Daredevil Brewing Anniversary Dinner Podcast & JWP name

First, we taped a podcast right before our anniversary dinner at Black Market on Monday. Only 56 people could attend the sold out and wait listed dinner, but we went over the entire beer lineup and the tasting courses so listening is almost like you were there! And several of the beers are still on if you want to get over to Black Market very soon!

Thanks Indy Beer News we had fun recording it!

Second, we have had quite a few questions about the background of the J.W.P. American Stout name and wanted to share the story. You also can listen to the podcast mentioned above at here it. 


The basic story is that one of our co-head brewers, Bill, spent time in the military. About once a month they would do deployments over a day or two and the only food they were provided were the military “MREs” (aka meals ready to eat). 

Being young men they needed lots of calories but truthfully the meals were not always tasty. They got creative and combined the sugar, cream and hot chocolate or coffee into a liquid that had a consistency something similar to pudding. Fast forward a few years later when Bill was working on a new stout recipe and he used that chocolate and espresso memory for inspiration. 

J.W.P. American Stout is the commercial version of this original beer recipe. It’s meant to be a balanced American Stout with a good amount of hops and tons of complex flavors. 

Muse 2014: Shipping dates, events & availability

Muse Belgian Golden Ale is back! And we know a lot of our fans are excited to see its return.

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.

Muse is a 8.5 percent and 30 IBU special release, and is available on draft throughout the Daredevil distribution footprint of central and southern Indiana beginning Monday, January 13th.

In addition, Muse will also be available at all six of our Aggressively Fun Appreciation 2014 Tour events to celebrate our first anniversary during the month of January. In two cases, Wednesday, January 8th at Twenty Tap in Indianapolis and Thursday, January 9th at Buckhead Mountain Grill in Jeffersonville this means you can try Muse before it is generally available.

About Daredevil® Brewing Co.
Daredevil Brewing Co. is an independent,central Indiana based craft brewery that was founded by two award winning craft brewers, Bill Ballinger and Michael Pearson, and a talented craft beer enthusiast, Shane Pearson, to bring their flavorful interpretations of craft beer to market. We know from experience that brewing eclectic, aggressively fun beers is not for the timid. Fortunately, the only thing we like better than a challenge is drinking the end result.

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