28 October 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Go Cards Edition

Before we get started, I have a few notes to make.

First, the buzz around Fountain Square is that Shelbi Street Cafe will be closing just before Thanksgiving and reopening a short time later (they are shooting for First Friday in December.  The menu will be tweaked, and they will have 10 taps in the restaurant, plus the additional (and different) 5 taps that are in Imbibe, the cocktail lounge adjacent to the restaurant.  We didn't catch if the name will change, but we'll post more details as we learn them.

Second, it is posted below, but I don't want you to miss that Twenty Tap's Grand Opening celebration has been postponed.  More details soon.

Finally, Tailgate for Nothing 5: Gravyfest is quickly approaching!  Join us on Saturday, November 5th.

P.S. Go Cardinals.

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From John at Half Moon Brewery in Kokomo:
Honey-Rye goes on tap today.

Half Moon Honey-Rye (Seasonal)

The wait is over!  The Honey-Rye is back and better than ever!  Its soft honey aroma will entice your senses and pave the way for the light sweet taste with a velvety smooth and creamy mouth-feel.  It finishes slightly spicy and dry due to the copious amounts of rye malt.  Truly a delightful beer with a delightful bite!

O.G.=1.066  ABV=7.6%  IBU=16

From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
On tap at Lafayette Brewing this weekend:  Star City Lager; Star City Dark; Star City Oktoberfest; East Side Bitter; Pipers' Pride Scottish Ale; Eighty-Five; Black Angus Oatmeal Stout; Java Rocket Stout; Bushman's Bitter; and Nugg-Ade IPA.
We've also got a spooktacular All Hallows Eve Party on Monday, October 31, featuring Big John Bates, Joe Buck and The Rocket Doll Revue Burlesque Troop.  $250 cash prize costume contest.  Show time is 9 pm, tickets are $15.

From the Potable Curmudgeon at New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:
Help NABC say goodbye to Leticia Bajuyo’s “Brew History: All Bottled Up.”, plus NABC IX - Ninth Anniversary Ale release - 10/28

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

Pie'd Piper Pumpkin Ale Party on October 27th at 6 p.m. - The Halloween spirit is coming to the Downtown RAM Restaurant and Brewery including costumes, a Pumpkin-carving contest, spooky spirits tastings, and Pie'd Piper Pumpkin Ale! In addition, Chef John will be whipping up some wholesome Biscuits 'n Turkey. The number of available pumpkins is limited, so come early to carve your gourd with a fresh pint o' pumpkin. 

From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:

Upcoming Events:

Nourish Cafe Brewer's Dinner at the IMA
Thursday, November 3rd
Contact Nourish for Reservations
(317) 923-1331
1st Friday at The Harrison Center
Friday, November 4th 
Fresh•Local•Beer and Art
1505 N. Delaware St.

Tailgate for Nothing 5 aka TFN5
Saturday, November 5th  11 a.m. - ???
Sun King South Parking Lot
Brought to you by the good folks at Hoosier Beer Geek 
WJJK Colts Tailgate
Sunday, November 6th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Conrad Hotel - 123 S. Illinois St.
Fresh•Local•Beer & Pre-Game Good Times
Brewer's Dinner at Restaurant Tallent
Tuesday, November 8th  6:00 p.m.
6 Courses of Delicious Food & Beer - $65
812-330-9801 for Reservations

WJJK Colts Tailgate
Sunday, November 13th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Conrad Hotel - 123 S. Illinois St. 
Fresh•Local•Beer & Pre-Game Good Times

Roving Cinema at Sun King presents Gremlins
Thursday, Novemaber 17th  7:00 p.m.
Movie presented by the Indianapolis International Film Festival
Fresh•Local•Beer and Pizza from Jockamo

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Join us at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company this coming Tuesday November 1st for the tapping of our new seasonal, Beneficence Pale Ale! We will be tapping it at 6pm and giving out free samples till 7pm. Stop by after you get off of work and enjoy a pint for $3.50.

From Mike at Triton Brewing Company in Indianapolis:
Triton still has Bourbon Barrel Deadeye Stout. Probably won't last the weekend. Buy two or more growler fills 10/29 and receive a Glow-In-The-Dark Trident to take to your holiday party. 
Guest Taps:

Three Floyds Zombie Dust
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Founder's Cerise
Sun King Grapefruit Jungle
Rivertown Helles Lager
Harpoon Leviathan
Goose Island Pere Jacques
Flat 12 Porter

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington/Indianapolis:
 B-Line Twilight Trail Run & Shindig. Saturday, October 29th, 6-10pm (Bloomington) 
A non-competitive run/walk followed by live music, food, and beer at Upland’s Bloomington Brew Pub. More information and tickets available at http://tinyurl.com/twilightrun. 
Leftover Turkey Trail Run and Novemberfest. Saturday, November 26th, 3-7pm. Eagle’s Crest—Eagle Creek Park (Indianapolis) 
A 5k, 10k, and 1 Mile Group Loop (for those that like to take a break and drink a beer while running with friends) followed by an all-inclusive party with food, beer, and live music. More information and registration at http://tinyurl.com/leftoverturkey.
At Bars and Restaurants
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville:
Our Oktoberfest went well, sold out and they stayed late which is always a good sign.
We are just receiving a keg of Dreadnaught which assures the uninterrupted supply for a week or so, then there is Sun King Oktoberfest, Sun King Jungle Room, Founder's Breakfast Stout, and People's Pils.....along with some German bottles that remain....get 'em on sale for just $2.50 until they are gone, THAT'S THE GERMAN BOTTLES PEOPLE...On Wednesdays we do $3 draft of a Microbrew and this week it will have been People's Pils.

From Tom at The Pub in Mishawaka:
The Pub, 408 W. Cleveland Rd, Mishawaka, IN (formerly the tap room for Mishawaka Brewing Company beers, now has Sun King's four house beers (Osiris, Wee Mac, Bitter Druid and Sunlight Cream Ale) on tap as well as 3Floyds Alpha King, Bell's Two Hearted, Southern Tier 2XIPA, Southern Tier jahVa Stout, Two Brothers Cane & Ebel, and Paulaner Hefe Weiss.  Also have  3Floyds Dreadnaught and Munsterfest, Southern Tier Back Burner Barleywine, New Holland Dragons Milk in 22 oz bombers.

From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in Various Locations:

Come on by Scotty’s Brewhouse Northside Indianapolis or Downtown on Tuesday and get a $6.00 48oz. Pitcher of Select Domestic & Microbrew Drafts. Leinenkugel’s new seasonal, Fireside Nut Brown, was just released and offered for this special on Tuesday nights!!

All of our college locations, Muncie, Bloomington & West Lafayette are offering an amazing pitcher special on Tuesday nights. We have a select list of $5 Domestic & Microbrew Pitchers!!! Enjoy a Sam Adams Winter, their new seasonal, on Tuesday’s for only $5.00!

From Kristin at Tomlinson Tap Room in City Market, Indianapolis:
Monday 10/31 ~ 3 Floyds Broo Doo tapping for Halloween 
Wednesday 11/2 ~ Ram Brewery on Tap - All Hops Go to Heaven IPA, Amber Waves Farmhouse Saison, Pie'd Piper Pumpkin Ale, and TTR exclusive Chupacabra Porter infused with ancho chiles
Wednesday 11/9 ~ New Albanian's Yakima IPA & Mad Anthony Pumpkin Ale
Wednesday 11/16 ~ Trition Brewing Co - Amber & Stout 
Friday 11/23 ~ First Anniversary Celebration - More details soon! 

From Rob at Twenty Tap in the neighborhood south of Broad Ripple:
Twenty Tap's Grand Opening Celebration, scheduled for October 29th has been postponed.  Check back for the official rescheduled date.  

For Carry-out
From Jason at Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply in Fountain Square:

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 the MONK 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 Jen at Cavalier Distribution:

Stone Double Bastard - limited seasonal release; 22oz and draft
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale -limited seasonal release; 22oz and draft    
Breckenridge Christmas - limited seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
Stevens Point St. Benedict's Winter Ale - limited seasonal release; 6 packs only 
11/1 - Birdy's Monthly Beer Tasting ; 6pm-8pm ; $10
11/5 - Fiddler's Hearth thebeerisgood.com Tap Takeover; South Bend (ALL DAY)
11/8 - Founders Special Tapping at Chatham Tap Fishers; (ALL DAY) music starts at 8pm
11/16 -Monon Food Co/People's Brewing Co ; 6pm; tix at MoFoCo $35
12/6 - Birdy's Monthly Beer Tasting ; 6pm-8pm ; $10
12/6 - Stone Special Tapping at Chatham Tap Fishers; (ALL DAY) music starts at 8pm
12/14 - NABC Special Tapping at The Sinking Ship ; 7pm
1/31/2012 - Binkley's Super Founders Bowl Beer Dinner ; Tuesday, 6:30pm ; $75.00, tix at Binkley's

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