Required Reading for January 20, 2020


Photo Credit: Nuzo

Here’s some of today’s top beer headlines:

A Historic Highway Leads To Hidden Illinois Craft Breweries (Forbes)

In Illinois, the camaraderie has led to a marketing initiative, the Dixie Highway Brewery Trail, involving eight breweries and a tour bus company that have banded together to promote their beers and attract customers.

This craft brew pub thrives, thanks to a secret ingredient: Workers with disabilities (LA Times)

There’s nothing normal about Brewability, a craft beer pub in the Denver suburbs run almost entirely by people with disabilities. The bartenders have autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Some are blind, deaf or have traumatic brain injuries.

The man behind The Wandering Tortoise is building a beer bar empire in Phoenix. Here’s how (AZCentral)

Evans opened his first bar, The Wandering Tortoise, on the southeast corner of Indian School Road and 24th Street in 2016. After the taproom and bottle shop became a popular destination for metro Phoenix craft beer lovers, Evans decided to expand the business.

Craft beer growing in Indianapolis: 2020 [part 1] (Nuzo)

Not until 1990, with the benchmark opening of Broad Ripple Brewery and Pub [BRBP], did Indianapolis join the emergent nationwide craft beer industry. Throughout Jan. 2020,  newly opened/opening neighborhood craft beer taprooms and brewpubs are showcasing  Indianapolis’ momentum and in the process bringing attention to the historic significance of their locations.