14 February 2010

Last Call for New Albanian Brewing Company/KOTBR 100 Bus Trip Ticket Sales

Ticket Sales for KOTBR #100 are now closed. Thank you.

Hoosier Beer Geek's Knights of the Beer Roundtable have put together an all-day bus trip to New Albany, Indiana to visit New Albanian Brewing Company on March 6th to celebrate our 100th roundtable. We've invited anyone who's paying attention to join us on the bus. We are now at the 19-tickets-remaining point, and we're hoping to sell this thing out sooner than later.

The folks at New Albanian's Bank Street Brewhouse will be serving us lunch and giving us a tour before we head over to the Rich O's Public House for the Gravity Head festivities. They've asked us to try to put together our food orders two weeks in advance so that they can be adequately prepared. The bus trip is on Saturday, March 6th, which means we'd like to have a sellout food list by Saturday, February 20th - 6 days from now.

This post is a heads up for any of you who may have been waiting to buy tickets - we'd love to have a bus full of regular Hoosier Beer Geek readers, but at this point we're going to have to start to advertise around town to the general public. If you want to join us on the bus, the time to act is now.

More details are below - if you don't need them, you can click here for tickets. Or you can read up, and hopefully I've presented a convincing enough argument that you'll click the link at the bottom of the page. We hope to see you on the 6th of March for what's sure to be a good time.

What Gravity Head is, and Why You'd Want to Take a Bus There
We at Hoosier Beer Geek may be guilty of assuming too much from time to time, and it recently occurred to me that perhaps a deeper explanation of what this whole Gravity Head Bus Trip is all about.

About NABC Pizzeria & Public House:

Currently #10 on RateBeer.com's Best Beer Bars list, Rich O's/NABC Pizzeria & Public House is undoubtedly Indiana's finest beer bar. It's not just the regular list that makes the Public House such a special place - it's the list of regular events that aim to explore all areas of better beer. Like sour and funky? The public house has an event for you. Like smoke beer? They've got that covered. Are you a hop head? Try on Lupulin Land Harvest Hopcoming. Want to celebrate the Hoosier Beer Geek 100 Knights of the Roundtable session? Join us on the bus and help us enjoy Gravity Head.

About New Albanian Brewing Company:

It started with a pizzeria, then they added a bbq joint, and in 1994 they officially became New Albanian Brewing Company. Actual on-site brewing didn't start until 2002, and in 2009 we finally started seeing NABC's kegged beer in Indianapolis bars. We'll see more of NABC in 2010, when they move into bottling or canning.

We should mention what, exactly, they'll be putting in those bottles. New Albanian's Beak's Best, Old 15-B, Elector and Hoptimus have endeared themselves to Indiana drinkers over the past few months. In addition to those standard offerings, we'll be able to sample from New Albanian's seasonal rotation as a Gravity Head apéritif while stopping in for lunch at the Bank Street Brewhouse.

About The Bank Street Brewhouse

It would have been easy enough to put together a bus trip that headed directly to the Public House for Gravity Head, but previous experience with the Bank Street Brewhouse lead us to believe that it shouldn't be missed.

Of course Bank Street has an extensive lineup of New Albanian beer, but the food is equally deserving of the spotlight. NABC says:
Bank Street Brewhouse takes its inspiration from Europe’s brasseries and gastropubs. Chef Joshua Lehman’s kitchen offers fresh, creative, locally sourced dishes ideally suited for pairing with NABC’s legendary lineup of house-brewed ales and lagers.
Your ticket gets you not only the bus trip, but also your choice of meal from a specially created menu just for our guests.

About Gravity Head

They don't refer to Gravity Head as "The Liver Olympics" for nothing. Here's that beer list - keep in mind that these aren't all on at once - they rotate through during the month. So what will be on when we attend? It's kind of a surprise. In any case, with this many options, there will be plenty of good choices available.

Here's that list:
Coney Island Human Blockhead … 10% abv

Avery Hog Heaven Barley Wine … 9.2%
Boulder Killer Penguin Barleywine … 10%
Dogfish Head Olde School Barley Wine … 15.04%
Left Hand Oaked Aged Widdershins … 8.8%
Rogue Old Crustacean 2004 … 11.5%
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale 2004 … 9.6%
Stone Old Guardian … 11.3%

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron … 12%

Bell’s HopSlam … 10%
Boulder Mojo Risin’ … 10.5%
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA … 18%
Founders Double Trouble … 9.4%
Founders Hand of Doom … 10.4%

Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes (BFM) Jurassian Imperial Stout (Cuvée Alex Le Rouge) … 10.28%
Founders Breakfast Stout 2008 … 8.3%
Founders Canadian Breakfast … 9.4%

Two Brothers Red Eye Coffee Porter … 9.2%

NABC V – 5th Anniversary Ale 2007 … 10%
New Holland Dragon’s Milk … 10%
Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale … 9%
Shmaltz He’Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13) … 13%
Sierra Nevada Life & Limb … 10.2%
Sun King Cream Dream (Imperial Cream) … circa 8.5%

BBC (St. Matthews) Kick in the Baltic Porter … 8.9%
Rogue Imperial Porter 2008 … 8.2%

Brugge Brasserie Artemis 2IPA … 9.5%
NABC Oaked Le Douche Mentale (firkin) … 8.5%
Regenboog t’Smisje + (Plus) … 10%

Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes (BFM)
La Mandragore …8%
De Dolle Stille Nacht … 12% abv
Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale … 8.6%
Unibroue La Terrible … 10.5%
Van Steenberge Klokke Roeland … 11%

Baladin Elixir (Al-Iksir) … 10%

Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes (BFM) Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2007 and 2008 … 11%

Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (enhanced export version) … circa 11%
Samichlaus Bier Helles … 14%

Regenboog t’Smisje Dubbel … 9%

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock (CO2 and special Anstich wooden cask) … 12%

JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale 2008 … 11.5%
JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask) 2008 … 11.5%
Pausa Cafè Tosta … 12.5%

Regenboog t'Smisje Catherine the Great ... 10%

Three Floyds Brewing Company … what will Nick send?

BBC Brandy Barrel Queen’s Knickers … 12%
Founders Curmudgeon … 9.3%
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special 18 Reserve 2008 (firkin) … 8%
NABC Malcolm’s Old Setters’ Ale 2007 … 12%

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche ... 8%

Avery “The Reverend” … 10%
Schlafly Quadrupel … 12%

Founders Imperial Stout 2008 … 10.5%
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout … 9.5%
NABC ThunderFoot … 11%
Schlafly Reserve – (Barrel Aged) Imperial Stout ... 10.5%
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2008 … 10.5%

Founders Backwoods Bastard … 10.2%

Maredsous 10 … 10%
So we hope you'll join us on March 6th for about 12 hours of tasty food, hearty beer, and worry-free transportation. Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper tickets - your $40 gets you the bus trip and lunch. Drinks are not included in your ticket price - we'll leave that end up to you.

Ticket Sales for KOTBR #100 are now closed. Thank you.

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