American Craft Beer Week 2014

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week with free hops, a special 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat and more

Happy American Craft Beer Week! We celebrated Bloomington Craft Beer Week a few weeks ago and are pleased that it’s already time to honor our love of craft beer again. Organized by the Brewers Association and the publishers Craftbeer.com, ACBW runs from May 12th-18th, and we at Bloomington Brewing Co. are celebrating on Thursday with special hops, unique beer and good friends. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]