12 November 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Post Vacation Blues Edition

Have you seen the calendar for the next couple weeks?  It is insane.  Everyone will need to bring their A game.  Besides, you all need to prepare for the holidays, right?  Below is just a sample of the cool events coming up in the next two weeks.

- 11/14 - Broad Ripple Brewpub 20th Anniversary Party
- 11/15 - Sierra Nevada party at Binkley's
- 11/18 - Poppaskull (Three Floyds/Dogfish Head) Release Party at Brugge
- 11/21 - Brew Masters Viewing Party at Brugge
- 11/22 - Three Pints Brewpub opens (dinner) in Plainfield
- 11/24 - Tomlinson Tap Room opens in City Market, Indianapolis

And that's not all.  We think there may be a new brewery opening in that time too.  We'll let you know when we hear for sure.

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 John at Half Moon Brewing in Kokomo:
Half Moon has an oatmeal stout coming out on Thursday, Nov. 18th.
Steel Curtain Stout - O.G.=1.065 ABV=5.75% IBU=30
Thick, rich, robust, creamy, roasted smoothness!
From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:

We installed a new 150 bbl fermentation tank on Tuesday that we've christened Gigantor! He's twice the size of our other tanks and will allow us to keep up with growing demand from craft beer lovers like you. Gigantor is actually taller than the brewery, so you can see it sticking out of the roof from the parking lot. (And no, that wasn't a measuring mistake, it was part of the plan.) Stop by between 3 and 5pm Saturday or Sunday to take a tour and check it out!
At the Bar

From Jordan at the Beer Sellar in Indianapolis:
New Drafts are:

Bells Winter White- offers a lighter yet abundantly flavorful alternative to the traditional heavy winter warmers. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices.

Bluegrass Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Stout- A Silky American Stout delicately aged in 2005 Bourbon barrels for approximately 60 days. The malt sweetness is perfectly balanced by the roast barley and a nice hint of bourbon flavor and aroma. The bourbon barrel stout was first brewed December 22, 2005

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 16th Live Standup Comedy and Upland Tapping Party
Come enjoy Professional Standup Comedy with the release of 3 Upland Beers
Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA
Dragonfly India Pale Ale
Double Dragonfly Imerial IPA

Help Beer Sellar become the most Arrogant Bar in America. Come in and enjoy Arrogant Bastard on tap during 11/19/10- 11/26/10

Bastards on Tap:
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Double Bastard Ale
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse (various locations):
For a limited time Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indianapolis will have 3 Floyds Moloko, Dreadnaught, Ice Grille, Artic Panzer Wolf, and Broo Doo.

Carry Out

From Jeremy at Big Red Liquors (E. 3rd St.) in Bloomington:
New Seasonal Beers In Stock

*Heavy Seas Winter Storm*
*Great Divide Hibernation Ale*
*Boulder Never Summer*

$6.99 6pk Sale

*Spaten Optimator*
*Red Hook ESB*
*Sierra Nevada Celebration*
From Bill at Crown Liquors (Ohio and Delaware) in Indianapolis:
New this week at Crown Wine and Spirits- Ohio and Delaware - Downtown Indy

Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild Series Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier... & Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale
Boulder Killer Penguin Barley Wine 2010
Thirsty Dog Sampler
Corsendonk Christmas Ale
Avery Old Jubilation
Boulevard Dark Truth 4pks & Nutcracker Ale
Dogfish Head Chicory Stout
Hoppin' Frog Outta Kilter Wee Heavy Scotch Red Ale
New Holland Hopivore
Bell's Winter White Mini-Kegs (5L)
The Bruery 3 French Hens (limited)
St. Bernardus Christmas

and after much anticipation... with a RateBeer rating of 100... Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout!!!

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature the Sheep Shagger, Hopivore, Winter White, and Dark Truth. Hope to see you then!

And keep your eyes open for Winterfest tickets, available in-store any day now!

From Joe at Crown Liquors on US31 (Near Borders) in Greenwood:
On Friday, November 12th from 5-8PM we will be tasting:

Harpoon - 100 Barrel Series: Glacier Harvest Wet-Hop Ale
New Beligum - Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
New Belgium - La Folie Sour Brown Ale

New brews include:

Breckenridge - X-Mas Ale
JK Scrumpy - Solstice Hard Cider
Oude Beersel - Oude Geuze


Special Release Southern Tier Brews Coming Early Next Week!
From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Here is the latest from Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Bruery - 3 French Hens (California) 
Scaldis - Noel (Belgium)
Boulevard - Sixth Glass Quadruple Now in 4 packs of 12oz bottles (Missouri)
Boulevard - Dark Truth Stout Now in 4 packs of 12oz bottles (Missouri)
Harpoon - Winter Warmer (Massachusetts)
Tyranena - Doubly Down 'n Even Dirtier Next installment of the Brewers Gone Wild (Wisconsin)

From the Distributors
From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
There's a ton of new incredible brews being released this week along with some phenomenal events coming up!

New Arrivals:

Boulder Killer Penguin Barley Wine 2010 was released in extremely limited quantities this week, so grab some if you can find some!

On the 3rd day of Xmas my true love gave to me....The Bruery 3 French Hens!! This special release is very limited and sure to go fast, so get it while you can. Style is Belgian Strong Dark Ale, 10 % ABV.

Thirsty Dog rolled out brand new 12 pk Samplers for the Holiday season. The Thirsty Dog Kennel Collection Sampler is now available for the first time.

Tyranena's newest Brewer's Gone Wild release....Double Down & Even Dirtier Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chocolate Vanilla Double Stout was officially released in Indiana this week! If you can say the name correctly, you need another beer.

Look out for Stone Double Bastard & Lucky Bastard next week......

We have the following Holiday / Winter Brews & Gift Packs in stock now:
Affligem Noel
Breckenridge Christmas Ale
Boulder Never Summer Ale, Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout & Killer Penguin
Clipper City Winter Storm Ale
Corsendonk Christmas Ale & Christmas Ale Gift Packs
Dupont Les Bon Veoux
Founders Breakfast Stout
Great Divide Hibernation Ale
He'Brew Jewbelation & Jewbelation Gift Packs
JK Scrumpy Solstice Cider
Mendocino Winter Oatmeal Stout
Mikkeller To/From & From/To
Scaldis Noel & Noel Premium
Struise Tjeeses
The Bruery 3 French Hens
Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas
Tyranena Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale
Weihenstephaner Gift Pack

Upcoming Cavalier Events:

**Next week is Most Arrogant Bar week, and the following locations are competing for the Arrogance while featuring several Bastards on draft all week: 
Beer Sellar
Fickle Peach
The Heorot
The Pine Room
Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indy
Scotty's Brewhouse Northside Indy

11/12 Imperial Stout Tasting @ Wiseguy's in Merrilllville, 4:30 - 6:30

11/12 Casa Tasting for Service Liquors in Warsaw, 6 - 10 pm.

11/13 St. John's Seasonal Tasting @ St. John's Liquors, 4:30 - 6:30

11/16 Founder's Beer Dinner @ Binkley's in Ripple, 6:30 pm, $40 -- SOLD OUT!!
-5 Course Meal Paired with year-around, seasonal & rare special release Founders Brews!!  -More info here 

11/17 Hoosier Bastard? Stone / Founders Collaboration Event @ Heorot in Muncie, 6pm on....
-Featuring 6 Bastard Brews from Stone & Founders along with Reps from each Brewery!!
-Try a Bastard flight and find out Hoosier Bastard!!

11/18 Hoosier Bastard? Stone / Founders Collaboration Event @ Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indy
-Featuring 6 Bastard Brews from Stone & Founders along with Reps from each Brewery!!
-There will be flights of Bastard available & a Pint Night promo from each brewery as well!!

11/18 Most Arrogant Bar Stone Brewing Co. Event Night @ Chatham Tap Fishers

11/19 "Glorious Bastards" Most Arrogant Bar Event @ Fickle Peach in Muncie

12/4 Holiday Tasting @ Godfather's in Valpo, 1-3 or 3-5


From Ron Smith:
BEER MBA CLASSES:  The next series of classes starts on Nov 19th. Be sure to sign up right away as I expect seats to sell out quickly. The Friday night series is a great way to end the work week and start the weekend! See the website, www.BeerMBA.com/classes.php for all the details and to sign up. Here are the dates...

- Class 1 - Friday, Nov 19, 6:00 - 9:30 pm
- Class 2 - Friday, Dec 3, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
- Class 3 - Friday, Dec 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

The classes are designed to be taken in sequence and to take all 3 of them and get your Beer MBA Certificate. Class 1 is a prerequisite for the other 2 classes, so once you have taken it, you can take the other classes in a future series if you have date conflicts.

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