Buzz beer might be the perfect term for Flat 12 Downtown Tinker Brown. The Indianapolis, Indiana based brewery has a coffee laden seasonal headed to shelves.
It may be too early to think about spring seasonals, but you’ll be able to enjoy this one until it feels warmer. Sean Lewis, Flat 12’s head brewer, created a brown ale brewed with milk sugar, and single-origin Colombian coffee beans roasted to by the experts at Tinker Coffee.
“We met the guys at Tinker Coffee through mutual friends around their opening November 2014. We really liked their coffee so we paid them a visit and proposed trading for beer. That led to talks about creating some beers together. It’s cool to be able to work with friends in different local industries and we’re really looking forward to our first can release.” – Head Brewer Sean Lewis
This is the first time the duo have created a full scale collaboration. Last year, Tinker Coffee provided beans for a variant of Flat 12’s Pinko Russian Imperial Stout.
Flat 12 Downtown Tinker Brown is now available in 12 ounce cans and draft, as a spring 2017 seasonal.
6% ABV, 28 IBUs
Flat 12 Lacto-Matic Milk Stout has finally found its way into cans.
The Indianapolis, Indiana based brewery releases a rich milk stout each winter. Fans have been asking for a while when they might see cans. Winter 2016 is that year.
Pouring dark brown with an off-white/tan head, this beer features hints of chocolate and a subtle coffee finish complemented by a milk-sugar sweetness that gives body and a full mouthfeel.
Flat 12 Lacto-Matic Milk Stout is available in 12 ounce can and draft, for a limited time.
5% ABV, 29 IBUs
Flat12 Pinko! debuts this month in 8 ounce “stubby” cans.
This Russian imperial stout makes an appearance twice each year. Once in July for the brewery’s Christmas in July, and again in November. The imperial stout pushes 11% alcohol by volume, that’s big on chocolate and coffee flavor.
The rich stout flavor features a slight smokiness and sweet hints of molasses and toffee. Brewed to age. Brewed for barrels. In Soviet Russia, you don’t drink Imperial Stouts, Imperial Stouts drink you.
Flat12 Pinko! is a draft and 8 ounce can offering. Next time you’ll see it, it will be football season.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Availability: 8oz Cans (New), Draft. Limited seasonal
Debut (Cans): Mid-July, 2016
10.5% ABV, 86 IBUs
Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch is coming to cans this month. The Indianapolis, Indiana brewery unique spin on the German style is a summer favorite.
The brewery’s can line is about 2 years old; having already canned Upside Down Blonde, Half Cycle IPA and Hinchtown Hammerdown.
Flat12’s summer seasonal begins with lager qualities owed to pilsner malt and cold fermentation. It pours a deep gold color with smooth drinkability and a super-refreshing finish from an infusion of cucumber. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer day. You’ll stay cool as a cucumber with this Kölsch.
The big question… do cucumber and kolsch go well together? We’d like to think so. The Beer Street Journal team spent the July 4th weekend killing a six pack. The kolsch style isn’t the easiest style to brew and Flat12 has done a tasty job. The cucumber flavor just adds to the refreshment, making this beer even more summer-y.
Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch is now available in the taproom and distribution.
Pinko Russian Imperial Stout will follow in late summer, Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale in August, and a new fall seasonal in September.
5.2% ABV, 28 IBUs
Flat 12 Dan Patch Wit releases July 2nd.
Named for the fastest race horse ever in Indiana, Flat 12 Dan Patch Wit (a Belgian-style white ale) is brewed with chamomile, orange peel, and coriander.
In honor of a Hoosier icon, the fastest race horse in Indiana history, this Belgian-style easy drinker features a blend of chamomile, orange peel and coriander. Good for a trot around the track or breaking records at a faster pace.
Flat 12 Dan Patch Wit will be available starting July 2nd.
Flat 12 Summer Cycle, a citrus forward IPA, releases on June 22nd.
The release is twist on the brewery’s Half Cycle IPA, brewed with citrus-forward hops including Amarillo, Citra and Galena.
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Galena
6.5% ABV, 104 IBUs
Indianapolis, Indiana based Flat12 Bierworks celebrates 5 years of operation this in January, 2016. Alongside a birthday throw down, the brewery has unveiled a full-scale branding update.
Sean O’Connor, president and founder of Flat12, partnered with Jeff Brown of Vision Concepts the image overhaul.
“Our new branding is more representative of us as company. It continues the legacy of our namesake —a classic game-changing engine— as we take it back to a more refined design and move towards a more revved up beer,” says Directory of Brewery Operations, Sean Manahan.
Flat12 is currently distributing across Indiana, Louisville, the Greater Cincinnati area, and recently opened a second location on the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Indiana, just across from downtown Louisville.