21 January 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Week Before Winterfest Edition

Go Colts!

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

Monday, January 25th - Winterfest Volunteer Packet Pickup at the Upland Tasting Room in Broad Ripple

Tuesday, January 26th at Barley Island Broad Ripple - Girls Pint Out Meet and Greet

Thursday, January 28th - Winterfest Volunteer Packet Pickup at the Sun King Tasting Room

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

Thursday, January 28th at Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill in Indianapolis: Upland Beer Dinner (details below)

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

Wednesday, February 3rd at George's Neighborhood Grill in Indianapolis: Upland Beer Dinner (details below)

Tuesday, February 9th at Upland Tasting Room - Girls Pint Out Event featuring Upland beer

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 Cari and Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Indianapolis/Bloomington:

Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA is hitting our shelves and taps this week. Look for it all over town, including the Upland Tasting Room while it lasts. Also Winter Warmer 22 oz. bottles are available, so keep your eyes out for them. This is the first of a few beers we will be offering in 22 oz. bottles this year.

We've got a couple of beer dinners coming up too:

Thursday, January 28
Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill
7102 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317) 295-9490

Baked Brie with apples, paired with Upland Wheat
Duck Breast Salad, paired with Helios Pale Ale
London Broil, paired with Rad Red Amber Ale
Dessert, paired with Bad Elmer's Porter

Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA will be available on draft.

Cost is $35 through Jan. 27; $40 day of the event

Wednesday, February 3
George's Neighborhood Grill
6935 Lake Plaza Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46220-4073
(317) 577-1600

Stuffed Mushrooms, paired with Preservation Pilsner
Mixed Greens, paired with Wheat Ale
Chicken and Beef Kabobs, paired with Dragonfly India Pale Ale
Baby Back Ribs, paired with Rad Red Amber Ale
Tiramisu, paired with Bad Elmer's Porter

Helios Pale Ale will be on draft.

Cost is $39

If you are interested in either event, please contact the host restaurants to order your tickets.


Our newest seasonal, Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA is available in the Bloomington Tap Room, Indy Tasting Room, and in bars and liquor stores throughout Indiana. We'll soon have Lightwave Belgian Pale and Banshee Scotch Ale on draught in Bloomington and Indy as well.

Upland lambics are returning! A small number of barrels have reached full maturity and will be released in March, through the Bloomington Tap Room only. We'll begin taking reservations sometime in February. If you want to be the first to know when reservations begin, email charles@uplandbeer.com to be added to the Upland newsletter list. The number of bottles is very limited.

Upland Badder Elmer's Baltic Porter and Teddy Bear Kisses Imperial Stout both received Gold Medals at the World Beer Championships! Both are currently available only in our Bloomington and Indy locations, but look for Teddy Bear Kisses in 22oz bombers later this year...
From Mike at Granite City Brewing Co. in Carmel:
Granite City is tapping its McK's Scottish Ale 1/25 at the Mug Club Party.

At the Bar

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
Scottys Brewhouse North Indianapolis (96th St) now offers Bell's HopSlam Ale! Come in and try one of the most sought after beers!
Carry Out

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
Mad River Serious Madness: This black ale is the cure for cabin fever...not because it makes you feel like you're getting out but because it'll make you happy to stay in. Dark aromas of coffee and caramel in the nose and bitter hops and chocolate in the sip keep it rich but not cloying (or maddening).
Victory Baltic Thunder: With just a little fruit behind the dark toffee flavors of this porter, thunder should be in your forecast (yeah, I just wrote that).< Schlenkerla Urbock: a German brew that's cellar aged and oak cask tapped with just a bit of smokey tang for this dark gray winter.

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Anchor Brewing - Old Foghorn Barleywine (California)
Two Brother's - Northwind Imperial Stout (Illinois)
Barley Island - Beastie Barrel Stout (Indiana)
Barley Island - Brass Knuckles Oatmeal Stout (Indiana)
Tucher - Bajuvator (Germany)
Bison - Organic Belgian Ale (California)
Cantillon - Kriek (Belgium)
Drie Fonteinen - Oude Geuze (Belgium)
Three Floyds - Lord Admiral Nelson (Indiana)
Wells - Bombardier (England)

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 Tamre at Girls Pint Out:
Our first event will be at the Upland Tasting Room. The event is a tasting and learning session for women interested in craft beer lead by women who know craft beer.

When: February 9th 7-8pm
Where: Upland Tasting Room 4842 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $10 covers the cost of the beer flight and snacks

Visit our blog http://girlspintout.wordpress.com/ and twitter @girlspintout for more details and upcoming events!

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