The third annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest is Saturday, September 15. By ordering your tickets online before midnight, September 2, you will pay a mere $15 each. (The regular admission price, which we start charging as of September 3, is $20.)
Admission to this event is restricted to persons over 21 years of age; the show will go on, rain or shine. Gates open at NOON. Taps open at 1:00 p.m. You may purchase your tickets online at www.hoosierhopsandharvest.com.
The Hoosier Hops & Harvest is brought to you by the action of yeast upon sugar, as well as the collaborative efforts of World Class Beverages and the Story Inn, who have undertaken the Sisyphean task of attempting to wean the Hoosier palate from factory beers. Craft and micro-breweries from six Midwestern states will be here to fill your glass.
Much to the consternation of the Story Inn’s owner Rick Hofstetter, his daughter Anna is due to give birth on the very day of the Hoosier Hops & Harvest. Rick (who suspects that good craft beer might have played a role in his daughter’s becoming pregnant in the first place) assures his customers that childbirth will not distract his family from the task of pouring local pilsners, lagers, wheats, ales and stouts to an appreciative public that day. Rick has instructed Anna to keep the kid “bottled up” until the “fat lady sings”.
Anna describes her father as “very German”.
Now we must move to a sensitive subject. It is our policy to accept people of Teutonic persuasion here at the Story Inn, no matter how stubborn and thick-headed they may be. But we wish to make it clear that the Hoosier Hops & Harvest should not be confused with that tired autumnal beer-guzzling institution known as the “Oktoberfest”. Though there will certainly be people of German ancestry present (one more if Anna delivers her baby), there will be no “chicken dance” or accordion music. Anyone caught wearing Lederhosen will be flogged and their names added to the Indiana sex offender registry.
WHAT TO BRING: A picture ID. You must be at least 21 to enter the festival premises.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Outside food or beverages. We will be providing live music, and local food!
WHAT WE PROVIDE: A voucher for five beer tastings, free parking, and lots of live music.
WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE: Bail money. Do not drink and drive.
This is a cerevisaphile's dream!
More details as they become available.
A recent study at the University of Grenada (Spain) finds that drinking beer is better for keeping hydrated than drinking water! Read the full article here.