I stopped in at Fountain Square Brewing Company to try their beer. The bartender recommended DANK Double Pale Ale. I’ve never had a double pale ale before and had to try this beer. It was rich. Think of a pale ale with more body than usual. It was somewhat malty, but nevertheless a pale ale. And, it was strong – 9%! You need to try it.
I stopped in at Round Town Brewery in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bartender recommended their Round Town Lager, which was a solid recommendation. Although lagers are not my typical go to (I often find them heavier than I’d prefer) this was perfect. Not heavy. Very drinkable. With just a bit more hops to give a slight bitter taste. This is a fabulous beer that you need to try. It has all the malty flavor of a typical lager plus great hop finish. Stop in and try it. Also, try their Irish Coffee Ale which tastes just like you’re drinking iced coffee. Yum!
I stopped in at Blind Owl Brewery Kitchen & Bar in Indianapolis, Indiana and enjoyed their None The Wiser IPA. A solid IPA full of flavor. Tasty with their deviled egg appetizer.
I stopped in at Books & Brews in Indianapolis, Indiana. Although I didn’t find any used books I wanted, their beers were really good. Peter Piper’s Peppers was tasty and spicy. What I especially enjoyed was their Scotts Wha Ale Scottish Ale. This is a wonderful example of this style. Hop heads talk about their hop bombs. Well, this is a malt bomb. Yum!
I stopped in at Metazoa Brewing Company in Indianapolis, Indiana to check out their beers. Most notable in my opinion was Chamomile SMASH. I drink Chamomile tea at night before bed but I never would have put these flavors together. However, the outcome was really enjoyable. This is a very drinkable beer with a flowery herbal touch. Nicely done! Another cool thing about Metazoa is that they give 5% of their profits to animal organizations. Good work.
I stopped in at Chilly Water Brewing Company in Indianapolis, Indiana for a beer. As my past stop in the evening, something sweet was in order. The Peter Paul Chocolate Coconut Porter was perfect. And , I may have had one of Skip’s Balls – dark chocolate – as well. The beer was sweet and tasty. I could definitely taste all elements: chocolate and coconut. It was a perfect after dinner drink. Delicious!
I stopped in at St. Joseph Brewery & Public House in Indianapolis, Indiana for dinner and a beer. I tasted the Benevolent Belgian Blond and the Pew Buster Double IPA but I stayed with the Confessional IPA to enjoy with dinner which was the Claus’ German Sausage Sampler. The two beers I tasted were great, but the IPA was outstanding. And that name, Confessional IPA. Of course, the brewery and restaurant are located in a former church building. It is pretty cool to be sitting inside the building having a meal and a beer. I highly recommend the food and beer.
I stopped in at Outliers Brewing Company in Indianapolis, Indiana and enjoyed a taste of Blau Machen Pilsner but what I really enjoyed was the Country Brown. I really enjoyed the maltiness, caramel and even chocolate flavors of the Country Brown and best of all, it wasn’t heavy. It was very drinkable. A delightful beer for the fall.
Last night I walked from Indianapolis City Center to Two DEEP Brewing Company. The walk put me over 10,000 steps for the day and enabled me to enjoy two great beers. KnightStick Cream Ale is a solid, drinkable beer. It is on the lighter side which makes it easy to drink. Sitting back watching the game, it was a great beer to enjoy. The beer that got me really enthusiastic was They’ve Gone to PLAID! Scotch Ale! Sweet and malty and caramel, this is one tasty beer. I’d make the walk here again to enjoy this beer again. You’ve got to try it.