People's Brewing Co. – Indiana's Newest Brewery

PeoplesBrewingCoCirclelogo3 Every month there seems to be a newest brewery. Ain’t it great. Bee Creek, Big Woods, Brickworks, Lil’ Charlie’s, Wilbur, and now People’s Brewing. Not much to look at from the outside but the malt steam wafting to the parking lot is welcoming enough. A tasting room will be constructed up front in the spring. Garage doors seem to be a popular theme for pubs anymore.
P1010503a P1010506a Chris Johnson and Brett Vander Plaats started the long road to People’s opening when Chris left his job as Lafayette Brewing’s Head Brewer back in January. Peoples-BrettandChrisandTruck They have installed a 20bbl system with 40bbl fermenters obtained from Butte Creek in Chico. Butte Creek they changed from a brewpub into a contractor and is now sourcing its beer from Mendocino Brewing. Not everyone was happy with that, of course. California’s loss is Indiana’s gain. P1010522a
Chris and Jessica Johnson
"Who wouldn’t buy beer from a six foot Dutch woman?" – CJ There’s only one beer released to the public as of now, an American Porter that is available at the Black Sparrow in Lafayette. It’s 4.5% and uses Cluster hops. All their output for the first part of next year is slated to be sold in kegs to area pubs. You can also buy 1/2 and 1/6 bbl kegs directly at the brewery –email for availability. P1010513a Hiding behind the shop vac is 9,000 lbs of labeling machine. Bottles will come later.  P1010514a And out back, a bottler and more vats once owned by Burt Grant’s of Yakima, WA. P1010509a P1010508a

4 thoughts on “People's Brewing Co. – Indiana's Newest Brewery

  1. FISHMONGERART SAYS….I'M ALL A POPPIN JUST TO TASTE THE HOPPIN. WHAT'S HOPPINING OUT THERE?
    THIS IS THE YEAST I COULD DO. O K I'LL STOP

  2. Thanks Bob! We are hard at work to get some more beers out for the "people". Look for People's to up the count as we get into the new year. Slated for release in the next few weeks: Pale Ale, IPA, Amber, Pilsner, and we are working something up for the great winter festivals (Lafayette Brewing Company's Winterwarmer and the B.I.G.'s Winterfest in Indy).

    Check us out on the web (www.peoplesbrew.com, Facebook, and Twitter).

    Cheers!
    Chris Johnson
    People's Brewing Company

    Brewer/owner

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