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Here Comes The Sun: Clay Robinson of Sun King Brewery

Here Comes The Sun: Clay Robinson of Sun King Brewery

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

The history of craft beer in Indiana has been turbulent to say the least. And less than 10 years ago, the state's largest city was nearly void of options. Then, the first brewery since the 40's entered the capital. Clay Robinson is, in part, responsible for the growth of craft beer in the Hoosier state and credits company culture to the success of Indy's Sun King.

Brewer Chat: The Founders of Four Fathers

Brewer Chat: The Founders of Four Fathers

VALPARAISO, IN

As if we needed any more reasons to make a pit stop on the way to or from Chicago, we've now got another one – tucked away in Valparaiso. Anchoring a small industrial building along humble two-lane Lincolnway road sits Four Fathers Brewing. As relatively fresh faces to the Northwest Indiana beer scene, these four partners have aimed to make 'Valpo' part of the craft beer sandwich between Chicago and West Michigan. Brewers Jason Lacny and Colin Oswald, and their wives Beth and Kim, respectively, have set out to create a community taproom full of uniquely brewed pints. We dropped in to see how opening the space has treated them, their plans for exploring beer styles and how they fit in to the Midwest brew scene.

Brewer Chat: Patrick Lynch of Upland Brewing

Brewer Chat: Patrick Lynch of Upland Brewing

BLOOMINGTON, IN

Bloomington, Indiana favorite, Upland Brewing is set to hit the Chicago market by early October, helping warm Hoosiers' craft beer hearts all over the city. Of course, their aim isn't just to ignite nostalgia for IU grads, but to let all Chicagoans in on a little something: Indiana is brewing. Here in Chicago, we're all well familiar with the expansive 3 Floyds portfolio and occasionally see the likes of Sun King or ShoreLine around the city. Indianapolis' craft scene is booming and the Hoosier state has plenty of reasons to be proud. One of them, Upland Brewing Company has, until now, remained nearly hidden from folks in Chicago. One of their brewers, Patrick Lynch, caught up with us to discuss their flagship and experimental brews, what it's like brewing in a college town, and what we can expect as they take on the Windy City.