Upland Brewing Co.’s Sour Wild Funk Fest is back for its sixth annual event on Saturday, April 1, in downtown Indianapolis at the Mavris Arts & Event Center. Tickets for the public go on sale Thursday, February 9. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, which include early admission, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, and brewery-led seminars.
“We created SWFF at a time when craft drinkers knew little about sour ales in general and almost nothing about wild and mixed fermentations—it was our way of educating by throwing a great party. Now, it’s more about celebrating the brewers who invest the time into making quality wood-aged sours, and bringing to town beers that are typically not distributed in Indiana,” said Doug Dayhoff, Upland President.
The brewery roster is shaping up to be the most exciting and diverse one yet. Midwesterners will get to sample local favorites like 3 Floyds, 18th Street Brewing, and Country Boy, who Upland collaborated with last year for the Funk Land Country Shuffle sour ale. Attendees will also be able to try brews from across the country and globe, including Cascade Brewing in Portland, OR, and Freigeist Bierkultur, from Cologne, Germany.
"We’re extremely lucky to have so many great breweries from all across the country attend Sour Wild Funk Fest each year. More than maybe any other style of beer, brewing a great sour is a work of art. Our attendees get to try some of the best representations of this style in one palate-pleasing afternoon," said Dusty Howe, Upland Sour Brand Manager.
This is a great opportunity for aficionados and those beginning to dabble in sour beers to come together and experience some of the best around. There willl be music, an area for designated drivers with non-alcholic drinks, and the venue is close to some of Indy's best restaurants.
For more information on attending breweries, tickets, and venue details, visit the website at www.uplandsourfest.com.