FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Beer is apparently big business as the Indiana beer scene has grown exponentially in the last few years.
On Monday Sun King announced they will be expanding from downtown Indianapolis to Fishers.
“We didn’t have a choice if we wanted to grow,” said Omar Robinson, President of Sun King Brewery.
The brewery pushes out nearly 30,000 barrels of beer each year. The expansion will allow them to brew an additional 28,000.
Fishers town manager, and incoming mayor Scott Fadness says the expansion will help Fishers improve its nightlife.
“We’re pretty committed to the vision that we want Fishers to not only be a great place to live but also great place to work and play and I think this is a big chapter, big piece of that overall vision,” Fadness said.
The move could bring more than $19-million in economic activity and 27,000 visitors a year to Fishers. The town council meeting Monday night to consider some of the tax abatements and other incentives for the expansion. The plan was approved unanimously be the four councilors in attendance.
The new location is on a now-empty 12.76 acres soybean field at Kincaid Drive and Park Central Drive.
The downtown brewery will remain open and will mainly produce seasonal and specialty brews.
The Fishers location, will brew Sun King’s main 3 beers, the Osiris, Wee Mac, and Cream Ale. Construction should start before the winter and they are scheduled to have it open by their 6th anniversary on July 1.
Sun King opened its Indianapolis location in 2009.