Sponsor Indiana’s Best Beer Fests

9th Annual Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest


Winterfest and Indiana Microbrewers Festival have been voted the top two Best Local Beer Fests by NUVO readers in the Best of Indy poll three years running.

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Reach Thousands of Dedicated Revelers

Sponsor any or all of Brewers of Indiana Guilds annual beer festivals and share your company with thousands of craft beer lovers and Indiana’s 150+ craft breweries.

Why else should you sponsor?

  • Fast industry growth: Indiana has grown from 63 breweries in 2013 to more than 160 today, while craft beer sales continue to grow as macro beer sales decline.
  • Statewide impact: The economic effect of craft beer in Indiana is more than $1 billion.
  • A dedicated audience: The Brewers of Indiana Guild reaches tens of thousands of people annually through social media, newsletters, and events.

About Our Beer Fests

Brewers of Indiana Guild beer festivals aren’t just a reason to drink some of the finest craft beer in the nation: They’re also key fundraisers for our non-profit trade association, responsible for representing and supporting Indiana’s craft breweries.

Every Guild festival features a charity partner which receives a portion of ticket sales and sponsorship dollars.

  • 2nd Annual Broad Ripple Beer Fest: On Saturday, October, 27, 2018, the Brewers of Indiana Guild and 1,000+ guests return to Broad Ripple on the north side of Indianapolis to host its intimate Halloween- and harvest-themed festival in the former home of Indiana Microbrewers Festival.
  • 11th Annual Winterfest: 6,500+ beer lovers will enjoy hundreds of craft beers from more than 100 breweries at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The event raised more than $23,000 for charity in 2018–and more than $100,000 since 2013–and has been recognized three years in a row as one of the best local beer festivals by readers of NUVO Newsweekly.
  • 24th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival: 5,000+ attendees in Historic Military Park in Indianapolis will enjoy beer from more than 100 breweries in July 2019 at one of Indiana’s largest and longest-running beer festivals, recognized three years in a row as the Best Local Beer Fest by readers of NUVO Newsweekly. The event has raised tens of thousands of dollars in donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Indiana and other charity partners. Learn more here.
  • Inaugural South Shore Beer Fest: Featuring 50+ Indiana breweries and guests, our newest fest will take place in Whiting Lakefront Park on the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline on in the fall of 2019.

Sponsorship Levels

All sponsorships include your business logo or name (in text) in the following event marketing pieces:

  • promotional posters and event banners
  • event website, with link
  • recognition in event program
  • 2 email newsletters sent to approximately 28,000 Indiana craft beer fans for each fest
  • 2 email newsletters sent to member brewers, brewery owners, and staff for each event
  • post on the Facebook event page
  • recognition in Annual Stewardship Report shared with member breweries

To become a sponsorcontact us.

PREMIER PARTNER (Exclusive) (SOLD)

This exclusive $20,000 sponsorship level for all of Brewers of Indiana Guild 2018 Indiana craft beer festivals includes the following:

  • your business logo in exclusive top billing in event marketing
  • exclusive logo placement on event glassware for each festival
  • logo and company link on the Drink Indiana Beer app (nearly 10,000 users) and at www.drinkIN.beer (7,000+ users/mo.) for one year
  • opportunity to reach attendees with marketing/POS materials at the gate
  • 6 invitations to pre-festival brewery gathering the night before festival (when applicable)
  • listed as designated pre-banding site the night before and morning of festival
  • logo featured in 2 Instagram images shared with @drinkindiana’s 9,000+ followers for each event
  • business name included in 10 tweets to @DrinkIndiana’s 11,000+ Twitter followers for each event
  • business name included in 2 status updates to Brewers of Indiana Guild’s 10,500+ Facebook fans for each event
  • business name mentioned in event press release
  • mention in media interviews (when possible)
  • 25 complimentary Early Bird tickets to all four events ($4,500 value)
  • premium 20′ x 20′ booth location at each event (tent provided)
  • opportunity to purchase up to 10 Early Bird tickets at the discounted rate of $25 each for each festival

To become a sponsorcontact us.

BREWERS’ HIDEOUT PARTNER (Exclusive)

Each Brewers of Indiana Guild festival offers a private area for brewers, brewery staff, and volunteers to take a break from the festival while relaxing and mingling. As a Brewers’ Hideout Partner, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with some of the region’s most talented brewers and brewery owners in an exclusive setting.  

Sponsor all Brewers of Indiana Guild 2018 craft beer festivals for $11,000 or one for $4,000 and receive the following:

  • opportunity to set up a display and offer schwag promoting your business in the Hideout
  • your business logo in event marketing
  • company banner in or near Brewery Hideout
  • 2 invitations to pre-festival brewery gathering the night before festival (when applicable)
  • 2 tweets to @DrinkIndiana’s 11,000+ Twitter followers
  • 1 status update to Brewers of Indiana Guild’s 10,500+ Facebook fans  
  • 12 complimentary Early Bird tickets per festival
  • 10′ x 10′ booth on the festival floor (tent not included)

To become a sponsorcontact us.

AREA PARTNER

Get the maximum visual impact from your brand: As an Area Partner, your logo will help attendees find their favorite breweries. Sponsor all Brewers of Indiana Guild 2018 Indiana craft beer festivals for $3,000 or one for $1,250 and receive the following:

  • signature logo placement identifying one tent/booth area on the event program
  • signature logo placement identifying one tent/booth area on event signage
  • logo and website link in the Drink Indiana Beer app (nearly 10,000 users) and www.drinkIN.beer (7,000+ users/mo.) for one calendar year
  • your business logo in event marketing
  • 4 complimentary Early Bird tickets per festival

To become a sponsorcontact us.

BREW YOUR OWN PARTNERSHIP

Customize your sponsorship based on your marketing goals.

Sponsor all of Brewers of Indiana Guild 2018 Indiana craft beer festivals for $2,000 or one for $750 and receive the following:

  • your business name (as text) in event marketing
  • 2 complimentary Early Bird tickets per festival

To become a sponsorcontact us.

Add-on opportunities (per festival):

  • booths (tent not included):
    • 10’ x 10’ booth  – $250
    • 15’ x 15’ booth – $375 (not available for Winterfest)
    • 20’ x 20’ booth – $500 (not available for Winterfest)
  • logo in event marketing – $500
  • logo and company link on the Drink Indiana Beer app (nearly 10,000 users) and at www.drinkIN.beer (7,000+ users/mo.) for one year – $250
  • 2 invitations to pre-festival brewery gathering the night before festival (when applicable) – $100
  • opportunity to purchase up to 10 Early Bird tickets at the discounted rate of $25 each

CUSTOM PARTNERSHIPS

Have a creative idea to reach beer lovers at our events? Contact us to share your ideas for a custom partnership.

 

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