Brewery And Grand Champion Of The Year Named At Indiana State Fair

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The 21st annual Indiana Brewers’ Cup presented by Society Insurance, the Indiana State Fair’s Craft Beer Competition, was held at the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum on July 13, 2019.

After a weekend full of tasting and judging, in the professional division, Flix Brewhouse, Carmel, IN, was named both Grand Champion Brewery and Indiana Brewery of the year.

Brewery and Grand Champion of the year

Andrew Korty, Indianapolis, IN, championed the homebrew division and earned the title of Indiana Homebrewer of the Year. This is the first time that any of these winners have taken the top spot in the competition.

Held for the third time in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, the Indiana Brewers’ Cup has solidified its place as one of the nation’s largest competition to feature home and professional brewers. Professional brewers had 33 possible divisions to enter as did their homebrew counterparts. The Indiana Brewers’ Cup Competition is a prestigious event- it is a Master Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB) qualifying competition and is also a Midwest Homebrewer of the Year Circuit Event. In addition to attracting brewers from across the state of Indiana, the Indiana Brewers’ Cup drew competitors from all across the country.

In addition to the Indiana Brewers’ Cup being held and run by the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center, the Grand Champion’s brews will be on tap for purchase during the Indiana State Fair at “Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits” presented by Visit Indiana and located in the Grand Hall every day of the fair.

“The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center brings the brewing community together in one location. We host this Brewers’ Cup to show our appreciation of the brewing community and to share the winning beer with the fairgoers,” said Haley Lamp, Programming and Events manager, Indiana State Fair & Event Center.

For more information about the final outcome of the 21st Indiana Brewers’ Cup Competition, please visit


The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. These 17 days celebrate Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across Indiana, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premiere facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2019 Indiana State Fair will be held August 2-18. To pay tribute to the heroism of everyday Hoosiers, this year’s Indiana State Fair theme is HEROES IN THE HEARTLAND presented by Indiana Donor Network. Throughout the 17-day event, the Indiana State Fair will salute Hoosier farmers, first responders, educators, members of the Armed Forces, and many others who keep us safe and make us proud. Additionally, each day during the fair, Marvel Character and DC Comics Superheroes will be highlighted. For more information, visit