May 30, 4pm - 9pm
Raise your glass for the Southside folks! This uber-fun, German-themed beer fest is bringing out The Original Alpine Express for this very special occasion. This one-stop shop of a festival lets you sample suds from Taxman, MashCraft, Planetary and Oaken Barrel without having to do any driving. Plus you can sample all kinds of German eats like knockwurst, brats, potato salad and a whole mess of other stuff. They’re making mighty fine beer on that side of town, so this is a great way to experience it all in a day, and it’s only five small American dollars to get in.
German American Klub, 8602 S Meridian St, $5
IndyGrown Urban Farm Tour
June 6, 2-8pm
You probably know IndyGrown as the organization that helped make your farmers market selection more diverse. They’ve been instrumental in turning many city lots into productive gardens. IndyGrown is a cooperative network of urban farmers in Indianapolis and this tour is an opportunity for you visit all four of our member farms—Big City Farms, CUE Farm at Butler University, Growing Places Indy, and South Circle Farm—in one afternoon. You can choose to bike the tour or go on the bus, plus the whole event ends with a gorgeous farm-to-fork dinner at Big City Farms.
Locations vary, Bus tickets $30, bike tickets $20
Mixture: Indianapolis Cocktail Tour
June 19-20, times vary.
Yes, yes, yes! We finally have a cocktail tour to rival the Circle City’s many fabulous brewing tours. This one starts out on Georgia Street and winds through Mass Ave, Fletcher Place, Fountain Square and puts you face-to-face with some of Indy’s best bartenders. The event runs for two nights, and you can buy a combo ticket for both or go to them separately. Either way, with the number of bars they have participating, it would only be safe to break it into two nights.
Various locations, $50 for one night, $85 for both
Bacon and Beer Classic
July 11, 11a-10p
It’s kind of all right there in the title, isn’t it? OK, fine, we’ll give you more details. This glorious marriage of all things that are right in the world is going down at Victory Field. You can get a ticket either for the brunch portion of the day or the evening portion of the day, and there will be over 40 bacon-inspired dishes to sample and 80 craft taps to taste. The Beer and Bacon Classic is a national event that is coming to Indy for the very first time this year.
Victory Field, 501 Maryland St, $29-89
Need more summer fun? Check out our Summer City Guide in this week’s NUVO.