25 February 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Still Snowy Edition

We are excited to be giving away 2 VIP tickets to Crown Brewing's Illiana Mayfest.  Have you entered for your chance to win?

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

From the Brewers:
From Jeff at Barley Island Brewery in Noblesville/Broad Ripple:
Thursday, March 3rd 6:00 pm tapping of a new beer, Whose Ear Double Red Ale, at both Barley Island locations. This big, malty double red ale features Summit, Cascade and CTZ hops. To enhance the aroma it was dry hopped with Cascade and CTZ. About 9.3% ABV and still in fermenter at press time so available in goblets and growlers (to go). This beer fits with our tavern theme in that Whose Ear?, as voiced while cleaning up a tavern floor, may have been the origination of the term Hoosier.

We finalized the beer lineup for Founder's, our guest brewery at Barley Island Restaurant & Brewhouse in Broad Ripple. John Host from Founder's will be on hand Wed March 9th 6:30 pm. Tapping: 
* Nemesis - a surprise brew each year, the last keg available in Indiana
* Double Trouble, an Imperial IPA, 9.4%, 86 IBU's
* Red's Rye PA - 6.6%, 70 IBU's

From Bob at Flat 12 Brewery in Indianapolis:
Friday: Tap Room 2-8p; B'zzz Bomb. Plus West Coast Tacos. Plus Live Music.
Sunday: Bierituality 12-3

From John at Half Moon Brewery in Kokomo:
I'm finally getting around to tapping the ReplicAle on Thursday, 2/24 here at Half Moon. Until now it has only been sampled at Winterfest and the LBC's Winter Warmer, as well as a beer dinner here at the moon.

From New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:

From Andrew at Ram Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:

Hey Homebrewers - there is only one week left to register for the 2011 RAM Small Ale Competition. The deadline is Thursday, March 3rd at midnight. Check out https://sites.google.com/site/ramsmallale/ to get more information and to register. We are looking forward to all the great entries!

On Tap Now – Downtown
Aries American Wheat – light w/ wheat malt and citrus hop notes
Ole St. Mick’s Irish Red – caramel, toffee, and a hint of roast
Batch 999 In Hops We Trust – Imperial IPA with heavy doses of American hops

On Tap Now – Fishers
Blue Pride Pilsner – Traditional German Lager (Almost Gone L)
Ole St. Mick’s Irish Red – caramel, toffee, and a hint of roast
Coo Coo for Cocoa Stout – Rich, decadent Chocolate Stout (Almost Gone L)
Batch 999 In Hops We Trust – Imperial IPA with heavy doses of American hops

From Clay at Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis:
Today we are brewing our final brew on our original system! It will be decommissioned in stages today as we finish with each vessel... The brewhouse floors are being professionally coated this weekend and our new system arrives on Monday. It is a 30 bbl brewhouse specifically designed for Sun King by Newland Systems Inc. (the same folks who built Ninkasi's new brewhouse) out of Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Production will be down for a week, but we have been preparing for this over the past 3 months, so there won't be any lapse of product.

We are very excited about the new system and thankful the the people of Indianapolis have embraced our beer and allowed us to grow so rapidly!

Upcoming events:

Ring of Dingle Tapping at the Rathskeller
March 4th, 2011 8:00 p.m.
Winner of the Sun King/Indianapolis Indians Naming Contest will be announced

Petite Chou / Sun King Beer Dinner
March 9th, 2011 6:00 p.m.
Four course beer infused dinner, each course paired with a different beer
Call 317-259-0765 or email rachael@cafepatachou.com for more information or reservations

New Brewhouse Party at Sun King
March 10th, 2011 6:00 p.m.
Left Lane Cruiser performing live and food from Fat Dan's

From Lauren at Thr3e Wise Men Brewery in Indianapolis:
 St. Patrick's Day
When: March 17, 2011 5:00pm to Midnight

Where: Thr3e Wise Men Brewery

What: There will be a $5 cover. $4 Pints of Bunny Blonde, Centennial Martyr Double IPA, Golden Zoe IPA and Two Lucy's Blackberry Wheat. A new brew called Saint Slaters Irish Stout will be available inside Thr3e Wise Men.

Sam King will take the stage at 5:30-6:30 and The Last Goodyear take stage at 7:00pm

Bagpipers from 10:30pm to 11:00pm

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington/Indianapolis:
Ard Ri left the brewery this week, so be looking for it in 22s and on draught soon!

Join us at the D'vine Winter Wine and Beer Festival this Saturday in Columbus for beer and wine sampling, and help support Developmental Services, Inc.!

Break out the boil kettle - UpCup is just around the corner! Our 3rd annual homebrew competition and AHA Rally will be held on our Bloomington brewery grounds on May 21st. Homebrew entries are due by May 14th. Check out the UpCup event page more info.
At the Bar

From Tomlinson Tap Room (City Market) in Indianapolis:
Most recent tap list is here.
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse (various locations):
Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie:
Tyranena Doubly Down 'N Even Dirtier

Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indy:
Two Brothers J Series Resistance IPA

Scotty's Brewhouse North Indianapolis:
Sam Adam Revolutionary Rye

Scotty's Lakehouse:
3 Floyd Behemoth

From the Stores

From Joe at Crown Liquors (US 31 S.) in Indianapolis:
Friday, February 25, from 5-8PM we will be tasting:

BAVIK - Wittekerke (Belgian-Style White Ale) (New!)
TYRANENA - Down and Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (Sweet Stout) (New!)
PETRUS - Aged Pale Ale (Wild/Sour Ale) (New!)

and maybe a few surprises...

Other new oat sodas include:

AYINGER - Alt. Dunkel
BELL'S - Consecrator Doppelbock
BROOKLYN - Lager (Now in Cans!)
DARKHORSE - Too and Tres (Back in Stock)
J.W. LEE'S - Harvest Ale (Vintage 1997(!))
SCHLAFLY - Hefeweizen
STONE - Old Guardian 2011, Old Guardian BELGO (These are both super limited!)

From the Distributors/Reps
From Greg at Cavalier Distribution in Indianapolis:
New In Stock:

Ambar Especial 4/6 - NEW Spanish Beer
Breckenridge Lucky U IPA 4/6 CANS!! - NEW ITEM
Bockor OMER Belgian Blonde Ale 12/750 - NEW ITEM
Clipper City Black Cannon 4/6 - Seasonal, Limited
Ed Hardy Premium & Light 2/12 Cans - NEW ITEM
Founders Imperial Stout 6/4 - Allocated special release
Lakefront IBA (India Black Ale) 12/22's - NEW ITEM
Lakefront Bock 4/6 - Spring Seasonal, Limited
Lammsbrau Organic Dark Lager 6/4/11.2 - NEW ITEM
Left Hand Stranger APA 4/6 - NEW ITEM
Lexington Brewing Co. Kentucky Bourbon-Barrel Ale - NEW ITEM; Draft Only For Now
Mad River Serious Madness 6/4/12 - Seasonal, Limited
Nethergate Old Growler, Augustinian & Audit Ale 12/16.9's - Back, Now Everyday Items
Tyranena Down 'n Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 4/6 - Seasonal, Limited
Urthel Samaranth Quad 12/750's & Saisonerre 6/4/11.2's - Now everyday beers, limited
Wolters Pilsner 4/6 - NEW ITEM

Upcoming Cavalier Events:

02/26 - New Day Mead Tasting featuring Owner(s) of New Day @ Parti Pak Liquors; 4:30 - 6:30

03/01 - Birdy's Monthly Beer Tasting ; 6-8pm ; $10

03/04 - Arnold's Tavern Beer Tasting ; 8-10pm

03/04 - Parti-Pak Lq; Spring Craft Beer Tasting; 4:60 - 6:30

03/08 - Monon Food Co. Dinner featuring Left Hand Brewing Co. ; 6pm ; Price $25

03/09 - Barley Island Broad Ripple / Founders Tapping ; 7pm

03/18 - Union St. Liquors Cav Beer Tasting, Mishawaka, 5pm

03/24 - Chalet Middlebury Cav Beer Tasting

04/28 - Chalet Elkhart CR 17 Cav Beer Tasting
Upcoming Beer Dinners:

From Rachael at Petite Chou in Broad Ripple:
We are holding a beer dinner in collaboration with Clay Robinson, owner of Sun King Brewery, Wednesday, March 9 (6:30pm). The cost of the dinner is $65/person, which includes tax and gratuity. We focus on providing high quality often organic and locally sourced foods prepared with love, care and consideration of culture for our guests. Our executive chef, Tyler Herald, has worked with Clay to prepare a four course menu that includes a Sun King beer as an ingredient in each course and is paired with a Sun King beer.
From Kelly at Monon Food Company in Broad Ripple:
Monon Food Company Left Hand Beer Share
March 8th at 6pm, tickets are $25
*Space is limited. Call 722.0176 to reserve space or stop in and get tickets

Left Hand Beer Share Menu

1. Sawtooth Ale
~ Meet & Greet ~

2. Polestar Pilsner
~ Goat Cheese Napoleon ~

3. 400lb Monkey
~ Yucatan Marinated Mahi Mahi Baked In Banana Leaves With Jicama-Orange Salsa ~

4. Black Jack Porter
~ Maple Glazed Pork Loin Stuffed With Apples, Bacon And Spinach ~

5. Milk Stout
~ Chocolate Tiramisu ~

6. Stranger Pale Ale to follow

Here is a link to the info on our the site - http://www.mononfood.com/announcements/bells-beer-dinner
*I know the url says "Bells"

Upcoming Events
History Behind the Pint: The Local History Behind Craft Beer Names
March 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
History Reference Room, Indiana State Library
If you've enjoyed a Mishawaka Four Horseman Ale or Backroad Brewery Belle Gunness Stout, there's a story behind these names. Learn the local history behind the names of some of the state's brewed beers.

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