10-Speed Hoppy Wheat is cruising across Indiana

10-Speed Hoppy Wheat–Hoosier Beer Geek’s Best Beer of 2013–has returned and is rolling into a bar near you.

Last night, Hoosier Beer Geek held their Pint Night at Tomlinson Tap Room in Indianapolis, featuring original 10-Speed and two varieties: one infused with vanilla/coconut and the other with pineapple (both pictured above).

Tonight, Lino’s Coffee in Speedway hosts a BBC tap takeover featuring 10-Speed, Bière de Mars, Rooftop and Ruby Bloom.

At the release party last Saturday, we celebrated 10-Speed’s return in Bloomington by starting out at the Brewpub at Lennie’s and enjoying 10-Speed infused varieties on cask.

The 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat Schwinn Varsity, restored by Salt Creek Cycles and raffled off after the ride.

The 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat Schwinn Varsity, restored by Salt Creek Cycles and raffled off after the ride. Photo by Steve Cox

From there, the Blooming Fools Hash House Harriers took us on a wild and crazy adventure across Bloomington, where dozens of participants cycled around town like madmen following (and often being misled by) obscure marks on the roads–baking flour thrown down by the leaders–in a scavenger hunt to find a tapped keg of 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat.

Riding across southeast Bloomington on 10-Speed Day.

Riding across southeast Bloomington on 10-Speed Day. Photo by Steve Cox

On the amazingly beautiful, sunny spring afternoon, we finally found our destination: Salt Creek Cycles. The Salt Creek crew graciously tuned up our bikes at the beginning of the trip and hosted revelry at their shop, as we enjoyed pints of 10-Speed.

Mike and Jeff of Lennie's/BBC ask for another as Jerry of Salt Creek Cycles looks on.

Mike and Jeff of Lennie’s/BBC ask for another as Jerry of Salt Creek Cycles looks on. Photo by Steve Cox

The whole gang of 10-Speed Day cyclers.

The whole gang of 10-Speed Day cyclers. Photo by Steve Cox

We then rode back to the Brewpub, where the Blooming Fools Hash House Harriers led us in song, and–you guessed it–more drinking.

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Cheers to beers!

Cheers to beers! Photo by Steve Cox

Riders wearing Salt Creek Cycles/BBC jerseys were singled out to participate in the first drinking song.

Riders wearing Salt Creek Cycles/BBC jerseys were singled out to participate in the first drinking song. Photo by Steve Cox

If you didn't finish your beer during the song, it ended up on your head. Thankfully we know how to finish our beers.

If you didn’t finish your beer during the song, it ended up on your head. Thankfully we know how to finish our beers. Photo by Steve Cox

Lennie's team member Lina with her new prized possession, the 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat Schwinn Varsity.

Lennie’s team member Lina with her new prized possession, the 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat Schwinn Varsity. Photo by Steve Cox

Big thanks to everyone who participated in the ride, and to Salt Creek Cycles, the Blooming Fools Hash House Harriers, Hoosier Beer Geek, Tomlinson Tap Room and Lino’s.

Stop by the Brewpub at Lennie’s for your own pint or growler of 10-Speed, and look for it at these fine establishments throughout Indiana. Cheers!

 

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