03 June 2011

Random Beer Roundup - They're Doing it in Bloomington Now, Too! Edition

We are starting to swing into festival season here and this weekend is jam packed.  First, you'll see many of the Knights at Bloomington's First Annual Craft Beer Festival.  If you are around the Clarksville area, Todd is hosting their Annual Fest of Ale, and if you're in Indy, there are plenty of tastings and other events going on.

Sun King released their IPhone app this week (search Sun King Beer), there will be one coming for us Android users eventually, we hear.

Hope to see you soon!

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 4
Bloomington Craft Beer Festival
Keg Liquors Fest of Ale, Clarksville
Sullivan Hardware (71st/Keystone) 57th Anniversary and Cook-off

June 7th
Tangerine Porter Tapping - Sonka Irish Pub (Terre Haute)

June 8th
Featured Brewery of the Month @ Barley Island, Flat12 Nunmoere Black IPA Tapping

June 11th
Tangerine Porter Tapping, Binkley's Kitchen and Bar

June 14th
Stone Creek Dining, Noblesville, Beer Dinner

June 17th
UPL Wine and Beer Fest

June 25th
Brew Ha Ha

From New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:

Read more about this art and where it will be featured here and here.  Read more about what coming up this week at NABC here.

From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:
We've got some really fun, locally inspired beers coming out for you this summer starting with Popcorn Pilsner that is On Tap RIGHT NOW! It was made with 300 pounds of locally grown popcorn from the Riehle family farm in Sunman, IN. It took our entire staff over 12 hours to pop all that corn utilizing over a dozen popcorn poppers! The end result is a crisp pilsner beer with a slight hint of popcorn in the finish... It is truly unique, incredibly delicious and amazingly thirst quenching. Perfect for hot Indiana days. This past week we brewed a new seasonal beer, Norwegian Blue Pale Ale, crafted with locally harvested Spruce tips. Drawing inspiration from some time Dave and I spent with Joe Short (Short's Brewing in Michigan, makers of Spruce Pilsner), we decided that the unique character of these tree trimmings impart in a beer would be a great complement to our favorite style of beer, American Pale Ale. It's still in the fermenter so a release date hasn't been finalized, but if the experiments we did are any indication, we think you are really going to enjoy this beer!

Outside of the brewery, we have been fortunate enough to solidify some great community partnerships, two of which involve the cinematic arts. As of Friday, June 3rd Sun King will be available On Tap at the Indianapolis Museum of Art's weekly Summer Nights Film Series. Details can be found here: http://www.imamuseum.org/programs/films
Sun King has also just been named the Official Beer of the Indianapolis International Film Festival and will be available at all events and screenings related to the IIFF. So there will be a lot of opportunities to catch great movies around the city this summer while you enjoy some Fresh•Local•Beer.

Upcoming Events:

A Few Hops More Tapping
Thursday, June 9th 6:00-9:00 p.m.
IN the Tasting Room
Food from Mabel on the Move & Music from Woody Pines

Indieana Hadicraft Exchange
Saturday, June 11th 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Harrison Center for the Arts - 1505 N. Delaware St.
Local Artists, Local Music & Fresh•Local•Beer

Indianapolis International Film Festival Launch Party
Thursday, June 16th 6:00-8:00 p.m.
IN the Tasting Room
Food by Scratch • Music from Twin Peaks
From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Batch 1000 – Easy Rye-der
Our 1000th batch, the Imperial Rye Pilsner “Easy Rye-der”, has confirmed its ready for our big party on Saturday, June 18th at 3 p.m. Accompanying this momentous release at our Downtown Indy location will be a limited edition keg of Barrel-aged NUTorious Brown, Evan Williams whiskey samples, food infused with Big Horn beer, and live acoustic music. Come join us to celebrate 1000 great batches of Big Horn brew in Indy!

Barefoot Wit now on Tap
With the warm weather comes the urge to throw those shoes aside and sink your toes into the sand. In that spirit, we have created Barefoot Wit, a Belgian White Ale with a flavorful and refreshing appeal. The crisp tartness from the specially chosen Belgian yeast strain is complimented by spice additions of Orange Peel, Coriander, and Chamomile.

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 Lauren at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing and Scotty's Brewhouse/Lakehouse:
Thr3e Wise Men will be at the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival
There will also be Thr3e Wise Men at the Taste of Tippecanoe

Downtown Indianapolis is now serving:
Sin Cider
Thr3e Wise Men Blackberry Wheat

Thr3e Wise Men is now serving:
Duke of Hazzard Rye IPA

At the Bars and Restaurants

From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
On the shelves in the Goose's cellar...

When Two Brothers says, "Askew!" we say, "Bless you." The latest of their Project Opus, Askew is a sour with three years on it already. It's rare and good(-sundheit).

Coney Island's Mermaid Pils is on the singles shelf making a *Splash.*

There are only Two Jokers in each deck, but the Goose's cellar is stocked with several more. No Fool-in'...we Jest(-er) wanted you to know.

From Patrick at Patrick’s Kitchen in Zionsville:
BooHoo....no Craft Festival for Patrick, we, will, however be selling lots of breakfast burritos at the Farmer's Market in Zionsville though.
On tap by the time this posts will be Upland Double Dragonfly (Thanks Cari), Sun King Fist Full O' Hops...(thanks Adrian), Crooked Tree Double IPA (thanks Jo Vickery), and Tank 7 from Boulevard Brewing (thanks Joshua)

Carry Out
From Ali at 21st Amendment Liquors in Broad Ripple:
Saturday June 4th from 2 - 4 pm Ryan from Cavalier Dist. will be sampling a couple summer brews, one from Breckenridge and one from Clipper City. He will also have a couple others to taste that are delicous year round. Please join us!
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 the Distributors
From Greg at Cavalier Distributing:

Erdinger Champ - Hefe Weissbier designed to drink well out of the bottle & slightly more sessionable. New year around beer, 6pks.

The Bruery Tradewinds Tripel - Brewed w/Rice & Thai Basil! Summer release, very limited, 750 ML Bottles.

Two Brothers Askew Sour Ale - Over 3 years in the making & the most recent Opus Series release from the Bros!! Askew is a blend of old & young liquid, aged in French Oak. Extremely limited & allocated, 375 ML Cork & Caged Bottles.


6/07 - Monthly Cavalier Craft Beer Tasting @ Birdy's; 6 - 8pm; $10

6/11 - Liquor Stockhouse 1st Anniversary Tasting, Mishawaka,

6/16 - Father's Day Tasting @ Chalet

6/24 - Wiseguys Tasting, Merrillville,

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

Upcoming Events:
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!
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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