Indiana BREW News May 2017

I have been working on a list of some of the upcoming events in May. I will be up dating this list as I collect more information about some of the things that are going on in our wonderful State of Indiana! Be safe out there and have fun! Cheers!  (If you missed an event but want to remember it, scroll to the bottom of this piece!)


May 27-29, Saturday – Monday, Cedar Creek Brewing Company celebrates two years with 30% and special tappings!  3820 Leonard Rd, Martinsville, IN 46151;  Sat: 11am – 10pm; Sun: 12pm – 6pm; Monday 12-6pm (Phone first (765) 342-9000).   Offering special:  S’more Milk Stout (Milk Stout with Toasted Marshmellow); Tropical Porter (Toasted Coconut Porter); Raspberry Blonde; Blood Orange Session Pale Ale.  Read our One Year story Click Here

May 27, Saturday 7pm-12am; B&B Remembers Harambe! Fundraiser at Books & Brews 9402 Uptown Dr, Ste 1400, Indianapolis, Indiana 46256; tapping Brewers in the Mist at 7:00 donating $1 from each pint to a local zoo. Wear your Animal T-shirt Contest worth a $20 GIFT CARD! Post a pic of yourself in the shirt on the event page to win. Ukuwailers are playing.

May 27, Saturday 2pm-4pm: People’s Pedal-In Bike Show at People’s Brewing Company 2006 N 9th St, Lafayette, Indiana 47904: inaugural Bicycle Show for National Bike Month to benefit Food Finder’s Summer Food Service Program ( serving free meals to kids at 28 sites in 6 counties – Tippecanoe, Benton, Pulaski, Newton, Fountain, and Cass). Free entry, but please make a donation to Food Finder’s Summer Food Service Program. Enjoy a beer, check out some rad rides! Prizes for category winners and door prizes for the riders – ride on over. $5.00 entry, registration begins at 1:00pm, judging 2:00-3:30pm, prizes at 4:00pm. Follow the link, choose your category, sign up, pay at registration.;  Click for info and tix

May 27, Saturday 12pm-10pm: 4 Year Anniversary Party & Beer Release at Indiana City Beer 24 Shelby St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202; Beer Releases + Special Tappings + Live Music + Cornhole Competition + Brewery Tours + 2017 Home Brewer Battle Registrations + Burlesque; Beers: Boom Juice II, NE IPA, 4th Anniversary IPA + Special Tappings: Double Tribute double APA, Udder Annihilation BBL double milk stout, Dock 7 IPA American IPA;Tickets/Info CLICK HERE for etix LINK

May 29, Monday 8am-12pm; Honor the Brave Run/Walk; Hosted By Four Day Ray Brewing; 11671 Lantern Rd, Fishers, Indiana, IN 46038, Downtown Fishers run; honor our Fallen Soldiers. The Honor the Brave race tee! Post-race PARTY… Music, food and beverage!, first finisher gets a beer FREE! (ID Required), Overall winners, age group winners, and special category awards, Chip-timed run/walk for the 5k Run/Walk;  Click here for more info

May 30, Tuesday 6pm-9pm: at Taxman Brewing Company 13 S Baldwin St, Bargersville, Indiana 46106 5-Course Dinner and Beer Pairing

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Ones you missed: 

May 12, Friday 5pm-8pm: Pints For Performance Arts for Lawrence Central Performing Arts Assoc.
At Centerpoint Brewing, 1125 E Brookside Ave, Ste B2, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
$1 from every pint sold will be donated to the Lawrence Central Performing Arts Association!
Cosmic Chrome Cafe will be serving snacks and dinner! 21+
They seek support from individuals and community businesses to help sustain Lawrence Central’s nationally recognized Performing Arts Program. These award winning arts programs—including band, choir, orchestra, theater, dance and color guard—provide extraordinary educational opportunities for our children. In the current economic environment, many LC families are finding it increasingly difficult to pay the fees necessary for their children to participate in the school’s award winning ensembles. They ask your support to keep LC’s music and arts programs affordable for all students who desire to participate in and receive the educational benefits from these experiences.

May 13, Saturday 8pm-11pm: Burlesque at the Bottling House at Indiana City Beer, 24 Shelby St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202; Rocket Doll Revue in the Bottling House, a new 3,000 square foot music venue and event space connected to the taproom. $5 at the door; Doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm; 21+ Indiana City released Sister City Kolsch on May 12, a Kölsch-style Ale • 4.7% ABV • 20 IBU;  delicately balanced, lightly hopped, straw colored ale that drinks like a crisp clean lager. Cologne, Germany is the birthplace of Kölsch bier and it’s also one of Indy’s eight Sister Cities. They craft Sister City in adherence to brewing guidelines drafted by Cologne brewers to preserve consistency and quality for this delicious style. Prost!

May 14, Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm, 3:00pm-9:00pm: Mother’s Day “Marys and Mimosas” Brunch;
at Four Day Ray Brewing, 11671 Lantern Rd, Fishers, Indiana 46038; 317.343.0200
Treat mom to brunch!  reservations for Mother’s Day.  Bloody Mary & Mimosas Bar FDR Beer and  special featured menu  Kid friendly.
Brunch menu served 11:30am-3:00pm; Regular menu served 3:00pm-9:00pm;
Course 1 (choice of): -Caesar Salad, -Wedge Salad, -Soup of the Day

Course 2 (choice of): -Caramelized Banana Walnut French Toast: Caramel Sauce, Candied Walnuts, Bananas, Cake Batter French Toast, Cherry Smoked Bacon; -Broccolini & Cheddar Quiche: Fair Oaks Farm Cheddar, Broccolini, Pastry Crust, Fresh Fruit; -Caribbean Jerk Tenderloin of Pork: Sweet Potato Mash, Dark Rum Caramel Drizzle, Pineapple Lime Slaw; -Champagne Poached Salmon: Mimosa Cream, Wilted Spinach, Grilled Strawberry Relish or -Steak & Eggs: Seared Filet Tips, Caramelized Onion, Wild Mushroom, Demi-Glace, Fried Egg, Potato Cake

Course 3 (choice of): Mini Ice Cream Sandwich of the Day; -Sugar Cream Pie: Strawberry Champagne; -Flourless Chocolate: Smoked Almond Caramel

May 14, Sunday 9am-1pm: Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet; at Bent Rail Brewery & Restaurant, 5301 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220; $20 for adults, $5 for children. (beverages, tax & gratuity are not included); Reservations are required for all size parties. Reservations can be made at 317-737-2698 or at

May 14, Sunday 11am-11pm: Mimosas with Mom at Crown Brewing 211 S East St, Crown Point, Indiana 46307; free appetizer.

May 15, Monday 6pm-9pm: Culinary Fight Club INDY- Blended Burger Battle: At Bent Rail Brewery & Restaurant 5301 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220; There are 1000’s of ways to create the perfect burger. On this night, chefs will compete in the ultimate burger battle! 60 minutes. 1 winner. Who will be crowned INDY’s Culinary Fight Club Blended Burger Champion?
There is a twist! CFC has agreed to participate in the James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Competition. Each burger must contain at least 25% mushrooms! After the competition, chefs will submit their burger recipe in the James Beard Blended Burger Category and garner votes to compete for the grand prize: a trip to the historic James Beard House in New York City where they will showcase their Blended Burgers at an exclusive event in 2018!  Chefs’ Link         Judges’ Link

May 16 Tuesday, 7pm-9pm: Yes We Can! Hosted By Indianapolis Girls Pint Out and Indiana Historical Society at Sun King Brewery, 135 N College Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202
Raise a can to Indy’s brewing history! Celebrate American craft beer week by going behind-the-scenes with the city’s most prolific canner. Get to know more about canning beer with a behind-the-scenes tour of Sun King Brewery’s downtown facility, fresh Indiana beer and fun trivia. $10 ticket includes brewery tour, tasting, one pint of beer and fun swag.    click here

May 17 Wednesday, 3pm-10pm: Rainbow Bright Tapping at Triton Brewing Company 5764 Wheeler Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana 46216; 2017 Rainbow Bright Ale; brewed in honor of Indy Pride’s upcoming festivities. This is a fruited version of Hometown Hero Golden Ale, a Golden ale infused with strawberries

May 18 Thursday, 8pm-12am: DrinkIN Magazine Launch Party hosted by HI-FI Indy, 1043 Virginia Ave, Ste 4, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203. celebrate American Craft Beer Week with the Brewers of Indiana Guild, the Indiana Beer Brigade, and Central Indiana brewers as they launch the 2017 DrinkIN guide and announce this year’s IN Beer Brigade collaboration brew, to be hosted by Sun King Brewing Company.  Featuring:
• Two sets of live music by Tripel (Jazz/Funk/Fusion)
• Indiana beers on tap
• VIP deck access for IN Beer Brigadiers
• Limited edition Drink Indiana Beer bottle openers for Brigadiers who enlist at the event
•Contests for 22nd Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival tickets, Drink Indiana Beer gear, and more

May 18, Thursday 7pm-12am: Carmel Kickstart Rally Party at Books & Brews, 9402 Uptown Dr, Ste 1400, Indianapolis, Indiana 46256, a Kickstarter Rally Party for a new Carmel location. They will have special discounts and will be donating $1 from each pint and $2 from each bottle of the Stanley Stout to the Carmel Location! Or  back this project

.May 19, Friday 7pm-10pm: Drink & Draw at 18th Street Brewery 5417 Oakley Ave, Hammond, Indiana, 46320. 18th Street’s Drink and Draw is a fun way for to get out of the house, show creative work, meet other artists and fans, and become acquainted with possible buyers in an open and unbiased environment.

Artists: if you like to draw, or paint, or decoupage, stop by and make some art while enjoying great beer (or craft cocktails, or soda or water). You may hang what you have created on their display wall to show and sell during the event and you keep all money from the sale. Have premade work? Bring it in a portfolio to show off. They want to keep the display wall open for art that is made at the Drink & Draw. Bring business cards to hand out to anyone interested in your work.
Public: Come in and see art being created right before your eyes. If you see something you like you can talk directly with the artist about purchasing it on the spot. Or, maybe you have been wanting a piece of art for your living room- now you have a room full of artists that you can talk to about what you would like.

May 19 Friday, 6pm-9pm: Ales, Arts and Crafts Sale at Triton Brewing Company, 5764 Wheeler Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana 46216; Their first arts and crafts sale in the production area of the brewery where they will have booths set up for 9 local artists. Artists will present and sell an eclectic mix of different mediums and handmade masterpieces. They are also releasing a limited number of bombers that evening; the Barrel-Aged Double Deadeye Imperial Stout in a 22 oz. bottle. They will be accepting reservations for bombers in the tasting room beginning April 27th at 3pm. You must be present to make a reservation so that they can verify you’re of legal drinking age and collect your contact information. No reservations via the phone or social media or email. Unclaimed reservations will be released to the general public for sale after the 19th

May 19, Friday 7pm-11pm: Queen of the Rink Beer Release at Crown Brewing , 211 S East St, Crown Point, Indiana 46307: meet the Illiana Derby Dames and enjoy a pint of new “Queen of the Rink” Blood Orange IPA.

May 20, Saturday 2pm-6pm: 3rd Annual; Hosted By Craft Beer Fest; at Kamm Island Park, 100 N Center St, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544. MAYFEST.US is comprised of a group of compassionate organizations who are passionate about the craft beer culture. They see an ongoing opportunity to foster community-building initiatives by embracing local craft beer, food, music and charities. They also believe that through education they can make a difference by advocating responsible consumption of adult beverages. The Mayfest committee is not in this to make a profit. Most of all they will donate the net proceeds to their charities each year. Two very worthy charities this year because they mirror their beliefs: Mishawaka Food Pantry and Hospice at Home.

May 20 Saturday,12:30pm-3pm 4:30pm-7pm 8:30pm-11pm; Indianapolis Bacon and Beer Classic at Regions Tower 211 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Experience bacon-infused dishes, unlimited bacon strips, 50+ craft beers, music, contests, games, and more. VIP ticket holders enter a half hour early and have access to an exclusive cocktail bar. For tickets and more info, visit  click here

May 20 Saturday, 1pm-5pm Early Bird, 2pm-5pm General Admission: Rock The Junction ( Indiana On Tap) at Grand Junction 110 S Union St, Westfield, Indiana, 46074; approximately 20+ Indiana breweries and will showcase some of the state’s best craft beers from all over + Multiple bands. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities. 21+; VIP 1:00 – 2:00 pm, General Admission at 2:00- 5:00. VIP – $40; GA – $25; DD – $10 (higher at the door)   tix here

May 20, Saturday 7pm-10pm; Bands at the Brewery at Daredevil Brewing Co., 1151 N Main St, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46224; Noble Roots performs blues and Americana.

May 21, Sunday 4pm-6pm; Barks N’ Brews at Metazoa Brewing Company, 140 S College Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202; Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue! Gifts, games, music! $12 early order.
– FREE Professional Pet Photography and with a Digital Download from Ben Sears Photography , FREE Day of Doggy Daycare from Puppy Playground ($26 value), FREE Dog Wash Cards from Pet Valu, FREE $10 Grooming Gift Certificate from Groomingdales, FREE Training Tips from Todo’s Translator, FREE Large Scented Paw Prints from Scentsy, FREE Charm from Origami Owl, FUN Doggy Games, LIVE Music by Tim Neuman, + Raffle Prizes! Purchase Tickets Here:Click for Tix; GA is $15;    Oh, and Dogs yes, Kids no.

May 22, Monday 6pm-9pm; Meet and Greet with the “Dumpster Puppies” at Metazoa Brewing Company 140 S College Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202, puppies that were found by IMPD in a dumpster coming to the taproom! Featuring FREE admission and FREE puppy kisses!

May 24, Wednesday 7pm-9pm: NW Indiana Girls Pint Out, at Shoreline Brewery 208 Wabash St, Michigan City, Indiana 46360: tour and tasting; $17 tickets price includes a Shoreline Pint glass, a tour of the brewery, a flight of beers, and crafting supplies for a beer-related string art project.;  CLICK HERE for etix LINK

May 26, Friday 12pm-10pm; Eirik Bloodaxe Day; at Scarlet Lane Brewing Company 7724 Depot St, McCordsville, Indiana, 46055; Eirik Bloodaxe pint specials AND Eirik Bloodaxe variants pouring ALL DAY. Bombers available while they last.