The Rotary Club of Fishers and Hoosier brewers are teaming up this February to pour craft beers for a cause.
Fishers On Tap returns on Feb. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the FORUM Conference & Events Center. The Rotarians plan to have a total of eight craft breweries available to sling samples of their brews including past participants Sun King Brewing Co., Upland Brewing Co., Bier Brewery, Flat12 Bierwerks and Barley Island Brewing Co.
General admission tickets cost $40, and tickets for designated drivers are $20. Tickets can be purchased at www.fishersontap.com now and participating breweries.
Money raised at the event will go toward Rotary International’s Foundation, which the Fishers club can access in the form of matching grants down the road.
“We think that’s an incentive for folks – where else can I double my help and my contribution to somebody for nothing and go (to) get some good beer tasting,” Bill Jerrow, event co-chair and Fishers Rotary Club Deputy Governor, said.
The club expects 350 guests to come out for the event, a 100-person increase from the inaugural outing last summer, Jerrow said.
“We’re excited it’s growing for us so much,” he said.
The first Fishers On Tap event landed the Fishers Rotary Club $2,500 for various charities.
According to Jerrow, the club was finalizing the list of breweries last week and pursuing opportunities to bring home-brewing retailers to the event.
Also returning to Fishers On Tap is blues/swing/jazz/funk band Abby and the Bad Advice, as well as food from MBP Catering and Sweet Home Cupcakes.
The club is still looking for and help with giveaways for the event, Jerrow said.
Fishers On Tap will return again on Father’s Day weekend this year but will take place at the newly constructed amphitheater behind town hall.
For more information about Fishers On Tap, visit www.fishersontap.com.
Indiana Beers on Tap
Brewery: Sun King Brewing Co.
Brew notes: Jimmy Fallon did a keg stand on one of the brewery’s Sunlight Cream Ale kegs.
Brewery: Upland Brewing Co.
Brew notes: The brewery’s Preservation Pilsner raises money for land trusts in the state.
Brewery: Bier Brewery
Brew notes: According to the brewery’s website, it hasn’t had the same weekly beer lineup since opening.
Brewery: Flat12 Bierwerks
Brew notes: Flat12 brews Winter Cycle IPA, an American Double/Imperial IPA that has an alcohol by volume (ABV) percentage of 9.2, according to www.beeradvocate.com.