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Pourable Presents from Downtown’s Breweries

You look like you could use a cold one. Why not let Downtown lend a helping hand?

This past October Indiana Brewers were the biggest winners (11 medals) at the 30th Annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Championship. The GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world! Indiana had the highest winning percentage of any state, earning medals for nearly one of every five entries by Hoosier brewers (19.2%). Totally brag worthy, right?

This holiday shopping season, look no further than the breweries of Downtown Indianapolis for pourable presents that are certain to leave everyone smiling! From Wee Mac and Sunlight Cream Ale at Sun King Brewery to Upside Down Blonde and Pogue’s Run Porter at Flat 12 Bierworks, there’s something to please all palettes. After the shopping madness, beer-pressure your pals into joining you at one of several Downtown craft beer spots including Rock Bottom Brewery, Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Tomlinson Tap Room, Flat 12 Bierworks and Sun King Brewery. Or, try one of the 14 local beers on tap at Downtown’s latest restaurant addition, The End of the Line Public House (“The End”), in the Fountain Square Cultural District.

Who said Broadway performances and suds don’t go hand in hand? Sun King Brewery welcomes Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet to town with the creation of “Million Dollar Brewski” a Sun King seasonal. A Vienna Lager, Million Dollar Brewski is an attempt to recreate a beer the Million Dollar Quartet might have knocked back during their historic session. The kegs were tapped Dec. 8 exclusively at The Rathskeller and are available while supplies last.

It’s 5 o’clock Downtown. So, get off your Heineken and come see what all the brewhaha is about.

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Written by : As the Yelp Community Manager for Indy, Brittany uncovers fun and unique ways for locals to connect with the Circle City's cream of the crop businesses and events. The best part of her job? Working with Hoosiers who are bubbling over with pride for their community and passionate about discovering what makes their community unique.