Craft beer

Old and new on the Indy craft beer scene

Jun 30th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll There’s a lot of new on the Indy beer scene, but there’s also a lot of old. Let’s talk about the older breweries first. Sun King and Oaken Barrel are two of the giants of the local scene, but have gone in very different directions over the last five years. Both will … more »

Bloomington’s Rooftop IPA goes statewide

Jun 6th, 2014 | Craft beer

Here’s a bit of craft beer news from Bloomington Brewing Company: After 20 years of draft-only services, Bloomington Brewing Company’s Rooftop IPA will be available in 22 ounce bottles at liquor stores, restaurants and bars in Indianapolis and statewide beginning June 16. A gold medal winner in the IPA category at the 2013 Indiana State … more »

Looking for the perfect summertime beer

Jun 5th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll Step outside on the patio, and it’s summer. I’m sitting on mine now with my feet up and the grill a few feet to the right. The coals are heating up, and I’m going to toss some fish and a pizza on it in just a bit, but while I wait, I’m … more »

Trying a few Chicago and Cincy brews

May 23rd, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll I’m always a guy for a good Indiana beer, but sometimes you have a look a bit outside the borders. There are some great national craft brands and some go-to beers that can be found by a little looking and a little luck, like the Lakefront I had last week. This week, … more »

Scarlet Lane to debut at Fire by the Monon

May 18th, 2014 | Craft beer, Events, News

Fire by the Monon, 6523 Ferguson St., will host a debut party at 6 p.m. May 21 for Scarlet Lane Brewing Company, one of the newest breweries in the area.  I stopped in recently at the brewery, located in McCordsville at 7724 Depot St., to talk with CEO and brewer Eilise Lane and head brewer and … more »

New menu adds more reasons to try Oaken Barrel

Apr 16th, 2014 | Craft beer, News, Restaurants

By Will Carroll  Brewpubs come in a couple categories it seems. Some have great beer and passable food. Some have good food but the beer’s just okay. Seldom do you find a place that gets both right. Let’s face it: brewpubs are seldom mentioned in the same breath with a city’s elite restaurants. While Oaken … more »
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