White Rabbit’s excellent craft beer selection includes neighbor Fountain Square Brewing’s full-bodied Porter, Sun King’s Wee Mac on tap, and Sun King's Sunlight Cream Ale and Osiris in cans. Upland Wheat and New Albanian Barleywine are bottled.
Tomlinson Tap hosted a Triton tapping Nov. 16. Triton’s Wheat offers an outdoorsy nose opening into layers of malt tastes and closes clean with a slight hop tang. Brewer Jon Lang’s hoppier-than-usual Amber finishes with a bit of citrus while his IPA is close to expectations with its full array of hops. The Stout has middle-of-the-road malt backbone with a coffee nose that opens into layers of tastes including chocolate and toffee.
Oaken Barrel announced its take on the newest style of beer: Black IPA. Owner Kwang Casey says, “It boasts a hearty 7.8% ABV and has the appearance of stout or porter, but has none of their malty characteristics. Australian Galaxy and Nelson Sauvignon hops give this Black IPA a "soft fruity citrus flavor with clean aftertaste.”
Triton tasting room, 3 p.m., tapping Gingerbread Brown.
Nov. 23 & 24
Call ahead before heading over to your favorite brewery (find Indy-area breweries in our Locations guide). Almost all are open for growler refills Nov. 23; most are closed Nov. 24.
Flat 12 tasting room Black Friday Tapping (Nunmoere Black ABA and Bourbon-barrel Nunmoere)