14 January 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Edition with no name

January is in full swing and we have been busy! Knight Jason spent some time Wednesday afternoon with local brewers, restaurant and brewery owners, and other craft beer lovers speaking with members of the Senate to make an effort to forward a Bill that allows breweries in the state to sell carry-out growlers on Sundays. We are pleased to announce that the Bill passed by a vote of 9-2 and we are hopeful as it moves along to the next step.

We also did some bacon and beer experiments with our pal Clay this week. If you are interested in finding out more about this weird experiment, you may want to keep your eyes out for our second annual Craft Beer Breakfast coming up in a few months.

We are preparing for the Winterfest event coming up at the end of the month, on January 30th. If you have not purchased your tickets, you can get them online or from a variety of breweries and brewpubs around the state (you probably should call ahead if you want to buy them there). Get them early because you will not be able to get them at the door.

And there's some kind of football game on Saturday too, I hear. What will you be drinking pre, during, and/or post game?

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, January 16th at at the Canyon Inn in McCormick's Creek state park on January 16th: Upland Brewmaster's Dinner

Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m. at Chef JJ's Back Yard: Sun King Winter Warmer Brewer's Dinner

Thursday, January 28th from 5 - 8pm at Keg Liquors in Clarksville: Scott from Schlafly joins us for our January Beer Tasting.

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!

Saturday, March 6th: KOTBR100 - Stay tuned for details.

March, Dates TBA - Craft Beer Breakfast

April 24th at Three Floyds Brewery in Munster - Dark Lord Release

What's Brewing

From Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co in New Albany:
Gravity Head begins Friday, February 26!

From Clayton at Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:
January 21st - 7:00 p.m.
Winter Warmer Brewer's Dinner
Chef JJ's Back Yard

From Jon at Power House Brewing Co. in Columbus:
Power House Brewing Co. will have live music by the Dugan Bros. Feb. 20th at 8pm.

At the Bar

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
$5 Import/Microbrew 24oz MUG CLUB Refills
$3 12oz Select Microbrew/Import Bottles

$9 48oz Import/Microbrew Draught Pitchers

$3.50 Pint Night – 16oz Import/Microbrew U-Calls

$5 Import/Microbrew Draught 24oz MUG CLUB Refills

From Rob at Pizzology in Carmel:
Great Divide Hades
Great Divide Hibernation
Stone Pale Ale
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale
Michigan City Celis White
Original Sin Hard Cider
Founder's Centennial IPA
Founder's Porter
Three Floyds Gumball Head
Three Floyd's Alpha King
Mad Anthony Auburn Lager
Bison Chocolate Stout
Saison Dupont

Sun King Wee Mac
Brugge Tripel
Upland Winter Warmer
Two Brother's Domaine Dupage

Carry Out

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
New on the shelves in the cellar at Goose the Market...
Bell's Hopslam comes but once a year. All the girls and boys on the "good list" can stop by the Goose for 6packs or singles.

A new Hoosier brewery in Brazil, Indiana, uses local honey for their first bottling: Hoosier Honey Wheat. Try Indiana's latest from the Goose in 6packs or singles. P.S. Folks at Bee Creek Brewery promise their next bottle--a hearty coffee stout-like brew--should be buzzing in soon.
As the first certified organic brewery in the USA, Eel River is also the first brewery powered by biomass. That may not sound very appetizing, but their beer sure is. Now at the Goose is Eel River's IPA and Triple Exultation (an old ale with kick).

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Breckenridge - Oatmeal Stout (Colorado)
Eel River - Ravens Eye Imperial Stout (California)
Eel River - Triple Exultation (California)
Mad River - Serious Madness Black Ale (California)
Founders - Double Trouble (Michigan)
Fruli - Strawberry Beer (Belgium)
Meantime - London Porter (England)
Fischer - Amber (France)
Fischer - Blonde (France)
O'Hara's - Irish (Celtic) Stout (Ireland)
Hitachino - Espresso Stout (Japan)
Ayinger - Weizen-bock (Germany)
Bell's - Hopslam Imperial IPA (Michigan)
Join us on January 28th from 5 - 8pm as Scott from Schlafly Brewing joins us for our January Beer Tasting. We've got a good lineup of their bigger beers. Here is what we will be tasting:

Schlafly - Coffee Stout
Schlafly - Dry Hopped APA
Schlafly - Biere de Garde
Schlafly - Grand Cru
Schlafly - Tripel
Schlafly - Quadrupel
Schlafly - Reserve Barleywine
Schlafly - Barreled Aged Imperial Stout

From Josh at United Package Liquors at County Line and Meridian (Southside):
Some new items in stock-
Founders Imperial stout & Double trouble
Boulevard BBQ Bourbon barrel quad (almost gone!)
Three floyds Black sun stout
Dogfish head Olde school barleywine
Samichlaus (2009 vintage)
Buffalo Bill's Blueberry stout
North Coast Pranqster (back in stock)

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