05 July 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The Thursday as Friday Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Steve at Black Acre Brewing in Irvington, Indianapolis:
Black Acre Brewing Company and Distelrath Farm Hog Roast, 7/7/2012
On Saturday, July 7, 2012, Black Acre Brewing Company will be hosting a hog roast in conjunction with Distelrath Farms. Black Acre Brewing Company is a nanobrewery located on the historic Irvington strip at 5632 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, 46219. Distelrath Farms is an urban farm located at 6302 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis, IN, 46203.
The event is a limited, ticketed event. The cost is $30 per individual ticket and includes unlimited pork and sides from Distelrath Farms, and two beers of the ticket holder’s choosing from Black Acre’s Selection. The event is exclusively 21+, will run from noon until 4:00 P.M., and will be hosted at Black Acre Brewing Company’s location. Tickets are available on location at both Black Acre Brewing Company and Distelrath Farms, as well as online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255664). The hog featured has been fed spent beer grain created by Black Acre Brewing Company.
Any questions about the hog roast can be addressed by contacting the brewery at 317-602-3281 or contacting Stephen Ruby via email, steve@blackacrebrewing.com.

From Roger at New Albanian Brewing Co. in New Albany:


From Clay at Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:
The Tasting Room is CLOSED through July 18th. We are in the process of expanding our brewery's capacity, as well as knocking out a bunch of projects that need to be done. We continue craft beer and distribute to bars, restaurants and liquor stores during this time, so if you need Fresh•Local•Beer there are plenty of options throughout central Indiana.

In upcoming beer news: Cream Dream V: I Thought We Were Buddies... (named in honor of former Circle V Brewmaster Mark Vojnovich, who gave Dave Colt his professional brewing job over 15 years ago) is scheduled for release on July 12th at Chatham Tap Fishers. The Sun King version of Replicale will be released at the Indiana Microbrewers Festival on July 14th (this year the beer is an English Mild that each participating brewery chose a different yeast strain) and Big H Hefeweizen is bubbling away in the fermenter and will be released once Firefly Wheat is gone...

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

Sun King Night at Chatham Tap Fishers
Thursday, July 12th
Tap Takeover and the release of Cream Dream V

Indiana Microbrewers Festival
Saturday, July 14th 3pm - 7pm
Opti Park in Broadripple
50+ Breweries and fun in the sun

Indy Criterium and Festival
Saturday, July 14th
University Park - 325 N. Meridian
Bike Race & Festival featuring Fresh•Local•Beer

Tasting Room Re-Opens
Thursday, July 19th 10am-7pm

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 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 go on sale Friday, June 15th. 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 atwww.hillbillyhaiku.org
At Bars and Restaurants
From Jordan at Beer Sellar in Castleton:

New beers on as of July 3rd.

Brooklyn Summer Ale

New Holland Rye Hatter
Sam Adams Norse Legend
New Belgium Biere de Mars
Flat 12 Summer Cycle
Sun King Bitch'n Camaro
Coming soon:
Mikkeller I Beat you
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
Pretty Things Jack d'Or
Founders Double Trouble & Cerise
Three Floyds Behemoth & Arctic Panzer Wolf & Apocalypse Cow
Sun King 3 & Cream Dream V 
July 8th
Indy's own band Hero Jr. with guests The Delta Routine starts at 9pm No Cover
$7 & 10 pitchers all night. 
July 11th 7pm
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Tapping
with Pere Jacques
Bottles of Juliet 
July 13th Victory/ Bluegrass Brewing Night
Come try some special drafts from these guys and meet the reps.
From Eddie at Sahm's Place in Broad Ripple:
Tuesday Night Trivia is coming to a close Tuesday with our final round this season! We are going to have some surprise taps in store for everyone that will make the geekiest of beer nerds excited. As for now our trivia buffs will have to wait a few weeks until we get ready for the next round of trivia starting Early August.
We will have our same specials through July, but come August, we are switching things up! Some new cocktails (including beer based cocktails), drink specials, happy hour exclusives, special brewery days, and a new Beer Drinker Appreciation Day. Stay tuned to @sahmsplace on Twitter for more details.
Current beer in stock:
New Albanian Yakima
New Albanian Black & Blue Grass Saison
New Albanian Beak's Best
Sun King "3" Hoppy Black Lager
Flat 12 Kolsch
Boulevard Single Wide IPA
Brooklyn Gold Standard
Founders Red Rye Pale
Founders Porter
Bier Weizengoot
Bier Delta Blonde
Bier Cascadian Light
Fountain Square Big Nugs IPA
Bloomington Brew Co Kolsch
Bells Two Hearted
Bells Amber
Upland Infinite Wisdom Tripel
Goose Island Pere Jacques
New Day Meadery South Cider
Triton Fieldhouse Wheat
Stone IPA
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:
From the Distributors:
From Steve at Best Beers, Inc in Bloomington:
A Sierra Nevada / Russian River collaboration known as BRUX should be in stores very soon, if not now.
Upcoming Events
From Kyle at Kahn's Fine Wines in Indianapolis:
Indiana Beer Tasting : Friday, July 13th : 5-7p
This one is at Keystone and will obviously be focused on Indiana craft. Rita Kohn from NUVO will also be in attendance promoting her book on Indiana beer. And as some of you may have heard, I will be leaving the company. Next week will be my last full week, but this will be my last event here so it'd be great to see as many of you as possible.

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 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 Brandon at Midwest Sports Complex:
We at Midwest Sports and Social Complex are putting together a craft beer fest scheduled for July 21st. We are selling tickets for $35 per person for unlimited sampling. Additionally there will be a professional beach volleyball tourney running adjacent to the beer fest.  Additional information will be available soon.

From Charles at Six Pack of Stories:
Thanks to the contributions of a lot of amazing beer enthusiasts, lovers of literature, and friends and family who want to see this project succeed, A Six Pack of Stories has raised over $2,000 of its $9,077 goal with 11 days left to go. That’s no small chunk of change, but if you can do basic arithmetic, you know there’s still a lot of ground to cover.
So here’s my shameless sales pitch: Read more about A Six Pack of Stories, and if you think this project will push the boundaries of craft beer and want to help combine art and beer in a whole new way, consider supporting the A Six Pack of Stories’ Kickstarter campaign (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1522045241/a-six-pack-of-stories).
Or if money is tight, just telling your friends about it can be a tremendous help. Check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ASixPackOfStories and follow us on Twitter (@SixPackStories).
What is A Six Pack of Stories?
At present, A Six Pack of Stories is an embryo gestating in the (hopefully fertile) environment of my mind, but it will soon grow into a collection of short stories featuring beer as a major plot element or theme, and ultimately it will give us a glimpse at how beer affects our lives and relationships.
For more information, check out the Kickstarter page.

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