28 September 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The Hoffa Edition

November 3rd: TFN7: Weiner Time!  

Thanks to our handy number generator, we congratulate EHLOVader on winning the pair of tickets to tomorrow's Brew Bracket event.  Have fun!

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Sara at Bloomington Brewing Co in Bloomington:
-- Lennie’s hosted the 2012 Bloomington Brewing Company Homegrown Strong Ale release on Wednesday, September 26th, pub-side at 5pm.

Each year the Bloomington Brewing Company crafts a special batch of beer from the hopvines at their Loesch Road farmstead, grown under organic principles. In May, Head Hop-Farmer and Brewer Floyd Rosenbaum trellises the vines on strings and cables attached to 15’ poles. Come about August 1st the hop cones are ready to harvest and brew into a delicious, one-of-a-kind ale.

The 2012 installment of the Homegrown Series is a Strong Ale, light copper in color with a rich, malty sweetness and nice hop balance drawn exclusively from the local harvest of Cascade Hop cones. The Homegrown series is one of the favorites of the brewers and each year yields a beer chock full of personality.

Available only at Lennie’s for a limited time.
-- First Bottle --  Our first ever commercial bottle will be available for sale at Big Red Liquors (418 N.College location only) beginning Saturday October 6th.  The beer is called B-Seven and is collaboration between Big Red, BBC using hand-picked Four Roses Bourbon Barrels to age our Blaze Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale.  Only 450 hand numbered bottles will be available @ 12.99. 

From Mike at Brugge Brasserie in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
Just a heads up that our website is now updated regularly with a current tap list. Here's where we're at at the moment.

updated 09/27/12
union suit american pale ale light malt gives way to earthy bitterness and citrusy aroma, modest abv allows for consumption of multiple pints  5.5%
pooka sour & refreshing, brewed with boysenberry 6%
tripel de ripple our blonde belgian-style tripel exhibits notes of vanilla & perhaps pears 10% limit of 2

urthel saisonnière brewed with 20% wheat for a style-shifting beer that is part saison, part wheat beer and part golden/pale ale. deceptively simple on first sip and elegantly simple with a gently building complexity. 6%
founders breakfast stout brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and sumatra and kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever. 8.3%
schlafly pumpkin ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. 8%
jever pilsener has a soft yeasty palate, is clean, crisp,and refreshing, and has an assertive hop finish. 4.9%
ommegang scythe & sickle brewed with balance in mind, scythe & sickle reveals a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with light toastiness and gentle sweetness. amber in color from the the use of barley, oats, wheat, and rye, the beer is balanced with delicate hopping to counter rather than overpower the malt profile 5.8%
Our bottle list is also on our site - it's probably a little longer than it would make sense to share here, but it's definitely worth a look. 

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 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, 500 Monks Belgian Strong Ale, Fortshire British Mild, McQueenie’s Scotch Ale

Brooklyn Blast, J.W. Lees 2011 Harvest, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Widmer Omission Lager (bottle)

Triton Brewery Events

Triton at Noblesville Brewfest September 29, 4-8pm at Forest Park Shelter #5. Advanced tickets at Vintage Spirits, Noblesville, IN.

Triton Brewing Company at the BrewBracket Tournament of Bourbon Barrel Aged Beers September 29, 6-9pm at Tomlinson Tap Room. Tickets are $45 from brewbracket.com.

Tapping Fort Harrison Cherry Bourbon Barrel Stout, October 3, 5pm. This oatmeal stout spent the last five months in a bourbon barrel with 20 pounds of tart cherries and we can’t wait to share it with you!

October 20, 5-9 pm Triton will be celebrating our first Anniversary. Join us for the release of new three new bottled beers, the official dedication of our Beer Garden, music, food and fun! See us on Facebook and Twitter for more info!
At Bars, Restaurants, and Carry Out
From Jordan at Beer Sellar in Castleton:
New drafts as of 9/25/12
Against the Grain: So double it's triple
Boulevard & Pretty Things Collaboration No. 3 Stingo
3 Floyds Munsterfest
3 Floyds Zombie Dust
Brooklyn Pennant Ale 55'
Sam Adams Norse Legend
Victory & Dogfish Head & Stone Saison de Buff
Brooklyn Gold Standard Export
Fountain Square Big Nuggets
Piraat Ale
Boulevard Double Wide
October 3rd:
Schlafly Night with Tom Schlafly:
Come meet Owner/Brewer Tom Schlafly and some of the Schlafly Team.
  • Pale Ale
  • Kolsch
  • Dry-Hopped APA
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Porter
  • Oktoberfest
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Biere de Garde
  • Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stou
  • Oaked Aged Barleywine
  • Black IPA
  • Tasmanian IPA on Cask
Starts at 6pm Pints of Schlafly will be $3
October 19th:
Goose Island presents: the Return of Bourbon County Brand Stout on draft
tappings are at 7pm
  • Bourbon County Brand Stout
  • 312
  • Mild Winter
  • Matilda
  • Minx
  • Sofie
  • A few surprises that will be announced later
Bottles of
  • Juliet
  • Madame Rose
  • Demolition
From Corrie at Goose the Market in Indianapolis:
The Goose is now accepting applications for a new Enoteca position...
The wage is hourly + tips and the starting date is asap. This part-time position includes working afternoon-evening in front-line customer service. In the Goose's Enoteca, staff get to help customers choose wine & beer to take home and to drink at our communal tables. Guests order small plates that Enoteca staff assemble and serve. Stocking shelves, retailing dry goods, running the cash register, handling Beer & Wine Club memberships, and prepping food are just a few of the fun tasks that make no two days alike in the Enoteca. More details and application instructions are here:http://goo.gl/EIWdI
From Mike at Yogi's Bar and Grill in Bloomington:

From the Distributors:
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:
Tyranena Painted Ladies Spiced Pumpkin - Spiced Pumpkin Ale; seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
Mendocino Oatmeal Stout - Oatmeal Stout; seasonal release; 6 packs only
Two Brothers Heavy Handed - Fresh Hop IPA; seasonal release; 6 packs and draft
Hoppin Frog Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin - Double Pumpkin Ale; seasonal release; 22oz bottles and draft
Heavy Seas Great Pumpkin - Spiced Pumpkin Ale; seasonal release; 22oz bottles only
St. Feuillien/Green Flash L'Amitie - Belgian Strong Ale; special colab release; 750ml bottles and draft
Mythos Lager - Traditional Greek Lager; new everyday offering; 6 pack cans (6 pack bottles to come!)
9/28 - Craft Tasting @ Belmont Liquors on Illinois Rd in Ft. Wayne; 6pm-8pm
9/30 - Craft Tasting @ Big Red on N College Ave in Bloomington; 6pm-8pm
10/6 - Porter Perfect Pint Festival @ Hawthorne Park in Porter; 12pm-5pm; tickets available @ eventbrite.com
10/8 - Beer 101 @ The Real Enchilada #2 in Corydon featuring Oktoberfest/Fall beers; 7pm
10/9 - Founders Breakfast Stout Pint Night @ Charlestown Pizza Company; 6pm
10/9 - Bloomington Brewing Co Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
10/12 - Craft Tasting @ Cap N Cork on Lima Rd in Ft. Wayne; 5pm-7pm
10/16 - Finch's Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
10/18 - Binkley's Brew Club Event featuring Finchs; 7pm
10/18 - Peoples Beer Dinner @ The Local Eatery and Pub; 7pm
10/21 - Craft Tasting @ 21st Amendment on Binford Ave; 5pm-7pm
10/23 - NABC Tap Takeover @ Sahm's Trivia Night; 8pm
10/24 - Founders Breakfast Stout Pint Night @ Rocky's on the River in Jeffersonville; 6pm
10/26 - Founders Breakfast Stout Pint Night @ Gerst Haus in Evansville; 6pm
11/16 - Celebrate Election Day with Elector at Yogi's; Bloomington; all day event

Upcoming Events
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. 

From Rodney:
Herron-Morton Place Foundation is hosting it's second annual Oktoberfest on September 29, 2012. The event runs from 1pm-9pm at the Herron-Morton Park at 1927 Alabama Street. Advanced tickets can be purchased online for $5 or $10 on day of the event. Vendors include Flat12, Sunking, Upland, Fountain Square, New Day Meadery as well as Scratch Truck, Taco Lassi, 111 Cakery, Taste of Philly, Ivey Spice, Gypsy Truck, and JOAWS Brats. In addition, Indy t-shirts in both men's and women's sizes and pint glasses will be available for purchase. All ticket and merchandise proceeds go toward the Herron-Morton Park endowment. Lastly, don't miss the live music, featuring bands James and the Drifters, Tax Brandywine, Matthew Ferris Band, Vintage Union, Household Guns, Pravada, and Rugged Russian Bear.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit oktoberfesthmpf.com 
To reserve your t-shirt or pint glass email info@oktoberfesthmpf.com

From Jason at Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply:
SAVE THE DATE for Fauxtoberfest! 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012 | 4pm - When it stops!
Bring your Lederhosen and St Pauli Girl outfits. Bring your crazy hats. Bring your kids and dogs. Bring your gramma even. It's a sure-fire fun for all, free for all!
At Fauxtoberfest! we rock the house. We'll have a public, best-of-show style home brew competition, along with some samples of Tuxedo Park Brewers standards and seasonal kit favorites. Entertainment is still being worked out, but we're sure to have a smattering of live music, from bluegrass to rock and roll starting around 5pm. We hope to even bring on a comedian, some fire juggling, magic and much, much more! For those that stayed late last year, you remember: bring on your flippy cup game face. Pete from End of the Line Public House will be providing some great food, inspired by German and American heritage. It's sure to be a really good time!
Purchase your commemorative glass now while they last!
Home Brewers: Join the home brew competition, it's what the day is all about! Instructions: Bring three (3) gallons or more in a keg and show off your wonderful home brewed beer. Each participant will recieve $15 worth of Gift Certificates to the shop! At the end of the night, we'll tally the best-of-show votes , and the top three home brewers will win some wonderful prizes from Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply. Please sign up by October 1, 2012 by emailing adam@tuxedoparkbrewers.com or giving us a call at (317) 408 - 6970.
Custom limited edition glasses are on sale now for $25.
From Tim:
Saturday, 10/6
Beer Tasting & Fundraiser, 2:00-3:00pm, Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, 1120 Stafford Road, Plainfield. Join us for an afternoon beer tasting fundraiser for the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library with Three Pints Brewpub and Black Swan Brewpub, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Adults 21 years old and up are invited to learn more about beer and brewing. Afterwards participants will get to sample select beers from Three Pints Brew Pub. Registration is required. A $5.00 registration fee will be required at the door. All participants must bring a valid photo ID. For more information contact Joanna Carter at 839-6602 ext. 2159 or jcarter@plainfieldlibrary.net. Register is required for this event at www.plainfieldlibrary.net or by calling 838.3800. 

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