Breaking news that’s sure to grab the attention of Indiana fans of sour and wild ales. Upland has announced the first Indianapolis beer festival to focus exclusively on the emerging craft beer trend of sour ales. The event will be held on Saturday May 12th from 2-6pm at Developer Town (5255 Winthrop Ave in Indianapolis). Over 30 styles of sour ales from around the state, country, and world will be paired with foods designed to accentuate the unique flavors found in these beers. The list of participating breweries includes Indiana flavor from Brugge, Mad Anthony, Sun King and Upland along with Bell’s, Jolly Pumpkin, New Belgium, Rivertown, and Saint Somewhere. International flavor will be provided by Brouwerig Van Steenberge, Brouwerij Bavik, Brouwerij Liefman’s, and Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck. Tickets are limited to 350 and can be purchased for $45 online here via Eventbrite starting April 2nd at 12pm. Still not convinced? Well OK then, here’s the kicker. Upland is offering 200 of the tickets (for the same price) that come with a reservation for one bottle each from their upcoming release of Raspberry, Persimmon, and Blackberry Lambics. Those familiar with these popular beers will likely attest that this bonus justifies the ticket price on its own. Did I mention the Persimmon Lambic won professional Best of Show at last year’s Indiana Brewers’ Cup? Now get ready to make a mad dash over to that ticket page Monday and start drooling over the funky goodness! Cheers, Nathan P.S. Keep in mind that the following Saturday is Upland’s UpCup competition and AHA Rally. Lots of good reasons to spend some quality time with them this May.