01 Apr Bar Exam: Outliers Brewing Co.
Every neighborhood should have a brewery like this. Once the restaurant opens, I’ll be stopping by every Friday on my way home from work.
What it is: Outlier’s Brewing Co. is a production brewery with four year-round beers that have been making inroads at bars and restaurants across the city since the brewery came online in late 2013. Outliers is owned and operated by Brugge Brasserie owner Ted Miller. The public grand opening was March 21.
Highlights: $4 pints of Buffalo Jacket IPA, County Brown, Whitcomb Rye and Blau Machen Pilsner. Growler fills are $10; $20 if you buy an Outlier’s growler. I opted for the County Brown, a British brown malt with nutty essences and a hint of chocolate with a bitter finish.
Who goes there: Craft beer enthusiasts young and old, people who live and work in the neighborhood and staff from other local breweries who stopped by to celebrate.
X-Factor: Located right off the Cultural Trail, Outlier’s Brewing is a great stop if you’re on a weekend bike ride or walk. If you don’t make it up to Broad Ripple very often, you can get growlers filled with Brugge’s popular Tripel de Ripple ($15).
Menu: The brewery is bare-bones right now, but a restaurant (The Owner’s Wife, operated by Recess’ Greg Hardesty) is planned next door.
Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Grade: A. Every neighborhood should have a brewery like Outliers with reasonably priced high-quality brews. Once the restaurant opens, I’ll be stopping by every Friday on my way home from work.
Info: Outlier’s Brewing Company, 534 E. North St., www.outliersbrewing.com.
For more information on Outliers Brewing, visit their Indiana On Tap brewery page by clicking here.