meets the eye. Chock full of fun, this original beer fest packs quite the punch with all its offerings. Spend this summer in the woods and experience GnawBrew for yourself, July 22-23 in Brown County. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 812-988-7750.

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