Construction is underway at Sun King Brewing Co.'s new location in Fishers. Sun King says the tap room and small brewery is scheduled to open in June. The company has been holding off on a planned second brewery nearby until legislators approved a production increase for small breweries in the state. Owner Clay Robinson says the new facility will allow them to share their beers with existing fans and create new ones. The company says plans for a previously-announced larger brewery operation in Fishers are also still on-track with SB 297 moving forward.
Robinson tells Inside INdiana Business the smaller operation in Fishers will allow brewers to experiment with smaller batches.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
April 8, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sun King Brewing Co., Indiana's second-largest craft brewery, is thrilled to announce plans to open the Sun King Tap Room and Small-batch Brewery at 7848 East 96th Street in Fishers, Ind. The 6,000-square-foot space in the North by Northeast Shopping Center will be home to a three-barrel brewing system and a tap room featuring an event space for community and private events. Construction is currently underway and an opening is scheduled for early- to mid-June 2015.
The new tap room is only a half mile away from land that will be developed into a destination brewery and event center over the next few years.
“Many north side residents already enjoy Sun King beer, and we're excited to bring it closer to them, while introducing new fans to our fresh local beer,” said Clay Robinson, Sun King co-founder. “This new brewery will also give us the opportunity to produce more small batch, one-off and experimental beers than we can in our full-production facility in downtown Indianapolis.”
Last year Sun King announced plans to build a second production facility in Fishers; however, because of uncertainty in the Indiana Legislature surrounding a bill that could increase Indiana's small brewery production limits, planning for that facility has been put on hold.
“As we approached our production limits in Indianapolis, planning a second full-production brewery in Fishers was the next logical step for Sun King's growth,” said Dave Colt, head brewer and co-founder of Sun King Brewery. “However, we need to wait until we have the full consent from our state government to produce more than 30,000 barrels of beer each year. We continue to remain optimistic that the limit will increase, which would boost the local economy, create more local jobs and provide more local craft beer to enthusiasts.”
About Sun King Brewery
Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends – Omar Robinson, Andy Fagg and Steve Koers – the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009. Now available on tap and in cans at hundreds of locations around central Indiana, Sun King has grown into the second-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. Visit www.sunkingbrewing.com for more information. Sun King Brewery is also on Facebook and Google+
Source: Sun King Brewing Co.