22 July 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Thankful Edition

Another Indiana Beer Week has come and gone.  Thanks to those that participated by volunteering, attending, or providing beer for the events that went on during the week. 

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 AleDouble-Hopped Pale AleRobust 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 Bob at Flat12 in Indianapolis:
Upcoming events on the Flat12 calendar include:
Friday - Flateau du Dorman Blackberry Porter,
Saturday - Twelve Cycle (aka Bi**h Please),
Sunday - Carrot Top Ginger Wit
Saturday, 23rd Flat12 Night at Victory Field (Indians)
Monday, 25th Maggiano's Beer Dinner
Tuesday, 26th Sahm's Place TNT (Trivia Night)

From John at Half Moon Brewery in Kokomo:
Releasing the ReplicAle this Thursday.  Some of you got to try it at the Microbrewer's festival on Saturday.

Indiana ReplicAle: This summer, about 19 breweries from around Indiana have each brewed a Single Hop Pale Ale using the same recipe and same ingredients (other than hops)  to demonstrate some of the differences between varieties of hops. Every participating brewery has used a different hop variety. Half Moon chose to use Falconer's Flight hops described as having "superior aromatic qualities, imparting distinct tropical, citrus, floral, lemon and grapefruit tones."  It turned out to be one heck of a beer!   If American Pale Ales are your kind of beer, this one is worth making the trip to Kokomo for.  Liz Laughlin, brewer from Rock Bottom Brewery - College Park, supplied this year's recipe below:

 Briess Standard 2-row malt     85.0%
 Briess Caramel 40 malt          7.5%
 Briess Carapils malt            7.5%
 IBU 40
 OG 1.050
 FG 1.009
 ABV 5.4%
 Dry hopping rate = 1/3 lb. per barrel

From Andrew at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:

Our Brewers of Indiana Guild ReplicAle is now on tap at both RAM locations! Nick-named “Single (hopped) and Loving It,” this American Pale used one hop variety exclusively throughout. The brew’s pleasurable flavor profile showcases all of the great characteristics of the American hop called Chinook, highlighted by the over-the-top citrusy grapefruit presence. Enjoy! Now on TapBill’s Bettor – Nutty malt with a light body and dry finishBarefoot Wit – tart and refreshing with additions of Orange Peel, Coriander, and ChamomileBatch 1000 Easy Rye-der – big and balanced flavor of pilsner malt, noble hops, and ryeSingle (hopped) and Loving It – American Pale with Chinook hops
At the Bars and Restaurants
From Nick at Milano Inn in Indianapolis:
At Milano Inn this week, we have:
Sun King Wee-Mac
Sun King Cream Ale
Sun King Norwegian Blue

All Sun King Beers are on Special Every Saturday
Peroni- on special Friday
Bells Oberon
Flat 12 Half Cycle IPA
From Lauren at Scotty's Brewhouse various locations:

Visit any Scotty's Brewhouse or Scotty's Lakehouse and enjoy the featured Thr3e Wise Men beer on the rotating tap!

Scottys Brewhouse Northside Indianapolis now has Woodchuck Summer on tap!
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Just confirmed our deliery of Stone Ruination, so it will go on soon, currently there is Dreadnaught, Sun King a few hops more, BBC Java Porter, Bell's Oberon, and Founder's Double Trouble....

From the Distributors/Reps:
From Greg at Cavalier Distributing:
-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:
Brew Haven Craft Brew Festival
Saturday, August 6   2pm-6pm   New Haven, Indiana

Samples of over 100 different beers from more than 30 breweries will be poured at the First Annual “Brew Haven” Craft Beer Festival. Many of the brews will be rare or seasonal including (but not limited to) special offerings from Upland, Flat12, Sun King, Mad Anthony, Sam Adams and New

Five Star Distributing, World Class Beverages, Cavalier Distributing and Aalco Distributing are lending their support and will also be present at the festival. Brewers Art Supply will be on hand to help explain the hobby of homebrewing. Old Crown Coffee Roasters will be pouring their own kind
of brew. And finally, the members of M.A.S.H. (Fort Wayne Homebrew Club) will be pouring 50 of their own handcrafted beers including some that recently won awards at the Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup, one of the nation’s largest homebrew competitions.

Tickets can be purchased at Trion Tavern or through www.triontavern.com. Advance tickets cost $25 and include: unlimited samples, a souvenir tasting glass, a meal and water. 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.

For the full lineup and more information…
Visit us at: www.triontavern.com
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/brewhavenfestival
Follow us on Twitter: @BrewHaven
We are holding an Oktoberfest on Sept. 24th at our park (1900 block of Alabama). It is $5 for advanced tickets and $10 at the door- all proceeds will go towards an endowment to maintain the HMP Park (event location). So far we will be serving Upland Beer, Fountain Square Brewing samples, and Schlalfy Beer samples as well as featuring live music from Hero Jr. Food vendors include Ivey Spice and Sweet Cakes by Ronda. You can get additional information from the following: 

oktoberfesthmpf.com@oktoberfestHMPFFacebook Event: Herron-Morton Oktoberfest

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