10 December 2010

Random Beer Roundup - The Forgotten Title Edition

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 Skip at Alcatraz Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:
Alcatraz currently has Big House Red and newly tapped Conjugal Visit Hefeweizen on tap as seasonals. Also as a reminder I will be tapping my Penitentiary Pilsner on December 16th at 6:30pm.

From Sara at Bloomington Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
The clock is ticking away minutes until Bloomington Brewing Company finally releases its historical Batch 1000, named "Ole Floyd's Belgian Dark Strong Ale" to pay respect to Brewer Floyd Rosenbaum's dedication to creating over 75% of the brewery's 1000 batches of ale.

Lennie's, located at 1795 E. 10th Street in Bloomington, hosts the release of Ole Floyd's Belgian Dark Strong Ale. The special celebration, named "1000 Batch Bash," kicks off Pubside
(on 12/15) at 5 p.m.  Lennie's Chef Fred Manion will offer a special menu available during 1000 Batch Bash. Dishes include mussels and more.

From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
On tap at Lafayette Brewing Co. this weekend: Star City Lager; Prophet's Rock Pale Ale; Tippecanoe Common Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout and this year's Christmas Beer- Vanilla Porter. We should also have Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale back on tap on Saturday. Big Boris Barleywine is the next seasonal release which is set for New Year's Eve. It will be followed by our Snow Daze IPA on Saturday, January 8.

Speaking of Big Boris Barleywine: We recently received TTB approval for our new Big Boris label. We're rushing to get labels printed in hopes to get some of this year's version into 22 oz. bombers. Stay tuned for more progress reports.

***Winter Warmer Tickets go on Sale at the Pub on 12/11. They go FAST!***
From Jerry at Rock Bottom (Downtown) in Indianapolis:
My specialty beer currently on tap are: 
Buffalo Gold
Naughty Scot-Wee Heavy
Gummy Gummerson-dry-hopped wheat ale 
Tapped Old Curmudgeon Thur - Imperial/Double Red ale...I don't know what to call it? It's a strong ale that is red and ridiculously hopped!

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!

Upland is teaming up with Agio and Saint Michelle Wines for a beer and wine paired dinner on December 14th. Call Agio at 317-488-0359 to reserve your seat!

At the Bar
From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
It's only prime twice a year and the rumor (or sticke) is that the German master brewer tipped the scales with this altbier. What's in that cool shaped bottle? It's Uerige Sticke time!
Supposedly Goethe lived on a strict Köstritzer Schwarzbier diet for some time. Mmmm, German black beer for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Now who wants to name his dog Mephistopheles?

What's 100+60? That's right...it's 10,000. The last of the series, this Bell's Batch 10,000 is big and bitter with 100 different "fermentables" (malts, grains, and the mysterious etc.) and 60 different hops. The Goose has got 'em on the singles shelf.
From Stuart at MacNivens in Indianapolis:
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, on draught Friday December 10th at 5:00pm.

Carry Out
From Bill at Crown Liquors (Downtown) in Indianapolis:
Recently arrived at Crown Wine and Spirits- Ohio and Delaware - Downtown Indy

Shoreline Bourbon Barrel Aged Discombobulation Celebration Ale
Shoreline Bourbon Barrel Aged Lost Sailor Imperial Stout
Upland Double Dragonfly
Victory Old Horizontal and Yakima Glory

Friday's tasting (3pm-7pm) will feature Bell's Christmas Ale, Victory Old Horizontal and Yakima Glory, and Upland Komodo Dragonfly. Hope to see you then!

Also, Winterfest tickets are here! Get 'em before they're gone!

From Joe at Crown Liquors (U.S. 31 South, Greenwood):
Here is this week's Crown #6 Beer Update. We still have Winterfest tickets available, they are $35 and worth every penny. Check out the official site for more info: http://www.brewersofindianaguild.com/festival.html

On Friday, December 10th from 5-8PM we will sampling:

Anchor - X-Mas Ale
Sierra Nevada - 30th Anniversary Brewer's Reserve Grand Cru (American Strong Ale)
BBC - Russian Imperial Porter

As always, the sampled brews are 15% off!

New Beers this week include:

Dupont - Bière de Miel
Scaldis - 12 and Noël
Stone - 10.10.10 Vertical Epic (Limited Second Batch Release, 1 Bottle Allocation)

From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Here is the latest from Keg Liquors in Clarksville:

Schlafly - Pumpkin Ale Late shipment! (Missouri)
Stone - Vertical Epic 2010 (California)
New Belgium - Frambozen (Colorado)
Ommegang - Adoration (New York)
Victory - Yakima Glory (Pennsylvania)
St Bernardus - Christmas Ale (Belgium)
Lancaster - Black (England)
Crown Valley Brewing - Spiced Apple Cider (Missouri)  

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