11 May 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The American Craft Beer Week Edition

Happy American Craft Beer Week next week!  There are a ton of great events coming up, enjoy yourselves!  GO BEER.

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

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

From Bob at Flat12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:
Friday, May 11th: Carmel-Clay Public Library with Ted Allen 
Saturday, May 12th: Pre-Race Party with IndyCar #27 James Hinchcliffe Special tapping.
Saturday, May 12th: Arts & Crafts #4 at Elbow Room
Wednesday, May 16th: Indianapolis Monthly Tasting at Tom Tap
Wednesday, May 16th: Block Party for Riley Area Development Corp.
Thursday, May 17th: Tapping, Moustache Ride Red (Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Amber)
Friday, May 18th: Flat 12 Night at Cerulean, Winona Lake IN
Sunday, May 20th: Black Sunday at Flat 12 Bierwerks
From Skip at Fountain Square Brewing Co. in Fountain Square:
Next week for American Craft Beer week we will be releasing our first Double IPA.  It is a version of our "Big Nuggets" IPA called of course "Bigger Nuggets".  Light in color but bold in hops, this American IPA starts with a big floral nose and ends with a slightly bitter finish.  Hopped generously with Nugget and Columbus hops, but balanced nicely with the addition of Honey Malt.  8.35% ABV 54 IBU.  It will be on tap when we open on Thursday the 17th at 4pm.

From Andrew at 
Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Heaven and Hell Party!
Rumblings have begun down below and sounds of choirs can be heard coming from the sky. It must be getting close. The armies of Heaven and Hell are on the move but not for battle. This will be a more joyous occasion. Heaven-sent, Hell-bound, and Apocalypto Barleywine are ready to serve, customary costumes are being adorned, and feasts are being prepared. This Saturday at 7 p.m. is the time and the RAM in Downtown Indianapolis is the place. Be here for the Heaven and Hell Party, or you might regret it for eternity. 
Events Calendar
Join us for our upcoming events.
5/10 - RAM Every Day IPA Homebrew Competition Registration Deadline
5/11 - Great Fermentations Homebrew Club Meeting with tasting of Hop Anonymous
5/12 - Heaven and Hell Party with costume prizes
5/16 - Indianapolis Monthly Beer Tasting at Tomlinson Taproom
5/23 - Tappings and Tastings at Tomlinson Taproom
6/2 - RAM Every Day IPA Awards Ceremony
6/9 - WTTS Tapping Tour in Fishers featuring the Spring Music Sampler and Barefoot Wit
6/14 - WTTS Tapping Tour in Indianapolis featuring the Spring Music Sampler and our Russian Imperial Stout 
On Tap Now
Big Horn Maibock
Hop Anonymous IPA
From Jerry at Rock Bottom Brewery in Downtown Indianapolis:
May 17 - $25 for 5 courses - RSVP required (call the Downtown location)

1st - fresh ricotta, local honeycomb, black pepper
2nd - smokey blue cheese, apple and fennel baklava, rosemary honey, toasted almonds
3rd - white Irish cheddar with porter, toasted hazelnuts, chili compote, romesco
4th - Capriole Farms goat cheese trio
Mont St Francis, vanilla, sweet blackberry compote
Juliana, roasted walnuts, smoked salt, truffle honey
Obannon, bourbon, peaches, balsamic reduction
5th - red dragon yellow cheddar, andouille sausage, whole grain mustard, brown ale reduction

Each course paired with beer

From Clay at
Sun King Brewing Co in Indianapolis:
The Sun King / Oskar Blues CANlaboration hit the streets this week and will be available for sampling in the Tasting Room this weekend. It is only available in the new bottle/can, which we spent months working with Oskar Blues, Ball Corporation and Cask Brewing Systems develop a small scale filling machine to allow craft brewers access to this packaging option. Until now, only large beverage manufacturers had access to this, so it's a pretty exciting project all around. 

Indiana Landmark Wit and Naptown Brown IBA will both be available in the Tasting Room this week. We have several new beers coming your way: Sky Cake (it's an Aleger) will be released at MacNivens on Thursday, May 17th and this year's version of Firefly Wheat gets tapped at Chef JJ's EGGfest on Saturday, May 19th.

American Craft Beer Week is May 14th through May 20th! Get out and celebrate the best way you know how... By enjoying some Delicious American Craft Beer!

Upcoming Events:

MacNiven's Tap Takeover
Thursday, May 17 - 11am - Close
12 Sun King Beers PLUS
The release of Sky Cake 

National Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 18th

Bike to Work Day Happy Hour
Friday, May 18th - After Work
Tomlinson Tap Room in City Market
INDYCOG and Fresh•Local•Beer

Fast Friday Track Cycling Races
Friday, May 18 - 7 PM
Major Taylor Velodrome - 3649 Cold Spring Road.
Chef JJ's Eggfest
Saturday, May 19 - 11am - 4pm
Chef JJ's Backyard - 1040 Broad Ripple Ave.
$25 per person for unlimited sampling from 
50 chef teams all cooking on the Big Green Egg.
The Sun King Truck will be on had serving Fresh•Local•Beer
Tickets available online at:

Beer Dinner at Indigo Duck
Monday, May 21 - 6 PM
Indigo Duck - 39 East Court St., Franklin, IN 
For Reservations Call: 317-560-5805

IIIF Presents: Bellflower
Thursday, May 24 - 7 PM
Indianapolis International Film Festival 2012 Spring Film 
At the Earth House Collective - 237 N. East St.
Enjoy Fresh•Local•Beer while you watch

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Thr3e Wise Men will be participating at the Indianapolis Monthly's Beerfest which is Wednesday May 16th at the Tomlinson Tap Room inside City Market. Come enjoy our lineup: Golden Zoe IPA, Centennial Martyr Double IPA, Saint Slater's Irish Stout and our Special Tapping of our Double Pagoda Pit Road Red. The event kicks off at 6pm and goes to 8:30pm. You can get tickets to the event through IndianapolisMontly.com. We look forward to seeing you all there!

From David at Triton Brewery in Lawrence:
American Craft Beer Week (ACBW)-Clustertruck Wednesday, May 16
In honor of ACBW Triton Brewing Company is hosting a Clustertruck event bringing together some of our favorite food trucks: Scratchtruck, Der Pretzel Wagon, Mac Genie and Spice Box to name a few! Fresh craft beer and local food truck fare at Triton Brewing Company! 
Trivia Night at Sahm's Place Tuesday, May 22
At 8:30 pm, test your trivia knowledge and enjoy Triton while you do! 2411 E. 65th Street, Indy. 
Beer Club Tasting at Fox and Hound June 7
4-6 pm,  14490 Lowes Way, Carmel.
For more information about these, or other upcoming events, follow us on facebook.com/tritonbrewing or on twitter at @tritonbrewing or check us out at tritonbrewing.com.

From Lindsay at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington/Indianapolis:
This is what we've got going on this week and next! 

For Carry Out
From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville/New Albany:
Mark your calendars - 7th Annual Fest of Ale on June 2nd. 
Great Divide - Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti (Colorado)
Dark Horse - Plead the Fifth Stout
Schlafly - American IPA
Wandering Aengus - Wanderlust Cider
BBC - Saison
Rogue - Dads Little Helper Black IPA
Two Brothers - Dark Mild Ale
Two Brothers - Pillar of Salt
Sixpoint - Apollo
 (New York)
Founders - Curmudgeon Old Ale
Two Brothers - Bonfire Dunkel Weiss
Abita - Strawberry Harvest Lager
Tyranena - Scurvy IPA
Mendocino - Imperial Barleywine
Victory - Headwaters Pale Ale
Hoppin Frog - Barrel Aged Naked Evil
Gulden Draak - 9000 Quad
Hoppin Frog - Hop Heathen
Breckenridge - 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
Sprecher - Shakparo Ale
Haandbryggeriet - Sweet & Sour
Victory Stone Dogfish Head - Saison du Buff
Viven - Smoked Porter
Makana - Dry Mead
 (South Africa)
Finchs Beer Company - Altus Gravitus
Stone - Imperial Russian Stout
Rogue - Chipotle Ale
Haandbryggeriet - Haandbakk
Hochland Imker - Lime-Tree Blossom Mead
Dieu du Ciel! - Equinoxe du Printemps
Dieu du Ciel! - Rigor Mortis Abt
Kulmbacher - EKU 28
Dieu du Ciel - Rosee d'Hisbiscus
Dieu du Ciel - Route des Epices
Mikkeller - Black Buffalo
Pretty Things - Jack D'or
Pretty Things - 1838 X Ale
Pretty Things - 1945 X Ale (Massachusetts)
Struise - Elliot Brew

At Bars and Restaurants
From Jordan at The Beer Sellar in Castleton:
New drafts as of 5/8/12
New Albanian Elsa Von Horizon
Sixpoint Spice of Life Nugget
Sixpoint Resin
Victory Headwaters
Mikkler Invasion
Victory Mad Kings
New Belgium Cocca Mole
Tyrannena Dirty Old Man

Petrus Aged Pale

Three Floyds Pride 
On Deck:
Pretty Things Jack D' Or
New Day Johnny Chapman
North Coast Scrimshaw
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
Brooklyn Summer Ale 
May 14th
Craft Beer Week: Look for special tappings from
Great Divide Chocolate Yeti, 18th Anniversary
Stone IRS
Founders Double Trouble, Breakfast Stout
Goose Island Pere Jacques
Dark Horse Scotty Karate
Three Floyds/Struise Shark Pants
Brooklyn Sorrachi Ace
Rogue Orgasmic Ale
Bell's Smoked Lager
North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
Sam Adams Norse Legend
New Belgium Tart Lychee
Pretty Things Jack D'Or
More to come! 
June 2nd
Beer Sellar Goes Local 2 
June 15th 7pm
Hatter Day 2012
Mad Hatter
Imperial Hatter
Black Hatter
Rye Hatter
Farmhouse Hatter
Oaked Aged Hatter
All on draft.
From Stuart at MacNiven's on Mass Ave, Indianapolis:
American Craft Beer Week starts Monday May 14th!!

All Draughts Go USA begining Monday! 

Tuesday Night is Bell's Brewery Night! Two Hearted Firkin Tapping & More...

Wednesday Night Is Three Floyds Brewery Night....12 Three Floyds on Tap! 

Thursday Night is Sun King Brewery Night....12 Sun King's on Tap, plus Grapefruit Jungle on The Hand-Pull and a Firkin of Timmie on the bartop!

Friday Night Fountain Square Brewery Firkin Tapping!  
From Eddie at Sahm's Place in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
We finally did it. It was the most chaotic implementation of equipment this side of the Nile, but it has been accomplished. We have added 6 beer lines and 10 bottles (with a brand spankin' new glass reach in cooler) to our craft / local selections.

We now feature 20+ craft bottles & cans and 14 craft beer lines that will rotate local brewers, seasonal selections, and some tasty hard to find lines! We will be incorporating beer tastings, tap takeovers, and as always, our Tuesday Night Trivia sponsored brewers each week.

This week we will be hosting Fountain Square Brewing and New Day Meadery as they showcase there beer during Craft Beer Week! Some of the finest east side beverages will be available including FSQ porter, Double IPA, Hop for Teacher, New Day Meadery South Cider, Johnny Chapman, and if we are lucky a mead or two!

Beers on Tap this week:
Bells Oberon
Bells Two Hearted
Bells Lager
Bells Double Cream Stout
Bells Oarsmen
Rogue Hazlenut Brown Nectar
Bier Brew Belgian Wit
Bier Brew Cascadian Light
Fountain Square Cosmic Wheat
New Albanian Elector Red
New Day Meadery South Cider
Flat12 Super Bravo 46
Schlafly Hefeweizen
Triton 4 Barrel Brown
Brugge Pooka
New Holland Dragon's Milk
Founders Double Trouble
Sun King Landmark Wit
Bloomington Brew Co. Ruby Bloom
Upland Wheat
From Doug at Shallo's Restaurant in Indianapolis:
Shallos Beer tasting this Monday the 14th. 7-9:30 $25. Come and get some of this Zombie Dust I've been hiding for you. Fountain Square brewery will be there as well as New Day Meadery. This will be a drinking opportunity you don't want to miss. Bring your liver.
From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
Scotty's Brewhouse Muncie is now pouring Three Floyds Gumballhead! We have a limited supply have so come get it while you can! Enjoy a 48oz Pitcher on Tuesday for $5.00!

Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette has just tapped Three Floyds Alpha King! Come by on Thursday and enjoy a pint of this amazing beer for only $3.50!

Scotty's Burger Joint in Columbus is now pouring Sun King Landmark Wit! You can come by and get a 48oz pitcher for only $9.00 every Wednesday!
Distributor info
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:
Hebrew Coney Island Mixed Packs - A mixed pack of lagers and Mermaid Pilsner; limited seasonal release; 12 packs only
Mad River Double Dread Red - Imperial Red Ale; limited seasonal release; 4 packs only
Sixpoint Apollo - Bavarian Style Summer Wheat; limited seasonal release; 4 pack 16oz cans only
Hinterland Cherry Wheat - made from Door County cherries; limited seasonal release; 4 packs and draft
New Albanian Black and Blue Grass - Saison; limited release; 22oz bottles and draft
Great Divide Oak Aged Chocolate Yeti - limited seasonal release; 22oz bottles and draft
Shipyard Summer - Summer Wheat Ale; limited seasonal release; 6 packs only
Southern Star Le Mort Vivant - Biere de Garde; limited seasonal release; 4 pack cans only
Two Brothers Dog Days of Summer - Dortmunder Lager; limited seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
Two Brothers Pillar of Salt - Rye Wit; limited release; 22oz bottles and draft
Two Brothers Mild Dark - English Style; limited release; 22oz bottles and draft
Founders Old Curmudgeon - Old Ale; limited release; 4 packs and draft
Breckenridge 72 Imperial Chocolate Stout - limited release; 4 packs only
Tyranena Scurvy - IPA brewed with orange peel; limited seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
5/16- Founders Tap Takeover at Max's Place; Bloomington; 6:30pm
5/17 - Peoples Brewing Tasting at Chalet Liquors #1; Middlebury
5/18 - Craft Tasting at Liquid Assets; North Manchester
5/18 - Craft Tasting at Party Time Liquors; Greenville; 5pm-7pm
5/18 - Craft Beer Tasting Outdoor Event at Cap N Cork Dupont; Ft. Wayne; 5pm-7pm
5/19 - Craft Tasting at Moggers; Terre Haute; 4pm-7pm
5/19 - Maria Mitrioni's Italian Fest; Richmond, TBA
5/25 - Craft Tasting at Cap N Cork on Coldwater; Ft Wayne; 5pm-7pm
5/26 - Illiana Mayfest; Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point; 2pm-6pm; $30 general and $45 VIP (entrance at 1pm)
6/1 - Founders Tap Takeover at Buckhead; Jeffersonville; TBA
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
11/16 - Celebrate Election Day with Elector at Yogi's; Bloomington; all day event
Upcoming Events
From Michele at Fishers Rotary Club:

Thursday, June 14th at FORUM Conference and Event Center.
$40 General Admission
$20 Designated Driver

Visit their website for more information. 

1 comment:

  1. sad to report no 'hop anonymous' available at Ram in Fishers (I went with a growler fill of Maibock instead)... fyi