15 April 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Keep Calm and Carry On Edition

****This post may be updated throughout the day.****

As you have probably heard already, we are losing another big name off our shelves.  Avery Brewing Co. has scaled back their distribution and will no longer send their beer to the state.  We wish them well and are hopeful that they will return in the future.  Indeed it is sad to lose them, but it is great to see growing demand and wider reception.

Still not content about it?  Well come drown your sorrows at our Tailgate for Nothing 4 on Saturday, May 7th from 11am till whenever we are done.  In the meantime, I would say go drink something local, but I don't have to tell you that.

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 Breweries
From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Downtown Indianapolis/Fishers:
2 Beers, 2 Tappings, 2 Locations – April 21st
On the night of April 21st, we will be hosting two tappings simultaneously in order to celebrate 2 new beers for your enjoyment! Big Horn Maibock, a traditional German Maibock featuring big malt character, and Spring Fever, a light ale brewed with Jasmine and Lemon Peel, will both be tapped at parties at each location. The tapping in Fishers will start at 6:30 p.m., and the tapping at our Downtown Indy location will take place at 7 p.m. in the Hoosier Room. Don’t miss these celebrations of Spring!

Also Upcoming
May 5th – Bourbon Tasting Party hosted by Evan Williams at our Indy location - More Details and Ticket information to Come
May 7th – Kentucky Derby Viewing Party at both locations featuring the official release of Barrel-Aged NUTorious Brown Ale

On Tap Now – Downtown and Fishers
Ole St. Mick’s Irish Red – caramel, toffee, and a hint of roast
Glacier Peak Pale – refreshing American Pale dry-hopped with Cascade hops

From Jerry at Rock Bottom Brewery in Downtown Indianapolis:
I actually have 3 different IPA's on tap!!!

From Clay at Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis:
3 Kings Tapping
Thursday, April 21st
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Tasting Room
Food & Music: TBA

Recycling Drive
Saturday, April 23rd
1:00 - 4:00 in the South Lot of Sun King
Recycling of the usual items PLUS E-waste, Batteries, etc.

Project Endure Event
Thursday, April 28th in the Tasting Room
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Food from Duos
Music from Jack Davies

Chef JJ's EGGFEST / Firefly Tapping
Saturday, May 15th
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1040 Broad Ripple Ave.
$25 per person gets you unlimited sampling of food from 30 Big Green Eggs
PLUS 1 drink ticket for Sun King Beer or Graybull Organic Wines
(Children 12 & under are free)

At the Bar
From Jordan at Beer Sellar in Indianapolis:
May 18th
Bloomington Brewing Company Tapping Event at 8pm
Ruby Bloom
Double Hopped Pale
Btown Brown Ale
A firkin of Dry Hopped Double Hopped Pale.

May 25th
Goose Island Experience Tapping Event 8pm
Raffle for a $50 Experience for 2 gets you a meal, beer and a tour of the Goose Island Brewery in Chicago.
$3 Pints of 312, Summertime, IPA
$6.50 Glasses of Maltilda, Pepe Nero, Fleur

May 3rd
Flat 12 Tapping Event 8pm
Beers TBD

May 4th
Sun King Tapping Event 8pm
Sunlight Cream Ale
Wee Mac Scottish Ale
Osiris Pale Ale
Naptown Brown
Ring of Dingle
Mai Bock
Landmark Wit

May 5th
Upland Tapping Event 8pm
Light Wave B Belgian Pale Ale
Kickback high IBU Session Beer
Winterfest Replicale Double Imperial Stout
Bourbon Barrel Ard Ri
Badder Elmers Baltic Porter
Infiite Wisdom Belgian Tripel
Ard Ri
Double Dragonfly
Preservation Pilsner
Rad Red
Nuthugger Brown Ale

May 6th
Three Floyds Tapping Event 8pm
Alpha King
Pride and Joy
Artic Panzer Wolf
Rabbid Rabbit
Topless Witch Baltic Porter

May 7th Beer Sellar goes Local 1pm - 7pm
Upwards of 50 Indiana Beers on draft.

Breweries that will have beer at the event

Sun King
Flat 12
Three Floyds
Bee Creek
Barley Island
New Albanian
Oaken Barrel
Bloomington Brewing CO.
Crown Brewing
Mishawaka Brewing

From the Liquor Stores
From A-1 Liquors on on 52nd between College and Keystone
We've just added 12 new cooler doors for our expanded selection of microbrews. Come check us out.

From Joe at Crown Liquors:
Hello Beer Buds -

Here is this week's update...

On Friday, April 15th, from 5-8PM we will be tasting:

NEW BELGIUM - Dunkel Weisse (for reals this time, haha)
WIDMER BROTHERS - Nelson Double IPA (New!)
JW LEES - Manchester Star Porter

New oat-sodas are as follows:

LAFAYETTE BREWING CO. - Tippecanoe Common Ale, Black Angus Oatmeal Stout, 85 IPA (New Indiana Beers!)
SCHLENKERLA - Rauchbier Urbock in 3 Liter Minikegs (Traditional German Smoke Bier in a keg - perfect for grilling out!)
We still have some 3 FLOYDS Arctic Panzer Wolf and BOULEVARD Imperial Stout left, get 'em while you can!
From the Distributors/Reps
From Greg at Cavalier Distributing

Breckenridge Summer Bright: Seasonal, 6pks & Draft

De Dolle Export Stout: Now available

De Glazen Toren Canaster, Cuvee Angelique & Ondineke: Now available, 750 MLs

Grado Plato Weizen Tea: Very limited

New Albanian Elector Imperial Red, Elsa Imperial Pils & Hoptimus Imperial IPA; All now available in limited 22oz bottles

Thirsty Dog Whippet Wheat: Limited Seasonal, 6pks
Tyranena Dirty Old Man Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Rye Porter: Brewer's Gone Wild Release, Limited, 4pks & Draft


4/22 WiseGuys Tasting, Merrillville, 5-7

4/28 Chalet 3 Tasting, Elkhart, 6-8

4/28 Goose the Market, Founders Dinner / Cheese Pairing, Details TBA

4/29 Pikk's Tavern Founder's Beer Dinner w/ John Host, Valpo, 6:30

5/07 St. John Wine and Spirits New Day Tasting, St. John's, 2-4

5/11 54 Main Bistro New Day Dinner, Hobart 6:30

Upcoming/Current Events
WHO: Chef JJ’s Back Yard, Sun King Brewing Co., GrayBull Wines
WHAT: Chef JJ’s Eggfest
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., May 14
WHERE: Chef JJ’s Back Yard, 1040 Broad Ripple Ave., (317) 602-3828, ChefJJs.com.
COST: $25 per person, children 12 and younger free

Located in the parking lot that surrounds his private dining and event facility, Chef JJ’s Back Yard, Chef JJ’s Eggfest will feature food grilled by 30 teams on 30 different Big Green Eggs, an Iron Chef-style grilling challenge, Fresh•Local•Beer, and organic wine. Also, Sun King will tap a seasonal beer at the event!  Music by the Woodstove Flapjacks

JJ’s Back Yard will also offer egg-cellent discounts on Big Green Egg grills and accessories. Tickets are only $25 per person and include unlimited food and one drink ticket for adults of legal drinking age. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge and there will be a play area for kids.

Brew Bracket Introduces Live Tasting Tournament Featuring Local Craft Beers on April 17th; 400 Hoosiers to Vote for Best IPA in Indiana

Tickets and additional information here

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