05 May 2009

Random Beer Roundup's At the Bar and On the Shelf

So this experiment of breaking up the RBR...it's really looking to be a bust. Look for the original version to return on Friday.

So thanks for reading. Let us know if you have any thoughts or information. You can contact us, as always, at hoosierbeergeek@gmail.com.

At the Bar

Sam at Buffalo Wild Wings in Downtown Indianapolis:
Alright, here is my random beer roundup for the week. We are starting to add to our bottle selection. On hand is Stone Ruination, Founders Porter, Weihenstephaner Hefe, all the New Belgium stuff, Three Floyds Robert the Bruce, and perhaps a Dark Horse product. Coming tomorrow is Two Brother Domaine DuPage and The Bitter End. As of now our draft lineup is as follows: Stone Arrogant Bastard, Founders Double Trouble, Darkhorse One Oatmeal Stout, Dogfish Head 90 Minute, Three Floyds Alpha and Gumballhead, Bells Oberon and Two Hearted, Victory Prima Pils, Abita Turbodog, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot and Upland Wheat.

May 9 is shaping into quite the lineup. Here is the most updated draft list: Dogfish Head Palo Santo, 90 Minute, and Red & White, Piraat, Gulden Draak, Three Floyds Dreadnaught, Rabbid Rabbit, and Behemoth, Bells Hopslam and Expedition, Goose Island Night Stalker, Founders Imperial Stout and Double Trouble, 2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. We are doing 5 ounceish pours of each beer for $5 with a dollar going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Also, I am working on putting together a silent auction to further benefit CF. This has been a rather large undertaking and I hope that we will see a great turnout for a great cause.

On the shelf

Cari at Kahn's Fine Wines in Indianapolis:
New/Back In This Week-
Rogue Mom's Half-E-Weizen
Schneider Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse
Three Floyds Dreadnaught

New Specialty Kegs In-
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 1/6 bl. $50
Clipper City Red Sky At Night Saison 1/6 bl. $95
Hebrew Lenny's Rye IPA 1/6 bl. $130
Hebrew Sword Swallower Steel Hop Lager 1/6 bl. $110

Specials (good through Tuesday, May 5)-
Founders Cerise Cherry Ale $9.99/4 pk
Stone Levitation Amber Ale $9.99/6 pk
Samuel Smith Selection Box $7.99
- includes an 18.7 oz bottle each of Oatmeal Stout, Pale Ale, and Nut Brown Ale plus a tulip pint glass and coasters. Individually these items would retail for $19.99
Berghoff Sampler $9.99 reg. $12.99
Greg at Cavalier Distributing in Indianapolis:
New Beers:

2009 Schneider Hopfen Weiss is hitting the market this week for the first time this year. This is the original recipe from the collaboration between Schneider Brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler & Garrett Oliver, the Brewmaster from Brooklyn Brewery. This version of the Hopfen Weiss comes from that original recipe developed in Germany between the two famed brewmasters.
Hopfen Weiss uses a traditional German Weissbier yeast, and then undergoes 3 stages hopping including a significant week long dry-hopping with Saphir Hops. The result is a hoppy, aromatic Weissbier exhibiting a wonderful juxtaposition between old and new world brewing, styles and ingredients. The aroma is a wonderful balance between citrus & floral tones from the dry-hopping and banana & clove aromas from the traditional German yeast strain. Dry-hopping is extremely unusual in Germany, the Reinheitsgebot doesn't even mention it, this may be the 1st German wheat ale every dry-hopped!! This beer is a real treat and although it drinks very smooth, it weighs in at a hefty 8.2 % abv. Remember, this is Schneider's Hopfen Weiss, brewed in Germany and bottled in 16.9 oz btls w/the Schneider logo, not to be confused with the 750 ML produced here in the states, which is a different recipe.

Breckenridge Summer Bright Ale arrived this week and should start hitting stores and bars everywhere by the weekend. This is Breckenridge's infamous summer seasonal back again for the warm months. It's a traditional American Wheat, very light and crisp, yet flavorful and complex....a perfect summer quaffer!!

Stone Levitation Ale should have made its way to shelves, coolers and draft lines across the Hoosier state by now. If you have not yet tried this king of session ales, then make a point to and Levitate your tastes. 2007 GABF Gold Medal Winner!!


  1. Is that Brooklyn BCS price or volume a mistake? $50 a 1/6 barrel? Kari, sign me up for 3 please. Haha.

  2. Apparently that was the correct price on the BBCS.

    I called Kahn's and they were sold out though. I'm going to be making a call to some World Class Reps though!

  3. Yeah that was not a typo. Guess they went quick. I didn't have time to see if the other one was gone, but it was hidden by the driver the other day, so I can check for you. Email at beerqueen@kahnsfinewines.com and I'll see if I can get some more. That's only if you promise to learn how to spell my name right ;)

  4. how do i find out more about the CF fundraisers at BW-3 downtown?

    much appreciated!

  5. Loretta -

    Here's what Sam (the guy behind it all) posted at BeerAdvocate:

    The event is next Saturday May 9 at 4:00 p.m.

    Here is the most updated draft list:

    Dogfish Head Palo Santo, 90 Minute, and Red & White Piraat
    Gulden Draak
    Three Floyds Dreadnaught, Rabbid Rabbit, and Behemoth Bells Hopslam and Expedition
    Goose Island Night Stalker
    Founders Imperial Stout and Double Trouble
    2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

    All are above 9% ABV and will all be on draft at once. They will be served in 5 ounceish pours and cost $5 each with a dollar from each beer going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Also, a beer that I have yet to determine will have all sale proceeds donated directly to CF. This means a $5 pour=a $5 donation. A silent auction is going to be setup as well with all proceeds going to CF.

    I am asking everyone to come drink responsibly and for a good cause.



    This is gunna be my biggest undertaking yet. I am shooting for 12-14 beers above 9% abv all on tap. I can guarantee people will find stuff on draft that they would otherwise not find. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is going to be a big event with some big beers. Here is the working list. Please do not take this as a definitive list, meaning more are going to be added as we get closer.

    Dogfish Head Red & White 10% ABV
    Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron 12% ABV
    Dogfish Head 90 Minute 9% ABV
    Piraat Ale 10.5% ABV
    Gulden Draak 10.5% ABV
    Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit 9% ABV
    Three Floyds Behemoth Blonde 12.5% ABV
    Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA 9.5% ABV
    Brooklyn Black Chocolate STout 10.6% ABV
    Bell's Hopslam 10% ABV
    Bell's Expedition Stout 10.5% ABV
    Goose Island Night Stalker 11.5% ABV
    Founders Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV
    Founders Double Trouble 9.4% ABV
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 9.6% ABV
    2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout 10.5% ABV

    Come kick off your summer right with some huge beers for a good cause at Buffalo Wild Wings Downtown.

    -Sam Hookway
    Bar Manager