10 December 2009

Random Beer Roundup - The Colder Weather Edition

Happy Friday! Hope everyone is getting their holiday shopping done, cause I'm not. There's been so many good beer events in the last few weeks that I haven't been able to get anything done. The calendar is looking a little sparse this week so maybe I'll get something done this weekend. If that happens, I'll be sure to celebrate with a beer! What are your plans for the weekend?

If there is something coming up that is not listed, we would love to hear about it. News, reviews, info, etc., to share for our next Random Beer Roundup can be submitted to hoosierbeergeek@gmail.com.)

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

Saturday, December 12th at Power House Brewing Co. in Columbus: Tapping "Micheal Calvin's Don't Let Me Down American Pale Ale.

Wednesday, December 16th at Mad Anthony: Vintage Ales release (Fort Wayne Only)

Friday, December 18th at Crown Liquors Downtown Indy: Grand Opening (More details below)

Saturday, January 30th at the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis: 2010 Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest

Friday, February 26th at Rich O's Public House in New Albany: Gravity Head begins!

What's Brewing

From Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co in New Albany:
It's time again for our annual Saturnalia draft beer festival at the Pizzeria & Public House (Sportstime and Rich O's) in New Albany. View the list at www.potablecurmudgeon.blogspot.com

This year the Pizzeria/Public House, which is always closed on Sunday, will observe these holiday hours:

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day, Dec. 25th - Closed
Saturday, Dec. 26th - Closed

New Year's Eve, Dec. 31st - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Year's Day, Jan. 1 - Closed
Open again on Saturday, January 2

Gravity Head begins Friday, February 26!

From Jon at Power House Brewing Co. in Columbus:
We currently have our Wee Heavy Scotch Ale on tap. Saturday Dec. 12th we will be tapping "Micheal Calvin's Don't Let Me Down American Pale Ale." Micheal Calvin is a local Home Brewer and member of CACA. He won the CACA American Pale Ale Competition this year. The prize was to brew his award winning beer in our brewery and have it on tap at Power House Brewing Co.'s Columbus Bar.

We also have Diesel Oil Stout on tap at the 605 Grill in Madison, Indiana.

At the Bar

From Sam at BW3's (Downtown Indianapolis):
Here is our taplist:
Founders Breakfast Stout
Unibroue La Terrible
Boulevard Wheat
Sierra/Dogfish Life & Limb
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Bells Double Cream Stout
Bells Two Hearted
Three Floyds Gumballhead
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
Dogfish Head 90 Minute
Upland Bad Elmers Porter
Barley Island Dirty Helen
Coming soon are: Upland TBK, Dogfish Head WWS, something from New Albanian and SN Celebration.
From John at the Legend in Irvington:
On Tap:
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce Scottish Style Ale $4
Bluegrass Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Stout $5
Sun King Tulip Wit $5
Two Brothers Cane and Ebel Red Rye $6

Seasonal Beer:
Anchor Christmas Beer $4.50
Samuel Smith Winter Welcome (18.7 oz.) $10
Breckenridge Christmas Ale $4
Great Divide Hibernation Ale $4.50

Indiana Beer:
Upland Pale Ale $3.00
Mad Anthony Ol’ Woody Pale $4
Mishawaka Hop Head Ale $4
Warbird T-6 Red Ale $4

Domestic Micro/Craft Beer:
Anchor Steam Beer $4
Founder’s Porter $5
Left Hand Milk Stout $5
Lost Coast Indica India Pale Ale $5
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber $4
North Coast Brewing Brother Thelonious Brown $8
Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA $4

From Dustin at Spencer's Stadium Tavern in Indianapolis:
On Tap:

Old Style
Dog Fish Head 60 Min
Boulevard Wheat
BBC American Pale
Anchor Steam
New Albany B-15
Sun King Pale
Sun King Dry Hop ESB

Carry Out

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Struise - Tsjeeses (Belgium)
Cantillon - Lou Pepe Framboise (Belgium)
Dieu du Ciel - Aphrodite / Aphrodisiac (Canada)
Jenlain - Blonde Biere de Garde (France)
Jenlain - Biere de Noel (France)
St Druon - French Abbey Ale (France)
Nogne O /Mikkeller - Tyttebaer (Norway)
Nogne O - Winter Ale (Norway)
Nogne O /Jolly Pumpkin / Stone - Special Holiday Ale (Norway)
From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
The Goose is singing harmony to the KOTBR. Just in time for their Jingle Bells review, Bell's delivered some merry bottles to the Goose's cellar. Come on down for Bell's Sparkling, Winter White, Third Coast Old Ale, Expedition Stout, and Rye Stout...and for your secret santa, how about one of each from our singles shelf?
And--because Pirates are merry and festive (and swashbuckling)--new to the Goose shelves this week is Van Steenberge Piraat. Rrrrrrrrr...and Mmmmm.
The local shelf is resplendent with a couple new cases...look for Three Floyds Pride & Joy and Oaken Barrel's Epiphany.

From Patrick at Crown Liquors Downtown Indianapolis (Ohio & Delaware):
Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise and Kriek (very happy to have those back in)
De Molen Donder & Bliksem (Dutch double bock)
De Molen Pek & Veron (Smoked barley wine)
De Molen Pattinson Triple stout
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeeks Kriek
Ellezelloise Hercule stout
Beer Here Dark Hops
Beer Here Morke
Oppigards Wll-Hopped Lager
Panil Barriquee Riserva
Nogne-O/ Mikkeller Tyttebaer
Nogne-O/Jolly Pumpkin/Stone Special Holliday Ale
Nogne-O Winter Ale

The Downtown location is open and we are having our Grand Opening next Friday, December 18th. This will include a wide array of Beer tastings and many other tasting tables available. Stop in and celebrate the opening of the new store with us.
From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
3 Floyd's Alpha Claus
Left Hand Widdershins -Barleywine
Goose Island Christmas -in a new fancy 22oz bottle
Ayinger Weizen Bock -this beer is delicious!
Clipper City Below Decks -Barleywine
Bells Sparkling Ale
Upland Winter Warmer

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