7th Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival Raises more than $7,000 for Lotus Education & Arts Foundation
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, thousands of beer lovers gathered at Historic Woolery Mill in Bloomington, Indiana on a beautiful, clear, 70 degree day for the only spring beer fest that directly supports the Hoosier brewing community.
50+ Hoosier breweries and guests poured at the Brewers of Indiana Guild’s annual spring fundraiser. The nonprofit trade association relies on its annual festivals and the support of sponsors such as HopCat to fund its mission to support Indiana breweries through legislation, education, and promotion.
Additionally, $3 from every Early Bird, General Admission, and Designated Driver ticket sold to the Guild's annual festivals benefits local nonprofit charities.
Thanks to Hoosier craft beer lovers, Lotus Education & Arts Foundation will benefit from #BtownBfest to the tune of $7,323. Based in Bloomington, the mission of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is to create opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world’s cultures through music and the arts.
"We couldn't be more pleased with Saturday's celebration," said Tristan Schmid, Communications Director for the Brewers of Indiana Guild. "It was a fun, safe event in support of great causes in a great community at an amazing venue."
Historic Woolery Mill, the home of Bloomington Craft Beer Festival since its inception, will likely undergo renovations in the coming year. The owners have invited the Guild to host next year's festival at the location again.
The next Brewers of Indiana Guild fundraiser, the 22nd Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival, takes place on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Military Park in downtown Indy. Public tickets go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. More information will be available at drinkIN.beer and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook via @drinkindiana.
About the Brewers of Indiana Guild: Organized in 2000, the Brewers of Indiana Guild is the 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association that provides a unifying voice for the craft breweries and brewpubs of Indiana.
The objectives of the Brewers of Indiana Guild are to:
- promote the highest standards of professional brewing in Indiana
- increase public awareness and appreciation for the variety and quality of Indiana craft beer
- advocate for laws that promote Guild Members’ ideals and that foster brewery profitability
- provide a forum for discussion, support, and initiatives for the common good of Indiana’s breweries and associated businesses
The Brewers of Indiana Guild is the driving force behind the Drink Indiana Beer public awareness campaign which strives to support Indiana’s craft breweries in a variety of ways, including the Drink Indiana Beer app and DrinkIN magazine.