17 August 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The Moto Gencon Edition

Thanks for bearing with us in our absence last week.  Roundup is back for this week and will be out again next week.  Then all should be back to normal for a while.

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Darren at Bier Brewery in Indianapolis:
On this week,

Happy Pils
Bier d'Garde
Smoked Brown
PDG Pale
From Jordan at Black Acre Brewing Co. in Irvington:
First, we're going to try and do a Firkin every Friday for Firkin Friday.  I have two firkins good to go as of right now, so we'll be starting with Bloomington Brewing Company's Quarryman Pale next week.  We'll tap the sucker around 7pm.  The following Friday we'll be doing Bell's Third Coast Beer.

Second, we now carry a wide range of Trappist beers in bottles.  I'm working on getting in touch with Starlight to finish the set.
  • La Trappe Dubbel, Quadruppel and Oaked Quadruppel
  • Chimay Premiere, Cinq Cents, and Grand Reserve
  • Orval
  • Rochefort 10, 8, 6
  • Westmalle Dubbel and Trippel
Our current house list is as follows:

Apricot Wheat
A refreshing, unfiltered American wheat with additions of apricot juice.
Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat, Crystal 10
Hops: Zythos
ABV: 5.1 % IBUs: 20

Fair Wind Porter
A malty Robust Porter with a strong roast character.
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Crystal 60, Chocolate, Black Patent
Hops: EKG
ABV: 6.6% IBUs: 37

Green Tea Pale Ale
A light, refreshing pale ale with additions of green tea matcha, ginger and honey.
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Victory
Hops: Cascade
ABV: 6% IBUs: 20

Street Lamp Blonde ($1 of every pint of SLB we sell we donate to the Irvington Development Organization.)
A light, American Blonde ale brewed with lemongrass and lemon peel. 
Malts: Pilsen and White Wheat Malt 
Hops: Saaz
ABV: 5.1% IBUs: 21

Our guest taps are as follows:
  • Abita Turbodog Brown
  • Bell's Porter
  • DuPont Posca Rustica (gruit)
  • Flat12 Walkabout Pale
  • Founder's Cerise (Cherry Ale)
  • Fountain Square Summer Haze (Hefe)
  • Jacobins Rogue Flemish Sour
  • North Coast Old Rasputin (Russian Imperial Stout)
  • North Coast Old Stock (Old Ale)
  • Original Sin Cider
  • Sixpoint Resin (DIPA)
  • Stone IPA
  • Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow (Lactose DIPA)
  • Triton O'Rye-n's Galaxy (Rye Pale)
  • Victory Donnybrook (Dry Irish Stout)
  • Victory Prima Pils

From Bob at Flat12 Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:

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.

-Flat 12 Night at Nick's English Hut in Bloomington. Friday, August 17th.

-Planet Adventure hosts an Urban Sprint starting/ending at Flat 12, Saturday morning, August 18th.

-Renew Services hosts a MotoGP party at Flat 12, Saturday, August 18th.

-Festivals: DoItIndy IndyFringe Party (MassAve) 8/23, Beers and Bluegrass (Franklin) 8/24, Beers Across the Wabash (Lafayette) 8/25, DigIN (Downtown) 8/26.

Half Cycle IPA bottle release. 6 packs will be released beginning the week of August 20th. Distribution will be Indiana only.
From Greg at Lafayette Brewing Co. in Lafayette:
Beers Across the Wabash
Saturday, August 25, noon to 4 pm
John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge
Lafayette, Indiana
Craft beer festival presented by Friends of Downtown and sponsored by Village Bottle Shoppes.  Features a unique, picturesque location and an array of tasty brews from 25 of Indiana's finest craft brewers.  Wandering minstrels, beer & food seminars, commemorative sample cup and beer samples from a selection of approximately 100 beers included in the admission price.  Outpost Catering, D & R Market and the Lafayette Optimist Club will provide food service (separate purchase required).  Tickets are $35 advance and are available at Lafayette Brewing, People's Brewing and all West Lafayette Village Bottle Shoppe locations.  Also available on line at: www.beersacrossthewabash.com and www.mogotix.com/events/5934 We hope to see you there!
From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Gen Con 2012 is upon us!
Gen Con has returned to Indianapolis, and we are excited to play a large part in the "The Greatest Four Days in Gaming." To help celebrate, we have planned an eventful week of beer tappings and special events. If you haven't been downtown for Gen Con, here are some beer-related reasons to come experience it with us.

Friday, Aug. 17th at 1 p.m. - Black Mamba Java Stout Tapping
Saturday, Aug. 18th at 1 p.m. - Barrel-aged Bombshell Brown Tapping

Big Horn Oktoberfest is preparing for its time to shine. One of our perennial favorites to brew, this Bavarian lager will feature bread-like malt notes and a balanced, clean finish. Keep your schedule open for a big release around September 13th.

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Thr3e Wise Men is now pouring their German lager! Come on by and try a pint of this very refreshing beer on Wednesday for only $3. We also have a great list of some upcoming seasonal beers. In September will be tapping our Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest, October will be our Hoggy Style Amber & November will be our Momma’s Milk Stout #4.

From David at Triton Brewing Co. in Lawrence:

On Tap:
Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout,, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, I-65 Baltic Porter, Fortshire British Mild (2012 Replicale), 500 Monks Belgian Strong Ale 
Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Down and Dirty Stout, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Magner's Irish Cider, Redbridge (Gluten Free-bottle),  Urban Chestnut Zwickel    


The Riviera Club Triton Beer Dinner August 18 
 6:30pm Enjoy tasting our craft beer with cuisine specifically prepared to compliment the beer. The cost is $40 per person plus tax. To RSVP call (317) 255-5471.

Clustertruck at Triton Brewing August 22 5-9pm join 7-8 of your favorite food trucks for our 4th #Clustertruck events at Triton Brewing Company.
From Lindsay at Upland Brewing Co in Bloomington/Indianapolis:
I know we have some fun stuff coming up September and October. We're brewing the 2012 UpCup winner's Andrew Korty (From Indy) Scottish Ale 70 Shilling, named Malcolm and Margaret.

We'll also be releasing Double Dragonfly, Oktoberfest (Seasonal) and Teddy Bear Kisses (Seasonal). It's all pretty exciting!
We're also holding our own Oktoberfest on Sept 22 in Military Park Indy. Details TBA. I'll be sure to let you know them all.

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 Todd at Keg Liquors in Clarksville/New Albany:
Here is the latest from Keg Liquors in Clarksville:
Southern Tier - Harvest Ale (New York)
Breckenridge - Autumn Ale (Colorado)
Left Hand - Oktoberfest (Colorado)
New Holland - Ichabod Pumpkin Ale (Michigan)
Sprecher - Oktoberfest (Wisconsin)
Thirsty Dog - Barktoberfest (Ohio)
Two Brothers - Atom Smasher (Illinois)
New Albanian - Black and Bluegrass (Indiana)
Stone - 16th Anniversary IPA (California)
New Holland - Oak Aged Hatter IPA (Michigan)
New Holland - White Hatter (Michigan)
Falls City - Pale Ale (Kentucky)
From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
Scotty’s Brewhouse West Lafayette is now serving Flat 12 Summer! Come on by on Tuesday and get a 48oz Pitcher for only $6!

Scotty’s Brewhouse Downtown is now pouring Thr3e Wise Men’s GEN CON Beer, Dragon Troll Ale! You can come down and get a 24oz. Mug of this very tasty Scottish Ale on Thursday for only $5!!
From Mike at Yogi's Bar and Grill in Bloomington:
From the Distributors:
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:
Hinterland Oktoberfest - Traditional Marzen Style Lager; seasonal release; 4 packs and draft 
Left Hand Oktoberfest - Munich Marzen Style Lager; seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
Erdinger Oktoberfest Weisse - Hefeweizen; seasonal release; 6 packs only
Sprecher Oktoberfest - Traditional Marzen Style Lager; seasonal release; 4 packs only
Thirsty Dog Barktoberfest - Marzen Style Lager; seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
Two Brothers Atom Smasher - Oktoberfest Style Lager; 6 packs and draft
Breckenridge Autumn - Old Ale; seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
Southampton Pumpkin - Spiced Pumpkin Ale; seasonal release; 22oz bottles only
Stone 16th Anniversary - Imperial IPA brewed with Lemon Verbana and Lemon Oil; limited release; 22oz bottle and draft 
8/17 - Craft Tasting @ Cap N Cork in New Haven; 5pm-7pm
8/18 - Craft Tasting @ Bloomingfoods East Truck Load Sale in Bloomington; 3pm-6pm
8/23 - Finch's Brewing Night @ Rocky's Pizza in Jeffersonville featuring Fascist Pig; 6pm
8/24 - Craft Tasting at State Street Exchange; 5pm-8pm
8/25 - Sour Event @ Charlestown Pizza Co in Charlestown; TBA
8/27 - Fall Beer Tasting @ Keg Liquors in Clarksville; TBA
8/29 - Summer Craft Beer Tasting @ Deer Park in Ft. Wayne; 6pm-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
9/7 - Cap N Cork on Broadway in Ft. Wayne; 5pm-7pm
9/18 - Peoples Brewing Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
10/9 - Bloomington Brewing Co Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
10/13 - Porter Perfect Pint Festival @ Hawthorne Park in Porter; 12pm-5pm; tickets available @eventbrite.com
10/16 - Finch's Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
10/18 - Binkley's Brew Club Event featuring Finchs; 7pm
10/23 - NABC Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
11/16 - Celebrate Election Day with Elector at Yogi's; Bloomington; all day event

Upcoming Events
From Michell at Twenty Tap in Meridian Kessler:
AUGUST 29 6pm

From Charlie:
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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