27 August 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Fourth Year Edition

HBG 4th Anniversary is this Saturday. Tickets are still available, for now. We hope you will be joining us.

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/Broad Ripple:
Friday August 27th about 5:00 pm Barley Island locations will have on tap DAMIEN Batch #666 Belgian Golden Strong! Some tasting notes - spicy belgian yeast aroma, sugary sweet taste with a dry finish, 35 IBUs featuring Saphir hops, 8.9% ABV.

From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
On tap this weekend at Lafayette Brewing: 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 our latest specialty release, Oatis Brown- a malty brown ale with 12% oatmeal in the grist. ABV ~ 5.0%, IBUs ~ 28

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Keep an eye out for Big Horn Oktoberfest on the horizon. We will be hosting a tapping party at our Fishers location for Oktoberfest on Tuesday, September 7th at 6 p.m. Come out and join us for one of the best beer styles in the world!

Also, come in and try our newest seasonal, Aries American Wheat, featuring some pleasant American hop citrus character.

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Upland will of course be at the Hoosier Beer Geek Anniversary party on Saturday. We'll have a firkin of Double Dragonfly as a special treat.

For those of you going south for the weekend, Upland will be pouring at Louisville's Brew at the Zoo on Sat., Aug 28.

We'll also be pouring a specially-brewed cream ale on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Corn Fest block party in Bloomington. Corn Fest is a weekend-long celebration of all things corn. Saturday you'll not only be able to try our limited-release cream ale and other brews by the pint, but you can also enjoy other beverages and food made with local sweet corn, compete in a corn hole tournament and a corn-on-the-cob eating contest, and watch a Hoosier corn cooking demo.

We're only a week away from Upland's Hillbilly Haiku Americana Music Concert featuring Todd Snider, TV Mike and the Scarecrows, and The Elly Maze. The show is on the Upland brewery grounds in Bloomington from 6-11pm on Fri., Sept. 3rd. Get $5 off your ticket by buying early at Upland's Bloomington Tap Room, Indy Tasting Room, or online at buskirkchumley.org.

Special hotel rates for Haiku-goers are available at the Bloomington Courtyard. Just click on the link - the promotion code is already typed in for you.

At the Bar

From Amy at Fireside Brewhouse in Greenwood
Our business Fireside Brewhouse will be hosting a BEER TASTING (7 - 9pm) next Wednesday. The ticket price is $25.00 for 30 different beers, giveaways, raffles and live music.
Live Music by Cheryl Johnston & Phil Pierle

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
New on the cellar's shelves at the Goose...

Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! The brewers are releasing autumnal brews before Labor Day, before the leaves turn, before...Oktober. But bekause it's never too early for delicious, Germanik style brews, toast the koming fall with the latest Oktoberfests from Bell's, Left Hand, and Upland (a World Beer Cup silver winner...kool).

Two mo' Moa new to the shelves...Moa Noir, a bottle fermented dark lager, and Moa St. Joseph, a special release, bottle conditioned Belgian style tripel.

Three Floyds is giving us the old one eye. Their Moloko Milk Stout is heavy on the tongue, slightly malty-sweet, and delicious with cookies.

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse:
Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie now has Upland Double Dragonfly on tap!

Scotty's Brewhouse Bloomington now has Mad Anthony Auburn Lager on tap!

Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette now has Mad Anthony Auburn Lager and People's Newman's Bitter on tap!

Carry Out

From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
* Anchor Humming Ale - From their commercial description, "Having found and experimented with a very rare and unusual hop variety called Nelson Sauvin, we knew that its unique character would impart a wonderful flavor and aroma to a pale ale brewed especially for the occasion"
* Dogfish Head Theobroma -Or "food of the gods" is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs, honey, chilies, and annatto (fragrant tree seeds).
* More various Oktoberfest beers from Hofbrau, Point, and Breckenridge

As always don't forget about our weekly beer tasting at our downtown Bloomington location. Coming up on September 2nd we will have a selection of Oktoberfest beers for you try.

Also, Big Red Liquors is now on Facebook and Twitter. Friend or like us there to learn about more great deals!

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

Bell's The Oracle DIPA (very limited)
Bell's Oarsman, a tart wheat ale
Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout
and the return of Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale

This Friday we will feature an amped up tasting, to welcome home Bobby Ostuni. Join Sprinkle, Bobby, and friends for some treats from the Sprinkle Stash, Brugge Pooka, and perhaps a side-by-side Pliny the Elder/Bell's The Oracle hop extravaganza. 3-7pm, with a visit from Indy Jazz Fest with some give-aways. Hope to see you here!

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Here is the latest from Keg Liquors in Clarksville:

Events:Feast of Fall Beers, September 16th from 5 - 8 PM

Join us on September 16th from 5 - 8 PM as we hold our 5th Annual Feast of Fall Beers. This is one of our biggest beer tastings of the year, and brings together 3 different craft beer distributors with over 20 different Octoberfest, Pumpkin, and other fall beers. For more information, check out our website here:

New Products:
Breckenridge - Autumn Ale (Colorado)
New Belgium - Hoptober (Colorado)
Upland - Oktoberfest (Indiana)
Sprecher - Oktoberfest (Wisconsin)
Hofbrau - Oktoberfest (Germany)
Three Floyds - Moloko Plus (Indiana)
Bells - Octoberfest (Michigan)
Flying Dog - Dogtoberfest (Maryland)
Leinenkugel - Oktoberfest (Wisconsin)
Thirsty Dog - Barktoberfest (Ohio)
Regenboog t'Smisje - Grande Reserva (Belgium)
Trois Dames - Grande Dame Oud Bruin (Switzerland)

From Joe at Payless Liquors in Indianapolis:
Payless Uptown Dr.
Remember a few weeks back when I said Bell's Oracle would be at this store? It didn't make it. However, that will change as of Friday August 27th. We will be getting 12 bottles and 12 bottles only. You will be limited to a single bottle. Also new from Bell's is the release of Oarsman, a neo-berlinerweiss style ale. Though it has been available on draught in some places this will be the first time bottles are available.
Also picking up sour beer extrordanaire, La Roja, Jolly Pumpkin's Flemmish red. It's amazing. Also getting a case of the super limited Breckenridge Imperial Pilsner. Speaking of super limited, we have Gumballhead. We have Lord Admiral Nelson's ESB. We have Moloko Milk Stout. We have Ocktoberfest Mini-kegs.
One other new addition to the shelves, a third beer from the Sierra Nevada Anniversary series, a black Barley Wine. Buy two; one for now and the other for 2015.
And should you find yourself bored next Saturday at 8pm, I recommend heading up this way for our tasting. Some of the items slated to be cracked: 2006, and 2009 Left Hand St. Vrain Tripel as well as a fresh bottle of Founder's Nemesis. The tasting is free.

From Josh at United Package Liquors at County Line and Meridian (South Side):
A few new beers in stock-

Three Floyds Lord Admiral Nelson
New Belgium Tripple
New Belgium Abbey
Dogfish Head Theobrama
Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin ale
Flying Dog Dogtober

From the Distributors

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
A ton of New Beers & Fall Seasonals have hit our warehouse in the last couple of weeks!!

Breckenridge 471 Regal Pilsner --Double Pils!! New 471 special release, extremely limited cases & kegs!!

Schelde Hop Ruiter --Brand new to Indiana, Hoppy Belgian Golden Strong Ale!!

Stevens Point Whole Hog Russian Imperial Stout --Special Release, once a year, very limited!

Thornbridge Brewery -- Brand New Brewery to Indiana!!
--St. Petersburg Imperial Stout
--Halycon Green Hop
--Jaipur IPA (GBBF Gold Medal Winner!)

Wurzburger Pilsner 6pks are now available in addition to the 5 Liters!!


* Breckenridge Autumn Ale
* The Bruery Autumn Maple
(brewed w/Yams!!)
* Clipper City Prosit Imperial Oktoberfest
* Hofbrau Oktoberfest 6pks & 5 Liter mini-kegs!!
* Lakefront Pumpkin Lager

* Left Hand Oktoberfest
* Sprecher Oktoberfest
* Stevens Point Oktoberfest
* Thirsty Dog Barktoberfest
* Weihenstephaner Fest Beer

Upcoming Events

Founders Special Tapping Event @ Fiddler's Hearth in South Bend
Tuesday, August 31st, 8 - 11 pm.

People's Brewery Tapping & Pint Night Event @ Beer Sellar
Wednesday, Sept 1st @ 8 pm.

Left Hand Beer Dinner @ 54 Main Bistro in Hobart
Wednesday, Sept 1st @ 6 pm.

Cavalier Beer Tasting @ Off the Clock in Lakeville
Thursday, Sept 2nd, 4 - 6 pm

Cavalier Beer Tasting @ Colfax Liquors in Griffith
Friday, Sept 3rd, 3 - 5 pm

Cavalier Beer Tasting @ Party Liquors in Griffith
Friday, Sept 3rd, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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