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***Official*** Indiana Thread
« on: June 13, 2019, 12:13:43 PM »


What, no Indiana thread? :blink:
C'mon ya hoosiers.

Zutroy is headed to Indy and asked for some local recs. I said Koelschip/Goose The Market, and Black Acre, Deviate, and Daredevil.
Any good beer/lunch spots to recommend? TIA

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 12:25:50 PM »
Brugge is still good.  We have a Hop Cat, but so does everyone else, not that great really :shrug:  Turchetti's for meats.  Downtown Crown Liquors and Kahn's for bottles.  Vine and Table for liquor.  Lots of good food around.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 12:29:28 PM »
Brugge is still good.  We have a Hop Cat, but so does everyone else, not that great really :shrug:  Turchetti's for meats.  Downtown Crown Liquors and Kahn's for bottles.  Vine and Table for liquor.  Lots of good food around.

Cool, thanks! I'll pass those along. :thumbup: :cheers: Turchetti's
Goose the Market carries all the Smoking Goose stuff I take it?

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 10:02:55 PM »
Brugge is still good.  We have a Hop Cat, but so does everyone else, not that great really :shrug:  Turchetti's for meats.  Downtown Crown Liquors and Kahn's for bottles.  Vine and Table for liquor.  Lots of good food around.

Cool, thanks! I'll pass those along. :thumbup: :cheers: Turchetti's
Goose the Market carries all the Smoking Goose stuff I take it?

Yeah, and they have their production facility right across the street from Flat 12

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 10:42:31 PM »
Brugge is still good.  We have a Hop Cat, but so does everyone else, not that great really :shrug:  Turchetti's for meats.  Downtown Crown Liquors and Kahn's for bottles.  Vine and Table for liquor.  Lots of good food around.

Cool, thanks! I'll pass those along. :thumbup: :cheers: Turchetti's
Goose the Market carries all the Smoking Goose stuff I take it?

Yeah, and they have their production facility right across the street from Flat 12
Whoops, meant to say Turchetti's looks great.
Cool, I knew they were by Flat 12, but didn't look open to the public. Man, now i'm jonesing for that Flat 12 cucumber Kölsch.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 06:31:38 AM »
Brugge is still good.  We have a Hop Cat, but so does everyone else, not that great really :shrug:  Turchetti's for meats.  Downtown Crown Liquors and Kahn's for bottles.  Vine and Table for liquor.  Lots of good food around.

Cool, thanks! I'll pass those along. :thumbup: :cheers: Turchetti's
Goose the Market carries all the Smoking Goose stuff I take it?

Yeah, and they have their production facility right across the street from Flat 12
Whoops, meant to say Turchetti's looks great.
Cool, I knew they were by Flat 12, but didn't look open to the public. Man, now i'm jonesing for that Flat 12 cucumber Kölsch.

I always dug the vibe at Flat 12.  Another stop close by would be Indiana City, they have one of my favorite taprooms.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 06:05:22 AM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.
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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 06:24:36 AM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.

Their IPA is pretty ubiquitous.  New spot is next to the Ironworks building, so just a little west of the fashion mall area.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2019, 10:20:34 AM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.

:excited:
Liter House maybe? I looked at the map for Castleton, and it was all chains pretty much.
Still need to hit The Rathskeller, never been. :bag:

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2019, 01:42:36 PM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.

:excited:
Liter House maybe? I looked at the map for Castleton, and it was all chains pretty much.
Still need to hit The Rathskeller, never been. :bag:

Rathskeller is an institution, definitely worth a trip, even if it's just for a meal and a liter.  Fat Dan's, right across the street bills itself as a Chicago food restaurant, but has one of the best burgers in the city.  St. Joseph's is in the area too, if you're into the church-turned-brewery thing.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2019, 03:09:55 PM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.

:excited:
Liter House maybe? I looked at the map for Castleton, and it was all chains pretty much.
Still need to hit The Rathskeller, never been. :bag:

Rathskeller is an institution, definitely worth a trip, even if it's just for a meal and a liter.  Fat Dan's, right across the street bills itself as a Chicago food restaurant, but has one of the best burgers in the city.  St. Joseph's is in the area too, if you're into the church-turned-brewery thing.
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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 08:35:13 PM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.

:excited:
Liter House maybe? I looked at the map for Castleton, and it was all chains pretty much.
Still need to hit The Rathskeller, never been. :bag:
Not the same as Liter House - that's a different brewery.  GB of mine was raving about it but I haven't been able to try it yet.
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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 10:03:09 PM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.

:excited:
Liter House maybe? I looked at the map for Castleton, and it was all chains pretty much.
Still need to hit The Rathskeller, never been. :bag:
Not the same as Liter House - that's a different brewery.  GB of mine was raving about it but I haven't been able to try it yet.

Just got a recommendation today for Half Liter BBQ, will report back once I've tried it out.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 01:50:47 AM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.

:excited:
Liter House maybe? I looked at the map for Castleton, and it was all chains pretty much.
Still need to hit The Rathskeller, never been. :bag:

Rathskeller is an institution, definitely worth a trip, even if it's just for a meal and a liter.  Fat Dan's, right across the street bills itself as a Chicago food restaurant, but has one of the best burgers in the city.  St. Joseph's is in the area too, if you're into the church-turned-brewery thing.
*takes notes* :thumbup:
We hit St Joseph's  when we were through there back in October... seem to recall the food was good, the beer was passable. Time before that we hit Metazoa brewing at night, really nice view of the lit up downtown buildings on their patio, and I thought the beer was pretty good as well.
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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2019, 01:38:37 PM »
Daredevil does great German styles.  Taproom a few blocks from the speedway and also a German beer hall up in the Castleton area (I think; haven't been to that one yet).  I hear their IPA is also pretty good.

:excited:
Liter House maybe? I looked at the map for Castleton, and it was all chains pretty much.
Still need to hit The Rathskeller, never been. :bag:

Rathskeller is an institution, definitely worth a trip, even if it's just for a meal and a liter.  Fat Dan's, right across the street bills itself as a Chicago food restaurant, but has one of the best burgers in the city.  St. Joseph's is in the area too, if you're into the church-turned-brewery thing.
*takes notes* :thumbup:
We hit St Joseph's  when we were through there back in October... seem to recall the food was good, the beer was passable. Time before that we hit Metazoa brewing at night, really nice view of the lit up downtown buildings on their patio, and I thought the beer was pretty good as well.
Also good to know, those are new to me :cheers:

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2019, 10:06:44 PM »
Just wanted to pop in to plug a new Fort Wayne spot that 4 friends of mine are opening: Fortlandia, opening August 9th.

Nano-scale - 1 bbl batches and a 29-seat taproom, but all rock-solid homebrewers.  If you find yourself passing near the Fort for whatever reason, hit me up (which I'd hope you'd do with or without this new place).
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2019, 11:01:03 PM »
Just wanted to pop in to plug a new Fort Wayne spot that 4 friends of mine are opening: Fortlandia, opening August 9th.

Nano-scale - 1 bbl batches and a 29-seat taproom, but all rock-solid homebrewers.  If you find yourself passing near the Fort for whatever reason, hit me up (which I'd hope you'd do with or without this new place).

Sounds awesome, and sounds like they will rotate a lot of taps at that size. Very cool concept :cheers:

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2019, 09:53:39 AM »
Any opinions on these breweries at GTMW? :popcorn:

Byway Brewing Co. | 506 | Hammond

Taxman Brewing Company | 917 | Bargersville

Can't say i've heard of either.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2019, 09:54:22 AM »
Any opinions on these breweries at GTMW? :popcorn:

Byway Brewing Co. | 506 | Hammond

Taxman Brewing Company | 917 | Bargersville

Can't say i've heard of either.

Taxman makes good beer, or at least what I have had is good.

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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2019, 09:55:56 AM »
I've had solid beers from Taxman.

Dave and I went to Byway once like 5 years ago, and left after trying a couple of samples.  They were awful.  Maybe they've gotten better, who knows. 
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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2019, 09:56:23 AM »
Any opinions on these breweries at GTMW? :popcorn:

Byway Brewing Co. | 506 | Hammond

Taxman Brewing Company | 917 | Bargersville

Can't say i've heard of either.

I'd check out Taxman for sure.  They're pretty much omnipresent around Indy, specializing in Belgian styles.  They really took off right when I stopped drinking, so not sure if it's any good, but it's everywhere around town.  Even Target stocks several of their offerings, including sour stuff.

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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2019, 11:02:49 AM »
I've had solid beers from Taxman.

Dave and I went to Byway once like 5 years ago, and left after trying a couple of samples.  They were awful.  Maybe they've gotten better, who knows.

Any opinions on these breweries at GTMW? :popcorn:

Byway Brewing Co. | 506 | Hammond

Taxman Brewing Company | 917 | Bargersville

Can't say i've heard of either.

I'd check out Taxman for sure.  They're pretty much omnipresent around Indy, specializing in Belgian styles.  They really took off right when I stopped drinking, so not sure if it's any good, but it's everywhere around town.  Even Target stocks several of their offerings, including sour stuff.

Cool, thanks :cheers: Added Taxman to my list, looks like they have an Oud Bruin. :excited: Also, I just marked up the map and they are included in the 911-917 cluster way in the back by the front entrance. Several other solid breweries in there like Off Color and Listermann, also rookie Full Mile (Sun Prairie, WI).

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2019, 05:32:51 PM »
I'd love to see Daredevil at the Taste some year.
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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 05:39:41 PM »
I'd love to see Daredevil at the Taste some year.

I think Initiative mentioned a year or 2 ago that there's a long waiting list and lottery for new breweries to get in. Here's hoping.

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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2019, 08:44:05 PM »
I'd love to see Daredevil at the Taste some year.

I think Initiative mentioned a year or 2 ago that there's a long waiting list and lottery for new breweries to get in. Here's hoping.
yeah, I've heard that too.  NE Indiana (Fort Wayne & surrounding counties) now has about a dozen with a couple more opening in the next 6 months or so.  Mad Anthony is the only one that I know of to ever pour at the fest (and they've been there for 20 years).
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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2019, 10:32:20 PM »
I'd love to see Daredevil at the Taste some year.

I think Initiative mentioned a year or 2 ago that there's a long waiting list and lottery for new breweries to get in. Here's hoping.
yeah, I've heard that too.  NE Indiana (Fort Wayne & surrounding counties) now has about a dozen with a couple more opening in the next 6 months or so.  Mad Anthony is the only one that I know of to ever pour at the fest (and they've been there for 20 years).
Right, I think everyone that’s in is grandfathered in until they opt out.

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« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2019, 07:17:22 AM »
I'd love to see Daredevil at the Taste some year.

I think Initiative mentioned a year or 2 ago that there's a long waiting list and lottery for new breweries to get in. Here's hoping.
yeah, I've heard that too.  NE Indiana (Fort Wayne & surrounding counties) now has about a dozen with a couple more opening in the next 6 months or so.  Mad Anthony is the only one that I know of to ever pour at the fest (and they've been there for 20 years).
Right, I think everyone that’s in is grandfathered in until they opt out.

We've been told that they plan to eventually start rotating almost everyone out.  Obviously we don't want to not be invited so we make sure to make an impression each year so we are invited back.

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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2019, 09:16:24 AM »
I'd love to see Daredevil at the Taste some year.

I think Initiative mentioned a year or 2 ago that there's a long waiting list and lottery for new breweries to get in. Here's hoping.
yeah, I've heard that too.  NE Indiana (Fort Wayne & surrounding counties) now has about a dozen with a couple more opening in the next 6 months or so.  Mad Anthony is the only one that I know of to ever pour at the fest (and they've been there for 20 years).
Right, I think everyone that’s in is grandfathered in until they opt out.

We've been told that they plan to eventually start rotating almost everyone out.  Obviously we don't want to not be invited so we make sure to make an impression each year so we are invited back.
:confused: seems like an odd approach, the breweries are what make the fest. Seems counterintuitive to boot the majority out, it would totally change the vibe.

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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2019, 09:20:05 AM »
I'd love to see Daredevil at the Taste some year.

I think Initiative mentioned a year or 2 ago that there's a long waiting list and lottery for new breweries to get in. Here's hoping.
yeah, I've heard that too.  NE Indiana (Fort Wayne & surrounding counties) now has about a dozen with a couple more opening in the next 6 months or so.  Mad Anthony is the only one that I know of to ever pour at the fest (and they've been there for 20 years).
Right, I think everyone that’s in is grandfathered in until they opt out.

We've been told that they plan to eventually start rotating almost everyone out.  Obviously we don't want to not be invited so we make sure to make an impression each year so we are invited back.
:confused: seems like an odd approach, the breweries are what make the fest. Seems counterintuitive to boot the majority out, it would totally change the vibe.

Feels like there are some easy cuts to make, like a certain brewery that runs out of beer 5 minutes after the gates open every year.  Or the ones that have a small swamp in front of their booth from everyone dumping their shit on the ground.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2019, 09:51:27 AM »
I'd love to see Daredevil at the Taste some year.

I think Initiative mentioned a year or 2 ago that there's a long waiting list and lottery for new breweries to get in. Here's hoping.
yeah, I've heard that too.  NE Indiana (Fort Wayne & surrounding counties) now has about a dozen with a couple more opening in the next 6 months or so.  Mad Anthony is the only one that I know of to ever pour at the fest (and they've been there for 20 years).
Right, I think everyone that’s in is grandfathered in until they opt out.

We've been told that they plan to eventually start rotating almost everyone out.  Obviously we don't want to not be invited so we make sure to make an impression each year so we are invited back.
:confused: seems like an odd approach, the breweries are what make the fest. Seems counterintuitive to boot the majority out, it would totally change the vibe.

Feels like there are some easy cuts to make, like a certain brewery that runs out of beer 5 minutes after the gates open every year. Or the ones that have a small swamp in front of their booth from everyone dumping their shit on the ground.
Good points. There is a fair amount of dead weight I agree, but everybody shouldn't get booted as a result.
Note to self: watch out for beer swamps :unsure: :gator:

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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2019, 11:29:49 AM »
I've had solid beers from Taxman.

Dave and I went to Byway once like 5 years ago, and left after trying a couple of samples.  They were awful.  Maybe they've gotten better, who knows.

Any opinions on these breweries at GTMW? :popcorn:

Byway Brewing Co. | 506 | Hammond

Taxman Brewing Company | 917 | Bargersville

Can't say i've heard of either.

I'd check out Taxman for sure.  They're pretty much omnipresent around Indy, specializing in Belgian styles.  They really took off right when I stopped drinking, so not sure if it's any good, but it's everywhere around town.  Even Target stocks several of their offerings, including sour stuff.

Managed to hit Taxman for a couple, really liked Balance of Sour. Not many breweries attempt Oud Bruins, and this one was unique with some sour fruit and oak notes. Gin Barrel CiTRUST was too floral for me, but I think others (Sev) liked it.

Central State was very good, enjoyed the smoked sea salt gose and their dry-hopped wild ale was even better. Kind of surprised as i'd sworn off buying their cans after too many expensive duds.

New Oberfaltz had some of the better lagers of the fest. Helles was a repeat for me.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2019, 11:08:45 AM »
Anyone ever heard of Great Crescent Brewery? It's in Aurora, IN near Cincinnati. Supposedly they make an awesome dark lager.

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The name of the brewer was George Bentel. His house is still standing in New Harmony. The Harmonist brewer and cooper, George Bentel, was born November 3, 1781 in Iptingen, the same village in the Swabian kingdom of Württemberg where George Rapp was born. Bentel lived at the northeast corner of Brewery and Grainery streets, where his house remains today, as upright as when Indiana's first brewer marched out to make his beer almost two centuries ago.
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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2019, 11:14:19 AM »
Anyone ever heard of Great Crescent Brewery? It's in Aurora, IN near Cincinatti. Supposedly they make an awesome dark lager.

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This beer is based on the very first comercially brewed beer in the state of Indiana.

The name of the brewer was George Bentel. His house is still standing in New Harmony. The Harmonist brewer and cooper, George Bentel, was born November 3, 1781 in Iptingen, the same village in the Swabian kingdom of Württemberg where George Rapp was born. Bentel lived at the northeast corner of Brewery and Grainery streets, where his house remains today, as upright as when Indiana's first brewer marched out to make his beer almost two centuries ago.

Used to see their cans around, but I don't think I've ever seen a tap handle in twon.  Might be bigger in Cincy.

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Re: ***Official*** Indiana Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2019, 11:22:10 AM »

Taxman makes good beer, or at least what I have had is good.

'bout to find out

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