09 July 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Indiana Beer Week Edition

We had a question come in and we need your help! What brewery sold the first growler on Sunday? Let us know!

Folks, we have almost made it to Indiana Beer Week. There are a lot of great events going on for the week, and there are more being added daily, so be sure to check the calendar often. Tickets for next Saturday's Microbrewer's Festival are going fast, but for the time being, they are still available here.

Good luck to all those participating in the Brewers Cup this weekend! You are already winners in our book.

We hope you can make it out to support local beer this week! A couple of us will be out each night Sunday through Thursday to celebrate and we'd love for you to join us! We'll have some prizes and tickets to the festival to give away. You can find out where we are on twitter (#HBGPC) and Facebook during our nightly Indiana Beer Week pub crawls.

If you can't make it out for any of our pub crawls but still want a chance to win tickets to the festival, the Drink Indiana Facebook page has a photo contest going on. You can submit a photo (deadline is midnight on Wednesday, July 14th) that includes an Indiana brewery logo. Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 15th at 4:00 pm.

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 Jeff at Barley Island in Noblesville and Broad Ripple:
Check out the new Barley Island website!
Our Porter is finally out of the barrels. 7 months of aging. On tap at both Barley Island locations now.

12 oz 4-packs available for carryout. 4-packs into distribution after this Wednesday.
Beastie Barrel Porter
Our Robust Porter aged in bourbon barrels from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort Kentucky. This is the second time for beer in the barrels so instead of a strong bourbon aroma and flavor the Porter takes on more wood, vanillin and oak flavors from the barrel.

Beer Style

Robust Porter


Pale, Crystal 80, Chocolate, Crystal 60, Flaked Barley, Black, Carafa


Summit, Celeia, Styrian Goldings, Cascade


6.7 %





From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
On tap this weekend at Lafayette Brewing: Ouiatenon Wit Bier; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Commmon Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout; Star City Lager and Golden Lady IPA.

Thanks to everyone who came out to make Growler Independence Day such a smashing success! We'll be kicking off Indiana Beer Week on Sunday, July 11. Each day, we'll feature an LBC brew for $2 pint and $6 half-gallon growler fills. The schedule is as follows: Sunday- Star City Lager; Monday- Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; Tuesday- East Side Bitter; Wednesday- Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Thursday- Tippecanoe Common Ale; Friday- Black Angus Oatmeal Stout; and Saturday- Ouiatenon Wit Bier. We'll also be participating in the Make It Local: Craft Beer and Food event at Cher JJ's Backyard on July 16.

Support Indiana Beer Week!

From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:
Batch 1: Johan the Barleywine, which has been cellaring for an entire year, goes on tap at MacNiven's on Monday.

Cream Dream III: The Search for Hops TAPPING • Thursday • 6:00 p.m. at MacNiven's

There are only a handful of Make It Local Tickets left, so buy one now if you don't want to miss out!

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Friday, July 9th. 4-6pm Stop in at Kahn's for a sampling led by and Upland brewery rep. Kahn's is selling all Upland beers at 15% off during the month of July!
Sunday July 11th: Upland will be pouring beer at Shoreline Brewery's Red White and Brew Fest
Mon., July 12th: Join us on Indiana Beer Week's Downtown pub crawl, during which Scotty's Brewhouse will be tapping in a new Upland brew.
Tues., July 13th. 5-7pm: Another chance to sample some Upland brews. This time we'll be at at the 21st Amendment in Broad Ripple.
Wed., July 14th: Barley Island (Broad Ripple) is featuring Upland as July's Brewery of the Month. Join us on Indiana Beer Week's Broad Ripple pub crawl as Barley Island taps in Double Dragonfly and Bad Elmer's Porter.
Thurs., July 15th. Crown Liquors locations throughout the Indianapolis area are doing tastings of Upland beers from 3-7pm. Call your nearest Crown Liquors to see if they are participating.

Sat., July 17th. We're pouring Wheat Ale, Dragonfly IPA, Helios Pale Ale, and our summer seasonal, Nut Hugger Brown Ale, throughout the day at the Microbrewers Festival. As special treats, we'll be sampling multiple styles of our sours during the VIP hour from 2 to 3pm, and we'll be tapping in a small amount of our new specialty brew, Baddest Elmer's Barrel-aged Baltic Porter, for the first time ever at 5pm!

Tickets for Todd Snider Live, Upland's signature live music event and benefit for Sycamore Land Trust, being held on Sept. 3rd are on sale now. Click the link for details.

Registration for Tour de Upland is open. If you enjoy cycling, camping, beer, and music, click the link for details

At the Bar

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
Chicken Little, your barnyard mate has arrived. The sky is falling and it'sApocalypse Cow from the delicious doomsday-ers at Three Floyds. Tis the season for Imperial IPAs, but drink and be merry for this is one not to be missed.

Is it an indiscretion to hint that the Beatles' sunrise song might have something to do with Victory's Sunrise Weiss? Forgive me, little darling, it's been a long, cold, lonely winter.

Is Robin Hood the modern day St. Sebastian? Ward off the black plague--and even maybe this Hoosier summer heat--with a cold crock of Brouwerij Sterkens' St. Sebastiaan Golden. Yes, the saint is a golden tripel, but there's enough citrus and coriander in the nose and tart flavors on the tongue to keep it refreshing. Amen.

Psssst..we still have a couple bottles of Founders Devil Dancer...you can take 'em home or we'll chill them for you to to consume in our 75F cellar while listening--or dancing, you devil, you--to vinyl.

From Stuart at MacNiven's on Mass Ave in Indianapolis:
Starting Monday July 12th, all 12 draft lines become Indiana Brewed Beer, imports coming off, including Guinness. We will have Crown Point, People's, Upland, New Albanian, Three Floyds, Barley Island, Sun King and Brugge.

On Monday evening we will be tapping Sun King Johan The Barleywine, around 6pm, after the book signing you guys are attending, and of course you guys' pub crawl.

On Wednesday, we are having Three Floyds Night. Six drafts from them including Alpha King, Robert The Bruce, Apocalypse Cow, Dreadnaught, Devil's Handshake and Blackheart IPA. We will also have very limited available 22oz bottles, including Arctic Panzer, Apocalypse Cow and Gorch Fock Helles Lager. Lincoln from Three Floyds will be here too.

On Thursday we are tapping Sun King Cream Dream III at 6pm, boys from Sun King attending.

We will have visiting bottles featured all week too, Mishawaka, Shoreline, Oaken Barrell, Barley Island, Mad Anthony and more.

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Bought some fun new bottled beers like Hair of the Dog Ruth...an American Pale and tasty...
On draught the news is that Bloomington Brewing Company is back with Nitro Stout right now and waiting in the wings is their "Double Hop Pale"...on nitro no less doncha' know?
Others on tap include Three Floyds Dreadnaught, now keep reading...Harpoon Leviathan (a big IPA) and Bell's Oberon. Sun King is represented with their XX Red IPA (getting some great reviews from our hop heads up here) and in the wings we have their Cream Ale waiting as well)
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse:
For Beer Week Scotty's Brewhouse is taking $1 off all pints of Indiana Beer and selling 12oz bottles of Indiana Beer for $3!

Carry Out

From Eric at 21st Amendment in Broad Ripple:
We're proud to welcome six Indiana breweries for our Indiana Beer Tasting this Tuesday July 13th from 5 to 7. Stop by and meet the people behind your favorite local beer. In addition to over 30 beers, finger foods will be provided by another local favorite, Trader's Point Creamery. We're trying to do our part to support Indiana Beer Week, so the tasting will be free of charge and all beers tasted at the event will be 10% off.

We also have a few new beers on our shelves this week: Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow: A massive DIPA with lactose added to give it a creaminess that balances the huge hop load.

Founders Devil Dancer: Don't say I didn't warn you. This is a Triple IPA that's so hoppy it hurts.

If that's not enough for you, we also have the brewer from Schlafly coming Friday the 16th to host our weekly Friday beer tasting. We've extending the tasting hours to 4-6 and we're excited to welcome the ladies from Girls Pint Out!

I don't know about you, but it seems like a good time to be a beer fan in Broad Ripple.

From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
Sierra Nevada "30" Charlie, Fred & Ken's Bock Limited Supply!
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA Limited Supply!
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA
Goose Island Fleur Belgian Pale

Back in stock: Goose Island Night Stalker Imperial Stout

Join us every Thursday, 6-8pm, at our downtown store for a free beer tasting!

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

Two Brothers J Series Resistance IPA
Heavy Seas Smoke on the Water Imperial Smoked Porter
Hoppin' Frog Turbo Shandy
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow DIPA (limited)
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie, Fred, and Ken's Bock (limited)

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature Stone's 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA, Hoppin' Frog's Turbo Shandy, and McChouffe!

Tickets are available for B.I.G. Microbrewers Festival (July 17) here at the store (and other select Crown locations). Get 'em before they're all gone!

From Joe at Payless Liquors on 96th Street:
Just added to the shelves at Payless 96th and 69-

-Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Imperial Helles Bock (Very limited stock)
-Two Brothers Resistance IPA and Long Haul Session Ale (Both oak aged and ready to party)
-Bruery Tradewinds Tripel (With Thai Basil)
-Bruery Coton Anniversary Ale
-Three Floyd's Apocalypse Cow

Any questions or requests please don't hesitate to call, 570-9851 and ask for Joe.

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