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Sun King Brewing Company

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52 Ratings
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.73%
Active Beers: 125
Beer Ratings: 3,730
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

135 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202
United States
phone: (317) 602-3702

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(Place added by: indyGold on 07-29-2009)
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Reviews by ZombiesAteMyDog:
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3.11/5  rDev -25.1%

I visited Sun King for the first time while on my trip to pick up my Upland Gilgamesh.

I could not believe how many free samples they gave out. They give you four tickets which are good towards any of their year-round brews and two pop tops which act as vouchers for their specialties. This is great! This place is generous and the staff encouraged me to try their brews; however, I think they get stuck in talking to everyone like they are new to the craft beer world. I felt slightly babied in this way, but they were nice and sincere, so I cannot hold that against them.

I was excited about the free beer, but I was most excited about trying their Malus Pi. It's too bad my excitement would not last for long.

How disappointing... I was dumbfounded by how unexceptional their beers were. Their Osiris IPA was okay, but nowhere near my top 10 IPAs. I could not even finish their Zauis Oatmeal Stout, and I am a stout-loving guy. For me, it seemed like all of their flavor profiles were off. To be fair, I came there a few hours after they opened, and the samples are given out in plastic pitchers. So, maybe my samples were not as fresh as they would have been if I would have gotten a four-pack/growler.

I lost track of how many shirts and whatnot they were selling, which is too bad because the people calling the shots know how to make money; they just need to focus on fewer brews in order to maximize quality. I want IN brewers to make great beer, so it's disappointing when they don't.

Also, while there, I could not get past the smell of the place. There was a strong odor of bleach/cleaning fluid, which is understandable due to the facility, but it negatively affected my desire to try and brews.

This place is a cool facility to check out, especially to try their samples, but it just did not do it for me.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Feb 06, 2012
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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.

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Sun King Brewing Company in Indianapolis, IN
92 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.