In addition to craft brewed beer at Upland Brewery and Bloomington Brewing Company you can find great beer in Bloomington, IN, at several spots. As of early July, Crazy Horse on W. Kirkwood has Bell’s Oberon and Two-Hearted, DogFishHead 60, Fat Tire from New Belgium, and Spaten Dunkel along with many usual suspects. On a hot summer day sipping Oberon is just the thing for me (hold the fruit, please!).
Yogi’s on East 10th has Bell’s 2-Hearted, Oberon plus Amber, 3Floyd’s Alpha King, Brooklyn Cuvee de Cardoz spiced wheat ale – a Belgian style weighing in at 8.5% ABV. Really interesting combination of spices by famed Indian Chef Cardoz (hence the name, get it!). Sips like a Saison and really great on the palate.
I also had to try the New Belgium Skinny Dip, a light wheat beer. Refreshing and created as a summer beer you can have after a work out. Even a work out of lifting pint glasses! The tap list goes on and on at Yogi’s to include Stone Arrogant Bastard & Levitation, two Brugge beers, Rogue Dead Guy, and coming in late July will be Brooklyn’s Sorachi Ace, obviously featuring the hops of that name.
So if you are thirsty in South Central Indiana, fear not and beer up!