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Nov 9/17

Yam It Yourself: Yamma Jamma Homebrew Recipe Is Here!

As you may have heard (cover your ears if you haven’t), our Harvest Ale is hitting the hay in 2017. We know you’ll miss Yamma Jamma, and we will too - so we’ve decided to give you a little something to remember it by. Our brewers have created a 5 Gallon All-Grain Batch homebrew recipe just for you. Find it below, or on the recipe page of our website, alongside Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder.

If you’re brewing Yamma Jamma - let us know! We’d love to pass along what we’ve learned about working with those crazy yams all these years. We’re so happy to finally share this recipe and welcome you to the yamily. Dang, we’re really gonna miss those puns. And one more thing - whether you’re a homebrewer or just a homedrinker, you’ll find $10 Yamma Jamma growler fills all November long at Indeed to send off our sweet potato beer right. Pick some up for Thanksgiving, it’s way better than a casserole.

Recipe: Yamma Jamma 

5 Gallon All-Grain Batch 

Crunchy leaves. Casseroles. Sweater weather. Yamma Jamma is our tribute to the coziest of seasons. Brewed with sweet potatoes and a blend of warm, fragrant spices, our Harvest Ale captures the sights, sounds, and flavors of fall.

O.G: 1.056 / FG: 1.014 / IBU: 10 / SRM 14 / ABV: 5.5%

Fermentation Schedule: 5 Weeks

1–2 week primary

1 week secondary

2 weeks bottle conditioning

Mash Ingredients:

- 7.25 lbs Vienna

- 2.35 lbs CaraHell

- 1.15 lbs CaraMunich II

- 1.15 lbs Golden Naked Oats

- 0.40 lbs Munich Light (10L)

- 0.35 lbs Crystal 120

- 0.75 lbs Sweet Potatoes (shredded)

Boil Additions:

- 0.75 oz Glacier @ 60 min (4.8% AA)

- 1.00 oz Vanilla Extract @ Flameout

- 1.85 g Allspice Powder @ Flameout

- 1.85 Nutmeg Powder @ Flameout

- 1.50 g Cinnamon Powder @ Flameout

- 1.25 g Galangal Root Powder (Ginger) @ Flameout

Yeast Options:

Liquid yeast: Wyeast #1968 London ESB Ale. 75% Attenuation, Optimum temperature: 68°F

Dry yeast: Safale US-05. Optimum temperature: 68°F

Mash Schedule:

Single Infusion

Sacch’ Rest: 152° F for 60 minutes

Brewer’s Notes - This recipe is formulated for 6 gallons to allow for trub loss, etc. Indeed Brewing Company does not recommend attempting an extract version of this recipe due to it’s complex grain bill and use of sweet potatoes in the mash. Liquid yeast option is strongly preferred.

Sep 12/17

Come party with us at Hullabaloo 2017!

Let’s Hullabaloo! Our yam-packed fall fest is back for a sixth year of fun with all the fixins. On October 14th and 15th we’re turning our harvest party up to eleven, and celebrating the only way we know how - with bunches of beer, food, and live music. Flip on your flannel and let’s get this thing started.

BREWS

We’ll be pouring all your favorite Indeed beers, plus seasonal sippers Yamma Jamma, Oktoberfest, Fresh Hop, and Rum King. For those looking for extra special brews, the cask wall will be back and buzzing with fun and fall-inspired infusions. A quick reminder that Rum King releases in cans this year, so there will be no bottle sales at the brewery.

FOOD

To keep you fueled up to get down, our friends from The Blue Door Pub will be here slinging them heavenly Hullabalucys and totchos for your pleasure. Aki's BreadHaus - German Style Baking will be on site with warm, salty (and vegan!) soft pretzels with delish Day Tripper mustard. We suggest eating everything.

ACTIVITIES

In order to entertain our tiny humans, we’ll have our annual decoration of Mr. YammaJamma heads, as well as a visit from our pals at GetKnit Events. They’ll be setting up a free craft station on Sunday from 12-4pm for the kiddos and inner-kiddos alike.

MUSIC

Get ready to dance your pants off. But actually, keep your pants on please. Pants required.

SATURDAY 10/14
1:00PM The Ventures Cover Band
2:10PM The Bad Man
3:20PM The Revenge Wedding
4:30PM What Tyrants
5:35PM Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band 
6:45PM Bruise Violet
7:50PM Purple Funk Metropolis
9:00PM Black Market Brass

SUNDAY 10/15 
1:00PM Peter Lang
2:10PM Mike Gunther & His Restless Souls
3:20PM Gabe Barnett & them Rounders
4:30PM Dosh
5:45PM SOLID GOLD

Hullabaloo 2017 takes place October 14th, 12pm to 11pm, and October 15th, 12pm to 8pm. We got a big old tent for the occassion - so it's going down rain or shine! Due to the size and sometimes rowdy nature of this event, please leave your furry friends at home – and tiny humans, please head out of the taprooms by 8pm. 

This event is CASH ONLY, so bring the green with you to avoid ATM lines. Entry is $1 at the door if you’re drinking, with all proceeds benefitting our charitable giving program, Indeed We Can.

Jul 19/17

Indeed Celebrates Five Years of Business this August!

Time flies when you’re having fun, working hard, and brewing beer (especially when you’re also drinking some of that beer). It’s hard to believe, but we’re about to clock our fifth spin around the sun. We’re so grateful to be part of the Minnesota craft beer culture, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our customers, staff, and community. We sold our inaugural beer on August 10, 2012, and were the first brewery and taproom to open in Northeast Minneapolis since James Page Brewing closed in the early 2000s. Cut to flashback music.

When Indeed opened for business in 2012, our Co-Founder Tom Whisenand imagined the taproom to be like a living room for the brewery, a place where people could get to know our beer. Back then, Indeed had just two beer offerings: Day Tripper Pale Ale and Midnight Ryder Black IPA. But with a company launch party at Icehouse Minneapolis later that August, and the release of cans in October, we wasted no time getting that beer out of the living room and into the market. Forming an early partnership with local artist Chuck U, our eye-catching cans helped early consumers discover our beer. In the first six months of business, we doubled our brewing capacity due to demand. Co-Founder Tom Whisenand explained at the time, “This is a dream come true for all of us, it seems like just yesterday we were sitting around the kitchen table discussing our business plan and now we are doubling capacity... hopefully sleep will come after that.”

However, Indeed (and its employees) didn’t see much rest in our second year, hiring a full-time quality manager, adding distribution in the surrounding metro area and creating Indeed We Can, our charitable giving program. “Indeed is only as strong as the community that surrounds it. It was important to us to find an authentic way to build relationships with our neighbors,” says Co-Founder Nathan Berndt. Through this program, taproom proceeds each Wednesday are donated to local nonprofits selected by employees. By August 2014, our taproom was rocking four days a week, and with five packaged beers in the market, Indeed continued to gain momentum.

The next few years turned out to be a pretty wild ride. In 2014, Mexican Honey Imperial Lager brought home a Silver Medal from the Great American Beer Fest, giving the brewery national recognition. That same year, we began the aging process for our Wooden Soul series of wild, sour and barrel-aged beer, led by brewer Adam Theis. By fall 2015, Indeed had greatly expanded its brewing capacity, staff, and number of packaged beers. 2016 saw the first packaged offering from Wooden Soul and the creation of two collaboration beers with New Belgium Brewing (Hello, Strawberry Fields), one of the largest craft breweries in the country. In that year, we also achieved a longtime goal of statewide distribution in Minnesota, grew industry relationships through our Flock Together collaboration series, and worked to maintain our integrity, pulling beer kits from Northern Brewer after the homebrew supply store was acquired by AB-InBev.

Indeed is proud to share that since opening day in 2012, we have:

  • Grown our staff from eight to 56 employees and ranked as a Top 150 Workplace

  • Increased our barrel production capacity by over 400% 

  • Expanded our number of packaged beer offerings from two to 15, with all cans featuring designs from local artist Chuck U

  • Increased our number of on- and off-premise accounts from 170 to 1,440

  • Widened distribution from the Twin Cities area to statewide in Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as parts of Wisconsin

  • Began exporting beer internationally to Spain

  • Donated more than $300,000 to over 100 nonprofits through Indeed We Can

We are so incredibly grateful for the support of the craft beer community over the past five years. We truly could not have done it without you. Now, as the fourth largest production brewery in Minnesota (we can't quite believe it), and the 250th largest brewery in the country (still can't believe it), we plan on sticking to our core values of quality, community, originality, having fun and most importantly making good beer, for the foreseeable future.

When asked what they are most proud of about Indeed, our Co-Founders agree that at the end of the day, it comes down to people. “I am so proud of our people that work so hard, and give so much time to ensuring Indeed is not only a great place to work, but well known for high quality and consistent beer,” says Nate. “We are a company that is successful and profitable without taking ourselves too seriously. Work days can be long and hard, but knowing there is a great group of people here to help makes all the difference.” 

So what's next? In the immediate future, Indeed will prioritize building our presence and reputation in the craft brewing community, both regionally and nationally. Tom explains, “Five years from now I don’t think our accomplishments will be measured in size or growth rate. Rather, I hope people will be talking about how they still love drinking our beer, and can feel good about our company and what we stand for.”

Let's get this party started already! We're celebrating our five year anniversary twofold on August 19, 2017. At the brewery from 12pm to 6pm, come on over for an Indeed open house with self-guided tours, a shuttled tour to our offsite barrel-aging facility (usually closed to the public), happy hour pricing on Day Tripper, Midnight Ryder and Shenanigans, food trucks, cake, and an extended patio. That same day, we're throwing down where it all began, kicking off our fifth year of business at Icehouse Minneapolis. From 6pm to close, join us for a banger featuring food, beer, giveaways, raffles, and live music from Ayvah, PaviElle, and Black Market Brass. Tickets to the Icehouse event are five dollars and include a free pint of Day Tripper and super special commemorative pint glass. We hope you can come party with us, it just wouldn't be the same without all you thirsty creatures.

May 18/17

The Traveling Patio Picture Show Rolls Back Into Town

Ready for another summer of cinema under the stars? The Traveling Patio Picture Show is back, presented by Trash Film Debauchery, Indeed Brewing Company and Trylon Microcinema. Take in four totally rad 80s movies at Up-Down Minneapolis, Grumpy’s NE, Clubhouse Jager and Mackenzie Pub. Because we love you, all movies are free to attend and start at sundown (around 8:30pm). So grab a beer, take a seat, and get ready to enjoy the show!

5/24 THE WIZARD (1989) @ Up-Down Minneapolis

6/28 GLEAMING THE CUBE (1989) @ Grumpy’s NE

7/25 BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO (1984) @ Clubhouse Jäger

8/23 MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987) @ Mackenzie Pub

More info:

THE WIZARD (1989) @ Up-Down Minneapolis

After his little brother, Jimmy (Luke Edwards), is put in a mental institution, Corey (Fred Savage) breaks him out and the pair run off together to California. On their travels, Corey meets a girl named Haley (Jenny Lewis) and discovers that Jimmy is a master at playing video games. With talents like his, he could easily win the top prize of $50,000 at Video Armageddon. While the three travelers hitchhike to the competition, the boys' parents hire a bounty hunter to track them down.

GLEAMING THE CUBE (1989) @ Grumpy’s NE

Slacker Brian (Christian Slater) discovers his adopted brother, Vinh (Art Chudabala), has been killed and his murder made to look like a suicide. With the help of a local detective Al Lucero (Steven Bauer), Brian and his skateboarding crew featuring Buddy (Tony Hawk), Yabbo (Max Perlich) and Gremic (Christian Jacobs) work together to solve the mystery and avenge Vinh’s death.

BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO (1984) @ Clubhouse Jäger

Disappointed with her small part in the chorus line of a Los Angeles show, jazz dancer Kelly (Lucinda Dickey) quits and heads home. Her father (John Christy Ewing) disapproves of Kelly's friendship with street dancers Ozone (Adolfo "Shabba-Doo" Quinones) and Turbo (Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers), and encourages her to pursue an opportunity to perform in Paris. Ignoring his wishes, Kelly teams up with her friends for a break-dancing benefit show to save an endangered community center.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987) @ Mackenzie Pub

When the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) finds a mysterious power called the Cosmic Key, he becomes nearly invincible. However, courageous warrior He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) locates inventor Gwildor (Billy Barty), who created the Key and has another version of it. During a battle, one of the Keys is transported to Earth, where it is found by teenagers Julie (Courteney Cox) and Kevin (Robert Duncan McNeill). Now both He-Man and Skeletor's forces arrive on Earth searching for the potent weapon.

Feb 21/17

Indeed Brewing Announces New Collaboration Series: Flock Together

They say that birds of a feather flock together, and now they make beer together too. We've hatched a new series of collaborations with friends from near and far - so take a gander. 

“Collaborations help fuel the sense of community that lies at the heart of the craft brewing industry,” explains our Co-Founder and Director of Operations Tom Whisenand. “When we consider a collaboration, we’re all about furthering friendships with people that have similar values, and that we believe represent the best in brewing, whether big or small, well-known or just starting out.” Head Brewer Josh Bischoff agrees, saying the short answer to “Why collaborate?” is for the fun. “We like to work with our friends in the industry,” says Bischoff, “taking the different feel of each brewery and putting a little bit of both in the brew, to create something unique and exciting.”

You can check out the first release from Flock Together, a Belgian-style Dubbel made with Hoops Brewing of Duluth, at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild's Winterfest 2017 this weekend. The Hoops brothers have always had a strong influence in our Head Brewer Josh's brewing career, and with the announcement of Hoops Brewing opening this year, Josh thought a collaboration seemed like a fun way to work with an early mentor. Together they decided to twist styles like they do in Belgium - throwing in oddball ingredients like fennel, star anise and agave syrup to make a fun, yet character-loaded, complex ale. 

Our previous collaborations feature beers made with New Belgium Brewing and Station 26 Brewing of Colorado, Dangerous Man Brewing and Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub of Minnesota and Jubeck New World Brewing of Iowa. Look out for collaborations with Hoops Brewing, Dangerous Man Brewing, Gamling & McDuck Winery and Tattersall Distilling later this year.