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Beer Buzz: Indiana City Brewing Company



The most popular question around local taprooms and the like remains, "What's your favorite beer?" (Our answer is always, "The one I'm drinking.") But the next question these days is, "How many new breweries can Indiana sustain?"

Beer Buzz would argue that there's plenty of room for brewpubs and production breweries/tasting rooms with a realistic business plan, consistent quality beer, a solid neighborhood base and word of mouth reputation. So we welcomed the announcement of the founding of Indiana City Brewing Company by homebrewer Ray Kamstra.

Kamstra says that, "Indiana City will be bringing beer back to the old pre-prohibition brewery building located at 24 Shelby Street near downtown. In time, the brewery will be an outlet for local artists to display their work, perform, collaborate and expand local creative expression. Local artist Eric Stine is working with us to develop art for our three year-round brews."

Kamstra shared his brews at Tomlinson Tap Room last week, where they were well received. If you're interested in investing go to; his campaign ends Aug. 11. Learn more at

Daily Buzz

July 26

Flat 12 Taproom, 414 N. Dorman St., Brewer-Butcher Tour and Dinner, meet at 6:15 p.m.; $65 per person; call Brittany at Smoking Goose, 638-6328; more at

Sun King South Parking Lot, WTTS 20th Anniversary Party, 6-11 p.m., tapping of WTTS 20th Anniversary Beer: Hazy Daze Summer Wheat.

Brew on the Bridge concert at Wolf Park, 4004 E 800 N in Battle Ground, Ind. 7-10 p.m., brews from People's Brewing, music by The Woodstove Flapjacks, $10-12 at door; food and beer extra. More at

July 28

Hoppy Birthday tasting featuring 40 brews with "unique hop-related attributes" at Kahn's North Willow, 2342 W. 86th St., 5-7 p.m. The event farewell for Kahn's "Beer Guy" Kyle Kaufman and the introduction of Al Asher in the post.

Some Not-to-Miss On Tap

The RAM: Bayside Steam California Common

Triton: Fortshire British Mild, their 2012 ReplicAle; (Oak Aged) 5 Barrel Brown

Bier: Fruitcup Surprise; Weiazengoot

Oaken Barrel: Cream Ale, the first solo beer brewed by assistant brewer Aaron Koerner

Crown Brewing: Bohemian Export Pilsner, their second Crown throwback beer

Half Moon: Dry hopped, seasonal golden American-Style Pale Ale, "made for the All-American city of 'Little Detroit:' Kokomo"


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