INDIANAPOLIS — Sun King Brewery will host the fourth annual Sun King CANvitational canned craft beer festival in downtown Indianapolis at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Located on the west block of Georgia Street, known for Super Bowl XLVI festivities and the famed Pan Am Plaza, this year’s CANvitational will showcase more than 50 craft breweries from across America that can their beers. Award-winning breweries will offer samples of craft beer, and patrons can enjoy local food trucks and live music, all in an urban downtown atmosphere.
Tickets are on sale now and available at both Sun King locations (135 N. College Ave., downtown Indianapolis, or 7848 E. 96 St., Fishers) or at canvitational.com. A sampling glass will be provided to each ticket holder.
Pricing is as follows:
- General Admission: $40 advanced / prices increase to $50 Aug. 14
- General Admission $60 day of event
- Early Entry at Noon: $75
- Designated Driver (access at Noon): $10
Soda and coffee are available. Designated Driver tickets do not include beer sampling.
The invited breweries are selected because of the quality of craft beer they are producing and, as the name of the event suggests, the festival will feature breweries that can their beers. Since craft beer’s inception in the 1980s, bottles have been the most commonly associated with craft beer. However, over the last decade the breweries featured at the CANvitational have led a revival of craft canning and helped change the way people view cans.
“We have invited our friends from across the country who share our passion for crafting world class beers and we are excited to showcase what they do and why we choose to can,” says Sun King Co-Founder Clay Robinson. “The most exciting part is that the majority of the beers available at the CANvitational aren’t even available in Indiana, which gives us the opportunity to provide a truly unique experience.”