Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 329
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I was in town a few weeks ago on business, and had a few hours to kill before heading to Fort Wayne. I'd done a bit of advance recon to figure out where I wanted to go, but knew very little about the brewery so that I wouldn't have preconceived notions.
It was a Sunday afternoon, and I drove from the Indy airport through the beautiful Broad Ripple area. When I arrived, the place was nearly empty. Pulling up to the bar, I realized why - the Colts were playing at home - they were all at sports bars, the stadium, or at home, watching. While this is not a great place for a crowd to watch a game, it was exactly what I was looking for - small, seclued, and with a TV to casually watch a game.
The bar was about five seats wide, with two attentive barkeeps ready to make recommendations, and talk about the game.
Reviewing the menu, my eyes immediately found the veal and pork meatloaf sandwich - coupled with a mound of pommes frites, which can be paired with any number of dipping sauces - it was suggested that I choose the roasted garlic aioli and the sherry vinegar/sea salt. Good choices - made for an outstanding meal. One of the most satisfying I've had in quite a while.
With the in-house choices scribbled on a chalk board adjacent to the bar, they had a few different beers on tap, and I chose the Tripel and then the Bad Kitty - both well-rounded and pretty tasty.
After spending nearly two hours at the bar, chatting with the 'keeps and other patrons, I'd finally had my fill. I parted with a pint glass (the collection now numbers more than 50 from breweries around the country), and lasting memories of a really enjoyable afternoon.
Highly recommended, and I'll definitely be back the next time through Indy.
11-08-2009 03:36:43 | More by mdcrouser
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