04 June 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Nearly World Cup Edition

A short PSA before we get going...

- We're looking for volunteers for the Microbrewers Festival! The online form can be filled out 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! 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 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; Maifest and our latest release, I Am An American IPA.
From Jerry at Rock Bottom Brewery in Downtown Indianapolis:
Hop Bomb is back! Bottom's Up Kolsch tapping Thur. 10th at 6pm.

From Andrew at The Ram Brewery in Fishers/Downtown:
My first RAM tapping at the downtown location will be taking place Wednesday the 9th of June at 6 p.m. I will be releasing a Dusseldorf Altbier which features compliments of noble hop flavor and caramel and bready malt. This beer will also be available at the Fishers location around the same time.

We have just tapped a summer seasonal, Barefoot Wit, which is available at both locations - Downtown and Fishers. This belgian wit was brewed with powdered orange peel, ground coriander, and whole chamomille flowers. It is a great addition to the warm weather this week.

Hope to see you guys Wednesday!
From New Albanian Brewing Co in New Albany:

From Cari and Charles 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.

In addition to the Pizzology dinner , here are some tappings I'm doing, more to come:

In celebration of the joyous return of the Nut Hugger Brown Ale and introduction of Double Dragonfly Imperial India Pale Ale, we are conducting a few tapping parties around Central Indiana. There are more to come so stay posted to Hoosier Beer Geek or my Twitter account (@uplandindy), the official Upland Facebook Page(http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-IN/Upland-Brewing-Company/54066034015) or my Upland Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/uplandindy)

Wednesday, June 9
6:00 pm - Scotty's Brewhouse 96th St. - Nut Hugger Tapping
7:30 pm - Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown - Nut Hugger Tapping

Thursday, June 10
6:30 pm - Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie - Nut Hugger Tapping
8:00 pm - Fickle Peach, Muncie - Double Dragonfly Tapping

What's more Rad than a beer festival featuring craft brewers from across Indiana pouring samples to the sounds of heavy metal and KISS Army...? The fact that your $25 ticket includes beer for the duration of the event, snacks, and a commemorative RadFest sample cup.
Visit uplandbeer.com for details.

RadFest isn't the only place for good beer this weekend. Upland and other great craft brewers will also be at Keg Liquor's Fest of Ale in Clarksville, IN this Saturday.

If you were lucky enough to get tickets, find Upland at Savor! We're bringing ourNut Hugger Brown Ale paired with pecan crusted chicken and garlic mashed potatoes and Raspberry Lambic paired with key lime truffles.
At the Bar

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
BBC Quarrymen Pale Ale and BBC Ruby Bloom Amber will be on tap starting June 3, 2010 at Scotty's Brewhouse Indy North.

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is now available at Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette.
Carry Out

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Here is the latest from Keg Liquors in Clarksville. We got a load of great beers in this week:
Stone - Imperial Russian Stout (California)
Cantillon - Classic Geuze (Belgium)
De Dolle - Extra Export Stout (Belgium)
De Dolle - Oerbier (Belgium)
De Graal - Tripel (Belgium)
De Glazen Toren - Winterscotch Canaster (Belgium)
Geants - Goliath Tripel (Belgium)
Mikkeller - Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Denmark)
La Choulette - San Culottes (France
Schlenkerla - Weizen Rauchbier (Germany)
Uerige - Doppel Sticke (Germany)
Hofstettner - Granitbock (Germany)
North Coast - Brother Thelonious (California)
Bieres23 - Ambree (France)
Malthus - Birolla (Italy)
t Smisje - Catherine the Great Imperial Stout (Belgium)
Fantome - Printemps (Belgium)
Jandrain-Jandrenouille - IV Saison (Belgium)
Hitachino - Sweet Stout (Japan)
Brew Dog - Dogma (Scotland)
Dundee - Summer Wheat (New York)
Paulaner - Munich Lager (Germany)
Sierra Nevada - 2010 Southern Hemisphere (California)


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 Josh at United Package Liquors at Countyline & Meridian (southside):
Stone IRS
Three Floyds Blackheart
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Below Decks
, Big DIPA & Red Sky at Night
Dogfish Head Squall IPA
Founders Cerise
Upland Double Dragonfly
& Nut Hugger brown ale
Cantillon Classic gueuze
Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel
From Patrick at Crown Liquors:
We are pleased to welcome Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2010 which just arrived yesterday!

We also got a small amount of Brooklyn Sarachi Ace saison as well so make sure to come and secure your bottle.

As always we will have a tasting Friday from 3-6 P.M. downtown 150 N. Delaware.

The Carmel store (126th and Meridian) will have a Friday tasting from 4:30-6:30 hosted by Cavalier distributing rep Ryan Pierce featuring:

Tyranena scurvy and Rocky's Revenge

Breckenridge Summer bright
Clipper City Red sky at Night and Loose Cannon
Stone IRS and Pale ale
Founders Cerise
Original Sin Cider
Mikkeller It's Alive

Thanks to all that came out for our Pre ratebeer Caroline Symmes celebrity softball challenge charity event at our downtown location! We really appreciate the support and donations. All who couldn't make it missed out on some really tasty brews and giveaways.
From Eric at 21st Amendment in Broad Ripple:
I was happy to see a lot of new faces checking out our new high end canned beer section last week. Don't forget that it's now a year-round fixture in our store. That means any time you need good beer for the pool, the lake, the track, the golf course or even just tailgating, we've got you covered!
New beer this week: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Ale. It's the only fresh hop beer available during the summer months. How do they do it you ask? They go to New Zealand to harvest the hops and ship them back to their brewery in Chico, CA so you don't have to go the whole summer without a Harvest Ale. We've also gotBrooklyn Local 2. It's a Belgian-inspired bottle-conditioned strong dark abbey ale, with sweet orange peel and raw wildflower honey from a local family apiary.
Don't forget I've got 10 offerings from Dogfish Head. I Love their Indian Brown Ale. It's a big brown ale with a nice hop presence that makes it a cross between a Scotch Ale, an I.P.A. and an American Pale. We've got it in 6-packs and single 12oz bottles. Give one a try this weekend.

From the Distributors:

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:

An extremely limited amount of Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch arrived for the state of Indiana! Look for it only in accounts that support all Mikkeller Brews regularly, because there was only a tiny amount to go around this year.

Stone Brewing Co. 2010 Imperial Russian Stout is finally here!!!! Everyone's been eagerly anticipating this year's IRS, especially with the temporary delay. Well wait no longer, it's here....enjoy!!

We have a slew of incredible special release/seasonal beers currently available:
  • Boulder Cold Hop British-style Pale
  • Breckenridge Summer Bright American Wheat
  • Clipper City Red Sky @ Night Saison
  • Clipper City Big DIPA Double IPA
  • Clipper City Letter of Marque Hop Rye Porter **NEW**
  • Founders Cerise
  • Great Divide Belgica Belgian-style IPA
  • Great Divide Chocolate Stout
  • Great Divide Dunkle Weiss
  • He'Brew Rejewvinator 2010 -- "The Year of the Grape"--1/2 Dopplebock & 1/2 Dubbel brewed w/Concord grape juice!! -- He'Brew's answer to Manischewitz!!
  • Left Hand Good JuJu -- Beer brewed w/organic Hawaiian Ginger
  • Mad River Double Dread Red Ale
  • Mendocino Summer Blonde Ale **NEW**
  • Stegmaier Summer Stock Pils **NEW**
  • Stevens Point Nude Beach American Wheat (Bottles & Cans) **NEW**
  • Two Brothers Dog Days of Summer Dortmunder-style Lager
  • Tyranena Scurvy IPA -- IPA brewed w/orange peel **NEW**


Keg Liquors Fest of Ale this Saturday, June 5th, 3 - 7 pm at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, IN. The even is a charity tasting to raise money for WHAS Crusade for Children. Brewery Representatives will be there from Founders, New Albanian, North Coast & Stone Brewing Co as well several other featured beers from Cavalier & other suppliers.

News (and rumors) around the web:

Rita Kohn's upcoming book, True Brew, is available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
From Twitter:
weavr: did you see there was a filing for a microbrewery permit at 402 Dorman St?

OakenBarrel: California Common is now on tap. And American Wheat is coming soon!

NewDayMeadery: Boom! New sign board is painted! http://twitpic.com/1t3hyd

BeerBaron_Indy: Triton is on FB at http://tinyurl.com/27p5qwn

gr8fermentation: Brewers Cup is getting close. Entries due to @sunkingbrewingbetween 6-12 & 6-26. www.brewerscup.org for all of the details.
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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  2. weavr: did you see there was a filing for a microbrewery permit at 402 Dorman St?

    Here are the minutes from the Holy Cross neighborhood association about the upcoming microbrewery.

    Flat 12 business owners Sean O’Connor and Rob Caputo presented their request for support for a zoning variance which will allow them to turn the building at 414 Dorman into a microbrewery. They took questions from neighbors.

    Q – What about trucks? A – box trucks will come by once a week to deliver materials, other box trucks will pick up beer once a day.

    Q – what will be the retail hours? A – 5-8 pm two times a week. Their primary business model is to sell to restaurants and retail stores.

    Q – Open on Sunday? A – Maybe on Sunday afternoons.

    Q – Number of employees? A – just 2 for now, 4-7 later.

    The neighborhood association agreed to support the zoning variance and welcomed Flat 12 to the neighborhood.

  3. Thanks Justin! I saw the zoning approval in the Urban Times (I misspoke when I said it was a permit) and it took me by surprise.

    I think this is the same brewery that earlier in the year announced they were doing all organic, is that correct?

  4. I see something about a trademark associated with Flat 12 Bierwerks


    It does not say it is on Dorman St though. I love the juicy brewery news. Thank you Sun King for sparking a brewery revolution in this city.

  5. As long as these new breweries make great beer it will be great. I just hope that Sun King's sucess (that is not typical for a brewery) isn't bringing out those that just want to try and cash in and end up neglecting the beer.