I have gone four years in a row it is one of the best in the midwest. It has gotten much better the last two years. Me and two beer geeks go. We always have a great time and have found good restaurants and bars. I will post the hotel where we stay. The selection is good and you get to try new beers that we can not get in Indy. It is only a 1.5 - 2.5 hours from the indy area plus I also hit jungle Jim's.
The hotel (Garfield suites) is walking distance. I looked on Beeradvocate.com and found some bars with good reviews in walking distance from hotel. Nicholson's .2 miles, Arnolds Bar .2 miles, Lackman .3 miles and Moerlein .8 miles. The hotel has a cafe and a good restaurant. There is a convenient store across the street for food and cold beer, so driving is not necessary