Are You Ready for Some (Powder-Puff) Football?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Despite the inherent anti-ginger bias of the event, Sun King is supporting this year’s Blondes vs. Brunettes, a powder-puff football game to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The two teams will compete on Saturday, April 28 at the Midwest Sports & Social Complex with a party to follow. The girls really play, the guys really coach, and the age old question will be answered; blonde or brunette?

A donation of $20 online or at the door grants you admission into the game, along with drink specials and food. For more information visit or follow Blondes Vs. Brunettes on Facebook and Twitter.

Friends of Riley Host 'A Wedding Reception for Strangers'

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sun King is proud to support Friends of Riley, a group of young professionals committed to supporting Riley Children’s Foundation through active volunteerism, fundraising and community engagement. Friend them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Let The Athenaeum Get Your Goat At St. Benno Fest

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Athenaeum Foundation and Athenaeum Turners in partnership with Sun King, Yelp, and NUVO will celebrate the arrival spring beer at St. Benno Fest!

Following the traditions of the Athenaeum’s founding families, St. Benno and his goat, Herr Bock, will officially tap the keg with the ceremonial chugging of two beers at St. Benno Fest. The fest begins at 7 p.m. on April 28 in the Athenaeum Auditorium and Benno and Herr Bock will arrive at 7:45 p.m. Party and dance with Polkamotion and then get your yodel on with St. Benno in the yodel contest at 9 p.m.!

Tickets are $5 in advance here and $10 at the door and a la carte food will be provided by The Rathskeller. Patrons will also have the opportunity to purchase commemorative, engraved Athenaeum bricks for $200. All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the care and maintenance of the Historic Athenaeum.

See you there!

Shhhh! The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Goes Silent

Friday, April 13, 2012

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra will go silent. That night the ICO will collaborate with the Indianapolis Museum of Art to present a screening of The Mark of Zorro with live orchestral accompaniment.

This film was directed by Fred Niblo and stars Douglas Fairbanks as the masked hero of the people. In The Mark of Zorro, an oppressive colonial government rules over old Spanish California. The one and only Zorro comes out of nowhere, with sword in hand, to defeat the evildoers and make them bear his mark, all the while trying to rescue and swoon damsel in distress, Lolita.

The program will take place in the Tobias Theater at the IMA. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for IMA members, and $10 for students. Call the box office at (317) 940-9607. Group rates available.

See you there!

Vive La France! Vive La ISO!

Friday, April 13, 2012
Sun King will offer a complimentary tasting before the April 20 and 21Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performances ofVive La France!

Conducted by Jun Märkl with violinist Alina Ibragimova, Vive La France! “transports to the sun-drenched shores of Spain as told through the eyes of the French in Debussy’s “Iberia” and Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole. Debussy, who spent only one day in Spain attending a bull fight, evokes an aristocratic festival, while Ravel’s colorful orchestration reflects the Spanish musical heritage imparted to him by his mother.”

The program includes Berlioz’ ‘Overture to Le Corsaire,’ Saint-Saens’ ‘Violin Concerto No. 3′, Debussy’s “Ibéria” from Images and Ravel’s ‘Rapsodie espagnole.’

Pedal Ponies

Friday, April 13, 2012
Sun King proudly supports two-wheeled transportation of all kinds and we’re so excited about the Eiteljorg’s new exhibition, “Steel Ponies,” that we decided to partner with the museum’s young professional group, Agave, to produce a special event!

We’ll meet up at Tomlinson Taproom in the City Market at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, April 25. At 6:30 PM we’ll ride our bicycles over to the Eiteljorg to check out the exhibit and enjoy finger food and Fresh•Local•Beer. Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door. Visit for more information!

“Steel Ponies” will explore the art, history and cultures that have developed around the motorcycle. The exhibit will feature more than 20 motorcycles (including one ridden by Evel Knievel and one featured on “American Chopper”), each with a unique story illustrating the rich subcultures that have sprung out of the motorcycle. According to the museum, “The spirit of the West seems to be perfectly embodied in the motorcycle—the open road, freedom and individual expression. Steel Ponies will explore these ideals and their impact on American culture.”

The exhibit will open March 10 and run through August 5.

Goonies Never Say Die

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
We're hosting a screening of The Goonies on Wednesday, April 11. You can purchase tickets here or at the door and don't forget to bring a lawn chair! Food will be available from Seoul Grill.

Takeover Chatham Tap with Sun King!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It’s time for Sun King’s annualChatham Tap Takeover! Eighteen different beers will be on throughout the day and we will release Maibock as well. See you there!

The full list of beers is as follows:

Sunlight Cream Ale
Osiris Pale Ale
Nitro Ring of Dingle
Isis Imperial Pale Ale
Java Mac
Velvet Fog
Zauis Oatmeal Stout
Sour Princess
Dominator Dopplebock
Barrel Aged Dominator
Grapefruit Jungle
Nitro Cowbell
Timmie Russian Imperial Stout
Barrel Aged Timmie
Sink the Clipper
Jungle Room

Cooking with Sun King: Brussel Sprouts

Friday, April 06, 2012

I love Brussels sprouts. I usually keep it simple by roasting them with a big pinch of salt, few grinds of black pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. The other night a sprout craving was so huge that I made a meal out of it.

2 pounds Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, out leaves discarded, and halved
2-4 strips of bacon diced
½ onion finely diced
1 jalapeno finely diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 lemon juiced
1 tablespoon Sriracha
½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ tablespoon honey
Heavy pinch of salt
5-8 grinds of black pepper
½ cup freshly grated parmesan *optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Sauté bacon until desired crispness. Add sprouts and onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl, add to the sprouts, stir to combine and place into preheated oven for 7-10 minutes. The last 3 minutes of cooking sprinkle cheese across the top and bake until golden, brown and delicious.

This pairs well with anything from a light lager to a big ol’ IPA.

Dustin Boyer has worked as a bartender, brewer, and restaurant manager. He is the go-to guy for Sun King’s many bar and restaurant accounts and is responsible for booking the food and music for the brewery’s tappings. When he’s not doing that he can be found on a fork lift or making magic with meat on the Big Green Egg. Don’t ask him when he’s opening a restaurant because he only cooks for fun.

Sun King, Easley & Papa Roux Support Scecina's Scholarship Fund

Friday, April 06, 2012

Sun King, Easley & Papa Roux Support Scecina’s Scholarship Fund

The east side is very supportive of Sun King, so when Papa Roux asked us to bring our beer truck to Scecina High School’s annual fundraising dinner we said, “of course.” Learn more about the event and purchase tickets online here!

UPDATE: Scecina High School was robbed and vandalized over Easter weekend so this year’s fundraiser is of particular importance. We hope to see you there!