Me, and my brothers, and my bf are all from the greater Indianapolis area… And all of us have little pride when it comes to the city. Sure, we have Payton, and the Indy 500, and the movie Hoosiers, but what else is there? Who wants to convince their friends to come visit them in, ahem, Indianapolis?
Maybe this will convince you:
Two breweries and Chicken and Waffles all within walking distance. I could add other exciting Indianapolis activities (like the museums, the circle, or Broad Ripple), but really, this is the PERFECT afternoon.
It could begin and end wherever your heart desires, but this was the path we took:
Flat12 Bierwerks: This place hasn’t even been open a year, and they’re AWESOME. They’re doing some things very right here at this tiny new brewery. Maybe it’s the three porters being offered in the summer, and their t-shirt asserting, “Jesus Loves Porter.” Yeah, an easy way to get into the Hoosier’s brain is telling it that Jesus loves something. Seriously though, go in, try all the beers, and I dare you to pass up another pint or not invest in a growler. I’m convinced it’s impossible not to leave without finding YOUR perfect beer. The biermeister was also quite accessible. I had some questions about the beer, and he drank with me and my bros and answered our questions and was curious about our opinions of different beers. It was fun.
We then stumbled over to Sunking Brewery: This place is a bit bigger and more formal than Flat12. We picked up out tasting tokens (because you only get to try 6 beers, ugh), signed up for an ACTUAL tour, and got in line for our beer. Yes, there was a line. This place was busy! Their beer, not that great… especially after Flat12. Their tour? Pretty nice–they’ve got some beer aging in bourbon barrels, and my fav brewery in Maine (Allagash) does the same. Who doesn’t like a big wiff of bourbon in the afternoon? Nevertheless, I really wanted to tell everyone in there that they should walk over to Flat12. We even went back to grab a growler. But first we needed some CHICKEN and WAFFLES!
Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles: O.M.G. This is PERFECT. I got the $5 waffle and wing combo. So good. What’s better? Sweet potato waffle. Yes, they have that. I destroyed that meal, and wanted more.
Come to Indy people.