Over the past few years, Indiana has seen a resurgence in the brewing community. This is definitely NOT a new trend by any means. After doing a little research for an upcoming meeting, I came across a graph that showed the rich Brewing History of Indiana. As it turns out, Indiana has a brewing history that dates back to the 1830s. As with many states, it has seen its share of ups and downs. At one point in the state's history, we had as many as 106 breweries in the state. Prohibition and a change in the American palette put an end to many Hoosier breweries. By 1975 only two were operating in the state of Indiana.
Today we are fortunate to have 37 breweries and brewpubs operating in the state of Indiana with more opening up in the coming months. This is truly an exciting time to be a Hoosier beer lover.
New Breweries and expected opening date:
Triton Brewing - summer 2011
Fountain Square Brewing - Late 2011
Two Deep Brewing - No Date Announced
Black Acre Brewing - Late 2011