16 October 2012

Brains & Beer 2

Long time readers may remember our good friend Chris Maples. Chris founded this blog in 2006 and has gone on to serve the community in other ways besides spreading the word about craft beer. Chris is now Director of Advancement for Partners in Housing, a local non-profit devoted to providing housing and social services for the homeless in Indianapolis.

Not only does Chris share a love of craft beer with us; he also is into the zombie craze that leapt into America's public consciousness with the debut of AMC's acclaimed series, The Walking Dead. So last March, Chris decided on an ingenious fundraiser for Partners in Housing: Brains & Beer. The event, which was hosted at Fountain Square Brewing Company, provided zombie fans with a venue to watch The Walking Dead's Season 2 finale while enjoying pints of FSBC's excellent beers.

That event was so successful that Chris decided to hold Partners in Housing's Brains & Beer 2 at FSBC for the long-awaited Season 3 premier of The Walking Dead. This time, however, he upped ante for the event as he secured the attendance of horror-show host and local legend Sammy Terry. A zombie costume contest was also part of the festivities.

A packed house enjoyed pints of FSBC's flagship and seasonal beers and watched as Rick Grimes and the rest of the Walking Dead crew tried to secure a zombie-infested prison as their new residence.

Of note in FSBC's seasonal rotation were Hop Your Face, a DIPA with a wonderful resiny sweetness, and Rise 'n Shine Oat Stout, a creamy, chocolatey palate pleaser.

Congratulations to Chris and Partners in Housing on a wonderful event! We look forward to Brains & Beer 3.

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