Two of our awesome volunteers decided to come in and learn about the back of the house operations. Alyssa is starting her journey into homebrewing and wanted to see the 3BBL in action. Jason, a long time patron and one of the newer members of our volunteer staff, decided to join as well. Today we are brewing an El Dorado IPA. New hop for us at Wabash Brewing. Were going to name this one the Mounds IPA, because I'm pretty sure there is a lost city of gold underneath them!
Had the opportunity to sit down with Richard Paige at Wabash College for his podcast - Wabash on My Mind. Was a great conversation to celebrate being open for six years. Interested in how we have managed through COVID, or how we approach business then have a listen. Link is below:
Brewing a Hefeweizen today with Dave and Doug! Kriech family tradition. Were working on building a lager chamber while enjoying the fruits of our earlier work. Its an Imperial Oatmeal Stout! We plan to release it on Statewide Stout Day. Saturday February 20th. Come in and enjoy! We promise its worth braving the snow and cold for.
You have to celebrate when you get an awesome new neighbor. Manny (a fellow Pike Grad - Go Red Devils) opened up a new business next door. To celebrate we brewed him a lighter beer that was easy drinking, super refreshing and a great entry to the world of craft beer. We utilize corn in the mash as well as lime zest during secondary fermentation. Come in to Manny's to get a remote starter, radio, or alarm installed in your car and while waiting enjoy a beer at Wabash Brewing. Cheers!
Today were doing 2 batches in celebration of being open for over 6 Years! The first is Cannonball Pale Ale. This is a Simcoe based beer and was one of our first 4 beers brewed on our commercial system. A favorite of Mike the Volunteer! Following that is a batch of "Not our Porter". Actually it is our Porter. To be honest we need a name refresh on this one. We like to tie the names of our beers to the Wabash River or State of Indiana in some way. So if you have any great ideas send them our way. Remember today while were brewing were offering 7$ growler fills and 4$ pints all day long! Cheers!
You don't always have the energy to fire up the full system. Especially on a Friday evening when you have had a long work week! So what do you do? You pull out the trusty 10 gallon R&D batch. In preparation for a full-scale 3BBL Headwaters Hefeweizen we needed to propagate up a yeast strain. What better way then making a 10 gallon batch of beer. In classic style we brewed up The Unlauterable, the original Dunkelweizen from a few years back. Special thanks to Mark and Snigdha for helping brew and the Indy based Biosynthetic Team for a fun Friday evening. Oh and as usual Dave kept everyone full with his awesome grill skills.
Mark Miller and Dr. Marlon Lutz joined us for a brew session this Sunday. We did 3 BBL of a new Citra IPA recipe. Brew session went super smooth and these apprentice brewers are on their way to becoming Wabash Brewing Brewmasters (WBB). Follow our blog our social media for details of how you become an honorary WBB. Cheers!
Our new year's resolution at Wabash Brewing is to better share all the exciting things we have been working on over the last 12 months. Lots of exciting things to talk about. We redid our taproom. Also had to shrink our space to survive COVID19. We are working on a Mug Club. I have come back in to brew some of the originals and new beers. Dave has created one of the best new spaces to hang out on the Northwest Side of Indianapolis. Mark is advising us on our recipe design while keeping the day to day stuff going. Jen is helping us launch a new marketing and social media strategy. And our Volunteers are making sure the beer is getting poured even during this difficult time. Honestly I haven't been more excited about our future than right now. Thanks to all our patrons who have helped us keep the lights on. Personally I think there is light at the end of this tunnel. When you're ready to venture out and have a great craft beer Wabash Brewing will be ready!
With that said we will be brewing a new Citra IPA this Sunday Jan 10th from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM! If you want to stop in to see what it takes to run a Nanobrewery while enjoying a pint let us know. Cheers!