INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to showcase solidarity throughout the independent craft beer industry, Indiana breweries are joining together in a statewide collaboration for the inaugural Indiana Statewide Stout Day on Saturday, February 20th.
Indiana breweries across the state will feature Stout-style beers on tap in their taprooms, and many are planning new beer releases on this day. Collectively we unite to show the importance of supporting local breweries and businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a vitally important time for the Indiana craft beer industry to join together to promote independent craft brotherhood and sisterhood and our continued efforts to give back to our communities.
“The greatest strength of the Indiana craft beer industry is our steadfast desire to collaborate and work together as a community. In today’s environment, brewery taprooms are the lifeblood of our industry. Indiana Statewide Stout Day is an excellent opportunity to drive additional business to brewery taprooms, while demonstrating the collective strength and resolve of the Indiana craft beer community.” Nathan Huelsebusch, President of Brewers of Indiana Guild
“Now is the time for our communities and fellow Hoosiers to join in the shared collaborative spirit and raise a pint, bottle or can”, said Clay Robinson, Co-founder of Sun King Brewery. “We encourage craft beer lovers across the state to support their favorite Indiana brewery by sharing a beer “together” while we practice the necessary social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is now more important than ever to support local businesses and Statewide Stout Day is a great opportunity to do so.”
About Brewers of Indiana Guild
Brewers of Indiana Guild is the 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association that provides a unifying voice for the craft breweries and brewpubs of Indiana.
BIG promotes public awareness and appreciation for the award-winning quality and variety of beer produced in Indiana; advocate for favorable regulatory treatment from state and federal agencies; provide support to brewers throughout the state through a variety of efforts–including the annual Indiana Craft Brewers Conference, regional meetings, and other educational and networking opportunities; and, along with Indianapolis City Market, co-own Tomlinson Tap Room, where you’ll find only Indiana beers all the time.
Since Indiana’s oldest brewery, Broad Ripple Brewpub, opened its doors in 1990, the number of Indiana breweries has increased dramatically. Our brewers bring home medals from the most prestigious competitions in the United States, like the Brewers Association‘s Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup.
Brewers of Indiana Guild is the driving force behind the Drink Indiana Beer public awareness campaign which strives to support Indiana’s craft breweries in a variety of ways, including Drink Indiana Beer gear and more.
About Sun King Brewing Company
Sun King Brewing Company is an independently owned Indiana brewery and beverage company with four taprooms in the Indianapolis metro area and one in Kokomo, Ind. Conceived by two professional brewers, Dave Colt and Clay Robinson, and started with the help of family and friends, Sun King rolled out their first keg of beer in July of 2009. Over the years, Sun King has grown to become one of Indiana’s best-selling and most award-winning breweries.
Currently available on tap and in cans throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Florida, Sun King is a leader in the independent craft beer movement. Sun King’s brewers handcraft core, seasonal and specialty beers that have been awarded with dozens of medals at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, Festival of Barrel Aged Beers and the Indiana Brewers Cup competitions.
Sun King takes great pride in partnering with hundreds of community organizations throughout the places where its beverages are sold to help them raise awareness and funds for great causes. Each year Sun King helps these organizations raise over a million dollars through its community give backs, gift baskets and beer donations. Visit www.sunkingbrewing.com for more information. Sun King Brewery is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.