23 April 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Dark Lord Awaits Edition

I am looking for a couple licensed pouring volunteers for an evening event in Fishers on Saturday, June 12th. If you are interested, please let me know!


Be sure to say hi if you are up in Munster this weekend!


Congratulations to Dustin Boyer, who is moving on from Spencer's to a new and exciting position at Sun King Brewery. We wish we could be there tonight to toast you in person! Congratulations!


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 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.

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

Wednesday, April 28th at the Chatterbox: Sun King Tasting (more info below)

Thursday, April 29th at Chef JJ's Backyard: Sun King Brewer's Dinner (more info below)

Thursday, April 29th from 5 - 8 PM at Keg Liquors in Clarksville: Stone Beer Tasting

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

Saturday, June 5th at Keg Liquors in Clarksville: Fest of Ale (more info below)

Saturday, July 17th at Opti Park in Broad Ripple: Indiana Microbrewers Festival (VIP Tickets are available NOW, regular admission/DD on sale May 17th)

More news and events can be found on Indiana Beer

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; How Now Brown Ale
and Star City Lager. We're also pulling cask-conditioned Dibgy's Irish Stout from the beer engine.

On the entertainment front, we've got another spectacular show set for this Saturday: Mom & Pop Productions present the Legendary Shack Shakers. Led by their wildly charismatic, rail-thin frontman/blues-harpist, J.D. Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers. You don't want to miss this band! Show time 9 pm.

From Clayton at Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:

Dustin's Last Pour - Friday, April 23rd
Spencer's Stadium Tavern
Lots of Sun King Beers
4 p.m. - Close

Sun King Tasting @ The Chatterbox - Wednesday, April 28th
Sample 5 Sun King Beers with Fruits, Veggies, Cheeses & Choice of Grilled Kabob for $19 per person
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! email david@chatterboxjazz.com for reservations

Brewer's Dinner - Thursday, April 29th
Chef JJ's Back Yard
5 Courses of freshly grilled goodness paired with Sun King Beers

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:

On Saturday the 24th, those of you who can't make it to Dark Lord Day can find the Upland festival bus at the Story Inn Wine Fair in Nashville, IN. We're hoping to open the eyes of wine drinkers to the flavor and diversity of craft beer, and we could use a few staunch supporters to get the party started.

At the Bar

From Neal at Pizzology in Carmel:

Friday we are bringing in Tyranena Scurvy Extra IPA and Two Brothers Anniversary Ale, Monarch White Ale.

You know...if you care and stuff.

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:

We tapped Delirium Tremens and Sam Adams Summer Ale at Scotty's Brewhouse Bloomington.

We tapped Sam Adams Summer Ale at Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie.

Carry Out

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Here is the latest from Keg Liquors in Clarksville:

Stone Brewing Beer Tasting at Keg Liquors. Join us on April 29th from 5 - 8 PM as Keg Liquors welcomes Stone Brewing in for a special beer tasting featuring some of their great beers.
5th Annual Keg Liquors Fest of Ale, June 5th from 3 - 7 PM. 30+ Breweries, 3 Craft Beer Distributors, 4 Fine Wine Distributors, over 150 craft and import beers, wine, food, charity silent auction and beer raffle and more! http://www.kegliquors.com/fest_of_ale.html for more details
New Products:
New Holland - Dragon's Milk Strong Ale Now in 4 packs! (Michigan)
Ommegang - Witte Now in 4 packs! (New York)
From Josh at UPL at County Line & Meridian (southside):
Some new items in stock-

Southern Tier 22oz Bombers-
Unearthly IPA
Oak Aged Unearthly IPA
Hoppe Imperial extra pale ale
Back Burner Barleywine
Iniquity Black ale
Jahva Stout
Southern Tier IPA & Phin & Matt's pale ale 6-packs
New Holland Envious & El Mole Ocho Bombers
New Holland Mad Hatter & Imperial Hatter
Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout (very limited supply)
Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA
Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Brown
Tyranena Legendary 12 pack
Redhook 8-4-1 Expedition Imperial Brown ale
Widmer Prickly Pear Braggot
Heavy Seas Letter of Marque Rye Porter
From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
New in the cellar at Goose the Market...

Wisconsin's Tyranena may still be new to Indiana, but they so totally get us. Hoosiers like pirates, and so, logically, hate scurvy. That's just the first reason we like Tyranena's IPA brewed with orange peel. Their brewmaster is seen as first mate(y) on the label of their Scurvy, and it tastes good, too.

Avarently, sving is uvon us...so it's time for delicious Avril from Dupont, a farmhouse ale that verfectly fitting for svring.

We give a gold star to North Coast's Blue Star, an unfiltered American wheat beer. Summertime, and the livin' is easy.

Oh, this Samurai comes in a six pack...not Seven Samurai...but still, it's refreshing and goes down easy. Well done, Akira Kurosawa (and Great Divide).
From Eric at 21st Amendment in Broad Ripple:
Stop by your local 21st Amendment to get ready for Dark Lord Day 2010. To help you warm up your palate we're running a special on all Three Floyds 6 packs. Don't forget to impress your out of state beer geeks with some wonderful local products. I'd suggest the Upland Variety pack and a few random six packs of Barley Island and Oaken Barrel. See Ya in Munster!

Trip Opportunities
From Ron Smith:

Guided Beer Vacations to Belgium and Germany!

Now through the end of April (about the next 2 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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