More Red Bricks To Love

Y’all know that Red Brick, a character in Leslie Lee’s PACKAGED, is my highly, highly imaginary boyfriend. But I’m not talking about him at this particular moment.

Right now, I’m talking about a restaurant I’m stalking. Point Blank Brewing Company is working its way toward opening in Corydon, Indiana. It’s the baby of Nathan Blank, owner of Cellar on the Square, purveyor of wine- and beer-making supplies. Jesse Badger, formerly head chef of The Green Door, is going to be the chef at Point Blank.

One of the things Point Blank will have is a brick pizza oven, which is actually some kinda stone like an adobe oven with a brick facing. I’ve been popping in to the site now and then, jonesing for local beer and unique grub, both of which will be featured at the new brewpub, and watching the wonderment come into being. Mom and I got to see the new oven in place.

So we walk into the room, and Mom says to me, she says, “Get down there and check the oven, little girl. Blow on the coals; I don’t think it’s hot enough.” Now, how would you like to grow up with a mother who spontaneously channels The Gingerbread Witch, I’m asking you? Yeah, pretty damn cool. 😀

The web site is under construction, too, but here’s the Point Blank location so you can bookmark it and check it now and then. In case you don’t hear my triumphant shout of “YESSS!” when I hear it’s open.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What kind of beer does your main character like? Dark and bitter? Light and floral? Whatever’s on sale in bottles and cans?


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “More Red Bricks To Love

  1. Jane

    August 8, 2012 at 10:46am

    Hi, I like Jim Butcher’s description of MacGregor’s fine, dark beer. I’m sure I would love it. I KNOW Harry Dresden does.
    My personal favorite is dark and a little sweet, like a good scotch ale. Added bonus: this sort of beer is usually extremely alcoholic. I mean, very tasty and good room temp OR cold.

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      Marian Allen

      August 8, 2012 at 11:32am

      Killian’s Red is my bottled beer of choice. On tap, it depends on what I’m eating and what’s available. I don’t care for bitter. That Bell’s 2 <3 we tasted the other day would have been awesome with fish. I think Pel Darzin (cop in FORCE OF HABIT) likes something mild and full-bodied.

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  2. Shane Curtis

    August 8, 2012 at 7:10pm

    Any announcement on when is Point Blank Brewing Company gonna open in Corydon, Indiana?
    Yeah I noticed that their site is offline yet!

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      Marian Allen

      August 8, 2012 at 8:52pm

      No, Shane, no announcement yet. The last time I dropped by, it looked pretty rough, but sometimes things drag and then just jump together. If you’re on Facebook, you can follow them there.

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  3. Andrew

    December 14, 2012 at 4:58am

    The restaurant is open for business. They are still waiting on their brewing equipment and liquor license, but do have a full menu of tasty treats to choose from.

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      Marian Allen

      December 14, 2012 at 7:29am

      Thanks, Andrew — I’ve been back a couple of times since they opened, and the food is GOOD! Are you a fellow Corydonian?

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