Discover Anderson Madison County Indiana Spring 2019 - Page 9

o beer lover goes thirsty in Madison County. The craft-beer phenomenon has exploded over the past few years, growing a bur- geoning crop of local brewers up and down the White River, offering their own take on the IPAs, stouts and sours that are the hallmark of a good Indiana brew. Pax Verum in Lapel is the newest to the scene and is gearing up for its second summer after opening in April 2018 with a full lineup of live acts and the continuation of the ever-popular Tuesday night euchre. Kettle Top Brewhouse in Anderson is working to bring drinkers N downtown with plans to open a cigar and top-shelf whiskey store next door to the restaurant and brewhouse. Also downtown, Oakley Brothers’ Distillery will continue to offer perennial favorites like their dark oaky Flyover Whiskey and strong-but-sweet Limoncello Liqueur while continuing to expand their lounge with foosball, cornhole and table shuffl eboard in an effort to get people to hang out a little bit in their local bar. CT Doxey rounds out the county’s self-brewing watering holes while sharing a space with Oakley Brothers’ Distillery. Local brewer Chris Cook teamed up with Jarrod and Jason Oakley to mix hops with their grain while working to expand into the CT Doxey space adjacent to the distillery. The county’s three breweries and distillery each tap into an energy as unique as their brews: PAX VERUM Spend a quiet night sipping on an experimental beer that may never be brewed again in a repurposed jewelry store from another century at a bar top salvaged from the local grain elevator as warm vinyl music reaches your ears. Or enjoy the night under the stars and twinkling lamps of downtown Lapel as a local acoustic trio blends originals with beloved covers on the brewery’s outdoor patio. Both experiences are avail- able all weekend through the summer at Pax Verum, whose name translates to peace and truth. That, along with a great tasting brew, is what owner Jason Watson hoped to bring to the town when he moved his brewery out of his woodshop and into downtown with 15 rotating taps. Spokesperson Maria Magee said she’s proud to bring beer with a distinctly Hoosier taste. “We are proud to be Indiana grown, as we source our hops from Crazy Horse Hops in Knightstown,” Magee said. “This place has been a labor of love that we are so proud of.” ADDRESS: 908 N. Main St., Lapel PHONE: 765.393.9070 WEBSITE: paxverum.com HOURS: Monday, closed; Tuesday - Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 2 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. VisitAndersonMadisonCounty.com DISCOVER | 9