I'd like to resolve that so look forward to the continued use of the words Indianapolis and Beer in these posts.
From Kirk at Mr. G's Liquors, Noblesville (Noblesville is not Indianapolis, but it does have beer):
New to our shelves:
From John at Big Red Liquors (no Indianapolis locations, but a fine beer selection):
Note: Big Red Beerfest is Thursday and Friday October 16th and 17th 6-9pm at the Bloomington Convention Center.
New Next week:
Coming very soon (These items are being added to our system in the next week or so):
From Mike at Crown Liquors comes the following info (See their amazing beer selection! In Indianapolis!):
Hi Michael, Got a few things "new this month at Crown". Also, I am the local host for Ratebeers monthly tasting. Our next one will be Aug 30th at J. Gumbo's downtown and there will be some VERY special beers at this tasting, most you will not find anywhere in the states. To name a few Alesmith Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout, Black Albert and Cuvee De Castleton, lots more will be showing up because everyone brings a beer or two. It starts at 6:30.
New at Crown:
If you're in the Kokomo area or thinking of taking a trip (the beer - although not brewed in Indianapolis - is well worth the visit) have a few things to look forward to from Half Moon Brewery. According to head brewer John Templet:
Here are the beers I have on tap always:
malt. This American Style Pilsner is crisp, clean and refreshing. This
is a great introduction to hand crafted beer. ABV=4.1% O.G.=1036 IBU=13
sweet taste with a hint of fruitiness. Another good intro beer! ABV=4.5%
finish. This beer is reddish in color and has a candy-like caramel
sweetness. A deliciously easy beer to drink! ABV=5.7% O.G.=1054
color and roasted malt and caramel-like flavors with a well balanced hop
finish. Another easy beer to drink that’s a little bit more bold.
ABV=6.3% O.G.=1060 IBU=30
It starts with a citrus-like aroma from generous helpings of fresh hops.
A very dry but fruity and flavorful beer that will leave you wanting
another! ABV=6.7% O.G.=1062 IBU=60
If you’re into bold flavors, you’ll love it’s velvety goodness! A secret
ingredient gives this beer it’s special edge. ABV=7.0% O.G.=1066
These are my seasonals right now:
perfect golden beer. It has an incredibly smooth and creamy mouth feel
that finishes crisp, clean and refreshing. For all of you "regular beer
flavor" fans, this is the ultimate brew! ABV=5.4% O.G.=1048 IBU=16
Other Brews in the works:
Our own Matt R asks "When is Founder's Breakfast Stout (which is a beer) coming to Indianapolis?"
The answer, from Cavalier Distributing's Mat Gerdenich: "The oficial release is Sept 1. we should have ours later this week and start moving it next week. We are getting 140 cases to start with. More cases and kegs to follow."
Hopefully one of those kegs will magically appear in my garage.
Because I know all of Indianapolis (and elsewhere) is dying to know about Budweiser's new beer - Here's a link to a YouTube video highlighting the differences in Budweiser Lager and Budweiser American Ale. I'm sure we'll be weighing in shortly.
Beer for kids? FINALLY!1 Can we get that in Indianapolis? - "..in April he introduced a brew from another Belgian tradition: bières de table.
'When I lived there in the late ’70s and early ’80s,' he said of his time in Belgium, 'everybody drank it for lunch, from grandmothers to kids.'"
That from The New York Times and a nice article about session beers - craft beer on the lighter side of the alcohol scale.
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