Indiana Beer news…. Early May 2016

News about Daredevil, Flat 12, Upland, Sun King, and Triton 

May is RACE MONTH at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, of course, and DAREDEVIL BREWING in Speedway has a NEW BEER to celebrate!  Race Day American Craft Lager debuts as an easy drinking beer brewed with MASA, a corn meal used to make tortillas.  In addition, the Daredevil Maibock (May bock – slightly sweet dark beer) is now on tap and may remain through race day.  And look for the Dunkel or dark lager soon!  Daredevils tap room, 1151 Main Street in Speedway, ( about a 7 block walk to the edge of the track) will be open from 7AM until 8PM on race day with carry-out beer in cans available.

Figuring out your lunch to take to the track?  Flat 12 Bierwerks is offering a cooking class on Thursday, May 12, with Indy chef Paul Haveck and using the Flat 12 Hinchtown Hammer Down pilsner beer in a recipe. Recipes include Hinchtown Hammerdown Brined and Fried Chicken with Pilsner Honey Hot Sauce and Butter Lettuce, Radish Coleslaw Tossed in Beer Vinaigrette with Carrot, Napa Cabbage and Pickled Mustard Seeds and Pilsner Macerated Pineapple and Rhubarb with Hazelnut Cocoa Nib Crumble.  Flat 12 recently launched a new huge IPA (100 ibu – meaning full of hops) a red ale called The Bricks, another Speedway reference to the yard of bricks memorialized in the track at the IMS.

Upland Brewing has a new seasonal called Marion the Agrarian, a dry-hopped hoppy farmhouse ale with locally sourced honey and a hop that gives it a slight orange hint.  The beer is in 4-packs and on tap at Upland locations delivering 7.5% alcohol, about 50% more boost than the average lager beer.

Upland proudly opens their new Woodhouse facility in Bloomington where Upland Sour beers are aged. This facility opens on May 21 and has a taproom with up to 20 beers on tap. Our feature blog is coming up on this one!

Sun King is gearing up for its 7th Anniversary on June 25 with the anticipated annual release of Sun King Grapefruit Jungle as well as a super party from 4PM until 10:30PM. More in this spot soon!

Triton Brewing Company partners  with The Golden Star USA Foundation to present the 2016 Camo Run 5k, 10k and Kids 1/4 Mile Run. Proceeds go to the foundation which provides pre-through post-deployment/war support, literature, lectures, financing, and education to our active duty and honorably discharged military service members and their dependents.The event is at the brewery May 21.  Triton has a Hometown Hero golden ale that is easy drinking warm weather beer with


Oh, and you likely saw that the Budweiser brand from ABInbev is changing cans from late May through mid-September to remove the Budweiser name and replace with America. “We are embarking on what should be the most patriotic summer that this generation has ever seen, with Copa America Centenario being held on U.S. soil for the first time, Team USA competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Ricardo Marques, vice president, Budweiser. (courtesy of Anheuser-Busch media).  Note, Mr.  Marques is a Portuguese born brand maven at this Belgian/Brazilian owned brand.  BUD_SUMMER_16-Amer-Pckg