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Hoosier Brewing 155 Holiday Place Franklin Indiana

We just love new Breweries. We especially love the ones open for lunch. Quite a few don’t open until 4:00 PM. This particular one has been opened for a while but I didn’t discover it until recently. It is quite the drive; 27 miles from me and 20 miles from Pat’s. Even with a map we still got lost.

Now what would be a trip to a new brewery without a flight of beers.

We opted for the flight of 8 for $10. I think only 6 of the beers offered are brewed at Hoosiers, the remaining two were guests. I was not sure which beer was which I just drank ’em. I think they may want to find a way to name the brews for the patrons without relying on the memory of the server. At least they may want to have a beer list.

They have a nice sized menu; featuring the usual stuff and a few “surprises”.

I was intrigued by cod for the fish and chips and the  tenderloin. Both are smoked then battered and fried for service. Pat wasn’t too sure about cold smoked cod so he opted for a tenderloin sandwich for $9.99.

In addition to a sandwich they a General Tso’s Tenderloin in a bowl. That would be a bowl of rice topped with Red Flyer battered tenderloin bites with Tso sauce and green onion. Sounded good and it was.

I enjoyed the slight smokiness of the meat and the batter was a pleasant alternative to a more conventional breading. Their Tso sauce tasted a lot like Mae Ploy; a sweet Thai chile sauce. That was fine I like Mae Ploy. I usually keep a bottle on hand at home. I would have liked some sauce between the rice and meat as well as on top; or at least some soy available. Over all a pretty good lunch for $8.49.

So these guys brew some pretty good beer. A nice stout? As well as one with a coconut flavor to it. They seem to have a nice balance of hop and malt in their selections. As for the food they offer a smoked ribeye steak dinner for $19.99 in addition to a respectable lunch menu. That may be the reason for a return trip.

Hoosier Brewing Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

6 responses

  1. Aw, when I was a kid I lived in Franklin for three years 🙂 Good times. (No breweries, to be clear.)
    That tenderloin sounds and looks fantastic. Next time I drive through I’ll have to stop and try one! Yum!

    July 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    • Franklin is a nice little community. I think I could forgo the “Big City” and live there.

      July 14, 2017 at 1:37 am

  2. Crisp pics making me hungry today, esp those little chives.

    July 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    • I had a good camera day.

      July 14, 2017 at 1:38 am

  3. Thanks for coming Benson and for giving us a good review! I appreciate it.

    January 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    • The pleasure was entirely ours. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      January 26, 2018 at 4:49 am

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