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Jon Eager answers all our burning questions about beer infusions.
How did you get into brewing?
My older brother, Chris, introduced me to homebrewing sometime around 2008. We did our first brew session in his kitchen in South Minneapolis (a Summit EPA clone I believe, while drinking many, many Summit EPAs) and I fell in love with the process right then and there. Brewing didn’t end up sticking with my brother, so a year or so later he gave me all his homebrewing gear and I hit the ground running. I had worked as an Assistant Chef throughout most of high school and college and I enjoyed the translations between brewing and cooking, something that would ultimately lead me towards a deep exploration into infusing finished beer with all kinds of ingredients here at Indeed.
I knew I wanted to pursue brewing as a career, but I didn’t have any money to attend Siebel Institute for a formal education. So, I decided to give up my social life for at least a year to study every brewing book I could get my hands on whenever I wasn’t at my soul-destroying day job. In 2013 I took the plunge and got a job at Northern Brewer in St Paul, which exposed me to all kinds of brewing professionals, textbooks, ingredients, and, of course, tons of homebrew and craft beer. It was simply a matter of luck when a year later the owners of a then soon-to-open brewery called “HammerHeart” waltzed into the shop one day asking if we knew of anyone interested in a part time assistant brewer job. My coworkers all pointed to me. I spent two years at HammerHeart learning how to brew on a larger scale, and was promoted to Brewer shortly after I started.
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Whirlygig as you know it is cancelled, but we're staying Whirly.
When we announced our killer Whirlygig 2020 lineup back in February, we said we'd be getting weird for the three-day music and beer fest. And weird it got, only for reasons we weren't anticipating. This will likely come as no surprise, but it still pains us to tell you: Whirlygig 2020 is not happening, at least in the way you know it. The world is a different place than it was two months ago, and gathering en masse is not a thing that we can do right now. Make no mistake: This totally and unequivocally sucks. But before you file this under "bummer news" and give in to wallowing, we invite you to Stay Whirly, Stay Home.
New beer releases feature QR codes on the label that go to supporting local communities.
On Monday, March 16, Indeed Brewing Company voluntarily closed its Minneapolis taproom before bars and restaurants were ordered to temporarily close across Minnesota. Since then, we've adapted to the changing landscape caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak to not only serve beer safely, but also provide consumers with new brands.
Instead of scrapping plans for upcoming draft-only beers on the 2020 brand calendar, our marketing, production, and packaging teams switched gears to release these beers in labeled cans and on schedule, with an added effort to support local communities.
Crowlers and growlers are available to-go in Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
These are strange and unprecedented times, indeed.
We announced on Monday, March 16 that we would be closing our Milwaukee and Minneapolis taprooms in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. While we can’t provide a space for you to gather, we can supply you with beer once again, which we hope brings you some comfort.
Crowlers and growlers are now available to-go at both taproom locations. Pick up through The Ox window in Minneapolis or on Quincy Corner where you can snag some tacos from Centro, too. In Milwaukee, pick-up is available at the taproom. Growlers are available, however we won't be doing refills at this time or accepting empties. Customers who order from Centro across the street will receive $5 off any growler purchase as part of our Quincy Corner package.
Order online here for Minneapolis or call 612-843-5090, ext. 4. Open 12-6pm Monday-Sunday. Delivery is available from 1-5pm with a 90-minute promise from time of order. $5 delivery fee per order. Buy a gift card here.
Order online here for Milwaukee. Growlers, crowlers, and cans are available for curbside pick-up; call 414-216-9007, ext. 5 when you are at the taproom to receive your order. Open 3-6pm on Wednesday & Thursday; 12-6pm on Friday & Saturday. Buy a gift card here.