30 September 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Denver Hopefuls Edition

This weekend, we'll be anxiously awaiting the news of who won medals in this year's GABF.  We wish all competing breweries, especially our own Indiana breweries, luck this year! 

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Bob at Flat12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:

 Upcoming events at the Flat12 brewery include: 
Altbier tapping. Small batch. Friday, Sept 30
FlatJack Pumpkin Ale Tapping Party (Tentatively scheduled for 10/7).
Second Friday with Brian Deer and Tad Armstrong (music) 10/14
Chew on This: Indiana Humanities on Prohibition (Taste and Talk) 10/18

Taste of Germany, October 1, Firefighters Union Hall
Second Helpings Harvest Night, October 1, Second Helpings HQ
Brew Bracket (Beer Tournament), October 8, Fairgrounds
Porter Perfect Pint, October 15th, Porter, Indiana

From Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:
Thunderfoot Bomber Release information
Thanks to LEO Readers' Choice voters for thinking of NABC

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

Look out for two new seasonals coming your way with tappings at the RAM the next two Thursdays. First up All Hops go to Heaven is going to be tapped in Fishers on Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 pm. This bold American IPA showcases a prominent fruity hop flavor enhanced by the supportive malt backbone.

Next up, we will be releasing Amber Waves Farmhouse Ale at our Downtown location on Thursday, October 13th at 6 p.m. This Belgian Saison features fruity and spicy notes from the yeast balanced by a floral character from the hefty noble hop additions.

Lastly, Indy Nightlights stopped by for our Batch 1000 celebration! Check out the RAM team including Head Chef, John Rantanen, and Head Brewer, Andrew Castner, at http://www.nightlights.tv/I_15.shtm.

On Tap Now
Rhineland Kolsch
Longshanks IPA
Big Horn Oktoberfest

From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:

We're headed to the GABF this week! If you happen to be lucky enough to have tickets and be traveling to Denver for the event, you can find Sun King at Booth H11. We will be pouring Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Osiris Pale Ale, Grapefruit Jungle and Pappy Van Muckle (Wee Muckle aged in a 20 year old Pappy Van WInkle Barrel). 
We brewed Jungle Room Imperial IPA on Monday, which is an imperial version of Grapefruit Jungle and will be releasing it and Batch 444 sometime in October...
Cowbell Milk Porter and Oktoberfest are available in the Tasting Room and we will be releasing a very limited quantity of Grapefruit Jungle in 4-pack on Friday, September 30th.

Upcoming Events:

Great American Beer Festival
Thursday, Sept. 29 - Saturday, Oct. 1
Denver Convention Center
Sun King Booth: H11

1st Friday at the Harrison Center
Friday, October 7th  5-9 p.m.
Fresh•Local•Beer & Local Art

Trader's Point Oktoberfest
Saturday, Oct. 8th  Noon-7 p.m.
Trader's Point Creamery
Polka Boy will be playing and the Sun King Truck will be on hand pouring Fresh•Local•Beer

Big Green Bistro Brewer's Dinner at Sun King
Wednesday, October 12th  7-9:30 p.m.
4 Courses paired with Fresh•Local•Beer - $40 

Sun King Takes Over Flatwater
Thursday, October 13th - 5:00 p.m.
We'll be loading up their draft lines with all sorts of treats!

El Gallo Negro Tapping
Thursday, October 27th 6-9 p.m.
Sun King Tasting Room
Food from Big Green Bistro / Music TBA

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. In Broad Ripple:

Join us this coming Tuesday October 4th for the tapping of our next seasonal beer, Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest, at Thr3e Wise Men!

Tapping Party from 6pm to 7pm.

From Mike at Triton Brewing Company in Indianapolis:
Triton Brewing is tapping it's fifth beer, Railsplitter IPA, on Oct. 6 at 6pm.

This week's guest taps:

Sun King OktoberfestHarpoon LeviathanGoose Island Pere JacquesFounders Centennial IPABell's Double Cream StoutStone Arrogant BastardRivertown HellesFounders CeriseThree Floyds Pride and Joy

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomingtion:
Upland’s Sour Reserve Release and Reception 
Head Brewer Caleb Staton started Upland’s sour ale program as an experiment in 2006 with only four oak barrels for aging sours. The program has grown much since then, and along the way Caleb has blended portions of his favorite batches together in a single barrel to create the live harmony of tartness, fruitiness, and layers of unique flavor that we call Sour Reserve. After years in the making, this exceptionally complex beer, possibly our finest creation yet, is finally ready for release.
Read more at http://uplandbeer.com/sour-reserve-release-and-reception/
At Bars and Restaurants
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:

Patrick's is currently pouring Sun King Grapefruit Jungle....People's Pils, Stone Ruination, and Flat 12 Half Cycle.
On deck we have Sun King's Oktoberfest, and are waiting on our keg of Dreadnaught....oh  yeah and the Breakfast Stout from Founder's should be delivered the first week of Oct.
From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
Enjoy a pint of our new rotating tap, Goose Island Harvest Ale, at Scotty’s Brewhouse Downtown for only $3.50 on Thursday night. 
If you are on the Northside of Indianapolis stop by the Scotty’s Brewhouse on 96th street and enjoy a pint of Flat 12 Porter for $3.50 on Thursday night.
Scotty’s Lakehouse currently is serving Sun King Grapefruit Jungle as it’s rotating tap. Grab a $9 48oz pitcher on Wednesday evenings!!
From Martin at Tavern on South in Indianapolis:
We will be hosting a Goose Island Beer Dinner on Wednesday October 5th. (Call for Details)

For Carry-out
From Jason at Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply in Fountain Square:
5th Annual Tuxedo Park Brewers Fauxtoberfest!
October 8, 2011 | 4:00pm to Midnight
This is THE annual fall customer appreciation event.  Bring your Lederhosen and St Pauli Girl outfits.  We'll have a brew competition for our shop customers, along with some samples of our custom kits and favorites, including a unique 2011 local hop Harvest Ale.  There will be food from Claus' Market and Smokehouse on Shelby and musical acts to fill the evening with folksy acoustic sounds.
Pre-order a glass on-line for this annual fall Oktoberfest ritual for $23.36 ($25 incl. tax) to obtain your custom pint glass and all the food and samples you wish.  Samples are provided. No beer will be sold at this event.  Fauxtoberfest! is held at our shop, located one block south of the fountain off the alley along at 1139 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN.  Check out the store location map for more directional info.

MONK Chili Bowl 2011!Time:    Saturday, November 12 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location:  Big Car Gallery in Fountain Square Think ahead to November. What comes to mind? There's a chill in the air, football on the tv... Now think of food. Chili. Beer. That's just about all you need. 
So let's combine them. The Chili Bowl is a club-sponsored competition to produce both, a beer with chili [peppers] in it and a chili made with THAT beer.  The results will be presented at Big Car Gallery on November 12.  The event will have limited tickets available to the public for $10...proceeds directly support future MONK activities, tastings and products.  If this sounds like you, head over theMONK facebook event page (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227225227329688) and post a comment so the organizers will know you would like to purchase tickets – exact method of public ticketing is still TBD.

From the Distributors/Reps:
From Steve at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co:
Join Sierra Nevada's Brew Master Steve Dresler at Binkley’s on Wednesday, October 12th  to talk about his beers. The party starts at 7pm.  On tap that night will be 8 special brews from Sierra Nevada. They include Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Tumbler Brown Ale, Kellerweis Hefe Weizen, Estate Homegrown Fresh Hop IPA, Northern Hemisphere Fresh Hop IPA, Ovila Saison, and our collaboration with Dogfish Head, Life and Limb (brewed with Birch & Maple syrup).  Enjoy pints of Sierra Nevada brew and talk with Brew Master Steve Dresler. Get there early, as supplies of specialty beers are limited!

Upcoming Events:

Third Indpls Liederkranz Oktoberfest

October 01, 2011
Location: Liederkranz Hall - 1417 East Washington Street, Indpls. Free parking at Indiana FOP and Ivy Tech. 
Imagine a smaller Oktoberfest inside a dry building decorated as a German Beer Hall. Band is the Original Alpine Express that has appeared at German Park, Sun King Brewery and many other area locations.  A fun evening with dancing and gemutlichkeit!
Octoberfest will be held again on the first floor in a room that resembles a German Beer Hall. No concert, but a great band, food, and bar. An RSVP helps us serve you better. Call 782-9216.
Door open at 6:00 PM
Food is served 6:00 PM 
Entertainment: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM 
Entrance: $8 per person non-members. $4 for members
Menu: Claus' Bratwurst, Knockwurst $3.50. German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Green beans $1.50. Desserts $1.00. Coffee 50 cents. Draft German beer 12 oz $3.00. Pitcher $11.50. Domestic beer in cans $2 


 Brew Bracket is back!
The tournament of craft brews returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds this fall, with an event featuring Stouts on the afternoon of Saturday, October 8th. Come join us to taste 16 different Indiana Stouts and vote for your favorites in a blind, head-to-head comparison.
Tickets are available at www.brewbracket.com ($35 participant and $7 for DD). Only 400 tickets will be sold.

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