eating indie in indy

Redemption Alewerks 7035 E. 96th Street.

Today we headed North to Fishers; the high rent district. It seems as though the new breweries,with few exceptions,have bypassed the far north of the Metropolitan area. That is why I was surprised when I realized that I had missed this one. It is a new construction in a strip mall in a heavily traveled area of the North side.

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It is an attractive joint and the brewing equipment is highly visible as you enter.

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As soon as you walk in you are greeted by the large semi-circular bar in front of you and the aroma of smoked meat and brewing beer all around you. If that doesn’t get your appetite up and running you are a lost cause.

The menu offers some unique items not usually found on a beer joint’s menu. Battered and deep-fried artichoke hearts or a basket of hush puppies on the appetizer menu. The artichokes at $7.49 are reasonably priced,I supposed, as I have never seen them on a menu around here. I do question the pups being priced at $8.49 though. I think across the board the food prices are a bit higher than what you would find at joints closer to the city.

We thought the beer they brew is excellent,having a beginning,middle and finish. Something desirable in food as well as drink. The pricing is from $5 to $6.50,with imperial pints selling for the higher price. That is the going rate for a lot of microbrews. They do offer a flight of 6 5 oz. glasses for $10,but I was told they would be raising the price to $12. So that may be incentive to go sooner than later.

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Pat’s sandwich was $10.49. Frankly I thought that a bit high for a below average portion. If I may digress a bit on the sliced vs pulled “controversy” pulling as opposed to slicing would save some money.

The sandwich I ordered was unique to me. It included items that I would not necessarily put together but I was intrigued. Here is the description from the menu. Alewerks Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

5 responses

  1. It looks as if they want to be different than most, Benson. That’s a good thing, as long as they do it right. I’d go for an imperial pint of their lightest local brew and that (not-pulled) pork sandwich, I think.

    October 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    • Yeah they seem to like to color outside the lines. None of the beers I tried are too heavy at all. They have an orange wheat with a slightly sour finish that practically floats across the bar to you.

      October 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      • Yes. The orange wheat sounds up my alley, Benson. Cheers!

        October 9, 2015 at 7:36 am

  2. Does sound a bit steep, but craft brews are usually that price, like you said. Gotta pay more to never have to drink the big three domestic beers. Unusual sandwich, to be sure. I’m glad you are willing to try new things. I thought you liked tots, but it looks like you got fries! BTW, I have more basil than I can use. I’ll pluck it out of the back and send it their way. They can redeem it.

    October 8, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    • Oh I do like me some tots,but since Pat ordered them I just thought I would go with the fries,since they hand cut them there. As far as the beer goes if the big 3 could make beer as tasty I might reconsider.Until then I will be stuck at 5 buck pints.

      October 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

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