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This week on the Half-Hour, we had the opportunity to sit down with Adam and Jason Burk of Tuxedo Park Brewers, a homebrew store in the Fountain Square Neighborhood of Indianapolis. They are the new kids on the block, only having been open since February of 2011. One thing is for sure, they are some well rounded individuals who know their beer. I really hope everything continues to work out for them.
Here are the show notes so you can attempt to follow along, although we really didn't follow them that closely.
Indiana BrewHaus Radio Half-Hour
Guest: Adam from Tuxedo Park Brewers
Topic: Homebrew Stores
Hello friends of the hop and grain, and welcome to another episode of the Indiana BrewHaus Radio half-hour where we talk about all things beer: tasting it, brewing it, and discovering new ways to enjoy it. I am your host, Nate Shultz, professional alchemist and amateur gynocologist. I am sitting along-side my two lab assistents and candy stripers and co-hosts for the evening, Mr. Jared Brown and Mr. Benjamin Sutton! How are we this evening gentlemen?
Before we introduce the guest for the week, lets get the drinking game rule introduced. This week every time you hear the word hops. Take a drink!
This week we are broadcasting on location at the shop of the Tuxedo park Brewers, a new local home brew store located here in beautiful fountain square, the South East Neighborhood of Indianapolis. We have a very special guest, one of the owners of Tuxedo Park brewers, Mr. Adam Burk! Welcome sir!
Questions for Adam
1. How long have you been open
2. You have a very interesting location... how do people get here/ where are you?
3. Hops in Indiana
Style of the week:
Origin of IPA - Style originated in England in the mid 17th century. Started out as a beer that was slightly higher in alcohol content, but not to the extreme that it has been taken today. The style of the beer at the time was meant for aging and WAS heavily hopped. Hops, in this case, acted like a preservative.
Styles of IPA
American - Most variety in style. Many different beers have stemmed from this style. Seems like every brewery has their version. Notable beers: Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, Bell’s Two Hearted, Stone IPA
English - the original, this version is much lower in alcohol content, around 4% abv but still has a distinct hop characteristic. Some English breweries have taken to brewing a more American-like style of IPA, though. Can’t think of notable ones...sorry.
Belgian style - Interesting style, usually the same mash and hop schedule as a typical american IPA, but a belgian yeast strain is used. It has been done in Belgium for a while by Brasserie A’chouffe and is currently being done by Dogfish Head in their Raging Bitch
Double IPA - 90 minute 120 minute from dogfish head, San Diego IPA
Hop Harvest - Harvest Ales/IPAs (Why Fresh Hops?)
International beer bloggers conference is coming to Indy!! Be sure to check out their website: beerbloggersconference.org or follow them on Twitter at @beerbloggers
Thanks everyone for joining us this week on the Indiana BrewHaus Radio Half-hour. Special thanks to my guest for the evening, Mr. Adam Burk from Tuxedo Park Brewers. You can find them online at tuxedoparkbrewers.com, facebook.com/tuxedoparkbrewers , or stop by the shop at 1139 Shelby Street here in Indianapolis. Make sure to come through the alley to around the back. Thanks to my co-hosts, Jared, which you can follow on twitter at @jaredbrown, and Ben which you can follow on twitter @thepact or at benjaminsutton.com.
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