Indy Beer News – March 19th, 2014

IndyBeerNews_logoTime to catch up on some Indy Beer News podcasts! This week’s episode includes information on a 3 Floyds tap takeover happening at Broad Ripple Tavern at noon today featuring Live a Rich Life (a personal favorite of mine), Sun King releasing two packs of Lonesome Dove (Batch 777 Touched by and Angel), and a Barrel Age Replicale Tapping at Tomlinson Tap! Indy Beer News also had a chance to sit down with Sun King’s Clay Robinson for a 45 minute talk on Indy Beer Legislation, Distilleries, and craft beer’s entry into the State Fair for the first time since 1947.

Indy Beer News – March 19th, 2014

Indy Beer New 2014 Legislation Episode

ACB Films Presents Winterfest 2014

I’m sure many of you remember the 80+ breweries at this year’s Winterfest. You may remember the pretzel necklaces, the firkins, or the random bursts of cheering. What you may have forgotten was that there were video cameras seeded throughout the venue.Here is the epic video created by ACB Films, which documents all of your uninhibited shenanigans. The funny thing is I remember most of these people when we were pouring. Well documented! You can follow their YouTube channel here.

BIMP Participating at Winterfest 2013!

Winterfest 2013 Tickets You heard right folks, Beer Is My Passion will be participating at this year’s Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest at the Indiana State Fair on January 26th! What will we be doing you ask? Pouring delicious homebrew of course 🙂 We will be sharing the stage with 8 other Indiana Homebrew Clubs, each of which will be serving their mightiest homebrewed libations. I’ll be sure to update you all with a schedule of when our brews will be served. Hope to see you there!

Behind The Scenes at the Brewer’s Cup


I got the opportunity to help sort out all of the entries for The Brewer’s Cup Competition today! What a great experience. I had no idea how much work went into making this event happen. Literally hundreds, if not thousands of beers were submitted to Sun King Brewery. Each entry was numbered and entered into an Excel spreadsheet to keep them all straight. The stewards had cases of beer lined up like the opening text sequence in Star Wars. As a matter of fact, the beer you see in these pictures was really just the tip of the iceberg. Judging will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on July 6-7, 2012. See you there 🙂

Registration Window Open For Indiana Brewer’s Cup

Registration has begun for the Indiana Brewer’s Cup at the State Fair. Three bottles per entry will need to be submitted to Sun King Brewery between now and June 22nd along with a $10 entry fee which can be submitted here. Each bottle will need to have a completed bottle ID form affixed to it with a rubber band. Once submitted, each exhibitor will receive two tickets to the Brewers’ Cup Award Reception on Saturday, July 7 at 6:00 pm on the Indiana State Fairgrounds where the results will be announced. Make sure that your bottles are not labeled or caps marked in any way as it may disqualify your entry. For those of you just now bottling, you should still have more than enough time for your entries to condition. Best of luck!

2012 Indiana Brewer’s Cup Competition

Information for the 2012 Indiana Brewer’s Cup Competition has just been posted. This annual competition allows homebrewers to showcase their signature beers and have them professionally judged at the Indiana State Fair. This year winning entries will also qualify to be entered into the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB). Official rules and regulations will be posted in May. Entries will be accepted from June 8-22nd at the Sun King Brewing Company.