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A Wave of Flavor from Indeed Brewing

Indeed Brewing has never apologized for their love of hops and for the first time ever they are releasing a year-round IPA called Flavorwave. The can looks straight out of an 80s surfer movie and the contents beg for a day at the beach with palm trees underneath blue skies.

First there was Day Tripper, an IPA disguised as an American Pale Ale and one of two flagship beers (Midnight Ryder being the other) released by the brewery back in 2012. Then came their first IPA (a spring seasonal) called Let it Ride which was a big hit among local beer enthusiasts. Let it Roll followed as a fall seasonal (discontinued) and last year Peach Bum IPA debuted as the summer seasonal.

Flavorwave is a rather aromatic IPA with a moderate bitterness that smells of pineapple, guava, and mandarin oranges. Tropical fruits and citrus peel come through in the flavor and the finish is very crisp and clean compared to many IPAs on the market. This would pair well with spicy coconut shrimp over rice and should be a regular offering in your refrigerator.

Overall it’s a fantastic option, especially in the modern age of Milkshake and NE Style IPAs—which are frankly exhausting at this point.


Indeed Puckers Up with New Belgium on a Sour Ale

Josh Indeed

Mention the name New Belgium to sour beer lovers and they will often tell you that La Folie (first brewed back in 1997) was their introduction to the style. Now veterans of brewing up these funky beverages, New Belgium is teaming up with Indeed to collaborate on a kettle-soured beer they are calling Strawberry Fields. It’s easy to see where the name comes from (the last collaboration was called Come Together) when you know the history of Indeed and head brewer Josh Bischoff’s love of 60s music.

The beer itself will be brewed right here in Minneapolis and it will be brewed with strawberries to compliment the Belma hops which already produce berry notes. The brew date happening this Friday will serve as a homecoming for New Belgium brewers Travis Burge and Matt Pollock. Pollock worked for Indeed before moving over to New Belgium and Burge is a Minnesota native. Pollock considers Bischoff his mentor and one can’t help but think this won’t be their last collaboration.

Distribution will be limited but the timing will be perfect with this release. A patio beer in May…sign me up.