Who says Goshen is too small for multiple breweries?
Last Friday afternoon I biked to Martin’s and rode past two breweries. It was a beautiful day, and the patio at Goshen Brewing Co. was packed. On my return trip I was happy to see the patio was also full at Thomas-Stieglitz Brewing Co. where people were playing a roaring game of corn hole.
At the end of April, Thomas-Stieglitz opened on Fifth Street giving local beer enthusiasts even more choices. Since that time, locals have found their way to the bar stools, and the brewery has kept busy brewing. Now they are ready to celebrate with their grand opening during Goshen’s First Friday Sweet Summer Kick-Off.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. they will be offering a special: $12 for a barbecue plate and a beer. The weather looks to be spectacular, so tables and chairs will be set up on the patio with live string band entertainment from Waterbound. Both brewer’s will be on hand to answer any questions or to just talk about their passion — beer.
Beer on tap will include:
- Happy Hoosier IPA (4.5 percent ABV, 40 IBUs)
- SPF 30 Saison (6.3 percent ABV, 28 IBUs)
- Daddy’s Other Blonde (4.8 percent ABV, 18 IBUs)
- Fuggle Nugget coffee stout (5.6 percent ABV, 28 IBUs)
- 10 Pin Cream Ale
- Corn Devil Kentucky Common (4.5 percent ABV, 20 IBUs)
- Belgian Wheat
- Plain Old Porter (POP)
I have talked with many people who are happy to see this new brewery. In fact, one person I talked with told me that the best part is that they are located between his office and where he parks his car. The brewery generally does not offer food in house, but encourages people to bring in or order take out to enjoy with their beer. The other week I grabbed some Ant Farm ice cream from The Chief (toasted coconut ice cream with chocolate covered toasted coconut) to enjoy with my Plain Old Porter (POP). It was a delicious pairing.
Flights, pints and growlers will also be available. When I asked co-owner Gary Stieglitz what he was hoping for Friday evening he replied, “We are hoping for everyone to come out, meet us and have a great time.”
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