08 July 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The 2011 Indiana Beer Week Edition

Indiana Beer Week is upon us!  There will be some great events this week, so get out there and enjoy something good!
Saturday, July 9 - IN Brewer's Cup
Sunday, July 10 - Hoods and Hops Car Show, Opti Park - Noon - 5pm
Monday, July 11 - Upland Tasting Room - Special tappings, including a firkin, rare beers, and lambic tasting
Tuesday, July 12 - Upland Beer Paired Dinner at Tavern on South - 6:30 Tapping at Flatwater with Upland
Wednesday, July 13 -Indiana Beer Dinner at Binkley's
Upland tapping at Ball & Biscuit
Thursday, July 14 - Sours Tasting at Brugge Brasserie
Flat12 Tap takeover at the Sinking Ship
Friday, July 15 - Make it Local dinner at Chef JJ's featuring Six IN Breweries and Chefs (Sold Out)
Chumley's Special Beer Tappings (all night)
IN Beer Tasting at Kahn's, 4-6 pm
Beer Tasting at Crown Liquors (Downtown), 4-7 pm

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Bob at Flat12 in Indianapolis:
Thursday, July 14th
Sinking Ship, 7pm(?)
Flat12 Night, Tap takeover 4-6 taps, including a preview or two

Friday, July 15th
Binkley's, 7pm(?)
Flat12 Night, 4-6 taps including a preview or two.

More details at: @Flat12_Josh or @Flat12Bierwerks

We did a soft release* yesterday of our Karousel Kolsch (Kolsch style) beer.
A German ale with qualities of a lager owed to pilsener malt and cold fermentation.
It's quite refreshing.
5.2% ABV, 27.7 IBU

*Soft release, translated. "Hey, we're putting the Kolsch on today." Heh.

From Andrew at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Happy Indiana Craft Beer Week to everyone. Be sure to stop by the RAM booth at the Indiana Microbrewer’s Festival! In addition to Big Red IPA, Buttface Amber, Indy Blonde, and Barefoot Wit, we will also have special tappings of Anaheim IPA, an IPA brewed with Anaheim Chile Peppers at 4 p.m., and Porky’s Revenge, our Total Disorder Porter infused with bacon at 5:30 p.m. See everyone at the Fest!
From Lauren at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple:
- Coming Soon: New Seasonal Replic Ale

Carry Out
From 21st Amendment in Broad Ripple:
At the 21st Amendment in Broadripple we will host a special event in honor of Indiana Beer Week. This event will be on Tuesday, July 12, from 5 to 7 pm. We will have at least three tables of different brews from Indiana. There will also be special Guest, Veronica from Bells Brewery to celebrate craft beer with us. Eric Fear from Sun King will be bringing their award-winning craft beer to taste. Matt Clapesattle from World Class Beverages will also be tasting that day. On top of that we will host a representative of Bloomington's Upland brewery.

Please Join us in celebration for Indiana Craft Beer Week!
We look forward to tasting many outstanding beers with you!

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

DARKHORSE - Reserve Special Black Bier (Porter/Schwarzbier)
GREAT DIVIDE - Tripel (Belgian-Style Tripel)
NEW BELGIUM - Super Cru (Belgian-Style Grand Cru Ale)

New Beers this week include:

FOUNDERS - Cherise
BOULDER - Hazed and Infused (in cans!)
DANSK MJOD - Viking Blod (Honey Mead with Hibiscus Flowers and Hops)
GRADO PLATO - Weizen Tea
3 FLOYDS - Dreadnaught, and Arctic Panzer Wolf (FRESH!!!)

At the Bars and Restaurants
From Nick at the Milano Inn in Indianapolis:
The Milano Inn is adding draft lines!  So far the date of completion is going to be on July 10th.  To celebrate we'll be selling pints for half price on that Sunday. The tentative draft for that night is:  
Sun King Wee-Mac
Sun King seasonal
Sun King Cream Ale
Flat 12 Half Cycle IPA
Bells Oberon
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
New in…

Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie:
- Upland Nuthugger

Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette:
- People’s Mound Builder IPA

From the Distributors/Reps:
From Greg at Cavalier Distributing:

Breckenridge 471 Regal Pilsner: Imperial Pils; Limited Release; 6pks & (draft soon)

Die Hochland Imker Single Varietal Limetree Blossom Mead: New Austrian Mead; Available year around; 16.9oz bottles

Die Hochland Imker Sparkling Honey Wine Mead: New Austrian Sparkling Mead; Available year around; 750 ML bottles

Founders Cerise: Fresh Cherry Ale; Seasonal Release; 4pks & Draft

Founders Devil Dancer: Triple IPA; Extremely limited special release; 4pks & draft

Founders Blushing Monk: Belgian-style Raspberry Strong Ale; Extremely limited "Backstage" release; 750 ML & draft

People's Amazon Princess IPA: Special release IPA; Allocated & Very limited; Draft Only

People's NITRO Mr. Brown: Mr. Brown Ale on a Nitro line! New & available year around.


-7/08: Craft Beer Tasting @ Cap n Cork Broadway; Fort Wayne; 5 - 7pm

-7/10: Red, White & Brew Fest @ Shoreline Brewing Co.; Michigan City; 2 - 9 pm

-7/13: NABC / Sun King / 3 Floyds Beer Dinner @ Binkley's, 6pm

-7/15: Special Tapping Night at Chumley's Broad Ripple Featuring: Boulder, Founders, Great Divide, KY Bourbon Ale, & Stone Brewing.

-7/16: Indiana Microbrewer's Fest; 3 - 7 pm.

Upcoming Events:
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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