20 August 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Countdown Edition

HBG 4th Anniversary tickets are on sale now.

We had a great time last weekend in Madison and we hope to have some pictures up soon. We tasted some great beer and hopefully we can convince some of those breweries to join us for one of the next few festivals here in Indy.

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 tohoosierbeergeek@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 this week at Lafayette Brewing Co.: Star City Lager; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout; I Am An American IPA; and we'll be releasing our latest specialty beer, Oatis Brown, on Saturday. This malty brown ale was brewed with 12% oats in the grist lending a creamy viscosity to the beer.
Other highlights at LBC: We've been spotlighted in a local publication, Lafayette Magazine, in regards to the craft beer renaissance in Greater Lafayette. The article is a fantastic tribute to LBC, and also explores the current craft beer scene in the Lafayette area. And how about that handsome devil on the cover? http://www.lafmag.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=LAFMAG
On another front, we'll be releasing an updated menu this coming Sunday, August 22. Look for some new favorites including our Spicy Shrimp Tacos and the LBC Cheese Steak.

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Be sure to come out to try our new seasonal on tap, Aries American Wheat.

Also, Oktoberfest season is right around the corner. Join The RAM for our special beer release at our Fishers Location at S.R. 37 and 126th St on Tuesday, September 7th. The festivities will start at 6:30 p.m. We love to release lagers to you, and this one is shaping up very nicely in the conditioning tank. Mmmm…. Good!!

From Jerry at Rock Bottom Brewery in Downtown Indianapolis:
I currently have on tap in addition to the usual suspects:
2010 Replicale/Dunkel
Happy Pils
-Czech Pils, perfect for the hot weather
English Mild-Rod and Jessica Weaver's Brewer's Cup Gold medal winner which we are submitting to GABF in the Proam competition!
Milk Stout
From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:

McCormick & Schmick's Sun King Dinner
Wednesday, August 25th
6 Courses of Deliciousness all paired with Sun King Beers
317.631.9500 for Information and Reservations

Friday & Saturday, August 20th & 21st • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (4601 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN, 46208)
Family friendly food and fun featuring lots of Sun King Beer On Tap

Thursday, August 26th
Chinookie IPA Tapping at Sun King
Featuring the Naptown Roller Girls (who are raising funds to go to Regionals, so we're trying to help and you should too!)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m
Featuring food from Papa Roux
At the Bar

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
Scottish Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park distillery release Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16, an old ale aged in sixteen-year-old single malt scotch whiskey barrels. Bitter, sweet and extraordinary, just like turning 16 should be.

Würzburger Hofbräu put their Bohemian style pilsener in a 5 liter keg because they can (get it, can).

Tilberg's Dutch is delicious and disturbing, just like the label promises.

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Right now we have Sun King Cream Dream III, BBC Double Hop Pale, Bell's two-hearted, Spaten Lager and of course the big double IPA of Clipper City HOP3!

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse:
Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie now has Upland Double Dragonfly
Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette now has People’s Newman’s Bitter

Carry Out

From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
Summer may not be over quite yet, but Fall Beers are rolling in!

So far we have recieved:

Becks Octoberfest
Sam Adams Octoberfest
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
Weihenstephaner Fest Bier
Upland Octoberfest
Dogfish Head Theobroma
Leinenkugel Octoberfest
Harpoon Octoberfest
Left hand Octoberfest
Lakefront Pumpkin Ale

More fall beers are on the way!

Can't leave summer behind? We have a few Newcastle Summer Ale Kegs left at a reduced price!

Don't for get our weekly tasting at our dwontown store, every Thursday evening 6-8pm!

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

Dark Horse Boffo Brown
Epic Pale Ale, IPA, and Mayhem Strong Ale
(New Zealand)
Mikkeller Single Hop Nugget IPA
Salopian Brewing Entire Butt Porter
Biere Trois Dames La Victorienne IPA and Grande Dame Oud Bruin (Switzerland)
Revelation Cat Woodwork Series Heavy IPA (Base) - from Belgium

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature New Holland Beerhive Tripel, Dark Horse Boffo Brown, Boulder Kinda Blue, and Brooklyn Lager!

From Josh at United Package Liquors at County Line and MERIDIAN (South Side):
A few new items in stock-
Upland Oktoberfest
Bell’s Oktoberfest
Three Floyds Moloko stout
Heavy Seas Prosit! Imperial Oktoberfest
New Belgium Hoptober
Sierra Nevada 30th Jack & Ken’s Barleywine


This years installment of SausageFest (St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church) will be better than ever!!! We will feature Sun King Beers (Cream Ale, ESB, Wheat, and Pale Ale), Claus' German Sausages (Cajun, Bratwurst, Italian), Great Music (Born Again Floozies, Joe Doyel from the Last Good Year, and many others), Monte Carlo, and Kids Activities. And of course, the always-in-demand Sausagefest T-Shirts and Mugs. The fest runs from 6 p.m. to Midnight on 8/20 and 8/21.

Music Lineup: FRIDAY

6:00 to 6:45 - Mark Proctor
6:45 to 7:30 - Jason Locke
7:30 to 8:30 - Bill Rumely
8:30 to 9:30 - Cara Jean Wahlers and Gary Wasson
9:30 to Close - Streaker Band


5:45 to 7:00 - The Doyle Brothers (featuring Joe from The
Last Good Year)
7:00 to 8:00 - Reach Arounds
8:00 to 8:45 - Lower Case M with Evan Finch
8:45 to 9:45 - The Dugan Brothers
9:45 to Close - The Born Again Floozies


  1. WAMM Fest (Wine, Art, Music, Microbrews) will have Upland, Oaken Barrel, Sun King, and Barley Island. It takes place starting at 10am and goes till 8pm at Craig Park in Greenwood. Link: http://www.wammfest.com/

  2. Yes! Those and other events not mentioned in the roundup can be found in the calendar.

    I hope we get to go this year! Last year was on HBG3.

  3. Wake me up before you go-go!