This is good news. Indy beer icon Sun King Brewery is going to take over the recently closed Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. location on Broad Ripple Ave. in Indianapolis. We reported that location would be sold via an auction in mid-July. Last Friday, Sun King Brewery acquired it and announced plans to open a taproom, projected to open in fall of 2019.
From the press release:
“The Broad Ripple area has been huge supporters of Sun King since our inception 10 years ago,” said Sun King Cofounder and Owner, Clay Robinson, “We already work with an abundance of non-profit and community organizations throughout the area, and this gives us the opportunity to have a greater presence and truly be a part of the Broad Ripple community.”
Sun King’s community work is cool and notable. The company has partnered with hundreds of community organizations (from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to the Ronald McDonald House) over the years to raise awareness and funds for great causes. The company is celebrating 10 years in 2019, and it currently has three other locations — its downtown Indianapolis production facility and tasting room, its Carmel, Ind., Sun King Spirits distillery and a soon-to-open Sun King Fishers Tap Room and Small Batch Brewery.
Sun King acquired the assets of Thr3e Wise Men in the aforementioned Key Auctioneers auction, which included a top to bottom operation from a brewhouse and kitchen equipment to restaurant furnishings and a three-way liquor license. Sun King is currently starting the process of rehab.
Once renovated and open, the Sun King Broad Ripple Tap Room 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, as well as adult and non-alcoholic slushies.
Similar to how it’s helped incubate new food concepts at its locations downtown, at Carmel and at the soon-to-open The Yard at Fishers District location, Sun King is also working to develop partnerships with independently operated, local restaurants to provide unique food options for its patrons at the Broad Ripple taproom when it opens.
“Supporting local is at the heart of our mission, and we’re actively searching for a food partner that will complement our world class beverage program and give our patrons another reason to visit and love Sun King,” said Sun King co-founder and owner, Dave Colt. “It’s important to note that we couldn’t have gotten to where we are today without support of the bars, restaurants, and liquor stores throughout Broad Ripple, and it is our goal for this taproom to help increase awareness and grow consumer demand for Sun King at our retail partners in the area, just as it has at our other locations.”