What is “Derailed?”
Fast and loose. Up for anything. A little bit crazy. That’s Derailed.
Indeed Brewing Company made its home alongside the tracks in Northeast Minneapolis, in the heart of what was once a booming center of industry, and is now a flourishing home for the arts. Our Derailed Series℠ takes something from the old and the new: hard work, innovation, and measurable results, with a flair for the creative and an always-inquisitive spirit.
Indeed’s Derailed Series is our lineup of experimental beers. It’s the ‘brewer’s choice’ segment of our operation, in which they get to tweak recipes or dabble in a new style. Derailed goes beyond the flagships, seasonals, and specialties you’ve come to expect from us, and makes space for our brewers to jump the tracks and just see what happens.
Our brewers are very good at following recipes. That’s how we know the Day Tripper you have today will be the Day Tripper you have next week and the Day Tripper you had last month. But they’ve got so much more up their sleeves! Head Brewer Josh Bischoff has created nearly all of the recipes for our flagships, seasonals, and specialties at Indeed so far. As he puts it, “The Derailed Series gives the rest of our brew staff a chance to work on their own recipes and share them with the public.” Derailed is our up and coming brewers’ opportunity to push the envelope, expand their repertoire, and yes, have a little fun.
Some Derailed Series beers never see the outside of our taproom walls, while others have gone on to become some of our most popular offerings, like Mexican Honey and Rum King. It’s a chance for you, the Indeed Brewing fan, to participate in the process of developing our future lineup. You are our guinea pigs, and we’re listening! So come, join us in the taproom, try some Derailed beers, and be a part of what makes it special to us. That nameless, faceless style you’re sipping on could be the next big thing. Or not. Either way, we’re cool with it.
Wooden Barrels + Living Beer = Wooden Soul
Sour. Funky. Wild. Barrel-aged. Wooden Soul encompasses a stunning array of unique styles of beer, produced by the dynamic relationships between natural microorganisms when left to their own devices.
The beer destined for our barrels usually starts out like any other beer, undergoing primary fermentation, passing through our centrifuge, and into a bright tank. Instead of being cooled and carbonated, the beer for Wooden Soul is racked into barrels, and inoculated with wild yeast and bacteria. These unpredictable microorganisms take a completely ‘clean’ beer, break it down, and build it back up again, creating something entirely new and incredibly complex.
There is a certain degree of wonder and mysticism in our barrel room. The whole world could be explained scientifically, but sometimes it’s more enjoyable just to marvel at the unknown.
The simple truth is, we don’t know exactly how the beers of Wooden Soul will taste, or when they will be ready for consumption; that’s part of the journey.
Wooden Soul beers are developed using various strains of Brettanomyces, bacteria, or both, and almost all of the beers will spend some time aging in wood. There will be a spectrum of flavor and aroma produced from our wild yeast and bacteria. Some may be incredibly sour, while others may be more funky.
When a beer is deemed ready to be released in the Wooden Soul series, we will share the details of that particular style, its history, and its unique tasting notes.
Gone, but not forgotten!
- Mexican Cousin
- Peloton Saison
- Blueberry Mosaic
- Hot Box
- Brown Ale
- Burr Grinder
- Quincy Street Common
- Polka Pils
- Sage Coach
Our cask ales merge the best of old world tradition with modern innovation. Traditionally, cask ales are served at 55 degrees and are slightly oxidized from outside air entering the cask as it is served. Here at Indeed, we're breaking tradition to serve you the best quality beer possible. Many of our casks are hop forward ales, and we serve them between 35 to 40 degrees, preventing much of the off flavors that can arise from hoppy ales served at traditional cask temperatures. We also ensure our cask ales never touch oxygen - a beer's arch nemesis.
Our casks are served through a modern day cask breather system that eliminates all oxygen in the serving process, and then pulled through a traditional beer engine (the black handles sticking up from the bar), so that we truly have the best of both worlds.
Check up on our current cask offerings on our Tap List.
After AB-Inbev’s acquisition of Northern Brewer in 2016, Indeed made the tough decision to pull its beer kits from the store, and decided to post our recipes for Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder right here on our website. We continue to encourage home brewers to support their local home brewing store in an effort to keep craft brewing honest, accessible and fun. Questions? Feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back often to find out which bars & restaurants, and liquor stores serve and sell Indeed Brewing Company beer!