We can’t promise fine china or finger sandwiches, but Whirlygig 2017 will bring you tea - in a pint glass. Indeed Brewing and Dangerous Man Brewing will release their collaboration beer at the event during Art-A-Whirl® weekend, May 19, 20 and 21. The beer, an Amber Ale with Tea, is the second offering from Indeed’s Flock Together collaboration series.
Beer BFFs Indeed and Dangerous Man began a long-awaited first collaboration last year during Red Stag’s In Cahoots! Block Party. “We got together at Dangerous Man to kick ideas around and decided that whatever we came up with, we were going to incorporate tea into the beer somehow,” says Indeed Head Brewer Josh Bischoff. After considering a few styles, Bischoff and Dangerous Man Head Brewer Rob Miller chose to create an Imperial White IPA brewed with Orange Ginger Tea from Tea Source.
Their first tea brew made them thirsty for more, sparking the Flock Together collaboration. “We had so much fun using tea in our In Cahoots! collaboration brew, that we wanted to do another tea beer and take it a step further,” explains Bischoff. Miller and Bischoff met with staff at Tea Source in Roseville, Minnesota and each created a unique tea blend for their respective breweries. Indeed’s tea blend is made with black tea, apple pieces, cocoa peel and vanilla, while Dangerous Man’s tea blend is made with rooibos, apple pieces, orange peel, cocoa bits, cinnamon and cloves. The two brewers chose a rich Amber Ale as a harmonious backdrop to highlight both blends. Each batch of beer is made with 20 pounds of tea - quite a cuppa.
Indeed’s version of the Dangerous Man collaboration, Flock Together: Amber Ale with Tea will be released at Indeed Brewing during Whirlygig 2017 on May 19, before becoming available in bars and restaurants. The beer is expected to have rich caramel and raisin notes with flavors of vanilla and chocolate. For those looking for an actual cup of tea, the Indeed Tea Source blend will be available for sale in limited quantities in our gear shop. Be sure and stop into Dangerous Man’s Northeast taproom to try their iteration of Amber Ale with Tea, also releasing on May 19.
Did you hear the buzz? Mexican Honey makes its return on the first of May. Refreshing and dangerously smooth as ever, our award-winning Imperial Lager is back in 16 oz. cans and on draft. Yep, it’s officially fiesta time.
Mexican Honey gets its name from its specialty ingredient (you guessed it), imported Mexican Orange Blossom Honey. Every 30-barrel batch is carefully brewed with 450 pounds of honey and a healthy dose of Amarillo hops, giving our Imperial Lager a satisfying sweetness that’s offset by citrus and floral notes. A highly anticipated and crowd-pleasing favorite, Mexican Honey will be available through the summer. Drink it now or pack that honey away for winter hibernation, this beer is good to age for up to one year. Winner of the Silver Medal in the Specialty Honey Beer category at the Great American Beer Festival, Mexican Honey remains a charming cerveza that’s all buzz, no bite.
Since we’re just in time for Cinco De Mayo, we’ll be buzzing over to Jefe Urban Hacienda on May 5th from 4pm to 10pm in celebration of our Imperial Lager. We’ll sip on Mexican Honey while we enjoy live music, Mexican street fare, and patio weather (fingers crossed!). And don’t miss a $10 beer bump special at Bulldog Uptown featuring a 12 oz pour of Mexican Honey and a shot of Don Julio Blanco tequila, flowing all month long.
Mexican Honey will be released the week of May 1st in the Twin Cities area and beyond. It is available in 16 oz cans and on draft through the summer months.
Indeed Brewing is thrilled to announce that Wooden Soul: Cherry Dust, our Wood-Aged Sour Red Ale made with Tart Cherries, will become available in the taproom on draft and in 750 ml bottles on April 13th.
Cherry Dust is the latest offering from Wooden Soul, our wild, sour, and barrel-aged beer program. With notes of tart cherry, carob, and amaretto, Cherry Dust has developed a wine-like complexity on its journey from barrel to bottle. It all started with our red base, a blend of wood-aged red ale barrels that have been aging for one to two years. This blend is then fermented for an additional three months on 44 lbs of tart red cherries per barrel. As these cherries mingled with wild yeasts and bacteria, they took on a new life. The cherries ceased to exist in their old form, but all the bits that made up a cherry were imparted into our brew. Wooden Soul Head Brewer Adam Theis was inspired by this transformation, leading him to the name the beer Cherry Dust.
We’re celebrating the release of Wooden Soul: Cherry Dust right here in our taproom. Join us for its inaugural tapping and your chance to pick up 750 ml bottles for sale (Limit 3/person). Our friends at The Copper Hen will also be stopping in for the occasion with Cherry Dust-inspired cupcakes to pair with your pour. It all goes down next Thursday, April 13th at 3pm. Come get your paws on some Cherry Dust before it all blows away. RSVP here.
The first run of Wooden Soul: Cherry Dust 750 ml bottles will be sold exclusively at Indeed and will go on sale at 3pm on April 13th. Bottles will be $15.99 each with a limit of 3 bottles per person.
Pucker up and get ready to meet Lucy, our Session Sour Ale releasing in 12oz cans next week! Lucy is light-bodied, tart, and bubbly with tropical fruit notes that welcome sour drinkers both old and new.
Lucy Session Sour Ale is the latest labor of love from our Head Brewer Josh Bischoff. A tribute to his daughter of the same name, Lucy was a stubborn beer to make — sour, sassy and unpredictable — but then again, nothing worth doing comes easy. We’ve brewed Lucy with lemongrass, orange peel and passion fruit, providing lush tropical fruit notes balanced with a tart, citrusy finish. Weighing in at a sessionable 4.2% ABV, Lucy is the perfect sour to get to know again and again.
To celebrate the release of our Session Sour, we’re tarting it up with our friends at Can Can Wonderland, and you’re invited! Join us April 20th for a night of getting silly, sipping sours and having a grand old time. Hit the mini golf course for your chance to win a free Lucy and if you strike that lucky hole-in-one shot on Indeed’s 18th hole you might just win a year of free beer! Get ready to tap into your creative side with a Lucy coloring contest then get set for a secret unveiling of a super special sour surprise that’s pretty sweet. RSVP here and let’s love Lucy!
Lucy Session Sour will be released in 12oz cans in the Twin Cities and beyond on the week of April 3rd, and is available year-round. Find it on tap in your favorite bars and restaurants and always in our cozy Northeast taproom.
Friday May 19th 12-11pm, Saturday May 20th 12-11pm, Sunday May 21st 12-8pm
Let’s get Whirly! Indeed Brewing Company is pumped to present Whirlygig 2017, our annual spring shindig on Art-A-Whirl weekend featuring a first-rate lineup of live music, good eats and great beer. Meet us here at Indeed from Friday May 19th to Sunday May 21st and help us celebrate our vibrant and lively Northeast neighborhood. Come #GetWhirly with us!
Saturday May 20th: 1pm - Porch Knights | 2pm - Ripper | 3pm - Matt Latterell | 4pm - Cozy | 5pm - Fury Things | 6pm - Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band | 7pm - Birthday Suits | 8pm - The Mighty Mofos | 9pm - Mark Mallman
The brand new B-Side Pils, the ever-controversial LSD, the old favorite Day Tripper - all your nearest and dearest Indeed beers are ready to pour so you can hit the dance floor. Visit our two-sided draft trailer, grab a tallboy from our can vendors in the crowd or head inside to either of our taprooms for your brew. Get up to something with Shenanigans, tart it up with Lucy Session Sour, or hop to it with Let It Ride - there’s something for all of our thirsty creatures to enjoy.
Whirlygig all-stars Blue Door Pub are back with blucys, black bean burgers and totchos for your tasting delight. Plus, hit up Natedogs for a wiener or two with all the fixins - veggie option included! Fuel up to whirl on.
As members of the Northeast Minneapolis Art Assocation, we encourage you to put the art in Art-A-Whirl by visiting the 2nd and 3rd floors above Indeed in the Solar Arts Building, chock full of studios and galleries showcasing the creativity of our local artists. Check out the Northrup King Building across the tracks and don’t miss Quincy Ave. for more talent than you can pour a beer at. Plus we’ve got some artsy surprises in store at Indeed!
Back by popular demand, MN Brewery Running Series will be hosting a 5k run to kick off the third and final day of Whirlygig on Sunday May 21st; run, walk, skip, there will still be a beer at the end for you no matter how long it takes.
THE ‘FINE PRINT’
This event is CASH ONLY, inside and out. We will party RAIN OR SHINE (that’s what the giant tent is for!). Wristbands will be required to enter for anyone who will be drinking and cost $1 with proceeds benefitting our charitable giving program, Indeed We Can. The party runs during regular taproom hours: Friday May 20th 12-11pm, Saturday May 21st 12-11pm, Sunday May 22nd 12-8pm. Please leave your fur babies at home for this crowded, hot asphalt event. Human babies and kids are welcome, as long as they can hang. #Whirlygig2017
Stay in the know and RSVP on our Whirlygig 2017 Facebook page.