27 July 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The Almost August Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Darren at Bier Brewery in Indianapolis:
Here's whats up for this week:
Mild Brown
Fruitcup Surprise
Belgian Blonde
Dred Brown
PDG Pale
Rye Pale

From Bob at Flat12 Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:

-Monday, July 30th Beer Dinner at the Indigo Duck, Franklin.
-Saturday, August 4th, Brew Haven @ Trion Tavern in New Haven

-The official beer of IndyFringe Festival, Midsummer Apricot Wheat, is brewing and will be featured at IndyFringe Festival. Opening night ceremonies of the Mass Ave based, 10 day festival, takes place on August 16th.

From Clay at Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:

NUVO Best of Indy Party
Saturday, July 28th 2pm - 7pm
Sun King South Parking Lot
Best of Indy Winner for food, music & more will be on hand for fun plus Fresh•Local•Beer

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Thr3e Wise Men will be tapping their next seasonal in a couple weeks! We will be tapping our Thr3e Strikes Spitball IPA on Tuesday August 7th at 6pm! Put this on your calendar and join us for the free toast from Omar and some free snacks.

From David at Triton Brewing Co. in Lawrence:
Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, I-65 Baltic Porter, 5 Barrel Brown and Fortshire British Mild

Brooklyn Chocolate Stout , Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Magner’s Irish Cider (bottle), Red Bridge Gluten Free Beer (bottle), Tyranena Down and Dirty Stout and Urban Chestnut Zwickel

Creation Café July 27 Mustache Bash 6-10pm Indy Custom Cornhole tournament and beer pong to go with Triton & Upland samplings To RSVP go to www.indycanal.com.

Circle City Derby Girls at Fisher’s Forum August 11 join Triton at the Fisher’s Forum (9022 E. 126th St.)

From Charles at Upland Brewing Co in Bloomington/Indianapolis:
Upland Brewing Co. is bringing international touring act Okkervil River to Bloomington, IN on August 31st, 2012 for an outdoor concert to benefit Sycamore Land Trust. The bill will also feature local favorites that have not been announced yet. Doors open at 5pm, and music starts at 6. 
Tickets for the Okkervil River concert are on sale. They are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show, and are available at Upland’s Bloomington Brew Pub and Indy Tasting Room, as well as the Buskirk Chumley Box Office, and online at www.hillbillyhaiku.org
At Bars, Restaurants, and Carry Out
From the Beer Sellar in Castleton:
New tap beers as of July 26th 2012:
3 Floyds Apocalypse Cow
Sun King Cream Dream V
Schlafly American IPA
New Day Washingtons Folly
Bluegrass Barbarian Honey Ale
Founders Cerise
Petrus Aged Pale
Coming Soon:
New Day Re-Thinker
Sun King 3
Mikkeller I Hardcore You & Beer Geek Breakfast
Boulevard Saison Brett & Double Wide
Flat 12 Kiwi Kiwi Hefe
3 Floyds Dreadnaught

From Eddie at Sahm's Place in Broad Ripple:
We have started to get our trivia dates together and are hoping to hear back from some breweries in the next few days to confirm. August 21st will be the first week of trivia (we will be skipping the preseason this year) and Bells Brewery will be hosting. Bells is our go to for things like with Veronica and Co. always being super generous of their brews, supplies, and more importantly their time here at the Place! The rest of the dates will be released in the next week with breweries and special events. 
3rd Thursday beer dinners will be getting underway in September with a local 65th street pairing of Bier Brewery and Sahm's Place. Ed Sahm, Sergio Comarella, Michael Sahm, and myself will be creating 5 different courses to pair with 5 top notch brews from Darren & Crew over at Bier. Starting the 3rd week in August their will be 30 tickets available at the restaurant, and each ticket will be $30. Tickets must be picked up in person, so stop by, have a drink, and ask the bartender for a 3rd Thursday Ticket! 
***We have also added Flat12 Pogues Run porter, Monty Pyhton Holy GrALE, MOA Noir, New Albanian Elsa Von Horizon, New Albanian Tunnel Vision, and Two Brothers Cane & Ebel to our bottle selection!*** 
Beers in Stock:
Great Divide Wolfgang Dopplebock
Great Divide Rumble IPA
North Coast Pranqster
Stone IPA
Bells Two Hearted
Bells Amber
Bells Oarsmen
Brooklyn Lager
New Albanian Black and Bluegrass Saison
New Albanian Beaks Best
Bloomington Brew Co. Rye IPA
Upland Rad Red
Fountain Square Brewing Big Nugs
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
People's Notorious B.I.P
Sun King Big H
Goose Island 312
Boulevard Double Wide
Founders Porter
Flat12 Summer Cycle
Bier Brewery Belgian Blonde
Bier Brewery CLA
Bier Brewery Good Pils
From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
All Scotty’s locations are now serving Thr3e Wise Men Beers!! Come join us on Monday August 6th when we launch the Thr3e Wise Men @Brewhouse Brown #AwesomeSauce at all of our Scotty’s Stores!

Scotty’s Brewhouse Bloomington is now serving Angry Orchard Crisp Cider! Come and enjoy this very tasty cider on Tuesday evenings for only $5.00 for a 48oz. Pitcher!

Scotty’s Brehouse Downtown Indianapolis is now pouring Fountain Square Tri-IPA! Come enjoy this very tasty IPA on Thursday for $3.50!

From Adam at Trion Tavern in New Haven:
Brew Haven 2012
Saturday, August 4 • 2pm-6pm • Downtown New Haven, Indiana

Here we go! The initial beer list has been posted on the BeerFinder at brewhaven.triontavern.com. (More still to be added.) 45 breweries. Unique, rare beers from all over. 20-tap trailer of specialties. Shloads of top-notch homebrew. Hammer-Schlagen! Coffee. Cheese. All under tents in a small-town setting next to the Trion Tavern which boast 58 taps and a user-friendly Interactive Daily Tap List, 50+ fine bourbons and carry-out beer.  
General admission tickets ($35 advance/$45 day of) include: UNLIMITED samples, a souvenir tasting glass, MEAL and water. A VERY limited number of $60 VIP Packages are also still available. These add early entry, 1-hour prior sampling, commemorative t-shirt, glass-holding lanyard. Designated driver tickets are only $5 and include a meal and unlimited soft drinks. Buy tickets online here or at the Trion for cash only. 
Also, a small number of tickets are available for the inaugural Brew Haven Pre-Fest Private Beer Feast being held the evening before the festival on Friday, August 3 at 6pm. More info and menu here….”gourmet beer dinner” doesn’t even begin to sum up this dining opportunity. Tickets can be purchased at the Trion Tavern for cash only. 
Follow the Trion Tavern on Facebook: /TrionTavern and Twitter @BrewHaven
From Mike at Yogi's Bar and Grill in Bloomington:
From the Distributors:
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:
Two Brothers Take Two - Pale Lager; Special Release; 22oz bottle only
Two Brothers 1713 - Scotch Ale; Special Release; 22oz bottle only
Two Brothers Brown Fox - Session Ale; Special Release; 22oz bottle and draft
Finch's Fascist Pig - American Strong Ale; Special Release; 22oz bottle and draft
New Day Re Thinker Mead - Dry-Hopped Blueberry & Honey Wine; New Everyday Offering; draft only
New Day Snap Dragon Mead - Apricot & Honey Wine fermented with Orange Peel, Corriander, Hallertau hops and a Belgian Yeast Strain; Seasonal Release; draft only  
7/28 - Finch's Tasting @ Mr. G's in Noblesville; 3pm-5pm
7/28 - Kahn's Hoppy Birthday Event; 5pm-7pm
8/2 - New Albanian Tasting @ Shooters in Madison; TBA
8/4 - Brew Haven Craft Beer Festival; Downtown New Haven; 2pm-6pm; $35 general admission
8/7 - Founders Tapping and Special Firkin @ Chatham Tap in Fishers; 6pm
8/7 - Craft Beer Tasting @ Birdy's; 6pm-8pm; $10
8/9 - Craft Tasting @ Dicky's Wild Hare in Ft. Wayne; TBA
8/10 - Craft Tasting @ Liquor Stockhouse in Crown Point; 4pm-7pm
8/13 - Beer 101 featuring Peoples Beers @ The Real Enchilada in Corydon; 7pm
8/16 - Founders Dinner @ New Albany Exchange; pre sold tickets available
8/17 - Craft Tasting @ Cap N Cork in New Haven; TBA
8/24 - Craft Tasting at State Street Exchange; 5pm-8pm
8/30 - Craft Tasting @ Big Red Liquors on N College Ave in Bloomington; 6pm-8pm
9/1 - New Albanian Beer Brunch @ Fire By the Monon; 11am; RSVP at Fire By the Monon
9/4 - Craft Beer Tasting @ Birdy's; 6pm-8pm; $10
10/13 - Porter Beerfest 12pm-4pm
11/16 - Celebrate Election Day with Elector at Yogi's; Bloomington; all day event

Upcoming Events
From Kyle at Kahn's Fine Wines in Indianapolis:
Hoppy Birthday : Saturday, July 28th : 5-7p
This was our most highly attended beer event ever. It seems that people enjoy hops... Well, we're doing it again and this is open to any and all interestingly hopped beers or any style. We'll obviously rely heavily on pales and IPAs, but everything is welcome if it has any sort of unique hop-related attribute. Last year we tried to get as nerdy with it as possible by listing the hop varieties and educating people as much as we could.

From Mark at DESTIHL in Normal, Illinois:
Join us for 'Barrel & Firkin Fest' on Saturday, July 28th at DESTIHL-Normal from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

A 'Beer Connoisseur' VIP ticket is $45 per person, and includes a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited festival beer samples.

From Christine at Prairie View Golf Club:
Beer & Bacon Dinner at Prairie View Golf Club, Saturday, July 28, 6:30pm
Enjoy a 5 course tasting menu featuring dishes inspired by house cured bacon paired with craft beer.

Chef Alan will be present to give everyone a Beer & Bacon education. The brew starts flowing at 6:30pm. Reservations required.

Please call for reservations 317-816-3100.

$45 for non members, $38 for members.

Appetizer Course: Amuse Bouche (Miso Glazed Bacon on a Chinese steam bun)
Pairing: Hefe Weizen or Dark Lager

Salad Course: Endive salad with fresh goat cheese, smoky lardon (bacon), Poached egg, and Dressing
Pairing: Wheat Beer, Blanche

Fish Course: Seared salmon over roasted vegetable medley, unsmoked bacon (pancetta essentially), and a Smoked wood broth
Pairing: Smoked Beer, Pilsner, Blanche

Meat Course: Grilled Hanger Steak with bacon butter, fine herb salad, something else
Pairing: Pale Ale, Porter

Dessert: Praline Bacon over vanilla bean ice-cream with a raspberry coulis
Pairing: Framboie or chocolate stout

From Charles at Six Pack of Stories:
In recent years, we've seen an explosion of creativity in the craft beer community, both in the development of new styles of beer and in how breweries have integrated themselves with the visual arts, music, and other forms of creative expression. But the combination of beer and creative writing has been left largely unexplored. That is, until now.

Story Brewhouse LLC is seeking submissions for the anthology A Six Pack of Stories - a collection of creative short stories that feature beer in meaningful ways. How did beer shape the world, or how will it shape the world of the future? How does it help people connect to one another, and how can it drive us apart? How do we interact with beer in our lives, in both profound and seemingly trivial ways?

Once the stories have been selected, beers will be paired with each story to enhance the reading experience, and the collection will be polished and published in electronic and hard copy formats in early 2013.

In recognition of the fact that good storytelling can come from anywhere, especially when it comes to beer, we are seeking submissions from published and unpublished writers alike, and we look to the community of beer lovers in particular. If you are interested in submitting,

please read the Submission Guidelines, found on www.6packstories.com, then email your story to storybrewhouse@gmail.com. Submissions will be accepted through October 26th.

@SixPackStories (https://twitter.com/SixPackStories)

From Rita Kohn, author of Following Lydia: Down the Ohio in 1824:
Pioneer Village at The 2012 Indiana State Fair presents
Following Lydia: Down the Ohio in 1824

A new play by Rita Kohn

Featuring “The Fair Lady Players” Sandra J. Barton, Sandra K. Dosterglick, Myra L. Dworski, Jeannette Simpson Edwards, Susan Harless, Franne Lucas, Janet Tyner

Produced by Tim Nannet

Hop on a steamboat with seven spirited ladies starting new lives in the new states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Louisiana – Free with entrance to The Indiana State Fair 
Sunday, August 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the Pioneer Village stage
Tuesday, August 14, 11:00-noon on the Old Opry Stage
Tuesday, August 14, 1:00-2:00 p.m. on the Old Opry Stage
Wednesday, August 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m. on the Pioneer Village Stage
Wednesday, August 15, noon-1:00 p.m. on the Pioneer Village Stage

Dedicated to 7 inspiring people: Deborah Asante, Cindy Hoye, Charles E. “Chuck” Parrish, Clayton Taylor, Dark Rain Thom, James Alexander Thom, Dorothy Webb

From Mike at Brew Bracket:
Brew Bracket Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer Tournament (BBBourbon)

What makes this one special:
The beers are aged in bourbon barrels from Harrison Bourbon. Indiana beers slowly soaking in the flavor of an Indiana bourbon. It doesn’t get any better than that. The style for the brewers is wide open for any beer they feel would be enhanced with a several month barrel soak. The event will be held at Tomlinson Tap on Saturday, September 29th, as an anchor to National Bourbon Heritage month.

This event will run in a similar format to our standard tournaments. We’re featuring 8 brewers instead of the usual 16. We’ll actually be delivering the beer to the participants at their table and pouring it there, to keep a fun social element with the smaller crowd. Between rounds we’ll offer tastings of Harrison Bourbon to compliment the beers being tasted.

Event Details:
Saturday September 29th, 6-9PM
Tomlinson Tap Room in the City Market, Indianapolis
Ticket price: $45 (early bird special of $40 through July 29)
Tickets available here (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/258994)

Brew Bracket is the only one of its kind, a true tasting tournament for local craft beer. Participating brewers bring a similar style of beer for each event and are seeded randomly into a bracket. Participants blindly taste the beer 2 glasses at a time and vote for their favorites based on taste alone. Over the course of the day winning beers advance through the tournament until a “best beer” is selected at the end of the event. 

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