Hoosier Beer Geek worked with Metromix to create their 2010 Local Brewing Guide. It was published in the November 18th issue and we are republishing the articles we wrote. Enjoy!
Upland Tasting Room, est. 2009
4842 N. College Ave., Indianapolis
The Bloomington brewery has six beers on draft. They are available for sampling and growler fills (a growler is a container, usually glass, that is filled off of draft lines for at-home consumption; they generally come in 64 ounce containers, but some places have 32 ounce as well). Kegs are also available for sale. Pints of their beer are sold only on Sundays and Mondays.
Granite City Food & Brewery, est. 2008
150 West 96th Street, Indianapolis
The Minnesota based chain uses a process called “Fermentus Interruptus”, where the brewing is conducted at a central facility. The wort is then shipped to their individual locations (including the three Indiana locations), where the beer is fermented. The restaurant sells their beer as samples, pints, and growlers.
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
1251 U.S. 31 North, Greenwood
The California based chain does not brew their beer on site, but they offer beers that are proprietary to their chain and brewed at one of their larger facilities. The restaurant’s beers are available for on-site consumption, but because the beer isn’t brewed in Indiana, it is not available for sale in growlers.