16th Brew Ha Ha: Phoenix Theatre’s Craft Brew Festival

Each Summer, the Phoenix Theatre transforms their little section of the Chatham Arch neighborhood into a spectacular Indianapolis festival celebrating craft brews. The 16th Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Festival on June 25, 2011 features more than twenty breweries and over fifty craft brews right on the Phoenix Theatre’s front lawn. This Indianapolis event, located just off of the Indianapolis cultural district, Massachusetts Avenue, is the Phoenix’s largest annual fundraiser. Purchase tickets in advance for $25 or at the gate for $30 (cash only). Designated drivers are admitted for $10.

The Phoenix Theatre focuses on bringing contemporary theatre to Hoosier audiences. By producing issue-oriented plays, the Phoenix hopes to make audiences aware of social concerns and challenge them to examine their roles as individuals responsible to society. Each play catalyzes a new discussion for Indianapolis people, in the hopes of continuing to foster communication to make our Indianapolis community better.
While the Phoenix Theatre’s mission statement encourages their audience to be “responsible to their society,” Brew Ha Ha is one event where everyone let’s their hair down. With great craft beers, live music and delicious food, this Indianapolis festival signifies the beginning of Summer on Mass Ave. Participating breweries include Barley Island, Bee Creek Brewery, Bier Brewery, Broad Ripple Brew Pub, Flat 12 Bierwerks, Fountain Square Brewing Company, Half Moon Brewery, Kentucky Ale, New Albanian, New Boswell, Oaken Barrel Brewing Company, People’s Brewing Company, Power House Brewing Company, Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, Samuel Adams, Sun King Brewery, Three Wise Men Brewing Company, Three Pints Brewing, Twisted Tea, Upland Brewing Company and Budweiser.
Stroll up and down the 700 block of North Park Avenue from tent to tent, tasting the most luscious of local brews. Then grab a bite to eat from any of the delicious vendors including Duos: Slow Food Fast, Marco’s Pizza, Scotty’s Brewhouse and Kettle Corn. As your nosh, enjoy a set from the performing Indianapolis bands: Finding Fred, The Subpoenas and Bobbie Lancaster with Nick Einterz. Good beers, good food and good Indianapolis music is a recipe for a fantastic Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis downtown.

This Indianapolis event happens rain or shine. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older to be admitted. Don’t miss Brew-Ha-Ha, the Phoenix Theatre’s annual Summer Festival. Stick around at the theatre when the festival shuts down to enjoy a fantastic piece of Indianapolis theatre. Currently running at the Phoenix is Avenue Q, which has been celebrated by critics across the city including at NUVO, the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis Business Journal.
Or after the festival, dry out with a meal at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Or keep the party going with more drinks from any of these Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the Circle City your playground.

Brew-Ha-Ha Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2011
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Phoenix Theatre
749 North Park Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202