19 March 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Golden Ticket Edition

Golden tickets for Dark Lord Day have come and gone. I hated the wait, but the thrill of the chase once it got started was pretty exciting. I hope you fared well if you were seeking tickets. Either way, we'll still see you at Dark Lord Day in April.

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, March 20th at the Ram Brewery, Northside: Bourbon Barrel Series Tapping (6 Bourbon Barrel aged beers)

Monday, March 22nd at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville: "Indiana Brews!" beer tasting (More info below)

Wednesday, March 24th @ 6:30 p.m. at Siam Square in Fountain Square: Sun King Beer Dinner- SOLD OUT

Friday, March 26th at Upland's Banquet Hall - Infinite Wisdom Tripel release and weekend events (More information below).

Saturday, March 27th - Hoosier Beer Geek's Craft Beer Meal Before Lunch at Brugge Brasserie. Tickets on sale at Brugge.

Saturday, March 27th at the Ram Brewery, Downtown: Bourbon Barrel Series Tapping (6 Bourbon Barrel aged beers)

Tuesday, March 30th @ 6:30 p.m. at Binkley's Beer Dinner in Broad Ripple: Sun King Beer Dinner

Wednesday, March 31st @ 6:30 p.m. at The Chatham Tap: Sun King Extravaganza

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

More events can be found on the Indiana Beer Calendar

What's Brewing

From Clayton at Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis:
Siam Square Beer Dinner - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, March 24th @ 6:30 p.m.
4 Courses of delicious Thai Cuisine, each paired with Sun King Beer
$35 per person

Binkley's Beer Dinner
Tuesday, March 30th @ 6:30 p.m.
5 Courses designed by Binkley's Chef, Aaron Cook, each paired with Sun King Beer
$40 per person
317-722-8888 for reservations and/or more details

Sun King Extravaganza at The Chatham Tap
Wednesday, March 31st @ 6:30 p.m.
12 Sun King Beers On Tap at Once
New Beers and Old Favorites from our Private Stash!

From Billy at Broad Ripple Brewpub in Indianapolis:
As part of our on going 20th year celebration leading up to our birthday bash on November 14th, we're inviting people to go to our website, Broadripplebrewpub.com, and vote for beers we've had on in the past that they would like to see back again. We'll be tapping the top six vote getters, one a month, starting in May.

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Help us celebrate the release of our Infinite Wisdom Tripel on Saturday, March 27th. It's going to be an awesome combination of art, music, and hand-crafted, limited release Belgian-style ale. Check out the details at uplandbeer.com. Here's a day-plan for you: Drop in at the brewery between 3 and 5 for a tour, have a sampler flight, grab some dinner at one of Bloomington's awesome restaurants, and then head over to Jake's for the show. Sound good? I think so.

As for this weekend, we're taking our show on the road for Muncie Gras!

We've got Maibock aging in the cellars. Don't expect to see this one just yet, but this Bavarian-style spring lager is getting closer...

From Dan at The Ram Brewery, locations Downtown and Northside:
Just letting you know RAM in Fishers will be tapping six barrel aged beers on Saturday March 20th from 12:00 to 4:30 including:

Woodford Reserve Barrel
Buttface Amber Ale
Total Disorder Porter
Scottish Ale
Irish Stout

Jack Daniels Barrel
Breakfast Stout

Jameson Irish Whiskey Barrel
Irish Red Ale

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel
Cream Ale

If you cant make it to Fishers on the 20th they'll be throwing the same party at the Downtown RAM on Saturday March 27th from 12:00 to 4:30.

At the Bar

From Nick at Naptown Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fountain Square:
Right now we have Sunlight Cream Ale, Ring of Dingle-Irish Stout, and the Orange Blossom Special, on Draft from Sun King Brewery!
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse (various locations):
coming soon to Scotty's Brewhouse Bloomington -Clipper City Loose Cannon Double IPA!
coming soon to Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette - People's Mr. Brown!
coming soon to Scotty's Lakehouse (Geist) - People's German Pilsner!
now available at Scotty's Brewhouse North Side - People's German Pilsner!
coming soon to Scotty's Brewhouse North Side - Left Hand JuJu Ginger Ale!
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Monday March 22 at 6:30 PM

Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville invites you to our annual "Indiana Brews!" beer tasting. The buffet dinner includes three appetizers, two entrees, and dessert, with 12 beers to sample, featuring Indiana microbreweries. $35 per person, includes tax and tip, advance reservations required. Don't miss this fun evening of great food and great beers! Call 733-8755 for more info.
Carry Out

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
FYI, our KBS is already MIA. But ETA on our second case is ASAP...call the Goose to reserve your bottles!

Put your Left Hand in and shake it all about for their two new releases: Good Juju brewed with ginger and 400lb Monkey brewed with apes (no, not really).

Stone deserves their smug moral superiority for an ale as tasty as their Sublimely Self Righteous.

From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
Founders KBS - very limited supply
Buffalo Bill Orange Blossom Cream Ale
Bells Sparkling Ale
Hair of the Dog Ruth -
American Pale Ale
Boulevard Golden Bock
Rogue Kels Irish Ale

As always, join us for our free tastings every Thursday from 6-8pm at our downtown Bloomington location.

Follow us on Twitter @ BigBigRed
From Josh at United Package Liquors at County Line and Meridian (southside)
We would like to invite everyone to join us for our "Big, Bad Beer Tasting" Thursday, March 25th from 7:00-9:00. We will be sampling Founders KBS, Nemesis, Double Trouble, Stone Sublimely Self Rightous & a vintage 3 Liter bottle of Arrogant Bastard, Bell's Batch 9000 & others, big beers from Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Left Hand, Rogue, Three Floyds & more. Stop in or RSVP (317) 888-8280

New items in stock

Stone Sublimely Self Rightous
Founders KBS (very limited quantity)
Left Hand 400 pound Monkey IPA
From William at the Crown Liquors store downtown:
New this week at Crown Wine and Spirits- Ohio and Delaware - Downtown Indy

Founders KBS (very limited)
Goose Island Night Stalker
Stone Brewing Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature beers from Stone and Goose Island!

Also Friday at our Carmel store (126th and Meridian), Matt Clapseattle of World Class Beverage will be pouring Avery's "The Holy Trinity" & 14-16 Anniversary Ales. Join us!
From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Founders - Kentucky Breakfast Stout (Michigan)
Jolly Pumpkin - Baudelaire IO (Michigan)
Jolly Pumpkin - Baudelaire Ale Absurd Rye Tripple (Michigan)
Stone - Sublimely Self Righteous Ale (California)
Scaldis - Blonde Tripel (Belgium)

From the Distributors:

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
Another week, another list of incredible new beers available from Cavalier Distributing: Founders KBS is offically out in the market this week in both cases & draft in select locations that support ALL Founders Beers throughout the year! KBS is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year from any brewery and a treat for everyone. It's meant to be a big Thank You to all of the loyal Founders customer and supporters. Remember, if you don't drink Founders the rest of the year, please leave this beer to the worthy ones who do support the brewery. We only get what we get due to what we sell, so the people that get us all there should be rewarded. Also, DON'T HOARD KBS!!!! Beer should be shared, not hoarded....

Hofbrau Maibock is in stock for the year as well. This traditional German Maibock is always an annual highlight from Hofbrau and has the oldest pedigree of any Munich bock beer. Hofbrau Maibock is rich in flavor with and abv of 7.2%, perfect for the season. We have already sold half of our supply in the first week, so make sure to grab some and celebrate the season!

We received a very, very limited amount of Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura Dark Dawn Stout this week for the entire state of Indiana. This is a special release from JP, a Belgian style stout with immense flavor and depth of character! If you haven't tried the beer, make a point to grab one if you can find it. Just a few cases hit the state, so it'll go fast.

Mendocino Bock has arrived just in time for Spring! This is a well-balanced Bock with a good malt back-bone, medium body and smooth finish. This year's is very limited, so you won't be able to find it everywhere, but grab some when you do.

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale is in Indiana!! Yes, it's finally here to stay in both cases & kegs. We received our first load of Stone SSR this week, so it should be available in several places now going into the weekend. For those of you who loved the 11th Anniversary when it was fresh, well here you go!! SSR has been highly touted and anticipated here in the Hoosier state, and we finally have it. It will be an everyday beer from Stone that you should be able to get year around, but with the initial buying spree on it, you'll want to get some asap while the first wave is in stock. We sold the first 100 cases in less than 24 hours, so it's going fast!!

You will be able to find Stone Cali-Belgie on draft at select locations that support Stone Brewing Co. throughout the year as well. A very limited number of kegs have been released to the state for some of the best Stone customers out there, so look to your local Stone watering hole and ask for some today.


Spring Beer Tasting at Parti Pak Liquors on Stop 11 just east of Madison Rd., South Indy
This Friday afternoon/evening the 19th, 4:30 - 6:30.
Selection of seasonally appropriate beers from Cavalier Distributing.

"Big Bad Beer Tasting" @ United Package Liquors on County Line Rd. & S. Meridian, South Indy
Next Thursday 03/25, 7 - 9 pm.
Founders, Stone and other Cavalier Breweries.
Trip Opportunities
From Ron Smith:

Guided Beer Vacations to Belgium and Germany!

Now through the end of April (about the next 6 weeks) is the timeframe where I need to get firm commitments from people. You can read about my Belgium Trip here (http://www.beermba.com/belgium-beer-vacations.php) and my Germany Trip here (http://www.beermba.com/germany-beer-vacations.php). There is also some general information here (http://www.beermba.com/beer-vacations.php). These are great trips designed to maximize the enjoyment of beer lovers that want to see these parts of the world without all the stress, planning, etc. While being primarily beer-focused, we also break it up and visit many of the usual tourist sites as well. Thus, even non-beer lovers will really enjoy them, but the true beer lover will be in heaven on these trips.

From the Internets:
From Twitter:

partipakliquors KBS is at Parti Pak, along with Friday's tasting we are also doing a beer and wine tasting on Sat 4-7. Bourbon beers will be tasted.

KegLiquors Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree coming next week!

BeerBaron_Indy All the tanks are on their sides and skidded up. 3 truck loads are in Indy 2 more to go. We will be done with the move on Friday!

krystle_wcb just got in @hoppinfrog #HopDam, @bellsbrewery #Oarsman @darkhorse DoubleCrookedTree @harpoon_brewery #Summer - good day!!

PeoplesBrew Tasting room open soon! New website will debut soon too! Cheers! http://bit.ly/coNGpz

3floyds BLOG POST Dark Lord Day Tickets.: Thanks for everyone who purchased golden tickets, that was a wild ride. There wh... http://bit.ly/cV01tf

3floyds Darklord "Golden Tickets" are available at: http://bit.ly/bjMWaW Have a great St. Patrick's day!

PeoplesBrew Mr. Brown is SOLD OUT @ the brewery. Thank you St. Patty's Day patrons for buying growlers today! http://bit.ly/cl9Svu

uplandindy Enjoy a Banshee Scotch Ale while you're celebrating St. Pat's Day. (@ macnivens) http://4sq.com/5UQSGY

KegLiquors Founders KBS, Stone Sublimely Self Righteous, Jolly Pumpkin IO Saison & Ale Absurd, Scaldis Triple now in stock!

3floyds After work we'll put the pot of golden tickets at the end of your rainbow.

3floyds Sweet Cobra added to the #Darklord Day band lineup!

Patrickskitchen save the date! May 22 Boone Village Blacktop Barbecue! More info to come...

UplandBrewCo MaiFest at the B'ton Tap Room scheduled for May 1st! Mark you calendar!

UplandBrewCo Ard Ri is tapped at Upland Tasting Room in Indy!

barleyisland Hey FB fans! Are you following us on twitter yet? @barleyisland http://bit.ly/93Flme

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