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 […]

Bloomington Craft Beer Week

What are the best Bloomington Craft Beer Week events?

This weekend, we’re celebrating the release of Bloomington Brewing Company’s first-ever production bottles (you can be the first to get Rooftop IPA bottles at Big Red Liquors in downtown Bloomington on Saturday, April 5 at noon.) But Monday, we’ll continue celebrating  during the annual Bloomington Craft Beer Week (BCBW), which culminates in Bloomington Craft Beer […]

BBC Rooftop IPA bottle

Rooftop IPA bottles being filled for April release

20 years in the making: Southern Indiana’s first brewery bottles our first distributed beer After 20 years of  Bloomington Brewing Co. craft beer only being available on draft (save for a super-limited run of bottled B-Seven Bourbon Barrel Belgian Brown) at the Brewpub and other fine establishments in Indiana, you’ll be able to enjoy Rooftop IPA in 22-ounce bottles beginning in early April. […]

Girl Scout Cookies paired with craft beer

Lennie’s Girl Scout Cookie Sale and Free Beer Tasting

Thursday, March 20th marks the final day for Girl Scout Cookie sales in 2014. To end the season in style, Lennie’s and Bloomington Brewing Co. are hosting a Girl Scout Cookie Sale and Free Beer Tasting at the Brewpub from 4-6 p.m. We have painstakingly been tasting cookies and beer to come up with our pairings, and we […]

New Albanian & Bloomington Brewing Co.

Bloomington Brewing Co. & New Albanian collaborate on two new beers

  When we brew beer, sometimes it’s better to get by with a little help from our friends. And for two great brew sessions, we concocted two distinct recipes with our friends from New Albanian Brewing Company. Each brewery would host the other as we brewed two distinct beers in a style from the same yeast strain. The […]

Winterfest 2014

3 Reasons to attend this year’s Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest

Beer is so much better when toasting together with friends and loved ones, and you won’t find a better place to do that in February than at this year’s Winterfest–the biggest ever. The beerfest takes place Saturday, February 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We at Bloomington Brewing Co. will be pouring 12 11 beers […]

Indiana Persimmon

Nick’s Persimmon Ale homebrew recipe

  You may’ve tried or read about Bloomington Brewing Co. Persimmon Ale, but have you wondered how it came to be–or even how to brew it yourself? Head on over to IDS News’ online 812 Magazine to check out Charles Scudder’s interview with BBC brewer Nick Banks. You’ll also find some beer-tasting tips and Nick’s […]