15 October 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Fair Weather Edition

Ah, finally, the weekend is upon us once more.  Hope it is a good one!

Don't forget that next weekend is our 3rd Tailgate for Nothing (on October 23rd).  Bring food and beer to share!

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:
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 Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
On tap this weekend at Lafayette Brewing Co.:  Star City Lager; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five American Ale; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout; and our latest seasonal, Oktoberfest Lager.
On the bottling front:  Labels for our Star City Lager and Eighty-Five American Ale are currently set for delivery by 10/25.  Bombers are in stock, and we're pumped to get some product into our new package!

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Oktober-Feast 2010 (Limited to 40 guests)
October 16th, 2010, 4:30 - The RAM Downtown would like to welcome you to dine with Head Brewer Andrew Castner and Head Chef Steven Anderson for the inaugural presentation of Oktober-Feast 2010! Steven and Andrew will serve and discuss a multiple course tasting event celebrating all of the wonderful flavors of Fall. This top-notch menu will feature 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. These three fantastic courses will be paired with our tantalizing Fall beer favorites including Pie’d Piper Pumpkin Ale, Big Horn Oktoberfest, and the pre-release of our next seasonal, NUTorious Brown Ale. This event will be priced at $35 per ticket, and the tickets will be limited to the first 40 who make reservations. Call (317-955-9900) or stop by the RAM Downtown to reserve your spot before it’s too late.

On Tap Now – Aries American Wheat and Pie’d Piper Pumpkin Ale

On the Horizon – NUTorious Brown Ale and Blue Pride German Pilsner.

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:

Kahn's North Grand Opening: Indianapolis, IN. Sat., Oct 16. 1-4pm.
Stop by the new Kahn's location at 86th and Township Line Road to try several styles of Upland beer!

Tasting at Goose the Market: Tues., Oct. 19, 5-7pm. Join us in Goose's Enoteca (downstairs bar) to sample Wheat Ale, Dragonfly IPA, Rad Red, Teddy Bear Kisses, and Komodo Dragonfly!

Beer and Chocolate pairing at Ball & Biscuit: Indianapolis, IN. Wed., Oct. 20. 6:30-9pm.
Six beers, three of them from Upland, paired with six varieties of chocolate. Admission is $15, and proceeds benefit Second Helpings.

Flight of the Dragonflies at the Indy Tasting Room : Indianapolis, IN. Thurs., Oct 21. Evening.
Dragonfly IPA, Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA, and Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA will all be on tap at once! In the spirit of the season, come dressed in a costume and you may win a prize!

Teddy's Burger Joint Grand Opening: Indianapolis, IN. Fri, Oct. 22, 6-7pm.
To help celebrate the grand opening of Teddy's Burger Joint, we're sampling beer and giving out some neat stuff.

Muncie Brewfest: Muncie, IN. Sat, Oct. 23. 2-6pm.
Dozens of great beers for the sampling at the 2nd annual Muncie Brewfest. Muncie is head brewer Caleb Staton's hometown, so he'll be bringing something special...

The Lord of the Wings: An Upland Brewing Trilogy: The Fickle Peach, Muncie, IN. Sat., Oct. 23. 8-11:30pm.
As part of their post Muncie Brewfest VIP party, the Fickle Peach is tapping Dragonfly IPA, Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA, and Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA. When you buy your tickets for Muncie Brewfest, select the Beer Geek Package to experience this epic trilogy.

3D-fly Tapping at Scotty's Downtown: Indianapolis, IN. Wed., Oct. 27. 6-10pm.
Scotty's Downtown Indy location will be tapping in Dragonfly, Double Dragonfly, and Komodo Dragonfly!

At the Bar

From Tracy at Mass Ave Pub (745 Mass Ave.) in Indianapolis:
Karaoke Night at Mass Ave Pub - 10/19/10 - 6pm - 3am - Come support The 2011 Legacy Mini Marathon Team.  Help raise money to train NESCO Teens and Seniors for the One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.  Enjoy dinner at the Mass Ave Pub from 6pm to 3am.  10% of all dinners will be donated to the program.  Karaoke from 8:30 - 11:30.

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
On tap we have Old Rasputin Imperial Stout on Nitro, Brecknridge 471 IPA..., Sun King Oktoberfest although it will blow soon and is followed by the Notorious IBU, We have Hoptimus by New Albanian, and Victory Brewing's Hop Wallop!
BIG NEWS FOR OUR OKTOBERFEST GERMAN FOOD SAMPLING DINNER ON THE 18TH.  RITA KOHN IS GOING TO BE HERE TO SIGN COPIES OF HER BOOK "True Brew"...Copies will sell for around $13 which is a great price cause we are saving on shippin'!
Please come celebrate with us!!
The Dinner is $35 in advance and includes 6 beer samples and 6 food courses!
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse (various locations):
Tyranena Hop Whore now available at Scottys Brewhouse Muncie!

Spaten Oktoberfest now available at Scottys Brewhouse West Lafayette!

New Belgium Hoptober and Brooklyn Pumpkin Ale now available at Scottys Brewhouse Downtown Indianapolis!

Sun King Notorious IBU and Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA now available at Scottys Brewhouse Northside Indianapolis!

Carry Out

From Jeremy at Big Red Liquors (E. 3rd St.) in Bloomington:
New Bombers in this Week:

*Three Floyds BrooDoo
*Left Hand Warrior IPA

Six Pack Sales on:

*Upland Wheat

***Big Red Liquors MillerCoors Beer Fest***
*Tonight Only!*
*Oct. 14th & 15th 6-9pm*
*Hundreds of different beer to sample*

*Proceeds Benefit:
The Bloomington Boys & Girls Club
Martha's House
Middle Way House

*Don't miss out!

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

Exciting week for new, tasty craft beer!

Three Floyds Broo Doo
Founders Harvest Ale (limited)
Stone Vertical Epic 10-10-10 (very limited)
New Belgium Lips of Faith Sahti
Great Divide Fresh Hop
Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter
Ommegang Tripel Perfection
Ommegang BPA
Boulevard Seeyoulator Doppelbock
Crispin Cider Lansdowne

and the Seasonal return of Dark Horse Perkulator Doppelbock

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature the Sahti, Seeyoulator, Lansdowne, and Bell's Hell Hath No Fury. Hope to see you then!
Also, mark your calendars for our Fall Taster, Friday, October 29th, from 4-8pm!

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Rogue - McRogue XS Scotch Ale (Oregon)
Great Divide - Hibernation Ale (Colorado)
Stone - Vertical Epic 2010 (California)
Great Divide - Smoked Baltic Porter (Colorado) 
Guinness - Foreign Extra Stout (Ireland)
New Belgium - Lips of Faith Sahti (Colorado)
New Belgium - Trippel (Colorado)  
New Belgium - Lips of Faith La Folie (Colorado)  
New Belgium - Abbey Ale (Colorado)  
Three Floyds - Broodoo Harvest Ale (Indiana)

From Jake at United Package Liquors in Broad Ripple:
We have a Craft Beer Tasting Wednesday October 20,2010 from 5pm to 7pm. We will have brews from Schlafly, Dogfish Head, Bells and Dark Horse open for everyone to try. For information Call 317-257-3600

Fresh Brews in stock:

Founders Harvest
Great Divide Harvest Bombers
Stone 10.10.10 (very limited)
Southern Tier Pumking Bombers
Southern Tier Mokah Bombers
Sierra Navada Northern Hemisphere (wet hop)
Sierra Navada Estate (wet hop)
Three Floyds Broo Doo Bombers
Michigan Brewing Screamin’ Pumpkin (very limited)

From Josh at United Package Liquors (Countyline & Meridian):
New beer in stock-
Stone 10/10/10 Vertical Epic (limited)
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest ale
Founders Harvest ale (limited)
Left Hand Warrior IPA
Thomas Creek IPA
Thomas Creek Up the Creek double IPA
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Upland Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPA

Upcoming Events

From Rita Kohn, author, True Brew:

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