Tasting Society Members Got a Sneak Peek at Books & Brews’ New Taproom

Tasting Society Members Got a Sneak Peek at Books & Brews’ New Taproom

Steve Williams

By Steve Williams

Just before the holiday weekend, on July 1, Books & Brews officially opened the doors to the Zionsville taproom at 65 Boone Village. However, before they opened the doors to the public, they welcomed 40 of the Indiana on Tap Tasting Society Marketplace members into their new, beautiful establishment for an exclusive soft opening event.

When you first enter the taproom, you’ll see the familiar furniture and bookshelves (handmade by owner Jason Wuerfel), and you will be able to see the entire establishment from the front door. Unlike the sectioned, industrial feel of the original brewery location, the new Zionsville taproom has a modern, open concept. The first floor houses community style seating, the bar, kitchen, and restrooms, while the second-floor loft is filled with books and board games.

The Zionsville location operates on a very similar concept as the original brewery—they have books and beer. They also have the same weekly specials as the original location, but the days for the specials have been shuffled (see photo for more details) so you can make mug club night and open mic night at both locations!

There are, though, several differences that separate the taproom from the original brewery. All the beer you consume in Zionsville is brewed at the original Indianapolis location, which means that they can’t fill growlers on Sunday.

The Zionsville taproom building was previously occupied by a restaurant, so they have a restaurant kitchen and an expanded food menu. The food offerings were expanded beyond grilled cheese sandwiches at the grand opening and included pomme frites, nachos, and tacos, with plans to further expand the menu in the coming months. They’ve also expanded their alcohol offerings at the taproom as whiskey joins the beer and cider on tap.

Tasting Society Members spent several hours enjoying the Books & Brews mainstays they’ve come to love at the original location along with the new offerings at the Zionsville taproom. If you want to participate in exclusive events like this in the future, be sure to join the Tasting Society Marketplace today.

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