23 April 2014

Indiana Lagers You Should Be Drinking

I've been saying for a while now that too many craft beer lovers ignore lagers. Yet I can understand why this is. Just about all of us started our beer-drinking lives with an American adjunct lager like Budweiser. When we graduated to craft beer, we did so because we were seeking more flavor. And over time, our palates craved more and more intensity.

I was once this kind of craft beer drinker. But now, I'm in the same camp as Jeff Alworth of Beervana when he says that some of us craft beer drinkers have unnecessarily confined ourselves to a love of radical beer styles when we should try to appreciate the simpler styles.

We're into freedom of choice in this country. I can't force you to like certain beers, nor would I even try. We all have different palates after all. However, I can encourage you break out of the rut into which you may have fallen. I can encourage you to give lagers another chance.



Like ales, lagers vary in flavor profile, from malt-forward Bocks to hop-forward Pilsners to smoky Rauchbiers. My favorite style is the Vienna or Amber Lager, which is a copper-colored beer with a prevalent caramel malt base and a crisp hop finish. This style is exemplified by Great Lakes Brewing's Eliot Ness Amber Lager (which unfortunately isn't available in central Indiana). I'm also partial to the straw-colored Bohemian Pilsner with its spicy hop notes and clean malt finish. Among the better American-brewed Bohemian Pilsners is Oskar Blues' Mama's Little Yella Pils.

Luckily for us Hoosiers, Indiana breweries are producing some excellent lagers. Here are a few that we think are worth seeking out:

Fountain Square Workingman's Pilsner - The 2012 Hoosier Beer Geek Beer of the Year.
Outliers Blau Machen Pilsner - One of the flagship beers from Ted Miller's new brewing venture.
People's Pilsner - A Hoosier Beer Geek favorite.
Sun King Oktoberfest - When Märzen season arrives, put this in your bier stein.
Three Floyds Gorch Fock - This seasonal Helles rolls out during the summer.
Thr3e Wise Men Hot for Teacher Ms. Doppelbock - Silver Medal Winner, 2014 World Beer Cup, Category 41: German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock

18 April 2014

Random Beer Roundup: The 'You Don't Pay Attention to the Title Anyway' Edition



Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change



The Brewers

Triton Brewing in Lawrence:

TRITON HOUSE BREWS
Fieldhouse Wheat, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Palesplitter Pale Ale, Pink Ribbon Saison, Three Tine Triple, Alt Lang Syne, Bourbon Barrel Alt Lang Syne (2013), Grand Citra Station, Hatchblower Pepper IPA and Double Deadeye Imperial Stout and Barrel Aged Alt Lang Syne (2013) (Sour)
GUEST BREWS
Founder’s Porter, New Day Meadery’s Barrel-aged Washington’s Folly, New Day Meadery’s South Cider, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale

TRITON BREWING EVENTS
Friday, April 18, 4-6pm – Crown Liquors (Noblesville) will be hosting a Triton Brewing Beer Tasting! Don’t miss it!
Saturday, April 26, 4-6pm – Vintage Spirits Noblesville (Hague Road) will be hosting a Triton Brewing Beer Tasting! Don’t miss it!
Thursday, May 1, 5pm – Wit or Witout You Tapping! Join us for the release of our newest craft 4-packs our Belgian-style Wit and the tapping of one of last year’s favorites! KG’s Slider Station will be vending their amazing food.
Friday, May 9, 6-10pm -- Speedway Festival on Main! Join us to kick-off ‘Race Month’ in Indianapolis. Family activities, Kids Zone, Celebrities & Triton Beer! http://www.indyfamilyfoundation.com/festival-on-main.html



Bloomington Brewing Co. in Bloomington

Ride bikes, drink beer: 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat returns Saturday at Bloomington bike ride

“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” ~ H.G. Wells

Join us as we celebrate bike and beer culture with the much-anticipated return of 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat on Saturday, April 19, at the Bloomington Brew Pub at Lennie's.

Voted "Best Beer of 2013" by Hoosier Beer Geek, 10-Speed is translucent and golden-hued with earthy pine and tropical fruit notes rippling throughout each sip. Mosaic hops deliver their unique aromas of citrus and juicy pineapple with an invigorating finish of wheat bliss.

Here's a taste of our fun-filled day of festivities:
1-2 p.m. Help your bike recover from its winter blues at the Salt Creek Cycles “Tune Up and Tune In” station outside the Bloomington Brewpub at Lennie’s.
2 p.m. Ride bikes! We offer two options: The Organized Ride and the Disorganized Ride. Choose your ride depending on your mood; each one promises to be a good time. Check out the Organized Ride at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/393305920. The Disorganized Ride of 5-6 miles will be led by the Blooming Fools Hash House Harriers (http://www.bfh3.com/) and is good for all levels of riders.
3-3:45 p.m. Beer check! The organized and disorganized rides converge at an undisclosed location for a beer check and merriment.
3:45 p.m. Back to the brewpub for more merriment.
4 p.m. 10-Speed Release Party takes place upon arrival at the Brewpub.
4-5 p.m. The Salt Creek Cycles “Tune Up and Tune In” station will be set for more fun.
PLUS, you’ll also have chances to win cool prizes, including a vintage 10-speed Schwinn Varsity bicycle restored by Salt Creek Cycles and given a 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat treatment. Winners will be announced at 5 p.m.


Spring has sprung. It's time to ride bikes and drink beer!



Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co in Indianapolis:


Promotions:
· Are you a VIP Member? It is FREE to join! Become a member and after every 9 Growler Fills of Thr3e Wise Men Beer we will add $10 to your VIP Card.

Upcoming Beers:
· April: Hoppy Pale Wheat
· Tapping April 29th

Upcoming Events:
· Are you planning a beer event and would like to have Thr3e Wise Men involved? Well let us know by emailing Ryan Kellerman.

Where to find our beer:
· New location: Beef 'O' Brady's in Granger, IN just tapped our Snow Bunny Blonde. Make sure to make it out and try a pint.
· We are in over 50 restaurants & bars around the state. You can check out ourwebsite for a full list of locations.
· Would you like to see Thr3e Wise Men at your favorite restaurant or bar? Well thenlet us know so we can reach out to them.


The Ram


Mug Club Monday (5/5/14)
Don't forget that the first Monday of every month is Mug Club Monday. All Mug Club Members get 50% off all food for parties of 8 or less.



Daredevil Brewing Co:
Looking to find our beers? We try to keep draft locations up to date on website and post frequently to our Twitter and Facebook pages on can and draft locations across the state.

Upcoming events
* Tomlinson Tap Room Tower Takeover, Indy, Friday, April 25th
* Festival on Main, Speedway, Friday, May 9th
* History on Tap, Conner Prairie, Friday, May 30th
* Fest of Ale, Clarksburg, Saturday, May 31st

Daredevil Brewing Co. | Current beers available

Lift Off IPA: Our flagship beer available year round in cans and on draft.
A bounty of American Hops delivers the signature clean and crisp finish of a perfectly balanced West Coast style IPA.

Rip Cord Double IPA: A limited release beer available on draft.
An abundance of American hops balanced with a hint of malt to produce an exhilarating experience of intense hop flavors and aromas of citrus, floral and resin that combine to provide a satisfying crisp finish.
Carnival Saison: A special release Belgian Saison style available on draft. A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish.



Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis

Wednesday, April 23rd 6-8pm The Addams Family & Sun King Special Tapping at the Glossbrenner Mansion.  The promo code KOOKY reduces the ticket cost from $20 to $10. Wednesday Addams from the cast will perform and there are self-guided tours of the house. All ticket revenue benefits Indiana Landmarks. The ticket link is: http://tinyurl.com/SpookyKookyAffair
Thursday, April 24th 6:30pm Sun King Brewers Dinner at Restaurant Tallent (Bloomington) 
Thursday, April 24th 6pm Kahn's Sour and Funk Sampling at Kahn's (Keystone Ave)  
Wednesday, April 30th 6:30pm Sun King Brewers Dinner at King David's Dogs 



Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis
Flat 12/BlueMile run to Downtown:
Be sure to pack your running shoes to work with you tomorrow. We’re going for a little jaunt downtown. Nothing sanctioned, or timed or anything. Just a loose urban jog leaving from the brewery on Thursday (4/17) at 5:45pm. We’ll probably be joined by one of the guys, or more, from BlueMile and/or Flat 12. A short little jog. Back in time to enjoy a pint or fill up a growler to take home. Want to see the route? Click here.

Floral Beer Releases:
Planning on buying flowers for Easter? Well, given how finicky Mother Nature’s been, we encourage you to think outside the box. Think flowers in liquid form. You know the kind you can enjoy right away and don’t have to worry about in the frost. Join us this Thursday (4/17) when we tap a pin of Hibiscus Walkabout. But that’s not all. Friday(4/18) we have another floral concoction up for the tasting too. Curious what other flower we can mix in? Click here to find out.

Rocketship Comedy Show with Sean Patton:
They had such a great time on their first visit, Rocketship Comedy is back for more! They will be here this Sunday(4/20) at 8pm. This time they are bringing the one and only Sean Patton. Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve seen Sean on Conan, Comedy Central and Earth. He’s probably one of the funniest humans alive, so don’t miss your opportunity to see him!! Tickets are only $10 but are limited. Want more info about Sean? Click here. You can also find a YouTube Video of one of his previous acts here.

Keep a look out on:
· Tonight at 5pm we have a Tap Takeover at Twenty Tap you don’t want to miss!! A whopping 10 taps will be featuring Flat 12 brews. Want to know what they’re tapping? Click here.

· This Saturday (4/19) is game number 2 with Indy Eleven! This time they are up against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. For more information and a link to purchase tickets here.

· Plan ahead! Next Thursday (4/24) is April’s production of Reel-to-Reel. Want to get your submissions in or find out more information? Click here.

RSSIn The Taproom




Upland Beer Bloomington and Indianapolis

UpCup Homebrewing Competion

June 7th, 2014 at 3:00pm - 7th annual UpCup homebrewing competition will be hosted at the Upland production facility at 4060 Profile Pkwy in Bloomington on June 7th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. BJCP judges, professional brewers, and other brewing industry professionals will judge all entries, and the winner will receive the UpCup trophy and all the benefits that come with it. The winning recipe will be brewed by Upland brewers, featured on tap at all Upland locations, and entered in the 2014 Pro-Am competition at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Awards are given to second and third place as well. Entries may be dropped off at any Upland location or shipped to the production brewery and must be received by May 31st.
For full contest rules and event details, please see the Upland blog at http://uplandbeer.com/7th-annual-upcup-homebrewing-competition-and-aha-rally/.



Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

Shoefly Public House:
We'll be hosting a Tax Day Tapping party w/ Taxman Brewing featuring La Maison & Dubbel (one more line TBD) on Friday 4/18 starting at 7pm



Goose The Market
New on the Goose shelves...
Don Quixote's nightmare in a bottle: dreamy Moulins d'Ascq Ambrée, a certified organic Flemish pale ale.

Underground brew: Sierra Nevada's Kellerweiss is in the Goose cellar (how appropriate)

Punny and now portable: New Day Meadery's ciders in bottles!

Thirsty before the next Random Beer Roundup? Check Goose the Market's facebook & twitter feeds for weekly #BeerHaul announcements.


Books & Brews In Indianapolis
News:
Books & Brews will have new hours effective Monday the 7th. We will now be open until 10pm Monday through Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

NEW BREWS:
Shogun Soba Ale (5.1%, 23 IBU) - Our Soba Ale is an amber ale brewed with buckwheat, giving it a salty-sweetness that we think could have calmed the feudal Japan chronicled in the James Clavell classic.

Hop’s Cradle DIPA (7.2%, 85 IBU, on Nitro) - There may be no cradle, but the hops are easy to find in this double-IPA named by one of our Kickstarter backers. Heaping additions of Centennial and Cascade hops highlight this tasty concoction.

Daytime Events:
Weekdays from 12pm-1pm is Kid’s Story Time - come on by and huddle up with a few stories from books in our children’s section. We will have games and other activities for the whole family, too! Coming soon: kid’s arts & crafts and music classes.
Saturday at 10:30am is Kid’s Book Club

For more information check out our website at www.booksnbrews.com or give me a call at the store 317-288-5136
Follow us on:Facebook - www.facebook.com/booksnbrewsTwitter - https://twitter.com/BooksBrewsTumblr - booksnbrews.tumblr.com


Yogi's Bar & Grill in Bloomington:

Don't forget, Dyngus Day is April 21 fun starts at 11 am!




Patrick's Kitchen  in Zionsville
April 26th we're celebrating "Kings Day" (Netherlands holiday...check out this link to get a better idea.)
http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/kings-day/all-about-kings-day-in-amsterdam

We will have several world class draft beers available, including La Trappe Quad, La Trappe Witte, and their Isid'or, as well as Urthel's Hop-it. Bier's DFG will also be available.
We have live music from 2-9 with Karen Irwin leading the way and three other acoustic performers on the patio on main street. Marcus Lehmann is a wonderful local magician, and will be performing from 6-8 inside the restaurant.
Right now we are pouring Bloomington Brewing Company Ruby Bloom amber, Bell's Oberon, Bier's Cascadian Light, FFF Man O'Awe, Flat-12 Half cycle, KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, Liefman's Goudenband (at $5 for 8oz even)..Sun King's Dopplebock, Taxman's Tripelle, and La Trappe Quad.
Waiting in the wings there is Chinookalicious from Bier, Sun King's Naptown Brown, and their Big Iron Barleywine...as well as BBC's Quarryman's Pale and FFF Dreadnaught.



Starlight Distribution, LLC 
From Josh:
New Arrivals
Be on the lookout for a few hot new beers headed to us from the fine folks in Dexter, Michigan. Jolly Pumpkin Biè re de Mars is returning to the state for the first time in years! This 7% French Farmhouse ale is described as "A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather." This will be available in bottles and limited draft. Also from Jolly Pumpkin we will be getting a limited amount of the next in the Baudelaire Series beers. Ale Absurd is a Rye Tripple Ale coming in at 8.3% which will be available in bottles only. Finally from Jolly Pumpkin's sister brand North Peak we will be getting draft and bottles of Archangel Summer Wheat brewed with Michigan Cherries. At 5.0% ABV and a respectable 22IBU's this one is sure to compliment the upcoming warmer weather perfectly.

Events
April 22nd, 6:00pm - Join us at Mass. Avenue Pub on April 22nd for the tapping of a special keg of Italy's Brewfist Brewing and Oklahoma's Prairie Artisan Ales collaboration beer Spaghetti Western! We are very excited to have received a keg of this very special beer. It is an Coffee Chocolate Imperial Stout weighing it at 8.7%.
This will also be the premier of Brewfist in the Indiana market so we will also be tapping a keg of their Terminal Pale Ale, an awesome session-able pale ale weighing in at a mere 3.7% and hopped with Citra and Summer hops.
Bottles of Brewfist's Heimdall Galaxy Saison will also be available that night!
From Prairie we will also be bringing out a special keg of their Prairie Weiss, a Berliner Weisse style ale and some bottlesPrairie/Evil Twin Bible Belt.
Facebook Event for Brewfist/Prairie Tapping
April 23rd, 6:00pm  - Join us at the "Drink The Funk Tasting" at Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits Superstore on April 23rd @ 6pm. We'll be sampling beers from Cantillon, Stillwater, Prairie, Jolly Pumpkin and more!
April 30th, 5:30pm - Join us at Twenty Tap on College Ave, starts at 5:30 PM. We will be tapping a very special keg of Bible Belt, the much anticipated collaboration between Prairie Artisan Ales and Evil Twin Brewing . This beer is a big over the top imperial stout that combines Prairie's Bomb! and Evil Twin's Even More Jesus stouts resulting in a bold, smokey, and spicy love child! In addition to this we will Also be tapping Prairie's Prairie Ale, their classic saison which is fermented with ale and wine yeasts as well as Brett. But wait there's more! We will also tap Evil Twin's Freudian Slip Barley wine. This hoppy version of the style has an ego almost as big as the flavor it packs! You wont want to miss this event as we only got 2 kegs of Bible Belt for the whole state so this could be your only chance to try it on draft!
Facebook Event for Bible Belt Tapping



Papa's in Culver:
Newly tapped at Papa's in Culver: 3 Floyd's Man-O-Awe Pale Ale, Boulevard Pop-Up Session IPA, Upland Coast Buster IPA.

Coming Soon: 3 Floyd's Zombie Dust, Great Divide Colette Farmhouse Ale, Goose Island Illinois DIPA, plus many other great surprises.

Be sure to swing through if you are up north. Cheers!



 Union Jack Pub in Broad Ripple:
  • As always we have 21 ever evolving lines so check out our lineup soon!



Lino's Coffee in Speedway:
Upcoming events at Lino's Coffee:
https://www.facebook.com/LinosSpeedwayIndiana/events
Friday, April 18 - Cutter's Brewing Pint Night for the People's Race Car
Friday, April 25 - Bloomington Brewing Co. Pint Night
Friday, May 2 - Flat 12 Pint Night

All start times are 5:30PM.



Beer & Fundraising Events



Brews & Boutiques
Thursday, April 24th
6 - 9 pm
The Bier Brewery


Indiana Girls Pint Out & theCityMoms have joined forces to plan a night of fashion and beer at The Bier Brewery.

We've lined up quite a list of fashion trucks and vendors to pepper you with some fun spring things, wardrobe staples and styles, including:

retro 101
ellen & elvin
Genie's Closet
Bizzy's Mobile Boutique
Boho Pretty
GrowlerGirls
TheBrickShirtHouse
GIFIHZDesigns

This list will continue to grow as the event nears. Also joining us to show off some stylish spring 'dos will be The Beauty Lounge of Carmel.

Hungry? Perfect. Our friends at Scratchtruck will have you covered.

Bring friends, your wallet {credit cards will be accepted!}, your appetite and your fun-lovin self to this unique event.

We will also have a number of giveaways throughout the evening that will require you to have a Twitter account. Follow @thecitymoms and @INgirlspintout on Twitter to get started!

This event is open to the public so grab a girlfriend {or 2 or 3…} and swing on over for an evening of brews & boutiques!





Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest

Tickets for the third annual Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest are on sale now at www.uplandsourfest.eventbrite.com. This year's festival will take place Saturday, May 17th from 2pm-6pm at the historic Indianapolis City Market, preceded by a VIP Sour lecture and private tasting from 12:30-1:30pm, and with a Secret Barrel Society members-only party to follow in the building's catacombs from 7pm-9pm. For more information on our Secret Barrel Society, check out secretbarrelsociety.comVIP tickets can be purchased for $75, and will include VIP lecture, lanyard, commemorative T-shirt, swag bag and access to the VIP lounge including food and private bathrooms.

General Admission tickets are $45 and include light snacks, with the City Market's artisans open to sell heavier fare throughout the festival. General Admission attendees will also have the option to buy a T-shirt on the website during ticket purchase for an additional $15. Cutters Brewing in Bloomington



Anderson Brewfest


Hello Brewers and Craft Beer Connoisseurs!
We would like to invite you to the inaugural Anderson Brew Fest!

When: June 7th from 1pm-5pm
Where: Anderson Town Center Plaza


Tickets are available online via Eventbrite: http://www.andersonbrewfest.com/
$30 Now-June 7th, $10 Sober Driver

We still have room for some local craft brewers to showcase their best brews! We're also looking for sponsors. Please email shanna@andersonbrewfest.com for more information. And be watching the website for updates. You can also check out our Facebook page for up to date information: https://www.facebook.com/AndersonBrewFest



Sun King Brewing Fifth Anniversary party:

June 28th, Grapefruit Jungle tapping! Live music, great beer and food...get your tickets now! 





Master of Beer Appreciation classes Booking summer classes now!
Beer MBA Classes - More Than Just a Tasting
This is a unique opportunity for people at all knowledge levels to learn more about the World's Classic Beer Styles. As we sample each beer, we'll briefly discuss its origin, history and what makes it unique. This is a fun experience. Don't miss it!
  • Designed for Everyone (must be 21 years of age)
  • Flexible Schedule - Take Any Class in Any Order (after attending a Class 1)
  • Take All 3 Classes and Get Your "MBA Certificate"
Only $50 per 3-hr Class (includes free samples of all beers)
Discounts available: Sign up for all 3 classes for $135 total! Call for group discounts
SUMMER SERIES: 
Class 1 – Sat, May 31
Class 2 – Sat, June 21
Class 3 – Sat, August 9
FALL SERIES:  
Class 1 – Sat, August 23
Class 2 – Sat, September 13
Class 3 – Sat, October 4
Beer Vacations Follow the link to learn more, new trips added!
Guided Beer Vacations to Belgium and Germany!
Take a Dream Trip to Belgium or Germany where nearly everything is planned and coordinated for you! Visit the Famous Breweries and the Best Beer Bars in the World, all led and guided by Ron Smith, a recognized Beer Expert that will help explain even more about the legendary beer styles, history and cultures.
Learn more now!
Belgium 2014 - Brussels, Brugge and Antwerp!  (July 20-29)
Germany 2015 - Munich, Bavaria and Bamberg! 
Learn more below and be sure to sign-up for our email list so we can notify you of our upcoming trips and classes. For any additional information, don't hesitate to contact us atBeerMBA@MarketWiseSolutions.com or call 317-564-4898 and ask for Ron Smith.


17 April 2014

Dark Matter Coffee at Dark Lord Day 2014



When Drinking Craft wrote about Three Floyd’s move from partnering with Intelligentsia Coffee to partnering with Dark Matter Coffee, the speculation began immediately in some beer circles. Would there be glassware as there had been in the past? Would the beans be available for sale at the event? I recently reached out to Kyle Hodges, Dark Matter’s “Minister of Propaganda”, to get some more details since Dark Lord Day 2014 is next weekend. He was nice enough to share a few of the details of what you can expect from Dark Matter at this year's Dark Lord Day:




Jake: You guys seem to enjoy barrel-aging the beans, but you mentioned barrel-aged iced coffee as well. What barrel-aged variants are you releasing and can you tell me what barrels were used?

Kyle: We have three variants of our Black Splash Iced Coffee:
Burundi Dukorere Ikawa aged in a Koval Lion's Pride barrel. 
Rwanda Misozi Kopaki aged in a Woodford Reserve barrel.  
Black Hole Necromancer, our Unicorn Blood Espresso blend aged in a Remy Martin Cognac barrel

We will also pulling espresso shots of Ethiopia Idido aged in a Letherbee Absinthe barrel and Unicorn Blood. The Unicorn Blood is not barrel-aged.

Jake:  I know you mentioned some glassware options. What can you tell me about the plan for those? Is everyone going to get handed one or are they strictly for sale?

Kyle: Yes, we are releasing 800 snifters split between two different colors. Not everyone will be able to get one, unfortunately, but we are still looking to release them systematically to try and be as fair as possible. We are keeping the colors a secret until Dark Lord Day. 

In addition to the snifters, we will have our classic diner mugs and an extremely badass shirt for sale. No limits per person on either of these. 

Jake: Which beans, or blend of beans, were used in Dark Lord 2014?

Kyle: This is our Unicorn Blood espresso blend, part of the DMC portfolio, aged in Remy Martin Cognac barrels

Jake: You mentioned Black Hole Necromancer. With a description like “Dark Matter Coffee introduces our Cognac Barrel-Aged Unicorn Blood espresso blend. This warlock's elixir is strong enough to summon the spirits of the dead and is sacrificially prepared for Dark Lord Day. Brewed and bottled by the hands of Dark Matter Coffee, cursed and waxed by the vikings at 3 Floyds, this limited edition coffee will be available only at Dark Lord Day. “ it sounds pretty awesome. Will you be selling bottles for carry-out at Dark Lord Day?

Kyle: There will be 800 bottles of the Black Hole for sale at DLD. They will not be opened at purchase and the customer is free to do with them whatever they want. These are not limited to one per person.

Jake: Specifically on Black Hole Necromancer, were the beans aged in barrels and then extracted or did you extract the coffee and age the liquid in barrels?

Kyle: For BHN, we aged the green beans in the barrel and then extracted. However, for the BA Dark Lord, we brewed the BHN into the barrel. 

So, there you have it coffee drinking beer folk. Go find the people from Dark Matter during Dark Lord Day. I have had their Chocolate City iced coffee. It comes in a 22oz bottle and I really enjoyed it. They take extra steps to make sure that it is shelf-stable at room temperature and are doing some really cool things to push what many coffee drinkers consider “normal”.

16 April 2014

Last Call | HBG Tailgate, Saturday 4/19, 4:30pm, Indy Eleven Lot A

Indianapolis's new professional soccer club, Indy Eleven, made a smashing debut last Saturday night at Michael Carroll Stadium. Over 11,000 people attended the match. The place was rocking. The Brickyard Battalion was in full voice. And while the match ended in a draw, the Boys in Blue showed well. We were there, and we had fun...lots of fun.

And you might (or might not) have noticed that we're moving our semi-annual tailgate festivities to a new venue: Indy Eleven's Lot A. We'll be tailgating there starting at 4:30pm this Saturday, April 19. And we would like you to join us. We want you to join us even if you don't plan to go to the game. Just come, hang out, share some beer and food, and chat. If you do decide to head into Carroll Stadium to see what the fuss is all about, all the better.

For full details on the event, please read this post, which includes the ground rules for the tailgate.

We hope to see you on Saturday!




12 April 2014

Indiana World Beer Cup Winners


A big congratulations to Carson's Brewing, Thr3e Wisemen, and Sun King for winning medals last night in Denver.

Carson's won a silver in the American Style Wheat beer category with Red Dawn.

Thr3e Wisemen won a silver in the German Style Dopplebock category with Hot for Teacher Ms. Dopplebock.

Sun King won a bronze in the Barleywine Style category with Johan the Barleywine.


 Full list here: World Beer Cup Winners

Congrats to all the winners and the entrants.  Great beer is indeed made here.