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INDY STAR: City Brewery stumbles on link to Indy beer history

INDY STAR: City Brewery stumbles on link to Indy beer history

Ray Kamstra has a cool story to tell. Kamstra opened Indiana City Brewery about a mile north of Fountain Square this summer. He brewed up what he hopes are some suds that hit with craft beer lovers: a wheat ale, an oatmeal stout and a hoppy pale ale, plus a mix of seasonals. But that’s not the story.

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INDY STAR: Triton boasts secret ingredient

INDY STAR: Triton boasts secret ingredient

Brewmaster Jon Lang has earned the right to brag. He brewed up award-winning beers for about a decade at Barley Island before leaving the Noblesville brewery to join a partnership that formed Triton in 2011. He’s continued to win awards at his Fort Benjamin Harrison-based brewery, including a first place for his Four Barrel Brown at the Indiana Brewer’s competition in July. And his Railsplitter IPA is emerging as a local favorite on tap all around town.

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INDY STAR: Indiana beer: IPA lifts Daredevil Brewing

INDY STAR: Indiana beer: IPA lifts Daredevil Brewing

Twin brothers Shane and Michael Pearson and friend Bill Ballinger spent a lot of time thinking about beer before their Lift Off IPA exploded onto Indiana’s craft brewing scene earlier this year. The owners of the new Daredevil Brewing Co. pondered the best way to brew it, pair it with food, market it, brand it and sell it.

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INDY STAR: Indiana Beer: Fountain Square tests the perfect pint

Fountain Square

Sidle up to the bar and ask Bill Webster what’s happening in the craft beer business, and the co-owner of Fountain Square Brewery will tell you all about two barrel-aged brews his team is cooking up. He plans to release a bourbon-barrel Belgium double in the next few months. A bourbon-barrel chocolate stout will follow this fall.

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INDY STAR: Indiana Beer: Sun King brews up four-year birthday bash

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Stop by Sun King Brewery any weekend afternoon, and you’ll see it’s as hopping as one of its hopped-up beers. That’s always seemed odd. From the street, the brewery looks like little more than a warehouse with a water tower. Inside, you can’t buy anything that you can drink on-site, not so much as a half pint.

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INDY STAR: Indiana Beer: Bier Brewery aims for awesomeness

Bier Brewery

he guys at Bier Brewery know their beer is awesome. They don’t hide their feelings about that. Their website confidently proclaims: “Come taste our awesomeness.” It’s also written all over their beers. You can throw back a “Good Pils,” a “Pretty Damn Good Pale Ale” and even a “Damn Fine Good India Pale Ale” — only they use a word other than “fine” that can’t be published on this media website.

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