17 December 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Just a reminder, the Roundup will be in hibernation for the next two weeks due to the crazy holidays.  The calendar will be updated as new things come in, so please refer to that until the start of the new year.  Thanks!

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 Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
On tap at Lafayette Brewing Co. this weekend: Star City Lager; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five American Ale; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout and the last of our Christmas seasonal- Vanilla Porter. Next specialty beers to hit the taps: Big Boris Barleywine on New Year's Eve and Snow Daze IPA coming Saturday, January 8.

Speaking of New Year's Eve: Don't miss all the NYE festivities here at LBC. Big Boris Barleywine will be available upon opening, and we'll be hosting our annual NYE Bash beginning at 9 pm on our 2nd floor. Local rock veterans Root Hog will be the featured band, and we'll be serving up party favors, free champagne toast at midnight and some late night munchies, as well. Tickets are $8 advance/$10 day of show.

Merry Christmas and Hoppy New Beers to All!
From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
New Beer – Chocolate Stout!
January 6th - We welcome all comers to join us for the tapping of Coo Coo for Cocoa Stout at our Fishers location at 6:30 p.m. Built on top of an Oatmeal Stout base that oozes with caramel, roast, and dark fruit flavors, pure Cocoa will be added to the brew to create decadent chocolate flavor.

On Tap Now – Downtown and Fishers
Aries American Wheat – Light and citrusy
S’no Angel Weizenbock – Rich, bready malt with hints of clove and dark fruit
Blue Pride Pilsner – Traditional German Lager

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Sour ales reserved last week are available for pickup at the Bloomington Tap Room through Dec. 22. See you there!

At the Bar
From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
What could be better than beer or cheese? Beer AND cheese. The Hoosier Beer Geeks and Goose the Market are proud to announce a new club to feed your curds-and-whey craving and appetite for artisanal ales. Register in the Beer and Cheese Club before Dec. 31st and get a 1 year subscription to Beer Advocate Magazine! $99 per 4 monthly allotments of farmstead cheese paired with craft beer plus tasting notes and HBG reviews. Call the Goose to register: 317.924.4944

What's with the sour face? The Goose has a few bottles of Upland's lambics and even more bottles of New Holland's Blue Sunday Sour. Pucker up...these are the bottles for Goose-style meat treats (charcuterie, that is).

Nogne O is keeping us O so thirsty with nogne other than their new Red Horizon fermented on sake yeast and aged in red rice barrels. O...and this year's Dark Horizon is "an imperial stout on steroids." How do you say that in Norwegian? Doesn't matter...just come get some before there are nogne left.

From Martin at Tavern on South in Indianapolis:
Sun King Cream Ale
Sun King Cowbell Porter
Sun King Winter Storm Warning
Bells Amber
Upland Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA
Three Floyds Gumballhead 
Goose Island Winter 
New Holland Mad Hatter IPA 
Founders Dirty Bastard 
New Albanian Beaks Best 
People's Pilsner

Coming Soon:
Left Hand Milk Stout (Nitro)

Sun King Wee Mac
Sun King Osiris
Loose Cannon Hop 3
Mad Anthony Auburn Lager
Barley Island Dirty Helen
Oaken Barrel Razz Wheat
Great Divide Hibernation
Lakefront New Grist (Gluten Free
New Holland Cabin Fever
Saison Dupont 
Carry Out
From Jeremy at Big Red Liquors (E. 3rd Street) in Bloomington:
*Just Arrived:

Sam Adams Infinium
(limited availability)

*Sales this Week:

Leffe 6pk
Harpoon IPA 6pk
Redhook ESB 6pk

Brew Appetit 12pk Sampler

*All Beer Merchandise Buy 1 get 1 FREE!

Can Huggies

*Give Beer this Year

Tyranena Legendary Collection 12pk Sampler
Bells Batch 10,000
3 Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
From Joe at Crown Liquors (U.S. 31 South) in Greenwood:
On Friday, December 17 from 5-8 PM we will sampling:

Bell's - Christmas Ale
Lefthand - Fade To Black (Smoked Baltic Porter) (Brand New!)
New Holland - Blue Sunday (Sour Ale) (Brand New!)

Other new brews this week include:

Belhaven - Scotch Ale
Boulevard - Dark Truth, Double-Wide IPA (in 4-Packs), and Bourbon Barrel Quadruple (Brand New!)
Dark Horse - Reserve Special Black Bier
Hoppin Frog - Bodacious Black and Tan
La Trappe - Quadruple
New Belgium - Vrienden (Wild Ale) (Brand New!)
Rogue - Santa's Reserve Ale
Shoreline - Discombobulation Celebration Ale and Lost Sailor Imperial Stout
Southern Star - Pine Belt Pale

Don't forget we still have Winterfest tickets available! $35!

There is also a rumor of a holiday blowout tasting, more information forthcoming.

From Josh at United Package Liquors (Countyline & Meridian) in Greenwood:
New beer in stock-

Goose Island Rare BCS (very limited quantity)
Left Hand Fade to Black
Left Hand Wake Up Dead
Sam Adams Infinium
Three Floyds Black Sun
Sun King Wee Mac
New Belgium Frambozen
Bell's Batch 10K
Bouleveard 21st anniversary Wet Hop Ale

From the Distributors/Reps:
From Greg at Cavalier Distribution:
New Arrivals:

Left Hand Fade to Black arrived on Monday and was sold out of the warehouse by Thursday!! This year's style is a Smoked Baltic Porter (7.8%abv). Get it while you can, b/c we're out!

Left Hand Wake up Dead is a brand new Big Mo Series Beer, released in extremely limited quantities for the first time. It's a BA Russian Imperial Stout aged over 12 months in Heaven Hill Brandy Barrels, available every other year only and allocated in very small amounts (10.2% abv).

A few kegs of NABC Bonfire of the Valkyries made their way up north last week! A fusion between a German-style Schwarzbier & Rauchbier results in this wonderful Smoked Black Lager. Available in top NABC accounts now.

Nogne-O Dark Horizon has arrived in limited quantities; grab some if you can find it!

Nogne-O Red Horizon is available in extremely limited quanties for the first time! This new release in the Horizon line from Nogne-O is fermented with Saki yeast from Masumi Saki in Nagano, Japan (17%, 75 IBUs). Very, very limited.

People's Mr. Brown has been officially released outside of Lafayette area, and is now available on draft in both 5 & 15.5 gallon kegs!!

Upcoming Cavalier Events:
12/17 Holiday Cavalier Craft Beer & Wine Tasting, Spirits at Geist--Fox & Oaklandon, 4:30-6:30
12/17 Craft Beer Tasting, Cap n Cork on Dupont & Lima, Fort Wayne, 5 - 7.
12/23 Craft Beer Tasting, Pikk's in Valpo, 5 - 6.
01/04 Monthly Cavalier Craft Beer Tastiing @ Birdys, 6 - 8.
01/05 Monthly Brew Club Event @ Binkley's, Featuring Stone Brewing Co.
01/12 Craft Cider Tasting, Down to Earth in Granger, 4 - 6.

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