I get down to Indy frequently and am well aware of the boom in microbreweries and brewpubs. My last day there I spent an afternoon at Deviate Brewing on Michigan Rd and 96th Street in Carmel. My beer of choice for taking into the Indy 500 was Hinchtown Hammerdown. A few years ago I had to stock up at home or in Wisconsin before going to the Indy 500 where only cans are allowed.
The Grand Rapids area is the home of Founder’s and Bell’s. You can’t find a pair of breweries anywhere else equal to their high quality. That inspiration has spawned many others.
I would have included Wisconsin in my earlier comments but they tick me off at times. As I said I did not like fruity beers and I detest Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy which seems ubiquitous, and as I am typing this, the TV news said Coors Light was selling 60 can cases only in Wisconsin. It’s a big beer drinking state and has a ton of breweries, but they are also the home of the national brands. On a plus note, New Glarus Brewing came out with their first can beer, Moon Man, a no coast pale ale. It is my favorite of their styles. You can only buy it in Wisconsin.