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.