26 Jan New Biers, New Cans, and New Territory for Bier Brewery
From the secret international headquarters of Bier Brewery, located deep within a dormant volcano near Castleton:
The northeast corner of Indianapolis is a bit warmer than the rest of the city due to the flurry of activity at Bier Brewery (5133 E. 65th St.). New biers, an expanded canning program, and increased distribution make for much hustle and bustle at the brewery.
The Biers. A newly renamed IPA has recently been released in the taproom. Baseline (formerly Freebase, but its imminent canning required a name change) is a citrusy ale highlighted by hop selections handpicked by Darren. The malts are not forgotten though, and this produces a well balanced IPA with a nice linger of malt and bitter. Soon to join Baseline will be Wizard Tears (6.7%, 88 IBU), another IPA that Bier sales rep Peter Heinz describes thusly, “Brewed deep in a black kettle by a gathering of elder wizards. They churn and burn until tears of magical wisdom drop from their hex weathered eyes to complete this spell which binds them to the Earth.” Wizard Tears will be a taproom-only, can-only offering.
The Cans. Bier Brewery is expanding their line of canned biers and the rotation of some of those biers. Baseline IPA (6.3% ABV, 75 IBU) will be in cans for market and taproom sale by the end of January, while the DFG Imperial IPA (9% ABV, 130 IBU) will be canned late in February for “on site consumption only” sales in March.
Bier has a tentative canning lineup, with one new can released each month, but you will have to check in with the brewery regularly to learn what biers will be included for the April – July releases (they’ve got more in mind for the rest of the year, but July is the furthest out that those plans are fairly definite).
Expanded Distribution. Mid-February is the kick-off target for Bier to be distributing beers to the Bloomington area, with their partner Best Beers. The first offerings to reach the region will be the Baseline, along with the Special Kolsch, Weizengoot hefeweizen, and the PDG pale ale.
Cities/towns – Indianapolis, Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Mccordsville Franklin, Southport, Greenwood, Speedway, Avon, Brownsburg, Whitestown, Plainfield, Anderson, Muncie, Bloomington, Columbus
Northern Counties – all of Boone, Howard, Tipton, Grant, Carroll, Cass, White, Pulaski, Marshal, Fulton, and Tippecanoe counties, and parts of Benton and St. Joseph counties.
Stay tuned for more Bier Happenings.
About Bier Brewery. Bier Brewery, 5133 E. 65th Street in Indianapolis, was opened in 2010 by the father and son team of Jerry and Darren Connor. The brewery was awarded the Indiana Brewers Cup Champion award in both 2011 and 2012, and has garnered over 85 medals at state, national, and international competitions. The mantra of the brewery is, “Quality, quality, quality.” From unique water profiles as a base for each beer, to balance and subtlety in all styles – they simply love making great beer.