06 August 2009

Random Beer Roundup - The Beer and Cheese Edition

This weekend is the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin. If you did not get tickets to the sold out event, don't fret! There's plenty of great beer here in Indiana. If you are looking for something to do on Saturday, the Circle City Socialites Roller Derby team is at the Forum in Fishers. The after party is at the Old Town Ale House.

Speaking of tickets, if you are waiting to purchase your tickets for the Anniversary party on August 22nd, ticket prices will be going up very soon. If you want to get in on the early bird price, you should get your tickets now!

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)

August 8th, 7 p.m. at the Forum in Fishers: CCS vs. Radioactive City Atomics - $10 advance/$12 door. After party at Old Town Ale House.

August 8th at the Hillforest Victorian House Museum in Aurora, IN: A beer tasting featuring beer from the Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora, Indiana. Reservations are required.

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. EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 8/9 - $30.

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 Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co in Lafayette:

On tap at Lafayette Brewing Co.: Ouiatenon Wit; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout and Weeping Hog IPA.

LBC has also working with local coffee merchant, Jerry Kalal at K Dees Coffee, to discover the perfect blend of beans to incorporate into a new specialty ale. The brew, to be known as Collaboration Java Porter, will be a classic English porter infused with Killer Beans organically grown Brazilian Bombshell coffee. LBC brewmaster, Greg Emig, believes the rich caramel and light smoky flavor of the Brazilian Bombshell will beautifully complement the subtle caramel and roasted malt flavors of the porter. Look for a late August release of this distinctive new brew.
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

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks:
Sun King Cream Ale on and it is going like mad!!! $3.75 a pint except for Wed and Sun when it is just $3 a pint.
They are bringing another keg of it as well as a keg of their Pale....yippeez!!!
We have been promised the elusive keg of Dreadnaught for next week.
We'll let you know.
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 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
From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
The Alley Cat, Deanos Vino Restaurant, Fox n Hound Castleton & Vollrath have all brought in a variety of incredible craft and import beers from Cavalier.
All of these establishments brought in beer from Stone Brew Co. and each one has a different variety of other breweries such as Bison, Bitburger, Boulder, Breckenridge, Founders, Left Hand, Morlands, Shmaltz, Thirsty Dog, & Weihenstephaner.
Make a point to stop in any one or several of these infamous local watering holes and support good craft, micro & import beer in Indianapolis!! Enjoy!!

News, Reviews, and Gossip

Here's one beer I would like to be drinking right now...http://www.chow.com/stories/11771

1 comment:

  1. What's up with the lack of "On the Shelves" lately? I can't imagine that there's no new beer out/restocked! I know it's up to the store managers to send in their info, I'm just reminding them that people read it.