18 June 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Sylvia Plath Edition

Happy Friday everyone! It's halftime for the US and things need to get a whole lot better.

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! Work for an establishment that serves craft beer? We want to hear from you too!

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

What's Brewing

From New Albanian Brewing Co in New Albany:

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Friday, June 18th: Start off the Meridian Kessler Home Tour with some Upland beer at theTwilight Tour. Your ticket includes dinner, live entertainment, and admission to a silent auction sponsored by Upland.

Saturday June 18th: Try food from local independent restaurants, and beer and wine from local breweries and wineries at the Taste of Bloomington! A portion of the proceeds from Taste of Bloomington will benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and the Community Kitchen of Monroe County.

Saturday June 18th: Upland will be serving beer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art to help celebrate the opening of 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. Be among the first to explore the site-specific works of art, see the completed Visitors Pavilion designed by architect Marlon Blackwell, and experience the landscape journeys designed by landscape architect Ed Blake. And grab a beer while you're at it!

Mon., June 21: Tickets for Todd Snider Live, a part of the Hillbilly Haiku Americana Music Series, go on sale. The Hillbilly Haiku Americana Music Series consists of an annual outdoor concert hosted by Upland Brewing Co. to raise money for Sycamore Land Trust and celebrate music, community, the natural beauty of southern Indiana, and let's not forget, great beer! All proceeds from the concert's ticket, food, and beverage sales benefit SLT, and through them, southern Indiana's endangered landscape. This year's headliner is Todd Snider. For details and ticket info, check out the Todd Snider Live web page.

Tue, June 22: Help us tap in Double Dragonfly at Shallos on Tuesday night! If you haven't had an opportunity to try this Imperial IPA yet, or want to talk about with an Upland rep, this is a great time to do it.

Friday, June 25: Join an Uplander at Moggers in Terre Haute on Friday evening for a guided tasting of Upland brews.

At the Bar

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse:
Upland Nut Hugger now available at Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indy and Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie
BBC Quarrymen Pale Ale now available at Scotty's Lakehouse in Geist

Carry Out

From Patrick at Crown Liquors:
New this week at Crown Wine and Spirits- Ohio and Delaware - Downtown Indy

Two Brothers Dog Days of Summer
Brooklyn Summer
Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature beer from The Bruery, Avery, and Boulevard!

Don't forget to buy your tickets for Brew-Ha-Ha (June 26) and B.I.G. Microbrewers Festival (July 17) here at the store (and other select Crown locations) before they're all gone!
From Eric at 21st Amendment in Broad Ripple:
This week we've got two new beers that I'm excited about:
We were rewarded with a second case of the Harpoon (100 Barrel Series) Single Hop ESB. They gave this to us because we sold out of our first case so fast. This beer is a small batch, limited release, well balanced ESB that showcases the brand new Delta Hop. If nothing else it's worth tasting one for educational purposes.
Goose Island just released the Fleur in Indiana. The Fleur is a belgian pale ale that is finished with Hibiscus flowers. Out of all the Goose Island belgian beers this one is the most approachable. The hibiscus flower gives the beer a rose color and the subtle flavor of a strawberry tort in the mid palate. We'll be tasting the Fleur at our weekly beer tasting tonight at 5 PM. Stop by and tell me if you agree with my description!
From Josh at United Package Liquors in Broad Ripple:
Please join us Friday, June 25th from 7-10PM for Indy's wine & brew fest presented by Stella Artois in the station strip center across from Applebee's in Broad Ripple. Tickets are $25 at all United package liquors locations and $30 the day of the event. Enjoy good food, fine wine, craft and Import beer and live music from the Flying toasters. Draft highlights include- nitro North coast Old Rasputin, nitro Boulder Mojo IPA and fresh draft from Founders, Heavy Seas, Tyranena and many more.

News around the web:
Rita Kohn's upcoming book, True Brew, is available for pre-order from Amazon.com.


  1. Back-to-back roundup posts. The others are slacking...

  2. Sorry for the lack of posts, Mark; we're kind of on World Cup hiatus. But stay tuned because some good stuff is coming up soon.