More than 250 brews from more than 50 specialty breweries will be available to taste at the ultimate beer sampling event, Blue Chip Brewfest, sponsored by Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, on Saturday, April 11 from 1:30 to 5 pm.
Because of the popularity of Blue Chip Brewfest, now in its fifth year, the event will be held in the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip and also in an adjacent climate-controlled event tent.
Breweries featured include Back Road, Burn ‘Em Brewing, Bulldog, Drewry’s, Four Fathers, Greenbush, Hunters, Iechyd Da, Shoreline, Round Barn, Great Lakes, Twisted K-8, Upland, New Belgium, Greenbush, New Holland and Bell’s.
Three ticket packages are available, including the Brewmaster package, which includes a luncheon with Tony Magee, Founder of Lagunitas Brewing and a separate Indiana Beer Tour from 1 to 3 pm, a VIP package, which includes the Indiana Beer Tour, and the $45 general admission package which includes the main tasting event from 1:30 to 5 pm.
Tickets are $99 for the Brewmaster Package, $75 for VIP admission, $45 for regular admission and $15 for designated drivers and are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Blue Chip Gift Box in the casino pavilion. Guests must be 21 or older, with a valid state or government-issued photo ID.
The Brewmaster Package includes a luncheon with Lagunitas Brewing Founder Tony Magee featuring foods paired with Lagunitas beers from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Orleans Room, access to the VIP tasting and the general tasting. The Brewmaster Package includes a pint glass and t-shirt.
VIP ticket holders receive early admission and can attend the Indiana Beer Tour featuring unique beers from breweries located in Indiana from 1 pm to 3 pm. They will also receive a pint glass.
General admission ticket holders receive a pint glass and guests with designated driver tickets will receive complimentary specialty soda and water, but are not allowed to sample alcoholic beer.
Music has been added to this year’s Brewfest: The Allen Wronko Band and the Zydeco Voodoo band will be playing during the event.
Blue Chip will hold a silent auction during the event for premium items such as a mini-fridge, coolers and other beer-themed collectibles. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of LaPorte County.
Food offerings available for purchase will include brats, hot dogs and pretzels. All of the Blue Chip restaurants will be open.
About Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa: Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa is the premier entertainment destination in Northwest Indiana. Located an hour’s drive east of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, Blue Chip features a 65,000-square-foot single-level casino, two hotel towers with a total of 486 upscale rooms; five restaurants, a spa, full-service salon and fitness center, two gift shops and the 20,000-square-foot Stardust Event Center. For more information, visit www.bluechipcasino.com. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Boyd Gaming and Blue Chip press releases are available at www.boydgaming.mediaroom.com.