Brewery Moves – Ninkasi, Forbidden Root And Sun King Brewing

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Sun King To Open New Taproom In Indianapolis

Sun King Brewery has announced plans to open a new tap room in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis, in a space that formerly housed Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company.

“The Broad Ripple area has been huge supporters of Sun King since our inception ten years ago,” said Sun King co-founder and owner, Clay Robinson. “And this gives us the opportunity to have a greater presence and truly be a part of the Broad Ripple community.”

Planned to open in the fall of 2019, the new Sun King Broad Ripple Tap Room will be family will feature a wide array of Sun King beers, including core, seasonal, small batch, barrel aged and sours, alongside spirits from Sun King’s distillery in Carmel, Indiana.

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Ninkasi Brewing to Open Location in Tumwater Craft District in Washington

Ninkasi Brewing  has signed on as a key partner in the new Craft Brewing and Distilling center of excellence in Tumwater, Washington.

Once home to the iconic Olympia Brewing Company which closed its doors in 2003, Tumwater’s new Craft District sits in the shadow of the old brewery and will eventually be connected to Brewery Park by the Deschutes Valley Trail that features cascading waterfalls and the historic Old Brewhouse Tower.

We are thrilled to be part of such a collaborative project, that brings together the strengths of many small businesses, South Puget Sound Community College, and City of Tumwater to create an amazing experience,” says Ninkasi Brewing Company CEO and co-founder Nikos Ridge. “Having a space to host Ninkasi fans in Washington, where Ninkasi has been distributed for a long time is very exciting for us, given the historic brewing legacy of the area.”

The vision of the center is to bring a team of regional and industry experts to create a hub focused on craft brewing and distillation education, research, workforce development, and public information. As well as be a gathering spot in Washington for the craft brewing and distilling industries.

Chicago’s Forbidden Root Plans New Brewpub in Columbus

Forbidden Root Restaurant and Brewery, a botanical brewery inspired by elements found in nature, has announced its plans to expand into the Columbus market.

“As we were looking to expand into new markets, we were impressed with Ohio’s commitment to the craft beer scene,” said Forbidden Root Founder Robert Finkel. “Central Ohio’s focus on creating high-quality brews confirmed this is an ideal market to continue growing our brand.”

Planned to open in November as part of the $500 million development project in Columbus, Forbidden Root’s new Ohio hub will be helmed by Amy Maiden. And Head Brewer Nick Gabriel will oversee the brewery’s legacy of using wild ingredients to create an exciting range of beers…both familiar and eccentric.

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