23 September 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Welcoming Fall Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Bob at Flat12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:

-Saturday, Sept. 24th. Valpo Beer Fest
-Sunday, Sept 25th. All Beers Considered at The Fickle Peach, Muncie
-Sunday, Oct. 1, Taste of Germany @ The Rathskeller. Samples.
From Skip at Fountain Square Brewing Co. in Fountain Square:
I have brewed the first 4 batches the past couple of weeks.  Have a pale, porter, amber and blonde coming soon.  We are tapping our first beers at Tavern on South this Sunday and many other bars in the next couple of weeks.
From John at Half Moon Brewery in Kokomo:
It's Octoberfest time!
It has an orangish-amber color that reminds you of autumn, and it’s
rich caramel and toffee like malt flavors fill your mouth and give
you that warm fuzzy feeling inside.  There is a gentle finishing balance
from the imported hops.  This Marzen style German lager is a traditional
fall offering done our way!
ABV=6.25%  O.G.=1.062  IBU=25

From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:

We're gearing up for our trip to the GABF next week! We've got several beers in the competition this year and 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've also got some new beers in the works for you... Cowbell, our milk porter, will be returning to the Tasting Room and hitting the streets this Friday. Batch 444 aka Colt's 444, a malt liquor that was brewed with Indiana Masa (corn flour) is bubbling away in the Pig and will make its debut after it has had sufficient time to lager... and rumor has it that Dave is working on a recipe for an imperial version of Grapefruit Jungle, called Jungle Room, that we will be brewing next week!

Upcoming Events:

Herron Morton Place Oktoberfest
Saturday, Sept. 24th 3-10 p.m.
Herron Morton Place Park - 1900 Alabama St.
The Sun King Truck will be on hand pouring Fresh•Local•Beer

Carmel International Arts Festival
Saturday/Sunday - Sept. 24th/25th
Main Street in Carmel

Colt's Pre-Party at the Conrad
Sunday, Sept. 25th 4-8 p.m.
Free Admission

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

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 

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:
Come to Thr3e Wise Men on Monday night to watch the game and get one of our beers for a $1 off. Also we now have our new seasonal beer on tap Fat Bastard Scotch Ale.

From Mike at Triton Brewing Company in Indianapolis:
Triton Brewing will have its Magnificent Amber and Four Barrel Brown on tap this weekend in addition to Fieldhouse Wheat. Don't forget we are open 11-5 on Sundays for growler fills and pints. 
Guest taps:
Rivertown Helles
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Founder's Centennial IPA
Barley Island Dirty Helen Brown 
Bell's Double Cream Stout
Sun King Oktoberfest
Three Floyds Pride and Joy
Unibroue Trois Pistoles                
At Bars and Restaurants
From Jordan at Beer Sellar in Castleton:
New on tap as of 9/22/11
Bells Double Cream Stout and Q-Falls
Founders Breakfast Stout
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
Rogue Double Dead Guy
Flat 12 Lacto-Matic Milk Stout
Bee Creek CoffeeStout
Upland Oktoberfest

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Here at Patrick's we have been selling lots of Grapefruit Jungle from Sun King and even have another one in reserve...come see us....in addition, we have Stone Ruination, Flat 12 Half cycle....and while we are almost out of Sun King Pale Ryder, next up is People's Pilsner.....and did we mention more Grapefuit Jungle?

From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in Various Locations:
Join us at Scotty’s Brewhouse Muncie, Bloomington or West Lafayette location and enjoy a $5 48oz. Select Microbrew on Tuesday evenings.

Visit our locations in Indianapolis on Tuesday evenings for our new $6 48oz Select Microbrew Pitcher Special.

Visit Scotty’s Lakehouse on Wednesday evening and enjoy our new rotating tap Sun King Grapefruit Jungle for only $9 for a 48oz pitcher or any of our other Microbrew taps.

From Martin at Tavern on South in Indianapolis:
This sunday we our proud to be tapping two new beers from Fountain Square Brewing. We will be tapping Hop for Teacher Pale Ale and Backyard Porter at 3pm. Congratulations to Skip and the guys and welcome to the neighborhood. 
We will also be hosting a Goose Island Beer Dinner on Wednesday October 5th. (Call for Details)

For Carry-out
From Josh at Payless Liquors on 135 in Greenwood:
New arrivals -
Boulevard Nommo
New Albanian Tunnel Vision, Yakima Rye IPA & Jaxson Barleywine
Bell's Best Brown
Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin ale
New Holland Ichabod
People's Mound Builder IPA & Pilsner
Rivertown Oktoberfest
Two Brothers Heavy Handed "wet hop" IPA & Atom Smasher Oak aged Oktoberfest
Coney Island Freaktoberfest
Thirsty Dog Barktoberfest
Tyranena Hop Whore

From Jake at United Package Liquors County Line Rd:
Seasonal Brews in stock:Weihenstephaner Fest BierBreckenridge AutumnHofbrau OktoberfestHarpoon OctoberfestWarsteiner OktoberfestUpland OktoberfestBells OktoberfestPaulaner Oktoberfest WiesnShipyard PumpkinBrooklyn Post Rd Pumpkin Special Release in stock:People’s PilsnerPeople’s Moundbuilder IPANew Albanian Yakima Rye IPANorth Coast Grand CruSierra Nevada Ovila Series SaisonFounders Breakfast StoutRivertown Brewing Hop BomberRivertown Hop Baron Double IPARivertown Oatmeal Stout

From the Distributors
From Jen at Cavalier Distributing in Indianapolis:


Two Brothers Heavy Handed - Fresh Hop IPA; limited seasonal release; 6 packs and draft

Two Brothers Atom Smasher - Oktoberfest Marzen-Stlye Aged in Oak Foudres; limited seasonal release; 6 packs

New Albanian Yakima - Rye IPA; limited realease; 22oz bottles

New Albanian Tunnel Vision - Belgian White; limited release; 22oz bottles

New Albanian Jaxon - Barley Wine; limited release; 22oz bottles

Tyranena Painted Ladies Pumpkin - Spiced Pumpkin Ale; limited seasonal release; 6 packs and draft


Birdy's Monthly Beer Tasting ; 10/4/11 ; 6pm-8pm ; $10

Binkley's Brew Club Event featuring Tyranena Brewing Co ;10/6/11 ; 7pm

Monon Food Co/North Coast Brewing Co Dinner ; 10/12/11 ; 6pm

Birdy's Monthly Beer Tasting ; 11/1/11 ; 6pm-8pm ; $10

Monon Food Co/People's Brewing Co ; 11/16/11 ; 6pm

Birdy's Monthly Beer Tasting ; 12/6/11 ; 6pm-8pm ; $10
NABC Special Tapping at The Sinking Ship ; 12/14/11 ; 7pm

9/23 - Craft Beer Tasting @ Duneside Liquors; Portage 4-6pm (CST)

9/24 - Evansville Museum of Art, History & Science 14th Annual Brew Ha Ha featuring New Albanian; Evansville 6-10pm (CST); $25 advance ticket & $30 day of event

9/29 - Feast of Fall Beers @ Keg Liquors; Clarksville 5-8pm

10/15 - Porter Perfect Pint Festival  1-5pm

11/5 - Fiddler's Hearth thebeerisgood.com Tap Takeover; South Bend (ALL DAY)

Upcoming Events:
Herron-Morton Place Oktoberfest
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: 
Facebook Event: Herron-Morton Oktoberfest


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.


  1. I'll be at the Herron-Morton Oktoberfest tomorrow, pouring beer from the Sun King truck all day long.

    Many people have asked which breweries will be there:
    - Flat 12
    - Fountain Square
    - New Day
    - Schlafly
    - Sun King
    - Upland

    Food vendors include:
    - Byrnes Grilled Pizza
    - Ivey Spice
    - Scratch Truck
    - Sweetcakes by Ronda
    - Taste of Philly

    See you Saturday!

  2. I just noticed Two Deep is on that Brew Bracket poster. I didn't know they were open or had their permits in place to be brewing beer....

  3. Rodney - TwoDeep was in for the event, but had to pull out for the permit reasons you mentioned. Sad to lose them but we'll get them in next time.

    The updated list is here: