09 December 2011

Random Beer Roundup - The Near Christmas Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Skip at Fountain Square Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:
Our tasting room is fully open now.  Hours are Thursday and Friday 4-9pm, Saturday and Sunday noon-6pm.  On Sundays growler refills are $5 all other days $6.50 refills.  Current tap list is our pale, amber, blonde and porter along with 2 seasonals….an oatmeal stout and an IPA.

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis:
Java Disorder is coming back! Be sure to join us next Thursday, December 15th for the RAM "Ugly Sweater Party" where we will also release the most recent reincarnation of Java Disorder. The evening will also feature a raffle to benefit the Julian Center, and of course, your best Christmas sweaters from the back of the closet. 

Java Disorder merges the RAM's award-winning Total Disorder Porter with locally-roasted coffee beans from B-Java Coffee and Tea. You don't want to miss this!

Recently Tapped:
Deep MysticBlack IPA
Aries American Wheat

From Clay at Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis:

Sink the Clipper Tapping
Thursday, December 15th 6-9 p.m.
Sun King Tasting Room
Food: TBA Music: Left Lane Cruiser 
Christmas Week Hours
Tues/Wed: Noon-6:00 p.m.
Thurs/Fri: Noon-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED

New Year's Week Hours
Tues/Wed: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Thurs/Fri: Noon - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

From Ryan a Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Come celebrate the Holiday Season with us at Thr3e Wise Men on Tuesday November 13th when we tap our next seasonal beer, Mount Crumpet Christmas Ale! We will hand out the samples and then have a toast to the Holiday Season at 6pm.
From Mike at Triton Brewing Co. in Lawrence:
Thanks to everyone that made our blood drive a success. Gingerbread Brown stock is dwindling quickly. This may be the last weekend for it in the tasting room. Draft of it is out in the market at select accounts.
Guest Taps: 
Bell's Christmas Ale
2 Brothers Cane & Ebel
Founders Dirty Bastard
New Holland Dragon's Milk
Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Ale
Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Goose Island Pere Jacques
Oaken Barrel Razz Wheat
Rivertown Helles

Many of those are ready to blow.

On Deck:
Founders Breakfast Stout
Upland Winter Warmer
From Lindsay at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington/Indianapolis:
On Friday, Dec 16th, we're tapping our Teddy Bear Kisses (Russian Imperial Stout) at 6pm over at the Indy Tasting Room. 

At Bars and Restaurants
From Jordan at Beer Sellar in Castleton:
New Beers on tap as of 12/8/11
Bells Christmas Ale
Brooklyn Companion
Flat 12 Nunemore IPA
Triton Gingerbread Brown 
Founders Porter
Founders Centennial
Widmer Pitch Black IPA
Sam Adams Winter 
December 12th- 23rd
The 12 Days of Sun King
A new Sun King beer tapped each day. 
Dec 12th Cowbell Milk Porter
Dec 13th Jungle Room
Dec 14th Colts 444
Dec 15th El Gallo
Dec 16th Ring of Dingle
Dec 17th Pale Ryder
Dec 18th Wee Muckle
Dec 19th Westy
Dec 20th A Few More Hops
Dec 21st Million Dollar Brewski
Dec 22nd Malus
Dec 23rd Buffalo Fest 
February 1 Super Bells Party
20 Bell's Brewery Taps and one cask. Details on what beers to come later.

From Ed at Black Market on Mass Ave. in Indianapolis:
Black Market will be hosting a "Holiday Beer Brunch" on Sunday, December 11th. We will be featuring 4 beers made specially for the holiday season paired with a holiday-inspired brunch menu (attached). Matt Clapesattle from World Class Beverage will be on-hand to discuss the beer pairings prior to each service. The cost is $35 per person + tax & tip. There will be two seatings, one at 10:30 and one at 1:30. Reservations are required for this event and can be made by calling 317-822-6757

Please do not hesitate to call with questions. 

From Jon at La Margarita in Fountain Square:
Taplist as of Thursday, December 8:

Fountain Square Oatmeal Stout
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
Boulevard Nutcracker
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
Saison Dupont
Founders Centennial IPA

From Stuart at MacNiven's on Mass Ave in Indianapolis:
On tap;
Bell's Sparkling Ale, American Belgian Tripel
Goose Island Christmas Ale
Boulevard NutCracker Ale
Next Draft Coming Soon....Tripel Karmeliet!

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville:
Okay, here goes, we moved Patrick's Kitchen to The Brick Street Inn.....New Address is 175 S. Main Street...Zionsville, Indiana..317-733-8755.  Beautiful and romantic, and we added 5 more taps of beer, so now we will have 10 taps available.....50seat restaurant, and 10 taps....who else has that ratio?

From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in Various Locations:
Stop by Scotty’s Brewhouse West Lafayette and enjoy a pint of their new roatting tap, Sierra Nevada Celebration. You can get a pint of this tasty beer every Thursday for $3.50. 
Scotty’s Brewhouse Muncie has a limited number of the Stone Vertical Epic bomber bottles for sale. You can enjoy this delicious beer every day of the week for $13.00. 
Scotty’s Burger Joint in Columbus is now pouring Flat 12 Milk Stout. You can stop by on a Wednesday night and get this amazing beer in a 48oz pitcher for only $9.00.

From the Distributors
From Jen at Cavalier Distributing:
Two Brothers Bare Tree Weiss 2011 - Barley wine; limited seasaonal release; 375ml and draft

Dupont Les Bons Veoux - Saison/Farmhouse Ale; limited seasonal release; 750ml only

Scaldis Prestige (2010 and 2011 vinatges) - Belgian Strong Pale Ale aged in Oak Barrels for 6 months; limited seasonal release; 750ml only

Scaldis Prestige de Nuits - Belgian Strong Pale Ale aged in Burgundy Barrels for 6 months; limited seasonal release; 750ml only

Scaldis Premium Noel (2009 - 2011 vintages) - Belgian Strong Ale Refermented in the bottle; limited seasonal release; 750ml only

Scaldis Noel (2010 and 2011 vintages) - Belgian Strong Ale; limited seasonal release; 8.48oz bottles and draft of 2011 vinatge


12/14 - NABC Special Tapping at The Sinking Ship ; 7pm

12/21 - Hamilton Beverage Beer Tasting ; 5pm

1/3/12 - Birdy's Monthy Beer tasting ; 6pm-8pm ; $1 
1/18/12 - Chalet #7 Craft Beer Tasting ; Elkhart ; 5pm-7pm

1/31/12 - Binkley's Founders Super Bowl Beer Dinner ; Tuesday, 6:30pm ; $75.00, SOLD OUT

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