True Brew: A Guide to Craft Beer in Indiana

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Indiana University Press, Jul 6, 2010 - Reference - 288 pages

During the 75th anniversary year of the repeal of Prohibition, an emerging generation of Indiana craft beer brewers sat down with their friend and fellow beer aficionado Rita T. Kohn for in-depth interviews on the trials and tribulations of pursuing their passion. The result is a fascinating social history of the growth of handcrafted beer within the state. True Brew vibrantly details the brewers' journey in the creation and sharing of their brews. Continuity, interconnectedness, and civic concern are themes that permeate their stories, but readers may be surprised by the brewers' strong advocacy for restoring buildings, invigorating neighborhoods, and practicing sustainability. Join Kohn, Indiana's leading brew masters, and a burgeoning crop of homebrewers as they reflect on the historical, cultural, social, and economic contributions made to Indiana by one of the world's oldest beverages.

 

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Contents

From Iraq to Indiana in 120 Centuries Bob Ostrander
5
Local Brewers Gather for FirstEver Roundtable
13
Paul Edwards
24
Joan Easley
28
Anita Johnson
32
Part 2 The Brewers
39
Central Indiana
41
Lafayette Brewing Company
42
Crown Brewing Company
169
Back Road Brewery
176
Three Floyds Brewing Company
179
Brickworks Brewing Company
181
Northeast Indiana
187
Mad Anthony Brewing Company
188
Warbird Brewing Company
192
Granite City Food Brewery
197

Half Moon Restaurant Brewery
53
Brass Monkey Brewing Company
61
Barley Island Brewing Company
64
Rock Bott om Restaurant Brewery Downtown
74
Rock Bottom Restaurant Brewery College Park
78
Ram Restaurant Brewery
83
Sun King Brewery
88
Alcatraz Brewing Company
90
Broad Ripple Brewpub
93
Brugge Brasserie
97
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
108
Upland Brewing Company
123
Bloomington Brewing Company
133
Northwest Indiana
147
Mishawaka Brewing Company
148
Shoreline Brewery Restaurant
158
Southwest Indiana
201
Turonis Pizzery and Brewery
202
Southeast Indiana
211
Power House Brewing Company
212
LiL Charlies Restaurant and Brewery
221
Great Crescent Brewery
222
New Albanian Brewing Company
224
Part 3 The Business
235
Penn Jensen
237
Andy Klotz
243
Cari Crowe
247
Mat Gerdenich
250
Afterword by Kevin McKinney
255
List of Interviewees
257
Index
259
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About the author (2010)

Rita T. Kohn is a senior writer for NUVO Newsweekly where her weekly "Beer Buzz" appears along with her reviews of the arts. She is senior editor of Always a People: Oral Histories of Contemporary Woodland Indians (IUP, 1997) and editor (with James W. Brown) of Long Journey Home: Oral Histories of Contemporary Delaware Indians (IUP, 2007).

Kris Arnold is a professional photographer and a web developer for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. His work has appeared in NUVO Newsweekly, Gambit Weekly, and Terrorizer magazine.

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