01 July 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Fireworks Edition


Just have a few things before we get started this week.  Have a very happy and safe Fourth of July.

Black Swan in Plainfield will have their beer on tap starting today.

Dig-IN is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested, head over to http://digindiana.org/ and sign up. 

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



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:
This week we will be sampling:

BOULEVARD - Zon (Belgian Wit)
VICTORY - Summer Love (Blonde Ale) 
UNIBROUE - Don De Dieu (Ale on Lees)

New beers this week include:
ALMOND '22 (Italy) - Pink IPA
ALMOND '22 - Farrotta ("Specialty Grain" ale with honey)
ALMOND '22 - Torbata - (Barleywine with honey and orange zest)
BARLEY ISLAND - Flat Top (Wheat Ale)
GREAT DIVIDE - Belgian Style Yeti (Imperial Stout)
HOPPIN FROG - Gulden Fraug (Belgian Strong Ale - not made anymore!) 
MOOSEHEAD - Lager Bier (Canadian Lager)
OMMEGANG - Chocolate Indulgence (Chocolate Stout)
SIERRA NEVADA / NEW CLAIRVAUX - Ovila (Abbey Dubbel)
VICTORY - Sunrise Weisse (German Hefeweizen style)
VICTORY - Summer Love (Blonde Ale)

Come enjoy some tasty brews with us tomorrow and have a safe and happy 4th of July!
From John at Crown Liquors in Fishers:
This week at Crown Liquors in Fishers, we will be doing a Goose Island and Sam Adams tasting. Thanks!

From Josh at Payless Liquors in Greenwood (SR 135):
A few new beers in stock-

Founders Devil Dancer
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
Boulder Hoopla
Hoppin' Frog Hop Dam
Two Brothers Hop Juice
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest
Great Divide Belgian Yeti
New Belgium Blue Paddle 
New Albanian/ Struise Naughty Girl Blonde IPA

At the Bars and Restaurants
From Jordan at the Beer Sellar in Castleton:
Upcoming Tapping Events

July 11th
Dark Horse Tapping Event
Crooked Tree IPA
Double Crooked Tree IPA
Tres Blueberry Stout

August 1
New Holland Tapping Event

Upcoming Drafts
Three Floyds Blackheart
Three Floyds Artic Panzer Wolf
Three Floyds Dreadnaught
Bells Golden Rye
Bloomington Brewing Imperial IPA
Brooklyn Summer Ale
From Stephen at the Bishop Bar in Bloomington:
If you aren’t familiar with us, we are a beer only bar with an emphasis on American craft beer. To give you an idea, our current draft beers include: Three Floyd’s Robert the Bruce and Pride & Joy, Flat 12 Amber, New Belgium Sommersault, Brooklyn Summer Ale, Founder’s Reds Rye PA, Bell’s Two Hearted, et cetera. 

This Saturday we are tapping both Three Floyd’s Apocalypse Cow and Arctic Panzer Wolf at 9pm. 

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
Peroni
Bells Oberon

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
It's beer 30 you say?  Currently we have 80% of our taps in Indiana Beer...those would include Sun King A Few Hops More....Three Floyds Dreadnaught AND Apocolypse Cow...Founders Double Trouble, and Upland's Double Dragonfly.....wait,....we only have 5 draft lines, does that mean that we are an all IPA or more like Double IPA house at this moment?  Apparently we are!  Thank you all for making such fun beers.  Thank you to Adrian Ball at Sun King for the daily toil....always learn something when you are here.
Don't worry BBC lovers, we are roadtripping to B-town today...looking for some Nitro Java Porter.
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
Scotty's Brewhouse Northside Indianapolis now has Abita Turbo Dog!

From the Distributors and Reps

From Mike, Illustrator for One Pint at a Time:
"Indiana:One Pint at a Time" won the gold medal in the travel guide category of ForeWord Magazine's 2010 Book of the Year Awards. Published by the Indiana Historical Society Press, written by Doug Wissing, photography by Dick Spahr, and spot illustrations by Mike Schwab. http://onepint.deanjohnson.com

The awards were announced at a ceremony during the American Library Association Conference in New Orleans. Books, representing the best independently published books from 2010 were selected by a panel of librarian and bookseller judges.

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
bar.

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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