District BrewFest planned for next month

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By Joseph Knoop

Indianapolis-area craft beer fans will have the opportunity to turn their brews into benefits for a Carmel-based charity organization next month.

The District BrewFest, presented by entertainment venue The Warehouse, will be held Aug. 22 on 1st Ave. S.W. by the Historic Fire Station.

Proceeds from the event will be donated towards Chaucie’s Place, a Carmel-based charity focused on the prevention of child sexual abuse and youth suicide.

Clark

Clark

“We’re passionate about the cause because a lot of work involves kids,” Heather Clark, co-owner of the Warehouse, said. “It’s something that isn’t talked about enough.”

The event will feature a variety of craft brewers, including Wabash Brewing and Granite City Brewery, in an attempt to dedicate the event to Indiana-based brewers, Clark said. More than 40 craft beers and several food vendors are set to be featured.

“The cliché is people come into the state to do a festival and take all the money back with them. We want to keep it local to Indy,” Clark said.

Music will be provided by bluegrass artists Andrea Faye and The Rays and more.

“We’re grateful anytime an organization or group reaches out to us,” said Toby Stark, Chaucie’s Place executive director. “Chaucie’s Place is a very grassroots organization that directly benefits our community, so it seems to be a very good fit.”

Early bird tickets are priced at $55, with general tickets priced at $45. Early bird access begins at 2 p.m. with general beginning at 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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