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Sun King To Open Small Batch Brewery And Tap Room

Sun King Brewing Company has announced plans to open a second facility in Fishers, Indiana, featuring a taproom and small batch brewery. The facility will allow Sun King to continue expanding without crossing Indiana’s threshold for public tastings and self-distribution, which is currently at 30,000 barrels a year.

Sun King anticipates further expansion on adjacent land, pending Senate Bill 297, which passed on April 1. If signed by Gov. Mike Pence, the bill will increase the limit to 90,000 barrels. See the full press release below:

Indianapolis (April 8, 2015) - Sun King Brewing Co., Indiana's second-largest craft brewery, is thrilled to announce plans to open the Sun King Tap Room and Small-batch Brewery at 7848 East 96th Street in Fishers, Ind. The 6,000-square-foot space in the North by Northeast Shopping Center will be home to a three-barrel brewing system and a tap room featuring an event space for community and private events. Construction is currently underway and an opening is scheduled for early- to mid-June 2015.

The new tap room is only a half mile away from land that will be developed into a destination brewery and event center over the next few years. 

"Many north side residents already enjoy Sun King beer, and we're excited to bring it closer to them, while introducing new fans to our fresh local beer," said Clay Robinson, Sun King co-founder. "This new brewery will also give us the opportunity to produce more small batch, one-off and experimental beers than we can in our full-production facility in downtown Indianapolis." 

Last year Sun King announced plans to build a second production facility in Fishers; however, because of uncertainty in the Indiana Legislature surrounding a bill that could increase Indiana's small brewery production limits, planning for that facility has been put on hold.

"As we approached our production limits in Indianapolis, planning a second full-production brewery in Fishers was the next logical step for Sun King's growth," said Dave Colt, head brewer and co-founder of Sun King Brewery. "However, we need to wait until we have the full consent from our state government to produce more than 30,000 barrels of beer each year. We continue to remain optimistic that the limit will increase, which would boost the local economy, create more local jobs and provide more local craft beer to enthusiasts."