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April 13

Chatham Tap, 719 Massachusetts Ave., is turning over its entire draft system to Sun King brews for "12 on 13," 11 a.m.-3 a.m. (Thursday). Features out-of-season seasonals and rarely seen specialties along with regulars: or call 317-917-8425.

April 16-17

Indiana Artisan Marketplace, Expo Hall, Indiana State Fairgrounds. Sat. 10a.m.-6p.m.; Sun. 10a.m.-5p.m. includes Upland's Wheat Ale, Dragonfly IPA, Helios Pale Ale, Rad Red Amberand Komodo Dragonfly:

April 17

Brew Bracket, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Pioneer Village Our Land Pavilion; 1-5 p.m. (doors open 12:30). Blind tasting of 16 IPAs from Indiana Breweries. Best Indiana IPA announced at 4p.m. Concludes with additional tastings with the brewers; $35 ($5 designated driver):

April 18 & April 25

Crown Brewing in Crown Point, Beerducation classes with Marty Nachel, author of Beer Across America, Beer for Dummies and Homebrewing for Dummies. 7 p.m. Register at

April 19

Tomlinson Tap Room in Indianapolis City Market, 5:30-8:30 p.m., "Bites & Brews."

April 19

Monon Food Company, 6420 Cornell Ave. (Broad Ripple), 6p.m., 4-course Dinner paired with 6 Upland brews. $25.00 per person.Register at 722-0176.

April 21

A Night of Craft Beer at the Indianapolis Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., 6 - 8:30 p.m., features 16 regional craft brews and eight savory food pairings created by Chef Travis Ellis. Choose from food and beer tables around the Atrium. Breweries represented by World Class Beverages include Bell's. Oaken Barrel, Upland and Flat 12 Bierwerks. Raffle items provided by all the breweries; $70/couple, $40/person. All proceeds go to the Indianapolis Central Library. Reserve at 275-4115 or email

On Tap

Oaken Barrel, Greenwood Brewers have brewed the a long awaited summer seasonal beer, the Uberweizen. "It should be on tap as long as it lasts," promises owner Kwang Casey.

Brew News

Indiana State Fair 2011 Indiana Brewers Cup entries from homebrewers and professional brewers will be accepted June 9-24 at Sun King Brewing Company. Entries will be judged and winners will be announced July 8-9. Information and entry forms at or email


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