Daredevil Brewing 2017 Distribution Release Calendar
We are excited to share our plans for our 2017 beer releases for distribution. First, our four year round beers continue to be Lift Off IPA, Vacation Kolsch, Rip Cord DIPA and Muse Belgian Golden Ale. All available on draft and in cans. We just went from one year round beer, Lift Off, to offering these four beers year round in 2016 and we really like having this mix of styles as our core lineup. Second, we are adding seven small batch special releases in 2017 on draft and cans. You will notice a mix of old favorites, German-style lagers and hop-forward ales make up our Special Releases and Rare Devil Releases for the year. This means fan favorites like Race Day, Pils, Slip Stream & NEX all in 16 oz cans for the first time and distributed for the first time. All of these beers will be available across our entire Indiana distribution footprint. If you are a current account or a bar, store or restaurant with questions always feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, our distribution partners Monarch Beverage/World Class Beverage, Indiana Beverage and Five Star Distributing can help you too. And for people that make it...
NEX IPA & Taproom News & Upcoming 4th Anniversary
It has been awhile since we did an update and a lot has been happening at the taproom and the brewery. This post is mostly about the taproom. If you are looking for our beers at a bar, restaurant or liquor store across Indiana we continue to post recent deliveries on our website. We primarily distribute our Lift Off IPA, Rip Cord DIPA, Muse Belgian Golden Ale & Vacation Kölsch with a few special small batch beers making their way out to nice homes from time to time. Taproom Hours have been extended We recently extended the hours the Taproom is open and are open an hour later on most days Tuesday to Thursday: 3 to 10 pm Friday to Saturday: 11 am to 11 pm Sunday: 11 am to 8 pm Recently Released and Upcoming Beers We post our current taplist on our website and we also recently started using Untappd for Business so you can subscribe to our taproom page and get alerts on new beers and events in their app on your phone. At any given time we try to have on around 15 beers including our core year around beers and a wide selection of other...
Daredevil adds New Director of Sales
When we started Daredevil the three founders did all the jobs. We still do many of the jobs running the brewery, taproom and the business but fortunately as we have grown we have added many great people to Team Daredevil. We are excited to have Mark Kocher join us as our new Director of Sales. Mark brings twenty years of industry experience including past roles at regional and national craft breweries as well as extensive wholesaler experience. The move to our new Speedway brewery in 2015 has afforded us the opportunity to greatly increase production and distribution which has enabled our fans to find fresh Lift Off IPA and other Daredevil beers on draft and in cans at a myriad of diverse locations across Indiana. We do not take this success lightly and we are continually humbled and excited as we grow and strive to maintain the shortest path to market so every Daredevil beer provides the greatest possible experience to the person enjoying it. Mark’s passion for craft brewing and past experience working at world class breweries and distributors is a great addition to Team Daredevil. Aggressively Fun! Michael, Bill and Shane
Daredevil + Arrogant Bastard = Collaboration
We are pretty stoked to announce we are doing our first ever collaboration beer and that the beer will be our version of Arrogant Bastard. For those that are not familiar with Arrogant Bastard, it is one of the all time great hoppy beers created by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner at Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California. We can’t say enough about being entrusted to brew this recipe and bring some Arrogant Bastard Ale to our taproom. We plan to brew our Adopted Arrogant Bastard on Tuesday, May 24th and we invite everyone to come in to smell the Liquid Arrogance during brew day from the taproom. Look for a planned on tap date about June 24th. Also, we will be donating proceeds from this collaboration to one of our favorite local charities, Speedway Trails, which is a local non-profit with volunteers that maintain and help raise funds to build new trails. Aggressively Fun! Michael, Bill and Shane
May is coming! New beers, taproom update & more
We are due for an update as there is much going on at the brewery and the taproom and many events coming in May. New Beers. First up, we have a slew of new beers coming at the taproom in May. To celebrate the greatest spectacle in racing we have a new limited beer that we will release for the first time this May. This special new beer is Race Day American Craft Lager. The inspiration for this beer comes from our lager series and we also wanted to brew a beer for race fans that is enjoyable from start to finish of a typical 500 mile race day. One fun part of making this beer was that we were able to use freshly ground masa which we sourced from our friends at The Tamale Place in the recipe. Our Race Day lager will be available on draft at the taproom and we will have a limited number of Crowlers (32 oz cans) complete with the official Race Day label available for Race Weekend. It may make some guest taps around Indy too so stay tuned. Look for this to tap around May 13th. Next up for new taproom beers...
Fundraising Madness with Brackets for Good
For the past three years we have been fortunate to partner with Brackets for Good, which is an Indianapolis based charitable organization. Every March they host online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments in philanthropic communities where participating nonprofit organizations compete for free to out fundraise their opponents, earn increased exposure, and have a chance to win $10,000 from a generous corporate sponsor. We first got involved as the craft beer sponsor by just donating some beer for the staff who at the time was running one competition in Indianapolis. Getting involved with Brackets for Good became a way for Daredevil to have a much larger impact with our philanthropy as by working with BFG we were able to immediately help 64 local Indianapolis charities. We were hooked. Then in 2015 BFG did two cities with Indianapolis and Louisville, so now we were able to help benefit 128 charities. Fast forward to 2016 and BFG is going to run fundraising tournaments this March in 5 cities, which means we can help 320 charities across Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis, Ann Arbor and Minneapolis. Wow. This year we worked with BFG to do a commemorative version of our flagship Lift Off IPA can to help increase awareness...
2016 Plans: More Expansion, Rare Devil Small Batch Beers & Beers in Cans
2015 was a great year for us and we hope it was for you. We completed the construction of the new brewery and relocated to our new home on Main Street in Speedway in May and opened the taproom in June. The new brewery has exceeded our expectations in every way. The much larger facility and our investments in a larger quality lab and additional brewing capacity have allowed us to grow while continuing to make consistently high quality beers. What’s on deck for 2016? While the majority of our business will continue to be wholesale distribution of our core seven beers that we make year round (Lift Off, Vacation, Slip Stream, Muse, J.W.P, Rip Cord and Carnival) we also have several very exciting things at the taproom. 1) We are now distributing our beers to Northern Indiana including all seven of our core beers on draft and Lift Off & Vacation in cans. As always we will try to keep the recent deliveries up to date on our website. At any given time you can find our beers on draft or in cans at hundreds of locations. If you cannot find our beers ask your favorite place to carry them...
December 12th: Customer Appreciation Day & 3rd Anniversary Celebration Kickoff
That last three years went quickly at times and not so in others but during it all we have always just tried to focus on making consistently high quality and enjoyable beers and have fun. On December 8, 2012 we brewed our first batch of Lift Off IPA. That was a great day and it was the result of over a 18 months of planning, sacrifice and hard work. By the end of that month we were shipping our first kegs for distributing across the Indianapolis metro area and shortly after across Central and Southern Indiana. Even today over 90% of what we brew is Lift Off IPA and we are very humbled that it has become a go to beer for so many people in the Indy area and across the state. With our investments in the new brewery this year we are making as much Lift Off IPA as we are able to while also holding ourselves to the very high bar of striving to make world class quality beer with the goal that every beer we make on draft and in cans is brewery fresh and delicious. With our added capacity we...
Daredevil Brewing Co Expanding Distribution to Northern Indiana
In December 2015 the Daredevil Brewing Co backyard will get a little bigger with the addition of Northern Indiana. Daredevil already distributes across Central and Southern Indiana and has partnered with Indiana Beverage to bring our Lift Off IPA and aggressively fun craft beers to 24 counties across Northern Indiana. Daredevil beers are now available across the entire state of Indiana and all 92 counties. “Daredevil Brewing Company has been wildly successful with their beers in Central and Southern Indiana.” Jeff Leetz Vice President Indiana Beverage. “We are thrilled to bring these amazing beers to our area.” Launch events are planned at BeerGeeks in Highland, Stacks and Martinis in Valparaiso and Bacon Hill in Elkhart. Daredevil beers will be available in the following additional counties Adams, Allen, Benton, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Lake, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash and Whitley About Daredevil Brewing Co Daredevil Brewing Co is an independent, Indianapolis 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. Daredevil Brewing Co operates a state of the art production craft brewery...
Cans for the Holidays! & Taproom update
Cans for the Holidays! It’s been a fun year as we grow into our new space. With our recent addition of more fermentation tanks we have +40% capacity. Mostly that means brewing more Lift Off IPA but it also gives us a bit of flexibility to make more or our limited release beers and start canning more beers. We are very excited to announce that we will be canning our Muse Belgian Golden Ale and J.W.P. American Stout during November and Rip Cord Double IPA in December. Look for announcements on these being available for purchase at the taproom. Taproom update If you have not been into the taproom in awhile then you should stop in. We now regularly have 7 to 10 beers on including our taproom only lagers (currently a Märzen & German Pilsner are available). The taplist is kept up to date on our website. For carry out options we have 4 pack/16 oz cans of Lift Off IPA & Vacation Kölsch and usually all the beers on draft are available for Crowlers (32 oz can fill) and Growlers (64 oz fill). For people that want to enjoy some food with our beers we have a selection of...