Continuing the Sun King tradition of celebrating palindromic batches with specialty beers (ex. Batch 111: Golden Slumber, Colt 444, etc.), head brewer Dave Colt devoted Batch 555 to crafting an Imperial IPA based on the malt bill and hop profile of Osiris Pale Ale and dubbed it Isis.
From Wikipedia: Isis “was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the matron of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, and the downtrodden, and she listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats, and rulers. Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the hawk-headed god of war and protection…Isis is also known as protectress of the dead and goddess of children.
The name Isis means ‘Throne.’ Her headdress is a throne. As the personification of the throne, she was an important representation of the pharaoh’s power. The pharaoh was depicted as her child, who sat on the throne she provided.”
Isis will be tapped as part of a Tap Takeover at Flatwater Restaurant. The beer will be tapped at 6:30 p.m. and she will be accompanied by 2011 Barrel Aged Timmie, Wee Muckle, Oak Aged Golden Princess, Velvet Fog Batch, Maibock and Jungle Room.
A limited amount of Isis Imperial IPA will be canned.
About Sun King Brewing Co.
Founded in 2009 by two award-winning commercial brewers, a mechanical engineer, and a veteran of the food distribution business, Sun King Brewing Co. rose to prominence in 2010 with its lineup of stellar house beers (Sun Light Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Bitter Druid ESB, and Osiris Pale Ale) and artfully crafted seasonal and specialty Lagers, Pilsners, Porters, Stouts, American IPAs, Belgian Wits, American Wheat beers. Less than two years after rolling the first full keg out the door, Sun King has grown into the third-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana. The company’s commitment to handcrafted seasonal and specialty beers has been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great American Beer Festival┬«, and World Beer Cup┬« competitions.