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The Queen makes her royal debut.
Long live The Queen.
Formerly known as Whiskey Queen, this whiskey barrel-aged Imperial Stout is now known simply as The Queen. Same beer, new name (and, in fact, same beer as Rum King—just a different barrel). At 10.5% ABV, The Queen starts her journey to the throne as a pitch-black Imperial Stout, aged over seven months in American whiskey barrels to develop complex vanilla, chocolate and coconut aromas and a signature boozy finish. Warm, yet authoritative, The Queen boasts an unforgettable silky mouthfeel backed by roasted malt and oak flavors. An iron fist in a velvet glove, she rules.
We’re commemorating the occasion in royal fashion.
- In cans: This is the first time we’re packaging The Queen for distribution; available in a liquor store near you. We've done the aging for you, so don't let her sit idle in the fridge.
- On tap: On tap now in bars/restaurants and in the Minneapolis taproom Thursday, Feb. 27
- Flight Night: We’re infusing The Queen with four flavor combinations on Thursday, Feb. 27: Dogwood NEON Espresso and Vanilla Bean; Cacao Nibs and Orange Zest; Cherry and Coconut; and Ginger and Lemon Zest
- Royal Crush: To properly commemorate the occasion, we’re having a bottle release party on Saturday, Feb. 29. Beginning at 12pm, there will be 300 bottles available of The Queen Brewer’s Reserve ($30 a bottle, limit of two). Among the festivities to honor The Queen is a chess tournament; click here to RSVP to the event on Facebook and to sign up for the tournament.
Sarah Jane's Maple Stick Stout releases on Feb. 6 in Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
From a bakery counter display in Northeast to tap lines in Minneapolis and Milwaukee, Sarah Jane’s Maple Sticks Stout’s journey is a testament to Indeed’s commitment to community and collaboration.
Danish dough twisted with cinnamon, baked with caramel and almonds, and topped with maple frosting—Maple Sticks from Sarah Jane’s Bakery in Northeast Minneapolis are a staff favorite here at Indeed. They’re the first pastry that’s snagged, and no one even thinks about leaving half. So when we set out to develop a pastry stout, it was a no-brainer to capture the essence of these beloved classics.
"When deciding to make a pastry stout, the logical choice in my mind was to model it after the Maple Stick from our local NE bakery Sarah Jane's," says Josh Bischoff, Head Brewer. "I would venture to say that the first year or so of Indeed's existence was fueled almost exclusively by Dogwood Espresso and Sarah Jane's Maple Sticks."
Tested and perfected at our pilot brewery in Milwaukee, this recipe was then brewed on a larger scale at our Minneapolis headquarters and canned for distribution. Cinnamon, vanilla, lactose, and—of course—maple make this malt-forward stout rich and full. And, at the risk of getting too sappy, it represents a connectedness that makes this beer extra special to us. We can’t wait to share it with you.
We’ll be releasing this beer on Thursday, February 6 at 3 PM in Minneapolis and Milwaukee. Maple Sticks will be served in both locations.
“When good people get together and do good things, then good things happen.”
Bridging founder Fran Heitzman’s words are simple but speak volumes; they ring especially true for us at Indeed, where a core value of ours is Do Good. Tonight in Minneapolis, we’ll be drinking for a good cause while also honoring Fran’s legacy, who passed away on January 11.
At 94, Fran left an indelible mark on the people he served. “The contagious inspiration and passion Fran shared as an advocate for those in need ensured all families were served with dignity and was vital in achieving Bridging’s most recent milestone of serving 95,000 households since its inception/the beginning. His tremendous work ethic, commitment to quality service and unwavering pledge to ensure that ‘everyone has a bed to sleep in’ truly made him one-of-a-kind.” Read more about Fran’s legacy on Bridging’s website.
“Providing household goods for those coming out of homelessness resonates with my morals and values. Bridging allows people a second chance at having a sustainable life after hardship. Especially through winter months, every family deserves comforts that can bring them more opportunity to live a satisfying life,” says bartender Jessica Zottolla, who nominated Bridging.
Funds raised on Wednesday night in the Minneapolis taproom will support the general operating budget at Bridging. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serves primarily the Twin Cities metro area, providing donated furniture and household goods to people transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Bridging gives hope—and for many—a leap toward stability for the first time. Since 1987, Bridging has served more than 95,000 households, and reduces landfill space by 10 million pounds each year.
Right now, Bridging is in need of towels, which we will be collecting tonight and for the next couple weeks and deliver.
In the Milwaukee taproom, lead bartender Madi Altman has nominated The Women's Center. “I felt the need to make whomever I recommend as meaningful as possible. Being a survivor myself, I chose them because of all of the work and care that goes into them helping every person who walks through their door. It is something we need more of in this world. Anything I can do to help them for helping hundreds of women, I’ll do.”
Founded in 1977, The Women's Center serves women, children, and men impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking. It is Waukesha County’s only agency of its kind, providing a range of life-saving and life-changing programs and services that heal and empower adults and children on their paths to build a future free from violence.
Halloween Fright Flight Night returns with four spine-chilling concoctions brewed by our mad scientist behind brewery doors.
Indeed Brewing Co. presents The Lowdown on Saturday, October 19th, at our new pilot brewery and taproom in Milwaukee from 12-10pm!
What’s The Lowdown on this new brewery and taproom? Join us to find out at our grand opening street bash! We’re throwing open the doors and throwing down with a full day of live music at our Walker’s Point location. Bands will be playing, food will be slung, and of course, Indeed brews will be flowing. Stamps to drink are only $1, with all proceeds donated to Indeed We Can, Indeed Brewing’s employee-driven charitable giving program. Keep scrolling to discover all the details as we throw down at The Lowdown!