Sometimes I hear questions that baffle me. As a resident of Johnson County, I chose to spend my money, do business and enjoy the county in which I live. I wouldn’t dream of walking up to someone and saying “You live in Broad Ripple? Where in the world do you live, shop and eat?”
“There are breweries in Greenwood?”
” This place is good- am I really in Bargersville?”
“Are we really in Greenwood?”
That last line was pulled from a recent restaurant review from a large, local magazine. My goal is to change hearts and minds about Johnson County. This is a great place to live, do business and raise a family.
Recently, there has been a trend of interested brewers opening their doors in the county. After the huge success over the years of local favorite Oaken Barrel Brewery, I think a few saw this as a sign that a brewery operation was viable in Johnson County. As of today there are 4 breweries and 1 developing ‘brew your own beer’ location that will later sell their own brews. This is a really neat concept and the first I have ever seen- check out their website HERE.
This Sunday, after a lot of planning by Don Cummings of Journey Johnson County, myself and several other people tasted and sampled from each brewery location.
We hitched a ride to each spot on an Indy Brew Bus. We were excited to be a part of a group welcoming some ‘outsiders’ coming to the county to experience all the breweries have to offer.
Here is where we went on the Johnson County, Indiana Brew Tour:
This was a great event and I want to thank all of those involved for inviting Matt and I. I count a few of these brewery owners as friends and I am so happy their businesses got some attention by out group. I would also like to thank Indy Brew Bus. One thing that jumped out at me was their attention to detail, the clean and well stocked (with water) bus and lively music. Our driver has a special ‘local’ music playlist with all of our home grown Indiana favorites!