31 August 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The On Tap Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

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

Special K Kolsch
Good Pils
Belgian Red
Barley Buddy Brown
Cascadian Light Ale
PDG Pale
From Jordan at Black Acre Brewing Co. in Irvington:
We've just expanded our brewery's capacity with 4 new tanks (the fifth isn't here yet) so we should be pumping out more beer and doing growlers soon.  Pretty exciting stuff. 
Our beer:
Apricot WheatA refreshing, unfiltered American wheat with additions of apricot juice.Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat, Crystal 10Hops: ZythosABV: 5.1 % IBUs: 20
Fair Wind PorterA malty Robust Porter with a strong roast character.Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Crystal 60, Chocolate, Black PatentHops: EKGABV: 6.6% IBUs: 37 
Green Tea Pale AleA light, refreshing pale ale with additions of green tea matcha, ginger and honey.Malts: 2-Row, Munich, VictoryHops: CascadeABV: 6% IBUs: 20 
Ol’ Fritz Berliner WeisseA German style light sour wheat beer, lemony tart with a champagne like carbonation.  We give you the option of serving it on its own or the traditional German method with  Raspberry or Woodruff Syrup.Malts: Pilsner, White Wheat, Acid MaltHops: ZeusABV: 3.8% IBUs: 7

Our guest tap list:
Bloomington Brewing Rye IPA
Boulder Hoopla (Pale) - Nitro
Dupont Posca Rustica (Gruit)
Founders Pale
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities Red
Fountain Square Summer Haze (Hefe)
North Coast Old Rasputin (Russian Imperial Stout) - Nitro
North Coast Acme (Pale)
Oaken Barrel Indiana Amber
Original Sin Cider
Rivertown Hop Baron (DIPA)
Rogue Good Chit (Czech Pilsner)
Stone 16th Anniversary (DIPA)

From Bob at Flat12 Brewing Co. in Indianapolis:

Heartland Film Festival Short Shorts Festival, 8/31 at Flat 12. 

Joe Brahma Coffee Brown Ale will see a limited release (taproom) on Friday, August 31st. 
Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale, previewed at DigIN this Sunday, will be released the week of September 3rd. This release will include draft and bottles.  
From Skip at Fountain Square Brewing in Fountain Square, Indianapolis:
Put Oct. 6th on your calendar for the biggest party ever in Fountain Square.  We will be tapping our “Hop Your Face” Imperial IPA along with showcasing 4 bands starting at 2pm.

Our first “Hop Your Face”!  This annual Imperial IPA is aggressively hopped with four different hops and loaded with a complex mix of malts.  Might as Well add dry hops so over 2 pounds per barrel of hops were added to enhance the aroma.   When Push Comes to Shove, this 9.5% brew may drive you to Hell in a Bucket, but at least you’ll enjoy the ride. 

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:

Libation Alert!!
This is public service warning to all people in the greater Indianapolis area. New beer has been spotted in the neighborhood of each RAM Restaurant and Brewery location. Proceed in an orderly to fashion to the following tappings in Indianapolis and Fishers.

Sept. 6th - Every Day IPA
The winner of our Every Day IPA Challenge, Tom Wallbank, will join us to celebrate the recipe that earned him a 1st place finish in this year's homebrew competition. Tom has worked with the RAM brewers to scale up and brew his recipe for everyone to enjoy. Every Day IPA is for all of you who love a well-crafted hoppy beer in a more sessionable form. Join us to toast Tom and try a pint on September 6th at our Indy location at 7 p.m.

Sept. 13th - Big Horn Oktoberfest
After you itch your hop scratch, we will balance that out with some rich malty enjoyment. Big Horn Oktoberfest will arrive on the scene ready to provide salvation in the form of bread and toast-like malt flavor. Find this first in Fishers on September 13th at 6:30 p.m. Prost!

On Tap Now
Doomsday Scenario - Imperial Red
Omnipotent Ale - Black Pale
Bayside Steam (Downtown only)

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Thr3e Wise Men will be kicking off fall the correct way with a tapping next Tuesday September 4th with our Antonius 1741 Oktoberfest! The tapping party starts at 6pm with a toast with Omar and we have some free snacks for everyone as well. Come celebrate this great time of year with us!

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, 500 Monks Belgian Strong Ale, Fortshire British Mild

Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Saison Brett, Urban Chestnut Zwickel, Red Bridge Gluten Free Beer (bottle)
Trivia Night at Sahm’s, September 11, 8pm join us at 65th and Keystone to test your ‘Trivia Chops’ against some stiff competition!
Clustertruck at Triton Brewing September 19, 5-9pm join 7-8 of your favorite food trucks for our 5th #Clustertruck events at Triton Brewing Company.
Save the Date!  Triton Brewing Sprint Triathlon September 22 at Triton Brewing Company
Save the Date! Triton Brewing 1st Anniversary Party October 20 5-9pm
From Lindsay at Upland Brewing Co in Bloomington/Indianapolis:
Fall Beer Releases - http://uplandbeer.com/fall-beer-releases/
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 Jordan at Beer Sellar in Castleton:
New beers on tap/bottle
Draft as of 8/26/12
  • Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11
  • Boulevard Double Wide
  • Victory Ranch S
  • Flying Dog Citra Single Hop
  • Mikkeller I Beat YoU
  • Victory Donnybrook Stout
  • 3 Floyds Gorch Fock
  • Great Crescent Coconut Porter
  • Breckenridge Agave Wheat
  • Petrus Aged Pale
  • Brooklyn Gold Standard Export
  • Founders Cerise
  • Sun King "3"
  • Bluegrass Brewing Barbarian Honey Ale
  • Goose Island Demolition
  • Goose Island Juliet
  • New Holland Envious
  • Oliver Blueberry/Strawberry Hard Cider
Beers on Deck
  • Sun King Grapefruit Jungle
  • Brooklyn Fiat Lux
  • Brooklyn Pennant
  • Bells The Oracle
  • Piraat
  • Great Divide 18th Anniversary DIPA
  • New Day Meadery Re Thinker
  • Victory/Stone/Dogfishhead Saison de Buff
  • Goose Island  Minx
Upcoming Events
  • Thursday September 6th
Bells Brewery, Inc.: The Oracle DIPA Ale Tapping @ 5pm
                Live Music from the Funky Junk at 10pm
From Sahm's Place in Broad Ripple:
Sahm's Place will be hosting Tuesday Night Trivia this upcoming Tuesday with Sun King. Sun King always delivers some awesome prizes and even better beers. Anyone and everyone is welcome to play, just make sure to show up around 7:30 if you want a table (trivia starts at 8:30pm and goes until 10pm)
Coming up in September, with tickets going on sale the first day of September, we are hosting 3rd Thursday with Bier Brewery in our bar. What is 3rd Thursday? It is a pairing of 5 beers (this month from Bier) with 5 courses. We will have 30 tickets for sale all for the price of $30. We expect them to go fast, and to purchase a ticket, you have to come inside the restaurant and buy one. I know, tricky stuff, but call me old fashion, I like seeing your smiling faces. We do not have any set rules for food, beer, presentation, or dress code, we just want this to be an eccentric, inspired, and unique event that takes on the tone of the crowd and the brewers. It should be a good time, and as always, all are welcome.
So, for the beer:
Abita Turbodog
Flat12 Walkabout
Flat12 Karousel Kolsch
Flat12 Big Black Dog 68
Bells Oberon
Bells Two Hearted
Great Divide Wolfgang Dopplebock
New Day Meadery Washington's Folly
Bier Brewery OrangeJunkel
Bier Brewery Rye Pale
Crown Brewing Crown Brown
Victory Prima Pils
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Brooklyn Fiat Lux
Sixpoint Resin
Upland Valley Weizen
People's Mr. Brown
People's Hop Killa
Tyranena Hop Whore
Weihenstephan Vitus Bock
Schlafly American IPA
Urban Chestnut Winged Nut
North Coast Pranqster
Sun King Firefly Wheat
From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
All Scotty’s Brewhouse location have some great new drink specials! You can now come in on Friday and get a 60oz Pitcher of a Thr3e Wise Men beer for only $15.00!!

Scotty’s Brewhouse 96th Street Indianapolis is now pouring Urban Chstnut’s STLIPA! If you have not tired this amazing IPA from St. Louis come in on Thursday and get a 24oz. Mug for only $5!

From Adam at Trion Tavern in New Haven:
Sun King Tap TakeOver at the Trion Tavern
Thursday, September 6 ? 6pm - 3am
Sun King personnel will be on hand to answer questions and hand out swag
Plus, $3.50 beers from all 58 taps!
Sun King beers to be tapped:
Sunlight Cream Ale 
Wee Mac Brown
Osiris Pale Ale
Firefly Wheat
Grapefruit Jungle
Java Mac
Bitch'n Camaro 
Zaius Oatmeal Stout 
Indiana Replicale 2012
Cream Dream V (to be tapped at 8pm)

Follow the Trion Tavern on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/triontavern) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/BrewHaven) for more info and updates.
Check out our Interactive Daily Tap List to see what's currently on our 58 taps.
From the Distributors:
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:
Mad River Mad Belgian - Belgian Golden Ale; seasonal release; 4 packs only
Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild Hop Whore - Double IPA; special release; 4 packs and draft
Lakefront Pumpkin Ale - Spiced Pumpkin Lager; seasonal release; 6 packs only
Lakefront Oktoberfest - Traditional Marzen Lager; seasonal release; 6 packs only
9/4 - Craft Beer Tasting @ Birdy's; 6pm-8pm; $10
9/7 - Carnagie Center Benefit in New Albany; 6pm
9/7 - Cap N Cork on Broadway in Ft. Wayne; 5pm-7pm
9/18 - Peoples Brewing Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
9/14 - Finch's Event @ The Heorot in Muncie; 9pm-11pm
9/21 - Craft Tasting @ Cap N Cork on Dupont St in Ft. Wayne; 5pm-7pm
9/23 - IPR All Beers Considered Event @ Fickle Peach in Munice featuring all Michigan Beers; all day event
9/27 - Craft Tasting @ Belmont on Illinois Rd in Ft. Wayne; 6pm - 8pm
9/27 - Keg Liquors Fall Tasting in Clarksville; TBA
9/27 - Oktoberfest Party @ Buckhead in Jeffersonville; TBA after Keg Lq Fall Tasting
9/30 - Craft Tasting @ Big Red on N College Ave in Bloomington; 6pm-8pm
10/9 - Bloomington Brewing Co Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
10/16 - Finch's 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 Charlie:
From Stephanie:
In 13 years, it's never happpened... But this is a new day!
14th Annual Festiv-ALE
Presented by: Kahn's Fine Wines

Join us Saturday, September 22nd
200 S. Meridian St. (Corner of Meridian & Jackson Sts.)

As you have for 13 years, come enjoy over 100 beers under our party tent or take your brew to the street.

Shop our over-the-top silent auction, sing and dance to classic rock played by Saints & Strangers, and cruise on over to our fantastic food bar.

Tickets are available NOW for $45 ($25 is tax deductible)
Procrastinators - $55 at the door ($35 is tax deductible)

To purchase tickets, stop in any Kahn's location to save $2.00 or buy online at http://indiana.cff.org/festivale or call the CF office at1-800-622-4826.

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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