Sun King Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 116
Beer Ratings: 3,323
Beer Avg: 3.86
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Yetiman420:
3.88/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Stop #333 on my world brewery tour.
This place has been around for a while, I can't believe it's me who is doing the first review.
Located in an industrial-meets-residential area a couple blocks east of downtown and slightly southeast of the Mass Ave neighborhood/retail area. Not much to look at from the outside and one could miss it if not carefully paying attention as it sits past the parking lot.
This was my second attempt at Saturday tasting hours. The first time they did not let this 39-year-old in without an ID. State law that everyone gets carded or no entry. My bad.
This time I was a bit pressed for time and I promised the wife I would be in and out in less than 20 minutes (did it in 15).
The taproom hours are mostly to buy beer and growler fills. While they have tables, I think all of them were the standing variety so it's not really a place to hang out as much as it is to sample, purchase, and move on.
You get (free) tokens to sample the beers. I think I got two for specialty beer and three for regular beer. I went with the milk porter specialty and sink the clipper which was an imperial ESB. The beer I enjoyed most was a scottish ale and I picked up a four pack of that. A fine malty brew.
They had lots of people pouring the beers and being one to make judgements, based on brewery workers I've seen, this was mostly not people who worked in the brewery so I didn't make much of an effort to ask pesky pretentious beer snob questions. Plus, I had to get in and get out as quickly as possible. It is nice that the tasting room is surrounded by the brewery so one could easily look around for a self guided tour.
01-04-2012 02:21:56 | More by Yetiman420
More User Reviews:
2.59/5 rDev -37.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
I'm here every now and then for work functions, events, or to drop off homebrew competition submissions. The place is okay if you're just stopping in to grab some beer to go, but isn't great if you're with a group. There aren't really places to sit and drink beer. They do have some good beers from time-to-time, and the one-offs are usually worth trying. Most of the beers are overpriced, but you can get a growler fill for $5 on Fridays. The thing that turns me off the most about this place is the staff. I've been to a lot of breweries and Sun King is only place I've felt that I was treated poorly. The service is consistently bad and the staff have been consistently rude, unfriendly, unhelpful, and unwelcoming. This is the only brewery I've ever left unhappy, and it's happened more than once.
Overall, it's worth stopping in if you're in the area, but not the best spot in Indy to share beers with a group.
07-08-2014 15:30:15 | More by MeisterSmudge
Sun King Brewing Company in Indianapolis, IN
92 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.