24 September 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Oktoberfest Edition

Congratulations to the 3 breweries who brought home four medals from last weekend's Great American Beer Festival!  Sun King won 2 medals, one for their Dominator Dopplebock and the other for Golden Slumber.  Three Floyds took one home for Munsterfest.  Liz from Rock Bottom College Park won for her Naked Oatmeal Stout.

Thanks to those that attended our Beer and Cheese event at Goose the Market on Monday. What's up next? Did someone say Beer and Chocolate?  

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 Dan at Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora:
We have a few updates this time around - details for all these items can be found on our website, www.gcbeer.com.

Coconut Porter was packed on Saturday September 18 and is available at the brewery and on-draft at Bourbon's Bar and Grill in Downtown Lawrenceburg, IN. It can also be found at the local Aurora/Lawrenceburg area retailers listed on our website.

Power House Brewing Company from Columbus, IN and Great Crescent Brewery of Aurora, IN teamed-up to brew a collaborative beer - Belgian Dubbel. Indiana honey was used in place of the Belgian candy sugar. This beer should be ready by the end of October.

The Great Crescent Brewery will be hosting 2 events in October: 
October 2 we will be open from 10am to 10 pm with beer available by the glass - IPA, Coconut Porter, Dark Lager, and Blonde Ale will be available for $3/pint. We will also have pulled pork sandwiches/chips and soft drinks. We have an area in the warehouse set up with our 1933 (repeal of Prohibition) bar set up with inside seating.

October 29 and 30 we will host an event for Main Street Aurora - "6th Annual Horror, History and Hauntings" starting at 6 pm in the Great Crescent Brewery. Food will be served as a catered dinner with beer available by the glass for $3/pint. Soft drinks will also be served. This is an "Over-21" event.
From New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:
Obviously on our end, it's all about Louisville Craft Beer Week. The
activities have been updated to include the menu for Beer Brunch:


From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
The RAM Indianapolis is excited to announce Oktober-Feast 2010, a beer and food tasting to celebrate all of the wonderful flavors of Fall. On Saturday, October 16th, Head Chef, Steven Anderson, will team up with Head Brewer, Andrew Castner, to present a multiple course Food and Beer pairing event featuring a delicate Carmelized Onion Tart with Smokey Bleu Cheese, Walnuts, and Sage, an entrée of Braised Osso Bucco with Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes followed by a delectable apple Tarte Tatin for dessert. This fantastic menu will be paired with our tantalizing Fall beer favorites including Pie’d Piper Pumpkin Ale, Big Horn Oktoberfest, and a sneak peak at our yet-to-be-released American Nut Brown Ale. Come by or call our downtown location at 317-955-9900 to obtain tickets. The event will be limited to 40 guests and introductions will start at 4:30 pm.

From Cari and Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Friday, October 1, 5-7 pm, the Indiana Humanities Council is hosting author Rita Kohn and complimentary tasting for the release of her book on Indiana beer, "True Brew." Upland and Sun King will be on hand with samples of their beer.

Sunday, October 3, come up to Trader's Point Creamery as they host their annual Oktoberfest. Polka Boy will be performing and Upland brews will be flowing. Event starts at Noon.

Look forward to seeing you! 
Saturday, Oct. 2nd, noon-5pm: Valpo Brewfest: Upland will be sampling beer alongside other Indiana and guest breweries at the first ever Valpo Brewfest in Valparaiso, Indiana, which is expected to be the largest beer festival in Northwest Indiana. Participants will be able to cast their vote for the Hoosier Brew award - the best beer made in Indiana!

At the Bar

From Jordan at the Beer Sellar:
New this week at Beer Sellar

on tap:

Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA for a limited time only.
Warstiner Octoberfest joins our other five seasonal Octoberfest beers.
New Holland Ichabod Ale
Crown Brewing Bodacious Brown Ale


Bells 25th Anniversary and Oracle are here but selling fast.

There is still two weeks to help choose our beer of the month but drinking one of Victory Brewery's four beers.

Specials/ Events

Come watch the UFC fight this Saturday night and enjoy $9 pitchers of Sierra Nevada Tumbler

Beer Sellar is making Monday's more fun with Monday Night Football. $ 3 U-call it pints on over 45 taps.

From Jeffery T at the Good Beer Show in Muncie (on behalf of the Fickle Peach):
Tap List:

Oct 5th
Founder's Breakfast Stout A+
Three Floyds' Alpha King A
Bell's Brewing Le Batteur of the Jazz series

Oct 6th
Three Floyds' Apocalypse Cow A-
Bell's Brewing Sparkling Ale B+
Bell's Brewing Le Pianiste 2nd in Jazz series

Oct 7th
Founder's Canadian Breakfast Stout A+
Founder's Nemesis A- 2010
Three Floyds' Dreadnaught
BBC's Mephistopheles Metamorphosis B- Tripel Cellared 5 years
BBC's Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout B+
Stone's Ruination IPA A
Boulevard's Tank #7 Farmhouse Ale A-
Left Hand's Imperial Stout B+
Jolly Pumpkin's Luciernaga, The Firefly A-
La Trappe's Quad Koningshoeven A- Cellared one year
Bell's Brewing Le Contrebassiste 3rd in the Jazz series

Should any of those run dry, we will then tap...
Founder's Old Curmudgeon B+
Founder's Devil Dancer A-
Founder's El Diablo Del Noche A-
Founder's Backwoods Bastard A- (Cellared one year. Mmmm!)

And finally, Upland will provide a firkin of Caleb's choice that will be tapped on Saturday the 9th.

Thanks, we hope to see as many beer geeks/lovers as possible!

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse:
New Scotty's Brewhouse Fall Drink Menu coming October 5th!

Scotty's Brewhouse will be selling special drinks starting October 1st where a portion of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Scotty's Brewhouse Bloomington now serving Spaten Oktoberfest!

Carry Out
From Eric at 21st Amendment Liquors in Broad Ripple:
Over the next month or so, as the weather continues to cool, there's nothing I like more than a well made pumpkin ale. Of all the pumpkin ales we have on our shelves, my two favorites are the Dogfish Head Punk'n and the Schlafly Pumpkin. Both of these beers give you the brewers take on what pumpkin pie in a glass tastes like.
Dogfish Head has also supplied us with a single case of Burton Baton. The Burton is an oak-aged Imperial IPA. It's smooth and balanced enough to drink right now, but further aging will help bring out new levels of flavors.
In addition to those wonderful beers, we've got an extensive collection of Oktoberfests and Pumpkin Ales ready to go for you!
From Jeremy at Big Red Liquors (E. 3rd St., Bloomington):
New this week:
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
Founders Breakfast Stout
Dogfish Head Bitches Brew
Bell's Octoberfest

Great prices on:
Bell's Two Hearted
Upland Octoberfest
Becks 12 packs
Pilsner Urquell

Don't forget to mark your calendar.
18th Annual Big Red MillerCoors Beer Festival
Thursday Oct 14th & Friday Oct. 15th
From Greg at Big Red Liquors in Bloomington (Downtown):
New this week:

New Zealand back in the house!
*MOA Triple A true Abbey style Tripel with strong clove and spice flavours
*MOA 5 Hop
*Steinlager in bottles and 10oz Slim Cans 
Other New Items
*Two Brothers Atom Smasher Octoberfest
*Dogfish Head B*tches Brew Very Limited Supply!!
*Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Potts Landbier
*Hebrew Freaktober
*Point Cascade Pale
*Ayinger Oktoberfest 

*Two old favorites, a new way to drink them:
Victory Dark Devil-- Perfect for Halloween! A Dark Devil is a black and tan using Victory Hop Devil and Storm King Imperial Stout

*Don't forget our weekly beer tasting! Thursdays, 6-8pm September 30th we will be tasting our favorite Double IPA's
*Mark your calender!! Big Red Liquors Beer Fest is coming!! Thursday Oct 14th and Friday Oct 15th, 6-9pm at the Bloomington Convention Center. Over 250 different beers to sample!! Proceeds benefit The Bloomington Boys and Girls Club, Martha's House and Middle Way House! Tickets available at your Local Big Red Liquors store!
From Bill at Crown Liquors in Indianapolis:
New this week at Crown Wine and Spirits- Ohio and Delaware - Downtown Indy

Dogfish Head Bitches Brew (very limited)
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Victory Moonglow
Gale's Hard Cider
Bunratty Mead

and a small additional allocation of Bell's 25th Anniversary and Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin.

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature an all-Victory Brewing line-up: Twelve, Prima Pils, Moonglow, Golden Monkey and Storm King!
From the Distributors

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
Stein Pure Lager from New Zealand is back in Indiana! It is available again in both bottles & cans!

Cavalier Distributing is proud to recognize the following 2010 GABF Winners from our portfolio:
The Bruery
Clipper City
Great Divide
Jolly Pumpkin
Left Hand
Mad River
Two Brothers


9/24 Fall Beer Tasting @ Chalet #3 in Elkhart, 5-7
9/25 Fall Beer Tasting @ Godfather's Lq in Valpo, 2:30-4:30
9/25 Craft & Import Beer Night @ The Wine Stable & Brew Co. in Pendleton, 5 - 11
9/30 Fall Beer Tasting @ Chalet #1 in Middlebury, 3-5
10/8 Fall Beer Tasting @ Delock's in Dyer, 4-6
10/13 Founders Beer Dinner @ Monon Food Company in Broad Ripple, more details to come....

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