22 October 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Tricks and Treats Edition

I'm still thinking about beer and chocolate.  The event Wednesday was outstanding.  Hope we can do it again soon!

This Saturday is our 3rd Tailgate for Nothing.  We'll be there starting about 11 am.  Come anytime and 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 Crown Brewing in Crown Point:
Our Milk Chocolate Stout is now on TAP!

Here is a brief description:

Milk Chocolate Stout, 20 IBUs, 5.8% ABV
A sweet or milk stout brewed with a portion of lactose (milk sugar) that is unfermented for a full-bodied, smooth, rich flavor. Twenty pounds of locally made Albanese milk chocolate discs were added to this boil to give this beer a satisfying chocolate palate. Co-Co nibs were then added to the serving tank for an enhanced chocolate profile. Our sweet treat for you for the Halloween season. Enjoy!

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 at Lafayette Brewing this weekend:  Star City Lager; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five; and Black Angus Oatmeal Stout.  We're also pouring the last bit of our Oktoberfest- while it lasts. 
Bomber update:  Labels for Star City Lager and Eighty-Five bombers have arrived!  They look great.  Look for bottles of Eighty-Five to be on our shelves here at the brewery in early November, followed shortly by the Star City Lager.  And of course, we've currently got plenty of stock of 12 oz. bottles of Tippecanoe Common Ale and Black Angus Oatmeal Stout
Last but certainly not least:  Be sure to check out the newly openend Black Swan Brewpub in Plainfield.  Owned and operated by former LBC brewer, DJ McCallister, the Black Swan is serving up some delicious food and exclusively Indiana-brewed beers, including LBC's Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale and Black Angus Oatmeal Stout.  Look for brewing operations to commence at the pub in late 2010 or early 2011.
From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to Oktober-Feast 2010!  We were happy to have such an awesome group to enjoy all of the great beer and food with.  Look out for another Chef and Brewer’s Dinner promoting bold, rich flavors towards the middle of winter. 

On Tap Now – Downtown and Fishers
Aries American Wheat – Light and citrusy
Pie’d Piper Pumpkin Ale – Pumpkin Pie in a Glass (Amost Gone - Already!!)
NUTorious Brown Ale – Deep, dark malt with a strong kick of American Citrus hops

On the Horizon
Big Horn Weizenbock and Blue Pride German Pilsner

As always, thanks and see you soon.

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
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.
Find us at Muncie Brewfest this Saturday. We'll have some old favorites as well as some new and special brews.

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 IPADouble 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 Jordan at the Beer Sellar in Indianapolis:
New Drafts at Beer Sellar
Bells Hell Hath no Fury
Three Floyds Broo Doo
New Holland Ichabod

We are almost out of Bells Oberon for the season and will be followed by Best Brown.

New Specials include:
Monday: Half off wings during Monday Night Football and $3 U-Call it Pints all night long
Thursday: $6,$7,$8 Pitchers
Sunday:$7,$8, $9 Pitchers
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Got a keg o' Broo Doo delivered last week, and picked up a 1/4 bbl of Floyd's (BBC, not 3) Homegrown Hop Pale.
Coming this week is a 1/2 bbl of Left Hand Warrior (their fresh hop) woo..hoo! Let's hope they are all as good as we hope.
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse (various locations):
Tyranena Hop Whore and Founder's Harvest Ale now at Downtown Indianapolis Scotty's Brewhouse!!

Carry Out

From Jeremy at Big Red Liquors (E. 3rd St.) in Bloomington:
Now in Stock!

* New Belgium Trippel
* New Belgium Abbey

Local New Beers*
* Upland Komodo Dragon Fly Black IPA
* Upland Teddy Bear Kisses - An Imperial Stout aged on Fair Trade Cocoa Nibs*

Last chance to pick up Bell's Oberon 5L mini Keg!

Just Found in the cellar - Stone Emperial IPA brewed in June 2010.   Drink it now or continue to cellar for a year or more!

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

New Belgium Abbey, Trippel, and La Folie
Upland Teddy Bear Kisses
Bell's Best Brown 5L Mini-Kegs
He'Brew Jewbelation 14
Thirsty Dog Pumpkin Ale
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest

and the Seasonal return of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature the NB Abbey, Trippel, Brooklyn BCS, and SN Northern Hemisphere. Hope to see you then!

Also, don't forget our Fall Taster, Friday, October 29th, from 4-8pm!

From Joe at Crown Liquors on US31 (Near Borders) in Greenwood:

On the 22nd from 5-10 PM we will be tasting:

Bell's - Oarsman
Hoppin' Frog - Frog's Hallow Double Pumpkin Ale
New Belgium - Tripel (Brand New)
Guinness - Foreign Export Stout (Brand New to the US!)

Other new brews this week include:

Bell's - Winter White
Upland - Komodo Dragon Black IPA
New Belgium - Abbey Ale (Brand New)
Boulevard - Smokestack Series: SeeYouLator Doppelbock (Brand New)
From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
From Josh at United Package Liquors (Countyline & Meridian):
New beer in stock-

New Belgium Lips of Faith Sahti
New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie
New Belgium Abbey
New Belgium Tripple
Boulevard Seeyoulater Doppelbock
Bell's Best Brown
Bell's Best Brown 5-liter cans
Bell's Double Cream Stout
Duvel gift set with glass
Mad River John Barleycorn
Abita S.O.S.
From the Distributors

From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
Cavalier is proud to introduce Rust Belt Brewery to Indiana!!  Rust Belt is from Youngstown, OH & we have 3 of their beers currently available in 22oz bottles:
  • Coke Oven Stout
  • Old Man Hopper's IPA
  • Rusted River Red Ale 
The following Holiday Brews / Ciders are now in stock & available:
  • Breckenridge Christmas Ale
  • Clipper City Winter Storm
  • Great Divide Hibernation Ale
  • He'Brew Jewbilation 14  (14 Hops, 14 Malts, 14 %)
  • JK Scrumpy's Soltice Cider
  • Mendocino Winter Oatmeal Stout 
Founders Harvest Ale is available in select accounts that support the brewery throughout the year.  As always, this special release is very limited and won't be around long.  Drink it fresh, don't age.

In addition to the He'Brew 14th Jewbilation, Shmaltz is releasing a very special Jewbilation Vertical Gift Packfeaturing a bottle each of Jewbilation 8 - 14!!  It also includes a Vertical bottle, which is a blend of all vintages, a glass & candle!!  The Jewbilation 14th and the Vertical Gift pack will both be limited.  Check out the link below for more details:

Thirsty Dog Pumpkin is in stock for the season!!

Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA, fresh/wet-hopped IPA, just arrived and will be available in limited quantities for a limited time.

Weihenstephaner Gift Packs are in stock for the season!!


10/26 Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Tasting @ Enoteca in Goose the Market in Indy, 5 - 7
10/29  Fall Tasting @ Holiday Liquors on Cedar Lake, 7-9
11/11  Holiday Tasting @ Chalet #5 in Goshen, 4:30-6:30
11/12  Imperial Stout Tasting @ Wiseguy's in Merrilllville
11/13  St. John's Seasonal Tasting @ St. John's Liquors 
11/16 Founder's Beer Dinner @ Binkley's in Ripple, 6:30 pm, $40. (more info below)
12/4  Holiday Tasting @ Godfather's in Valpo,  1-3 or 3-5
Upcoming Events

From Mat at Cavalier Distribution:
Founders Beer Dinner at Binkley's on Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30pm - $40 (tax and gratuity included)
Course 1 - Salad of Spinach, Farro, Morels, and Pumpkin with a Quince Vinaigrette / Centennial IPA
Course 2 - Thai Influenced Bouillabaisse / Cerise
Course 3 - Braised Short Ribs with the Flavors of Cheeseburger / Red's Rye
Course 4 - Trio of Pork: Braised Belly with Apple Cider Reduction and Rainbow Chard Pulled with Minus 8 Verjus and Spice, Grilled Tenderloin with Cauliflower & Artichoke couscous and Chestnut Butter / Nemesis
Course 5 - Flourless Chocolate Cake with Honey Scented Goat's Cheese & Pink Salt / Breakfast Stout

This Just In

@Indy CM: The official countdown has begun: Only 34 days until Tomlinson Tap Room opens in City Market, selling Indiana's finest craft beer!

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