Broad Ripple Brewpub by Photofarrell, on Flickr
Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs President J.L. Thompson was recently in Indianapolis. This is the first of three posts about his trip.
I recently took a trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, for work. Had some time to kill so after a little research I thought I’d see what the local brewpub scene was like. At first it didn’t seem like Indy would have a lot was going on beer-wise. I soon found that was incorrect.
Although I stayed by the airport, which is at the southwest section of Indianapolis, I targeted a community in the northern section of the city called Broad Ripple. For you Memphians, this is similar to our Cooper-Young; it’s culturally diverse, artsy, with a focus on what I like to call ‘good eats.’
I was in Indy for one evening and only had time to hit three brewpubs. If you make ever make it to this area you need to stop at these and more! Heck, if you’re not in the area you should stop, too. The town is easy to get around, great on site-seeing, and worth the drive.
Broad Ripple Brewpub touts itself as Indiana’s oldest brewery, established in 1990. I also found out this place has a local cult following for their comfortable atmosphere and tasty pub fair. After situating myself I tried the Lawn Mower Pale Ale in an imperial pint glass; light, satisfying. Mmmmmm…
This was a good place to start. After doing a bit of research on RateBeer.com for breweries in the surrounding area, out of the many to choose from, the exclusively Belgian-centered Brugge Brasserie really caught my eye so I thought I’d have a look.
Stay tuned for J.L.’s report from Brugge Brasserie.