25 May 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The Start Your Engines Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Darren at Bier Brewery in Indianapolis:
Memorial Day Weekend Lineup:
We will be open Monday 12-4pm

Belgian Witbier
Belgian Blonde
Smoked Brown
PDG Pale
Fustercluck IPA

Saturday Tappings 1pm:
Wee Fatty

From Crown Brewing in Crown Point:
Illiana Mayfest is this weekend!!

From Bob at Flat12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:
Saturday, May 26th: Illiana Mayfest, Lake County Fairgrounds (No brewery tours this weekend) 
Saturday and Sunday, May 26th-27th: Regular taproom hours 12-6
Saturday, June 2nd: Fest of Ale, Clarksville, IN 
Friday, June 8th: Tap takeover Yogi's in Bloomington (8 beers on tap)
Saturday, June 9th: Bloomington Beer Fest
Saturday, June 9th: Evansville Do the Zoo
From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
WTTS Brings the Grooves for our Brews
The RAM Restaurant and Brewery is teaming up with 92.3 WTTS to bring new music and new beer your way with two upcoming events. Join us in Fishers on June 9th at 2 p.m. for the release of Barefoot Wit or at our Indianapolis location on June 14th at 6 p.m. for the second beer in our RAMAGEDDON 2012 series, Endgame Russian Imperial Stout. WTTS will be handing out their Spring Music Sampler, and we will be on site talking about the tasty new beers.

Howlers for Race Weekend
Be sure to grab a recyclable 32 oz. plastic Howler of your favorite RAM beer for the Indy 500 festivities. There is nothing like some fantastic RAM brew to go with the beautiful weather at the track this weekend.

Events Calendar
Join us for our upcoming events.

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 Endgame Russian Imperial Stout

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Over the last couple of months Thr3e Wise Men has been very busy in the brewery getting their new equipment installed. We are happy to report that is now completed!!! What does that mean for you? You will now be able to get Thr3e Wise Men beer at all of the Scotty's location around the state in July! We will also be taking our in house lineup from 4 beers to 6 beers. Make sure to stop by and check out the new equipment while you are enjoying some beer and pizza!

We will also be tapping the next Thr3e Wise Men seasonal beer, Children of the Corn Cream Ale, on Tuesday June 5th. Make sure to put this on your calendar. Tapping party starts at 6pm with a toast with Omar!

From David at Triton Brewery in Lawrence:
What's on Tap at Triton
Triton Beers:Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter IPA and Sin Bin Belgian Pale.
Guest Taps:Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic, Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Upland Winter Warmer and Victory Hop Wallop 

Mead & Cider:
New Day Meadery Dry Meads and Original Sin Cider 

Toad Hollow Un-Oaked Chardonnay, Oliver Moscato, Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc, Ruta 22 Malbec, Tamas Estate Double Decker Red   

Upcoming events:
Red Room Bottle Sampling June 1- Join us to taste products in 12 oz bottles! 6335 Guilford Avenue, Broad Ripple.
Fox and Hound (Carmel,IN) June 7- Join us in Carmel at 4pm for a beer tasting at this fine establishment!
2nd Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Fest June 9-Woolery Mill, Bloomington, Indiana
Trivia Night at Sahm's Place June 1- At 8:30 pm, test your trivia knowledge and enjoy Triton while you do! 2411 E. 65th Street, Indy.

For Carry Out
From Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville/New Albany:
Mark your calendars - 7th Annual Fest of Ale on June 2nd.
From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
Birds of a Feather: a Finch at the Goose!
complimentary tasting of Finch's deliciously beery line up from Chicago
Saturday, May 26, 1-3pm
no reservations
Goose the Market 25th St & Delaware www.goosethemarket.com
Also, new on the Goose cellar shelves...
Don't turn around, Bonnie Tyler: it's Two Brothers' Pillar of Salt, a white rye and part of their 15 Beer For 15 Years series.
De Goose got de order of De Dolle Export Stout, a brew they only put together a couple times a year.
Track side, dock side, or in the AC on your back side, you *can* drink well on Memorial Day. Glass-free options at the Goose: Abita, Harpoon, Brooklyn, Finch's, Sixpoint, Sun King.
From Jake at United Package Liquors in Broad Ripple:
We have our Indy's Wine & Brew Fest on June 15th 7-10pm at the Broad Ripple Strip Station. Attached are details about the event and a product list.
Early Entry tickets are available to allow patrons to get in at 6pm. They are limited to the first 200 people and will not be available at the door. 

At Bars and Restaurants
From Jordan at The Beer Sellar in Castleton:

New on tap as of 5/23/12

Three Floyds Zombie Dust
Three Floyds Blackheart
Struise/Three Floyds Shark Pants
Rogue OREgasmic
Great Divide Oak Chocolate Yeti
Bell's Smoked Lager
Founder Breakfast Stout
New Holland Dragons Milk
Petrus Old Ale

June 2nd

June 15th 7pm
Hatter Day 2012
Mad Hatter
Imperial Hatter
Black Hatter
Rye Hatter
Farmhouse Hatter
Oaked Aged Hatter
All on draft.
From Eddie at Sahm's Place in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Chowdown Midtown is starting June 11 and will run through June 24th, and we will be featuring a $30 dinner for 2. We are not only going to give customers a chance at getting great food at a discounted price, but also great beer and whisky! We will be featuring a daily beer and whisky flight to go along with our 4 course dinner. At no extra cost, you can have 4 5oz samples of any beer on our list or pick a whisky flight featuring different cocktails and small batch bourbons.
This Tuesday we are proud to have Sun King in for our Tuesday Night Trivia starting at 8:30pm! Sun King always brings in great prizes, people, and best of all...good beer. We will have a few standards like Osiris & Wee Mac, but expect to have a few specialty brews on the list all for $3.50 pints.
New for bottles this week is Ommegang Abbey Ale.
Beer Inventory:
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Bells Oberon
Bells Two Hearted
Bells Double Cream Stout
Bells Lager
Founders Double Trouble
New Holland Dragon's Milk Stout
New Day Meadery Johnny Chapman
Bier Brew Persephone
Bier Brew Weizengoot
Bier Brew Barley Buddy Brown
Bier Brew Trippelle (sure to go fast)
Bier Brew Rye Pale
Schlafly Hefeweizen
People's Mr. Brown
Rogue Hazlenut Brown Nectar
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Fountain Square Workingmans Pilsner
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
Flat12 Super Bravo 46
From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette now has New Belgium Somersault Ale on tap! Come on by on a Tuesday and get a 48oz pitcher for only $5!!

Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown has just tapped Fountain Square Brewing Company's Bigger Nugget IPA! You can enjoy this really amazing IPA every Thursday for $3.50 a pint.

Scotty's Burger Joint has just starting pouring Tyrenna Orange Scurvy IPA. You can enjoy this great IPA every Thursday in a 24oz mug for only $4!!
From Adam at Trion Tavern in New Haven:

Brew Haven 2012 Ticket Release Party

Friday, June 1st • 6pm • Trion TavernAmong several other rare, stellar and unique beers, we will be tapping 3 Floyds/De Struise Shark Pants (aka Live A Rich Life). And, beers from all 58 taps will be ONLY $3.50! There is no cover charge and, as with all special beer events at the Trion, it will be SMOKE FREE for the evening. More info can be found on the Special Events page at TrionTavern.com
Online ticket sales for Brew Haven 2012 will also begin at 6pm on June 1st at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Brew Haven 2012
Saturday, August 4 • 2pm-6pm • Downtown New Haven, Indiana
Brew Haven 2012 is going to be even bigger and better than last year's event! We're adding lots more space for a second tent full of breweries. Check out our BeerFinder for an updated list of the breweries (with beers to be added) and an evolving interactive map of the festival to make it easy to find the beers you want to sample. We are currently expecting 40 breweries to be pouring draft beer at the fest and that number only continues to increase! Watch as the number of beers grows and is sure to exceed 200. Then, there's the Homebrew...our talented local club will be pouring 50 of their tasty concoctions and have invited their contemporaries from around the region to add theirs. Make sure you're following Brew Haven on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates.
Upcoming Events
From Morgan at Brasserie D'Achouffe:
Gnome Week is an anniversary program celebrating all things Brasserie D'Achouffe from June 6-9, 2012 at Brugge in Indianapolis, Indiana. La Chouffe is a Belgium beer that is unfiltered and re-fermented in the bottles as well as in the keg. It is pleasantly fruity, spiced with coriander, and with a light hop taste.
We would like to invite you to celebrate Gnome Week, where you will get to taste limited release Brasserie D'Achouffe beers Biere Du Soleil and the Gnomegang collaboration, as well as Brasserie D'Achouffe favorites La ChouffeMc Chouffe and Houblon Chouffe. Also, in honor of our big day, we're going tastefully small with the World's Smallest Toast on Saturday, June 9th.

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. 

From Joe at Conner Prairie Horizon Council:
Friday, June 15th at Conner Prairie
Featuring Keynote by Douglas Wissing, author of "One Pint at a Time: A Traveler's Guide to  Indiana's Breweries." 
Craft brewing demonstrations by Tuxedo Park Brewers. 
An evening adventure  through 1836 Prairietown. 
1859 Balloon Voyage* 
Food will be available at an additional cost. 
This is a 21+ event. Ticket includes entry into Conner Prairie as well as a tasting from all breweries.
• $25 per person
• $12 for designated drivers
• Call (317) 776-6006

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