Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Corn King IPA at Bank Street Brewhouse on Wednesday.

What is Corn King?

Time’s running out to get one of the nation’s most unique beers, by Tristan Schmid (Brewers of Indiana Guild)

Today 3 Floyds bottled a one-of-a-kind IPA that represents one of the most unique ways in the nation to support and enjoy craft beer, and time is running out for you to get it.

This morning, Corn King IPA hit 22 oz. bombers and kegs, destined for the tastebuds of IN Beer Brigade members at release parties around the state in October, the first of which will be held at 18th Street Brewing’s stunning Hammond location on Oct. 3, followed by others to be announced this week.

The only way to get Corn King IPA is by enlisting in the IN Beer Brigade. You can’t buy it at 3 Floyds or anywhere else.

Last month, 3 Floyds and Hoosier breweries from across Northwestern Indiana collaborated on the Corn King IPA brew day, mashing in locally grown corn malted by Sugar Creek Malt Co. of Lebanon, IN to create a highly sippable hoppy beer with crisp citrus notes and a smooth finish.

The 74 IBU, 7.3% ABV beer will pair excellently with a Sunday brunch or a local burger.

Enlist in the base membership level for access to buy pints of the beer at the release parties.

What is the IN Beer Brigade?

Become an IN Beer Brigadier to receive access to one-of-a-kind limited edition collaboration beers brewed by Hoosier brewers at members-only parties as well as specialty glassware, a digital membership card for use in Apple Pay and Google Wallet, and more.

Your membership in this exclusive program directly supports Indiana's fast-growing brewing industry and the mission of the Brewers of Indiana Guild.

When and where is the local Corn King release party?

Happening this Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m. on the patio at NABC Bank Street Brewhouse: Corn King IPA - brewed by Three Floyds Brewing in collaboration with Northwestern Indiana breweries - will be EXCLUSIVELY available to Indiana Beer Brigade Brigadiers! (Information on how to become a member) ... memberships may be purchased at the door.

The membership program is something that was minted during my tenure on the board of the Brewers of Indiana Guild, and I'm delighted to see it lifting off. Now that I'm a civilian in terms of brewery ownership, I'll be joining the program myself. This event isn't for everyone, but those for whom it is should stop by on Wednesday.

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