Indianapolis, Indiana’s Sun King Brewery will start distributing to Chicago, Illinois in August. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with Lakeshore Beverage.
Thanks to Sun King’s $2 million dollar expansion to their downtown Indy production facility, has helped the brewery no only meet the demands of their home state, but look beyond their borders. Seeing the fan demand in Chicago, the Windy City is the next logical step.
“For the past eight years, Sun King has been making great beer with the goal of becoming Indiana’s beer. We haven’t sold our beer outside of the state due to constraints caused by our own capacity and restrictions that were in place because of antiquated state laws. Having worked to increase Indiana’s barrelage limitations and increase Sun King’s capacity to make more beer, we’re now in a position to not only meet the demands of Hoosiers throughout the state, but are also to share our beer in other markets where craft beer enthusiasts want to enjoy it.Chicago is one of those places, and we’re excited to begin distributing there in August.” – Clay Robinson, co-owner of Sun King Brewery.
Chicago can expect Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Osiris Pale Ale, seasonal beers like Pachanga, Fistful of Hops, Oktoberfest a rotating IPA series, and the brewery’s Reserve beers starting in August.
Sun King Brewery opened their doors in 2009.
Sun King Velvet Fog, the brewery’s award winning barrel-aged beer, returns on December 15th.
In 2012, Sun King Velvet Fog won gold at the World Beer Cup. The base beer is a Belgian-style quardrupel, aged in bourbon barrels.
…complex character of dark fruit and the brightness of fresh cherry over warming notes brought on by bourbon barrel aging.
Sun King Velvet Fog will be available on December 15th in 16 ounce screw-top cans, $12 each.
10.4% ABV, 24 IBUs
Sun King Fistful of Hops Blue is now available. The IPA uses the same malt base with each release, but changes the hop combinations to create a new beer.
Sun King Fistful of Hops Blue, the first release of 2016, features Centennial, Chinook, and Waimea hops for balanced floral, citrus, and pine flavors. Available in 16 ounce cans while supplies last.
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, Waimea
Availability: 16oz cans
Release: January, 2016
Previous release hop combinations:
2015 Blue Release Hops: Amarillo, Warrior, Equinox
2014 Blue Release Hops: Chinook, Centennial
Sun King Six Finger Discount officially launched this month. The beer celebrates six years of brewing in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Sun King Six Finger Discount is a saison, brewed with yeast captured from the sour portion of the brewery.
We celebrate six years of singularity with Six Finger Discount, a Sun King Session Saison. Shaped with a strain of wild yeast seized from our sour space, Six Finger Discount is dry and fruity, with a sprinkling of spice, which makes it superb for summertime sipping.
Sun King Six Finger Discount Saison is available now in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: July 2015
3.6% ABV, 21 IBUs
Sun King Brewery (Indy, Indiana) has a few specialty beers in 16oz Alumitech cans; styles you don’t usually see in aluminum. Stupid Sexy Flanders seen above is a Flanders Oud Bruin (sour beer), which will join Bourbon Barrel Cowbell, in the future. Limited brewery releases for both of these.
Our traditional Belgian-Flanders Oud Bruin is fermented with both Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces wild yeast strains, which provide tart cherry flavors to balance malt sweetness.
Style: Flanders Oud Bruin
Availability: 16oz cans
Sun King Brewery’s King’s Reserve Series puts bourbon barrel beer in a can, a place it doesn’t usually go. (Or at least hasn’t much in the past.) That’s where Bourbon Barrel Cowbell comes in.
The cans are the Alumitek still pint cans with the resealable top. The beer? A porter aged in Kentucky’s finest.
We aged this porter in Kentucky’s finest bourbon barrels to balance the roast and cocoa malt flavors with creamy vanilla and the delicious flavors of bourbon.
Style: Porter (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 16oz Cans