For those of you who are coming directly into Indianapolis on Thursday, July 12 before the start of the Beer Bloggers Conference, there are a few fun options for you to partake in to get a first taste of the Indiana beer scene. A big thank you to Tamre Mullins from Girls Pint Out for her suggestions and help arranging the details!
Hop on board the Indy Brew Bus to visit Bier Brewery (Indiana Brewers Cup Champions), Flat 12 and Fountain Square Brewing Company. The bus will pick up at the Marriott Hotel, our conference hotel, at 5:15pm on Thursday July 12th. The tour will last until about 8:30pm. Cost is $30 and includes samples and transportation as well as coolers on the bus to keep any beer you buy cold! Visit IndyBrewBus.com and click BUY TICKETS tab. Be sure to list the Marriott as your pick-up location. Do note: attendance is limited to 14, so be sure to act fast!
There is an optional $10 tour at Flat 12 given by brewmaster Rob which includes a pint glass and pint of beer! If you choose to do that, you’ll pay at the brewery, otherwise feel free to hang out in the tasting room, sampling all of the beers which are also available by the pint.
Additionally, Flat 12 will be staying open for a blogger reception on Thursday evening from 7 – 9pm. They will be staying open late just for the BBC crew, so be sure to stop by and say hello if you’re in town.
As it is also Indianapolis’ Craft Beer Week, there will be loads of other events in town to check out – stay tuned to @BeerBloggers and Facebook page for more details.