8 winter beer festivals in Indianapolis you don't want to miss – Indianapolis Star


Don’t make any rookie mistakes. Live up festival season to the fullest. Camille Hayes/IndyStar

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Revelers cheers during the 8th annual Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Feb. 4, 2017. The event features 101 Hoosier breweries, and directly supports IndianaÕs brewing community.(Photo: Michelle Pemberton/Indy Star)Buy Photo

A little snow never kept anyone from a good beer. While most beer festivals happen in the warm-weather months, there are still plenty to be found around Indianapolis this winter.

Here’s what is coming.

Good Beers and Ugly Sweaters

5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., $15 in advance, $12 for members, $20 at the door (ages 21 and over), indianahistory.org.

Ugly sweaters are still hot. Unbury yours or a find a new one to wear while you explore the Festival of Trees and sample local beers from Taxman Brewing, Bier Brewery, and more.

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Conner Prairie Holiday Cheers

6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, $40 (ages 21 and over), connerprairie.org.

An adults-only night on the Prairie complete with hors d’ oeuvres, wine, craft beer and spirits. Participate in historical sausage-making demonstrations and learn about 19th-century holiday traditions.

Samples of wine are served at Conner Prairie’s adult-only night called Holiday Cheers. (Photo: Aimed Photography LLC, provided by Conner Prairie)

Sanitarium Release Party

12 p.m. Dec. 16, Bier Brewery, free entry, $20 per bomber or $25 gift box, bierbrewery.com.

OK so it’s not exactly a festival,

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