The podcast series is underwritten by generous support from Indeed Brewing—cultivating an artfully eclectic line-up of distinctive flagship beers, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty brews from the heart of Northeast Minneapolis—and Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels: Handcrafting caramels and popcorn in small batches since 1978. All-natural, gluten-free, and made in Minnesota.
About Indeed Brewing
Indeed Brewing Company was founded by Rachel Anderson, Nathan Berndt, and Tom Whisenand, and sold its first beer in August of 2012. Nestled alongside the train tracks in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Indeed is a full-scale production brewery led by Head Brewer Josh Bischoff, with an artfully eclectic line-up of distinctive flagship beers, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty brews. Its diverse offerings are anchored by its flagship Day Tripper Pale Ale, and rounded out by the “brewer’s choice” Derailed Series of experimental brews, and the Wooden Soul series of wild, sour, and barrel-aged beer. Well-known locally as an engaged and community-oriented brewery, Indeed has two lively taprooms, open five days a week and home to Indeed We Can, the company’s employee-driven charitable giving program, which donates 100% of taproom profits to an employee-sponsored local nonprofit every Wednesday of the year. There’s more to explore atwww.indeedbrewing.com.
About Annie B’s
A couple of fun-loving food enthusiasts, Justin and Amanda Henke had spent months in their St. Paul kitchen, determined to make the perfect caramel. After countless pounds of butter and a few friendly squabbles, Justin happened upon Annie B’s, a family-owned company of 35 years. He brought caramels home and a very pregnant Amanda ate 12 of them in one sitting (yep, she did). Together they concluded that these caramels were the epitome of buttery perfection, and completely unsurpassable.
Well, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Happily, Tom and Carol Bouquet – founders of Annie B’s – were ready to retire and Justin and Amanda agreed to purchase Annie B’s. This decision was made on the same day Amanda gave birth to their first child, a son named August. Big, big day. They officially took over the company in January of 2013, and have been having way too much fun ever since.
Justin and Amanda promise to maintain the cozy family-owned culture and careful small-batch cooking that make Annie B’s caramels and popcorns so delicious. You can expect the same handmade quality you have grown to love, as well as new products that will continue to delight your tastebuds. Cheers!