Indeed Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of its 2014 Hot Box Imperial Smoked Pepper Porter at Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub on January 28. The tapping event includes a vertical tasting of the 2014 and 2013 versions of Hot Box, as well as a mini “tap takeover” of Indeed Brewing beers.
Hot Box is a collaborative beer created by Indeed Brewing Head Brewer Josh Bischoff and Northbound Smokehouse Brewer Jamie Robinson. Currently the only beer produced by two local breweries in Minnesota, Hot Box features hickory-smoked peppers and malts cold-smoked over a special blend of woods by the Northbound Smokehouse crew. The ingredients then travel from Northbound Smokehouse in South Minneapolis to the Indeed Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis, where the rest of the Hot Box brewing process takes place.
“We are thrilled to be working with Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub on Hot Box for the second year,” said Indeed Brewing co-founder Tom Whisenand. “Northbound is a great partner and the reaction to last year’s Hot Box release was great. We look forward to continuing this relationship for years to come.”
In addition to both the 2014 and 2013 versions of Hot Box, the launch event will feature several other Indeed Brewing beers, including Day Tripper Pale Ale, Midnight Ryder American Black Ale, Stir Crazy Winter Ale and Be Cherry Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
Following the release at Northbound, Hot Box will be available at the taproom on Thursday, January 30, as well as in retail locations starting on January 28.