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Is Indy Really A Craft-Beer Boomtown?

Indiana’s 63 breweries in 2013 ranked us a modest 20th nationwide for a total number, and we were a middling 14th for our craft breweries per capita—not bad, but not as dominant as we might think.

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A Helpful Beer Glossary

A pint is a pint, right? Wrong. Imperial pints, like the kind commonly served in Europe (and some local places like Broad Ripple Brewpub), contain 20 fluid ounces. American pints only hold 16.

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The Right Scruff: Best Beards in the Indy Beer Scene

“My beard is a little unruly,” says Central State Brewing’s Josh Hambright. “I’ve been told that I look like Rasputin.”

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99 Bottles (and Pints and Cans) of Beer on the Wall

However you swill your brew, chances are you like quite a few of those shown here, from pale ales to IPAs, oatmeal stouts to pilsners.

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Video: Amanda Heckert Talks Beerfest on 'Indy Style'

Our Beerfest will feature 20 breweries, plus food offerings, for $25.

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28 Indy Hometown Favorites

Who says there’s nothing but corn in Indiana? Self-hating Hoosiers and those who have never stepped foot in the 19th state.

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Indiana State Fair Barrels Forward with Beer

The ultimate taste test may come soon at the State Fair. Though only Indiana breweries and wineries have been invited to participate this year, Carmichael would like to add the much-larger brands.

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Micro-Manage Your Way Through the Indiana Microbrewers Festival

How to avoid the lines, what to taste, and the edible accessory you’ll want to wear.

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Loud and Proud: Indy's World Cup Fans

The World Cup comes just two months after the debut of the Indy Eleven. While the world’s game has long struggled to find permanent footing stateside, interest in the sport has been rekindled.

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Spotted: John McEnroe Wins Tennis Event, Celebrates at Indy Bar

The tennis legend put on a show, faring far better in the same arena than his favorite Knicks do this season against the Pacers. He defeated two fellow former stars and went out downtown.

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Hot-Button Issues: Chorus of Booze

Only one state prohibits the retail sale of packaged alcoholic beverages on Sunday while also allowing it to be served at bars, restaurants, and events. Spoiler alert: It’s us.

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Holy Lit: Red Key Tavern Lands on Buzzfeed List

It seems the key to the heart of Indianapolis’s most notables bars will always be red.

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Suds Up: Local Beer Podcast Brews Big Following

“For a long time craft beer was a subculture, and still is to a degree. And I think subcultures historically rise to the surface of popular culture a lot of the time.”

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Empire of the Sun Kings

Being one of the “it” guys does have its downside. Haters, says Robinson, want to hate. “I’ve stood next to people—who didn’t know who I was—while they talked shit about my beer,” he says.

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Taste Test: IM Drinks Sun King on the Job

Reading Michael Rubino’s Sun King feature in the October issue made us thirsty—so we took our growlers to the brewery and got fill-ups of all the current offerings. And we asked Dave Colt, Sun King’s head brewer, to lead the tasting.

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