April is finally here and this isn't a joke folks! We've got a ton of exciting news to share with you, so let's stop beating around the bush and get into it.
18th Street Distillery
18th Street Distillery recently made the trip to Portland to participate in this years American Distilling Institute's Judging of Craft Spirits, and we brought home the hardware! Our Rye Whiskey and Barrel Aged Rye Whiskey were both awarded Bronze. Our Barrel Aged Rye Whiskey was also awarded BEST IN CATEGORY!
Be sure to stop in on Monday's and Friday's and take advantage of our Pizza and Burger deals! These tasty menu features are available all day Monday/Friday at our Hammond Brewpub.
$12 Artistan Pizza & Beer
Available at our Hammond Brewpub
Every Monday we'll be featuring a brand new, house-made artisan pizza served alongside a fresh side salad and a glass of select 18th Street beer. The pizza and beer will be changing every week, so be sure to keep an eye out for what's coming out of the oven!
$16 Burger, Bourbon & Beer
Available at our Miller Taproom and Hammond Brewpub
Burger of the Month
-Chuck and Short Rib Patty
-Garlic Cheese Spread
-Gochujang Glazed Pork Belly
-White/Black Sesame Seed Bun
Side of Fries
Shot of 'Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey'
Glass of 'Psychedelic Lines' English Style IPA
Miller Taproom Menu Feature
Catfish Po'Boy $10
Served on an artisan hoagie roll, our golden fried catfish comes with housemade cajun mayo, pickle spheres, tomato and cilantro with a side of handcut fries, tots or side salad.
Check out who's going to be coming through the Taproom and Brewpub this month.
Miller Taproom every Thursday
Get your dancing shoes, grab you friends and come dance the night away at our weekly 'Salsa Night'. We'll have an instructional class that's open to all skill levels from 7 PM - 8 PM. Then you can show your moves off on the dance floor from 8 PM -12 AM. NO COVER! We'll see you there.
Miller Taproom every other Tuesday
April 17th, May 1st, May 15th
Grab your smartest friends and come test your wits at our bi-weekly Trivia Night at the Miller Taproom. Questions start at 7 PM and there's no cover!
Divided Headven performing Live at The Miller Taproom
April 20th, 8 PM - 11 PM
Join us as we welcome indie-punk rockers Divided Heaven to the Miller Taproom! Music starts at 8 PM and they'll be rocking the entire night, no cover. Grab your friends and come enjoy some great tunes and tasty brews.
Drink & Draw
First Wednesday of the Month
We recently made the move to our Miller Taproom for the monthly 'Drink & Draw'. Every first Wednesday of the month come let your creative juices flow! We welcome creatives of all skill levels and it's always a great time.
Tobin Bawinkel, Turnspit and
Alan Cromwell performing live
April 20th, 8-11 PM
Join us for a night of acoustic punk/folk rock as we welcome Tobin Bawinkel and Turnspit to the Brewpub. Music starts at 8 PM and will run until 11 PM. No cover!
Trivia Night Dates: 4/24 'General Knowledge' Trivia
Come out for our Trivia Nights and join your host Scott as he tests your teams through two full hours of general knowledge trivia, including awesome themed bonus rounds and everyone's favorite - the music round!
Pints and Palettes
April 25th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Join artist Leslie Mason and her assistant Clint for a painting class unlike any other. The class includes your supplies, 16x20 pre-drawn canvas, instruction and an additional instructor on hand to give additional assistance to those that need it. Unfortunately this event is SOLD OUT, but be on the lookout for future events just like this one by checking out the calendar below!
This past month both Joey Potts and The Overlord, Drew Fox, were invited to chat on some podcasts! They both had a ton of fun sitting down and talking about where their journeys began, where it's headed and everything in-between. Check out the episodes below!
Death and Taxes Day
April 21st, 9-4 PM
Death & Taxes Day is an outdoor Evasion release and tasting festival, featuring 40+ Indiana-proud breweries, select wineries, live music and local food trucks.Taxman Brewing Co. will release a special beer for the event, Evasion (formerly known as Death & Taxes). Evasion is a rich, roasted and robust Belgian-style stout aged with Indonesian vanilla beans and rested several months on Kentucky-whiskey barrels. Full event information and tickets here!
Smells Like a Beer Fest
April 28th, 12 PM
We're excited to be pouring at this year's 'Smells Like A Beer Fest' .Come party with us and tons of other guest breweries from all across the US, with live music from School of Rock, fresh brews from Tugboat Coffee, plenty of food vendors and best of all, the official release of Barrel-Aged Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit. The proceeds from the fest will go to the Youth Scholarship Fund! This is sold out, but we hope you got your ticket early!
Budapest Beer Week
18th Street Brewery is excited to head to Hungary for this years Budapest Beer Week!
Like many great things, the idea of the festival was born in a beer bar under the influence of new wave brewing, international festivals, inspiring brewers and of course a decent amount of good beer. The goal was simple and straightforward from the beginning: although during the past couple of years the wind of craft has touched the Hungarian beer scene and great breweries has been risen from the ground, it is clear that we have to leap that next step to connect our culture into the international circles of craft beer. Our goal is not only to invite you to the tasting sessions of BPBW but to persuade you staying here for a longer time: during the whole week we are organizing tap takeovers, brewery visits, meet the brewer events and concerts.
Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? 18th Street Brewery takes mental health just as serious as we take brewing our beer. We are proud to announce that we are teaming up with Hope for the Day, an organization that achieves proactive suicide prevention through outreach and mental health education. Our collaboration brew is called THE SIMPLE SIPA , a Session IPA with Grapefruit added that is perfect for the good days... and the bad.
A portion of proceeds support Hope for the Day’s proactive suicide prevention and mental health education programming. More info on release dates and events to come. For more info on Hope for the Day, please see HFTD.ORG
Meet The Crew
Great beer deserves great food. Meet the man that keeps our kitchen running like a sharp blade, our Kitchen Manager, Matt Kasperan.
How long have you been cooking? How did you get started in the kitchen?
7 years. I was looking for a career change and always loved to cook but never thought of it as a serious career choice. So I decided to go to culinary school and I haven't looked back since.
What is your favorite dish to make on the menu?
The Spring Vegetable Tartine.This dish just screams spring.It celebrates all the vegetables that you miss during the colder months
What's your favorite part about working at 18th Street?
Being apart of an amazing team and being a part of the growth of something great here.
Favorite 18th Street beer?
'Here Comes The Reaper'. It has a great citrus aroma with the juicy hop flavor.