09 April 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The World Beer Cup Edition

Well hello there!

Please join us in wishing good luck to the following Indiana breweries participating in the World Beer Cup competition in Chicago this weekend:

Barley Island, Crown Brewing Co., Lafayette Brewing Co., Mishawaka Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Brewery - Indianapolis, Shoreline, Sun King, Three Floyds, and Upland.

Also, a big hello and WELCOME to the folks at Tyranena who are introducing their beer this week to the state. It's great to have them here.

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. Don't see your favorite craft beer establishment? Let them know you'd like to see them here!

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

Friday, April 9th at McCormick & Schmick's (110 N. Illinois St., 631-9500): Beer dinner featuring Oaken Barrel Brewing Co. (50 Airport Pkwy., Greenwood, 887-2287). Five courses include beer & cheddar soup, stuffed quail, and braised pork, all paired with Oaken Barrel beers. $40. Call 631-9500 for reservations beginning April 2.

Monday, April 12th at Scotty's Brewhouse (Downtown): Bell's Beer 7 tap event.

Tuesday, April 13th at Shallo's: $3.50 U-Call it pints (I think this is anything from their 38 drafts)

Tuesday, April 13th at 4:00 at Kahn's: Nogne O tasting

Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30 at Recess (4907 N College Ave Indianapolis 317.925.PLAY (7529)): Beer Dinner featuring Nogne O beer. If that doesn't get you there, here is the menu.

Wednesday, April 14th at Barley Island in Broad Ripple: Two Brothers Brewery Night (more info below)

Wednesday, April 21st at Wiseguys in Merrillville: Founders and Stone Tasting

Thursday, April 22nd at the Fickle Peach in Muncie: Founders Event

Friday, April 23rd at Spencer's Stadium Tavern: Dustin's Last Pour - Wish Dustin farewell to Spencer's and hello to a new opportunity at Sun King.

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

Saturday, May 22nd at the Lake County Fairgrounds Industrial Building: Illiana Mayfest

Saturday, July 17th at Opti Park in Broad Ripple: Indiana Microbrewers Festival

More events can be found on the Indiana Beer Calendar

What's Brewing

From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
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; and our latest release: How Now Brown Ale. We're also dispensing Digby's Irish Stout from the handpull.

Thursday, April 15, is LBC's annual Tax Relief Day. In order to provide some relief from "paying the man", we're offering up $2 pints and $5 brewery burgers all day along with 'Appy Hour from 4 to 6 pm featuring 2-for-1 appetizers. Hope to see you here!

From Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:
A link to the Potable Curmudgeon will show the final stages of this year's Gravity Head festival, the Great Randalltini, and an invitation to vote in the HBG spring tournament.
From John at Half Moon Brewery in Kokomo:
Coming Thursday April 15th:

Roggenbier - A German-Style Rye Beer
O.G.=1.052 ABV=5.0% IBU=20
From Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
If you are on the list for Lambic pick-up, please do so before April 12th.

At the Bar

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:

The Bell's Beers 7 Bells Tasting Party including Batch 9000, Bell Sparkling, Bells Oarsman, Bells Hopslam, Bells Old Coast Ale, 2 Hearted and Oberon - April 12th at 5pm at Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indianapolis.
Carry Out
From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:

Here is the latest from Keg Liquors in Clarksville:

Dogfish Head - Palo Santo (Delaware) Back in Stock
Oaken Barrel - Gnaw Bone Pale Ale (Indiana) Back in Stock
Three Floyds - Rabbid Rabbit
Brooklyn Brewery - Local 2
(New York) Back in Stock
Ommegang - Three Philosophers
(New York) Now in 4 packs!
Bosteels - Pauwel Kwak
(Belgium) Back in stock finally!
Bosteels - Tripel Karmeliet (Belgium) Back in stock finally!
Bosteels - Tripel Karmeliet (Belgium)
Monk's Cafe - Flemish Sour Ale (Belgium) Now in 4 Packs
Pyramid - Apricot Ale (Oregon)
Tyranena - Three Beaches Honey Blonde Ale (Wisconsin)
Tyranena - Headless Man Amber Alt (Wisconsin)
Tyranena - Stone Tepee Pale Ale (Wisconsin)
Tyranena - Benji's Smoked Chipotle Imperial Porter (Wisconsin)
Tyranena - Bitter Woman IPA (Wisconsin)
Tyranena - Rocky's Revenge (Wisconsin)
Tyranena - Chief Blackhawk Porter (Wisconsin)
Boulevard - Unfiltered Wheat (Missouri) Available in 16oz Aluminum Bottles
Ommegang - Belgian Pale Ale (BPA) (New York)
Crispin - Hard Cider (Minnesota)
Nethergate - Old Growler Porter (England)

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:

Hitachino Nest Red Rice means perfect for summer means 幸せ日なたでバラ色 means happy rice rosy in the sun.

New to the Hoosier state is Tyranena, a brewery some experts refer to as "the Founders of Wisconsin." The Goose has stocked their Rocky's Revenge, an American brown ale aged in bourbon barrels.

Great Divide is bridging the divide with a new 12oz bottle size on their Colette, a saison farmhouse ale packed with citrus and yeast flavors that goes down smooth despite its strength.

Our Pater who aren't in Belgium has created a stand up Belgian pale ale in Witkap Pater Singel by Slaghmuylder. (Pater knows best: thou shalt leave the yeast in the bottle.)

From Kirk at Mr. G's Liquors in Noblesville:

Tyranena -
Three Beaches Honey Blonde
Headless Man Amber Ale
Benji's Smoked Chipotle Imperial Porter
Bitter Woman IPA
Chief Black Hawk Porter
Stone Tepee Pale Ale

All $9.99

Legendary Collection 12 pk $19.99

From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:

* Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary -a stout collaborated on by Sierra Nevada & Anchor Steam
* Bells Oberon
* Bee Creek Honey Wheat & Coffee Stout -brewed in Brazil, Indiana!
* Sam Adams Summer Ale
* Upland Infinite Wisdom Tripel
* Breckenridge Summer Bright
* Fuller's 2009 Vintage Ale
* Bosteels Deus & Triple Karmeliet are both back in stock after being out for months due to strikes in Belgium.

Join us on May 6 from 6-8pm in which Upland will kick off their Maibock!

From Patrick at Crown Liquors in Downtown, Indianapolis:
We gladly welcome Tyranena to our lineup of great craft beer!
Depending on the location, Crown liquors brought in the following beers from Tyranena Brewery out of Lake Mills, Wisconsin:
Bitter Woman IPA
Rocky's revenge
an American brown ale with portions aged in bourbon barrels
Three beaches honey blonde ale
Headless man amber
Stone temple pale ale
Chief blackhawk porter
*BGW Benji's smoked chipotle porter
Legendary collection mix and match 12 pk.
Also, we recieved more Dark Horse Plead the 5th and Double Crooked Tree. If you were too late to get a bottle the last couple weeks or you want another please stop back in!

As always, we are doing a beer tasting this Friday, April 9th. See ya then!
From Eric at 21st Amendment in Broad Ripple:
Good Morning Indy,
21st Amendment is still working hard to bring you a good beer selection at your friendly neighborhood beer stop. We've come up with a few beers we feel will make your day a little brighter.

-Dark Horse Brewing's "Double Crooked Tree IPA" Hopheads, this one's for you. It's highly rated and worth all the praise.
-Sierra Nevada's "Fritz & Ken's Ale" This Imperial Stout kicks off their 30th anniversary celebration by bringing together two giants of craft beer. Fritz Maytag, founder of Anchor Brewing Co. and Godfather of the craft beer industry and Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., came together to brew a beer reminiscent of the dark ales that originally captured their imagination.
-Victory "Golden Monkey" Anyone who's a fan of the wonderful Brugge Tripel De Ripple should try this one. It's the same style, just slightly restrained.
-Upland "Ard Ri" This is an Imperial Irish Red. St. Patty's has come and gone but this beer is still fresh and delicious.
-Anchor "Steam" To celebrate the anniversary of prohibition being repealed, try a beer that is a uniquely American style that has ties back to pre-prohibtion days.

If you're interested in our free beer tastings, follow us on twitter to get the latest updates on what we're tasting. Follow my store in Broadripple: @21stBroadripple and David's store at 71st and N. Keystone: @21amendmentbeer.

See ya next week Beer Fans, (in the mean time...GO REDS!) (HBG does not endorse this part of the message)

From the Distributors

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:

Cavalier Distributing is proud to bring Tyranena Brewing Co. to Indiana! For those of you familiar with the brewery, we know you've been looking forward to Tyranena for a long time. Tyranena Brewing Co is located in Lake Mills, Wisconsin which is between Madison & Milwaukee. They are known for their incredible year around line of brews and special releases as well. We have the entire line of everyday beers available along with a few cases of their latest "Brewers Gone Wild" release, Benji's Smoked Chipotle Imperial Porter!! Here is the wonderful line of beers currently available in Indiana from Tyranena:

    • Rocky's Revenge -- Brown Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels!!
    • Bitter Woman IPA
    • Three Beaches Honey Blonde
    • Headless Man Amber Ale
    • Chief Black Hawk Porter
    • Stone Teepee Pale Ale
    • Legendary Collection 12 Pk Mixer
    • Brewer's Gone Wild: Benji's Smoked Chipotle Imperial Porter

Check out more at: www.tyranena.com

Although we are still in the middle of Spring and have several wonderful Spring beers still available, we did get in our first load of Summer beers this week. Berghoff Solstice Wit, Breckenridge Summer Bright & Shipyard Summer are all available and hitting store shelves now. All 3 beers are very tasty, crisp ales perfect for the warmer months to come.

Cavalier has several exciting beer events over the next couple of weeks:
Tuesday, 04/13
Scott Larrick with Nogne O Brewery will be in town doing a couple events:
    • 4 - 5:30: Nogne O tasting @ Kahn's Fine Wines
    • 6:30 - Finish: 5 Course Nogne O Beer Dinner @ Recess (4907 College Ave.) -- Scott Larrick from Nogne O will guide you through a wonderful 5 course meal with the appropriate Nogne O beer pairings. The event begins at 6:30 and food will begin to be served prompty at 7:00. It is $75 per person. Seating is limited and filling up fast, so make reservations asap if you are interested.

Wednesday, 04/14

Two Brothers Brewery Night at Barley Island Restaurant in Broad Ripple.

Christian Wicklund from Two Brothers Brewing Co will be in attendance spreading the good word of the Brothers for the evening. Barley Island is featuring both Cane & Ebel and Domain DuPage on draft along with a special surprise 3rd keg!! The mystery 3rd keg will be pulled out of the Two Bros cellar by Christian personally for this event and all we know is that it will be something rare & special! You need to show up find out....

Wednesday, 04/21

Founders & Stone Tasting in prep for DLD @ Wiseguys in Merrillville from 5 - 7 pm. John Host from Founders will be there pouring Founders & there will be special Stone & Founders rare treats popping up that evening as well.

Thursday, 04/22

Founders event @ The Fickle Peach in Muncie. It will begin around 6pm and John Host will be there. There will be more details to come, but rest assured The Peach has held back some Founders treasures for this event!!

Trip Opportunities

From Ron Smith:

Guided Beer Vacations to Belgium and Germany!

Now through the end of April (about the next 3 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.

News around the web:

Rita Kohn's upcoming book, True Brew, is available for pre-order from Amazon.com.

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