What: Muncie Brewfest
When: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cornerstone Center for the Arts
Ticket information: General admission is $25; VIP is $40 (includes early admission)
Tickets can be purchased online or at Cornerstone, The Fickle Peach, Elm Street Brewing Company, Guardian Brewing Company or the New Corner Brewing Company.
Fourteen different Indiana breweries will set up shop in Cornerstone Center for the Arts this weekend to share their own unique craft beer with the community.
On Saturday, Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be hosting its first Muncie Brewfest from 3 to 7 p.m.
The idea of creating a festival in Muncie that celebrates the best craft beer in Indiana originated 8 years ago, when a similar event was held in 2009 and 2010 by Ty Morton, former owner of Muncie Beverage Training, Inc. This year, though, Morton and Jeff Robinson, Cornerstone’s director of community relations, have teamed up to bring some of Indiana’s best breweries to Saturday’s festival.
“We’re really excited to have some of the best breweries around the state come to the festival,” Robinson said.
All of the breweries featured at Saturday’s event will be exclusively from Indiana. Local Muncie breweries Elm Street Brewing Company, Guardian Brewing Company, New Corner Brewing Company and Twin Archer Brew Club will all be attending the festival.
However, many out-of-town breweries will be traveling to Cornerstone to take part in the event.
Deer Creek Brewery, located in Noblesville, will be making the trip to Muncie to offer their beer. Kokomo-based Half Moon Restaurant and Brewery will also be coming to the festival, along with Scarlet Lane Brewing Company, which is in McCordsville.
Besides the wide selection of the craft beer, attendees of the festival will also be able to enjoy a variety of live entertainment. Local DJs and musicians will be performing at the festival, including Jake Hendershot, who competed on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2016.
Although this will be the first year that Cornerstone is sponsoring the Muncie Brewfest, the center hopes to make it a continuing, annual event. The festival will take place on one floor of Cornerstone this year, but the center hopes to expand it in coming years, Robinson said.
The event will be open to anyone 21 years of age or older. Tickets can be purchased before the event online or can be bought at Cornerstone, The Fickle Peach, Elm Street Brewing Company, Guardian Brewing Company or the New Corner Brewing Company.
General tickets cost $25, while VIP tickets are available for $40, which allow you to enter into the festival an hour earlier at 2 p.m.