19 February 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Wishing for Spring Edition

There is a lot of good beer on the radar this weekend. Let's start with the C-1 tapping at Brugge tonight. Also recently tapped and hopefully still available are Muscles From Brussels, a Belgian-style Black IPA with 10.2% ABV, 80 IBU's, and Belgian candi sugar from Barley Island, and the Imperial Cream Dream II: Electric Boogaloo from Sun King (tapped yesterday at Spencer's Stadium Tavern).

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, February 19th at Brugge Brasserie in Broad Ripple: Special Tapping of C-1, a collaboration beer from New Albanian, Schlafly, and O'Fallon Breweries

Saturday, February 20th at the Murphy Art Building in Fountain Square: PK Indy 8: 20x20 Circling the Globe for Haiti (more information below)

Tuesday, February 23rd at Rock Bottom Downtown: Brewer's Dinner - Call for Reservations.

Thursday, February 25th at MacNivens on Mass Ave - Hopslam Firkin

Thursday, February 25th at R Bistro on Mass Ave in Indianapolis • Brewer's Dinner • 6:30 p.m. • 6 Course Dinner prepared with / paired with Sun King Beer

Thursday, Feb. 25th at 7:00 PM at the UPL at 96th and Olio. Enjoy beers from Stone, Founders and much more from Cavalier distributing.

Friday, February 26th at New Albanian Public House in New Albany: Gravity Head begins! A recent list is here.

Saturday, March 6th: KOTBR100 Bus Trip to New Albany - 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, Dates TBA - Craft Beer Breakfast

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

What's Brewing

From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
Many thanks go out to all the folks who came out to support our 15th Annual LBC Winter Warmer this past Saturday. We enjoyed our 9th consecutive sell-out of the event and raised money for a great local charity, LAURA'S KIDS. As we mentioned at the festival, a portion of this year's proceeds will go towards establishing the Peach Schmitt Scholarship. Peach was one of the sweetest ladies we'd ever met, a former elementary school teacher and great friend of LBC who passed away in January. All the details are being finalized for the scholarship which will be based in part on financial need of the applicants.

We also want to thank all the brewers, volunteers, friends and family of LBC who donated food, services and/or time that make this event so special. And hey, where else in the world can you sample a 12-year-old barleywine? Good times, great beer and a worthy cause... it doesn't get any better than this!

On tap at LBC this weekend: Ouiatenon Wit Bier; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout; Weeping Hog IPA and our recently released Marley's VSOP (very superior old porter)- a Baltic porter matured on Jack Daniels Barrel Wood.

From Andrew at Oaken Barrel in Greenwood:
Our stouts are in full swing! The Nitro Oatmeal Stout is on tap now, and we will be tapping this year's rendition of the award-winning Oaken Barrel Java Stout on Saturday. We hope you all can make it out for a couple pints!

At the Bar

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
On tap currently is Sun King Naptown Brown, HopSlam, Hop Wallop, and Gaffel Kolsch, about out of Elector Red, waiting on a keg of Ruination, and have ordered two bbls of the Sun King Electric Boogaloo...it's their Cream Dream II...
Beer geek with Tom this week is all about Belgians...at least as much as you can in an hour and a half.

Carry Out

From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
Upland Ard Ri -Imperial Red Ale
Bells Batch 9000 -"Malt brewed with molasses and brewer's licorice."
Bells Consecrator
Boulevard Irish Ale
3 Floyd's Brian Boru Irish Red Al

Come see us at the downtown Bloomington store on Friday February 26th from 6-8pm for a special Upland tasting. They will kicking off their latest seasonal, the Ard Ri. Upland is sure to bring some other surprises with them as well!

From Patrick at Crown Liquors:
Tasting's at Crown Liquor's this Friday at the Carmel location (126th & Meridian) from 5-8 P.M.
It is a tasting of Schlafly beers including:
Irish stout, apa, grand cru, coffee stout, and scotch ale with special guest pourer Scott w/Schlafly.

The Downtown location will also hold a tasting Friday from 3-7 P.M.

Brian Boru from Three Floyds is in this week.

Thanks, and hope you can make it!

From the Distributors:

From Matt at World Class Beverages:
Macniven's will tap a Firkin of Bell's Hopslam, Thursday, February 25th, promptly at 5:30 pm. Only cask conditioned Hopslam in Indy area this year. More Bell's specialty taps to be determined by Stuart's fancy next week.

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.

Scott Shreffler from Schlafly (say that 5 times fast) will be making the rounds Friday night. First, a tasting of his brand's fine brews at Crown in Carmel, then he'll join the festivities at Brugge for the Schlafly/NABC/O'Fallon C-1 tapping later.

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.

From Jim at the Murphy Art Building in Fountain Square:
PK Indy 8: 20x20 Circling the Globe for Haiti

Feb. 20, 8 p.m. $20 - proceeds go to to Architecture for Humanity for the rebuilding of Haiti
street level space in the Murphy Art Center (formerly Dolphin Papers)

1043 Virginia Ave. in Fountain Square

Twenty seconds is all it took to destroy so many lives and dreams in Haiti. The Global PechaKucha family is coming together with Architecture for Humanity to help rebuild Haiti, 20 seconds across the world on Feb. 20. At PK events, people do seven minute slideshow presentations (20 seconds per slide) on a variety of topics. Find out more at http://www.pecha-kucha.org.

Drinking and conversation are a big part of all PK events. Saturday's event features beer donated by Sun King. So you can make a donation of $20 to help Haiti and drink some great local beer. The price of the beer is included in your donation. Sun King beers on tap Saturday: Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Osiris Pale Ale, and Crab Apple Wit.

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!

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