21 January 2011

Random Beer Roundup - Freezin' my snowballs off edition

Holy crap it's cold out there. Even snowmen are going inside to warm up. Man, I dislike winter.

But I love beer. So let's get on with it.

Only 8 more days until Winterfest. Tickets are going fast. It will be sold out soon, so get 'em here: http://www.indianabeerfest.com/. And a reminder:

NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR (except designated driver tickets).

So get on it folks!
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!

Oh, and Gina will be back next week. Tell her that I did a good job! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeha!

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington:
Canyon Inn Brew Master's Getaway: McCormick's Creek State Park. Sat., Jan. 22, 6pmYou don't have to be a brew master to enjoy this evening of food and beer pairings at the Canyon Inn, an historic building in Indiana's oldest state park: McCormick's Creek. Tickets are $169 per couple, and include admission to the beer paired dinner, an overnight stay at the Inn, commemorative pint glasss, and breakfast the following morning. Head brewer Caleb Staton will be there to discuss each beer and answer questions.Call 812-829-4881 to reserve your spot. Hurry! Seats are going fast.

Old Point Tavern Beer Dinner: Indianapolis, IN. Weds., Jan. 26. 6pmKeep it casual with us at this relaxed 4-course beer-paired at Old Point Tavern. Beers featured will be Preservation Pilsner, Wheat Ale, Rad Red Amber Ale, and Bad Elmer's Porter. Call 317-643-8943 for details!
From Dan at Great Crescent Brewing in Aurora:
We released Diabolicale (8% ABV and 58 IBU's) to the local stores and have it available here at the brewery. Details can be found on the brewery website or at our new Facebook page (there's a link to the Facebook page on the left sidebar of the web-page).

We are gearing up for Winterfest and looking forward to another great Indiana Brewer's festival.

We have pint cans on order and are waiting to get on the production schedule at the Ball plant in Monticello, IN. We should be canning beer by late February/early March 2011.

From Mad Anthony in Warsaw:
Fire and Ice Festival: Friday, Feb. 4th, downtown Warsaw. BBQ and Special Beer Release.
From John at Half Moon Brewing in Kokomo:
Old Reggiewig's Wee Winter Warmer: A strong Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy) made with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and sweet orange peel. It has a distinct aroma of ginger and cinnamon followed by a full bodied, sweet malty and wintery spiced flavor. It's a beer that will keep you warm for the rest of winter!
ABV=7.20% O.G.=1.070 IBU=23

At the Bar

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse:

Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie
Three Floyd’s Robert the Bruce is now on tap!

Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale is now on tap!

Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indy
Sun King Osiris Pale Ale is now on tap!

Scotty's Brewhouse North Indy
Founder’s Centennial IPA is now on tap!

Scotty's Lakehouse in Geist
Sun King Zaius Oatmeal Stout is now on tap!

Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. is now open in Broad Ripple!

From the Beer Sellar in Castleton:

New and Exciting Beers at Beer Sellar this week.

New Belgium/ Allagash Lips of Faith Vrienden
Brooklyn Monster Barley Wine
Sierra Nevada Big Foot 09'
Boulvard Tank 7
We Still have some Bells Hopslam and Batch 10,000
Sun King Grapefruit Jungle IPA
Three Floyds Dreadnaught
Upland Schwarz- Black IPA

Other Indiana Beers available on tap are Sun King Cream Ale and Wee Mac, Three Floyds Alpha King, Mishawaka Four Horsemen Red Ale, Peoples ESB, Barley Island Dirty Helen, Crown Brewing Crown Brown and Upland Wheat.

Carry Out
From Joe at Crown Liquors (U.S. 31 South) in Greenwood:
This Friday January 21st, from 5-8PM, we will be tasting:
LEFEBVRE - Blanche De Bruxelles (Belgian Wit Ale)(New!)
ORKNEY - Skullsplitter (Scottish Strong Ale)
UNIBROUE - La Terrible (Belgian-Style Strong Ale)
New beers this week include:
MIKKELLER - Draft Bear, Not Just Another Wit, Simcoe Single Hop, Warrior Single Hop
SOUTHERN TIER - Choklat, Oak Aged Ale Cuvee #3, Iniquity
Don't forget we still have these sought after brews:
BELL'S - Hopslam (Get it while you can, 'cause there ain't no more!)
GOOSE ISLAND - Rare Bourbon County Stout (Only a few left!)
STONE - Vertical Epic 10.10.10 (Got a late second supply!)

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