First City BrewFest and Homebrew Competition coming to Vincennes

Craft beer connoisseurs unite! A brand new craft beer festival is heading for the Tri-State.

The inaugural First City BrewFest is set for May 18, 2019, in Indiana’s first city, Vincennes.

There will be 24 Midwestern breweries that will serve unlimited 3 oz. pours of craft beer and ciders during the entire event!

Event goers can try beers from around the Midwest including:

  1. Vincennes Brewing Co.
  2. Sun King Brewery
  3. Ace Cider
  4. Carson’s Brewery
  5. Excel Brewing Company
  6. Basket Case Brewing Company
  7. Effing Brew
  8. Goose Island
  9. Starcut Ciders
  10. Switchyard Brewing Company
  11. Short’s Brewing Company
  12. Turoni’s Pizzery & Brewery
  13. Schnitz Brewery
  14. Saint Benedict’s Brew Works
  15. Platform Beer Co.
  16. Melvin Brewing
  17. 3 Floyds
  18. Ash & Elm
  19. Mad Anthony Brewing Company
  20. Cigar City Brewing
  21. Terre Haute Brewing Company
  22. Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
  23. Rhinegeist
  24. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

But those aren’t the only beers to try. The event will be featuring 30 home brewers at First City Brewfest that compete in the Homebrew Competition.

Intrigued? We were, too.

Homebrew Competition

First City BrewFest will hold a Homebrew Competition at the event where home brewers will compete for the title of ‘Fan Favorite’, a $500 visa gift card, and the opportunity to collaborate their best creation with The Vincennes Brewing Co. that will be showcased and sold in The Vincennes Brewing Co. taproom.

Second place will take on a $200 gift card and third place will win a $100 gift card.

To be entered into the Homebrew Competition, contestants competed the Pre-Qualification event held at Vincennes Brewing Co. on March 30.  A panel of judges selected the top 10 beers to move onto the Homebrew Competition held at First City Brewfest. Any homebrewer that didn’t make the top 10 was automatically entered into a lottery for the final 20 spots in the 2019 First City Brewfest Competition.


Tickets are on sales now.

  • $30 – General Admission – Includes entry and souvenir cup
  • $40 – VIP Early Bird – Includes early entry and souvenir cup

First City Brewfest will be May 18 on the Vincennes Rendezvous Grounds just south of the George Rogers Clark Memorial from 12 – 4:30 pm.

VIP entry starts at 12 pm and GA ticket entry starts at 1 pm.

Parking is free.

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