29 January 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Week of Winterfest Edition

If you've been following the past few weeks, you'll see that we've been getting ready for Winterfest on Saturday. We're super-excited to try beer from Tyranena, 75th Street, and Rust Belt and we hope that they will become regular fixtures in the Indiana market. I am also anticipating this event's Replicale (a coffee-oatmeal beer) quite a bit (big surprise if you know me, I know!).

I hope you have your tickets already (no online tickets are left, but there may still be some at any of the locations listed here. We hope you'll say hello if you are there.

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 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 New Albanian Public House in New Albany: Gravity Head begins!

Saturday, March 6th: KOTBR100 Bus Trip to New Albany - Tickets are available NOW!

March, Dates TBA - Craft Beer Breakfast

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

What's Brewing

From Jerry at Rock Bottom Brewery - Downtown Indianapolis:
On tap now is “The Hammer”, a Baltic Porter weighing in at 8.7%abv, and Hop Bomb is back and better than ever! Can’t wait for Winterfest!!

From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
The crew at Lafayette Brewing is eagerly anticipating this weekend's Winterfest. Look for our booth OUTSIDE on the patio along with the cask-conditioned beers and The Malt Shoppe station by WCB. We'll be serving a trio of cask-conditioned beers along with one super-secret draft offering: Double Dry Hopped Tippecanoe Common Ale; Killer Beans Oatmeal Stout; Dry Hopped Big Boris Barleywine and Pucker Brown, a Belgian-style sour brown ale. Don't worry, we'll also be bringing along a fire pit for those who can't handle the chill. But hey, it's a winter beer festival after all!

On tap this weekend at LBC: Ouiatenon Wit; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout; Snow Daze IPA; Weeping Hog IPA and the last bit of our Big Boris Barleywine. We'll also be featuring a cask of Double Dry Hopped Tippecanoe Common Ale for Firkin Thursday on 1/28.

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

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.

From Andrew at Oaken Barrel Brewing Co. in Greenwood:
Two new beers the same week! Big Hitter Barleywine, our Pro-Am collaboration with Meca brewers Keith Baute and John Showalter was tapped Monday. In addition, our ever-popular Nitro Stout will be on tap on Friday, 1/29. Don't miss!

Be sure to stop by our table at the Winterfest on Saturday. We will have our award-winning Oatmeal Stout as well as a Java Porter that is gaining rave reviews. See you there...

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!


  1. While I love the site, how about giving South Bend some love? I see you have a Mishawaka Brew Co. link but, that's it. What about Fiddler's Hearth? We have beer up here, too:)


  2. We'll gladly give South Bend some love! However, while we do our best to provide coverage around the state, all of us at HBG are based in Indy and our coverage inevitably focuses here.

    If you've got a favorite bartender or manager at Fiddler's Hearth, Legends or any other South Bend beer bar, let them know about Hoosier Beer Geek and have them contact us at hoosierbeergeek@gmail.com. We'll gladly include them in the roundup.