GOING LOCAL Week 2010 will be celebrated in the Hoosier state from Sunday, September 5 through Saturday, September 11, 2010. This is a one week challenge to Indiana residents, and visitors, to eat at least one Indiana locally grown or produced food at each meal during the seven day event. In honor of this statewide challenge, each day this week several foodie people in Hamilton County will provide insights on their organization - we hope this will give you an idea on places to dine, buy foods, wines, brew and more! Today's post is from Rebecca at Barley Island Brewing Company in Noblesville:
At Barley Island Brewing Company, we celebrate our neighborhood with every pint! Our award-winning handcrafted ales are produced on-premise right here in Noblesville at our family dining restaurant and brewery. We are proud to be a part of downtown Noblesville, where friends and family meet for lunch and dinner, to watch the Colts win in the Fall, to take refuge from chilly winter evenings, to gather before a Springtime trip to Connor Prairie, or to refill a growler or two for a cook-out on a hot summer day. Our brew family has grown in the past year, as we added a brand-new location in Broad Ripple. Next to the Vogue Theater, in the heart of it all, we opened our second Barley Island location in November 2009. You can connect with us, your local brewery, face-to-face in Noblesville, but also online at www.facebook.com/barleyisland and on Twitter @barleyisland. Our website, BarleyIsland.com will lead you on a tour through our brewing process, and also showcases are award-winning locally crafted beers; the 2009 Golde Medal Dirty Helen Brown Ale, and the 2010 IN State Fair Bronze winner, Beastie Barrel Stout. We look forward to seeing you soon! -Rebecca, Barley Island Further information about Indiana food and producers, listings of local food events and farm tours, as well as recipes featuring Indiana's fresh, local, and in-season foods can be found on the GOING LOCAL site (www.goinglocal-info.com).