15 July 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Pushing Cardano's Law Edition

We are only one day away from the 16th annual Microbrewer's Festival.  We are excited for everything except the weather, but there is plenty of shade to be found and we won't be lacking in good beer to drink.  If you are coming, pack the sunscreen and some water and enjoy your day!  Say hi if you see me!

Some other events tonight:

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 Erin at Black Swan Brewpub in Plainfield:
In case you haven't heard, Black Swan Brewpub in Plainfield has officially tapped its first few beers. Brewed by Co-owner and Head Brewer DJ McCallister, Black Swan's house beer list includes: 90 Schilling Scottish Ale, Double-Hopped Pale Ale, Robust Porter (tapping this week) and Hefeweizen (tapping this week), with an ESB in the queue.

Every Friday will be "Grill & Fill Friday." For $12 customers can get their growlers filled with Black Swan beer and a cheeseburger. Grill & Fill only includes the "fill." For those who don't have a growler, it is $4 to purchase the glass.

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!

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! VIP is sold out, but DD tix can be purchased here.)
From Joe at Crown Liquors (US 31 S.) in Indianapolis:
In celebration of Indiana Craft Beer Week, this Friday, July 15th, from 5-8PM we will be sampling brews from every Indiana Brewery we have in stock!!!



...And perhaps even some special surprises!

New beers will arrive tomorrow as well!

Also, our Downtown store (Delaware and Ohio) will be doing an UPLAND tasting Friday, from 4-7PM featuring their everyday beers and the special release Lambics.

Don't forget to buy your tickets to the Indiana Microbrewers Festival, this Saturday, July 16th, from 3-7PM. We still have tickets here at US 31 (and some other Crowns), get them before it's too late!
At the Bars and Restaurants
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse various locations:
Indiana Beer Week at Scotty's
Go to any Scotty's Brewhouse or Scotty's Lakehouse locations and try the following Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. beers on their designated day for $4.50 a pint!

Fri – Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. Centennial Martyr Double IPA
Sat – Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. Hubbard and Craven's Coffee Porter
Sun – Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. Two Lucy's Blackberry Wheat
From Dan at Fat Dan's Deli in Broad Ripple:
Delirium Tremens, Old Style, Upland Wheat and Dragonfly, and SunKing Cream Ale on tap now at Fat Dan's....stop by after the Micro brewer's festival in Broad Ripple this Saturday!

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

Berghoff Backyard Ale: 4pk / 16 oz CANS; American Wheat Ale; Limited seasonal release


-7/15: Craft Beer Tasting at Kahns on Keystone Featuring: Mad Anthony, NABC, Tyranena & Upland; 4 - 6 pm.

-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.

-8/05: Seasonal Craft Beer Tasting @ Parti Pak Lq; 4 - 6 pm

-8/05: Vintage Spirits Customer Appreciation Tasting; 1 - 4 pm.

-8/06: Vineyard Lq Tasting on Brookville Rd.; 4 - 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.


  1. So, now that Microbrewers Festival has come and gone, what say we get some solid info on HBG 5? I really want to get some of my friends there this year who have missed the previous ones.

    And you may not want my opinion on this, but I have to say that HBG 3 was far and away the best one you've had. Here's hoping that 5 is the second coming of 3! ;)

  2. What was better about 3 than 4?

    As for details: We don't have any yet, so you'll know when we do..

  3. Obviously, it's a matter of personal taste, but for me, one word: food! The tamales last year were tasty, without a doubt, but just didn't compare to the wonderfully delectable fare prepared by Chef JJ and company, even if they had some challenge in keeping up with demand.

    I still pine for those smoked mushrooms on toast, kicked up a bit by the jalapeno juice...

    Both years were thoroughly enjoyable, though...and among the best beer events I have attended!

    (The small crowd size is big factor in this, as well)