Private Event at Dallara IndyCar Factory
Drinking with Beers specializes in beer tours that highlight a neighborhood’s uniqueness by combining its history, culture, and points of interest over enjoying a pint or two of beer. We also specialize in creating customized tours for corporate events. Continue scrolling to read about our most recent event at the Dallara IndyCar Factory.
Last week we had the honor of creating and hosting a private event for a Fortune 200 company who was hosting one of their biggest customers from Japan. They wanted a beer-centric event highlighting local culture.
Since Indianapolis is the racing capital of the world, we decided to host the event at the Dallara IndyCar Factory. Guests enjoyed a private tour of the factory, a specially curated beer and hors d’oeuvres pairing reception, during which time they had the opportunity to experience the racing simulators and a ride around the neighborhood in a real-life race car! We ended the evening with dinner next to some of the IndyCars, race-inspired decor and a beer/dessert pairing. It was a lot of fun!
We featured Saboo Asian Craft Beer. This exciting new brand is brewed locally in Indianapolis and is meant to be paired with Asian food. Because we were entertaining guests from Japan, we built a menu focused mostly on seafood and light sauces artfully crafted by one of the city’s most talented chefs.
The beer pairings were a big hit with a favorite being the Halo Asian White IPA. Another favorite pairing was the Incognito Blood Orange IPA paired with golden beets, goat cheese, pistachio, and citrus cranberry jam on top a crostini. The Incognito is a personal favorite of ours. It’s like an IPA in disguise (hence its name); it starts out sweet and very blood orange forward but ends with a subtle bitter hoppiness.
We ended the evening with creme brûlée for dessert paired with Saboo’s Noir Asian Black porter. The chocolate characteristics of this porter paired delectably with the creamy, rich custard and hint of caramelized sugar.
The evening was a great success!