17 June 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Summer is Heating Up Edition

Two new places with craft beer are now open, Black Market on Mass Ave and La Revolucion in Fountain Square.  I am looking forward to trying one and getting more acquainted with the other.  You will definitely be seeing a roundup from both places soon.

We also hear that Black Swan is starting to brew!  We look forward to that, and we'll pass along more information as we get it.

Indiana Craft Beer Week is coming!  July 10 - 16th ending with the 16th Annual Microbrewers Festival (tickets are on sale, btw).  

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Breweries

From Bob at Flat12 Brewery in Indianapolis:
A few of the events Flat12 will be taking part in.

June 25th
Brew Ha Ha
From John at Half Moon Brewery in Kokomo:
Tapping an English-Style Brown Ale for the weekend:

This is a medium bodied beer with nutty and roated malt flavors.

It’s balanced well with the hops and goes down smooth and easy.

This beer goes great with a steak or a burger!

ABV = 5.5% OG = 1.056 IBU = 26

Check Out our beer menu.

Check out our food menu(pdf).

From Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co in New Albany:
Nothing much this week, but there should be much material the beginning of next. Keep your eye on my blog.

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Batch 1000 – Easy Rye-der 
Saturday is the big day! We will be tapping the 1000th batch in the history of the Indianapolis RAM Restaurant and Brewery at 3 p.m. This Imperial Rye Pilsner known as “Easy Rye-der” features an overall smoothness from the base of Pilsner malt that hides its 8.5% ABV while also including Rye bread notes and a complimentary noble dry-hop character. If that wasn’t enough, the brewery will also be tapping a rare release of the 2010 Barrel-aged NUTorious Brown Ale which was aged in Evan William’s whiskey barrels

This celebration will also include:

  • Complimentary Cuisine including Tomatillo Carne de Cerdo (Pulled Pork with Polenta) and Amber Ale Cheese Dip 
  • Evan William’s folks will be in the house doing Bourbon sampling 
  • And, live acoustic music from “Cougar Bait”

Now on Tap
Spring Fever – Light, blonde ale infused with Jasmine and Lemon Peel
Bill’s Bettor – Nutty malt with a light body and dry finish
Barefoot Wit – tart and refreshing with additions of Orange Peel, Coriander, and Chamomile

From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:
Upcoming Events

UPL Wine & Beer Festival
Friday, June 17th 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Broad Ripple Station

Stable Studios Music Fest
June 17th - 19th
Stable Studios - Spencer, IN
20+ Bands • On-site Camping • Sun King On Tap
For more information: www.stablestudios.net

WFYI: Indiana Week In Review Roundtable
Thursday, June 23rd 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Join WFYI & Indiana Week In Review for a
roundtable discussion
and a tasting session IN the Tasting Room
Support Public Radio! http://www.wfyi.org

From Lauren at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing and Scotty's Brewhouse/Lakehouse:
Scotty's Brewhouse and Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co will be present at the Taste of Tippecanoe  
Scotty's Lakehouse- Sun King- A Few Hops More
Scotty's Brewhouse NorthSide Indy- Sierra Nevada- Summer
Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette- Sun King Cream Ale
Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co.- New guest tap- Sun King Popcorn Pilsner

At the Bars and Restaurants

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
Now on the shelves at the Goose...

Hi, I'm Cuery and you'll be suery if you miss Cuir, an old ale partially aged in bourbon barrels that The Bruery released to celebrate their third anniversuery.

People who live in glass towers shouldn't throw their empty bottles of De Glazen Torren's Saison D'erpe Mere.

Did you hear that? Great Divide's Rumble is an APA aged on French and American oak.

Sometimes you can judge a bottle by its label...this beer's name just might be the best of the summer...introducing Kentucky Light.

From Patrick at Patrick’s Kitchen in Zionsville:
Having a little trouble keeping the IPA's straight, but here goes, we were fortunate enough to get one of the first kegs of Sun King's "A few hops more!"..there is Founder's Double Trouble, Upland's Double Dragon Fly, Boulevard Brewing Tank 7, at the moment we have a bit of Dark Horse's Double Crooked Tree, and then we tap People's Brewing keg of Farmer's Daughter American Wheat....which we blew thru last time we had it...thank you Chris Johnson.
Backing it up is a keg of Dreadnaught, and a keg of Sun King's Popcorn Pils.

Carry Out
From Patrick at Crown Liquors in Downtown Indianapolis:
Tickets for the INDIANA MICROBREWERS FESTIVAL are now available at some CROWN LIQUORS locations! The festival is on Saturday, July 16th from 3-7PM. We are carrying the GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS, they are $40 and allow unlimited sampling for four hours!
(NOTE: We are NOT selling the VIP or DESIGNATED DRIVER tickets, Sorry! These can be purchased here.)
From Joe at Crown Liquors (US 31 S.) in Indianapolis:
Here is this week's update...

Friday, June 17th, from 5-8PM we are sampling:

WELLS - Banana Nut Bread Ale (New!)
GREAT DIVIDE - Rumble Oak-Aged IPA
NEW BELGIUM - Lips of Faith Series: Grand Cru Abbey Ale (New!)

New Brews this week include:

DOGFISH HEAD - Raison D'Extra ('07 Vintage! - We got another case, get it while you can!!!)
LEXINGTON BREWING CO. - Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Ale (Both New!)
NEW BELGIUM - Lips of Faith Series: Super Cru (New!)
SAM ADAMS - Summer Ale, Summer Variety 12pk (Featuring the new styles: Kolsch and Saison) (New!)
SAM SMITH - Organic Raspberry Ale
SIERRA NEVADA - Beer Camp Variety 12pk (Featuring: Juniper Black, Weizenbock, Double IPA, and California Common) (New!)
SO. TIER - Hop Sun Summer Wheat Ale, Gemini
VICTORY - Hop Devil IPA, Hop Wallop
WITTEKERKE - Framboise

From the Distributors
From Greg at Cavalier Distributing:

Great Divide Rumble IPA: Wood-Aged IPA; Limited seasonal release; available in 6pks & Draft

People's Brewing Farmer's Daughter Wheat: Brewed lemon grass & wheat; Limited seasonal release; Draft

The Bruery Cuir 3rd Anniversary Ale: Brewed using Solera method; Same recipe as Papier & Coton (1st & 2nd Anniversary Brews) blended with original liquid from both; Extremely limited; 750 ML Bottles

Tyranena Fargo Bros Hefe Weizen: Special release that never leaves WI; Draft Only; Extremely limited & allocated


6/18 - Tasting @ S&V Liquors on Illinois St., Fort Wayne, 5 - 8

6/18 - Founders Feature Tapping @ Trion Tavern, New Haven/Ft Wayne, Featuring 11 Founders Beers on Tap, 7 - close

6/24 - Wiseguys Tasting, Merrillville, 5 - 7.

6/30 - Cavalier Craft Beer Tasting @ Chalet 3 in Elkhart; 4-6

7/05 - Monthly Cavalier Tasting @ Birdy's, 6 - 8, $10

7/13 - NABC / Sun King / 3 Floyds Beer Dinner @ Binkley's, 6pm, more details to come....

Upcoming Events:

Trivia and Taster's Challenge at Tomlinson Tap Room to Benefit IKE (Improving Kids' Environment)

When: 20 Jun 2011, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Tomlinson Tap Room, Indianapolis City Market, 222 E. Market St. (Mezzanine Level of the Historic Market House, south west corner)

Registration(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
A. Trivia Master - $100.00 (USD) (Includes Indiana Beer Taster's Challenge)
B. Trivia Expert - $50.00 (USD) (Includes Indiana Beer Taster's Challenge)
C. Trivia Fan - $25.00 (USD)
D. Trivia Apprentice - $10.00 (USD)(student rate)
E. Regrets, can't attend. - $25.00 (USD)
F. Darn, wish I could be there! - $50.00 (USD)
G. Rats! Can't make it. - $100.00 (USD)

Trivia Challenge! Test your knowledge of Indiana. Twenty questions with a mix of Indiana and environmental facts, so everyone has a chance! $100 prize for first place. (Hint: some answers can be found at ikecoalition.org). Included with your admission cost.

Taster's Challenge! Test your taste buds on Indiana brews. The Taproom features 16 Indiana beers. Can you distinguish "American-style pale ale with centennial and Cascade hops" from "Irish red ale, soft malt sweetness balanced by tangy, citrus hop"? Join the Taster's Challenge to match five Indiana beers to their descriptions. Prizes for the most talented taste buds. Cost: $20 to play, or donation of $50 or more.

Also: Entertainment by the Mind Tripping Show!

Tickets and more information here.
Are you ready to tap into the Indiana beer scene? Look no further than the Phoenix Theatre’s 16th annual Brew-Ha-Ha Saturday June 25, 2011. Brew-Ha-Ha is an annual Indianapolis event with more than 20 Indiana microbreweries, you’re sure to find one that tickles your taste buds just right. Go ahead – try to taste them all. Though we certainly do not encourage this, and no such prize exists for accomplishing the feat, you’re sure to have a great time chugging away. What goes good with a stellar brew? Why, food and live music of course! With unlimited tastes of over 50 beers on tap, an abundance of food and melodious tunes in the air, the Brew-Ha-Ha is sure to please. The event is held rain or shine! The fun begins at 3pm and goes until 7pm. Cost is $25 presale at www.phoenixtheatre.org or $30 the day of the event. For the courageous few who will attempt to sample all the delicious brews, $10 will cover your designated driver. Remember, cash only accepted the day of the event and you must be 21 or over to attend. Come toss a few back that were made right here in Indiana! And like we always say – FEAR NO BEER!

The Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup is one of the largest competitions in the country. We have two separate divisions, Homebrew and Professional. We had 961 entries last year and are hoping to break 1000 in 2011. All of our judges are BJCP qualified.

Best of Show homebrewer will get the opportunity to brew the winning recipe at the Broad Ripple Brewpub, and Homebrewer of the Year will receive a Blichmann Boilermaker brew pot. Homebrew Club of the Year will receive a traveling trophy, banner, and bragging rights. MECA has won the Homebrew Club of the Year trophy three years in a row, so let’s see if a different club can take the trophy from them this year.

In the Professional Division, the Champion Brewery will receive a large trophy sponsored by the Brewers of Indiana Guild.

Entries are now open so it’s time to get your beer to Sun King for this year’s Brewers’ Cup. This web site is your source for the official rules and interactive, printable bottle tags/labels. Entries may be shipped (UPS preferred) to Sun King, 135 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, or hand carried. The tasting room at Sun King is very busy on Fridays and Saturdays, so we will have a couple of volunteers holding State Fair signs to direct you to the east side of the building (once in the parking lot, go north around the building to the east side). After dropping off your entries, you can go in the front door and pick up a growler or three. For business hours call Sun King (317-602-3702) or visit their web site. Entries will close at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 24, 2011.

Craft beer festival coming to New Haven this summer

June 1, 2011 – New Haven, Indiana – The Trion Tavern is proud to announce its 1st
Annual “Brew Haven” Summer Craft Beer Festival. On Saturday, August 6, 2011, northeast
Indiana’s newest craft beer festival will be held in downtown New Haven, Indiana. From
2pm to 6pm, attendees will have the opportunity to taste dozens of different beers. The
festival tent will be located on Main Street just east of Broadway along the north side of
Trion Tavern.

Numerous craft breweries will be on hand to pour samples of their beers. The growing list
of participants already includes: Upland Brewing Company (Bloomington, Indiana), Goose
Island Beer Company (Chicago, Illinois) and New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado)
and Five Star Distributing.

Advance tickets cost $25 and include: unlimited samples, a souvenir tasting glass, food
and water. Tickets can be purchased at Trion Tavern or through www.triontavern.com. A
limited number of tickets will be sold the day of the event for $30. Designated driver tickets
will also be available for $5. A portion of the proceeds will go to the New Haven Downtown
Improvement District. This will be a smoke-free event both under the tent and inside the

Trion Tavern is located at 503 Broadway in downtown New Haven, Indiana. “The Trion”
features the greatest selection of distinctive craft beers in the area with 58 different taps
and dozens of bottled beers. Many of the brews are regional, some of them rare, and all
are carefully chosen for their distinctiveness in order to provide the widest possible range
of styles for any palette. Owner and operator Greg Jacquay proudly provides a friendly,
authentic atmosphere with a unique, handcrafted bar as its centerpiece. Trion Tavern has a
full menu and a separate family room.

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