Fishers Rotarians to tap into philanthropy with craft beer

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For the first time ever, the Fishers Rotary Club plans to pair philanthropy and a cold glass of craft beer.

The organization, which has been serving Hamilton County for 20 years, is holding its inaugural Fishers on Tap event June 14.

Doors will open to the event and new beer experiences at 6 p.m. Patrons will have the chance to sample quaffable confections from six different breweries located in Central Indiana – Sun King Brewing Co., Upland Brewing Co., Barley Island Brewing Co., Triton Brewing Co., Bier Brewery and Flat 12 Bierwerks.

“The event gives us a chance to share our beers and our story with a group of people who may or may not have had a chance to try them before,” said Clay Robinson, vice president and co-owner of Sun King.

Bill Jerrow, past president and fundraising co-chair of the Fishers Rotary Club, said the breweries are excited to lend their name to such an event, as well as help raise money for the club’s cause.

“We like the fact that these are all Indiana-based breweries,” Jerrow said. “We’re supporting them and helping them promote their businesses for a good cause.”

Proceeds from the event will go to the 85 different organizations the Fishers Rotary Club works with, including scholarships and health and wellness initiatives.

Each participant receives a five-ounce pilsner glass and score card for easy sampling and note-taking. The five-ounce glass will be filled with three different beers from each brewery.

Along with the beer, the event features food, give-aways, music and Beer 101 sessions taught by Sun King’s Eric Fear, a certified Cicerone – in short, an expert in everything beer, from the brewing process down to what glass a beer should be served in.

For more information on the event and the brewers, go to fishersontap.com.

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