08 January 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Triumphant Return

Welcome back! We are looking forward to the new year and all of the great events coming up! Winterfest, the 2nd Craft Beer Breakfast, KOTBR 100, and Dark Lord Day just to name a few. These events are going to be great and we'll keep you posted on the details as they draw near.

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

Friday, January 8th at Rich O's Public House in New Albany - N.A.B.Cieged kicks off (more info below)

Wednesday, January 13th at Barley Island Broad Ripple - Bells Hopslam Release

Thursday, January 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Binkley's Kitchen & Bar: Sun King Amarillo the Princess Warrior IPA Tapping

Thursday, January 14th at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks: Thursdays with Tom with Stone 10th Anniversary Ale (more below)

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

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

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!

March, Dates TBA - KOTBR 100, 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:
...It's called N.A.B.cieged, and we ask the English majors among you to forgive the spelling. It's not a Black Eyed Peas contributor. The idea is to have as many as possible of our own NABC beers on tap at one time at the Pizzeria & Pub. The event will last as long as the kegs do, and then the remaining kegs from Saturnalia will be put on tap alongside the customary guest regulars and what has become a permanently expanded NABC repertoire. ... more at the Potable Curmudgeon

NABC's allotment of the collaboration (Schlafly, O'Fallon, and New Albanian) ale will be headed this way soon. I'm under the impression that we'll have four kegs for our two establishments, and that a wee bit will be poured at the forthcoming Indiana Microbrewers Winterfest in Indianapolis on January 30.

N.A.B.Cieged kicks off January 8
Gravity Head begins Friday, February 26!

From Clayton at Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:
January 14th - 7:30 p.m.
Amarillo the Princess Warrior IPA Tapping
Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

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.

From Jerry at Rock Bottom Brewery - Downtown Indianapolis:
We will be tapping “The Hammer” Baltic Porter on Thursday, Jan 14 @ 6pm

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:

Upland Brewing Co. is proud to announce the release of a new seasonal beer, Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA.

Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA is a well-balanced, dark, bitter, and totally unique beer experience. We brewed this IPA with a base of fresh Pilsner Malts and darkened the color with pure Black Malts, creating a clean malt character that allows the liberal hop additions to shine through. Komodo is dry hopped and aged with a pinch of lavender to add to the overall aromatic experience. Komodo Dragonfly is available seasonally in 1/2 bbl. kegs, 1/6 bbl. kegs, and six-pack bottles. 6.5% ABV, 65.5 IBUs, 15.5 S.G.

We're unleashing the Komodo Dragonfly in our Bloomington Tap Room on January 13th. Look for it in six-pack bottles and on draught wherever Upland is sold shortly thereafter!

Upland is taking part in the "Brewmaster's Dinner" at the Canyon Inn, McCormick's Creek state park on January 16th. Our Head Brewer, Caleb Staton, will lead a tasting of four Upland beers, discuss the brewing of beer, and answer any questions you've ever had about brewing but have been too afraid to ask. Dinner will feature a range of excellent dishes prepared with Upland beer.

The package includes an overnight stay at the Inn, so you can make the most of your Brewmaster's experience.

Call (812) 829-4881 for details.

At the Bar

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks:
We had a great kickoff to our "Thursdays with Tom) last night. He broke out some Epic Ales from Stone. We reviewed the '04,'05,'06,'07, and the '09. Well attended especially considering the weather.

Okay, now as far as what's happening at Patrick's. Count on "Thursdays with Tom" continuing, and next week we are doing the 10th Anniv. Ale from Stone. On tap right now is Bell's Rye Stout, Sun King Cream Dream, Victory Hop Wallop, Sun King Osiris Pale, and Breckenridge's 471 Dbl IPA...heavy on the hops you say? Yes, actually we are. Being delivered today and tapped very soon, as in probably today....is Bell's HopSlam...Yippee!!
From Sam at BW3's (Downtown Indianapolis):
On tap:
Founders Breakfast Stout
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Dark Horse Crooked Tree
Boulevard Wheat
Upland Bad Elmer's
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce
Three Floyds Gumballhead
Bells Expedition Stout
Bells Two Hearted
New Albanian Elector
Barley Island Dirty Helen
Dogfish Head 90 Minute - with Bells Hopslam to follow!

Carry Out

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
New to the cellar...

- The latest limited release from Boulevard Brewing Company's
Smokestack Series lives up to its name. This Bourbon Barrel Quad is
not too sweet but ripe with tart cherries and vanilla-bourbon

- Because beer lovers are fans of the planet, too...from Brasserie
Dupont--the first Belgian beer endowed with the USDA Organic
seal--Foret Saison tastes good, too.

- The father of foam, Ferran Adria is the Spanish chef who serves
liquid chicken and solid sauce. He partnered with the Barcelona
brewery Estrella Damm to craft Inedit, a (liquid) beer with just a
touch of coriander and orange peel to balance the complex yeast and

- Three Floyds' latest seasonal--Black Sun--is like winter's silver lining.

From John at Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
It is that time of year. Bells HopSlam should be hitting the streets this week late or beginning of next week. Also, Brooklyn Black Ops is coming soon. Better get out and ask your favorite beer retailer if you want some.

* Founder's Imperial Stout
* Bells Hopslam
* Left Hand Widdershins Barleywine
* Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine

Don't forget about our free beer tastings every Thursday from 6-8pm at the downtown Bloomington location

From Patrick at Crown Liquors Downtown Indianapolis (Ohio & Delaware):
Release of Bells Hopslam Monday January 11th. We will have plenty available.

Beer tasting Friday January 8th at some of the Crown locations. Whatever is offered at tasting will be 15% off. Downtown, at Ohio and Delaware, will have a beer tasting from 3-7.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Sprinkle assures me that HopSlam will be available at the downtown Crown Liquors today.