01 May 2009

Random Beer Roundup's Weekly Beer Calendar

Last week, Mike filled in for me while I was sick. After finishing his first RBR in months, he commented "We've created a monster." And it is true, compiling all the information every Friday takes quite a bit of time for us who run HBG.

And I pondered, is it too much for the readers to take in all at once too? So for the next couple of weeks, I'm breaking up the RBR into smaller pieces. We would like to hear what you think, if you like the smaller, topical editions or the mega-sized weekly monster.

For now, the weekly beer calendar will publish on Fridays. What's on tap at bars and restaurants will publish on Mondays. What's on the shelves of area stores will publish on Tuesdays. And news, gossip, and related stuff will publish on Wednesdays.

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

Weekly Beer Calendar

Saturday, May 2nd: National Homebrew Day

Saturday, May 2nd, 11a-4p at Great Fermentations in Indianapolis:
Big Brew: Bring your brewing equipment, brewing water, homebrew to share, sunscreen and a lawn chair and join in this communal brewing event in Great Fermentations’ back parking lot. This year’s Big Brew recipes are a mild and a saison.
Monday, May 4th at Granite City in Indianapolis:
Blueberry Ale tapping

Saturday, May 2nd, 1p-1a at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Maifest: tappling of Maibock, German food, music.

Monday, May 4th, 7p-9p at Shallo's in Indianapolis:
Left Hand tasting event; "Moo Mobile" will be on hand.

Monday, May 4, 5p-7p at Kahn's Fine Wines in Indianapolis:
Beer tasting, Brooklyn Brewery with Bob Mack

Tuesday, May 5th at Rock Bottom - Downtown in Indianapolis:
Cinco de Mayo Brewer's Dinner; Four course authentic Mexican dinner paired with four lagers; 317-681-8180 to reserve

Thursday, May 7th at Half Moon in Kokomo:
Amber Wheat Tapping

Thursday, April 23, 6-8pm, at Big Red Liquors in downtown Bloomington:
Free Beer Tasting

Friday, May 8th at Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington:
Entries for the UpCup Competition are due.

Saturday, May 9th, 4pm, at Buffalo Wild Wings in downtown Indianapolis:
High Gravity Summer Kickoff, a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (details under the News heading of RBR v.2009.04.03)

Monday, May 11th - Sunday, May 17th: American Craft Beer Week:
Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora will be open everyday this week, noon-8pm
Regular beer lineup - Blonde Ale, Mild Ale, Wit, Stout, Cherry Ale.
Monday, May 11th, 7p at Old Town Ale House in Fishers:
Stone Levitation Celebration; no cover

Monday, May 11, 5p-7p at Kahn's Fine Wines in Indianapolis:
Beer tasting, Stone with Aaron

Monday, May 11th, 6pm at Rock Bottom Downtown in Indianapolis:
Brewmaster's toast

Tuesday, May 12th, 7p at Columbus Bar/Power House Brewing Company in Columbus:
Stone Levitation Celebration

Tuesday, May 12th, 7p at Major's Sports Cafe in Carmel:
Hops Fest: Stone Pale Ale, Stone IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Stone Ruination IPA, Bell's IPA, Dogfish Head 60 & 90 Minute IPA's, 3 Floyds Gumballhead, 3 Floyds Alpha King & Victory Hop Wallop; $10; appetizers will be provided.

Wednesday, May 13th, 6p-9p in Downtown Indianapolis:
To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, and make it worthwhile to the great beer drinkers of Indy, all 3 downtown Indy breweries (Alcatraz, Ram and Rock Bottom) will be hosting open houses on Wednesday May 13th from 6-9 pm. So, come downtown and park in one spot to meet the brewers, taste a myriad of interesting beer, check out the breweries, and you just might learn something!
Wednesday, May 13th, 7p at Shallo's in Indianapolis:
Stone Levitation Celebration

Wednesday, May 13th, 7p at Constant Spring in Goshen:
Stone Levitation Celebration

Saturday, May 16th, noon-8pm at Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora:
Open House - in addition to the regular beer lineup, IPA and Coconut Porter; complimentary food and drawings for small prizes.

Saturday, May 16th at Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington:
UpCup judging and ceremony.

Monday, June 22nd at Beer Sellar in Indianapolis:
Big Bell's Brewing tapping, a record breaking 30 different Bell's beers on tap at once.


  1. I liked having the "Now on the shelf" things on Friday morning because it told me what I should go out and buy on my way home.

    Oh well.

  2. I still wish you'd publish your weekly editions about 4:45 so I have something to do for the last 15 minutes of work. That may be a conflict of interest though :)

  3. I should clarify that I don't receive the email until about 5:10 each time. Maybe it's on my end?

  4. That is good feedback from both of you...especially the slacker employee. I will keep these in mind.

    Now back to work!

  5. For the Calendar...

    There is going to be a Brew-B-Q at Great Fermentations on June 6. I don't see it on your list of events.

    I've seen it here:

    I've also seen it as the status line for Great Fermentations on Facebook.