GNAWBREW™ is the most exciting Craft Beer event set in the rustic hills of Brown County, Indiana. Bringing together home-brewers, regional breweries and beer distributors with artists and musicians for a fun filled, yet family friendly event. Make plans now to join us for our 4th Annual GNAWBREW Party on Saturday July 27th, 2013 at the beautiful eXplore Brown County / Valley Branch Retreat.
Hello and THANK YOU for your continued support of the Gnawbrew Beer, Art and Music Festival!!
This year we are very excited about the festival because we have so many new amenities to offer you!! We hope you can help us spread the word and answer any questions your friends, families, and associates may have leading up to the festival opening. Please invite your Facebook friends to like the Gnawbrew page and please invite them to the Gnawbrew Event that is posted. I will add links to both for those who can not locate them once I get back to a real computer!
This year at Gnawbrew:
1. Our Homebrew Competition
This year we are having another competition for the regional Homebrewers. This year’s winner will have the honor of brewing his/her winning beer in a 50 gallon batch at Powerhouse Brewing Company’s new state of the art facility with the help of award winning brewer and Powerhouse proprietor Jon Myers.
The winning beer will be placed on tap at Powerhouse and the winner will also have a tapping party held in his/her honor to celebrate the kickoff of next year’s festival event. To enter in the competition Homebrewers must bring 5 gallons of their brew of choice (Bottles or Corny Keg) and a blind sample will be given to the judges.
The judges will select their top 3 favorites on drinkability alone to be sent to the final round of the competition. The 3 guest judges will then select their favorite to be crowned the winner.
2. Even More Breweries
We are welcoming back the 2 wonderful breweries who supported us last year, Powerhouse Brewing Co. and Big Woods Brewing Co. But in addition we have added the amazing Hawcreek Brewing Co. out of Hope, Zwanzigz Brewing Co. out of Columbus, and Highway 50 Brewing Co. from Butlerville. Bringing our total number of professional breweries to 5 and enabling us to tout that we are supported by every major brewery between Nashville and North Vernon.
In addition to being at the festival and bringing samples of their staple brews these breweries will also be whipping up a special batch only available at our festival for the patrons to sample.
3. Fun and Games
We will have several game stations set up around the festival grounds offering popular drinking games such as Flippy Cup, Beer Pong, BattleShots, Beer “Twister”, and more!
4. More music!!!
We had so much interest by the amazing local talent about performing at GB13 this year so we are going to start the music at Noon as opposed to 4pm like we did last year.
We have all local musicians performing and that is something we are very proud of.
The schedule will look something like this but is of course subject to change.
3:45p-5p-White Lightning Boys
5:15p-6:30p-The Royal Gutter Cats
6:45p-8:15p-Tha Bone Boogity
8:30p-9:45p-Howard, Lewis and Lovins
5. Beer Exchange
The amazing folks over at Beverage Cooler will be bringing a few of their upper echelon models for everyone to use for the beer exchange. In a nutshell folks are encouraged to bring a 6 pack/Growler/Bomber/etc. of their favorite beer and put it in one of the coolers. Our staff bartenders will then do rounds of tastings out of the coolers, discussing the brewery, style, and flavors of the different beers. It’s quite a community experience. These tables will be open when the patrons begin to arrive at 11am.
6. The Fine Artists
This year at Gnaw Brew we will be featuring five local artists handpicked to demonstrate and display his/her own individual talent. These artists will also have pieces for sale and viewing.
Amber Wimmenauer will be creating one of kind recycled custom pieces which the buyer designs.
Lindsey Phillips will be carving beauty into some Brown County stone.
Abbi Cord will be demonstrating her ability to make every painting magical.
Myles Nasby will be chain sawing up and down to create a special GnawBrew piece.
Rhonda Bontrager will be showing off her amazing ability to paint the beauty of nature and everyday moments in such a talented way.
Jennday Talley with all her colors and shapes, will also have pieces displayed throughout the village
7. Great Ticket Price
Tickets are currently available on line via our secure ticketing portal which can be found here.
Advance General Admission tickets are $15.00 plus tax & fees. Tickets will be available at the gate for $20 the day of the event.
For the price of a few pints at the pub patrons will receive:
Access to all amenities to include a Primitive Tent Camping Spot, Beer Tasting, Music, Games, Live Art, Hiking, Fishing, Beer Exchange, Meet and Greet with Artists, Musicians, and Brewers, a day full of family friendly fun.
(Kids 12 and under will be admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.) NO PETS ALLOWED on the festival grounds due to insurance regulations.
What should you bring to Gnawbrew 2013?
Pretzel Necklace (String full of pretzels. It can save lives!)
Fishing Gear (Great Bass fishing on the lake)
Cans of Cold beer
Beer for the Beer Exchange
Cash for Food and Craft Vendors and Event Merchandise
Cooler with Water
First Aid Kit
Friends and Family
Container for Cigarette Butts
If you or anyone has any more questions please do not hesitate to contact me any time.
Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you at Gnawbrew!
July 27th 2013 at eXplore Brown County
2620 Valley Branch Rd. Nashville, IN 47448
Gates open at 11am. Event begins at Noon.
Brougnt to you by
Powerhouse Brewing Co.
Big Woods Brewing Co.
Hawcreek Brewing Co.
Zwanzigz Brewing Co.
Red Eye Entertainment Limited
The Brown County Impalers Homebrewing Club