2 O'Clock Tasting: Indeed Brewing Company - Brooklyn Brew Shop

2 O'Clock Tasting
Indeed Brewing Company

Updated on March 29, 2016

Started by three former college roommates Rachel Anderson, Nathan Berndt and Thomas Whisenand in 2011, Indeed Brewing Company is a rapidly growing brewery based in the heart of the arts district in Northeast Minneapolis. From lavenders and dates to hickory-smoked peppers and Mexican honey, Headbrewer Josh Bischoff leads a program that is producing fascinating, complex beers with high-quality ingredients.

Indeed Brewing Company recently won a Silver Medal in the Special Honey Beer Category at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for their Mexican Honey Imperial Lager. We tried it, as well as their LSD Honey Ale and Hot Box Imperial Smoked Porter. Read on for our tasting notes! Leave a comment if you have tried these beers or any other Indeed offerings.


  1. Mexican Honey Imperial Lager

    7.2% ABV

    Posessing a clear and exquisitely clean golden pour with a fine, pearly head, the Mexican Honey Imperial Lager carried a sweet floral honey aroma with hints of citrus and fresh peach. Full of sweet orange blossom honey flavors, this lager was clean and malty with a subtle floral splash.

  2. L.S.D. Honey Ale

    7.2% ABV

    Brewed with lavender, sunflower honey and dates, L.S.D. pours a gorgeous amber orange reminiscent of a dark clover honey or candied orange rind with a warm buttermilk colored head. A luscious and inviting aroma full of lavender and cinnamon sweetness reminded us of snickerdoodle cookies and bubblebaths. That warmth carries on to the flavor, which had wisps of lavender floating over notes of cinnamon bread.

  3. Hot Box Imperial Smoked Pepper Porter

    9.0% ABV

    Hot Box is brewed with hickory-smoked peppers and cold-smoked malt from Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub. A dark molasses color with a fine, tan head, Hot Box carries an aroma full of BBQ and chile pepper. Dark, smoky and spicy, we recommend a pint to thaw yourself out of a frozen winter.