26 November 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Black Friday Edition

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

What's Brewing
From Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:
Bank Street Brewhouse will be closed Friday, open Saturday and Sunday as
usual. The Pizzeria & Public House will observe normal Friday and Saturday
hours (open at 11:00 a.m).

This year, Saturnalia opens on Black Friday (Nov. 26th). A list will be
posted at the web sites and Potable Curmudgeon blog before Friday. The
selections will appear throughout December.

In pre-Christian Rome, Saturnalia was the annual winter solstice
celebration coinciding with the feast days for Saturn (god of sowing and
the harvest), Consus (god of the storage bin) and Opa (goddess of plenty).

Many of our contemporary winter holiday traditions derive from
Saturnalia’s pagan roots, including the hanging of wreaths and garlands,
donations to the needy, prayers for peace, time off work to be enjoyed
with family, and of course eating, drinking and merriment.
NABC pays tribute to these ancient pagan origins with Saturnalia, our
holiday draft celebration. Dozens of special kegs from the USA and around
the world – some rare, some seasonal and others just plain festive – will
be pouring at our NABC Pizzeria & Public House at 3312 Plaza Drive.

When the doors open at 11:00 a.m. on Black Friday, November 26, the first
wave of sacrificial MMIX Saturnalia selections will be tapped in the
traditional, ritualistic manner, and the hedonistic pleasures will begin.
The remaining kegs will be deployed as the days pass, and the revelry is
expected to continue throughout December.
From Andrew at the Ram Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
The RAM is tapping a new seasonal, Blue Pride German Pilsner, for your holiday enjoyment! Blue Pride Pilsner gives us a chance to recognize the great offerings that our German forefathers have contributed to the brewing world over hundreds of years. With the finest German Pilsner malt and balanced noble hopping, this premium lager sings out with great, balanced, and easy-drinking flavor. While you are celebrating Thanksgiving, don’t forget to thank the revolutionary brewers that have delivered us to where we are today.

On Sale Now – Both the Fishers and Downtown locations are currently selling a Limited Edition 1 Gallon Growlers to celebrate the RAM’s upcoming 40th anniversary. These unique collectable jugs are going fast, so stop in very soon.

December 1st – Mug Club memberships for 2011 will be available for purchase starting 12/1/2010. Be sure to re-up your membership and tell a friend what a great deal it is to be a part of the RAM Mug Club!

On Tap Now – Downtown and Fishers
Aries American Wheat – Light and citrusy
NUTorious Brown Ale – Deep, dark malt with a strong kick of American Citrus hops
S’no Angel Weizenbock – Rich, bready malt with hints of clove and dark fruit
Blue Pride Pilsner – Traditional German Lager

As always, thanks and see you soon.

At the Bar
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Hello to the beer world.
We currently are pouring Old Rasputin on Nitro, BBC Pale with fresh hops, Left Hand Warrior...also a fresh hop IPA..., the last of the Dreadnaught will go today, and we are replacing it with Sun King Batch 222 Warrior Princess...The wonderful Bell's Amber is available for those of you who crave something more normal, and forthe record, in the cooler we have a keg of Flying Dog Double Dog Pale, and a keg of Sun King Popcorn Pils.
Happy Days!

Carry Out

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

*Boulevard Double-Wide IPA

*Bells Winter White Ale & Christmas Ale

*Dogfish Head & Three Floyds collaboration
*Limited Availability!

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Sam Adams
-All packages now on sale!

*Great price on Samuel Smith 18.7oz btls

Need the perfect glass for that perfect pint?
*All beer glassware is now Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 price (equal or lesser value)

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:

Here is the latest from Keg Liquors in Clarksville:

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