06 August 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Get Your HBG4 Tickets Now Edition

HBG 4th Anniversary tickets are on sale now.

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 at Lafayette Brewing Co. 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; and I Am An American IPA.

Latest news: Updated menu coming August 22. Upcoming specialty beers: Oatis Brown- malty brown ale brewed with 12% oatmeal in grist; and Star City Dark- a schwarzbier version of our classic Dortmund-style lager.

From Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:
Bottled Beer Sale Returns, August 2 - 4, 9 - 11

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Coming down to Jasper for Strassenfest? Find us Saturday, August 7th 10am-4pm at the Fischer Farms tent party and homebrew competition! 124 3rd Ave, Jasper, IN. So enter a homebrew and enjoy the festivities with an Upland specialty beer in hand.

We're only a little more than a week away from Tour de Upland. If 30 hours of road cycling, camping, BBQ, and craft beer sounds like your idea of a good time, visit our website for info on how to register. We have fewer than 20 spots left, so act fast!

We're having a pre-party for Tour de Upland on Friday, Aug 13 at the Pine Room Tavern in Nashville, IN. It runs from 8-11pm. There’ll be 4 Upland brews on draught, live music, special beer-paired appetizers, and discounted appetizers for anyone wearing an Upland bike jersey!

Any Hoosiers going up to Madison for the Great Taste of the Midwest can find Upland at Alchemy Cafe the night before the big event, Fri Aug 13th, 8-11pm. Head brewer Caleb Staton and other Upland brewers and reps will be there with some special beers on hand.

Tickets for Todd Snider Live - part of the Hillbilly Haiku Americana Music Series - on Sept. 3rd are on sale at Upland's Bloomington and Indy locations and online at buskirkchumley.org. The concert is outdoors on our Bloomington brewery grounds. There's a $5 discount if you buy your tickets in advance, and all proceeds benefit Sycamore Land Trust. Join us for this celebration of nature, community, music, and beer!
At the Bar

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse:
Upland Helios Pale Ale now available at Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie

Three Floyd's Ice Grill now available at Scotty's Brewhouse 96th Street in Indianapolis

Tyranena's Rocky's Revenge now available at Scotty's Lakehouse
Carry Out

From Big Red Liquors in Bloomington:
New items this week:

Left Hand Oktoberfest
Mad River Double Dread Imperial Red Ale
- ..."is a high gravity red ale brewed with Two-Row Pale Malt, complimented by Aromatic and Wheat malts and a blend of Cara Munich, Carastan and Crystal malts for color, complexity and flavor."
Mad River Mad Belgian Golden Ale
Goose Island Sofie
- "Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons."
Spaten Oktoberfest
Weihenstephaner Oktoberfest

Also check out our great sale prices:

Blue Moon 12pks $12.99 -was $17.99
Killians 12pks $9.99 -was $11.99
Becks 12pks $11.99 -was $14.99

And as always don't forget about our FREE sampling every Thursday at the downtown Bloomington store. Coming up we are tasting ciders on August 12th and Upland Brewing beers (including their new Oktoberfest!) on August 26.
From Joe at Payless Liquors on 96th Street:
How cool would it be to get a mini-keg for $15 cheaper than normal? Thought you'd say that. Rogue Yellow Snow IPA 5L kegs are on sale for $30 down from the original $45 starting Friday. If a double IPA is more your speed rumor has it that we will be getting a few bottles of Bell's Oracle. Very limited release. Sold as singles. It will be hidden away from the public. Should you desire one of these bottles simply approach an employee and tell them you are looking for a jive turkey. they'll know.
If you don't want hops or secrets may I recommend the Clipper City Summer Ale. It's lovely. Or Long Haul Session Ale from Two Brothers. You can drink it. Lots of it. And not feel bad. Badly. Because it's that good.
And if dark is what you crave then ask about some special imperial stouts that have been tucked away in the store for two years making themselves pretty just for you. Seriously. Pretty. For you.

From Josh at United Package Liquors, County Line & Madison (South side):
New items in stock-
Dieu Du Ciel Corne Du Diable IPA
Heavy Seas Hang Ten Weizen Dopplebock
Great Divide 16th anniversary Wood aged Double IPA
Duchesse Echte Kriekenbier
Achor Humming Pale ale
Dark Horse Boffo
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Left Hand Oktoberfest
Weihenstephaner Festbier
Spaten Oktoberfest
Paulaner Oktoberfest

From the Distributors

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
New to the Market:

Porterhouse Brewing Co. -- New Brewery from Dublin, Ireland!!
--Wrasslers XXXX Stout -- Full length bitter - sweet stout, XXXX denotes abv & flavor.
--Oyster Stout -- Sweet Stout made w/fresh oysters shucked into conditioning tank!!
--Porterhouse Red -- Traditional Irish Red Ale, fruity & full-flavored w/caramel notes.

It's still summer and unbearably hot, but the following Oktoberfest beers have arrived already this year:

Left Hand Oktoberfest - Marzen: Brand New Packaging....same amazing beer!!

Weihenstephaner Fest Bier: Traditional German O-Fest beer!


**People's Brewery Night @ Barley Island Broad Ripple
Wednesday, 08/11 -- Starting @ 6:30
Featuring Beers, Brewers & Representatives from People's Brew Co., Lafayette, IN.

**Cavalier Beer Tasting @ Triangle Liquors in Valparaiso.
Friday, 8/13 -- 4 - 6 pm!!


  1. The United Package Liquors is at Countyline & Meridian not Madison

  2. My bad. Every time I write that I have to think about it. :) Thanks for keeping me straight.