In Lafayette for Beers Across the Wabash on Sunday, August 25.


To begin a Sunday morning in Lafayette, venture out into the cool air before the sun’s had a chance to become heated. Walk across the mostly deserted bridge, where the previous day the beer festival had been. Proceed to 731 Main Street and have breakfast at Serendipity (An Eclectic Eatery).

We then drove to Indianapolis and placed the Crown Vic adjacent to Brugge Brasserie in Broad Ripple, where the plan was to meet Joe and Kris for a light lunch. An hour pacing the Monon Trail was just the right prelude to multiple servings of Harvey (delectable sour ale), alongside frites and mussels.

After relaxation and catch-up, we made a final stop in the Indianapolis neighborhood called Irvington (astride Washington Street, a few blocks from I-465) at Black Acre Brewing Company. The staff was gracious and accommodating, given our arrival only moments before closing time. The beers are very good, and the owners unfathomably youthful. It was a fitting conclusion to the road trip.