St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Though originally commemorating Patrick bringing Christianity to the pagan Irish, the holiday has evolved into a general celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking, and the wearin’ o’ the green. Many of our Indy Craft Pass partners are taking part in the festivities. Put on your green and check them out.

Thru March 17 – SaturPaddy’s Party and St. Patrick’s Weekend
Big Lug Canteen
Drop in all weekend for corned beef and cabbage, corned beef reubens, Goat Ranch Lager, and Lugprechaun Irish Red. The SaturPaddy party features Irish food specials, Paddy’s whiskey cocktails, Karaoke 8:30-11 pm, an open patio (weather permitting), and $6 pints of green Goat Ranch Lager, Dublin Stout, and Lugprechaun Irish Red.

Thru March 17 – St. Paddy Day Specials
Four Day Ray
Celebrate with Green Glitter Beer, corned beef loaded fries, caramelized cabbage and onions, sauerkraut, fontina cheese fondue, scallions, pastrami sandwiches, and more.

Thru March 17 – Irish Coffee Stout Release
Guggman Haus
This traditional Irish stout has been conditioned on Tinker coffee and fresh vanilla beans for a traditional light, malty, and dry body rounded out with fresh coffee, chocolate, and vanilla aromas and flavors. Enjoy it with Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers & Mash on special from The Cabin Kitchen.

Thru March 17 – St. Patrick's Weekend Headquarters
The Tap – Mass Ave
Sponsored by Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Proper Whiskey, this is the place for irish food and drinks, big screen TVs for basketball, and fun. The menu will include fish & chips, bangers & mash, Irish stew, car bombs, The Morrigan Irish Red Ale, and the Get Lucky cocktail.

Thru March 17 – Beer and Food Specials
Triton Brewing
Triton is celebrating with a discount on beer to-go and the weekly food special. Grab $7 four-packs of Ale Pacino Mocaccino and Mango Barn Phantom Gose, as well as an Irish Fry Bowl with french fries topped with beer cheese, house-smoked beef, creme fraiche, and green onions.

Thru March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Menu
Upland Brewing
Enjoy Jameson Whiskey and the tapping of Upland Irish Red Ale as well as an Irish-inspired special menu all weekend long featuring scallops and black sausage (wild scallops, Old Major black sausage, pear puree, red potatoes, fennel, mustard sauce), Bad Elmer’s Irish Stew (roasted chuck roast, root vegetables, colcannon potatoes, soda bread), and Shepherd’s Pie (stewed ground lamb, root vegetable, peas, colcannon potatoes, soda bread).

March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Party
Hard Truth Distilling
Visit the House of Rye for live music, specialty cocktails, themed food items, bagpipers, games, and more. All guests must be 21+ or older. Admission is $15.

March 16-17 – Food and Drink Specials
Half Liter BBQ
Check out live music from the Murat Highlanders Bagpipe Show Saturday and Boogie Knights on Sunday. Irish food specials both days include corned beef and cabbage, corned beef reubens, and Irish stew, as well as Paddy’s whiskey cocktails and $6 pints of Green Goat Ranch Lager, Dublin Stout, and Lugprechaun Irish Red.

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party
Daniel’s Vineyard
This epic tent party happens rain or shine and promises live music from Jenna Rose & The Ramblers and Toy Factory, photo ops, green wine, food specials, and a dance performance from Celtic Motion. All ages are welcome and tickets are $20-$25.

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Moon Drops Distillery
The featured cocktail is a green slushy and and as a bonus, the 1.75L vodka will be on sale for $25.99.

March 17 – ShamWOW Slushy and Kegs-to-Go
Sun King Brewing
Celebrate St. Paddy with a ShamWOW Slushy. It’s made with John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey, Ezra Brook’s Bourbon Cream, Creme de Menthe Liqueur, house simple syrup, dairy, and whipped cream.


St. Paddy and the Eclipse

You’ve probably heard the Indy area is in the Path of Totality for the upcoming solar eclipse happening April 8. Here are how Indiana Craft Pass partners are celebrating:

“Path of Totality” Blackberry Espresso Sour Release
Big Lug Canteen/Half Liter BBQ
Both locations will have eclipse-themed food specials all day (Black Hole Sun burger, Blackened shrimp tacos, Glimmer of Gold nachos, Blackberry baked brie) as well as the beer release in commemorative cans. The first 150 guests receive complimentary eclipse glasses.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Buck Creek Winery
This viewing party costs $30, and you will get two viewing eye glasses, two glasses of wine, and two Buck Creek Winery logo glasses to take home. Picnic tables are limited so make sure you bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Eclipse Party
Chilly Water Taproom on Blvd
What’s the most appropriate soundtrack for the eclipse? The Chilly Water Family Band performing Dark Side of the Moon with the last song, Eclipse, ending just as the moon begins to cover the sun. This is also a tie dye party.

Eclipse Beer Release
Four Day Ray
Try the new American porter, No Rays Today.

Eclipse Chaser – Eclipse Watch Party & Beer Release
Grand Junction Brewing
Witness history at this watch party pairing the galactic phenomenon with an exclusive release of new brew, Eclipse Chaser. Eyewear and good vibes will be provided.

Three Cosmic Releases
Guggman Haus
Guggman Haus will be closed April 8 but is ready to celebrate the eclipse with three beers releasing Thursday, April 4. Grab some to take to your own eclipse party. Choose from Eclipse Chaser Coffee Oatmeal Stout (totally dark oatmeal stout conditioned on loads of coffee, vanilla beans, and cinnamon for a perfectly complex and balanced brew), Luminous Sky DDH Dbl NEIPA (double dry-hopped double hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Galaxy, and El Dorado hops with notes of bright tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, and overripe orange for a creamy, round mouthfeel and juicy body), and Cosmic Horizon American IPA (double dry-hopped American IPA brewed with loads of Galaxy, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops for big tangerine and citrus flavors and aromas with notes of peach and tropical fruit and a smooth finis with subtle hints of pine).

Total Eclipse Weekend
Hard Truth Distilling
To celebrate, Hard Truth is releasing Hard Truth x Mellencamp Whiskey Co. Farmer’s Reserve. Come April 6-7 for live music and whiskey tastings. Pay $50 April 8 for parking to view the eclipse. There will be live music (12-6 pm) and a breakfast buffet 9-11 am with a full menu starting at 11 am.

Solar Eclipse Party
Moon Drops Distillery
Come to a non-ticketed (free to the public, 21+ only) event with a live band, food truck, solar eclipse t-shirts for purchase, solar-inspired cocktails, and free solar eclipse glasses.

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties
Sun King – Downtown, Carmel, Fishers
It’s the celestial event of a lifetime and Sun King joined The Simons Foundation along with 12 other breweries to create a special beer to celebrate this cosmic occurrence, The The Path of Totality. Spend the day at one of these three Sun King locations for free, all-ages viewing parties. Look for the Sun King Beer Cart and free eclipse activities.

Eclipse Viewing Party
Taxman Bargersville
Taxman and the Eclipse Team from NASA and Southern Illinois University will host an immersive experience to witness the awe-inspiring eclipse phenomenon. Taxman will provide telescopes, courtesy of the esteemed teams from NASA and Southern Illinois University, allowing guests to gaze at the cosmic wonder up close. In addition, complimentary eclipse glasses will be available for attendees while supplies last. As if that isn’t enough fun, Taxman will also launch two brand-new, limited edition beers crafted for the occasion. Totality (double India Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy and Comet hops to create out-of-this-world flavor featuring juicy notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and passion fruit) and In the Black (bourbon barrel Belgian-Style Dark Ale infused with vanilla for a rich and indulgent taste experience).

Total Eclipse of the Heart Release
Triton Brewing
Don’t let the near-total darkness scare you. Triton will be celebrating the occasion with the release of Total Eclipse of the Heart Blonde Ale, a sessionable beer exclusively featuring Eclipse Hops from Australia which are known for their fruit-forward flavor with notes of sweet mandarin orange, and zesty citrus peel.