Beer Bloggers Coming to Indianapolis

July 11th, 2012 :: Bob Mack

The summer beer season is in full swing with the Brewers of Indiana Guild Microbrewers Fest coming up this Saturday, July 14 (get your tickets now before they sell out!) and World Class Beer is especially excited this year to welcome the annual Beer Bloggers Conference to Indianapolis this weekend as well. Approximately 120 beer bloggers from around the country will be converging on Indianapolis to share experiences, learn more about blogging and get a first hand look at the Indiana beer scene.

World Class Beer has been a sponsor of the Beer Bloggers Conference for three years now, including the first 2 conferences in Boulder (2010) and Portland (2011). And this Saturday evening, after the bloggers have a chance to spend some time at the Microbrewers Fest we’ll be bringing the bloggers out to the Monarch warehouse on the east side of Indy to visit one of the largest beer and wine warehouses in the world. At the moment, we have well over 1 million cases of beer and wine in the building and one of the most fully automated beer and wine picking systems in the country.

After a long day of blogging and tasting beers, we figure to make it a relaxed evening at Monarch as we tour the warehouse and provide some dinner and a couple of special beers to keep things interesting. We’ve partnered with the Garrison at nearby Fort Benjamin Harrison to bring in a backyard cookout style dinner including hamburgers, chicken breast and all the fixings to keep things casual as the bloggers get a chance to tour the warehouse.

Better yet, we’ve gotten a very special couple of beers to sample during dinner! Bell’s Brewery has kindly given us a small keg of their Black Note Bourbon Barrel Stout to sample with dinner and the Global Beer Network is going to present Gulden Draak 9000 from the Van Steenberge brewery (winners of a Gold Medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup for Piraat) as well.

Welcome to Indianapolis, Beer Bloggers!