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Expansion and Brewing Water

Hi All.  Today I want to talk about Old Nation’s plans for expansion, and the water that we have to cross to do it. Those of you who have been out to the pub know that we’re kind of busting at the seams with regard to tanks, raw materials storage, etc.  Without a doubt, we… Read More


Flavoring Beer

We’ve gotten into some pretty expensive ingredients in the last couple of years here at Old Nation: Designer hops, Local Oat malt, and Uber-fresh yeast sent in and propagated weekly. On top of that, constant trips to our distributor to check freshness and quality and as much time amongst our 3,000 or so bars, restaurants,… Read More


Growing Pains

Hey everybody! It’s been a while since I’ve sat down to type one of these and I’m happy to be doing it again. We’re right in the middle of releasing some brands I’ve been dying to make again – most notably for me the Boxer IPA, which we’ve re-named Cart/Horse after having been asked politely… Read More


The Fine Stranger

We Trusted a Computer with our Beer (Name) If you have walked the aisles of your favorite craft beer store or even paid attention to the tap list at your local brewery, you may have noticed a trend of ever increasingly bizarre beer names. New names are getting harder to come by. With so many… Read More


Mouthfeel and “The Fine Stranger” Experiment

Brewing science is funny.  There’s a ton of information, but it can be very disjointed, which is in its turn very frustrating, usually. When we set out to research New England IPA in the spring of 2016, and then obviously in much more depth following the release of the M-43, we found very little research… Read More


New Orthodox Fireside Chat – Distribution

  Hi folks, Travis here. If you’ve been following these posts, hopefully, you’ve got the feeling that we try to be transparent about how we do things, beer and otherwise.   The majority of the text below was born in a Facebook thread.  I wanted to answer a question and that answer turned into what you… Read More

Old Nation M-43

M-43 Statewide Distribution

Thanks to the incredible response to M-43, we’ll be rolling out cans for statewide distribution, starting Monday, April 10. For a list of the 300 or so retailers that will be receiving M-43 cans, click the link below. For an exact date of when your favorite retailer will be receiving their order, you’ll want to… Read More

Old Nation Boxer

New Orthodox Fireside Chat – N.E. IPA Update

This is Travis Fritts. I want to share a little information about what we’re doing in the brewery with everybody. Before I do that, I’d like to say thanks to everyone for the great reception we’ve had to our beers lately. We haven’t had this much fun brewing in a long time, and we’re thankful… Read More

Old Nation Brewing, and Dark Horse Brewing, The German hobo.

The German Hobo is Here!

Our collaboration beer with Dark Horse Brewing Co., The German Hobo, is now available on draft at your favorite restaurant or watering hole. Also, look for it in 16 oz. cans, beginning next week. Now if you don’t see The German Hobo at your favorite bar or retailer, just tell them that you would like… Read More

Brewing Malt

What Gives Beer Its Color?

The short answer is: Mostly malted barley In our last post, we wrote about what malt actually is. For this post, we’ll discuss how it’s made and a bit about what it does. Malt is responsible for providing the sugar that Brewer’s yeast use Malt is also responsible for the charachteristics in beer most easily described… Read More

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