Speaking of the wagon, one of my favorite podcasts recently talked about the old saying 'falling off the wagon' and its origin. As it turns out, the term's history has more to do with water than protest. Have a listen, it's a great show.
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Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change
Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th at Crown Brewing in Crown Point:
Summerfest: Live Music, food, bean bag tourney, bounce/jump houses and "some of the best beer money can buy."
Saturday, June 20th at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds: The Circle City Socialites take on the Stateline Derby DIVAS. The after party is at Barley Island.
Sunday, June 21 - Don't buy dad a cake, buy him beer instead for Father's Day.
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:
Amber, Bell's IPA , Best Brown Ale, Cherry Ale, Cherry Stout, Double Cream Stout, Debs Red, Expedition, Golden Rye, Harry Magill's, Hell Hath No Fury..., Hopslam, Java Stout, Kalamazoo Stout, Lager, Oarsman, Oatmeal Stout, Oberon, Pale, Poolside,Porter, Raspberry Ale, Rye Stout, Smoked Stout, Third Coast Beer, Third Coast Old Ale, Two Hearted, Wedding Ale, 2006 Eccentric AleBourbon Barrel Double Cream Stout/ Expedition Stout
$15 at the door. Gets you 5 sample tickets, and a Bell's tasting notebook.
A couple of notes. Use your sample tickets wisely, some beers will not be available in a sample pour other than with a sample ticket.
The official start time is 5 pm. but doors are open at 2. Not all beers will be pouring at 2, to try to make all beers available to everyone coming out, some will not begin to flow until 5.
Saturday, June 27th on Mass Ave in Indianapolis:
Indy Brew Ha-Ha - Stop by, say 'Hi', and purchase a Hoosier Beer Geek T-Shirt!
Friday, July 17th at Optimist Park in Indianapolis:
Brewers of Indiana Guild VIP Dinner
Saturday, July 18th at Optimist Park in Indianaplis:
14th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival. You can purchase tickets online here.
Saturday, August 22nd:
The Hoosier Beer Geek 3rd Anniversary Party, Sun King Brewing Co. Stay tuned for more details.
Saturday, September 12th, from 7-10pm at the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend:
Zoo Brew, beer tasting event, tickets on sale August 1, $30 in advance; more info here.
From Scott at at Upland Brewing in Bloomington:
Upland bottled Nut Hugger Brown for the first time on Tuesday. This will be available soon in both bottles and draught throughout our distribution area.
Also, Rad Red Amber Ale will be hitting the shelves and bars very soon!
At the Bar
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse with multiple locations:
Fat tire draught is now available at Scottys brewhouse north Indy and Scottys brewhouse Bloomington! Come in and enjoy a nice cold Colorado born brew!From Sam at Buffalo Wild Wings Downtown:
Dogfish 120 Minute on tap starting Thursday June 25. $8 gets 8ish ounces.From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville:
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow on tap Thursday July 2. Price for that is to be determined.
As always, we have 12-14 craft beers on tap including Stone IRS, Founders Double Trouble, and others.
Bluegrass Brewing Nut Brown AleFrom Dustin at Spencers Stadium Tavern:
July 15th The Tavern, Sun King Brewery, Chef JJ Boston, and Goose The Market will be joining forces to blow your minds and palates. CHEF JJ will be grilling on the BIG GREEN EGG food from GOOSE THE MARKET and we will Drinking the first beers from SUN KING BREWERY. Tickets are available now from Chef JJ
From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Here is some new beers from Keg Liquors in Clarksville.
A few new specialty beers are making their way into the store this week. Several of these are very rare, and very limited. Be warned they will go quickly.
- Two Brothers Hop Juice - Hop Juice is one of a series of special limited-run beers in styles that are more extreme or unusual. This one is a real hop blast, dripping with the resiny soul of fresh Northwest hops. Don’t come crying to us if it’s too much for you; this one’s for hopheads only! And get it now, cause when it’s gone, it’s gone. Boo hoo. 22.7 Plato 100.1 IBU
- Stiegl Radler - A European specialty, this is a blend of 50% Stiegl-Beer and 50% Lemon-Soda.
- Dieu du Ciel! Equinoxe du Printemps - This beer was born from the blending of two enduring traditions: Scottish brewing and Québec’s maple syrup production. It is a perfect balance between a maple beverage and beer. The taste of the maple syrup adds to the complexity of the beer, without being overpowering. The first draught fills the mouth with a taste of woody malt which is sustained by a discrete syrupy savour. The lingering aftertaste is one of warm alcohol which coats the mouth with the sweetness of maple toffee. Many maple beers have been brewed in Québec, however the ´ Équinoxe du printemps ª is the first to succeed in producing a beer that truly bears the essence of maple syrup.
- Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis Abt 12 - Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.
- Dieu du Ciel! Peche Mortel - If you love really good coffee and really good beer equally, you will be thrilled with Péché Mortel. If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, and caffeine makes you bounce off the ceiling, then just put the bottle down and find something else to drink. This beer is all about coffee. Indeed, you may have seen ‘coffee stouts’ before, but no brewer has ever married coffee and beer so naturally and seamlessly. And this isn’t just any stout, but an imperial stout, which means that it is modeled on the strong, rich, and very complex stouts that were made in England in the 19th and early 20th centuries exclusively for shipment to Russia, where they were a special favorite at the court of the Czars.
- Les Trois Mousquetaires Dopplebock - Hailing from Canada, this Doppelbock, or ‘Double Bock’ is a dark, extra full-bodied lager after the best Bavarian tradition. Such beer was created by monks for the tough fasting period of Lent. They called it ‘liquid bread’. Look for flavor notes of chocolate, candied fruit, and roasted malt.
- Nils Oscar Coffee Stout - Nils Oscar Coffee Stout is made in cooperation with the small coffee roaster Johan & Nyström. Espresso coffee brewed with excellent single estate coffee from Gatsinga Farm in Rwanda is added to each brew after fermentation. In this way, all the flavors from the coffee are extracted and make an excellent complement to the roasted chocolate flavors in the beer.
- Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow - This complex double India Pale Ale has an intense citrus and floral hop aroma balanced by a velvety malt body which has been augmented with lactose milk sugar. With this different take on an IPA we have brewed an ale that is both pleasing to drink and once again, “not normal.” 100 IBU 9.5% a.b.v.
News, Reviews, and Gossip
Mat Gerdenich says "...go to http://twitter.com/ type in "CavalierBeerIN" in the who are you looking for box and hit search to find me!".
An article in the Boston Globe about the Alstrom Brothers:
When it comes to ale, everyone cares what the Alstrom brothers think
Bob O. has more beer news including a post about Upland's 2010 Lambics
Local Jim Pavlik writes an article in the Baltimore Sun about Bob Mack's blog post and gives us a nod. Thanks Jim!