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Support Independence Brewing Co. efforts to create a comfortable environment for our community

Independence Brewing has seen a lot of growth and changes since we started in 2004. We could not have grown the brewery and continued to do what we love without the support of the community.

As we enter this next chapter, we want to involve the community even more in achieving our goals. We’ve reached our major goal of installing a new brewing system, but we still have much to do. First and foremost, we want to make our tasting room a more comfortable environment for our friends and community to enjoy beer. Our goals are to increase the number of taps, improve the bar and tables, and most importantly, we want to recognize our supporters through this fundraising effort.

We’ve come us with some really cool ideas for how you can be a part of our new tasting room. From a special, limited release glass or t-shirt, a Mug Club membership, your name emblazoned on our wall of stars, a dedicated chair at the locals table, to the opportunity to brew a special release beer of your own. We hope you will support us in any way you can:

Construction on Todd Lane

Due to some construction in the area, southbound Todd Lane will be closed to through traffic. We apologize about the inconvenience! Here’s a map with the alternative route highlighted. Keep in mind, we make beer for a living, not maps, so excuse the quality!

If you are coming from HWY 71, southbound Todd Lane is closed. We recommend taking Woodward (south) to St. Elmo (east) to Todd (north) as an alternative route to the brewery for our events this weekend.

Baking a Special Batch of “Hop Brownie” Brownies

Hop Brownie Brownies - ingredients
Special thanks to our newest team member, Max Saballett, for baking up some brownies with Hop Brownie Brown Ale.

1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Hop Brownie Brown Ale
1/4 cup quality cocoa powder
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and Hop Brownie Brown Ale. Add the eggs and mix until combined. In another small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.

Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the brownies comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan around warm or room temperature. Cut into squares. Makes about 12 brownies depending on what size you cut them.

Serve and enjoy (with a Hop Brownie Brown Ale of course)!