Daredevil Coming to Bottleworks 2020
We are excited to announce something we have been working on for quite sometime. We will open a new Daredevil Taproom as part of The Garage food hall at Bottleworks District on Mass Ave as part of their phase 1 in 2020. Our taproom will be located on the north end of the food hall opening up to the planned patio on 10th Street located just off the Monon Trail. Why Bottleworks? Frankly we love the history of the old Coca-Cola Bottling Plant and this is a unique opportunity to be part of the redevelopment of one of the most recognized landmarks in Indianapolis. What are we opening? We are planning to open a Daredevil taproom which will feature a wide selection of our beers on draft as well as carry out options similar to what we offer at the Brewery Taproom + Daredevil Hall. When does all this open? Our new taproom is part of The Garage at Bottleworks project and is currently planned for Spring 2020. As we know more we will share it.
Daredevil Hall Open Jan 31st
The time has come that we and many of you have been anticipating – Daredevil Hall at Ironworks Hotel Indy opens to the public on Thursday, January 31st at 11 am. We created Daredevil Hall to provide a community gathering place for any social occasion and to celebrate craft beer inspired food and cultures from around the world. In addition to creating a menu that pairs great with craft beer, many of the items on the menu include our beers as critical parts of the recipe ingredients. To bring the menu to life we partnered with Executive Chef Neal Brown, who like ourselves brings a passion for sense of place and takes inspiration from authentic and traditional ingredients and methods. In addition to the drink menu featuring Daredevil ales and lagers, we also offer guest taps from breweries that we admire and ciders & wines that pair well with our food menu. Daredevil Hall is all ages while the bar area is 21 and over. We will offer carry out beer in 4-packs to start; we will not add growler fills until later in the spring at the Hall. More information is available on our website at daredevilbeer.com/thehall Daredevil...
November Brewing update: New Taproom menu, New beers + 6th Anniversary on 12/8
Lots happening at the brewery as we approach the holiday season. Let’s get right to the upcoming events and beer releases we have coming before the end of the year. Speedway Taproom updates We just made updates to our daily kitchen hours and we have a new menu too. Our kitchen is now open daily with a weekday menu on Tuesday and Wednesday and a weekend menu available Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition we have made our home made tacos a part of the weekend menu and we will continue to offer Taco Thursday specials every Thursday. Our craft beer inspired menu provides great comfort options and of course pairs well with any of our beers you might enjoy. 6th Anniversary + Customer Appreciation Day, Saturday, 12/8 Save the date for our Brewery 6th Anniversary and annual customer appreciation day on Saturday, December 8th. Always a fun event we will once again open up our warehouse to add room for more people and a great time. There will be special beer tappings and once again we will have $1 pours of Lift Off IPA & Vacation Kolsch. Recent Beer Releases *NEX IPA: Experiment #7. If...
October Brewery Update: 12 pks, new beer releases, NEX IPA #7 is coming & more
It has been a few months since we did a brewery update. That happens when things are busy. We had a great summer both at the brewery taproom and out at events near and far. Now with the weather turning to fall we have a slew of new beers coming and some general updates. We spent the summer installing a new canning line with many new bells and whistles. The main benefit of the canning line upgrade is to continue to stay focused on our ability to consistently make high quality and shelf stable beer in cans as we continue to grow and make more. While it may sound simple and easy to put beer in cans the truth is actually the opposite. With our new canning line in place we are launching some new packaging options in addition to our 16 oz cans that we will continue to offer. *12 pack/12 oz cans are now available for both our Lift Off IPA & Vacation Kölsch as the taproom. We also made our first shipment of both beers in 12 packs so you should start seeing them at your favorite store. If you don’t see them just ask for...
Announcing A New Daredevil Location Coming To Ironworks Hotel Indy
We have some big news to share this week from the brewery. First, this week we are celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of our Speedway brewery and taproom on Saturday, June 23rd. Please join us for a very fun taplist, live music and a great time. It has been an amazing three years since relocating and it has been very rewarding and humbling to see people enjoy our beers. We make a lot more Lift Off IPA these days and we continue to add capacity to expand our lager offerings and other year round beers. As we approach our sixth year in business we have decided it is time to grow in another way and that is adding a satellite location. That new location will be known as Daredevil Hall and it will be at the Ironworks Hotel Indy, 2721 E. 86th Street, in the Nora neighborhood of Indianapolis. We will be filling the last space at the hotel building and moving into the west end cap ground floor space this fall. Daredevil Hall will be a taproom and restaurant where guests can enjoy a rotating selection of Daredevil ales and lagers with craft beer inspired food pairings. While the...
Indy Lagerfest + Daredevil Die-Cast Car Promotion Update
We wanted to share an update on our original plans to include a 1:64 Daredevil die cast race car with our VIP tickets for our upcoming Indy Lagerfest event on May 19th. As some of you may remember we included an initial design of the Daredevil promotional race car with the announcement of Indy Lagerfest. We then actually updated the plans to use a second design. What we did not share at the time was that these changes were due to a company putting pressure on the die cast car manufacturer to not make the Daredevil promotional die cast car. Behind the scenes we were served a cease and desist letter on a number of concerns from this company including the Daredevil promotional die cast car design. We are not going to get into more details but we wanted to share this information so people understand the reason behind the change. We believe that we are in the right in this discussion and we are in no way infringing on anyone’s trademarks since the final planned Daredevil promotional die cast car design was a generally available product available to anyone to purchase as a promotional custom design and all...
Daredevil Brewing To Be First Brewery In Space with Proposed SpaceX Partnership
We are excited to announce our intent to be the first brewery in space and be the official craft beer for SpaceX. We are big fans of pushing the limits ourselves and we regularly watch SpaceX launches from the brewery. While many details are yet to be worked out we can report that the following items are part of our planned partnership. Lift Off IPA will be the official craft beer of SpaceX and the private spacecraft Dragon which soon will provide manned flights in addition to cargo flights. With manned flights planned to start soon we know passengers will enjoy having a selection of Daredevil ales and lagers included on their flight. Nothing like enjoying a great craft beer after a long day in space. We also like making history, and with Daredevil beers being a regular option on all flights this means the Dragon spacecraft will be a floating taproom making Daredevil the first brewery to operate in space. Finally, all future flights by SpaceX will now officially launch with the call out of “3, 2, 1, Ignition, Lift Off IPA”. We look forward to providing more details soon. Aggressively Fun!
Can Release & Flash Sale Feedback & Next Time
First, thank you to everyone that stopped in on Tuesday afternoon for the Lift Off IPA can release & flash sale. Second, we are sorry there was not enough for everyone that wanted to take part and that we ran out about 4 pm. Yes, that means we sold out in an hour of the 100-ish cases that were available. Being in the retail business we like to make everyone happy but unfortunately that is not always possible. We wanted to respond to some of the questions and also share some thoughts for how we can make improvements for any type of can release in the future. *We don’t really ever know what to expect for any can releases. We have releases where there is no rush and the beer lasts a few weeks and we have them where a lot of people show up and we sell out the same day. We literally just decided on Monday to do a flash sale and did not know if anyone would go out of there way to stop in on a Tuesday. We obviously underestimated the interest. *While we had no limit on the flash sale the average purchase was...
Brewery updates: New Year & New Beers
First up it is 2018. Happy New Year! We are really excited about the new year and many things we have in the works. On the brewery news there are three bits of information to share. *We just placed an order for a new and expanded canning line from the good people at Cask Brewing Systems. The new line is a nice upgrade to our existing one (also a Cask) and will be giving us the ability to produce more world-class quality beers in cans as well as introduce some new offerings later in the year. *Next, we have added a brewery account manager to work specifically with our on premise accounts. Cari Crowe brings years of industry experience and beer knowledge to our team. Welcome Cari! * And maybe what many people are most excited about is our updated Taproom Growler Fill Special. Every Friday & Saturday Growler Fills are $6 on Lift Off IPA, Vacation Kölsch, Pils German Pilsner & Race Day Lager. Now let’s talk about beer. With the calendar turning to January we have once again tried to sit down and plan out many of our beer releases for the year. The calendar being shared...
Brewery Updates & November Taproom Releases
November brings a change in weather and more beer releases at the taproom. November Taproom Releases As we are publishing this update we are also getting ready for the first can release of the month, NEX IPA: Experiment #5. Our annual wet-hopped IPA is always fun and we really like how this one came out. NEX IPA #5 features wet-hopped Mosaic hops and then a blend of Citra, Galaxy & Vic Secret hops. It’s tasty. We look forward to seeing many of you for the can release. This can release is about 2 times the size of our more recent releases, some of which sold out in a few hours, so get over here and pick some up. We also will have the following releases with the next installment of our double dry hopped Lift Off IPA and a favorite returns. Mosaic Double Dry Hopped Lift Off IPA. An amplified version of our flagship Lift Off IPA with an extra round of dry hopping using Mosaic hops. Planning for draft & cans in mid-November. J.W.P American Stout. Forged from the combination of nine grains and American hops to deliver a huge bouquet of aromas and abundant flavors of...