29 April 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Royale Wingding Edition

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

We are lucky to be headed North for Dark Lord Day this year.  I am a little sad to miss the Broad Ripple pub crawl with the ladies of Bitches Brew.  Hopefully, I will be drinking a Harvey from Brugge with them in spirit while in Munster.

In any case, we hope you'll be enjoying some good food and beer with us at the Tailgate for Nothing 4 on Saturday, May 7th from 11am till whenever we are done.

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 Bob at Flat 12 Brewery in Indianapolis:
On tap right now: Milk Stout, Glazed Ham Porter, Grandma's Glazed Ham Porter and the usual suspects (Half Cycle IPA, Pogue's Run Porter and all of our Classic 12s).

The Beer Sellar is going local the first week of May. Flat 12 is the featured brewery on Tuesday, May 3rd. We will have five beers on tap. Pogue's Run Porter, Half Cycle IPA, Upside Down Blonde, Flat 12 Amber, and the Glazed Ham Porter. We will also be part of their Saturday event featuring local Indiana breweries. They will have 50 different beers from 13 breweries. Check out www.beersellar.net for additional info.

Also, we are also spicing up our beer lineup for Cinco de Mayo. This will include the Blonde, Amber, Porter, and IPA. Beers will be available only at the brewery next Thursday, May 5 from 4-7 pm.

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Downtown Indianapolis/Fishers:
Viva Agave!
We look for any chance we can get to celebrate, and Cinco de Mayo is no exception. With this day of revelry in mind, we are going to let loose a special release from the RAM brewery. This limited batch, to be known as “Viva Agave!”, will combine our seasonal Glacier Peak Pale with raw agave nectar. The honey-like sweetness from the Agave merges perfectly with the hoppy, dry base in our seasonal pale ale. Salud! (No growlers)

Barrel-aged NUTorious too!
Come join us on Saturday, May 7th for the viewing of the Kentucky Derby at either the Downtown Indy or Fishers locations. At 4 p.m., during the broadcast of this premier horse racing event, each location will tap one keg of one of our fall seasonals, NUTorious Brown, set aside and aged in a bourbon whiskey barrel from Kentucky’s own Evan Williams Distilling. Barrel-aged beers don’t come around often, so you don’t want to miss this one. (No Growlers)

On Tap Now – Downtown and Fishers
Big Horn Maibock – Malty German Maibock with a slightly sweet finish
Glacier Peak Pale – refreshing American Pale dry-hopped with Cascade hops
Spring Fever – Light, blonde ale infused with Jasmine and Lemon Peel

From Clay at Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis:

We've got a couple of new tanks on-line to help us keep up with the growing demand for our beer! Thanks to everyone who supports us by drinking our beer and sharing it with your friends and family! We are truly grateful for the support we've received from the good people of Central Indiana and we're working hard to make you proud.

We've got a lot of fun stuff in the works for May, so mark your calendars...

Beer Sellar goes Sun King
Wednesday, May 4th @ 5:00 p.m.
9 Sun King Beers On Tap ALL NIGHT!

Brewer's Dinner @ Chef JJ's Back Yard
Thursday, May 5th @ 6:00 p.m.

2 Wheels 1 City
Saturday, May 7th @ 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Indianapolis City Market
IndyCOG & Sun King bring you an afternoon of
Bicycles and Fresh•Local•Beer at the City Market
Food, Fun & Interesting Bicycle Competitions

Chef JJ's EGGfest / Firefly Wheat Tapping
Saturday, May 14th 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chef JJ's Back Yard - 1020 Broad Ripple Ave
$25 for Adults gets you Unlimited Sampling of fresh, grilled food
from 30+ Big Green Egg Grilling Teams, 1 Drink Ticket and
Live Music from The Woodstove Flapjacks!


3 Kings Tapping @ Tomlinson Tap Room
Monday, May 16th @ 6:00 p.m.
3 Floyds & Sun King will both be on hand to tap our CollaBEERation
Only 240 Glasses Available!

Sun King & 3 Floyds Take Over MacNiven's
Tuesday, May 17th @ 6:00 p.m.
Come enjoy 6 beers on tap from each brewery
INCLUDING the ONLY 2 Kegs of Wee Muckle (Scottish Wee Heavy)
that did not get gently placed into 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels!

Sun King Invades Flatwater
Wednesday, May 18th @ 6:00
Flatwater on the Canal
A full spectrum of Sun King On Tap All Night!

Fistfull of Hops IPA Tapping AT Sun King
Thursday, May 17th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Tasting Room
Food from Fermenti Artisan / Live Music TBA

From Charles at Upland Brewery in Bloomington/Indianpolis:
We added some bells and whistles to our webiste, uplandbeer.com. Now you can find links to our photo gallery, youtube channel, news articles, newsletter archive, and other cool stuff.

We'll be pouring beer Friday night at Edible Lotus and Saturday from noon to 4pm at the Sahara Mart on the East side of Bloomington!

At the Bar
From Jordan at Beer Sellar in Indianapolis:
May 3rd
Flat 12 Tapping Event 8pm
Half Cycle IPA
Glazed Ham Porter

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 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 Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
On tap right this moment is Arctic Panzer Wolf, Old Rasputin, Sun King Cream Ale,Founder's Double Trouble and Bloomington's B-town Brown.
Coming up is Sun King's Belgian Wit, Working on more Arctic, People's American Wheat, and we'll always have a big ass IPA on, doan worry, be hoppy.....

From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
New Beers on Tap

Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company
- Two Lucy's Blackberry Wheat with Camomile New Cask Wheat

Scotty's Lakehouse
- Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co Centennial Martyr Double IPA and Golden Zoe IPA

West Lafayette Scotty's Brewhouse
- People's Farmers Daughters Wheat
- Napa Smith Organic IPA

From the Liquor/Homebrew Stores
From Joe at Crown Liquors:
Salutations Friends-

Welcome to the Friday beer update. This week we are coming strong with more brews than usual, in homage to Saturday which is THREE FLOYDS DARK LORD DAY! Sorry if you didn't get a ticket - competition was fierce this year (as always!). No matter, come and have some excellent brews with me tomorrow whether you're going up to Munster or not!

This Friday, April 28th, from 5-8PM, we will be sampling:

SAM ADAMS - Deconstructed Latitude 48's (12 pack - featuring 6 different versions of the SA Latitude 48 IPA brewed with 6 different single hops! We will sample all 6 varieties!) (Brand New!)

WIDMER BROS. - Nelson Double IPA

...and, of course, several various treats and vintage surprises!

New brews this week:

ALEXANDER KEITH - Nova Scotia-Style Lager
FOUNDERS - Double Trouble (Bottled on the 22nd! FRESSSH!)
TYRANENA - Scurvy IPA (Back in Stock!)

From Brent at Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply in Fountain Square, Indianapolis:
We have a couple things coming up.

April 30th we will be holding a beginner brewing class, extract with steeping grains. We will be brewing an extract version of our "Weirding Way" Witbier kit (word up to David Lynch). Class starts at 1:00 pm and will wrap up around 4:00 pm. Samples of our kits will be on tap.

May 6 we will be open late for First Friday, we’ll have snacks and samples of our beer kits. Come on down to Fountain Square, check out the goings on, and stop by for a bit. By the way, our Denim Kong Rye IPA kit is 5 dollars off, in all-grain, partial mash, and extract iterations. It’ll be on tap (if it lasts).

May 7th is National Homebrew Day, and Tuxedo Park Brewers is an official AHA Big Brew Day Site! We will be brewing an all grain batch of the East India Pale Ale, the recipe is on the AHA website. If any homebrewers would like to brew as well, email me at brent@tuxedoparkbrewers.com and we can reserve you a spot (we have limited square footage). We’re offering the recipes for Big Brew Day as kits for discounted prices later on this week so check www.TuxedoParkBrewers.com.

From the Distributors/Reps
From Greg at Cavalier Distributing

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.

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