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Know Before You Go: SKB 8 Party


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

Come celebrate 8 years of Fresh•Local•Beer with SKB this Saturday, June 24th night at Sun King VIII Party!  Not only will be be tapping Grapefruit Jungle but we will also be offering some Sun King King's Reserve rarities and speciality beers.  As we toast to good friends, we will also be dancing along to live music from country singer songwriter Parker Millsap, Americana star Nikki Lane, along with up and coming country music artist Tyler Childers and between sets DJ Helicon will keep us moving to the music.

 

 

We want all of you to have the best time while you are celebrating and there are a few things you should know before you head to Sun King’s 8th Anniversary Party!

 

Tickets: You can still purchase event tickets for $15 today – Friday, June 23rd online or at either of our brewery locations. Tickets will be available day of the show for $20 at the door.

 

  • Party Times: Doors open at 5pm, Last Call is 10:00pm, Party wraps at 10:30pm!
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  • Music Lineup:
  • 5:00 PM DJ Helicon

    5:30 PM Tyler Childers

    6:15 PM DJ Helicon

    6:45 PM Nikki Lane

    8:00 PM DJ Helicon

    8:30 PM Parker Millsap

    9:45 PM DJ Helicon

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  • Food Truck Food Court:
  • Gomez BBQ | Citizen Hash | Chef Dan’s | Groovy Guys Fries | King David’s Dogs

     

  • Pints and Cans will be available during the party. We will have one draft truck dedicated to Sun King King’s Reserve Series beers and one draft truck with Sun King Seasonal and Specialty beers.  Unfortunately, this does not mean that we can fill up your growlers.  Sorry!  
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    Draft beers to look forward to while supplies last:

    Grapefruit Jungle #GFJ

    8 – Sun King’s 8th Anniversary Party Beer

    Amber Has Two Moms

    Dubble Vision – Sun King & Chilly Water Collaboration Beer

    Pacer Pale Ale

    Velvet Fog

    Coletrane

    Boysenberry

    Velour Soccer Mom

    Mango College Ave

     

     

  • Carry-out Beer!!: Event attendees will have the opportunity to purchase carry out 4-packs of Grapefruit Jungle and Sun King King’s Reserve Velour Soccer Mom.
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  • Pricing and Availability:

    GFJ: $16 4-pack // 2 case limit on GFJ

    Velour Soccer Mom: $20 2-pack // No limit

    Also available for carry-out:

    Pachanga 6-packs

    Sunlight Cream Ale 4-packs

    Wee Mac Scottish Style Ale 4-packs

    Osiris Pale Ale 4-packs

     

  • You can buy Sun King Merch: Limited edition SKB 8 GFJ t-shirts and Women’s SKB 8 tank tops, SKB Koozies to keep your cans cold, SKB polarized Sunglasses, SKB hats and other items will be available for purchase during the event.
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  • Switch it change it, rearrange it! We are swapping where the stage will be located so that more of our friends can attend, there’s more room to move around, and you can hear the music from the food court!
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  • Be sure to stop by our event partner booths and WIN FREE stuff:
  • Mikesell’s | Yelp Indy | WTTS| MOKB/Do317 | Brewers of Indiana Guild AND The first 100 people through the front gate will receive a FREE bag of Just Pop In popcorn!

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  • Lawn Chairs: We encourage you to bring lawn chairs or tailgate chairs if you are interested in seating during the event. There will be a designated seating area for all chairs.
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  • Water: Patrons can bring in one sealed 20oz bottle of water. Or you can bring in an empty water bottle. It must be empty just like you can bring in an empty water bottle through the airport security! If it’s full of anything, we will ask you to dump it before you enter. We will have water refill stations available during the event.
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  • You MUST be 21+ and you MUST have a valid ID with you.
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  • Our Downtown Indy brewery will be CLOSED on June 24th. We will have normal business hours on Sunday, June 25th, however, please make note that you will not be able to purchase kegs on Sunday due to Indiana laws. Our Fishers Tap Room will be open normal business hours on Saturday, June 24th, 11am – 10pm, however, no GFJ will be available to purchase until Sunday, June 25th.  (Grapefruit Jungle will be making it's way out into the market on June 26th in cans and kegs around Indiana.  No, we don't have a list of places just yet, but we will soon!)
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  • No furry four-legged friends are permitted at the event. We love them but it’s better if you leave them at home.
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  • All purses and bags will be searched for your safety.
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  • The event will be held outside. Event is rain or shine. We will keep you updated if there is any type of severe weather.
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  • Parking: We encourage all our attendees to plan ahead with UBER, Lyft, or Taxi. If you do plan on having a DD drive, please carpool as much as possible. The Sun King Brewery parking lot will not be open for parking due to the event. Parking is limited. (Please see map for suggested parking.)
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    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?

     

    Name:

    Emily Tschuor (like the sea SHORE)

     

    Nickname:

    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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    Cooking with Sun King: Three Times the Pachanga!


    Monday, April 17, 2017

     

    Cooking with Sun King: Three Times the Pachanga!

     

    Warmer weather is finally here, taking you outside to enjoy spring.  Our latest seasonal release, Pachanga, is perfect for patio drinking alone but we can't stop at just that!  Today's Cooking with Sun King blog will feature two tasty Pachanga drink recipes and a Pachanga spicy taco recipe that will be sure to know your socks off.

     

    First, let's get the party started with a drink that packs a little heat, Mamachelada.  

     


     

     

    Mamachelada

    Servings: 4 / Active Prep Time: 5 min / Total Time: 5 min

     

    Ingredients

    24 oz. Hoosier Mama Bloody Mary Mix (Regular or Spicy)

    2 12oz Cans Pachanga

    1/3 cup Fresh Lime Juice

    2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

    1 tsp. Hot Sauce (such as Tabasco)

    1 tsp. Maggi Seasoning

    2 Tbsp. Kosher Salt

    1/2 tsp. Chili Powder

    Lime Wedges (for serving)

     

    Directions

     

    Mix Bloody Mary mix, Pachanga, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and Maggi Seasoning in a large pitcher.

     

    Mix salt and chili powder on a small plate. Rub rims of pint glasses with lime wedges and dip in salt mixture. Fill glasses with ice, add Michelada mixture, and garnish with lime wedges.

     

     

    To cool things down, here's a recipe that will quench your thirst, Pachangrita.

     


     

    Pachangarita

     

    Servings: 2 / Active Prep Time: 5 min / Total Time: 5 min

     

     

    Ingredients

     

    3 oz Silver Tequila

    1 oz Cointreau

     

     

    12 oz Pachanga

     

     

    ⅓ Cup Lime Juice

    ⅓ Cup Simple Syrup

    2 Slices Jalapeño

    Salt Rim

    Ice

     

     

    Directions

     

    Salt the rim of a pilsner glass and set aside.

    Lightly muddle one jalapeño slice in a shaker.

    Add ice and combine remainder of ingredients except Pachanga.

    Shake vigorously and strain into a pilsner glass with a salted rim over fresh ice.

    Top with Pachanga and serve.

     

     

    And for your next Taco Tuesday, Carnitas tacos with Pineapple Hot Sauce!  

     


     

     

    Carnitas tacos with Pineapple Hot Sauce

    Servings: 8 / Active Prep Time: 30 min / Total Time: 3 hours

     

     

    Ingredients

     

    For Pork:

     

    4 pounds skinless, boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), cut into 2" pieces

    24 oz Pachanga

    4 teaspoons kosher salt

    Tortillas for serving

    Cilantro and chopped sweet onion for garnish

    Cotija cheese for garnish

     

     

     

    For the Pineapple Hot Sauce:

     

     

    1 pineapple, skin and core removed

    4 habaneros, leave the seeds in or out depending on how spicy you like things

    ½ medium onion

    4 cloves garlic

    1 lime, zested and juiced

    1 teaspoon sea salt

    ½ cup apple cider vinegar

    ½ cup Pachanga

    1 tablespoon pure raw honey or sweetener of choice

     

     

    Directions

     

    For Pork:

     

    Bring pork, beer, garlic, salt, and 1 cup water to a boil in large pot. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pork is fork-tender, 60-80 minutes.

    Uncover pork; simmer until liquid evaporates and pork begins to brown, 20-25 minutes. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and scraping bottom of pot, until pork is shredded and browned, 10-15 minutes.

    Add 1 cup water to pork; cook, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pot, for about 1 minute. DO AHEAD: Carnitas can be made 3 days ahead. Let cool. Cover and chill. Reheat with 1/2 cup water in a covered pot, adding more water if needed to keep pork moist. Serve on warmed tortillas with peach hot sauce, cilantro, onions and cotija cheese.


     

     

    For the Pineapple Hot Sauce:

    Combine all the ingredients together in a high powered blender or food processor and process until the sauce is completely smooth.

    Once smooth, place the mixture in a pot on the stove over medium heat.

    Bring to a simmer and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Remove from heat, let cool and then store in the fridge.

    6th Save Your Tabs Contest for Ronald McDonald House of Indiana


    Monday, April 10, 2017

     


     

     

    This is our 6th Collect Your Tabs Contest, benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana!

     

    We challenge you, fans of Fresh•Local•Beer, to collect aluminum tabs, of all types and turn them in for prizes. Join forces with your co-workers, family, and friends to collect as many aluminum tabs (beer, soda, energy drinks, canned water) as you can now until July 8th, 2017.

     

    We ask that all collected tabs to be turned in on Saturday, July 8th at either of our Sun King locations (Downtown Indy or Fishers Tap Room).  Those who have participated will be awarded various Sun King prizes (see below). The bounty of collected tabs will be dropped off at the Pop Tab Drop on Monument Circle on Friday, July 14th and then the Ronald McDonald House recycle all collected tabs!

     

    Why Should You Collect Can Tabs?

    Not only is the can tab important for the purpose of opening your favorite Fresh•Local•Beer, it is also a valuable resource that generates much-needed funds to cover the operating costs to run the Ronald McDonald House to support families in need. Don't forget to recycle your cans too - that is important for our environment!

     

    Fun Facts about Tabs:

  • 1 lbs = 1,267 Tabs
  • 1 inch = 1 pop tab
    1 foot = 12 pop tabs
    1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs

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    What does the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana do?

    Nearly 5,000 families are served at the House each year while their children receive life-saving treatments at Indianapolis-area hospitals, including Riley Children's Hosiptal. Over one billion tabs have been donated since the program began in 1995, generating about $700,000 in revenue. The Ronald McDonald House focuses on those families with a critically ill or injured child. The House is the only organization in Central Indiana that provides low-cost, short-term-to-long-term lodging for these families.

     

    Fund received from the recycled tabs adds up to $30-$50K annually. These funds go towards the operating costs of the Ronald McDonald House and will cover the costs of operating 3 rooms in the House for an entire year.

     

    How Can You Help?

    Help Sun King collect tabs by participating in the Save Your Tabs Challenge now until July 8th, 2017. Sun King will continue to collect tabs at various community events around town. Be sure to drop off your collected tabs on Saturday, July 8th, at either Sun King location. We will weigh your tabs and reward you with prizes, and then we’ll deliver the collective bounty of tabs to the Ronald McDonald House where it will go to help those in need.

     

    Reminders: Please do not use plastic soda bottles or milk jugs because they’re hard to empty! Keep in mind if the tab sticks to a magnet, it cannot be used. Please check your tabs from soup and other cans - some are aluminum and can be used; others are steel and cannot.

     

    Prizes are detailed below:

  • • 1 to 4.9 lbs: $5 Gift Card
  • • 5 to 9.9 lbs: $5 Gift Card and a SKB Pint Glass
  • • 10 to 19.9 lbs: $10 Gift Card
  • • 20 to 49.9 lbs: $10 Gift Card PLUS one entry in a drawing for a $100 SKB Gift Bag
  • • 50 to 99.9 lbs: $10 Gift Card, one entry for $100 SKB Gift Bag PLUS one entry in a drawing for a Private Brewery Tour/Tasting for up to 10 people
  • • 100+ lbs: $10 Gift Card, one entry for $100 SKB Gift Bag, one entry in a drawing for a Private Brewery Tour/Tasting for up to 10 people PLUS $25 Gift Card with access to the SKB Private Cellar (full of specialty cans not generally available).
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  • If you want to feel even better about cracking open a can of Fresh•Local•Beer then please join in the fun and help Sun King and The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana help families in need.

  • For more information about the contest, please contact communitypartners@sunkingbrewing.com. If you would like more information about the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, please visit: www.rmh-indiana.org

  • Bike to the Ballpark 2017: Things to Know Before You Go


    Tuesday, April 04, 2017

     

    7th Annual Bike to the Ballpark 

     

    Seven years ago we kicked off our very first Bike to the Ballpark for the Indianapolis Indians with some classically unpredictable Indiana "spring" weather.

     

    We have been fortunate over the years that Mother Nature has been our friend and we have been able to watch the event continue to grow with more bike enthusiasts, craft beer lovers, and baseball fans joining together for celebration and a ride through downtown Indy to Victory Field.  

     

    Due to the unpredictable nature of Thursday's projected forecast, we are moving the pre-game celebration at Sun King Brewery inside!  We welcome all-ages with open arms for this event.  Food trucks, La Margarita and Pi Pizza Indy, will be onsite with food.  Our community partners, Yelp Indy | The HandleBar | Freewheelin' Community Bikes | Nine13sports | Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival | Indy YMCA | Naptown Roller Derby, will be hanging out in the brewery with some fun activities.  Our tasting room will have 12 different styles of Fresh•Local•Beer for you to choose from (click here for an updated list).

     

    The ride is still on course!  Mayor Joe Hogsett is scheduled to lead the ride with a 6pm departure time.  Here's a map of the 2017 Bike Route:

     


     

    Be sure to pre-register your bikes for the ride here .  Our bike pals at IndyCog are hosting the Pedal and Park in front of the Convention Center across the street from Victory Field (Maryland Street entrance).  If you are interested in volunteering, click here .  

     

    Once we arrive to Victory Field for #OpeningNight, be sure to enjoy one of our highlighted Fresh•Local•Beer selection at the Sun King mobile tap located on the Plaza to kick of Thursday Night Craft Beer Nights:    

     

     

    Indians Lager
    Alrye’d Alrye’d Alrye’d Rye IPA
    Sunlight Cream Ale
    Pachanga Mexican Lager
    After Party Apricot Sour
    Small Batch Maibock

     

    Parking at the brewery may be limited due to our shared parking lot.  So please plan ahead.   Please be sure to dress for the weather and thank you for joining us for the 7th Annual Bike to the Ballpark . #RollTribe

     

    If you have any questions, please email info@sunkingbrewing.com. 

    Sun King Community Partner Spotlight: Child Advocates


    Thursday, March 16, 2017

     

    Child Advocates is the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program appointed by the Marion County Superior Court, Juvenile Division, to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children. We fulfill our mission through advocacy, monitoring, evaluation, fact-finding and mediation. Volunteers assist our professional staff in each child’s case to ensure children do not get lost in the system, that their needs are met during the course of our involvement, and that a safe and permanent home is found for them as soon as possible. The volunteer’s input is not only invaluable in representing the child, but, without his/her involvement, the child has no one to advocate solely for his/her best interest in court.

     



    Our court appointed special advocate volunteers act as fact-finders for judges, providing them with information on each child that they may not otherwise obtain. They gather educational, medical, and therapy records, and also review information from Court documents and social workers’ files. They speak with each child, as well as their family members, school officials, health care providers, and other professionals who are involved in the child’s life. Our volunteers use this information, as well as firsthand observations, to advocate for the child in Court and school, and in other aspects of their lives. Our role is to consider what is in the child’s best interest and to make certain that each child’s individual needs are met.

    Child Advocates is appointed to every child abuse and neglect case in Marion County. Child Advocates represented 8,833 children in 2016, which is an increase of over 52% in the last two years.

     

    The number of children who need a voice, a CASA volunteer, has never been greater.

     

    If you are interested in learning how to become a volunteer, please visit us at http://www.childadvocates.net/volunteer/volunteer-information/ or contact

    Dionne Jones at (317) 493-2240.

     

     


     

     

     

     

    Cooking with Sun King: St. Patrick's Day Beer Cocktails


    Wednesday, March 08, 2017

    Sick of the same old green beer for St. Patrick's Day?  Look no more!  Impress your Irish guests with one of these Beer Cocktails featuring Sun King's Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Dry Stout.  You can purchase Ring of Dingle at your local grocery or liquor store in 6-pack 12oz cans or by stopping by one of our Sun King locations for a growler fill.

     


     

    Ring of Dingle Martini

    Servings: 2 / Active Prep Time: 5 min / Total Time: 5 min

     

    Ingredients:

     

    2 oz. Dark Rum

    2 oz. Cold Brew Coffee

    1 oz. Vodka

    1 oz. Creme de Cacao

    6 oz. Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Stout

     

    Directions:

     

    Pour all ingredients except beer into a Boston shaker with ice.  

    Stir until chilled 12-15 times.

    Strain into 2 martini glasses and top each with Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Stout.

     

     


     

     

    Dingle Cream Soda

    Servings: 2 / Active Prep Time: 5 min / Total Time: 5 min

     

    Ingredients:

     

    4 oz. Ginger Liqueur

    4 oz. Vanilla Liqueur

    3 oz. Club Soda

    3 oz. Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Stout

     

    Directions:

     

    Make sure all ingredients are chilled before preparing this drink.

    Combine the ginger and vanilla liqueurs in a chilled pint glass.  Add club soda and stir gently.  Slowly pour Ring of Dingle into the glass, using the back of a spoon.

     


     

    Boat Ride
    Servings: 2 / Active Prep Time: 5 min / Total Time: 5 min

     

     

    Ingredients:

     

    6 oz. Ring of Ding Dry Irish-Style Stout

    1 oz. Bourbon

    1 oz. Amaro Liqueur

    1/2 oz. Honey Syrup

     

    Directions:

     

    Add bourbon, amaro, honey syrup, and 3 dashes of bitters to a shaker filled with ice.

    Shake and strain into a chilled brandy snifter glass.

    Garnish with an orange slice.


     

    Sun King Community Partner Spotlight: Red Cross Month


    Wednesday, March 01, 2017

     

    The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Across the country and around the world, the American Red Cross responds to disasters big and small. In fact, every eight minutes, the organization responds to a community disaster, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. The Red Cross collects nearly 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply; provides 24-hour support to military members, veterans and their families; teaches millions lifesaving skills, such as lifeguarding and CPR; and through its Restoring Family Links program, connects family members separated by crisis, conflict or migration. All of the inner workings of the Red Cross have a major impact on the fabric of society. So much so, that President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the first Presidential Proclamation of March as Red Cross Month in 1943.

     


     

    Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March "Red Cross Month.” This month is used as a chance to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help us fulfill our mission. The American Red Cross has a long history of helping our neighbors in need. American Red Cross Monthisa special time to recognize and thank volunteers and donors who give their time and resources to help their community in state, throughout the country and across the globe.

     


     

    The support and help of each donor and volunteer alike have remained invaluable, since the start of the Red Cross movement. Helping families find shelter after a home fire, giving blood to help trauma victims and cancer patients, delivering comfort items to military members in the hospital, using lifesaving skills to save someone from a heart attack and enabling children around the globe to be vaccinated against measles are important aspects of the Red Cross’ commitment to alleviating human suffering and promoting resiliency.

     

    The American Red Cross will continue to applaud all those people who continue to help their neighbors when they need a helping hand.

     

    Fresh• Local• Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairings


    Monday, February 13, 2017

    It's that time of year again.  Girls Scout Cookie time!  The Sun King Crew selected some of our beers to celebrate the season with and a collection of cookie-and-beer pairings.

     


     

    Trefoils  -  This delightful traditional shortbread cookie pairs well with Sun King's Sunlight Cream Ale.  The pairing brings out almond notes and the buttery cookie crumble.  Alternate beer pairing:   Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Dry Stout

     

    S'mores -  New to this year's Girl Scout Cookie lineup, S'mores.  This isn't your traditional gooey fireside s'more but as you bite into the cookie, it tastes just  like one.  The chocolatey, marshmallowy, graham cracker crunch comes out with the pairing of one of our House Beers,  Wee Mac Scottish-Style Ale

     

    Tagalongs - The chocolate, peanut butter, and cookie layers may remind you of one of your favorite candy bars!  This rich cookie pairs well with Wee Muckle (Wee Heavy), highlighting the peanut butter, brown sugar, and baking spiciness of the cookie.  The cookie itself brings out the caramel sweetness and brown sugar notes of the beer.  Alternate beer pairing:  Sun King King's Reserve Velvet Fog
     

    Toffee-tastic -  The gluten-free option of the Girl Scout cookies, Toffee-tastic packs a punch with the rich shortbread taste of the cookie and the chucks of golden toffee bits.  What's not gluten-free is the Small-Batch Sink the Clipper ESB.  The beer brings out the breadiness of the cookie.

     

    Samoas -  If you enjoy caramel and toasted coconut, then this is your cookie!  Our preferred pairing is the Sun King King's Reserve Velvet Fog.  

    The complexity of the fresh cherries and warm notes from bourbon barrel aging of this Gold Medal winning beer play on the caramel and fruit notes of the cookie.  There's a slight tropical note that lingers along with the fruitiness of the cookie.  Alternate beer pairing:  Wee Muckle

     


     

    Do-si-dos -  It's peanut butter jelly time!  We couldn't help ourselves, we instantly grabbed for two time GABF medal winning Sun King King's Reserve Cherry Busey.  The tartness of the cherries notes in the beer and the peanut butter sandwich of the cookie make you feel like having a PBnJ everyday.

     

    Savannah Smiles - A powder sugar covered and lemony-flavored cookie partnered with an Osiris Pale Ale equals zesty citrus bombs of orange and grapefruit (from the hops) in your mouth.  

     

    Thin Mints - Last by not least, the hard to resist eating just one, Thin Mint cookie!  The lovely minty core of this chocolatey cookie pairs well with Sun King's Ring of Dingle Irish-Style Dry Stout.  This pairing gives your tastebuds a chocolate peppermint iced coffee feel.