28 May 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The What Happened to Spring Edition

Welcome race fans! If you're headed out to the track this weekend, HBG has put together some craft beer options for you to take to the track. Enjoy!

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

What's Brewing

From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
On tap at LBC this weekend: Star City Lager; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout; and Maifest.

Side note: LBC will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Have a great holiday weekend!

From New Albanian Brewing Co in New Albany:

From Cari at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Monday, June 14, 6:30 pm - Beer & Wine Dinner at Pizzology featuring Upland Brewing Co. and Italian wines from Crossroad Vintners

Reception at 6:30 pm, with crudites, Preservation Pilsner and Prosecco.

Dinner at 7:00 pm with four courses paired each with an Upland beer and Italian wine.

More details to come once the menu is finalized. All of the courses will be dishes you will not find on the regular Pizzology menu. Neal Brown and Co. will be putting together a great menu for us.

Cost is $60 plus tax and tip. Seats are limited to 35. Please contact (317) 844-2550 for reservations.

At the Bar

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
BBC Beer is coming soon to Scotty's Brewhouse.
Tapped this week -
Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie - Upland Helios Pale Ale
Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indy - Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
Scotty's Brewhouse North Indy - Abita Turbodog and Sun King Grapefruit Jungle
Carry Out

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
He'Brew - Rejewvenator (California)
North Coast - Old Stock Ale (California)
Dogfish Head - Festina Peche (Delaware)
Clipper City - Red Sky at Night Saison (Maryland)
Mikkeller - Stateside IPA (Denmark)
Boulder - Cold Hop (Colorado)
Founders - Cerise (Michigan)
Hoppin Frog - Outta Kilter Wee Heavy Red Ale (Ohio)
He'Brew - Bittersweet Lennys R.I.P.A on Rye (California)
Coney Island - Variety 12 pack (New York)
North Coast - Le Merle Saison (California)
Weihenstephaner - World Cup Gift Pack (Germany)
Barley Island - Flat Top Wheat (Indiana)
Red Stripe - Light Lager (Jamaica)
Saku - Porter (Estonia)


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.

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis
Need some summer craft beer to go with your pignic? A refreshing brew for your boarbeque? New in the Goose cellar for this holiday weekend...

Five liter mini-kegs of Bell's Oberon are decorated with Salvador Dali's impression of a Hoosier summer.

Three Floyds' Blackheart is an English IPA (though next year their Braveheart--a Scottish IPA--may overthrow this annual spring release).

Upland's Nut Hugger, a brown ale, is their latest seasonal that we want to squirrel away.

They should line the Speedway with trees in honor of the love Boulevard has sent our way. Their unfiltered wheat is in a (track-approved) bottle shaped can...a bottle shaped can!

From Eric at 21st Amendment in Broad Ripple:
21st Amendment is proud to be selling Sun King cans at 5 of our locations! We also have plenty of other high end canned beer options including Souther Star Pine Belt Pale, Blue Moon, Leinenkugal Summer Shandy, Fat Tire and Stevens Point Cascade Pale, Special Lager and Nude Beach Wheat. If you're looking for a convenient race package we have plenty of Bell's Oberon 5L mini-kegs.

For those of you just looking for something new we now have Three Floyd's Blackheart. It's an English style IPA aged on toasted oak.

Have fun this weekend!

From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
Founders Old Curmudgeon
Founders Cerise
Boulevard Zon Belgian Style Wit
Boulevard Tank 7 Saison
Upland Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace Saison
Brooklyn Pennant Ale '55
Dogfish Head Squall IPA
Rogue Chatoe Series 1st Growth Single Malt Ale
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Great Divide Brewer's Pick Mix 12pk
Boulder Mojo IPA & Mojo Risin Double IPA
Boulder Cold Hop
Clipper City Heavy Seas Barleywine Style Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Clipper City Red Sky at Night Saison
Harpoon Belgian Pale Ale
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Single Hop ESB
Barley Island Sheet Metal Blonde
Rogue Juniper Pale Ale
North Coast Old Stock Ale
Pointe Nude Beach Wheat
Pointe Special Lager
St. Sebastian Belgian Golden and Dark Ales
Maredsous 10 Tripel
Dupont Biere de Miel (Ale flavored with honey)
Dupont Avril (Saison/Farmhouse Ale)
Popperings Hommel Ale (Belgian IPA)
Brugse Zot (Belgian Pale Ale
Wittekerke Belgian Wit in CANS

Also, if you are on your way to the track this weekend, don't forget to stop by your local Big Red for all your cold beer needs.

News around the web:

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

Upcoming Event:

From Ben at Mad Anthony Serious Homebrewers (MASH):
Botanical Brew & Q in Fort Wayne

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory will be holding the annual Brew & Q on June 13th. Some changes to the program, the addition of some demonstrations and a live Best of Show judging will be great improvements to the event. Tickets are only $5 and include sample tickets. I'm not sure what breweries have committed at this point. I'm sure that MABC is involved, though. They're doing the barbecue.


This is the first year that the homebrew competition will be sanctioned. Registration ends on May 21st. Judging is June 12th. We will have a strong BJCP judge roster. Entries are $8 for the first entry and $4 for each additional entry. The first entry includes admission to the Conservatory's Brew & Q event on June 13th when winners will be announced and the Best of Show judging will be done as part of the activities.

Judge Registration:

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