Craft beer

New brew pub to open soon in downtown Indianapolis

Apr 20th, 2016 | Craft beer, News

What is sure to be a high-profile Indianapolis brew pub will be opening soon – with a high-profile consulting chef — but oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to be on the radar of local publications at all. I don’t know why it hasn’t made any local lists of “restaurants we’re looking forward to” or things like … more »

Brugge Brasserie celebrates 10th anniversary

Apr 21st, 2015 | Craft beer, Drink, News

By Greg Kitzmiller Brugge Brasserie, located at 1011 Westfield Blvd. in Broad Ripple, celebrates its 10th anniversary Wednesday, April 22, with 10 beers and $10 mussels. Brugge is known for Belgian food, especially mussels and frites, as well as Belgian-style beers.  While a few of the 10 beers on tap this Wednesday are regulars in … more »

Bent Rail opens with plans for charcuterie

Feb 11th, 2015 | Craft beer, News, Restaurants

So this is cool… Not only has Bent Rail Brewery opened at 53rd and Winthrop, but chef/co-owner Craig Baker says that he has signed up Portland’s Mike Jennings of Chop Butchery & Charcuterie for a position with Bent Rail. “He’s going to be our charcuterie guy,” said Baker, who envisions a room dedicated to crafting … more »

Winterfest recap: floor space, food and favorites

Feb 1st, 2015 | Craft beer, Events, News

By Liz Joss The Brewers of Indiana Guild pulled off another successful Winterfest Saturday, with 102 breweries serving 6,000 attendees. The Guild wisely doubled the floor space this year without selling more tickets, so there was less jostling but just as much fun. The biggest change I noticed this year wasn’t the beer, but a … more »

West Coast bias: Sampling through San Diego

Dec 29th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll There’s nothing I like better than combining work and pleasure. The Baseball Winter Meetings are one of those occasions where it looks a lot more like the latter, but it’s actually the former. Imagine hundreds of journalists standing in the lobby of a fancy hotel — in this case the beachfront Hyatt … more »

Get a sneak peek at the new Bent Rail Brewery

Dec 9th, 2014 | Craft beer, News, Restaurants

It won’t open till late January, but equipment is going in at Bent Rail, the new restaurant and brewery from Craig Baker and Derek Means. “In a couple of hours, this place is going to be full of furniture,” Baker said Tuesday morning. Look for old-school arcade games, a couple of pool tables, a family … more »

Not by beer alone: Hotel Tango brings more to the mix

Nov 21st, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll The quote says that man cannot live by bread alone. He can’t live by beer alone either, and with the recent opening of Hotel Tango Distillery in Fletcher Place, you can add gin and vodka to the mix now. Hotel Tango is located in the hot new Fletcher Place, but in an … more »

The power of pumpkin: scarcity boosts local, seasonal beers

Oct 11th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll Most of the questions I get about beer come from abundance. People wonder how to choose from so many beers. People wonder if there are too many breweries. However, some of the most interesting things in the beer world comes from the opposite side altogether. Scarcity is hardly a trend, but a … more »

Blaming the beer

Sep 10th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll Twenty pounds. That’s a good phrase if you’re buying a Brew Dog beer, but it’s not what you want to see on your scale. At least, if it’s pounds you’ve added, not lost. That’s what I was looking down at recently, forcing a quick re-assessment. Man, I had been drinking more beer … more »
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