20 July 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The One Small Step Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Darren at Bier Brewery in Indianapolis:
Here's what is on tap this week:
Special K Kolsch
Good Pils
Belgian Blonde
Belgian Red
Mild Brown
Cascadian Light Ale
Chinookalicious IPA

From Richard at Big Dawg Brew Haus in Richmond:
The Big Dawg Brew Haus in Richmond Indiana has its Blues, Brews, and Barbeque on Friday July 20th at 7:00 p.m.  We will have local blues performers and a local barbeque competitor as well as our beers for everyone to enjoy.  We will tap the Smoked Scotch Ale on Friday as well.  I hope you can make it.

From Bob at Flat12 Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:
-Flat 12 Amber and Pogue's Run Porter are available in 12 oz bottles at many liquor stores throughout the state. As shelves get stocked, Beer Spy offers one option for finding their whereabouts.
-Thursday, July 26th Brewer-Butcher Tour and Dinner. Flat 12 and Smoking Goose team up for a joint tour and taste on Dorman Street.
-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 Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:


From Clay at Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:

Upcoming Events:

IMA Summer Nights Film Series
Fridays throughout July/August
Every Friday at 9:30pm view a classic
film and enjoy Fresh•Local•Beer

WTTS 20th Anniversary Party
Thursday, July 26th 6pm - 11pm
Sun King South Parking Lot
Live Music & Fresh•Local•Beer
Featuring the Tapping of WTTS Summer Daze Wheat

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 delivers Beer & Pizza. Yes, that is correct we deliver growlers of our awesome craft beer to your home. Take a look at this map to know our delivery area.

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, O’Rye-n Galaxy Pale Ale, I-65 Baltic Porter, (Oak Aged) 5 Barrel Brown, Fortshire British Mild (2012 Replicale)

Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Down and Dirty Stout, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Magner's Irish Cider, Redbridge (Gluten Free-bottle), Urban Chestnut Zwickel

Circle City Derby Girls at Fisher’s Forum July 21 join Triton at the Fishers Forum (9022 E. 126th St.) 
Tasting & Cornhole Tournament at The Hawthornes July 27 7:30-9pm (12255 Club Point, Fishers) 
Creation Café July 27 (337 West 11th Street) 
10-01 Food & Drink August 16 (1001 Broad Ripple Avenue) 
Clustertruck at Triton Brewing August 22, 5-9pm join 7-8 of your favorite food trucks for our 4th #Clustertruck event at Triton Brewing Company.

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 Jessica at the Pine Room Tavern in Nashville, Indiana:
Here at the Pine Room (51 E. Chestnut Street Nashville, IN 47448, (812) 988-0236) we have 9 draught beers and about 50 other bottled beers on our list.  Every Wednesday we have $2.75 (select) draught beers.  Several times a year we try to have beer dinners where the Executive Chef and I pair 6 beers with 6 courses.  We have had a German beer dinner, Belgian beer dinner and a Porter Gastro Pub beer dinner in the past year.  Additionally, we have had numerous firkins (working on a Bells Two Hearted firkin for the end of the month!). 
From Eddie at Sahm's Place in Broad Ripple:
Sahm's Place is on a hiatus of beer events for the next few weeks. Trivia is taking a Brain Hibernation but will restart mid August, and we will start out new monthly beer pairing dinner, called 3rd Thursday, the third week in August. 3rd Thursday wil be a small event with 30 tickets for sale at $40 per person, and will feature 5 original Sahm's Place dishes paired with 5 sponsoring brewery beers. Our intent in this event is to provide everyone, beer geek or other, with a chance to enjoy an affordable, tasty, and well balanced beer dinner. There will be more information and a flyer coming out in the next few weeks, but for more questions feel free to email me at Sahmsplace@sbcglobal.net.

As far as beer is concerned for this week, we have a lot of great selections to be had. The hot weather just does not want to quit, so we will make sure to have plenty of A/C pumping to make the experience slightly more enjoyable!

Beers in stock:
Brooklyn Blast
Flat12 Summer Cycle
Bells Two Hearted
Bells Oberon
Bells Amber
Sun King Wee Mac
New Albanian Black and Bluegrass Saison
New Albanian Beaks Best
Bloomington Brew Co Rye IPA
Founders Porter
New Day Meadery South Cider
Peoples Farmer Daughter Wheat
Bier Brewery Cascadian Light
Bier Brewery
North Coast Pranqster
Stone IPA
Great Divide Wolfgang Dopplebock
Great Divide Rumble IPA
Goose Island 312
Fountain Square Big Nugs
Triton O'Ryens Galaxy
Triton Fieldhouse Wheat
Flying Dog Gonzo
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout
Boulevard Single Wide IPA
From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
Scotty’s Brewhouse Bloomington is now serving House of Shandy Curious Traveler. You can get a 48oz. pitcher of this refreshing beer every Tuesday for only $5!

Scotty’s Brewhouse West Lafayette is now serving People’s Notorious B.I.P. Stop by on Wednesday and get a 48oz. pitcher of this great beer for only $9!

Scotty’s Brewhouse Southport is now open! We have brought our Thr3e Wise Men beer to the Southside of Indianapolis. We are serving Centennial Martyr Double IPA, Golden Zoe IPA & Snow Bunny Blonde.

From Adam at Trion Tavern in New Haven:
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. We already have more than 30 breweries on board and that number is sure to steadily increase. 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 43 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.

From Mike at Yogi's Bar and Grill in Bloomington:
Two fer Tuesday:  New Holland Tap Takeover AND Beer School!  
From the Distributors:
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:
The Bruery Tart of Darkness - Sour Stout; special release; 750ml bottles only
Two Brothers Outlaw IPA - Indian Pale Ale; New everyday offering;6 pack cans and draft
Peoples Notorious BIP - Black IPA; special release; draft only
7/20 - Craft Beer Tasting @ Paradise Liquors in Whiting; 4pm
7/21 - Craft Beer Tasting @ Duneside Liquors in Portage; 4pm
7/27 - Craft Beer Tasting @ Cap N Cork on N. Coliseum Rd in Ft. Wayne; 5pm-7pm
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; TBA
8/7 - Craft Beer Tasting @ Birdy's; 6pm-8pm; $10
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
8/24 - 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 Kelly at Buckhead Mountain Grill in Jeffersonville:
Buckhead Mountain Grill is teaming up with Southern Tier Brewing Company to feature a Five Course Beer Dinner inspired by pairing and cooking with craft beer on Monday, July 23. Our guest host will be Jason Schuster, certified Cicerone from River City Distributing, along with Bryan Beach, General Manager of Buckhead and chef for the evening, and Tisha Gainey, Beverage Director for Buckhead Mountain Grill.

Bryan will create delectable dishes for the evening, which will include complimentary flavors from the characteristics from the beers as well as the food. Come join us for some fun with beer and food.

Welcoming Pint of Southern Tier's Phin and Matt's Extraordinary Pale Ale begins at 6:30pm.

The Dinner Courses begin at 7pm with the following:

1st Course: Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Southern Tier 2XIPA
2nd Course: Smoked Salmon & Baby Arugula Salad with Apple & Hop Sun Vinaigrette and pickled vegetables
3rd Course: Crab & Corn Chowder with Southern Tier 422 Wheat
4th Course: Smoked Brisket with Ancho Chocolate Rub & Southern Tier Mokah Stout BBQ Sauce
5th Course: Crème Brulee Ice Cream with Southern Tier Crème Brulee Stout.

Reservations are required due to limited seating. The five course dinner with welcoming pint is $40 per person. Gratuity is not included in this price. *Please note, the dishes for the Southern Tier Beer dinner are very carefully designed to complement the beers; therefore they cannot offer substitutions to the price fixed menu.

For Reservations, please call Buckhead Mountain Grill at (502) 456-6680.
Join us at Rocky's Sub Pub on Tuesday July 24th for a Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover with the premiere of the Beer Camp Beer: Solar Storm. Our own Beverage Director, Tisha Gainey (aka the Queen of Beer), was chosen to go to Sierra Nevada's Beer camp in March. She was able to brew a once in a lifetime opportunity beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California.
Steve Theil, Sierra Nevada representative, will be hosting a special Sierra Nevada Brewery presentation in our private party room for the first 40 guests to RSVP a space by calling Rocky's at 812-282-3844 from 6-7pm. Guests will learn about the Sierra Nevada brewery with samples and appetizers provided from Rocky's and Sierra Nevada. If you are unable to attend the presentation, Steve will be at Rocky's for the rest of the evening to discuss beer and one of the oldest craft breweries in the United States. Tisha Gainey will be there too, to talk about her Beer Camp experience and to raise a pint with you in the honor of craft beer.

The tap takeover begins at 6pm with the Solar Storm tapping at 7pm. Additional Sierra Nevada Beers that will be featured: Pale Ale, Ovila Quad, Summerfest, Tumbler Brown, Southern Hemisphere, Hoptimum, Bigfoot, Kellerweiss, Ruthless Rye, Torpedo IPA and BRUX, a Russian River/Sierra Nevada collaboration beer (limited bottles). Sierra Nevada collectable glassware will be available with certain beers as a souvenir to keep, while supplies last.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Premiere Party & Tap Takeover
Tuesday, July 24
Rocky's Sub Pub
715 West Riverside Drive Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 282-3844

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 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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