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New Beer Release Schedule for 2018



We're excited to introduce a new lineup of limited release beers to the market, focusing on rotating taps and variety.

All the info here:

Flat12 Bierwerks is an independent craft brewery located in the fast-growing Holy Cross neighborhood— just east of downtown Indianapolis. The production brewery, one of the first in the city, is excited to announce its plans for 2018 focusing on producing a large variety of exciting and innovative beers for special release. In addition to a fresh approach to 2018’s production plan, Flat12 is expanding their Barrel Aged Woodwerks and Barrel Aged Sourwerks programs, and has developed a new Fruited Kölsch Series for quarterly release featuring light German-style Kölsch beers made with real Oregon fruit. The brewery will release several new beers each month on draft, in six pack cans and large-format bottles, and will continue to research and develop new beers that will only be available in the downtown Indy tap room. 

Over the last several months, the Flat12 team has been working to develop this diverse lineup of new beers, staying ahead of market trends. According to Flat12’s Head Brewer Sean Lewis, “I think we’ve all seen that Indiana beer is changing, and craft beer today is all about creativity and variety. For 2018, we are excited to focus on bringing that creativity to the market in as many ways as we can. Customers might also see us make changes to our core lineup later this year.”

Producing high-quality, creative craft beers is Lewis’ top priority. The new calendar allows Flat12 to showcase this creativity in many avenues — from new barrel aged brews, to sour and funk beers, to experimenting with different fruited styles. The 2018 calendar features unique products such as a Blackberry Berliner Weiss, a funky Brett Barrel Aged Double IPA, a Peach Kölsch, a Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Strong, and a Barrel Aged Plum Wit Sour, in addition to several other new brews and a few returning Flat12 favorites. Flat12 will also offer limited monthly releases of new six pack 12oz cans and wax dipped large-format, hand-bottled barrel aged and sour beers.

Flat12 owner, Andy Teed is also excited about Flat12’s new production schedule. “Our vision for 2018 is rooted in the genesis of our company name. As you can read on our cans, “The ingenuity of the Flathead 12 cylinder engine revolutionized racing in the great state of Indiana. We foster that same creative spirit of ingenuity with every beer we create.” I’m appreciative that our brewing operations are lead by Sean Lewis, our award-winning head brewer, who is uniquely capable of bringing our vision to reality.”

January 2, 2018 will mark the first of the new releases — a Peach Kolsch made with real fruit, a large-format bottle Cherry Blonde Sour, and a funky Farmhouse Wit on draft in the tap room only. 

Follow Flat12 Bierwerks on social media at @flat12bierwerks and visit their website for information on upcoming releases and events.

For media inquiries, contact: 

Valerie Green

Flat12 Marketing Director




The Return of Indiana Maple Barrel Aged Pinko Russian Imperial Stout

Soon to be wax-dipped by hand by Flat12 brewers.

The Return of Indiana Maple Barrel Aged Pinko Russian Imperial Stout

It all started with a Corsair Artisan Triple Smoke Whiskey barrel. Flat12 brewers sent the barrel up to our friends at the Newmun Homestead in Fort Wayne, and they filled it with their famous Indiana maple syrup, "Martha's Maple Madness." Once they emptied and bottled the barrel aged maple syrup, they returned the barrel to Flat12. The crew then filled it with our Pinko Russian Imperial Stout, and thus was born Indiana Maple Barrel Pinko, an award-winning Russian Imperial Stout available only once a year. 

Brewed to age. Brewed for barrels. Indiana Maple Barrel Pinko is rich and velvety with notes of woody vanilla and waffles. The bitter roastiness balances out out with a warm, lingering, sweet maple finish. In Soviet Russia, you don't drink Imperial Stouts, they drink you. 

10.5% ABV | 86 IBU

In honor of our 6th Anniversary and available for one day only, we're releasing our award-winning Indiana Maple Barrel Aged Pinko Russian Imperial Stout in numbered, wax-dipped, custom cherrywood labeled bombers this Saturday beginning at 1:00p.

No ticket, no lottery, only 80 of these bombers will be available at the Indy taproom first come, first served for $25 each at 1:00p.

*20 more will be available at the Flat12 Bierwerks Jeffersonville Anniversary January 28th! #roadtrip


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12 Beers of Christmas coming December 7th


December 7-24 | All tappings at 12p | Flights available

Beginning December 7th, Santa is stopping by the brewery to drop off the first of the 12 Beers of Christmas. Each week leading up to Christmas, we will release 4 of the holiday-themed brews available in Christmas flights or pints.

December 7th:

  • The 12th 2016 Belgian Tripel
  • Glazed Ham Porter English-style porter with glazing spices
  • Irish Coffee Milk Stout Milk Stout with whiskey, vanilla beans, and coffee
  • Fireside Red Irish Red with chipotle and cinnamon

December 14th:

  • Spruce IPA Piney India Pale Ale with essence of spruce
  • Starfruit of Bethlehem Walkabout Pale Ale with Australian Galaxy hops infused with starfruit
  • Fuggy Pudding Earthy, English Pale with Fuggle hops, figs, and dates
  • Snicker Doodle Blonde Blonde ale with cinnamon, milk sugar, and salt 

December 21st:

  • Barrel Aged 12th Belgian Tripel aged in Bourbon barrels
  • El Niño Tropical, juicy IPA
  • Cocoa B. Ware Rich and malty with Ovaltine, Dutch cocoa and marshmallow
  • 4 Brewers Brewing Flat12 Production crew collaboration

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