30 July 2009

Random Beer Roundup - The Welcome to the Family Edition

We are more than excited to welcome a new addition to the Beer Geek family. Just yesterday, Knight Jason and wife, Dani, welcomed a new baby girl into the world. We can't wait to meet her! In other good news, Mike and I are on vacation this week. We've had a great time visiting Columbus, OH for a Crew game, Cedar Point, and Chicago. I could use one of these about once a month.

So we all know Obama chose Bud Light, but hey, no one is perfect. If you have news for the next edition of the Roundup, submit it to hoosierbeergeek@gmail.com.

So, grab your tickets to the Hoosier Beer Geek third anniversary party, this is the Random Beer Roundup.

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

Various Dates and Locations in August - Scotty's Brewhouse Beer Dinners (Details below)

Saturday, August 22nd: The Hoosier Beer Geek 3rd Anniversary Party, Sun King Brewing Co. Tickets are limited and can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets.

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.

Saturday, September 26th at Crown Brewing Co. in Crown Point: 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and PRO AM Brewing Competition - Outdoor event, Live Music, Food, etc

What's Brewing

From John at Half Moon Brewery in Kokomo:

On tap now at Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery in Kokomo, IN:

M.I.L.F.-n-Honey-Wheat (Bronze Medal-2009 Brewer's Cup)
O.G.=1055 ABV=5.8% IBU=15

2009 Indiana ReplicAle: German Alt
O.G.=1053 ABV=5.1% IBU=32

Cannon Shot Cream Ale
O.G.=1.048 ABV=5.4% IBU=16

Wildcat Wheat
O.G.=1.040 ABV=4.5% IBU=13

Stoplight City Red
O.G.=1.054 ABV=5.7% IBU=25

Hazelnut Brown (Silver Medal-2008 Brewer's Cup)
OG = 1.056 ABV = 5.7% IBU = 25

Elwood's IPA
O.G.=1.062 ABV=6.7% IBU=60

Cole Porter (Gold Medal-2009 Brewer's Cup)
O.G.=1.066 ABV=7.0% IBU=30

From Adam at Crown Brewing in Crown Point:


Crown Brewing is pleased to announce that it will be having its first ever "Crown Challenge" PRO-AM .

EVENT DATE = September 26th

The competition is open to homebrews only.
No entries brewed with professional assistance, on professional equipment, or at a commercial brewery are eligible.

For all rules, regulation and to download a registration form, please visit, CrownBrewing.com

A T-Shirt & A Pint Only $15!! Stop in anytime now through July 31st and get both a T-Shirt and Pint of choice for only $15.
From Mike at Granite City Food & Brewery:
Granite City now has kegs for sale. Only $125. American Sankey fitting so you can rent a tap at your local liquor store for easy access. ALL brands on tap are available including our Blueberry Ale and the new Wag's Wheat.

At the Bar

From Dustin at Spencers Stadium Tavern:
On Tap:

Old Style
Pride & Joy
Victory Hop Devil
Sunshine Bright
Captain Sig's
Double Dragon Fly
From Lauren at Scottys Brewhouse:
Chefs and foodies have been pairing food and wine for ages. Syrahs, Pinots, meats, cheeses, fish – we have been educated in reds with meats and whites with chicken and fish. Now, popularity is growing, as the craft brewing industry is booming, in pairing food with beer.

Tuesday, August 4: Downtown Indianapolis, 6 – 8pm – Sam Adams Brewing Company
Thursday, August 6: West Lafayette, 6 – 8pm – Bell’s Brewing Company
Tuesday, August 11: Muncie, 6 – 8pm – Magic Hat Brewing Company
Thursday, August 13: North Side Indianapolis, 6 – 8pm – Sun King Brewing Company
Monday, August 17: Bloomington, 6 – 8pm – New Belgium Brewing Company

News, Reviews, and Gossip

Knight Jim found some good articles:
Hey, if you're not starving to death because of oppressive government policies, enjoy a beer!: http://www.adpulp.com/archives/2009/07/beer_for_the_pe.php

Drinkers of shitty beer buy cheaper, shittier beer because of the Great Recession: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/07/27/sorry-bud-natty-light-isnt-just-for-college-anymore/

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