22 August 2008

Random Beer Roundup - Every Friday Edition

Liquor/Better Beer Stores:

The cellar at Goose the Market is featuring the following new arrivals and seasonal beers:
Brugge Black, White and Tripel de Ripple have arrived in the sexy new 750 mL bottles.
A few bombers of the following are available, but going fast:
Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08
Stone XII Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Three Floyds XI Anniversary Fantabulous Resplendence
Two Brothers Oh Brother! Tripel
Shmaltz Brewing Coney Island Albino Python White Lager and He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA.
Saison DuPont Belgian Farmhouse Ale in 375 mL singles and 4 packs of 330 mL bottles.
Founder's Rubaeus Ale in 4 packs.
These are all available for a limited time in addition to our regularly rotating craft beer selection.
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Mike DeWeese of J. Gumbo's let us know that they are currently featuring a "live crawfish boil every Saturday night. It starts at 8pm until the crawfish are gone. Reservations aren't required but recommended. They are $17 for a single portion with all the fixins and $25 to pig out (all you care to eat). There is a 3 five ounce beer flight of Abita drafts included."

Also, "current freaky beers we have on tap other than the usual awesome selection are:"
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage
Brugge Tripel
Victory Hopdevil
Magic Hat No. 9
Founders Red's Rye
Chris notes that Shallos Antique Restaurant has Stone 12th Anniversary on tap. Matt R. also saw St. Bernardus 12 on tap there.

Matt R. took down the beer list at Chumley's in Broad Ripple:
Two Brothers Oh Brother! Tripel---while supplies last
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Magic Hat #9
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale
Founders Reds Rye
Bell's Consecrator Dopplebock, Two Hearted, Oberon
Three Floyds Alpha King
Upland Preservation Pilsner & Wheat
Goose Island Matilda
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Victory Prima Pils
The following beers are coming soon to Chumley's:
Ommengang Rare Vos
Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA
Sierra Nevada Double DeBOCKel Beer
Left Hand Oktoberfest
Victory Hop Wallop
Brugge Tripel de Ripple
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
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Random Beer News/Events:

Founders will be hosting their 2008 Breakfast Stout Breakfast on Saturday, Semptember 20th from 10am to 1pm. Tickets are $25 and go on sale August 27th at 11am. Only 200 tickets will be sold. For more information see Founders website.

There's a new brewery in town. Well, actually in The Region. Let's give a hearty welcome to Crown Brewing! Manager Mike Goodfellow and Brewer Jim Cibak have several years of experience working at Three Floyds Brewery in Munster and decided to branch out on their own. Their initial beer lineup includes Special Force Ale, Weizenheimer and Bodacious Brown Ale.

Hoosier Beer Geek and Big Car Gallery will be teaming up for the next B+ART on Friday, September 19th. As always, festivities will kick off at 8pm at Big Car in Fountain Square and the theme for next month will be Oktoberfest Beers.

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  1. Picked up a couple bottles of Brugge on Friday. Still need to go back and grab a bottle of the White to complete the collection.


  2. I grabbed my three at Kahn's on Friday. I've got a lot of beer in my fridge to go through first, but I'm really looking forward to enjoying my inaugural Brugge in bottles!

  3. We cracked the Tripel de Ripple last night. Tastes exactly like at the Brasserie -- Bravo Brugge!

    I wonder if you sat a bottle down for a couple months if the banana flavor everybody noted at the L'explorateur dinner would show up. Or maybe this is just a slightly different recipe than the old small batches made in Broad Ripple and that flavor is gone forever. Someone will have to run that experiment.

    Also interesting to note that this is a rare case where drinking the beer at home is actually MORE expensive than drinking at the bar. You can get 2 tripels up at the Brasserie for about $8, yet it costs you $9 (Kahns) to $9.75 (Goose) to drink at home. I'm not going to complain -- I'd characterize the Brasserie price as a steal, not that the bottles are overpriced. And that's just one more reason to still head up there.

  4. I should say BOLD banana flavor. It's not like there's zero banana in it right now, it's just much more muted.

  5. Great info! I had heard there were some speciality kegs of Sierra Nevada in town and now I know where to go find them. Really curious about that Torpedo and DeBOCKel.

    I have a bottle of the Brugge White in my fridge, probably have it this coming weekend.