Backcountry Session IPA

Backcountry Session IPA to benefit Indiana Forest Alliance

We’ve brewed a special new beer, Backcountry Session IPA, and a portion of each sale supports the fight to preserve Indiana State Forest land for future generations. This “Session” IPA, so-called due to the lighter alcohol content and more subdued bitterness than a typical IPA, was designed to be a summertime beer and will be available into the late […]

A Cascade hops cone grown and picked at Loesch Farm in Bloomington, Indiana.

Free Hop Rhizomes from Bloomington Brewing Co. on Earth Day

Bloomington Brewing Co. will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22 by giving away hop rhizomes at the Bloomington Brewpub at Lennie’s. The organic female Cascade “starter” hop roots will develop into large perennial vining plants that will grow for many years and yield a wonderful harvest of fresh hop cones come early August. Our […]

A Cascade hops cone grown and picked at Loesch Farm in Bloomington, Indiana.

Homegrown Ale, brewed with organic Bloomington-grown hops, is back

You don’t want to miss Bloomington Brewing Co.’s annual installment of Homegrown Ale, made with hops grown by Head Brewer Floyd Rosenbaum at Loesch Farm and on draft now at the Bloomington Brewpub at Lennie’s. During his fourth growing season, Rosenbaum grew his largest hops crop to date at our Bloomington farm: In August, he […]

Join us at the Persimmon Ale release party

Bloomington Brewing Co. will release Persimmon Ale on Wednesday, November 6 at our release party at the Bloomington Brewpub at Lennie’s from 4-6 p.m. during “Hoppy Hour,” where you can also enjoy $4 flats handcrafted by Chef Fred Manion. Brewers Floyd Rosenbaum and Nick Banks added over 100 pounds of local, wild-harvested Indiana persimmons to this […]

Java Porter Back on Tap

Bloomington Brewing Co.’s fall/winter seasonal, Java Porter, is flowing again at the Brewpub at Lennie’s. We’ve been brewing this beer as our cold weather seasonal for nearly the entire 20 year history of BBC. Always looking for slight improvements in flavor, this year we decided to tweak the formula a bit. We upped the amount […]

Bloomington and Black Acre Collaborate on BABBC Roggenbier

Today Bloomington Brewing Co. and Black Acre Brewing Co. are proud to tap a special collaboration beer: BABBC Roggenbier. This German specialty ale is well known for its predominant use of malted rye. Brewers from both Bloomington Brewing Co. and Black Acre contributed to the formulation of this special single batch of ale. Fine Ingredients for a Fine […]

Raise a Pint to Celebrate 20 Years of Lotus Festival

Lotus Fan & Bloomington Brew Boss Jeff Mease shares seasoned advice on how to properly “do” Lotus. The Lotus Music and Arts Festival, crown jewel of the Bloomington music scene, annually hosts dozens of musical acts from all over the world. One World Enterprises (which Bloomington Brewing Co. is part of) has supported the festival since its […]