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Jul 13/16

Wooden Soul: Heliotropic Bottle Release Coming Soon

Bottles up! Indeed Brewing is thrilled to announce our first-ever bottle release from Wooden Soul, our series of funky, wild, and sour barrel-aged beers. We’ve filled, corked and hand labeled with love, all so you can take Wooden Soul: Heliotropic near, far, and wherever you may roam.

The original gangster of the Wooden Soul series, Heliotropic is a Belgian-style Brett Saison ale aged in white wine barrels, weighing in at 7.3% ABV and 20 IBU. It first began as a Saison in our Derailed Series, before making its way to Wooden Soul. Heliotropic is brewed with Dupont yeast, then finished with Brux III and Brettanomyces Claussinii. The brew is moved into white wine barrels, where it ages for five to six months, allowing the brett to take up a healthy residency – building those funky flavors. In each bottle, you’ll find straw colored beer with a copper glow. Expect to be greeted with aromas of tropical fruit, grape, and earthy funk. This carefully crafted beer is dry, tart, and well balanced, with moderate to high carbonation. Sip away.

Want to get your paws on a bottle, thirsty creatures? Your first chance will be at the official Heliotropic Bottle Release in Indeed’s main taproom on July 25th. This special, ticketed event will include: a full pour of Heliotropic; a flight of Heliotropic with peaches, Heliotropic with pluots, and dry-hopped Heliotropic; and a paired flight of hand-selected meats and cheeses provided by the amazing team at Chowgirls Killer Catering, plus – we’ve lassoed Wooden Soul Head Brewer Adam Theis to talk about the beer and the barrel-aging program. Most importantly, you will get exclusive access to the first-ever bottle run of Heliotropic, with your bottle signed by Brewer Adam (limit one). Don’t miss this event, because we won’t pour one out for you.

Tickets to the Heliotropic Bottle Release are $50, inclusive of tax and gratuity, and can be purchased in person during taproom business hours, or online here. Please note tickets are limited and non-refundable. Remaining bottles of Wooden Soul: Heliotropic will be available for sale on a limited basis from the brewery beginning Thursday July 28th. Follow us on social media and stay in the know on everything Indeed. 

May 31/16

Indeed and New Belgium Release Strawberry Fields Ale

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to drinking beer made by just one brewery, Indeed Brewing and New Belgium Brewing release their second Beers With Vrienden collaboration. Presenting Strawberry Fields Ale – a kettle soured, strawberry-scented, strawberry-tasting beer that you’ll want to drink, well, forever.

In March, we traveled to New Belgium’s amazing brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado to make our first jointly brewed beer, Come Together Honey Wheat Wine. This time around, we brought the brewing process home. The New Belgium gang met us in Minneapolis this past April, bringing some signature ingredients with them. “The intent of the beer brewed at Indeed is to be more New Belgium Brewing influenced. We decided on a lighter-bodied base, kettle soured with their house lactobacillus strain,” says Indeed Head Brewer Josh Bischoff. “To tie the two beers together, we wanted to play off both the strawberry character from the Belma hops used in ‘Come Together’ and the name itself. Strawberry Fields was born.”

Strawberry Fields Ale weighs in at 5.4% ABV and 23 IBU. This beer is kettle soured with New Belgium's house lactobacillus strain for tartness, and finished with strawberry post-fermentation to complement the berry notes of the Belma hops used in the brewing process. This hazy red brew has an aroma featuring strawberry, citrus and tart notes. Upon first sip, the taste is light and crisp with noticeable tartness accompanied by a kiss of strawberries. Yep, these strawberries kiss you right on the mouth.

We’ll be releasing Strawberry Fields with New Belgium Brewing at events throughout the Twin Cities next week. Check out the release parties below and our Facebook and let us take you down because we’re going to… Strawberry Fields.

6/7 – 5PM – Stub & Herbs

6/7 – 5PM – MacKenzie Pub

6/8 – 5PM – The Happy Gnome

6/9 – 5PM – Grumpy's Roseville

Strawberry Fields Ale will be available in limited quantities on draft at Indeed Brewing and bars and restaurants in the Twin Cities area. To learn more about New Belgium Brewing visit newbelgiumbrewing.com.

May 27/16

Presenting: The Traveling Patio Picture Show

Summer is here and the living is easy. But when the sun goes down, it’s time to leave those lakes behind and spend some time enjoying cinema under the stars. Welcome to the walk-in theatre Traveling Patio Picture Show - presented by the fine, upstanding people of Trash Film Debauchery, Indeed Brewing Company and the Trylon microcinema. Four summer nights of delightful beer and delicious cinema ready for you to devour. All movies are FREE and start at sundown – we’ll see you there!

5/31 THE APPLE (1980) @ Grumpy's NE

6/21 BLOODY BIRTHDAY (1981) @ Dark Horse 

7/28 COOL AS ICE (1991) @ Clubhouse Jäger

8/30 POOTIE TANG (2001) with Tape Freaks trailer reel @ Mackenzie Pub

More info:

THE APPLE (1980) @ Grumpy’s NE

Alphie and Bibi, two naive youngsters from Moose Jaw, Canada, have come to America to compete in the Worldvision Song Festival. They are awesome but are still beaten out by the underhanded tactics of the festival favorites, another duo with the backing of BIM: Boogalow International Music, and its leader, Mr. Boogalow. Bibi and Alphie are disappointed with their loss but are soon delighted to hear that Mr. Boogalow wants to sign them to his label! Everything seems to be going great until they begin to discover the dark underside of the futuristic 1994 rock and roll world. 

BLOODY BIRTHDAY (1981) @ Dark Horse

Lacking consciences because they were born during a solar eclipse, a trio of 10 year-olds embark on an indiscriminate killing spree.

COOL AS ICE (1991) @ Clubhouse Jäger

When a girl has a heart of stone, there's only one way to melt it. Just add Ice. The old teen rebel saga is updated for the rap crowd, unfortunately rapper Vanilla Ice is the teen. Ice shows up on a neon-yellow motorcycle, which gets everyone's attention, including the female honor student who has never had a rebellious bone in her body.

POOTIE TANG (2001) @ Mackenzie Pub

Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime.

This screening will be accompanied with a retro Blaxploitation trailer reel curated by the good people at Tape Freaks.


Enjoy the show!

May 13/16

Indeed Presents: Wooden Soul 7

Welcome to seventh heaven. We’re proud to present the juicy red ruby we call Wooden Soul 7, a Raspberry Cherry Sour Red Ale. Aged for nearly two years and fermented on fruit, this brew weighs in at 5.4% ABV and 12 IBU, and is an eruption of tart fruitiness – a sour fruit bomb for the soul.  

The latest in our robust barrel-aged sour program, Wooden Soul 7 was drawn from red wine barrels, where it aged for nearly 22 months, before it spent three months fermenting on over 1,100 total pounds of whole raspberries and tart red cherries. When you’re sipping a Wooden Soul 7, you’re tasting a creation over two years in the making.

Hold a glass of this cherry red ale under your nose, and inhale a choir of intense raspberry and blossom notes that fade into a citrus funk. Take a sip, and taste the blast of fruity tartness that only a half-ton of raspberries and cherries could deliver, before a drying tannin finish wanders across your palate. Though it plays sister sour to our Wood-aged Red Ale, Wooden Soul 6, this beer is crafted to be in a world of it’s own. We hope our expressive seventh sour leaves you feeling lucky.

Find Wooden Soul 7 in our taproom now, and in limited quantities at bars and restaurants throughout the Twin Cities. Read about our Wooden Soul sour program here.

Apr 20/16

LSD Drops This Week

Say hello to a beautiful stranger – our Lavender, Sunflower Honey, Dates Honey Ale (we call it LSD when the US government isn’t looking) hits shelves this week. This unique brew is ready to take you on a mind-bending experience through both space and time – or maybe, probably, definitely just flavor.

This brew is all about the specialty ingredients it’s named for, and features delicate floral aromas, intense honey character and rich fruity notes. Weighing in at 7.2% ABV and 20 IBUs, LSD was conceived by our Head Brewer Josh Bischoff, and originally produced at Town Hall Brewery, where it received a medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. This unique beer pairs well with desserts and honey, or chicken and fish for those who prefer something more savory.

LSD will trip into stores this week in a brand new 16 oz. can, designed by local artist Chuck U. You can also find it on draft in bars, restaurants and right here at Indeed. So grab a four-pack or a fresh pour, take a seat and let LSD’s kaleidoscopic combination of flavors take flight.