Try something new at these breweries, where specialty beers contain ingredients like flowers, marshmallows and chipotle peppers.
Brugge Brasserie Belgians developed a reputation for brewing amazing beers, and Brugge highlights the best of them. The Indianapolis restaurant serves a few house beers and a handful of guest brews—many of them Belgian-style. The warehouselike exterior hides a warm, cozy interior, where guests linger over mussels (sauces include red curry, tomato-lemon cream and Cajun), crepes stuffed with duck, and steak frites. The food is superb, especially paired with a glass of Tripel de Ripple, a strong, blond beer. See reviews and ratings. (317) 255-0978; bruggebrasserie.com
Nebraska Brewing Company Beer aged in wine barrels has a delicious edge over competitors when the owners of Nebraska Brewing Company in Papillion (12 miles southwest of Omaha) take their Melange A Trois to competitions. The thin-crust cherry barbecue chicken pizza shows off a sweet house-made sauce. See reviews and ratings. (402) 934-7100; nebraskabrewingco.com