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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-Greg at Cavalier Distributing in Indianapolis:
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
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!!