What We’re Drinking: September 2016

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Pere Mata Cupada No. 15 Cava – John Garland, Senior Editor You may have heard about “grower Champagne,” the small-batch bubbly that’s vinified by the farmers … [ Read more]

PHOTOS: New Belgium visits Indeed to brew Strawberry Fields Ale

Last Friday it was Indeed’s turn to host New Belgium in the ongoing collaboration between the two breweries. The beer of the day? Strawberry Fields Ale, a kettle-soured fruit beer that utilizes New Belgium’s house lactobacillus strain. Expect the beer to pour a hazy red with aromas of tart strawberries and citrus, a light mouthfeel, and noticeable … [ Read more]

The story behind Indeed and New Belgium’s recent collaboration beers

Indeed Brewing Company head brewer Josh Bischoff remembers when a trip to Colorado wasn’t complete without smuggling back a trunk full of Fat Tire. Before 2007, when New Belgium Brewing Company began distributing to the Minnesota, that was the norm for New Belgium devotees. Fast-forward nine years. Now, not only can Bischoff get his Fat … [ Read more]

Feds force Indeed to change name of LSD, because drugs

Indeed Brewing Company can no longer market or label its seasonal spring beer as LSD Ale, reports The Pioneer Press. The feds made the brewery change the name of its Lavender Sunflower Date Honey Ale so that the acronym was no longer apparent. The reason the charge is happening now is because the brewery did … [ Read more]

Photos: New Belgium and Indeed brew honey wheat wine collaboration beer

“Beers with Vrienden” (Flemish for “friends”) is New Belgium’s draft-only collaboration series with other breweries from around the country. Late last month, representatives from Minneapolis’ Indeed Brewing traveled to New Belgium headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado, to brew Come Together, a 9.0% ABV and 40 IBU honey wheat wine brewed wildflower honey, strawberry-scented Belma hops, … [ Read more]

The more you drink, the more they donate

Today, March 14, Red Stag Supperclub is hosting a happy hour event to raise funds for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the annual grassroots food and fund drive that provides more than half the food distributed by 300 food shelves throughout the state. The happy hour will feature live music by local musicians DOSH, Al Church, … [ Read more]

Happy International Women’s Day!

Women have always played a huge part in the creation of beer. In fact, the first homebrewers and “Brewsters” were female. “Women traditionally brewed beer,” says Professor Jeffrey Pilcher in his History of Drink course at the University of Minnesota, “It was a domestic thing and a homemaker’s job.” Women stayed on top of the beer … [ Read more]

How Indeed spends its Wednesday nights: giving back

The positive energy surrounding Indeed We Can is contagious. The program is Indeed Brewing Company’s way to give back: every Wednesday of every week, a different nonprofit organization is chosen to be the recipient of the taproom’s net proceeds from that night. Organizations have ranged from Trylon Microcinema to KFAI community radio to The Leukemia … [ Read more]

New Belgium and Indeed to collaborate on honey wheat wine

Indeed Brewing Company has teamed up with New Belgium Brewing for the latest in New Belgium’s Beers with Vrienden series. The two breweries will create Come Together, a honey wheat wine, to be released this spring. “Come Together will be a super-heady sipper packed with tons of wildflower honey,” says New Belgium, via press release. “Strawberry scented Belma hops and New Belgium’s … [ Read more]

New board members, renewed focus: The latest at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

When Indeed Brewing Company opened their doors and joined the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) in 2012, the Guild’s membership consisted of about 20 breweries. Today, as Indeed co-founder Tom Whisenand gets ready to assume the role of president of the Guild’s board of directors, that number is pushing 100. As the industry has rapidly grown and … [ Read more]

Indeed Brewing Rolls Out New Can Designs

Indeed Brewing Company unveiled updated packaging for its three flagship beers, Day Tripper Pale Ale, Midnight Ryder Black IPA, and Dandy Lager, the newest beer to be officially given the “flagship” title from the Northeast Minneapolis brewery. The designs for the cans still feature artist Chuck U’s distinctive artwork, with the character or creature tied … [ Read more]

Your Guide to Sunday Growler Sales in Minneapolis

Following passage at the state level and subsequent approval by the Minneapolis City Council, Sunday growler sales will be legal in Minneapolis starting this Sunday, June 14. Below is a listing of Minneapolis breweries and brewpubs that will be selling growlers on Sundays and their hours. In terms of special offers to mark the occasion … [ Read more]

The Ultimate Art-A-Whirl Beer Guide

Northeast Minneapolis is the poster child for the Twin Cities’ creative scene. From innovative breweries to one-of-a-kind artist studios to quirky restaurants, the neighborhood wasn’t dubbed Minneapolis’ Arts District for nothing, and this weekend the doors are being thrown wide open for Art-A-Whirl. It’s no surprise, then, that the big annual event in Northeast would … [ Read more]

10,000 Things to Do During 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer Week

The idea behind the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer is simple: There are 10,000 minutes in a week, so what better way to spend them than drinking beers from the Land of 10,000 Lakes? From Brau Brothers Brewing Company in the plains of southwestern Minnesota to Gun Flint Tavern near … [ Read more]

Indeed Haywire Double American Black Ale

Indeed Brewing Company Haywire Double American Black Ale 10.5% ABV, 100+ IBU This brew carries notes of toffee, coffee, pine, cocoa—oh yeah, and 10 pounds of hops per barrel. You have not had hoppy until you have had this! Wondering what to serve with this hops-forward beast? Our favorite pairings include honey ham, buffalo wings, … [ Read more]