It seems like just yesterday (or forever ago), but on this day four short (and long) years ago, we sold our first beer. Since then, we’ve been working hard (though occasionally hardly working) to keep our brewery at its best. In the last 48 months, we’ve grown from a staff of six to a staff of over 50 hard-working, but more importantly, very good-looking people. We went from one taproom to two, and added a 12,500 square foot warehouse to the mix, expanding our distribution from the Twin Cities area to now covering almost all of Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as parts of Wisconsin. In June of 2014 we began Indeed We Can, our charitable giving program. To date, we’ve donated over $150,000 to local charities and partied with them in our taproom. We’ve partnered with one of the largest craft breweries in the country – New Belgium Brewing, and had a medal-winning beer at the Great American Beer Festival. What a ride.
While we’re not sure exactly how many beers we’ve downed along the way (we can only assume millions), we do know that we could never be on this crazy journey without you. We have so much gratitude for our friends – customers, distributors, and all the stores, bars and restaurants that carry our beer. Thanks for your support, patronage and encouragement over the last four years – and here’s to many, many more.
Peep the now and then photos in the post to see what has changed (and what hasn't) in the last four years. Then come visit us this weekend and check it out for yourself. We hope to see you soon. Cheers!
Out with the Ride, in with the Roll! This August we're flipping the switch on our IPA offering to break up the same old same old and bring you something new and shiny. Enter Let It Roll IPA, bright, juicy and made with a winning blend of Citra, Amarillo, Apollo and Lemondrop hops.
Let It Roll pours a deep golden with a white frothy head and weighs in at 6.2% ABV and 86 IBU. Take in the aromas of pineapple, dank citrusy grapefruit, soft tropical papaya, lychee and a hint of sweet caramel before your first sip. This brew is bright, fruity and bursting with hop flavor. Let It Roll cans hit shelves this week. You can also find it on draft in bars, restaurants and of course, right here at Indeed.
But wait – there’s more! We’ve decided to go all out for the release of Let It Roll with a free-for-all skee ball shindig at Up-Down Minneapolis! On Tuesday, August 2nd, skee-daddle on over and sling some balls with us to win tokens, a free beer for every score of 300 and other prizes. If you’re the tip-top, top-notch skee ball wizard, you’ll be named the BrewSkeeBall Ultimate Let It Roller and get a trophy to match. So sharpen that aim, warm up that throwing arm and let it roll, baby, roll!
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.
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.
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
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!