Drinking Made Easy heads to Indianapolis to taste the local flavor and explore distilleries, breweries, and some historic bars dating back to the 19th century. They also get a chance to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to take a ride AND work on a million dollar car. Lots of great bars, cool drinks, and fun times ahead. Air date: 10/31
WHERE WE WENT
- Colglazier & Hobson Distilling Company: Matt Colglazier, a home brewer, co-founded the new craft distillery with Heartland Distilles’ Stuart Hobson. Their primary focus is on distilling from sorghum, a sweet yet tropical tasting species of grass which they collect from a local Armish farmer. 9402 Uptown Drive, Suite 1000 , Indianapolis, IN. (800) 417-0150 – Facebook – Twitter -
- St. Elmo Steak House: St. Elmo Steak House has been a landmark in downtown Indianapolis since 1902. It is the oldest Indianapolis steakhouse in its original location, and has earned a national reputation for its excellent steaks, seafood, chops and professional service. 127 South Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 635-0636 – Facebook – Twitter -
- Slippery Noodle: The Slippery Noodle Inn was originally founded in 1850 as the Tremont House. It is Indiana’s oldest, continually operated bar in the original building and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 372 South Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 631-6974 - Facebook – Twitter -
- Ball and Biscuit: True to its eclectic surroundings, the biscuit has a vibe that is all at once vintage and modern, laid back and sophisticated. Our aim is for unassuming simplicity, but with attention to detail: From the 150-year-old quarter-sawn wood floor to the distressed leather chairs; to the exposed brick walls, tin ceiling and the tungsten-filament bulbs that diffuse light across the copper-top bar. The biscuit is a neighborhood bar at heart, a back-to-the-basics gathering place for downtown dwellers, workers and visitors. 331 Massachusetts Avenue / Indianapolis, IN 46204 / 317.636.0539 – Facebook – Twitter -
- Sun King Brewery: The brewery is the brain child of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson and has grown within the craft beer scene thanks to their quality beers and unique blends. Their popcorn ale for example won the silver medal at the Great American Beer Fest in 2011. Sun King continues to bring out new tasty styles and is one of the few craft breweries to embrace the canned beer method. 135 North College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 602-3702 – Facebook – Twitter -
WHAT WE DRANK
Sorgrhum Sour Recpie
St. Elmo Bloody Mary Recpie
Horseshoe Shot Recipe
Harrison Sicilian Recipe
Fuzzy’s Checkered Flag Lemonade Recipe
We visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the guys get a chance to change the tires on a million dollar vehicle. The winner gets to take a victory lap. Choose who you want to win, losers drink!
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- Matt Colglazier, a home brewer, co-founded the new craft distillery with Heartland Distilles’ Stuart Hobson
- According to Zane, sorghum has earthy and sweet notes, rounded off by a touch of tropical fruit
- St. Elmo was named “A 2012 America’s Classic” by the James Beard Foundation
- The largest species of shrimp can grow to just over a foot long
- Horseradish belongs to the same family as wasabi, cabbage, watercress and mustard
- The Slippery Noodle was originally a “Roadhouse” located adjacent to a local train station
- During the Civil War, the Inn location was used as a way station for the Underground Railroad
- The average Indy 500 pit stop is 6-12 seconds to change four tires and refuel the vehicle
- A fast lap time around the two and half mile IMS oval is around 41 seconds
- The ability to pop when heated is shared by other grains like amaranth, quinoa, sorghum, and millet
- Large scale commercial popcorn machines were invented by Charles Cretors in the late 19th century.
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
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