Speedway brewery construction update
It’s been a great last two weeks for our construction project. If you drive by you will see that things are really moving along quickly.
The recessed semi dock and the parking lot are both now done and here are some photos with a view from the rear of the building.
We are currently finishing up pouring concrete floors. This is a photo of the tap room entrance where we look forward to seeing many of you in a few months.
Window work is coming up next and lots of interior work.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Daredevil Brewing
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Shane, Michael, Bill and our families. It’s been a great 2014 and we look forward to 2015.
We hope you enjoy our holiday video. It might become a new holiday tradition. 🙂 Starting a craft brewery is something similar to this video.
Watch our Daredevil Merry Christmas 2014 video
The Daredevil Brewing Co 2nd Anniversary Road Trip
It is time to announce our plans for our 2nd Anniversary celebrations. While technically our anniversary is this week we prefer to celebrate it in January after the holidays and the end of year rush and when we can more easily get out to meet with people.
The return of the Aggressively Fun Appreciation Tour will make 8 stops across Indiana this year with a mix of new locations and a few favorites. We will be bringing four beers from our annual lineup to each event as well as some very special new beers from our Rare Devil small batch series that will change from event to event. There should be something for everyone whether you love our Lift Off IPA, J.W.P. American Stout, Muse Belgian Golden Ale or Rip Cord Double IPA or you really are pining for the new bourbon barrel versions of Muse & J.W.P. or whatever fun we have cooked up in the small batch beers.
Plan ahead and we hope to see you at one or more or all of the events. 7 of the events are tap takeovers and open to the general public. The beer dinner at Black Market is a very limited seating, $75/person, multi-course beer dinner and will require a R.S.V.P. with Black Market (317.822.6757).
We will announce the Rare Devil small batch beers for each event a few days before each event as they are still being brewed!
J.W.P. American Stout limited release returns!
Winter is coming and that means it’s time for the return of our limited release J.W.P. American Stout, which is forged from the combination of nine grains and American hops to deliver a huge bouquet of aromas and abundant flavors of rich, silky espresso and chocolate in an expressive American Stout with the spirit of the Wild West.
It’s a fun beer to brew and a great beer to enjoy as a hop-forward American Stout with great character and flavors. J.W.P. is a 7.5% ABV, 65 IBU, 55 SRM limited release and it’s also our anniversary beer! It ships to our distributor today and it will begin to be available on draft throughout the Daredevil distribution footprint of central and southern Indiana beginning Monday, December 8th.
Hopsfest 2015 date is set for last Saturday in August
Save the date for Hops & Flip Flops 2015. Saturday, August 29th.
After looking at the calendar and taking feedback on the event this year we decided that going forward our annual craft beer festival will be the last Saturday in August. The early and middle of the month are very full with events in Indiana already (e.g. Dig IN, Brew Haven, etc) so we decided to move to later in the month. Some years this will mean the event will be Labor Day weekend but in most years, included 2015, it is simply the last Saturday in August.
We also will be moving the event to our new brewery at 1151 Main Street and holding the event outside going forward. The Dallara IndyCar facility was great but the plan was always to host the event at our place once. In addition the event will continue to be kept on the smaller side so we can focus on bringing in a great mix of local, regional and national breweries who know and love hoppy beers as well as other fun styles.
2014 Beer lineup for Taps & Treats at Mass Avenue Pub
Announcing the beer lineup for our Taps & Treats tap takeover event on Tuesday (tomorrow) at Mass Avenue Pub. We will be pouring fresh Muse plus Lift Off IPA, Rip Cord Double IPA and just to celebrate the return of Muse Belgian Golden Ale and we have a new Rare Devil Small Batch beer we are bringing that is based on Muse.
We are very excited to share a special cellar version of Muse that we prepared especially for what is our first fall release of Muse Belgian Golden Ale. It’s unfiltered and then dry hopped with a bit of Belma whole hops. Belma is an experimental hop that has brings flavors and aromas of strawberries, watermelon and citrus. It complements the Belgian pear/apple yeast esters in Muse very nicely. There is 1 keg so we hope you are able to join us to try it and enjoy it!
Muse Belgian Golden Ale returns!
Muse. It’s back. We love making this Belgian style golden strong ale and we know lots of people look forward to the annual January release.
Due to popular demand we are bringing back Muse early. Next week it ships and it will be available on draft across the Daredevil distribution footprint of central and southern Indiana starting the week of October 27th.
Muse is a golden ale that displays a classic fruity and spicy fermentation character with a backdrop of the highest quality Belgian Pilsner Malt and noble hops for a refreshingly fun, and intriguingly unique balance of inspiration and respect for the classic Belgian Golden Ale style.
We also have a few Muse release events planned to celebrate with all of you.
* The Tap, Bloomington, October 23rd
* Mass Avenue Pub, October 28th
* Ralston’s DraftHouse, November 5th
Daredevil Lift Off IPA now available at Lucas Oil Stadium
Are you ready for some football? For many people nothing pairs better with football than a great craft beer and now fans attending Indianapolis Colts games at Lucas Oil Stadium will be able to find Lift Off IPA 16 oz. cans at eight locations across the stadium starting with the first home game on September 15th against the Philadelphia Eagles.
This is a great day for craft beer enthusiasts and Colts fans. Get your post tailgate on at Lucas Oil and get ready to kick off the season with a Lift Off IPA!
Construction update, Hopsfest is coming, Rip Cord DIPA returns and more!
It has been awhile since we posted a note so we thought this was a good time to catch people up on everything going on for team Daredevil. First, that you to everyone who has been enjoying our beers. You make everything we are doing possible! Thank you!
Construction update for 1151 Main Street, Speedway
It takes a village to build a brewery or something like that it seems. We are very excited to be building a new production brewery from the ground up. After several months of work we received final zoning approval on August 6th. We will now start to see some activity at the site and the official ground breaking is 10 am on Friday, August 22nd.
Our plans include a 10,000 sq. ft. production brewery with a tap room and outside seating on the 2.0-acre site. Once we fill out the space we will have increased our production capacity by about 4x to about 12,000 bbls per year which means a lot more flexibility for draft and canned beers. We will not be making anywhere near that capacity in the near future as we want to grow responsibly by maintaining our high standards of quality. If we out grow the new space in a few years there is room to more than double the phase one plans in the future.
We hope to be moving in toward the end of the year or early 2015 and we will first focus on getting the production brewery up and running since we will be moving our existing equipment as well as adding new equipment. The tap room will be opening later after we have the brewery humming so we can increase production. As always we will do our best to keep everyone informed.
Current view of 1151 Main Street, Speedway
Future Daredevil Brewing Co production brewery and tap room at 1151 Main Street
HopsFest is Friday, August 22nd so get your tickets
The summer has really gone fast for us and we have been at many events. When we decided to start the Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival it was so we could have something as an end of summer celebration. The event combines a craft beer festival with a street festival and a lineup of craft breweries that we do not get to see together very often in the Indianapolis metro area. Learn more and purchase tickets online at http://hopsfest.eventbrite.com or in person at Lino’s Speedway or both Great Fermentations locations.
Our limited release Rip Cord Double IPA returns at HopsFest
Yes, it’s back. We have brewed the next release of Rip Cord and it coming along nicely. It will first be tap’d at HopsFest and then into our full distribution across Indiana the week of August 25th.
Lift Off IPA cans availability
Last we want to answer a question we get a lot which is “where do I find Lift Off cans, my store always seems to be out?”. A lot of these cans go to our on premise accounts so only a portion of each shipment make it to liquor stores. In addition, once they get to liquor stores they sell out very, very quickly. We have been trying to post on Twitter/Facebook when shipments go out and we answer questions about what stores get shipments if you email us or ask on Twitter/Facebook. The main thing to understand is that we are at capacity for production until we open the new brewery. So, until then please be nice to the store employee if they are out of Lift Off, see if they will take your name to let you know when more is in or just contact us to ask when we ship to your area next.
Daredevil Beer Lineup for the Upland Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest 2014
Hi everyone. We wanted to share some information about the Rare Devil beers we are bringing to the Funk Fest on Saturday, May 17th. We sure had fund brewing these Rare Devil small batch beers and we think everyone will enjoy them a lot.
Also, we will be tapping the Carnival Saison, Brett Project #1 at The Tomlinson Tap Room as part of their preview event.