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Weekend 2 of the ‘Brews & Barrels Trail’ to celebrate local craft breweries, wineries
CARMEL, IN – With an impressive and growing list of more than a dozen independent craft breweries, wineries and distilleries, the City of Carmel launched the “Brews & Barrels Trail” to help visitors and residents find unique and crafty takes on their favorite adult beverages. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and crowd restrictions, the Trail is being launched over two weekends – the first one took place in September, the second one is October 24-25. Adults 21 and over are encouraged to visit one or more of the establishments on the trail to learn more about each of them and have a chance at winning prizes.
From Sun King Spirits to Danny Boy Beer Works, Peace Water Winery to Sugar Creek Winery, there are currently 13 establishments in Carmel’s 50 square miles that create craft beers, distilled spirits or their own wines. While there are many more fine pubs and restaurants serving great adult beverages, only those who actually create their own products are included on the Trail. With more establishments likely to come, the Trail may expand in the future.
“We have always celebrated the artistic gifts of our residents and businesses in Carmel, whether that is through events such as our International Arts Festival, Art of Wine or the Carmel Caffeine Trail,” said Nancy Heck, Director of Community Relations and Economic Development. “We have seen the popularity of craft beers, wines and spirits grow tremendously throughout the City, particularly in our entertainment districts. It is natural that we create this new ‘Brews & Barrels Trail’ for visitors to follows as they experience Carmel and all that we have to offer.”
In addition to spreading the launch of the Trail over two weekends, the City of Carmel is taking precautions against the dangers of drinking and driving. The City urges the use of designated drivers whenever possible and is working with Uber on a deal to supplement the cost of a ride home if that becomes necessary. Visit and follow the Carmel Brews & Barrels Facebook page for a special Uber code to use this weekend only!
Participating vendors on the Brews & Barrels Trail include: Deviate Brewing, Danny Boy Beer Works, Sahm’s Alehouse at the Village of West Clay, Upland Brewing Company, Sugar Creek Winery, Bier Brewery North, Peace Water Winery, Sun King Spirits, Fork + Ale House, Union Brewing Company, Books & Brews, Flix Brewhouse and Big Lug on the Prairie.
Follow Carmel Brews & Barrels on Facebook for the most up to date events and activities or visitCarmelBrewsandBarrels.com to download the brochure and map.
Nancy S. Heck
Director of Community Relations
One Civic Square
City of Carmel, IN 46033
OUTDOOR HOLIDAY MOVIES AT MIDTOWN
Outdoor Holiday movie shown every Saturday on the big video screen in Midtown Plaza.
Midtown Plaza is located at 365 Monon Boulevard, Carmel, Indiana 46032 near Sun King Spirits, Allied Solutions, Fork + Ale along the Monon.
On-street parking and garage parking is available free of charge.
Visit the Midtown Plaza Facebook to find out more and stay up to date with events.
AAA Insurance Carmel Holiday PorchFest Dec. 12th!
Carmel Holiday PorchFest is a free, family-friendly community event where a variety of musical acts perform live on neighborhood porches December 12th from 3-5 pm. Food and beverage vendors are available. The featured musical acts range from acoustic to electric, solo to ensemble covering multiple different musical genres.
For more information, visit CarmelPorchFest.org.
MEET ME ON MAIN DEC. 12TH!
Meet Me on Main will include all of your favorite components of the Second Saturday Gallery Walks – live music, face painting and caricatures and businesses staying open until 9 p.m. on December 12th starting at 5pm.
We will offer expanded options of “hands-on” art for the public every month. Information on what make and take project will be available will be listed in the monthly Facebook event.
New to Meet Me on Main is a monthly drawing! Each month, we will be giving away three $100 gift cards to businesses in the Arts & Design District. To enter, participants can visit nearly a dozen galleries and businesses to fill out an entry form; you can only fill out one per location but the more businesses you visit, the more you can increase your chances!