Fresh • Local • Beer pairs with Mikesell's Chips for Summer Fun

Friday, May 26, 2017

As summer is quickly approaching and with the holiday weekend just ahead, we've got cookouts, picnics, and family gatherings on our minds! To get you ready for summer the Sun King Crew sat down for a fun Mikesell's chip and beer pairing. We had a blast trying all of the delicious chips and these pairings will make you want to grab one more handful a chips and along with your favorite Fresh•Local•Beer.



Groovy Potato Chips - This classic grooved chip pairs with Sun King's latest seasonal beer Pachanga Mexican-Style Lagar. The dryness of the beer compliments the boldness of the peanut oil bringing out the richness of the potato chip. We bet you can't stop at just eating one chip!


Zesty Barbecue Potato Chips - The light spice in the Sugar Creak Malt rye used in Alrye'd Alrye'd Alrye'd brings out the hickory smoke and red pepper tanginess of the chip. If you like a little zippy in your BBQ chips, this one is for you!



Old Fashioned Salt & Pepper Potato Chips - We couldn't resist pairing these chips with something from our Sun King King's Reserve Series - Razzleblaster Busey! The tartness of the beer and wood characteristics of the barrel are highlighted along with the fruitiness of the peppercorn of the chip bringing out the oaky-ness of the beer. We know what you are thinking. A sour beer with a salt and pepper chip? That's crazy, we promise you, your mouth will be very happy. Alternate Beer Pairing: Sunlight Cream Ale



Green Onion Potato Chips - Hands down this chip pairs well with Sunlight Cream Ale. The creamy crisp taste of the beer helps to refresh your palate so that you can grab for another chip.


Honey Barbecue Potato Chips - We paired these sweet BBQ chips with Wee Mac. The tomato and BBQ spice of the chip brings out the brown sugar notes of the beer. Pair these up with some baked beans and you've got half of your picnic! Alternate Beer Pairing: Pachanga



Cheddar & Sour Cream Groovy Chips - A chip favorite amongst the SKB Crew! The caramel sweetness of our Scottish-Style Ale, Wee Mac, goes well with the tanginess of the sour cream and cheddar taste of the chip. Alternate Beer Pairing: Sunlight Cream Ale



Sweet Chili Groovy Chips - Quench your thirst by pairing this chip with Osiris Pale Ale. The citrus flavors of the hops pair well with the light spice of the chip. They compliment each other without taking over the best things about the chip or the beer.


How Did I Get Here: Emily Tschuor

Tuesday, May 23, 2017



Sun King works with hundreds of non-profit and community minded organizations in central Indiana that help achieve our mission of enriching the lives of Hoosiers one pint at a time. This cannot be done on its own. Sun King employs a team of people who work with our community partners daily. No matter how big or small the organization is, our team takes the time to learn about each one, what their needs are, what impact they have on the community, and how we, as Sun King, can be a part of the bigger cause.


Meet Emily Tschuor! Emily has been an instrumental part of developing the community outreach at Sun King since the early days. Read more about Emily's journey from an internship at Sun King to becoming Sun King's Community Partnership Manager in today's How Did I Get Here Blog. And be sure to follow Emily's daily grind over the next three days as she takes over the Sun King Instagram account!





How Did I Get Here?



Emily Tschuor (like the sea SHORE)



Em and Little Sis - Emily was given the nickname Little Sis by Sun King's Production Manager, Dustin Boyer. We we asked Dustin why, he said "She just always seemed like a little sis, so I dubbed her that."


Duties/Job Title:

Community Partnership Manager. Emily's daily routine consists of partnership management for Sun King's 400+ community partners, emails! emails! emails!, donation approvals, event support for partners, a lot of problem solving, wrangling the internship program, and she also sits on several committees for different organizations that Sun King supports.


How long have you been working at Sun King?

It's been a total of five years including her internship at Sun King in 2012 which started around the time that Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl.


Where is your Hometown?

Muncie, IN - Those of you may know Muncie because of it's ties to the Ball Corporation (Ball Mason Jars) who once had their headquarters in Muncie, IN. Bonus fact, the Ball Corporation is who makes Sun King's beer cans!


How did you end up at Sun King?
Emily's craft beer loving older brother mentioned that Sun King was hiring interns for the semester. At the time, Emily did not know much about Sun King, it was still new to the Indiana craft beer scene. Emily came in for the interview and was offered the internship on the spot.


Was there a skill or experience that lead you to doing the work that you do here?

Her Hospitality Management major from Ball State University lead her to her position and her love for the community.


What are your hobbies outside of work?

Emily is very involved in our community. You can find her coaching a team of 12-year-old girls’ volleyball, exploring new restaurants with her fiancé (they are huge foodies), hanging out with her fur babies (see below), volunteering, spending time with family and friends, and reading.


What is your favorite thing about Sun King Brewery?

Working with so many Indy organizations, being involved at the ground level, and seeing the impact/change. Emily has always been interested in the not-for-profit work and her position allows her to work with multiple organizations that she's cares about not limiting her to just one.


What might someone be surprised to know about you?

Emily and her fiancé own two English bulldogs that are spoiled rotten and are treated like humans.


What is the day in the life of Emily like?

Her day goes something like this: emails, meetings with partners, at least one committee meeting, attending charity events, and coaching volleyball.


What is your favorite style of beer?

IPA or India Pale Ale


What is your favorite Sun King beer?

Alrye'd Alrye'd Alrye'd, which is out now in 4-packs!


What has been one of the most rewarding experiences working for Sun King?

Being a part of the community outreach program and seeing the community grow at an accelerated pace and being part of a company that continues to encourage the power of partnerships.


What should people know about brewery life?
We definitely don't sit around and drink all day! There's a lot of hard work that is put into the brewery.


Who is your favorite musician?

Emily is a big country music fan but you will also find her listening to the oldies.


What is your favorite film?
Home Alone


What is your favorite food?

Cheeseburgers - all different styles!



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