10 June 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Festival Blues Edition

Thanks to those who made it out to the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival. It was a great first event and we are already looking forward to next year.

You should also mark your calendars for Indiana Craft Beer Week, held next month for the week leading up to 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 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 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!

From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:
Summer is coming into full swing and we're gearing up for this Summer's festivals, as well as a host of other fun things we're participating in. We will be releasing Norwegian Blue (our Spruce infuse American Pale Ale) in the coming weeks. Johan the Barleywine will be making its triumphant return on our second anniversary (July 1st), which also means that we will finally be releasing our first beer in the Sun King Customizable Can! Keep your eyes on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as right here at Hoosier Beer Geek, for details...

Upcoming Events

Indieana Hadicraft Exchange / Independent Music & Art Festival
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 6:00-9:00 p.m.
IN the Tasting Room
Food & Music To Be Announced

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

At the Bars and Restaurants

From Jordan at Beer Sellar in Castleton:
New Indiana Draft Offerings
Peoples Wheat
Sun King Fist Full of Hops
Sun KIng Firefly Wheat
Barley Island Whose Ear
Barley Island 80 Shillings
Three Floyds Cerveza Mysteriso
New Albanian Beaks Best
Upland Infinite Wisdom

UpcomingTapping Events
June 27th Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Main Engine Start, Summer Ale, & Lager

July 11th Dark Horse Brewing Co

Crooked Tree IPA, Crooked Tree Double IPA, and Tres Blueberry Stout.

From Patrick at Patrick’s Kitchen in Zionsville:
It's all about the beer 'round here! IPA's rule the roost lately with Fist Full of Hops on from Sun King, when it blows it is replaced by Sun King's Popcorn Pils which we had the last time they made it and it's crispy and delicious. Bell's Oberon is on, Dark Horse's Crooked Tree Double IPA is going fast, to be replaced by Dreadnaught, rounding it out is the Belgian Style Farmhouse Tank 7 from Boulevard Brewing....on Nitro mind you. Upland's Double Dragon Fly is representing Bloomington this month.
Oh Yeah!...Just ordered a 1/2 Barrel from Sun King of "A Few Hops More" which promises to be their hoppiest beer to date.... Lots of Magnum Hops ...like 80# in 30 bbls!

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 the weekly update...

Friday, June 10th, from 5-8PM we will be sampling:

JEVER - Pilsener
BOULEVARD - 21st. Anniversary Ale (American Pale Ale)
LEIFMANS - Goudenband (Sour Flemish Brown)

(...and perhaps a few surprises)

New Brews this week include:

ERDINGER - Champ Weisse Bier
LEXINGTON - Bourbon Barrel Ale
STONE - Russian Imperial Stout (2011), Russian Imperial Stout Belgo Anise

From the Distributors
From Greg at Cavalier Distributing:

Lexington Brewing Co. Bottles: Bottles of KY Bourbon Barrel Ale, KY Ale & KY Light are in stock!

Stone Imperial Russian Stout & Belgo-Anise IRS: 2011 Stone IRS was released in Indiana this week along with the 1st time release of Belgo-Anise IRS. Belgo-Anise IRS is IRS brewed with a belgian yeast strain & anise.


6/11 - Liquor Stockhouse 1st Anniversary Tasting, Mishawaka; 4 - 6.

6/16 - Father's Day Tasting @ Chalet; 6 - 8.

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

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

7/13 - Binkley's IN Beer Dinner w/New Albanian, 3 Floyds & Sun King; 6pm; more details to come....

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!

Welcome to the 2011 Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup — Entries Are Now Open
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.

1 comment:

  1. This weekend is also 2011 Original Gravity, hosted by Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply. Come see how good home brewed beer can be!!!

    This Saturday, June 11, 2011, at TPB Supply in Fountain Square. Check out the web for more info:


    13 beers, plus a home brew competition, plus a couple guest taps, and more...