Stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying new beers is one of the benefits of beer tasting events. It gives you a chance to try different styles of beers without committing to an entire six pack or pint. Plus, you can discover new beers you weren't aware of and meet the people behind the breweries.
The Fishers On Tap - Summer craft beer tasting event features an expanded list of breweries alongside live music and offerings from local food trucks. Here are the new entries to this event.
Fountain Square Brewing Company’s brewery and tasting room is a vital part of the Fountain Square community that gives residents and visitors a warm and inviting place to pull up a stool and sip on their handcrafted beers. If you can't make it down to the brewery Fountain Square’s beers are available in bottles with offerings like Workingman’s Pilsner, an easy drinking lighter beer perfect after a long day.
Brugge Brasserie’s line up of Belgian beers and sours are only rivaled by the food at their location in Broad Ripple. Brugge’s Tripel de Ripple Belgian ale is famously served in a goblet and pairs perfectly with a cone of their fries served with dipping sauces like aoili and in-house made ketchup. Looking for something a little sweet and sour? Don’t let the pink color fool you, Brugge’s Pooka is a boysenberry sour sure to make your mouth pucker.
New Albanian Brewing Company located in southern Indiana pushes the envelope with their beers like Hoosier Daddy cream ale and Elector imperial red ale, but it’s their Hoptimus IPA that hop-heads search out. In addition to their pizzeria and public house on the Indiana side of the Ohio River across from Louisville, you can visit the Bank Street Brewhouse for your fill of New Albanian beers and food
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Fishers On Tap brings together the best of Indiana beer for a great cause. You can try the latest offerings from all of your favorite breweries and get to know the newest Hoosier breweries at the same time.
We’re so happy to welcome back three of Indiana’s finest breweries to our summer event - Upland Brewing, Bier Brewery and Flat 12 Bierwerks. You might think you know these breweries like the back of your hand, but they’ve been making major waves recently. We rounded up the latest news and happenings from them for you to get caught up so you can spend the summer enjoying delicious Indiana beer.
What used to be a treat to Bloomington visitors, Upland has spent the last few years expanding and they’ve had a tasting room in Indianapolis for a few years now. They’re growing again with a brand new tap house in Carmel, so it’s easier than ever to get your favorite pint of Upland Wheat or Rad Red no matter where you live!
Bier Brewery continues to crank out award winning brews from their location in Indianapolis and if you haven’t been to their tasting room, put it on your to-to list now! Bier Brewery has amassed a huge fanbase and now those thirsty fans can get pints of Bier Brewery in bars and restaurants all over town. Check their website for their ever changing tap list. Your favorite might be gone, but you’ll find something new you’ll love just as much.
Flat 12’s been offering their signature series in bottles to drinkers who want to keep a stocked fridge since last year, but to get the one-off brews and special editions, craft beer lovers had to head down to Dorman Street just east of downtown to the brewery. That all changed when Flat 12 announced they’re starting to bottle limited runs of the more unique brews they offer. First up is their black IPA Nunmoere. Keep an eye out for it and pick some up for your fridge at home before it's gone!
Upland, Bier and Flat 12 will be pouring their award-winning brews June 15th at Fishers On Tap. Tickets are now available online and proceeds support the Fishers Rotary Club which in turn provides donations and grants for non-profit programs in Hamilton County, Indiana.
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Daredevil Brewing Company burst onto the Indiana craft beer scene last month with their Lift Off IPA. An assertively hopped West Coast style IPA, Lift Off garnered rave reviews while bars and restaurants couldn't keep it in stock.
Based in Shelbyville, Daredevil is purely focused on brewing beer for bars and restaurants. With no tasting room or bottles, Daredevil has made going out for a beer with friends an event. With a strong social media presence, Daredevil is keeping fans up to date on where they can be found around town.
Daredevil will be bringing their latest offering to Fishers On Tap on Saturday, February 23rd, Muse Belgian Golden Ale. According to Daredevil, "Muse is an unfiltered golden ale that displays a classic fruity and spicy fermentation character with a backdrop of the highest quality Belgian Pilsner Malt and noble hops for a refreshingly fun, and intriguingly unique balance of inspiration and respect for the classic Belgian Golden Ale style."
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Making your way south through Indiana, you'll find the terrain begins to change from flat farmland into rolling hills covered with trees. These hills are known as the Norman and Crawford Uplands, and home to Bloomington brewery Upland since 1998.
Upland is most Indiana University students' first taste of craft beer. You'll find transplanted Hoosiers all over the country begging their friends to bring them Upland Wheat when they visit. There would be riots in the streets if Upland discontinued their wheat beer!
Upland's year round offerings are available in 6-packs, however it's their 22 oz bottles of seasonal beers that craft beer fans seek out. Upland has a sophisticated sour beer program with award winning lambics they release once a year. Folks line up at the brewery and Indy Tasting room for the chance to score these rare bottles. In addition to their sours, Upland's Russian Imperial Stout named "Teddy Bear Kisses" inspires craft beer drinkers to use it in dark chocolate cakes, stews and fudge.
You can sample Upland's line up of beers at the upcoming Fishers On Tap being held February 23rd. For more information or tickets, click here.
In the not so distant past, the best way to experience local fresh beer in the Indianapolis area was at a brewpub. Brewpubs offer their own beers in limited quantities and usually have a few guest beers available in addition to food. Brewpubs are a great way to try food and beer pairings, however enjoying it at home means getting growlers that you have to drink quickly.
Sun King Brewing changed all that in 2009 with their production facility on the east side of downtown Indianapolis. Set in a warehouse off of College Avenue, Sun King only brews beer. Without food and restaurant service to worry about, Sun King's focuses on producing award winning beers for restaurant accounts and in cans for the public to enjoy at home.
In addition to providing fresh local beer for three and a half years to drinkers around Central Indiana, Sun King is a valued community partner. They give back to the community through volunteerism, activism and as a locally owned business providing jobs and revenue.
We are happy to have Sun King back at Fishers On Tap for our second event on Saturday, February 23rd. You can learn more and purchase tickets by clicking here.
It's common to hear of someone heading out to Napa for a vacation to visit the multitude of wineries that fill the Californian valley. Craft breweries are getting in on the action by promoting the idea of Beer Tourism. If you're a fan of craft beer, think about taking a trip with breweries in mind. Visit them and local restaurants just like you would on a wine trip.
An easy road trip to try new breweries for Hoosiers is People's Brewing in Lafayette, Indiana. Just a short drive up I-65 and you'll find yourself at People's 1000 sq ft taproom on 9th Street in Lafayette. You can taste the 6-8 beers on tap that include their year round beers as well as seasonal offerings.
People's beer is available to take home in growlers and 6-packs giving you the opportunity to enjoy their beer at home. They offer tours of the brewery where you can learn about their process to create unique hand crafted beer. People's staff enjoy educating visitors and allowing them to discover for themselves what they like in a beer.
Looking to try People's closer to home? Visit their booth at Fishers On Tap on Saturday, February 23rd. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub was founded in December 2011 by long-time Fishers residents Mark & Sandy Goff. Their goal was to build a business that would become an important hub for the community, and for that reason they chose a European style coffee house and pub. At Hearthstone you can find a gourmet assortment of coffee, espresso, tea and soft drinks. Step around to the back of the bar and you'll find craft beer, wine and spirits! Hearthstone also serves breakfast, lunch and appetizers throughout the day.
They carefully chose their location to be close to the center of the Town of Fishers and meticulously designed a space that would promote a relaxed social sanctuary. The atmosphere encourages people to stay for a while, escape the pressures of day-to-day life and connect with family, friends and colleagues.
Hearthstone features and promotes local and regional craft beer breweries. They offer 16 taps and regularly carry craft beer from the local craft breweries featured at the upcoming fundraiser Fishers On Tap organized by the Fishers Rotary Club. In further support of craft brewing, they host a monthly Craft Beer School to help their customers see, hear, smell, touch and taste their way through the wonderful world of craft beer.
Indiana craft beers you can explore at Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub - Flat 12, Barley Island, Peoples, Sun King, and Upland.
This year's Fishers On Tap winter event has expanded the list of participating breweries to eight central Indiana breweries. You'll recognize your local favorites like Upland and Sun King, but you'll be able to experience brand new breweries like Union Brewing and Daredevil Brewing. Each brewery has their own brewing style and this year, Fishers On Tap attendees will be able to sample cask conditioned ale.
Typically, the beer we drink is filtered, pasteurized and carbonated in different stages of brewing equipment. Cask conditioned beers take their cues from historical methods of brewing. The non-carbonated low alcohol liquid is created, it's stored in a cask where yeast and sugar can work its magic and transform the contents into beer you want to drink. The beers can be funky and cloudy with unique flavors. Even the casks, which are small wooden barrels, have a funky name: firkin.
Union Brewing Company in Carmel, IN has opened its doors and brews cask conditioned ales exclusively. Each and every batch of beer going into a firkin is unique. Brewing only two barrels of beer at a time, Union focuses on quality ingredients and flavors in their small batches. At their brewery, guests can sample a variety of cask conditioned beer styles as well as featured guest taps from around the Midwest.
Union Brewing will be pouring samples of their cask conditioned beers at Fishers On Tap on February 23rd. To learn more or purchase your tickets, click here.
Cooking with beer is something more people are experimenting with at home. TV Chefs are using craft beer in recipes and restaurants are incorporating beer into their menus. Seeing beer used in innovated ways by chefs and restaurants gives home cooks confidence to make beer an ingredient in their kitchen.
Flat 12 Bierwerks' line up of beers lends itself particularly well to cooking. Their milk stout and vanilla ice cream can be used to create an indulgent adults-only milkshake. Use their amber ale with roasting chicken and vegetables. Pogue's Run Porter, the signature beer from Flat 12 is extremely versatile in recipes. Our recipe for pulled pork uses Flat 12's porter to add flavor to a pork shoulder while it cooks all day in a slow cooker. The beer tenderizes the meat and keeps it moist as it cooks. Use this pulled pork for sandwiches, on nachos or as a topping for pizza.
Pogue's Run Porter Pulled Pork
5-7 lbs pork shoulder, fat trimmed
1 growler of Pogues Run Porter
Salt and Pepper
Salt and pepper the pork shoulder on all sides and place in the slow cooker. Pour enough beer into the slow cooker to cover the pork. Set the slow cooker to low for 8-10 hours. Once cooked, remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred the meat for use in sandwiches and more.
Flat 12 will be returning to Fishers On Tap February 23rd with their line up of beers. To buy tickets and learn more, click here.
The Fishers Rotary Club's "Fishers On Tap" is in its second year and growing with each event. The winter festival is set for February 23rd from 4-8pm at the FORUM Conference Center. It's your chance to try a selection of beers from eight Indiana Breweries as well as enjoy fantastic food and music.
Fishers On Tap Details
This is not your typical beer event. Included in the admission ticket is a Fishers On Tap tasting glass, unlimited sampling of craft beers, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live music, and giveaways. Eight Indiana craft breweries will be representing the established and new breweries from Central Indiana.
You'll be able to sample the newest breweries like Daredevil as well as local powerhouse Sun King Brewing.
The full list of breweries includes:
About the Fishers Rotary Club
The Fishers Rotary Club created Fishers On Tap to aid their fundraising efforts to support their service projects in the community. They serve Hamilton County with volunteerism, grants, and fundraising events for those in need. Every dollar raised from Fishers On Tap will be matched by Rotary International.
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