07 May 2009

Final Details on the BW3's High Gravity Beer Tasting to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

I wanted to give everyone a final heads up on the tasting being put on by Sam at the downtown Indianapolis location of Buffalo Wild Wings (7 East Washington / (317) 951-9464 / no smoking).

For those who don't know, Sam looks like this:

And here's what he has to say:
May 9 is finally almost upon us and with it comes the first High Gravity Summer Kickoff to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This event will start at 4:00 on Saturday. We will be featuring 16 draft lines running beer above 9% abv. Here is the final list:

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
Dogfish Head Red & White
Dogfish Head 90 Minute
Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit
Three Floyds Dreadnaught
Three Floyds Behemoth
Bells Hopslam
Bells Expedition Stout
Gulden Draak
Goose Island Night Stalker
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Founders Imperial Stout
Founders Double Trouble

All beers will be served in a 6.5 oz tasting glass at a cost of 5 dollars. One dollar from each beer sold will go directly to CF. Additionally, we will have a silent auction of beer items from Bells, Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, and others. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to CF. There should also be a representative from CF taking additional donations.

I know some of the concern with coming to Downtown Indy is where to park. The parking lot next door to Buffalo Wild Wings has 20 parking spots waiting for attendees. They were donated from Denison parking. All people need to do is come find me (Sam Hookway) and I will validate your parking.

This is our first go around at an event like this. It should be a great time for a great cause.


This looks to be a fantastic event, with an amazing beer lineup. The fact that it benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is icing on the cake. We hope everyone comes out and supports the cause.


  1. Very cool of Buffalo Wild Wings to take part in this. As a parent of two sons with Cystic Fibrosis and a craft beer lover, I would love to see more fund raising events like this across the country.

    That's a great lineup of beers for a great cause.

  2. I'm so excited, I think I just peed a little in my pants!

  3. Sure is. There are no kids in the bar area, but that is only about 1/4 of the restaurant. No smoking. I'm not sure what the setup will be, but I'm sure you could either order high gravity stuff in the eating area or run over to the bar area.

  4. Buffalo Wild Wings is kid friendly. Everybody on our serving staff that night will have the ability to sell high gravity beers. They have even been given sheets to study the beers to hopefully they will take advantage. It should be a pretty good event.