By Dan Domsic
The Fishers Rotary Club is expecting hundreds of guests to line-up to try brews from 15 craft breweries from around the state of Indiana at its upcoming Fishers On Tap event.
On June 15, the club is hosting the third incarnation of the event that invites breweries from all over Indiana to Fishers to dole out samples of their quaffable confections.
This time, the Rotary has teamed up with the Fishers Parks and Recreation Dept., with the event taking place at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr.
Net proceeds will go to local charitable causes.
Rotarian and Fishers On Tap Co-chair Bill Jerrow said the club is expecting 800 to 1,000 guests at the event this year.
“We’re excited about the outdoor event and bringing this to the Fishers community,” Jerrow said.
He said Rotary is expecting to raise $30,000 for local charities.
With 15 breweries on tap, four food trucks and a dessert truck slinging treats and hundreds of guests and live music, Jerrow said it is going to take half of the club’s membership on the day of to execute the event.
In addition, Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub and Tuxedo Park Brewing, a home brewing company, are participating.
Tickets are available up to and through the event; cash only at the gate. General admission is $40 plus fees if purchased online, (www.fishersontap.com) while VIP tickets cost $60, with fees if purchased online. Both tickets are limited at 800 and 200, respectively.
Food purchased from food trucks are a separate cost.
VIP guests get in an hour early, receive food pairings from restaurants including Ruth’s Chris and Sullivan’s and have another music guest.
Fishers On Tap starts at 4 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 5 p.m. for general admission and will run until 8 p.m.
Jerrow said bottled water and pretzel necklaces (for palette cleansing) will be sold, benefitting other not-for-profits.