21 February 2017
From Indeed Brewing:
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, FEBRUARY 21, 2017: Indeed Brewing is excited to announce Flock Together, a new collaboration series. The first Flock Together release, created with Hoops Brewing of Duluth, will debut this weekend at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s Winterfest 2017.
Birds of a feather flock together, and now they make beer together too. “Collaborations help fuel the sense of community that lies at the heart of the craft brewing industry,” explains Indeed Co-Founder and Director of Operations Tom Whisenand. “When we consider a collaboration, we’re all about furthering friendships with people that have similar values, and that we believe represent the best in brewing, whether big or small, well-known or just starting out”
It’s a sentiment echoed by Indeed Head Brewer Josh Bischoff, who says the short answer to “Why collaborate?” is for the fun. “We like to work with our friends in the industry,” says Bischoff, “taking the different feel of each brewery and putting a little bit of both in the brew, to create something unique and exciting.”
Indeed will present its first release from Flock Together, a Belgian-style Dubbel made with Hoops Brewing of Duluth, at Winterfest 2017 this weekend. “The Hoops brothers have always had a strong influence in my brewing career, and with the announcement of Hoops Brewing opening this year, a collaboration seemed like a fun way to work with an early mentor,” explains Bischoff. “We decided to twist styles like they do in Belgium - we threw in oddball ingredients to make a fun, yet character-loaded, complex ale.” The Flock Together Hoops Collaboration Dubbel features fennel, star anise and agave syrup.
Indeed Brewing’s previous collaborations feature beers made with New Belgium Brewing and Station 26 Brewing of Colorado, Dangerous Man Brewing and Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub of Minnesota and Jubeck New World Brewing of Iowa. Look for collaborations with Hoops Brewing, Dangerous Man Brewing, Gamling & McDuck Winery and Tattersall Distilling later this year.