Canned Craft Beer Festival Returns Sept. 8
The Midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival is back. The 6th annual Sun King CANvitational will return to downtown Indianapolis on Sept. 8. Located on the west block of Georgia Street, known for Super Bowl XLVI festivities and the famed Pan Am Plaza, this year’s CANvitational will showcase more than 55 craft breweries from across America that can their beers. Award-winning breweries will offer samples of craft beer, and patrons can enjoy local food trucks and music, all in an urban downtown atmosphere. All proceeds from the event will benefit six central Indiana not-for-profits.
“For our 6th year hosting the Sun King CANvitational, six central Indiana charities will benefit from the festival proceeds,” says Sun King Brewery co-founder and head brewer Dave Colt. “Sun King has invited over 55 can craft beer friends from near and far to join us in celebration, and we are excited to announce this year’s CANlaboration is with Founders Brewing of Grand Rapids, Mich. Founders has been instrumental in the craft beer movement and our CANlaboration will be released during CANvitational.”
Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends, 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 statewide, Sun King has grown into a leader in the craft brewing movement in Indiana. Sun King’s brewers handcraft flagship, seasonal and specialty beers that have been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions, and the brewery donates to hundreds of community organizations throughout Indiana.
Sun King has three locations: A downtown Indianapolis brewery and tasting room, a small batch brewery and tasting room in Fishers and Sun King Spirits, a distillery in Carmel that opened in July 2018.
Tickets are on sale now and available at all Sun King locations (135 N. College Ave., downtown Indianapolis; 7848 E. 96th St., Fishers; 351 Monon Blvd, Carmel) or at canvitational.com. A sampling glass and event tasting notebook will be provided to each ticket holder.