10 September 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Fall is Coming Edition

Lots of fall beer events going on this weekend. Check out the calendar for more information about German American Klub Oktoberfest, Hoosier Hops and Harvest Festival, and Mad Anthony's Octobeerfest among others.

Also, tickets are going very fast for our Beer and Cheese tasting at Goose the Market. Less than 10 tickets remain for this event. We are super excited to work with Goose and to have an event to benefit very cool people.

Our friends at Big Car Gallery in Fountain Square are competing to win a grant from the Pepsi Refresh program. When they win, they will be able to utilize a new space in the Murphy Art Building for live shows, art galleries, and other cool stuff including beer events. We would love to see them win and all it takes is a vote from you. Visit http://www.refresheverything.com/bigcar and vote!

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 Skip at Alcatraz Brewery in Indianapolis:
You may or may not have heard that I have taken over at The Alcatraz now that Omar has left. I'll have an American Red and a new IPA coming soon that Omar has left me with.

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
RAM Indianapolis Downtown and Fishers Update

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.

2 Beer or not to 2 Beer? That is the question.
From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
St. Joan of Arc’s French Market Festival: Saturday Sept 11 noon-10pm

Come for live music, the activities, the great French menu, or the Upland beer on draught. Whatever the reason, it’ll be a great time, and we hope to see you there. Admission is free!

Bloomington East Side Kroger Festivities: Saturday Sept 11 1-4pm

Bloomington’s East Side Kroger (1175 South College Mall Road) will have live music, craft beer sampling, wine sampling, and even on-site cooks preparing a dish to pair with beer. This is one trip to the grocery store you’ll actually want to make!

Potawatomi Zoo Brew: Saturday Sept 11 7-10pm

Try beer samples from around the country at South Bend’s Potawatomi Zoo on Saturday. We’ll be pouring Wheat Ale, Dragonfly IPA, Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA, and Oktoberfest Bavarian-style Lager.

Hoosier Hops and Harvest: Sunday Sept 12 12:30-5:30pm

Join Indiana Craft Brewers, renowned area chefs, local growers, and two of the region’s finest singer-songwriters on the spacious grounds of historic Story Inn, just south of Nashville, IN. Brewers will be pouring samples and 12oz pours.

Looking ahead, find us next weekend at Bloomington’sLotus Festival and Racine WI’s Great Lakes Brewfest, not to mention GABF in Denver.

At the Bar

From Stuart at MacNiven's in Indianapolis:
MacNiven's will be open on Sunday's starting September 12th

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse:
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale and Sun King Oktoberfest now available at Scotty's Brewhouse on 96th St in Indianapolis!

People's LayFlatter Lager now available at Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette!

Two Brothers Dog Days of Summer now available at Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indianapolis!

Carry Out

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

Bell's 25th Anniversary Ale (limited)
Boulevard Bob's '47 Oktoberfest
New Holland Ichabod Ale
Breckenridge Autumn Ale
Great Divide Rumble IPA
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
Bosteels Deus

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature New Holland Ichabod, Great Divide Rumble, Bell's 25th Anniversary, and New Holland The Poet!

From the Distributors

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
We have several new, special & seasonal release beers in stock for the kickoff of Football season!!

Great Divide Rumble Wood-Aged IPA is a brand new beer from Great Divide this year, and is available in very limited supply.

Great Divide Tripel was officialy released this week as well.

Lakefront Oktoberfest is in stock for the year!

Shipyard Pumpkin Head Ale is finally here for the season!!


Craft Beer & Wandering Aengus Cider Tasting @ Parti Pak Liquors
Next Friday, 9/17, 4 - 6 pm.

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