15 August 2008

Random Beer Roundup - "This is the New" Edition

A little while back I was out looking for ideas to steal from other web sites1 and came across the Friday Round-Up at StlHops.com. Mike (STL Mike, not myself) does a nice job of covering everything new and exciting beer-wise in St. Louis - so why couldn't we do the same for Indiana? So we asked if we could steal his idea. He gave his blessing. And then we sent out a lot of emails.

On with the show.

Liquor/Better Beer Stores:

Rob at Big Red Liquors wanted to let us know about an beer benefit event they're putting on:

Big Red Beer Festival
October 16th & 17th, 6-9PM
Bloomington Convention Center
Sample over 300 different beers
All proceeds benefit the Bloomington Boy's & Girl's Club
Advance Tickets: $25.00 on Thursday/$30.00 on Friday
Day of Event Tickets: $30.00 on Thursday/$40.00 on Friday

Kirk at Mr. G's Liquors in Noblesville provides us with his list:

New seasonals:
  • Shiner 99 Helles
  • Sam Adams Oktoberfest
  • Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale
  • Leinenkugel Oktoberfest

  • New to our shelves:
  • Wyders Apple Cider
  • Victory Hop Devil
  • Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Dundee Craft Pack
  • Clipper City Sampler
  • Boulder Sampler
  • Stone Vertical Epic

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    Jack at Turoni's in Evansville drops a line to let us know what they've got going:

    "We always have 6 beers available. Four are year round - Honey Blonde Ale, Thunderbolt Red Ale, Vinny's Lager & Blued-Eyed Moose I.P.A. One tap is Blacklight Lager in the spring & summer and Ol' 23 Stout in fall & winter. Our current seasonal is Wit's Up, but it should be gone by the end of the week. The Hefeweisen will replace it."

    Jerry at Rock Bottom Downtown give us his list:

  • Circle City Light Lager-Munich Helles, silver medal Indiana Brewers Cup 2008
  • Seasonal Wheat-Spiced American (sweet & Curacau orange peel & coriander)
  • Sugar Creek Pale- dry hopped American Pale
  • Raccoon Red Ale-ESB, silver medal IBC 2008
  • Brickway Brown-Brown porter
  • Hoosier Ma Stout- Oatmeal
  • Happy Pils- good sized, well hopped Czech Pils
  • Cezanne-Saison
  • Woodford Reserve barrel aged IBA- aged 10 mos. - "May only make it through this weekend!"
  • Cask conditioned Vanilla Porter

  • "The first six are our normal lineup with the wheat and stout changing styles by the batch."

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    Now on to the less relevant news!

    Beer Goggles not as effective as BeerGoogle when looking for potential mates
    - This just in from the Sydney Morning Herald - beer goggles aren't a myth.

    "Both drunk men and drunk women rated the faces as being more attractive than did those who were sober, according to New Scientist magazine. Surprisingly, the effect was not limited to the opposite sex, as drunk volunteers also rated people from their own sex as more attractive."

    Wait... what the hell is Abita Select? - From Nola.com comes an article (and the photo which inspired my question) about Abita's new-to-bottles AndyGator.

    What's AndyGator? "A unique high gravity brew made with 2-row pale malt, German lager yeast, and Liberty hops." Ok. And here's the answer to "what's Abita select?" I wonder if they'll get Danica, Dale Jr, and Jay-Z to do an ad...

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    1This is how the internet works.


    1. What good is the internet if you can't steal things?

    2. Amen, Mike. Thanks for the ideas.

    3. I wonder how people would be rated once the 'ugly lights' of last call go on?

      Beer goggles have certainly made me wake up a bit dissapointed before and vice versa for the woman I am sure ha ha ha.