13 April 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The Superstitious Edition

Save the Date:  TFN6 on May 5!

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Darren at Bier Brewery in Indianapolis:

Here's the lineup for this week:

Belgian Wit
Barley Buddy Brown
4 Banger Amber
Cascadian Light Ale

Saturday at 1pm -
Chinookalicious IPA
From Jordan at Black Acre Brewing Co. in Irvington, Indianapolis:
This is what we have on tap right now: Sun King Ring of Dingle, Bell's Oberon, Flat12 Pogue's Run Porter, Stone Smoked Porter, Steven's Point Belgian White, Founders Double Trouble, Founders Pale Ale, He'Brew Lenny's RIPA, Sixpoint Redd's Ale, Ommegang Three Philosophers, New Day Meadery Johnny Chapman Cider, Dark Horse Boffo Brown, New Albanian Elsa von Horizon, Lefthand Sawtooth (nitro), and Boulevard/Deschutes Collaboration #2.

We have the following patiently waiting for its turn on the rotation when something runs out: Saison Dupont, Great Divide 18th Anniversary (Wood Aged DIPA), New Albanian Bonfire of the Valkyries, Sixpoint Brownstone, Stone Old Guardian, Weihenstephaner Hefe, Triton Dead Eye, Victory Headwaters, Triton Sin Bin, Bier Rye IPA, Bier Sessie, Magic Hat #9, Sam Adams Angry Orchard Cider, Upland Preservation Pilsner, Bosteel's Tripel Karmeleit, Bloomington Brewing Co. Vision Weiss.

From Crown Brewing in Crown Point:
Illiana Mayfest is Coming!!

From Bob at Flat12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:
Upcoming items on our calendar include the following: 

Friday, April 13th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Meet the Brewers (@Great Fermentations)
Saturday, April 14th Brew Bracket (@Fairgrounds)
Saturday, April 21st Thunder on the Ohio (Louisville)
Saturday, April 28th Tippecanoe Arts Federation - Lafayette Beer Festival
Sunday, April 29th Book Release at 4pm, Jared Carter (F12 Taproom)
From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:

Brand New IPA on Tap

Hop Anonymous is on tap! Stop by either RAM location for a taste of our brand new American IPA, which features fruity and spicy hop flavor with a nutty malt backbone. 

Heaven and Hell Party

Residents of both Heaven and Hell will be co-mingling at the RAM Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis on May 12th. "What mysterious power would be able to bring Angels and Demons together in peace and harmony?," you ask. "Our 1000th brew, an Imperial Pilsner aged in Chambourcin wine barrels," I say. This aged beauty is going to be served two ways, side-by-side. The barrel-aged version with a touch of grape blending perfectly with the imperial pilsner base will be known as "Heaven-sent", while another version "Hell-bound" will take on a more devilish hue and slight tartness as a result of the addition of Black Currants. With all this tasty brew, we will be hosting a Heaven and Hell themed costume contest with prizes!

What: Heaven and Hell Party and costume contest
Where: Indianapolis RAM Restaurant and Brewery
When: May 12th, 7 p.m.
Why: Because the beer is awesome, and we want to share it with you.

RAM Every Day IPA Challenge

The RAM Small Ale Competition is taking on a bit of a new twist in 2012. We are going to focus your creative energy around a hop-tastic challenge to brew the best Every Day IPA that you can. Get your recipes together and tell your friends, because our competition will be limited to the first 50 brewers who register. Check out https://sites.google.com/site/ramipachallenge/home for the details.
From Clay at Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis:

Opening Day at Victory Field
Friday, April 13th 5pm
Bike to the Ball Park from Sun King
with INDYCOG & Mayor Ballard
Tapping of Indians Victory Lager at 6:30pm

Black Market Brewer's Brunch
Sunday, April 15th 10:30am & 1:30pm
4 Course Brunch paired with Sun King Beers
Call 317-822-6757 for Reservations

Derby Does Downtown
Friday, April 20th Doors at 5:30pm
@ Banker's Life Fieldhouse
Naptown Roller Girls vs. the Tampa Bay Tantrums
Featuring Fresh•Local•Beer

Indiana Landmarks Rescue Party
Saturday, April 28th at 6-11pm
at the Indiana Landmarks Center-1201 Central Ave.
Support Historic Preservation while you enjoy
food, music and Fresh•Local•Beer
featuring Sun King's Landmark Wit
From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Thr3e Wise Men is now pouring its newest creation, Two Sisters Carolina Saison. You can come by and enjoy a $3 Pint of this or any of our other beers we have on tap every Wednesday!
  From David at Triton Brewery in Lawrence:

On draught at the Tasting Room: Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter IPA, B-Java Brown, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale and Irish Hill Bourbon Barrel Amber. 
Bottle Sampling at Claude & Annie’s Airport on April 25 at 7:30 pm. Come and explore our line of bottled craft beer! Claude & Annie’s Airport, 1229 S Girls School Road, Indianapolis IN, (317) 247-8124
Beer Dinner at Mud Creek Golf Club April 28, 2012 sponsored by Mud Creek Men’s Club at Ironwood Golf Course, 10955 Fall Road, Fishers, IN, 46038. Call for reservations: 317.842.0551.
Triton Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Skyline Club (One American Square, 36th Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46282) Wednesday, April 18th, 6–8pm featuring Triton Brewing Company Beer and amazing fare from Skyline Club’s own Executive Chef, Scott Reifenberger. Join us for 5 Gourmet Courses, each with Triton Beer Pairings. The cost is $30 Members and $35 Non-members. Call 317-263-5000 to make reservations. http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Skyline-Club-Indianapolis
From Lindsay at Upland Brewery in Bloomington/Indianapolis:

At Bars and Restaurants
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville;
Brewery Huyghe Melle, Belgium Delirium Tremens 8.5% abv. (A triple ) 9.25 12oz (no samples) Golden color, with a light creamy head, fruity, almost cherry finish, and packs a punch.  Watch out!  Elected as the best beer in the world in 1998 at the WBC in Chicago.
O’Hara’s Irish Red (Product of Ireland Bagenalstown, Carlow Ireland)6.00 Pint
Bell’s Oberon 4.75 Pint (a sure sign of summer)(coming soon, Napa Smith Organic IPA)
SixPoint Brewery Diesel  6.3%abv. 5.75 Pint (part American Stout, part black IPA, robust chocolate and roasted flavors with a pine hop aroma)
New Albanian Hoptimus Imperial IPA 6.75 12oz 10% abv (coming soon, Brooklyn Lager)
Sun King Grapefruit Jungle (yes, it’s a tasty IPA) 12oz 7.25
Sixpoint Brewery Resin 7.50 12oz (it’s their double IPA 9% abv. 103 ibu’s)
Fountain Square Brewery “Hop for teacher Pale” 4.75 Pint (their oatmeal stout was delicious)
Sun King ISIS (It’s a double version of Osiris Pale Ale) 5.75 12oz
Three Floyds Dreadnaught 7.50 12oz Imperial IPA (no samples please) (coming soon Artic Panzer Wolf)       
Scourmont Abbey Chimay Blue a Belgian strong ale(very potent, watch out)9.25
Dark Horse Scotty Karate (A big Scotch ale) 9.5%abv.
Spaten Optimator A nice Dopplebock
Wexford Irish Cream Ale (it’s a pub can) Duvel (a classic Belgian Golden Ale)        
Celis Grand Cru
Two Brothers Monarch Wit
(their anniversary beer)
From Eddie at Sahm's Place in Indianapolis:
To better satisfy our customers diverse palates (or oversized stomach muscles, not sure which is the biggest influence)  we are now featuring a daily "Secret Slider" and "Apertivo del Dia" which will be $2.22 on our 222 menu and will be different everyday! To get updates on what the specials are as well as tap changes, follow us at @SahmsPlace on twitter or at Sahm's Place on facebook.

We have added a few new bottles to our lineup this week with Widmer Hefeweizen, New Holland Kolsch, and Six Point Resin Double IPA.

Kegs upcoming this week:
Bloomington Brewing Company Ruby Amber
Fountain Square Big Nugs IPA
Flat12 Walkabout
Flat12 Porter
Bier Brewery Kolsch
Bier Brewery Rye IPA
Bier Brewery Dubbel
Bells Two Hearted
Three Floyds Brian Boru
Upland Maibock
Brugge Pooka
Six Point Righteous Ale
Sun King Osiris
New Albanian Beaks best
Great Divide Nomad Pilsner
Triton Railsplitter IPA
From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in Various Locations:
Scotty’s Brewhouse West Lafayette is now serving People’s Hoodlum Pale Ale! You can get a 48oz Pitcher of this tasty Pale Ale every Wednesday for $9!

Scotty’s Burger Joint in Columbus is now pouring Sun King Timmie Imperial Stout! You can get a pint of this amazing beer everyday for $6.25!

Scotty’s Lakehouse has just tapped Flying Dog Doggie Style! Come on by every Thursday and get a 24oz Mug for only $4!
From the Distributors
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:
North Coast Old Stock Otsuchi - Old Ale with a big cause; limited release; 750ml bottle only
Great Divide 18th Anniversary - Wood Ages Double IPA; limited seasonal release; 22oz bottles and draft
Great Divide Colette - Saison; limited seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
Mad River Serious Madness Black Ale - American Black Ale; limited seasonal release; 4 packs only
Fruli - Belgian Starwberry Beer; everyday offerings; 4 packs only 
Laverstoke Organic Ale - ESB; everyday offering; 4 packs only
Laverstoke Organic Lager - bottle conditioned lager; everyday offering; 4 packs only
Two Brothers Red Eye Coffee Porter - American Coffee Porter; limited release; 22oz and draft
Finch's Threadless IPA - India Pale Ale; new release!; 16oz cans and draft
Dentergenes Wit - Belgian Wit; everyday offering; 750ml bottles only
4/21 - Thunder Over the Ohio; Behind Buckead; Jeffersonville; all day event 
4/28 - Sahara Mart Spring Tasting; Sahara Mart East Lot; Bloomington; 12pm-4pm
5/1 - Birdy's Monthly Tasting; 6pm-8pm; $10
5/26 - Illiana Mayfest; Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point; 2pm-6pm; $30 general and $45 VIP (entrance at 1pm)
6/2 - Keg Liquors Fest of Ales; St. Anthony's of Padu Lot; Clarksville; 3pm-7pm; $25 general admission
6/23 - Brew HaHa; Downtown Indy; 3pm-7pm; $35 general admission
8/4 - Brew Haven Craft Beer Festival; Downtown New Haven; 2pm-6pm; $35 general admission
10/13 - Porter Beerfest 12pm-4pm

Upcoming Events
From Mike at Brew Bracket:
Here’s the 101 on our event:Brew Bracket is the only one of its kind, a true tasting tournament. 16 brewers bring a similar style of beer (Wheat for our spring event) and are seeded randomly into a bracket. 400 participants taste beer (blindly, 2 glasses at a time) and vote for their favorites. Over the course of the day winning beers move through the tournament until we crown a champion at the end of the event. 
Here’s why this year is exceptionally awesome:Our 16 brewers are very close to Indianapolis, and we have nearly every new brewer to the scene involved in the event. This includes 5+ breweries that have just started within the last year. It’s an awesome opportunity for beer fans to find out about new breweries and learn more about what they like within the style through the blind tasting. And we’re partnering with local charity, the SCI Hope Fund, to give back to the community as part of the event.

Basic details: Saturday, April 14th from 12:30PM – 5PM
Tickets are $35 each, only 400 available
More information and ticket purchases through http://www.brewbracket.com/upcomingevents/ 

From Katherine at IU:

From Sam at Against the Grain Brewery in Louisville, KY:
Wondering what to do for Thunder Over Louisville 2012?! Not willing to chance the rain or cold?! Look no further!! We are excited to announce our AtG Thunder Package 2012! We will be closing our doors on Saturday, April 21, 2012 for a private and relaxing experience to all who purchase the AtG Thunder Package 2012!. The package includes:
A ticket into Louisville Slugger Field seating area section 101-106 (Facing the 2nd St. Bridge...perfect view of the show!) for both the baseball game & a perfect seat to watch the largest fireworks display in the country!
Access to the concert down on the Field (Journey UnAuthorized)
Exclusive all day access to 1 seat in Against The Grain (including access to the clean, neat, & maintained restrooms, large televisions showing the Air Show, and full-fun-friendly service!)
Vouchers for your choice of, both, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, as well as, 5 (well liquor or house made beer) drinks!
These tickets will include return access to and from your seat in the ball field & Against The Grain all day! 
This package is available for the $200 (*plus tax) per adult & $175 (*plus tax) per child (children tickets will not include alcoholic drinks, duh). We encourage all interested to act promptly, as we have limited  seating and will not extend sales beyond our indoor seating capacity. TICKETS ON SALE.

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