More than 200 brews from 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 12 from 1:30 to 5 pm.
Because of the popularity of Blue Chip Brewfest, now in its fourth 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, Shoreline, Round Barn, Great Lakes, Twisted K-8, Figure Eight, Upland, Three Floyds, New Belgium, Greenbush, New Holland, North Coast Brewing, Bell's and Boston Beer.
Three ticket packages are available, including the Brewmaster package, which includes a luncheon with a brewmaster and a separate VIP tasting from 1 to 3 pm, a VIP package, which includes the VIP tasting, and the $40 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, $40 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.
VIP ticket holders receive early admission and can attend an additional tasting from 1 pm to 3 pm of barrel-aged beers, sour beers and Firkins. They will also receive a wristband, pint glass, pint glass lanyard and t-shirt. Brewmaster Package ticket holders can attend a luncheon with a brewmaster from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Orleans Room, and also have access to the VIP tasting and the general tasting. The Brewmaster Package also includes a wristband, pint glass, bottle opener, t-shirt and lanyard.
General admission ticket holders receive a pint glass and guests with designated driver tickets will receive a wristband, t-shirt, and complimentary soda and water, but are not allowed to sample alcoholic beer.
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, nachos and pretzels. All of the Blue Chip restaurants will be open.
About Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, a Boyd Gaming property, 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.