Heading to Brewed IN the Fort 2018? Follow these tips for the perfect Brewed IN experience! If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, what are you waiting for??? Head to to pick them up!

TIP #1 Get your crew together

Make sure you've got your festival dream team with you. Got a friend who loves IPA's? Another who is more of a stout connoisseur? Maybe you've got a friend who likes good food, music, but isn't that much into beer? Looks like you just found a Designated Driver. Lavish them with gifts and praise as much as possible. When you have the right group mix, you go from craft beer novice to festival professional. Don't forget to document your day with the hashtag #INtheFort2018.


TIP #2 Plan your day

With so many beers, meads, and ciders its a good idea to plan your route. Maybe you see a couple newcomers you've never been introduced to before? Maybe you've got some favorites that you always need to get to. When is a good time to take a restroom break, food break, music break, or just a quiet moment in the grassy fields outside the pavilion? Whatever your strategy and speed, you can check out the festival map and begin your planning HERE.


TIP #3 Stay hydrated!

Enjoy yourself responsibly and remember to enjoy some water. This year Aqua Systems is hooking us up with hydration stations for all your H2O needs. Enjoy a glass from time to time or after every sampling. You'll feel better and save yourself the literal and figurative headache later on. 


TIP #4 Drink and learn at the same time!

Got a question about a beer style? Wondering what the process is for adding hops or other ingredients to your favorite beer? Ask the brewer! What's great about BITF is that every table is stationed with a knowledgeable representative of the brewery and the brewing process. They are happy to help you learn what makes their beer the "beeriest". That's not a real word. How about what goes into the process of "beerification". Oof that was actually worse than the first time. You know what...when you get to the festival you can learn all about it. 


TIP #5 Get home safely!

Being so centrally located to downtown, you are walking distance from many fine restaurants and places to chill. Make sure that you have a designated driver, Uber or Lyft app, or a safe means of transportation to keep yourself and those around you safe. 

That's it! You are on your way to an awesomely fun BITF2018! For more information, and for those of you that are dangerously close to missing out by not buying tickets this late in the game...go to

We can't wait to see you there!

Your Brewed IN the Fort Survival Guide in 6 GIFS!

Brewed IN the Fort 2017 is almost upon us. If you haven't snagged your tickets, do so right HERE!

We've put together a helpful list of how you can make the most of your #INTHEFORT2017 experience.


1.  Take a look at the festival map and plan your route. Check it here!

With over 50 Indiana breweries, you are going to want a plan of attack. Are you a VIP? Then you have an extra hour to meander and meet the brewers without any lines. General Admission ticket? Then you will have 4 hours to visit all your favorite beer and cider making friends!


2.  Pace yourself. Enjoy your samples, don't chug. 

At Brewed IN the Fort there will be over 300 beers to sample! That means if you had 1oz of everything available you would drink over 18 pints of beer. Clearly, that's A LOT of beer, so be sure to take it slow and know your limits.
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3.  Food is your friend. friends for life.

The fine folks at Shigs in Pit BBQ, Affine, Ragin' Cajun, Bravas, and Who Cut the Cheese are available for the entire fest to help you with your hunger. Don't drink on an empty stomach! Grab some grub at the local food corner for all your nutritional needs


4. Feeling beat? THEN DANCE!

Need to put on your red shoes and dance the blues? Studies show that dancing helps you burn off those beer carbs and help you feel better! We've got Rogues and Bandits, Trichotomous Hippopotamus, and Three Cities coming to help you get your groove back. It's not unusual to feel this good at a beer fest. 


5.  Secure safe transportation home.

If you don't have a friend with a designated driver ticket, fear not! Headwaters Park East is centrally located downtown you can easily grab a Lyft, Uber, or Taxi ride from the park. Remember, a $10 ride is way cheaper than the cost of a DUI. 



It's going to be a gorgeous day on fest day. A high of 75 degrees, with sunny skies. We look forward to seeing you at Brewed IN the Fort 2017!