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Jun 1/17

Peach Bum IPA is ripe for release next week!

Made for the hazy days of summer, Peach Bum IPA is almost ripe for the picking. With juicy notes of peach cobbler, tart citrus and tropical-tasting hops, Peach Bum joins our adventurous line-up of IPA offerings on draft and in 12 oz. cans with designs by local artist Chuck U. Sun drenched and juicy, it's sure to become your new summer jam.

The idea for Peach Bum IPA was planted last year, when our Head Brewer Josh Bischoff created an IPA for Indeed’s Derailed Series, a series of experimental beers. He was looking to create a new, fruity, lighter colored IPA to enjoy in the warm summer months. Josh selected a different yeast than the ones we usually brew our hoppy beers with, instead choosing a strain known to produce super fruity flavors. For the all-important hop bill, he selected American hops that are also known to bring strong fruit character to beer - Mosaic, Citra, Azacca and Centennial. Fruity, juicy, and inviting, Derailed: IPA became a fast favorite in the taproom, both among customers and our staff.

After some consideration, and a few beers, our brewing team decided it would be fun to take Derailed: IPA one step further—the addition of peach built on the fruit flavors already present in the brew, creating a juicy, refreshing, and easy-drinking beer. Capped off with a playful name to fit its cheerful spirit, Peach Bum IPA was born.

Peach Bum IPA hits store shelves and tap towers next week, just in time for the warmest months of the season. We're kicking off the release with a Peach Bum IPA Beach Party at Hi-Lo Diner—complete with surf rock, games, giveaways and more. Beach attire encouraged! Life's a peach, so let's party and celebrate summer with our new IPA.

Sep 12/16

It's Time to Hullabaloo!

Grab your friends, throw on your flannel and get ready for some boot stomping and hip shaking fun at our annual harvest party. Hullabaloo is back and packed with plenty of goodies. We’ve hitched up a music lineup curated by First Avenue, and we’ll keep the brews and good times flowing all weekend long.

So what’s exactly in store? Come on down to help us celebrate Yamma Jamma’s return and the release of Rum King 2016 in the taproom. We’ll also be rolling out our cask pyramid – featuring more beers than ever before. To keep you fueled up to get down, Blue Door Pub will be here slinging those heavenly bodies we call blucys and totchos. Aki’s BreadHaus will be also be on site, serving up warm, salty (and vegan!) pretzels with Day Tripper beer mustard, and Frio Frio will satisfy your sweet tooth with Indeed beer-inspired popsicles. Plus, bring the kiddos or your own inner child, and get your art on with GetKnit’s craft stations from 12pm-4pm on Sunday. It’s a yam-packed fall festival with all the fixins.

Hullabaloo takes place October 8th, 12pm to 11pm, and October 9th, 12pm to 8pm. This event is FREE to attend, and tented - so it's going down rain or shine! Because of the large, noisy 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.

PS – In case you haven’t heard, Rum King is releasing in cans this year! So we won’t be selling any packaged Rum King 2016 at the brewery. However, on Sunday we will have bottle sales of Rum King 2015 and limited verticals for the taking.

RSVP on Facebook for updates, info and everything Hullabaloo.

SATURDAY 10/8

12:30 – Catbath 

1:30 – Bruise Violet 

2:30 – Mary Allen & The Percolators 

3:30 – Driftwood Pyre 

4:30 – Porcupine 

5:30 – Little Man 

6:30 – Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band 

7:30 – Butcher's Union 

8:45 – Night Moves

SUNDAY 10/9

1:00 – Dusty Heart 

2:00 – Actual Wolf 

3:00 – Southside Desire 

4:00 – Jack Klatt (trio) 

5:00 – Romantica

Sep 8/16

Rum King is Coming – In a Can!

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!

Aug 1/16

It's Time to Let It Roll

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!

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.