28 August 2009

Random Beer Roundup - The It's My Party and I'll Drink Beer if I Want To Edition

Thank you to everyone who attended, helped, and donated to the Third Anniversary party. We had a great time and we already can't wait for HBG 4!

I am really looking forward to a couple things from the Roundup. First, next weekend (9/4) is a Lambic by the glass event at Rich O's in New Albany. This is making me thirsty just thinking about it. We talk about going there just about every weekend, but for some reason or another, we almost never get around to it. Next weekend, however, I think that I will make an extra effort. Second, Lafayette Brewing Co. has a Java Porter, and if you know only one thing about me, it's probably that I love coffee beer. What are your plans for the weekend?

If you have any news, reviews, info, etc., to share for our next Random Beer Roundup, contact us at hoosierbeergeek@gmail.com.

So, go support a local brewpub. This is the Random Beer Roundup.

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

Thursday, September 3rd at 7pm at the Old Town Ale House in Fishers: Tapping a firkin of Sun King IPA

Friday, Sept 4 at Rich O's in New Albany: Lambic by the Glass

Saturday, September 5th from Noon - 4pm at Crown Liquors in Noblesville: Beer Bash to benefit Riley Hospital. Tickets available at all Crown Liquor stores, $20 in advance and $25 DOE.

Thursday, September 10th 2009, Micro Brew Night at Zing - All Micro Draft Pints and all Bottled Micro Beer are only $2!

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 12th at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington: Hillbilly Haiku American Music Festival.

Monday, September 14th at 6:30 at Patricks Kitchen and Drinks: Tapas with a Twist - $45/person Menu and more information here.

Bob O. and crew have more news and events over at Indiana Beer.

What's Brewing

From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co in Lafayette:
On tap at LBC: Ouiatenon Wit; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Piper's Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout and our latest release, Collaboration Java Porter.

The release of our new specialty beer, Collaboration Java Porter, officially hit the taps on Thursday, August 27. This coffee-infused brew is the product of joint effort between LBC brewmaster, Greg Emig, and local coffee merchant, Jerry Kalal, of K. Dees Coffee. "We were looking for the right blend of coffee that would complement the flavors of a porter. Jerry's intimate knowledge of various coffee varieties, growing conditions and roasting methods made the process both fun and educational," commented Emig. The pair choose Killer Beans Brazilian Bombshell blend for the brew. Produced from the highest grade Brazilian shade grown beans, this organic coffee is deep-bodied with rich caramel flavors and a smoky finish that beautifully enhance the caramel and light roast flavors of our delicious porter.
From Kwang at Oaken Barrel in Greenwood:
Cream Ale is on tap!!
From Jerry at Rock Bottom Downtown:
In addition to our core beers we have Happy Pils, a nice hoppy Czech Pils, Vienna Lager, and by the weekend Hop Bomb IPA.
From Clay at Sun King Brewing in Downtown Indianapolis:
Tasting room (if you can call it a room) starts next week and will be open Thurs. 5-7, Fri. 3-7, and Sat 1-4. We will be doing tours every half hour and people will be able to sample our beers and buy to-go growlers or kegs.

We also have a Cask Conditioned Firkin Tapping at the Old Town Ale House on Thursday @ 7 p.m. It will be the First Waltz Imperial Rye IPA and Dave and I will both be there.

Lastly, we are doing a beer tasting at the Art Bank on Mass Ave. for their First Friday event and will have 4 beers on hand for people to sample.

Oh! and our Oktoberfest comes out on September 10th

At the Bar

From Matt and Elizabeth at Old Town Ale House in Fishers:
Join us at the Old Town Ale House on September 3rd as we tap a firkin of Sun King IPA. We'll tap at 7 p.m. No cover, big fun, great beer.
From Dustin at Spencer's Stadium Tavern in Indianapolis:
On Tap:

Old Style
Victory Prima Pils
Sun King Alt
Two Hearted
Schlafly Hefeweizen
Rogue Captain Sig
Sun King Pale Ale
Brooklyn Brown

Carry Out

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
- Fantome Pissenlit
- Fantome Saison
- Cantillon Gueuze
- Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis
- Struise Pannpot Reserva
- Weissenoher Bonator
- Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere

And here is our Augtoberfest lineup:
- Hofbrau Oktoberfest
- Bell’s Oktoberfest
- Flying Dog Dogtoberfest
- Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
- Sam Adams Octoberfest
- Spaten Oktoberfest
- Weihenstephaner Festbier
- Schlafly Oktoberfest
- Left Hand Oktoberfest
- Leinenkugel Oktoberfest
- Heavy Seas Prosit Imperial Oktoberfest
- Avery The Kaiser
- Clipper City MarzHon
- Saranac Pumpkin
- Saranac Octoberfest
- Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest
- Michigan Brewing Screaming Pumpkin Ale
From Mike at Crown Liquors in Noblesville:
Haand Odin's Tripple, Nils Oscar Rok Porter, Dieu De Ciel Rigor Mortis, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Girardin Geuze, St Bernardus Abt 12 going on sale next week and Breakfast Stout coming soon! See ya when I get back from Germany! Cheers!

Distribution News, Reviews, and Gossip

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
Hofbrau Oktoberfest is in for this year in both 6pks and 5 Liter Mini kegs! Now you can enjoy this wonderful traditional German Oktoberfest beer in more way than one. The mini kegs are very limited, so they'll be gone soon.

Sprecher Oktoberfest is in stock as well in 4pk / 16oz bottles! Sprecher makes a great domestic Oktoberfest and is always highly anticipated each year. Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. Captain Sig's on tap at Spencer's?! Whoa! Hope it hasn't ran out by the time I make it out there...