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Carmel Indiana - Need Suggestions

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chefkevlar, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    First off, I know this exists: http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/list?city=Carmel&c_id=US&s_id=IN

    Basically work is sending me to Carmel for a few days early next month. Time will be limited, as will transportation options. I'll be near 116th St and Rangeline Rd. I already plan to go to the Upland Taproom a mile away, but is there anywhere else that I simply must hit. Also since I'm flying it'll be hard to bring anything back to NC so I'm mostly looking for places with a good tap list.

    Or, if there's something in Indy that is an absolute must I can always get a cab.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    Any specific recommendations? I did realize after posting that a friend of mine who used to work down here moved there (Indy) a few months back so I'll have a bit more mobility than I originally though. I still won't really have time to explore much, really just looking for the best 1-2 spots to hit while I'm in town.

    Duly noted. I won't be able pilfer too many bottles since I'll have to fly back.....though I guess I could have a bottle share at the hotel.....
     
  3. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    The only place I know of up there other than Upland is Union. They are a very small place in the back of a strip mall, and they only do cask beers.

    http://www.unionbrewingco.com/

    I've gone once. It was pretty good, but I wasn't blown away. If you wanted to go somewhere else, I could play taxi as I'm always looking for a reason to go out (I'm so lonely down here :p). As others had suggested, Broad Ripple has a much better selection of breweries and other craft beer joints. Closer to downtown you'll find Sun King and Flat 12, two of the bigger breweries in the area. I guess if you know when you'll be free and what you're looking for, we could figure it out.
     
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  4. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    It's a kind of "play it by ear" situation as far as when I'll be free exactly. Honestly just looking for whatever is local either at the breweries directly or a bar/restaurant.
     
  5. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    I don't know the north side well enough to suggest any good places other than Upland and Union Brewing.

    If you find yourself free, drop me a BM on here. I'm open most evenings after 7:00pm, and could make the drive up there if you want.
     
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  6. ballardbrewer

    ballardbrewer Feb 21, 2009 Indiana
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    Triton now has a tap room in Broad Ripple. It is about a block from Brugge and has a nice outdoor patio on Broad Ripple Ave.
     
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  7. DyingBreed

    DyingBreed Jan 4, 2013 Indiana

    Check out the Ale Emporium in Castleton. They have an amazing beer list on draft and bottles(Zombie Dust even) and their pizza and wings are great!
     
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  8. Gritsak

    Gritsak Jan 22, 2004 West Virginia

    It's not in your target area, but if you have the ability to get down to Black Acre, i would highly recommend it. Out of all the craft breweries i've been to or had from Indy, i've been most impressed with Black Acre. Both times i've been they've had some type of barrel aged offering on tap (not sure if i've just been lucky, or if that's the norm). Plus all their other beers are excellent and they have a good selection of guest taps.
     
  9. Gameover170

    Gameover170 Feb 8, 2013 Indiana
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    116th and Rangeline eh? Going to MISO by chance?
     
  10. Gameover170

    Gameover170 Feb 8, 2013 Indiana
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    Oh and Brugge and Twenty Tap definitely in Broad Ripple for good beer scenes.
     
  11. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana


    Great place. If you do make it there send me a message and I'll come buy you a beer
     
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  12. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    Negative.

    A very generous offer, thank you. Hopefully I'll have a tentative work schedule in the next couple of days and I'll actually be able to figure this out a little better.
     
  13. roger617

    roger617 Jun 1, 2013 Indiana
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    I highly recommend looking up a place close to where you'll be staying that serves any Daredevil on tap. There are quite a few craft breweries popping up and getting their name out there with good brews, but IMO none of them come close to what Daredevil has put out so far. Looking at their site they've got a handful of places in Carmel serving draft.

    http://www.daredevilbeer.com/#locations
     
  14. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana


    Give me a shout. It's a good place to get some really unique wings. (Best in the city IMO) and a pretty damn good selection of beers. Regardless let me know and I'm sure plenty of Northside BA's would host or treat you to a beer
     
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  15. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Apr 16, 2010 Indiana

    +1's to Triton, Twenty Tap, Upland, Sun King (has that one not been said yet?)
    +1000 to sitting on Brugge's patio with a big ol cone of frites and all the dipping sauce you could want and drinking tasty Belgian beer.
     
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  16. SteveIl

    SteveIl May 21, 2012 Illinois
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    Of all these which ones serve food besides Brugge?
     
  17. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Apr 16, 2010 Indiana


    Upland and Triton have food trucks outside of them a lot. Upland has a bar The Sinking Ship essentially across the street that has a good beer and food selection. Sun King I'm pretty sure I've seen a food truck at.
     
  18. Gritsak

    Gritsak Jan 22, 2004 West Virginia


    twenty tap burgers and fries are legit
     
  19. CWBlues

    CWBlues May 4, 2011 Indiana
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    Sun King brings In a food truck every once in a while, and does a pint night thing. That's the only time you're able to buy pints there.
     
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  20. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    Very good information here thanks all. Hopefully I'll be able to convince a couple of the local co-workers to tour me around to these places.
     
  21. forummember

    forummember Jul 20, 2010 Indiana

    Head west across roundabout row (116th) into Zionsville. Turn right on the brick road. Visit Patricks on the right or Cobblestone Grill on the left. Patricks has 10 taps all craft. Cobblestone is up to 28 taps, I believe. The last time I was in Cobblestone I had both Arctic Panzer Wolf and ZombieDust.
     
  22. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Aug 18, 2011 Indiana
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    How long are you in Carmel for?

    I'm going out of town Monday but will be back the 1st of July and could show you around if needed.
     
  23. claaark13

    claaark13 Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
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    1 - Go to Sichuan. You can buy me a beer later to show your gratitude.

    2 - If you're stuck in Carmel, there are a couple spots. BM me, I work ~5 minutes from 116 and Rangeline and would be happy to meet up and hop around to a couple spots and suggest a couple more.

    BTW, fuck what Rempo said.
     
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  24. weirdbeer

    weirdbeer Dec 9, 2007 Indiana

    Matt the Miller's would be a close-by alternative and right down the road from 116th St on Rangeline. Food is hit and miss, but 20 to 30 craft beers on tap, some are local. Unfortunately, their website does not list their tap list for the Carmel location. It is also within walking distance of Union Brewing.
     
  25. myersk27

    myersk27 Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    also, best Cheese Curds ever.....at least in Indy
     
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