|Indio Brewing Co Temporary Sign|
|Indio Brewing Co Folding Sign|
|Indio Brewing Co Exterior from Patio|
I attended Indio Brewing on it's grand opening Saturday 2019.07.21 with Michelle T. and am writing this review the Sunday following. The place is pretty small with a bar that extends from the entry to the back until it hits the brights - seems to be a 5-7 barrel system. There's seating on the right and appears to handle about 25 or so people comfortably with all kinds of space outside on the patio - entering the place was pretty full. On this day it was fairly hot and I was confronted by a menu with 7 beer option and 3 new tapped options to be made available at intervals during the day. We each got a 3/4 pour (the options was 3/4 or full pint pour) and headed outside looking for a shady spot. The patio is fantastic with views of the water feature down below and a pretty amazing amphitheater - kudos to the City of Sugar Hill for providing such a beautiful space.
|Indio Brewing Co Interior Bar|
|Indio Brewing Co Beer Menu|
|Indio Brewing Co Beer Special Releases|
|Indio Brewing Co Bright Tank|
|Indio Brewing Co Sugar Hill Amphitheater|
For this initial visit we tried four beers:
* Sunrise Mango and Guava Sour - had a touch of salt so I suspect this is a fruited gose. Very easy drinking for a sour - in the Berliner or gose range with good balance of sugars to bitterness (hardly non). Dry body and finish.
* Tropical Thunder American IPA - Hazy with tropical notes mostly citrus, mango and guava - still a bit green with the typical throat burn, dry body and finish.
* Indio Sweet City New England IPA - Very solid NEIPA with great tropical notes, mostly citrus and juicy body. Dry slightly hoppy finish. This ended up being my favorite of the 4.
* Sour Patch Fruited Sour - Easy drinking sour, warm fruit flavors of pear, apple and citrus, quite good.
|Indio Brewing Co Sunrise Mango and Guava Sour|
|Indio Brewing Co Tropical Thunder American IPA|
|Indio Brewing Co Indio Sweet City New England IPA|
|Indio Brewing Co Sour Patch Fruited Sour|
|Empanadas from Frita Kale-O Pop-up|
I thought this was a very find grand opening indeed with friendly service, relatively short lines and a good initial lineup - I'll be coming back and hope for great things from this brewery!
(review also posted to Yelp)