Brewery Update & September Taproom Releases & more
The end of the summer has come quickly. If you have been in the taproom recently or a lot this summer get ready for a lot of change coming as we will have many beers rotating off to make room for many beers coming this Fall. Before we get to some taproom releases that we are planning here are some things we have been up to.
New whirlpool added to the brewery
We’ve added a new shiny stainless steel tank to our brewhouse. We bought a dedicate whirlpool vessel a few months ago, but we have been so busy we had to wait to fit in the time for some process tests to take advantage of it. Many of you are asking, “What is a whirlpool?”. A whirlpool tank receives wort from the brew kettle after the boil has completed. This allows the next batch of wort to be transferred from the mash/lauter tun to the kettle with less delay then waiting for a transfer through a heat exchanger to a fermenter. It will save us 45 minutes per kettle flip. The first batch we used the new whirlpool on was our NEX IPA #3 and now we are working on integrating it into our processes for all of our hop-centric beers. With a dedicated whirlpool tank we get more temperature control with hop additions post boil before transferring to a fermenter. We really like the initial results and look forward to utilizing it more.
Hops & Flip Flops Festival wrap up
We had a great turn out this year at the festival. The 5K race saw over 350 people participate this year and the new free Kids 1 mile race had around 50 participants.
For the Craft Beer Festival this year we had perfect weather and a great turn out of around 1000 people this year. The +20 breweries in attendance all had a great time pouring their beers and many came up to us during and after the festival to tell us how much they enjoyed the intimate setting of the festival. The results were that we raised more than $6K for our charity partners. Save the date for next year August 18, 2018.
Video: Kids Fit Hops & Flip Flops 1 Mile Race Start
Photo: Daredevil Brewing Co Hops & Flip Flops 2017
Photo: Daredevil Brewing Co Hops & Flip Flops 2017 Taplist & Tres Tico J.W.P.
Photo: Hops & Flip Flops Glass & Coolie 2017
Indy Jazz Fest comes to Speedway
We are working with the Speedway Lions Club and Speedway Chamber of Commerce to host the Indy Jazz Fest on Main event at our brewery on Friday, September 22nd. The free show will include a family friendly viewing area in as well as a +21 and over area on our lawn and patio area. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair.
More information on our website (http://daredevilbeer.com/events/indy-jazz-fest-hosted-daredevil-brewing/) and Facebook events page.
Save the Date for Daredevil Oktoberfest on September 30th
We are holding a full blown German-style Oktoberfest at the brewery and taproom following the traditional German calendar on the last Saturday of September. All the details are on our website (http://daredevilbeer.com/events/daredevil-brewing-oktoberfest). The event will feature Daredevil German style Ales & Lagers as well as live music by the local band Alpine Express. We will have pretzels, German-style sausages from Claus’ Market. Check out the event page for ways to pre-purchase Daredevil Logo Steins & Boots or even reserve a table and rock Oktoberfest like a pro.
When: 6 to 11 pm, Saturday, September 30th
September Tap Room Draft & Can Releases
If you read this far you will be rewarded with some of the new taproom only draft and can releases. First up, we have two German-style lager releases coming and cans for both for the first time. Daredevil Oktoberfest returns in early September and we will have cans for it and our Dunkel in mid-September. Second or next we have our NEX IPA: Experiment #4 coming on draft and cans in the second half of September. The NEX IPA #4 release will include featured hops of Chinook and Amarillo and we are very happy with how it is coming along. And last we are going to kick-off a new series of double dry hopped beers with Galaxy Double Dry Hopped Lift Off IPA coming out on draft and cans in the last part of September. Look for announcements early for the week that a beer or can release is planned as we usually do releases on Friday at the taproom.