06 March 2009

Random Beer Roundup - Don't Forget to Spring Forward on Sunday edition

Being a life long Hoosier, I'm still getting used to this whole Daylight Savings Time deal. Springing forward, falling back, its all silliness. You still get the same amount of daylight! What savings is there? Grumble, grumble, grumble. But what do I know, I'm just a 105 year old man. Remind me to tell you about how I fought the Red Baron during the Great War sometime...

Twenty-two skeedoo! Here is your weekly Random Beer Roundup. Remember, if you have beer news or jazz era references that you want to share, drop us a line at hoosierbeergeek@gmail.com.

Beer Events:
Dates and lineups subject to change

Saturday, March 7, at Power House Brewing Company and the Columbus Bar in Columbus:
We will be tapping our Million Mile Stout, an 8% abv stout aged in a Jack Daniel's Barrel. We will have some Jack Daniel's specials, and some t-shirt give aways.
Friday, March 6, 5-8pm, at Crown Liquors in Carmel:
2004 Thomas Hardys Ale
Fresh FFF Dreadnaught (for the hopheads)
Two Brothers Red Eye Coffee Porter
Nogne O Imperial Stout
Monday, March 9, 5-7 p.m., at Kahn’s in Indianapolis:
Two-fer!: We will be tasting Schmaltz Brewery beers, both the He'brew and Coney Island lines AND Jerome Argentinian Craft beers.
Also on Monday, March 9, 5-8 p.m., at Granite City on Indy's Northside:
Granite City Food & Brewery will release its next seasonal beer; Burning Barn Irish Red. This is an Irish-Style red ale that is ruby red in color and has candy-like caramel sweetness.


Granite City is on 96th St just west of Meridian St.
Thursday, March 12 at Rock Bottom in Downtown Indianapolis:
Tapping: St. James Irish Red
Next Brewer’s Dinner: May 2009
Thursday, March 12, 6-8pm, at Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
Don't forget about our weekly FREE beer tasting every Thursday 6-8pm at the "Big Store" at 418 North College in Bloomington.
Saturday, March 14, 10am Beer at Brugge Brasserie:
Beer Geek Breakfast -- Sorry, sold out.
Saturday, March 14, 1-4 p.m., at Kahn’s in Indianapolis:
Magic Hat Brewery at the Beer Desk
And Chris noticed this at the end of a Zing! email last week:
Beer Tasting Dinner at Zing!
Stay tuned for more information on an upcoming Beer Tasting Dinner coming in April!

News and Rumors:
On April 16th for one night only at a movie theater near you: Beer Wars – Brewed in America.

Now on tap:
Price and availability are subject to change

From John at the Legend Irvington Café in Indianapolis:
New on tap at The Legend is Upland's Ard Ri, hopefully through St Patty's Day.
From Half Moon Brewery in Kokomo:
This old style German ale is reddish-brown
in color, with a toasted malt flavor and
a bold hoppy finish.

OG = 1056, abv = 5.6%, IBU = 38
From John at the Black Sparrow in Lafayette:
Same Shite As Usual:
Great beers on tap...great beers in bottles...great food.

New: Gouden Carolus Classic on tap, Mojo Risin' on tap, Goose Matilda on tap, St. Paddy's to follow!!!
From Elizabeth at Old Town Ale House in Fishers:
New on draft:

Atwater Vanilla Porter
Magic Hat #9

Don't forget...we've got growlers (or we'll fill yours!)

Now on the shelf:
Price and availability are subject to change

From Mike and Bobby at Crown Liquors in Carmel:

Mikkeller Simcoe- Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller It's Alright!- Belgian Wild Ale
*Fresh* FFF Dreadnaught (New label)
1809- Berliner Weisse (#2 rated Berliner Weisse on BeerAdvocate)
Saint Somewhere Lectio Divina- Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Saint Somewhere Saison Athene
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot- Barley Wine
Sierra Nevada ESB
Founders Imperial Stout (Back in stock)
Founders Double Trouble- DIPA (Back in stock)
Southern Star Pine Belt- American Pale Ale
Bell's Hopslam- DIPA (In stock)
Two Brothers Red Eye- Coffee Porter

Be on the lookout for soon:
Founders KBS
Brooklyn Local 2
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree
Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis Abt
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti
FFF Brian the Boru
From Cari at Kahn's in Indianapolis:
New this week (not a lot, but next week should make up for it):
Upland Ard Ri Imperial Red Ale
Samuel Adams Imperial Stout
Samuel Adams Imperial White
Dogfish Head Aprihop

On sale:
Schlafly Selected Varieties $8.99 6-pack
Breckenridge Christmas $5.99 6-pack
Leffe Blonde $8.99 6-pack
Leinenkugel's All Varieties $6.99
From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
New items at Big Red this week:
Upland Ard-Ri Imperial Red Ale
Michelob Hop Hound Amber Wheat
Abita Mardi Gras Bock
Corona & Corona Light 24pks of 7oz bottles
Sam Adams White Ale
Schalfly Coffee Stout
Schlafly Irish Style Extra Stout
Dogfish Head Aprihop -Apricot IPA

Also, we still have our nifty Big Red/World Class Beverages Sampler Packs (includes 2 each of Anchor Steam Porter, Bells Winter White, Barley Island Brass Knuckles Oatmeal Stout, Dinkel Acker Pils, and Brooklyn East India Pale Ale -plus 2 pint glasses!) for only $14.99.
From Kirk at Mr. G’s Liquors in Noblesville:
New this week
Sam Adams Imperial White
Sam Adams Imperial Stout
Mad River Steelhead Double IPA
Mad River Steelhead Extra Pale Ale
Mad River Jamaica IPA
Mad River Jamaica Red Ale
Great Divide Samurai


  1. I didn't know until I'd emailed Jason already, but we also got a shipment of 3F Brian Boru.

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  3. Oh neat, spam! Sorry Portugal blog guy.