What’s better than a Hoperatives Traveling Tuesday post? A Hoperatives Traveling Tuesday post that’s also a giveaway! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that canning beer is big in craft beer right now and one of the first breweries to can in the Midwest was Indianapolis’ Sun King Brewing Company. The fine folks at Sun King are taking their love of canned craft beer one step further by hosting the inaugural CANvitational, the Midwest’s first-ever canned craft beer festival, on Saturday, September 28th.
The Sun King CANvitational will be held in downtown Indianapolis on Georgia Street and Pan Am Plaza from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. More than 30 craft breweries representing 16 states are participating including Great Crescent Brewery of Aurora, IN and West 6th Brewing Company of Lexington, KY. (As of now, MadTree Brewing is not listed as participating. We will check on that.) Tickets are $50 for general admission and $75 for early entry. You can purchase them at www.canvitational.com and check out the complete brewery list. You can also reserve a room at CANvitational’s partner hotel the Omni Severin Hotel. We’ve stayed there many times and it truly is a wonderful hotel.
In addition to great, canned craft beer, attendees will have plenty of food options for purchase from food trucks that will line Georgia Street, as well as a tent with options from the Omni on Pan Am Plaza. Music will be provided throughout the event by DJ Helicon and DJ Action Jackson.
“We’re incredibly excited to share the beers from these breweries with attendees, especially considering that most of the breweries’ beers aren’t available in Indiana or in many cases outside of their home markets,” said Sun King owner Clay Robinson. “We’ve assembled an all-star lineup of canning breweries from all over the country and our goal is to showcase the great craft beer that is driving the canned craft beer revolution!”
Thanks to our friends at Hoosier Beer Geek, we have two tickets for CANvitational to giveaway to a lucky Hoperatives reader. To enter, answer this question in a comment to this post: What is your favorite craft beer available in a can? Be sure to enter your name and email address when you post so we know how to contact you. Also, comments on Twitter or Facebook will not count. You have to comment here on the web site. This giveaway will end Sunday, September 15th at 11:59 pm. and we will use Random.org to choose the winning comment. If we do not hear back from the winner within 24 hours of notification, we will pick another winner.