By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Oct 01, 2020 at 3:01 PM

Beer lovers, it's time to mark your calendars for Oct. 10 from noon to 9 p.m.. That’s when Indeed Brewing Co. will be shutting down South 2nd Street in Walker’s Point to how The Low-Key Lowdown, a socially distanced celebration featuring food, music and (of course) beer.  

In fact, the indoor/outdoor event will offer up a number of unique experiences from fass keg tappings to hot poker beer.

Safer is more fun

Since March, the Walker’s Point Brewery has closely followed the guidance provided by the Milwaukee Health Department, implementing numerous policies and precautions to keep both staff and patrons healthy. The 2020 Low-key Lowdown will follow suit with social distancing  markers, plexiglass barriers, distanced seating and capacity limits both indoors and out throughout the event.

“With winter fast approaching I am extremely excited that we are able to offer the people of Milwaukee a socially distanced, safe, but fun, opportunity for people to have a good time outdoors,” noted Tim Prendergast, General Manager of Indeed Milwaukee in a release about the event. “Safety is our number one priority for this event. We have been planning safety, social distance, and sanitation protocols for weeks in anticipation of The Low-Key Lowdown.”

Precautions will include staff health screenings at the start of their shifts, with masks required at all times. Guests will also be required to wear masks, both indoors and outside, when not seated at their tables. Hand sanitizing stations will also be available for customer use.

Now, about that beer

In addition to 20+ beers available on tap, Indeed will also tap two fass kegs, one containing Czech Pilsnner and the other Bock, both pulled directly from the fermenters. The kegs are oxygen vented like casks, so they allow drinkers to enjoy beer fresh, before it has been clarified and finished.

“I’m really excited about the killer lineup of beers we’ll be pouring,” says Prendergast. “Our Czech Pilsner has been lagering for over a month and I think it is one of the best beers we’ve made here at Indeed Milwaukee.”

Fass kegs will also play a key role in Indeed’s hot poker beer experience during which fire pokers will be heated by flame and dunked into pints, resulting in the caramelization of the malt in the beer and prompting a creamier mouthfeel. Commemorative hot poker beer glasses will be available for purchase.

DJ Mikey Fast Life will be spinning records throughout the day. Meanwhile, food will be provided by Roll MKE and Milwaukee Pretzel Company. 

The event is free to attend, but $1 will be charged to all attendees who wish to drink, with proceeds going to the company’s Indeed We Can charitable initiative. Guests are asked to RSVP to the event on Facebook

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.