Craft Beer for a Cause: Fishers On Tap Summer 2013 + Giveaway

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It seems like every month I hear about a new brewery that’s opening up in Indianapolis and the surrounding area. I just visited the grand opening of Indiana City Brewing, located in one of Indianapolis’ historic buildings that used to be a bottling company. It’s to the point where any list on the Internet that compiles all of the breweries in one place is constantly out of date, with new tap rooms and breweries opening up all over the place.

Events like Fishers On Tap are great because I have the opportunity to try out several breweries (and several of their beers) all in one place. People who work with beer LOVE to talk about beer, so it’s also great to ask them questions about their brewing process, ingredients they use, what types of beer they love, and anything else that comes to mind.

Tamre and Me at Fishers On Tap

Tamre and I enjoying some brews at Fishers On Tap in February

Craft Beer for a Cause

As someone who works for a nonprofit, I enjoy seeing events like Fishers On Tap because they are created on behalf of nonprofits. My nonprofit has a partnership with the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, and they have created events on our behalf and donated a portion of the proceeds to us. Nonprofits have few resources to create events on our own, so when an organization decides to do all of the heavy lifting and offer us a check, we’re definitely interested in partnering with them. Craft beer tantalizes the tastebuds for many different age groups and demographics, which means more and more people can be introduced to the mission of the organization.

The Rotary Club of Fishers supports the Fishers and Hamilton County community by redistributing the proceeds from the event back into the local schools, shelters, food and clothing pantries, and numerous women, men, and children support organizations. Since 1992, the Rotary Club of Fishers has donated over $680,000 to over 85 non-profit service sectors. Now THAT is how you make a difference.

Of course, events can’t happen without sponsors – many thanks to the Financial Center Federal Credit UnionHoosier Park Racing & CasinoCurrent in Fishers and the Town of Fishers Indiana for their generous support.

What you can expect

Mac and Cheese and Beer at Fishers On Tap Back in February I attended the indoor Fishers on Tap event and had a great time. What’s more fun than being surrounded by people who not only love beer, but want to support the community, too? MBP Catering hit the nail on the head with their appetizers – from creamy macaroni and cheese with gren onions to spicy shrimp cocktail, these bites paired perfectly with the beer and provided much needed nourishment.

MBP Catering will be back this year, along with delicious treats from these new vendors:

And of course, you need to know about the beer. Here’s what you can plan on sipping:

The rundown on everything else you need to know:

WHAT: Fishers On Tap: Summer 2013

WHEN: Saturday, June 15; VIP from 4:00-5:00pm and General Admission from 5:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Town of Fishers Municipal Grounds – Outdoor Amphitheater, 1 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038

TICKETS: $60.00 VIP, $40.00 GA, $10.00 Designated Driver – PURCHASE HERE

I hope to see you there! A few other bloggers have been talking about Fishers On Tap – read the posts from Just Like The Number and Pure Geekery to get their take on why this is such a great event!

And, thanks to Fishers On Tap, I have TWO VIP TICKETS to giveaway to one lucky reader! Enter through the Rafflecopter below – a blog comment is mandatory and all other entries are optional but will earn you more names in the hat.

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Disclosure: I’ll be attending Fishers On Tap this year, drinking the delicious brews each brewery has to offer, thanks to the generosity of The Fishers Rotary Club. They asked me to highlight the event and giveaway tickets. I didn’t receive any compensation and views are my own. But duh, it’s BEER, you know that. 

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  • Nicole

    This is going to be so much fun! Looking forward to seeing you there.

  • Crystal

    Sun King is my favorite!!

  • Tamre Mullins

    I can’t wait to try New Albanian!

  • Sara Elizabeth Yelich

    This is so fun. Beer consumption only gets better after college, huh? :)

  • Katie Krier

    Looks like so much fun!

  • seaniemic

    I can dig it.

  • Chris

    OMG! I Can’t believe that they are giving away tickets to this most awesome event!

  • Kathleen Slauzis

    Wow! Not only free tickets, but Free VIP! This one event I haven’t checked out yet, but would like to.

  • Beth Hoban

    I Have Never Been 2 This, Sounds Like A Ton Of Fun!

  • Beth Hoban

    Looking 4Ward In Trying Sun King!

  • Sarah

    Would love to try them all!

  • Sarah Cass

    My husband loves beer! Awesome! Um, I think Big Woods is the one I’d love to try.

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  • LeeAnn Barnard

    Sounds like a great event! I had so much fun at Tap N Run on Saturday, and I love that other beer related events are partnering with non-profits. Food and beer…what’s not to love?

  • Kim Krier

    Wow, this looks awesome! Love craft beer!

  • sqwalton

    Fun contest for what sounds like an awesome event! A few weeks ago, I was blown away by a beer from Fountain Square Brewing Company. It was their delicious Backyard Porter. It was a nice deep brown and had subtle hints of chocolate and coffee. Sooo good! I would love to try another one of their brews!

  • Michelle Burgett

    Would love to try Flat 12 Bierwerks. Any brewer who can pull off infusing cucumber into beer sparks my interest!

  • Desirae Fear

    I am a fan of Sun King and my hubs LOVES Uplands. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Holly

    I LOVE is contest! Beer & food… win, win! I love Sun King & Flat 12, but I’m more excited to try Daredevil… never heard of them before!

  • Tony Troxell

    Yeah, I’m entering, because BEER. I love checking out the local stuff!

  • Jaymie Shook

    I already bought my husband’s Father’s Day present from our son, then he tells me he wants to go to this event. Sigh. I hope I win tickets so I can be the greatest wife ever!

  • Ashlee Aleshire-Ash

    The boyfriend is definitely more of a beer fan than I am, but I think it’d be cool to try almost all of the beers. He, however, would probably be most excited about Sun King.

  • Ed

    Didn’t know about this event until now! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessica Barrientos

    Big woods! My husband would love this event!!

  • Solducky

    Sun king!