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Sun King Customer Appreciation Month 2018


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

 

 

For the entire month of February both Sun King locations will be celebrating YOU - lovers of canned craft beer, devoted customers, and our best beer buds!

 

 

We thank you for all that you do. Sun King will be hosting various promotions, events and contests to celebrate our annual February Customer Appreciation Month.

 

 

 

 

SKB IPA Party  

 

We will kick-off the month with a brand-new beer, SKB IPA! Join us on Thursday, February 1st at our downtown Indy brewery location as we officially tap SKB IPA. During the party, you will have chances to win Golden Tickets to our Private Sun King King’s Reserve Party, CANvitational 2018 tickets, tickets Sun King 9th Anniversary Party, and other SKB swag! We will also be celebrating with an assortment of fruit variation hoppy Sun King beers. Other fun activities are planned, click here for more info about the party.  (PS - Our Fishers Tap Room will be tapping SKB IPA if you can't make it to our downtown Indy location!)

 


 

 

BE OUR GUEST to a Private Sun King King's Reserve Party!  

 

How does one manage to score a Golden Ticket for you and a guest to this awesome private party filled with sampling from cellar full of sour beers, seasonal beers, barrel-aged beers, food, music, and more?

 

We will have 3 weeks of chances to win by playing one of our trivia contests or if you are a social media kind of person we will have 2 chances to enter to win through our Instagram contests.

 

 

Here's How:

 

 

Trivia Contests    

 

Trivia Week 1:

  • Follow us on Facebook…Wait a second, you aren’t already following us? - Answer the posted trivia question by leaving the right comment for a chance to win a Golden Ticket. One winner will be selected.
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  • Trivia Week 2: 
    • A. Sign up for our weekly Newsletter and answer the week 2 trivia question. - All answers will be submitted through our newsletter for a chance to win a Golden Ticket. One winner will be selected.
    • B. Attend the “The Boy Who Lived” Trivia Night at our Sun King Fishers Tap Room on Feb. 6th. If you think you know everything about Harry, Ron, and Hermione's adventures in the book series then you have a chance to win! Grand Wizard, whoops, grand prize winner will win a golden ticket.
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  • Trivia Week 3:
    • A. Twitter me this! Follow us on Twitter for a chance to solve our final social media trivia question. - We will tweet out a question and all correct tweets back will be entered to win a Golden Ticket. One winner will be selected.
    • B. Attend the “Indiana Sports Ball” Trivia Night at our Sun King Fishers Tap Room on Feb. 20th. It doesn’t matter if you are a Hoosier, Boilermaker, Bulldog, or Irish…show your school pride and grab your friends, and let’s play trivia! One grand prize winner.
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  • Instagram Contests

     

     

  • #IWANTMYSKB 
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    We want to know, How Do You Enjoy Sun King? Get creative, use the hashtag #IWANTMYSKB from Feb 1st until Feb. 22nd to be entered to win. Whether you are cooking with Sun King, enjoying a pint in our Tasting Room or Tap Room, exploring nature with a Sun King can - you can enter to win a Golden Ticket by using #IWANTMYSKB on Instagram. Be sure to also tag @SunKingBrewing in your picture. We will pick the best picture for the Golden Ticket, however, we will reward the 2nd place and 3rd place pics with Sun King prizes. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place pictures will be reposted on our Instagram account.

     

     

     

  • #WHERESMARTY
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    Head to the Sun King Booth at the Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest 2018 (Feb. 3rd) and find Marty the Party Piñata! Take a photo, post on Instagram use hashtag #WheresMarty. All entries must be done on February 3rd during the Winterfest to be considered and you MUST use #WheresMarty for a chance to win. If Sun King reposts YOUR Marty pic on our Instagram account, then you will receive a Golden Ticket. One winner will be selected to win a Golden Ticket.

     

     

    The fun doesn't stop there! We've got some other treats and promotions up our sleeves.

     

     

     

     

     

    #IWANTMYSKB Merch Mondays

     

    Every Monday will be “Merch Mondays” at both Sun King locations. ALL merch will be 20% off on those Mondays! That’s right, 20% off sweatshirts, tees, glassware and more. The offer is only valid at both Sun King locations.

     


     

     

     

    $1-Off Tuesday

     

     

    Dollar-Off Pint deals every Tuesday for the month at both SKB locations! $1-off full pours and 50 cents off half pours.  Not too shabby of a deal.  

     


     

     

     

    #WayBackWednesday

     

     

    We’re gonna party each Wednesday like it’s 2-0-0-9! Each February Wednesday, we are kicking it old school with $5 growler fills on Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Osiris Pale Ale….AND PACHANGA. That's right, you can get a 64oz growler filled up with your favorite Sun King flagship beers and Pachanga. 

     



     

    #GivebackThursdays

     

     

    Join School on Wheels for the #SharetheLoveIndy event on Thursday Feb. 8th from 5-7:30pm at Sun King Brewery Downtown. As a part of our #GivebackThursday programing, $1 per pint will be donated to School on Wheels and to help fund their fight against homelessness. School on Wheels will have special create your own Valentines stations! Make your sweetheart something special and sip on a pint for a good cause.

     

     

    On Thursday, Feb. 22nd School on Wheels will be back with Half Full Nelson to bring you a Virtual Reality exhibit at the Sun King Brewery Downtown location. The exhibit lets you experience one homeless child’s after school routine. Callie, a first grader and School on Wheels student, will take you on a tour of what her routine looks like the moment she steps off the bus until lights out at her shelter. $1 per pint will be donated to School on Wheels on this event.


     

     

     

     

    You made it...It's the end of the blog. In case you skimmed over all of the contests and promotions, we will be posting all via social media throughout the month to remind you!  

     

    Community Fitness at Sun King | January - March


    Monday, January 15, 2018

     

    Looking to jumpstart your year, but not really looking to give up beer? New year, new you doesn't mean you always have to sacrifice pints for quinoa. Sun King is here to help you become the best version of yourself!

     

    Sun King is hosting community fitness classes at our downtown tasting room. These classes will last just around an hour, and will feature a rotating array of trainers and workouts! Tickets are $10 per session and can be found online or via the events tab on the Sun King Facebook page. The proceeds of your tickets will not only get you a quality workout class but will also be donated to local Indianapolis charities to provide opportunities to make sure everyone has a great 2018! Act fast because these events are capped at 50 attendees; tickets will be gone faster than winter sunlight. Can't get a ticket to a class?

     

    Don't fret! Sun King will be hosting community fitness events every Saturday from January through March. Each month a new trainer or studio will be joining Sun King for new classes. Rotating fitness classes like our beer selection will ensure no Saturday will be the same!

     

    January’s classes will feature two Sun King favorites, Studio 317 Fitness and Fire Eye Fitness! Doors open at 9 with classes starting at 9:30 and running until 10:15. All classes will take place at the Sun King downtown tasting room. Directions to our downtown tasting room can be found here.

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    1/20/18 Community Fitness at Sun King -Studio317

    Join Studio317 for a Rise & Grind Bootcamp style class that will benefit Heaven After Hell Animal Rescue Center. Studio317 strives to help you maintain a healthy balance between your workout goals and your life. Their motto is to IMAGINE. INSPIRE. IGNITE. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it! Tickets can be found here, and be sure to save some change as dog treats will be available for sale all proceeds benefit Heaven After Hell Animal Rescue Center.

     

    1/27/18 Community Fitness at Sun King -Fire Eye Fitness

    Kickboxing with Fire Eye Fitness matches fun and intensity together for an AWESOME class. Attendees develop strong lean bodies while losing unwanted weight. Our interactive class is fresh and new while burning tons of calories. You don't want to miss out on this class! Tickets can be bought here! Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.

     

    Look ahead:

     


     

     

    Goodbye 2017! Say hello to 2018!


    Monday, January 08, 2018

     

    We did it!

     

    We made it to 2018 and we could not have done it without your support and love for independent craft beer.
     
    A lot happened in 2017 and we wanted to highlight a few accomplishments and give you some insight into what is in store for 2018!


    BEER:


     

    You asked for more beer and we released more styles, in both package and draft than ever before, complete with more Sun King King’s Reserve Series beers. We even won some medals throughout the year at the Commonwealth Cup, the Indiana Brewers Cup, and the Great American Beer Festival.


    We kicked 2017 off with Lupulin Astronaut IPA in 16oz cans designed by in-house artist William Denton Ray. This citrusy IPA made a return to our 2018 seasonal IPA lineup and can be found in cans and draft at both Sun King locations and cans at retail locations. Our 2018 seasonal IPA lineup will feature Alrye’d Alrye’d Alrye’d, Grapefruit Jungle (GFJ) IPA, and Foxy Jam Pants.


    This past spring was the introduction of our pal Marty the party Piñata with Pachanga Mexican Lager. Easily a favorite of the Sun King Crew because of its sessionable taste and because of the high demand of our patrons, we’ve decided to make Pachanga available year-round That’s right, you are the first to know, Pachanga will be available year-round and you will find 12 packs alongside the 6 packs of 12oz cans this spring. Don’t forget to share your #WheresMarty pics on social media and we may just share your pic!


    See into the future… Check out our 2018 production calendar.

     

     

    INSIDE THE BREWERY:

     

    In the spring, we placed the last of our four, 420 barrel tanks that can be seen peering out of the top our downtown Indy brewery location, allowing us to brew more Sunlight, Wee Mac, and Osiris. We also upgraded our kegging line to a new state of the art machine in order to increase our efficiency and ensure that the kegs our beer goes into are the cleanest and therefore our beer tastes fresher and better for longer, plus it makes washing and filling kegs much easier on the production crew.


    That’s not all that happened inside the brewery. We undertook a full refresh of our downtown Tasting Room, complete with upgraded bathrooms, a new bar with stools for kicking back on and enjoying a beer at the source, and a lot of other great upgrades that you have to stop in and see with your own eyes to believe. We partnered with long-time friends, Goose the Market/Smoking Goose, on opening a new concept, Oca , inside of our downtown Indy tasting room. You can now grub on sausage sandwiches, pizza, cheese plates, and pretzels with beer cheese while sipping on something from one of our 15+ available beers on tap every day, plus our Sun King King’s Reserve Cellar List. We update our draft lists daily for our Sun King Fishers Tap Room and our Sun King downtown Indy Tasting Room locations.


    ONE BUSY SUMMER:

     

    The summer of 2017 was quite busy! We celebrated our 8th Anniversary with 3,000 of our closest friends, GFJ IPA, and live music from Tyler Childers, Nikki Lane, and Parker Millsap.


    Save the Date for our 9th Anniversary Party: June 23rd, 2018 

     


    We decided to grow our distribution. Hoosiers living in Louisville and Chicago are now able to get Sun King at their local retailer, bars, and restaurants around town. Sun King co-founder, Clay Robinson, spent some time with Good Beer Hunting talking about our “never say never attitude” and about why Sun King looked into grocery chains and conventional distribution. Check out his down to earth interview while launching the Chicagoland market.


    The SKB Crew traveled to Denver in October for the Great American Beer Festival where we were awarded two medals! Magpie Muckle took home a silver medal in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer category and a bronze medal in the Belgian-Style Fruit Beer category for Cherry Busey. Three-peat medal winner Cherry Busey will be making an appearance in cans this summer!


     

     

     

    In the middle of all of the ruckus of a beautiful Indiana summer, Sun King made the announcement that we will be opening a distillery in Carmel, IN. We are excited about opening our doors to the distillery in the late spring of 2018. Sun King plans on making artisanal gins, moonshine, and other spirits. We will continue to update you along the way and be sure to follow us on Facebook.


     

     

     

     

    WE HEART OUR COMMUNITY:

     

    Working with our community partners was a huge part of our year. In 2017, we had an economic impact of $932,600 from in-kind and monetary donations via the CANvitational profits, our Growler Give Back program, and tip jar donations.

     

     

     

     

    The SKB crew was also busy logging 471 volunteer hours and serving on 17 central Indiana committees and boards. We feel so fortunate to work with over 500 organizations, including the 8 nonprofits (IndyHub, Art With A Heart, Indy City Market, Gleaners Food Bank, Little Red Door, Joy's House, Second Helpings, Outreach Inc) that made up our 100 CANvitational volunteers. These 8 organizations each received a check for $2K from the event proceeds. We could not have done this without our sponsors, patrons, and the 60 participating breweries that CAN!


    CANvitational 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th, 2018. Invitations will be reaching breweries mailboxes soon! Stay connected for updates on those participating in the festival. In closing, we want to thank each and every one of you for your support in 2017. We have so much to look forward to in 2018 and we hope you will join us for some our adventures in 2018.

     

     

     

     

     

    Cheers!