18 Dec Hoosier Native Tracks Sasquatch Thru Southern Indiana, Finds A Yeti And Great Beer Instead
I do believe there’s a squatch in this town.
Well, more like a Red Yeti, but the point is on queue.
When owners Paul and Brandi Ronau received a call about an old historic building in downtown Jeffersonville, the couple couldn’t pass it up.
“We were looking for a historic building and we began to zero in on Indiana. Brandi is from Salem. We kept coming back to this building and decided to go for it.”
Even if it meant moving across the country from California. Go for it they did and Southern Indiana residents are the ones benefiting the most.
Red Yeti Brewing Company is located at the corners of Chestnut and Spring Streets in the heart of downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana. Literally just a hop (no pun intended), skip and a jump from the new Big Four Bridge that connects Jeff to downtown Louisville.
Folks, if you haven’t visited Red Yeti Brewing Company (RYBC), you need to take note. They have a locally sourced food menu (get the brisket sandwich and thank me later) along with several draft offerings ranging from California-based Stone Brewing and Lagunitas, to more local breweries such as Twisted Crew (Seymour) and Tin Man (Evansville). RYBC also has a few of Ronau’s own recipes available at any given time, including Green Pail Pale Ale, Stepchild Amber, Port Fulton Honey Porter (my favorite), Claysburg Stout, and Honey It’s a Blonde (blond ale). And there’s more on the way!
I recently spoke, via email, with owner and head brewer Paul Ronau about his company.
What’s the goal of RYBC?
“Simple, comfortable, casual atmosphere. Delicious food, unique craft beers and stellar service (this is really the main goal, everything else is for naught without it.) We built the kind of place we (along with wife Brandi) always wanted to go, but could not find.”
What can diners expect?
“As many locally grown ingredients as possible. Chef Mike (Bowe) works with several small farms in the area for produce, eggs, and meats. He also works with local bakeries for breads/buns.”
And, most importantly, the beer?
“When I started brewery planning, I was going to go with big, in your face beers. But over the last several years, with all the brewing TV shows, that has become old hat. So I changed gears to a more unique and local brewing plan. For example, the Port Fulton Honey Porter. I use locally grown honey (Greenville) and local hops (Floyds Knobs) and a local name. There are locals that have never heard of Claysburg or Rose Island or Port Fulton. The names create awareness of the community’s history. When drinking our beer, you are tasting where you live.”
With Red Yeti continuing to do their thing, Jeffersonville tastes pretty darn good.