Beer Buzz: Matt Elliott, Sun King Day

Mayor Greg Ballard at Sun King Brewing Company on Nov. 28.

We mourn the passing of Matt Elliott on Oct. 27, at age 43. Most recently Brugge Brasserie assistant brewer, Elliott’s eclectic lifestyle included opening the now iconic Northside News and News Café with three high-school friends. Memorial donations can be made in the name of Matt Elliott to Friends of Ferdinand Inc., P.O. Box 1784, Indianapolis, IN 46206.


Nov. 2

RAM night at Tomlinson Tap Room, Indianapolis City Market. Brewers Chris and Andrew are tapping four seasonals: All Hops Go to Heaven, Amber Waves Farmhouse Ale, Pie'd Piper Pumpkin Ale and Chupacabra (a porter infused with Ancho chiles). Chupacabra will be a Tomlinson Tap Room exclusive.

Nov. 3

Flat 12 beer dinner at Claddagh, Indy. 6:30-10 p.m. $25. Reserve at 317-569-3663

Binkley's Brew club, 7 p.m. features New Belgium Brewing Company

Nourish Cafe Brewer's Dinner at the IMA; reservations 317-923-1331

Nov. 4

1st Friday at The Harrison Center, Fresh•Local•Beer and Art

Nov. 5

The Beer is Good at Fiddler's Hearth Craft Brew party in South Bend. 11am-midnight.

Hoosier Beer Geek's 5th Tailgate for Nothing Gravy Fest at Sun King parking lot, starts 11a.m.

Tuxedo Park Brewers, Fountain Square; MONK Chili Bowl, starts 5 p.m.

Sun King Day

Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard proclaimed October 28, 2011, “Sun King Brewing Day” at a ceremony at the Sun King Tasting Room. In taking top honors at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival, Sun King Brewing broke a 30-year record in GABF’s history by being the first to win eight medals, four of which are gold and the others silver and bronze.

Speaking with NUVO, Mayor Ballard said, “It’s special for a little company like Sun King to gain these honors. I think Sun King has become a cultural institution in downtown Indianapolis.” Alluding to the way Indianapolis brewers work together for the good of the product and the community, Mayor Ballard observed, “People grow more when they share their insights. I love the creativity in the brewing process. Brewers are not afraid to experiment and grow.”


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