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Festival

Enjoy the best in Sour, WILD & Funky beers

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If you like your beer sour, wild, or funky, 

prepare yourself for

Upland Brewing Co.'s

8th Annual Sour Wild Funk Fest

at the Mavris Arts & Event Center

in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 23rd, 2019.

 

Sour Wild Funk Fest is our annual celebration of the best sour, wild, and funky beers in the country—even world. We pride ourselves on the breweries, amenities, and Hoosier hospitality we offer and that this festival is the only one of its kind in the Midwest. 

Each year the brewery lineup becomes more refined and curated based on individual breweries quality, innovation and dedication to the craft of sour beers. The goal is not to have the most breweries, but rather breweries that are at the forefront of the style. We will again host around 50 breweries.  Check out the current list of breweries. The list will be updated as our roster fills out. 

Experience

Our goal is to create a seamless experience for all attendees. We review feedback year over year to continue to improve.  Collectible glassware, food  for purchase, and passports will continue to be offered. Better signage with brewery layout on each floor will be added.    VIP ticket holders will enjoy premium perks of early admission and an exclusive speakeasy lounge with rare, limited-edition beers, Champagne Velvet refreshment station, appetizers, brewery presentations, and private bathrooms. VIP ticket holders will again be able to pick up their wristbands early at the Upland Indianapolis Tasting Room for express entry.

Sip for a Good Cause

Sour Wild Funk Fest 2019 is partnering with Nine13sports.

The bicycle is a celebrated part of childhood for most people, and for many it continues to be a favorite recreation and sport well into adulthood.  It is astonishing, therefore, to consider that this familiar rite of passage is not an equal experience shared in our country.  Like illiteracy, there can be shame and embarrassment among those who have never ridden a bicycle, or have forgotten how to ride, because of the widely held assumption that everyone knows how to ride a bike.

The following plan describes the need for, and design and development of, a new nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, Indiana — Nine13sports.  This unique organization offers a fresh approach in bicycle education and community partnerships.  It is the goal of Nine13sports to narrow the gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” in bicycle experience, beginning with children, to encourage and teach the multi-faceted benefits this remarkable activity provides.

Their Mission:  

To fully engage the opportunities of bicycling for multi-faceted teaching youth; to promote the overall development and well-being of the youth with whom we are privileged to interact; to promote youth respect, advocacy and involvement in their community; and to be responsible stewards of the funds entrusted by benefactors.

We are so grateful for our sponsors.  As 2019 sponsors come on board, we will post logos here.

Interested in sponsoring? Please email Heather at heather@uplandbeer.com.