This weekend support the Cherokee Street community and the local beer scene by volunteering for IndiHop this Saturday, June 2nd on Cherokee Street and in the Grove!
“It’s a great way to get to know a Cherokee business, sample beer, and make 1,500 new friends for the day,” Anne McCullough, Cherokee Street Liaison said.
What is IndiHop?
IndiHop is celebrating its 7th year on Cherokee Street and in the Grove this Saturday from 1pm – 7pm.
With a purchased ticket, participants receive a tasting glass and the opportunity to sample 50 different locally brewed and crafted beers inside 25 businesses in each neighborhood. Shuttles transport attendees between neighborhoods and local musicians entertain at each stop.
50 tastes, 18 bands, 5 shuttles!
What does volunteering entail?
Volunteers can sign-up for a 3.5-hour shift or a 7-hour shift. During that volunteer shift, you’ll be assigned to a business on Cherokee Street or in the Grove, and pour beer for the festival’s participants. Plus, a free IndiHop t-shirt!
“Everyone who has volunteered for IndiHop in the past has loved the experience and has learned so much about the neighborhood and local businesses,” McCullough said. “This event has grown into an opportunity for local small businesses to gain new customers and have great experiences with future clients and patrons, all the while sampling local, independent breweries.”
A few of the breweries include 4 Hands Brewing Co., Brick River Cider Co., Alpha Brewing Company, Schlafly Beer, Big Muddy Brewing, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Six Mile Bridge Beer, Earthbound Beer, Heavy Riff Brewing Company, Perennial Artisan Ales, Civil Life Brewing Company, and many more!
If all the volunteer spots are filled, IndiHop will donate $1,000 to Love Bank Park for development and summer programming. Love Bank Park is in Benton Park West, at the intersection of Nebraska Ave and Cherokee Street.
Currently, Love Bank Park is a community-cultivated public space that serves as a gathering place for community members through community-orientated activities, like the Cherokee Street Community Market. Cherokee Street Development League’s vision for Love Bank Park is to continue to build on the existing grass-roots momentum at the site and in the neighborhood to create a thriving, multi-functional, and environmentally sustainable public space amenity on Cherokee Street. The park will serve as a prime example of a how sustainable design and public space design can be combined to build a social, educational, and environmentally sustainable community asset.
You can find more information and sign-up for a volunteer slot here. If you have any questions please email Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 314-304-0932.