26 February 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Canned Edition

I think someone was wanting to see what the new Sun King cans may look like...

What do you think?

Oh wait, that's not it. Well, hopefully soon we can all see the real deal.

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, March 1st at Chatham Tap in Indianapolis: Bells Batch 9000 tapping

Wednesday, March 3rd at Sun King: Girls Pint Out event

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

Sunday, March 7th at 9 Irish Brothers St. Rd. 38 East in Lafayette from 2-5pm: World Beer Tasting Event - $40 per ticket (limit 50). More details below.

March 27th - Craft Beer Breakfast

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

What's Brewing

From Jon at Powerhouse in Columbus:
Power House has 1436 Dark Wheat on tap and we'll have Two Dave's IPA on soon. We will have live music from Rick Malito on St. Patrick's Day.

From Billy at Broad Ripple Brewpub in Indianapolis:
The Broad Ripple Brewpub, the very first Brewpub in the State of Indiana, turns 20 this year - on 11/14/10 to be precise, and so we're celebrating with drink and food specials, and other fun stuff, between now and then. Right now we have $3 pints on Mondays. Look for more events in the coming months culminating in our Birthday Bash on the big day.

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Reservations for Upland's lambics and Dantalion dark wild ale open Friday, Feb. 26th. We have an extremely limited supply, so act fast! Go to uplandbeer.com to reserve your bottles!

Also, Upland's Ard Ri Imperial Red Ale is being released this weekend. Keep your eyes open for it on tap and on shelves all over Indiana!

At the Bar

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Two things, one, our beer line up is as follows Gaffel Kolsch, Breckenridge Avalanche, Victory Hop Wallop, Sun King IBA (India Brown Ale) , and the good ole Double Trouble from Founders.
We have the Sun King Electric Boogaloo waiting in the wings to be tapped tomorrow probably.....now, our Wednesdays are going well with $3 beer, and $4 wine. Specials good all day, think of it as an inventory reduction sale.

From The Legend in Irvington:
Four new beers on tap at The Legend in Irvington

Come by and taste Upland's Ard Ri, available only at this time of the year, Two Brothers Domain DuPage French Country Ale, and SunKing's Wee Mac Scottish Brown and Osiris Pale Ale.

Carry Out

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

Brian Boru from Three Floyds takes his place on our shelves once again...come and get a dram.
The first in a series of collaborations between Rogue's John the Brewmaster and John the Spiritmaster, John John Dead Guy Ale spent three months inside Dead Guy whiskey barrels.
No false advertising here...Mishawaka's Seven Mules Kick Ass Ale is smooth and satisfying but with 10% abv, take your time mule-ing over that next glass, donkey.

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Upland - Ard Ri (Indiana)
Upland - Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPA (Indiana)
Three Floyds - Brian Boru (Indiana)
Baltika - #7 Export (Russian Republic)
Bruery - Mischief (California)
Bruery - Saison de Lente (California)
Southern Star - Buried Hatchet Stout (Texas)
Stiegl - Pils (Austria)

From Patrick at Crown Liquors:
The Bruery Saison De Lente & Mischief
Southern Star Buried the Hatchet
BFM Bon-Chien Grand Cru Vin Jaune
Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueze back in stock
De Ranke Cuvee de Ranke
Mikkeller Tomohawk & Amarillo single hop

Beer tasting at the downtown location Friday night, from 3-7 PM, will be "American Takes on Belgian Ales". Featured beers will be The Bruery Mischief, Ommegang Three Philosophers, Flying Dog Raging Bitch, and New Belgium Mothership Wit.

From the Distributors:

From Matt and Krystle at World Class Beverages:
Batch 9000 tapping parties in Indy: Chatham Tap, Monday, March 1st. Two Hearted and Sparkling will be available also. There will be more 9000 tappings in the future, we'll keep you posted as dates are confirmed.

Look for Lincoln from Three Floyds in March, fun events with him on the horizon starting March 9. More info as the pieces come together.

If you’re looking for craft beer in a can for this spring/summer season… look for 6-pack Wittekerke Wit Bier cans from Global Beer next week! Go to the World Class Beverage’s Beer Spy on our website www.worldclassbeverages.com to find it closest to you.

Other new product to hit the market soon from Hoppin’ Frog in Akron, Ohio – Outta Kilter Scottish Red Ale and Hop Dam Triple IPA. Hoppin’ Frog received prominent mention in this article http://www.hoppinfrog.com/news/hoppin-frog-on-list-of-worlds-top-brewers/ and were rated as the 24th best brewer in the world for 2010 according to Rate Beer, in addition to others including the top rated brewer in the world, our very own Three Floyds from Munster, Indiana. Congrats!

Other new products coming soon: Harpoon Summer (find it on draft at Max’s in Bloomington near March/April), Buffalo Bill’s Orange Cream Ale, and Anchor Summer.

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
We have several incredible, exciting new beers to Indiana!!
The Bruery Mischief & Saison de Lente both make their Indiana debuts this week!! Mischief is a limited, year-round beer for us, and we only have a third of our initial allotment left in the warehouse. Mischief is a Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale. This wickedly good golden ale is fiendishly dry-hopped with American hops to add a layer of complexity and mystery to its fruity, dry Belgian-style character. Citrus and resin diabolically combine with ripe melon, pear and slight peppery spice in a precariously effervescent mixture. Enjoy it, but you'll want to keep an eye out. ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 35, Release: Limited Year-Round

Saison de Lente is the Bruery's spring seasonal, and is available in limited quantities for the first time in Indiana. We received a very, very limited amount of the Saison de Lente, and are almost out in the warehouse, so make sure to grab some asap while it's still available! The Bruery's Spring Saison de Lente is light blonde in color with a fresh hoppiness and a wild and rustic Brettanomyces character. Lighter in color and alcohol than Saison Rue, yet equally complex in its own way. Perfect for warmer weather and Spring celebrations. ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 35, Release: March - May

Southern Star Buried Hatched Strong Stout--Available in 4pk CANS!! Southern Star Buried Hatched is finally here!! Buried Hatched is a Strong American Stout by style and an everyday addition to the Southern Star line of beers. For all those looking for OB Ten Fidy, Buried Hatchet is the perfect option!! Jet-black in color, this monster smells of coffee and chocolate. The taste is much of the same, with hints of creamy toffee and roasted malt. Smooth and delicious, this medium bodied ale is all about the malts, but has enough hop bitterness to be balanced. ABV: 8.25% IBUs: 50

Beer Lao Lager & Dark Lager are in Indiana for the first time ever!! Direct from Laos, Beer Lao is considered one of the finest beers from Southeast Asia. Beer Lao is a premium authentic rice beer brewed from a unique blend of the finest European and Laotian ingredients, a fusion of the best traditions of East and West. Brewed in Laos with hand picked indigenous rice varieties, spring water originating from the foothills of the Himalayas, Hallertau hops, German yeast and French malted barley.

Stegmaier Brewhouse Bock is being released in Indiana for the first time as well! This is a well- balanced Bock beer, malty and flavorful with a clean finish. Perfect for the Spring season, Stegmaier Bock is a good reminder that warmer months are coming!! You should be able to find this starting this week in stores across the state.
From Ryan:
World Beer Tasting Event
Sunday, March 7, 2010
All proceeds benefit the Blue Knight Auction!

Join Master Brewer and Nationally Certified Beer Judge John Blichmann & Doug Granlund for a World Beer Tasting Tour at 9 Irish Brothers St. Rd. 38 East

2 - 5pm
$40 per ticket (limit 50)

Sample 12 of the world's classic beers plus a Doug & John homebrew!
Learn how to pair food & beer
Enjoy a 4 course lunch
Receive a commemorative hand etched glass by Doug Granlund

Call Chris Goellner at 474-7500 for more information or mail your $40 to purchase your ticket by 3/1/10 to: Lafayette Catholic School Development Office at 2410 South 9th Street Lafayette, Indiana 47909

Don't forget to designate a driver!

From Mike at an upcoming Indiana brewery:
My nameless as of yet brewery is finalizing the purchase of Warbird's equipment. It will be located in a building leased by Scotty's Brewhouse. We will be brewing his private label brands as well as our own. My group is soliciting funding so if anyone is interested feel free to contact me. I have also completed the inventory of my beer cellar for this year and the list is here with non-negotiable prices.

From the Internets:

From Twitter:
@RustBeltBrewing: It looks like we have picked up distribution in the Hoosier State, Indiana!
Belgian beer tasting in the NYTimes:
Interesting IBJ article with new brewery news:


  1. Anyone know what time Batch 9000 will go on tap at Chatham?

  2. The Batch 9000 tapping will go on at 6 pm.

  3. how can I get in contact with Mike how is looking for investors

  4. Send us an email at knights AT gmail dot com.

    Same goes for the beer list, I suppose.