Indiana On Tap’s Second Anniversary Favorites!

Indiana On Tap’s Second Anniversary Favorites!


By Adam T. Schick for Indiana On Tap

Anniversaries are a funny thing in that they exist between both the past and the present. They are a look back at the year prior and its successes and failures, as well as a chance to look at the year ahead and everything you hope to accomplish. Businesses can look back at quantifiable successes, like gains in profits or customers while setting goals for the year ahead. Employees can think back on completed projects or new promotions, and forward to opportunities for growth and fulfillment (if they like their job, that is…). For couples, anniversaries are a chance to say “thank you for spending this year with me,” followed by, “and I can’t wait to spend the next year with you.” 

Indiana On Tap celebrated its second anniversary this week, and what a year two it has been. We’ve doubled the size of our Writing Community to include talented contributors from all corners of Indiana. We successfully launched our Tasting Society Marketplace program, Indiana’s first and only craft beer membership rewards program. We partnered with the town of Whitestown, IN to host the inaugural Whitestown Brew Fest, a benefit for the Whitestown Parks Department that featured over 30 of the best breweries from around the state. We’ve added new editors, sales associates, and graphic designers that help us continue to put our best foot forward. And we’ve kicked off our quasi-monthly Tasting Society events, partnering with breweries, wineries, food trucks, and live music acts to throw some of the best parties around. 

But most importantly, we’ve gotten to meet so many of the people that help make the Indiana craft beer community special, from brewery owners to brewers to managers to homebrewers all the way to you, the craft beer fans. Over numerous pints, festivals, and events, we’ve had so many wonderful opportunities to meet everyone that makes what we do here meaningful, and for that we are ever grateful. 

To look back on the year that was, I asked our entire team to list their five favorite beers they tried for the very first time in the last year. There’s no method to the order, besides listing the contributors alphabetically. As you can see, our tastes are as diverse as the community itself. 18th Street Brewery leads the way with 11 selections, with some version of a pale ale/IPA being the most popular style. You’ll see a few mentions of the delicious Heaven, a collaborative effort between Scarlet Lane and Taxman, as well as a few selections from some of our newest friends at Deviate Brewing. Take a look for yourself and let us know what your favorite beer from the last year was. 

It’s been an incredible year, and we wouldn’t have been able to do it all without the amazing breweries of Indiana and their dedicated fans and patrons. You all are what keeps Indiana On Tap going forward. Thanks for spending this past year with us. We can’t wait to spend the next year with you. 


Just a few of the faces that have made this whole thing possible


Beer Scout



  • Lou Pepe Kriek – Cantillon Brewery
  • Fundamental Observation Imperial Stout – Bottle Logic Brewing
  • Cream Dream 8: Hops In Space American IPA - Sun King Brewing Co.
  • Imperial Blud Russian Imperial Stout - 18th Street Brewery
  • Bitches’ Bank Russian Imperial Stout - 18th Street Brewery




  • Mosaic Promise IPA – Founders Brewing Co.
  • Falconer’s Flight IPA - Black Swan Brewing
  • Grapefruit Jungle IPA - Sun King
  • Pumpkin Ale – Schlafly
  • Blanch De Chambly – Unibroue















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