For many it is hard to remember Indiana without Sun King beer! Sun King has been a staple and an inspiration in the local craft beer scene since 2009. If you were drinking local craft beer before 2009 in Indy, it was likely from the Broad Ripple Brew Pub or Brugge, Alcatraz downtown which closed two years after Sun King opened, Rock Bottom downtown or the now gone College Park, one of the long defunct breweries like Wild Cat or Circle V, or perhaps at The Ram! If you were drinking beer at The Ram a few years before Sun King opened you may still have been drinking beer by Dave Colt and Clay Robinson, who are Sun King founding partners.
Sun King has always created great beer, memories, and good times!
On Saturday, June 16, starting at 5 pm with music at 5:30, Sun King hosts their Ninth Anniversary party at the downtown brewery. National recording artists, indie rock band Dr. Dog from Philadelphia included the Sun King Anniversary party as one of the venues on their 18 cities summer tour! (Sandy) Alex G an artist who hit the scene hard in 2014-15 joins Dr. Dog, and will likely perform some from his latest album, Rocket.
“Music is at the heart of everything we do here at Sun King,” said Sun King Brewery’s Robinson. “Dave Colt and I dreamed up the concept while locked away in a small brewery listening to and sharing all of our favorite music while we worked. We sponsor concert series and small studio shows throughout the year, but once a year we throw our own big party at our downtown Indy brewery showcasing many of the great beers we craft and featuring bands that we love.”
This party is also the release party for Grapefruit Jungle, a beer we could call ahead of its time as usually hazy with loads of citrus and grapefruit flavor along with tangerine and passionfruit. This Sun King seasonal IPA hits shelves and flies off of them every summer!
When: Saturday, June 16, Tickets required (see web site), $25 general/$30 at the door, $50 VIP, OR FREE with our Instagram (indianabeerblog) give-away to 1 lucky reader. $10 off $25 tickets using promo code BACK4MORE (Max 2 tickets with discount, ends June 10th)
Where: Sun King Downtown Indy, 135 N. College Av.
21 and up only
Special beer, variants of GFJ, food trucks, and more!
and speaking of special beers:
Sun King released Amber has Two Moms, an American Amber Ale, for INDY PRIDE. This limited release is malt forward and is now available in cans for the first time! Ten percent of proceeds will go to Indy Pride. The Indy Pride parade and festival is June 9.