Mic check – one, two. Is this thing on? We’re introducing B-Side Pils, a fresh spin on an old favorite and our cover of a classic. Born from Lead Brewer Dan Stavig’s love of German beer, B-Side is crafted as a traditional Pilsner you can enjoy without leaving the country – and probably without leaving the bar. Crisp and clean, crushable and complex, B-Side was made to take you off the clock and on to what makes you tick. It’s quickly become our staff’s go to brew, and we think you’ll agree that our Pilsner is a perfect companion for whatever you do that makes you, you.
B-Side Pils is crafted with a traditional German malt bill and a blend of Hallertauer Mittelfruh and Mandarina Bavaria hops, landing at 5.1% ABV and 35 IBU. Our Pilsner is naturally carbonated, providing a soft fizziness that floats spicy, flowery and bready aromas with notes of citrus. Each pour is clear as day and straw gold, topped with a dense rocky head. A crackery malt base with floral noble hops and orange zest ushers in snappy bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Oh – and before you know it, your glass is empty and you’re ready for another.
To celebrate the release of B-Side Pils, we’ve teamed up with The Current and we’re going on tour in the Twin Cities. Over two nights and nine locations, we'll be winding our way around Saint Paul and Minneapolis - spinning vinyl and sipping our Pilsner. On Friday night, we’re ending the tour at Club Jager and getting the official B-Side Release After Party started, where you can get down at DJ Lenka Paris’ Prince Dance Night. Giveaways, good times and great beer included. Come with us and #FlipToYourBSide.
Go on tour:
Thursday, February 23rd - St. Paul
Lone Oak Grill - 4:30-5:30pm
Tiffany Sports Lounge - 5:45-6:30pm
Dark Horse Bar & Eatery - 6:45-7:45pm
Half Time Rec - 8:00pm
Friday, February 24th - Minneapolis
Punch Bowl Social Minneapolis - 4:30-5:30pm
Muddy Waters - 5:45-6:30pm
Up-Down Minneapolis - 6:35-7:15pm
Grumpy's Bar & Grill - 7:30-8:15pm
Clubhouse Jäger - 8:30pm
B-Side Pils releases in 12oz cans featuring the artwork of Chuck U during the week of February 20th. Find it on tap at your favorite bars and restaurants, and always in our Northeast taproom.
Raise a glass to a good year past and reconnect with an Old Friend, our limited-release winter warmer brewed with fresh ginger root, orange peel and blueberry honey. This year we are excited to release Old Friend in shiny new 16oz cans, featuring original artwork by Minnesota’s own Chuck U. Sharing an old friend with a good pal has never been easier.
Old Friend Winter Warmer pours a deep ruby red, and rings in at a toasty 7.5% ABV and 15 IBU. This welcoming brew greets you with flavors of spicy, snappy ginger and burnt toffee, followed by notes of citrus, nutmeg and gingerbread cookies. The perfect fireside companion, Old Friend brings you tidings of comfort and joy with each sip.
Find Old Friend in bars, restaurants and liquor stores in the Twin Cities starting this week. Or, come try it on draft in our cozy Northeast taproom. The perfect brew for gifting or keeping, life’s just better with an Old Friend by your side!
Bright, resinous and fresh as can be, our days-old, draft-only Fresh Hop Ale hits bars and restaurants in the Twin Cities area this week. This extremely limited brew is made with unpelletized Mosaic hops, harvested at their peak and shipped directly to Indeed from Yakima, Washington – the epicenter of hop growing in the United States. These hops were hand selected by Head Brewer Josh in September, and arrived to the brewery a few weeks later. They were added to the brew that night and just ten days later the finished beer was kegged and ready to drink.
The Mosaic hops used in Fresh Hop are harvested only once a year, and deliver a uniquely robust flavor and aroma. They bring flavors of dank, resinous hops as well as more subtle notes of citrus and stone fruit. Fresh Hop pours a beautiful bright gold with a big rocky head, packed with aromas of hops, blueberry, melon and citrus.
Fresh Hop Ale is only around for a short time, so make sure to get it while you can. Find it in a pint glass near you in our cozy Northeast taproom, or at any of the locations listed below. It was just delivered yesterday, but who knows how long it will last. Come get fresh with us!
Find Fresh Hop Ale at all Red Cow locations, all Blue Door Pub locations, Pizza Luce Downtown, New Bohemia NE, Sporty’s Pub & Grill, The Unofficial, Up-Down, Stub & Herbs, Ray J’s NE, Reverie Cafe & Bar, The Bulldog Uptown, Mackenzie’s, Sweeney’s Saloon, Sea Salt, Grumpy’s NE, Muddy Waters, Dark Horse Bar & Eatery, Ox Cart Ale House, Buster’s on 28th and Smack Shack.
Make way for Rum King! This year our imperial stout is coming to you fresh in 12oz cans fit for every swashbuckler’s life-on-the-go. They’re shipping out in 4-packs, perfect to share with your mates around a fire or save for a stormy night at sea. Featuring original artwork by Chuck U, the new cans are silver, teal, dark blue and ripe for the plundering. Below deck the goods are just the same – a pitch-black stout that’s been aged in rum barrels for just shy of one year. You’ll find the same complex notes of toffee and vanilla, with a roasty-toasty, malt-forward body burly enough to un-shiver those timbers.
To get into the nitty-gritty of everything about our imperial stout and answer your burning questions about Rum King’s break with the bottle, we sat down with our quality manager, Daniel.
Why package Rum King in cans, instead of bottles?
Both cans and bottles have their pros and cons. Cans tend to do a better job at protecting the beer from its enemies – sunlight and oxygen. The opaque nature of the can and very tight seal of the lid make it an ideal package for keeping beer fresher for a longer time. Cans are also lighter and easier to transport.
Will Rum King taste different this year, has anything changed with the recipe?
The flavor profile of Rum King changes a bit each year. While we use the same recipe, the variation in the rum barrels and aging conditions of the barrels ultimately give the beer much of its character, and these factors change year to year. The canning process won’t affect the taste of the beer.
How do you get Rum King out of barrels and into cans?
First, every barrel is tasted for off-flavors. For Rum King that usually means a sour or acetone flavor. Those barrels that don’t make the cut get dumped. The barrels that do make the cut have the beer removed and are brought to a stainless steel brite tank. Here, the beer is chilled and carbonated. Once cold and fizzy, Rum King is put into cans just like any of our other beers.
How should I serve Rum King? Can I drink it from the can?
We recommend drinking all Indeed beer out of a glass. For cans of Rum King, we suggest pouring the beer into a tulip glass before consuming so you can smell the aroma and check out the color of the beer. A serving temperature of about 45°F is what many people prefer for drinking stouts.
Can I age cans of Rum King?
Sure. While we think the beer tastes great and is ready to drink when you buy it, you can still age it in cans. There is no guarantee that aging the beer is going to improve it, but it might – only time will tell. Aging beer is really a process of oxidization – cans will slow that down, but still do the trick.
How should I store my cans of Rum King?
If you intend to age Rum King, “cellar” temperatures are best at 45-50°F. If you’re planning on drinking it soon, the refrigerator is always a good bet.
So that’s the skinny. But hey, buccaneers, we encourage you to road test it yourself. Find Rum King in limited quantities (so don’t delay) in liquor stores throughout the Twin Cities area and beyond during the second week in October. Plus, heave ho and meet us at 331 Club for the ultimate Rum King release party on October 4th – the absolute first place you’ll find this year’s Rum King on tap, along with vintages from 2015 and 2014, plus Whiskey Queen – quite a lineup. We heard Davy Jones himself might even make an appearance. So batten down the hatches and get those sealegs ready – Rum King is coming soon!
It’s about that time of year when we trade in our sunny shandys and summer ales for something we can really cozy up to on a chilly night. We’ve seen the aisles fill up with pumpkin spice & everything nice, but frankly – we’re bored with the gourds. Presenting your fall beer alternative, Yamma Jamma Harvest Ale, our ode to crunchy leaves, casseroles and sweater weather. Brewed with real sweet potatoes and a signature blend of spices, Yamma Jamma is your call to the fall.
Each batch of Yamma Jamma is made with 240 pounds of real sweet potatoes so you can rest assured that what’s on the can matches what’s in the can. This year we’ve tweaked the recipe of our harvest ale to accentuate its complex malt profile and provide more body. Our fall seasonal beer is brewed with ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Expect flavors of mellow yam and spices, nestled in an oaty-nutty malt ‘crust’ – yep, sweet potato pie in a glass. Yamma Jamma pairs perfectly with Halloween candy and horror movies, but also compliments your uncle’s bad jokes at thanksgiving.
Looking to get your yam on? Find it in cans and on draft at your favorite bars, restaurants and liquor stores. Plus, join us at Indeed on September 15th for a Yamma Jamma Flight Night and Tent Sale. We’ll be serving up our harvest ale, a nitro version, a cypress and vanilla bean infusion and for the first time ever – Yamma Jamma Alabama Slamma. This year, leave the pumpkins for carving - and go yam.