28 March 2010

Hoosier Beer Geek's Second Annual Craft Beer Meal That Comes Before Lunch: The Recap

We'd like to thank everyone that had a part in putting together Saturday's Craft Beer Meal That Comes Before Lunch. Our thanks to the folks at Brugge: Chefs Mike and Jason, who handled a 50 orders rush with expert hands, and our wait staff, who made sure that the beer kept coming.

Our thanks go out to the bacon beer brewers: Clay and Dave at Sun King, who baconed up their Dominator Dopplebock, creating BACONATOR, a tasty and interesting experiment, and to Ted at Brugge, who took bacon beer to an even more bacon-influenced level. Our appreciation to all of them for taking a bad experiment and idea to new levels of professional experimentation. We look forward to coming up with an even more ridiculous idea for next time.

Sun King's Baconator fresh from the firkin

Our thanks also go out to Cari and the folks at Upland, who provided us with a sneak peak of those highly sought out Lambics. Believe me when I say that they're worth waiting for.

Brugge's Bier du Lardons was every bit the bacon beer we had hoped for. It even looks like liquid bacon. Or chocolate milk.

Lastly, but certainly not least, our thanks go out to everyone who attended. We hope you had a good time, and we appreciate your continued support and suggestions. We hope that events like these can help us grow our army of Hoosier Beer Geeks.

I'd also like to add an extra thanks to Ted for helping us put the whole thing together, but as I learned Saturday, he doesn't actually work there..

Stay tuned, events like these are what we're about. We look forward to harrasing Ted again soon, as rumor has it that the CBMTCBL could become a biannual event.


  1. So how was the bacon beer? I was sad that I was unable to attend and taste it for myself.

  2. I'm glad you asked.

    First off, neither of the bacon beers are the sort of thing you'd want a lot of. Both were effective experiments, though.

    Sun King's Baconator had the sweet dopplebock flavors with just a hint of smoke and bacon.

    Brugge's Biere du Lardons was a full-on bacon explosion, so much so that our very own Rodney said he felt as if he had been violated by bacon.

    I thought both were quite drinkable in small doses. I've certainly had beer that I'd drink less of.

    Both beer will be available on a very limited basis at the Hoosier Beer Geek RV at Dark Lord day.