Experience the Best of Beer, Wine, and Spirits at Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort’s ‘Hops & Coaster Drops’ Craft Beer Festival

Summer isn’t over yet, and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than with a refreshing beer, wine, or spirit? If you are looking for a fun and exciting event to indulge in this year, look no further than the 3rd Annual ‘Hops & Coaster Drops’ Craft Beer Festival at Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort! This annual event, taking place on September 9th, 2023, promises a day filled with unlimited tastings, thrilling rides, and great entertainment.

The ‘Hops & Coaster Drops’ Craft Beer Festival is a partnership between Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort, Indiana On Tap, and OnTapTickets. This year, the event features over 120 participating breweries, wineries, and distilleries who will showcase their best-tasting beverages. Whether you prefer a crisp lager, or a smooth red wine, this event has something for you!

Gates to Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort will open at 12 pm, and attendees can enjoy the park’s rides, food, and shopping. The sampling event will start at 1 pm, giving you plenty of time to try all of the beverages on offer. What’s even better is that you can take breaks between tastings to enjoy the rides and entertainment – talk about a dynamic experience!

Join us for a day filled with live music at various venues including the Sky Bar, Boardwalk Stage, IB Yacht Club, and IB Beach Brews. Check out the full schedule below to plan your day.

But the party doesn’t stop there! After the ‘Hops & Coaster Drops’ Craft Beer Festival, keep the fun going with an after-party featuring Ancient Summer at the Indiana Beach Ballroom. From 7 pm until 11 pm, enjoy live music and an exciting atmosphere while still having access to rides, games, and entertainment.

While some rides will start closing around 9 pm, don’t worry about going hungry or thirsty. Beer, wine, and food will still be available for purchase throughout the entire event. See the entertainment schedule below for more details. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!


September 8th

Got your ticket? Join us for our Scan & Tag event on Friday night! It's the ultimate shortcut to skip those long lines and breeze into the park on Saturday. And the cherry on top? We've got an amazing live band, Group Therapy, rocking the stage all night long!