Family Friendly SKB Indy
The discussion about going family friendly dates back to when we opened our Fishers Tap Room in 2015. We felt it was important to open that location as a family friendly destination because of the community that surrounds it, but when it came to our downtown location it wasn't such as simple... There were strong opinions on both sides of this issue and over the last year there has been a healthy and ongoing debate at our weekly leadership team meetings, but at the end of it all we decided family friendly was the right move for us. Many members of the Sun King Crew have families and want the ability to gather with friends in order to share the fruits of their labor, plus a lot of our earliest adopters were young people who have gone on to start families and could no longer visit our Indianapolis Tap Room. And finally, with our Carmel Distillery and Tap Room slated to open this summer and be family friendly, our Downtown Indianapolis Tap Room would be the outlier and our only location that wasn't family friendly, which we felt would be confusing.
Anyone who has been coming to Sun King's Downtown Indianapolis Tap Room over the last 8+ years knows that the one thing you can count on is change. It all started with 12 taps, a few picnic tables, and people enjoying 3-ounce samples of beer and buying growlers to go. Over the years we have continued to invest in upgrades and change the way we operate in order to create a more enjoyable environment that now features 38 rotating taps, upgraded furniture, and the opportunity to enjoy a pint of beer while sitting adjacent to our brewery. Last year we undertook a complete refresh that was centered around the addition of OCA, a delicious food kiosk operated by the people who from Goose the Market and Smoking Goose. Now our guests can enjoy food and beer together at Indy's original Tap Room, something that was unthinkable only a few years ago!
Our latest move to become family friendly is simply another step in our continual evolution, and we couldn't be happier about it. Breweries across the country are gathering places for community, and kids are a part of our community.