INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sports Corp is pleased to announce the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) as the presenting sponsor of the fourth annual Indiana Taps and Touchdowns. The event will feature all-you-can-taste offerings of more than 20 local breweries on the eve of the Big Ten Football Championship Game.
“Sports traditions run deep in Indiana and we’re proud to partner with the Indiana Sports Corp as our capital city plays host to yet another major championship event,” said Mark Newman, Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. “Hoosiers also know how to throw a great party! Taps and Touchdowns enables us to offer fans taking part in championship weekend a unique tasting experience that combines dozens of Indiana craft beers, great food and of course some fantastic football.”
IOTD has been at the forefront of celebrating and creating awareness around the growing Indiana brewery and winery industry. This past summer, IOTD debuted its Indiana brewery and winery guide at the Indiana State Fair. At Indiana Taps and Touchdowns, IOTD will unveil its new brewery, winery and distillery guide, showcasing 197 breweries, wineries, distilleries, meaderies and cideries throughout the state.
Indiana Taps & Touchdowns takes place Friday, Dec. 1, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Pan Am Pavilion, adjacent to the Pan Am Building at 201 S. Capital Avenue in downtown Indianapolis. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. VIP tickets are available to purchase for $50 and include a VIP happy hour from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and access to the exclusive VIP seating area and food vendor. The Brewers Guild of Indiana has partnered with Indiana Taps & Touchdowns and will provide specialty beers for all VIP ticketholders.
Participating breweries are: Upland Brewing Co., TwoDEEP Brewing Co., Centerpoint Brewing Co., Sun King Brewing Co., Round Town Brewery, Triton Brewing Company, Tow Yard Brewing Co., Metazoa Brewing Co., Ash and Elm Cider Company, Bier Brewery, Daredevil Brewing Co. , Saint Joseph Brewery, Black Acre Brewing Co., Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard, Noble Order Brewing Co., Grand Junction Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Brewery, and more.
In addition to beer tasting, complimentary food sampling will be available from several local food vendors such as Hot Box Pizza, Primanti Bros, Batch No. 2, Jersey Mike’s, St. Joseph Brewery, Market Square Popcorn along with entertainment provided throughout the evening headlined by the Living Proof band.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/IN_Taps. You must be 21 or older to attend.
Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events which drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride, garner national and international media attention and create opportunities for our youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. For more information, visit www.IndianaSportsCorp. org.
About Indiana Office of Tourism Development:
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch oversees the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Mark Newman serves as the agency’s executive director. IOTD is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Indiana through leadership and resource support to the Indiana travel industry. The tourism and hospitality industry is directly responsible for 155,200 jobs, generates over $1.4 billion in tax receipts and contributes $11.5 billion in revenue to Indiana businesses. For more information: www.VisitIndiana.com.