12 October 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The Great American Roundup Edition

Best of luck to everyone in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival!  Looks like we have quite a few breweries going from the state and we hope every single one gets to come home with a medal.

Also, TFN 7: Weiner Time! on November 3rd starting at 11am.  More information here and here.

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Mike at Brugge Brasserie in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:

updated 10/12/12 - subject to availability
please bear with us while we move our brewery. great things are soon to come!
flight of 3 beers $7 
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%

sixpoint sweet action hard to define, but perhaps that's why people love it. Part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale. 5.2% 
boulevard/pretty things stingo pronounced roasty aroma and flavor contain hints of toffee, cocoa and bread crust. english hop varieties contribute subtle herbal, peppery qualities. brewed in batches; some fermented on oak, some fermented normally, and some allowed to sour in the mash tun before being transferred to a fermenter. batches were then blended until desired levels of wood and tartness were achieved for the final product. 8.5% 
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% 
against the grain gnag reflex a sour brown ale brewed with cherries, from one of louisville's newest breweries. 
northcoast pranqster this belgian-style golden ale features a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish. 7.6%
From David at Triton Brewing Co. in Lawrence:

Triton Brewery Events
Triton Beer Dinner at Michael’s South Shore October 17, 6-8pm. (11705 Fox Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236). Come enjoy heavy appetizers paired with our six year-round beers. To make your reservation, call Michael’s at 317.723.3808 
BW3’s Crawfordsville Triton Beer Tasting on October 18, 7-9pm. Come out sample and enjoy some tasty Triton Beer!
October 20, 5-9 pm Triton Brewing Company is celebrating our 1st Anniversary! Join us for an evening featuring live music from the Benito DiBartoli Band, food from Big Hoffa’s BBQ available for purchase (cash only), and the dedication of our new Beer Garden!  Quaff specialty brews and celebrate our First Anniversary with the Triton Army! See us on Facebook and Twitter for more info!
From Cari at Upland Brewing Co:
Upland has gone beer crazy!  We've released a bunch of beers over the course of a few weeks and there is more to come. So here's what's on tap:

Malcolm & Margaret 70/ Scottish Ale
Named for a historic and literary Scottish king and queen, Malcolm and Margaret is a 70/ (Shilling) Scottish Ale, rich with caramel notes and a soft brown color makes for an easy drinking yet flavorful beer. This is the winner of Upland’s homebrew competition UpCup, devised and brewed by Indianapolis local Andrew Korty. This has been in the Indy Tasting Room and Bloomington Tap Room for a few weeks, but you'll see it pop up at a few of your favorite spots around Indy in the coming weeks.  3.5% ABV • 14 IBUs Draft only

Harvest Ale
Upland’s Harvest Ale is an American Pale Ale by design, but an even more vibrant rendition by loading up our hopback with freshly harvested Citra hops. Expect huge wafts of tropical fruit notes, balanced by a moderate bitterness and light toasted malt character. A showcase for one of our four favorite ingredients and a delight for all the hopheads out there.  35 IBU  • 5.5% ABV  We released a small bit of this last year, but we've decided to jump in and make it a regular seasonal this year. Available in six packs and on draft.

Teddy Bear Kisses
Teddy Bear Kisses features an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to a warming session with Teddy Bear Kisses sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa nibs.  11.5% ABV • 80+ IBUs  Available in 22 oz. bottles and draft.

"Little Sebastian" Extra Special Bitter
I don't have a lot of information on this. This will primarily be available in coming weeks at the Indy Tasting Room and Bloomington Tap Room. Now that we have all this new space at our new Bloomington facility, we can start playing around with pilot batches. The sales & marketing team affectionately have named it "Little Sebastian", but it is officially our ESB.

Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA
Double Dragonfly makes its triumphant return after almost a year of not being on shelves. It will be available in 22 oz. bottles and draft. Look for it the week of Halloween.

Indy Tasting Room is tapping Teddy Bear Kisses on Saturday, October 20 and Harvest Ale Saturday, October 27. And yes, TBK will be available for growler sales.

Saturday, October 13 is Broad Ripple Music Fest! Join us at Kilroy's for the Upland Stage or enjoy the shows throughout the village. We're tapping Harvest Ale at Chumley's and TBK at Za on Saturday. We'll also have Dragonfly IPA and Preservation Pilsner on draft at Sabbatical. You'll also be able to get Upland beers at all venues of BRMF.

Cari will be at Mass Ave Pub on Weds., Oct. 17 for Trivia & Tappings. We'll have on TBK, Harvest, and a couple others. Upland prizes and beer related questions will be included. Cari just wrote a final for her class, so she's got some good ones.
Cari will also be at Goose the Market on Thursday, Oct. 14, sampling Harvest Ale and TBK.
Speaking of that final... 
This is unrelated to Upland business, but I wanted to mention that I teach a class at Ivy Tech called Intro to Beer Service. It is a 100-level course designed to teach people the basics needed for service jobs in our growing craft beer industry. You learn about the history of beers, a wide variety of beer styles, how to pair beer and food together, how to identify off-flavors in beer, draft tech and much more. This class follows the Certified Beer Server program through Cicerone.org, and strongly helps you prepare for the exam. If you aren't already a student of Ivy Tech, you can register just to take this class.

If anyone would like to know more about the program, they can contact me at mcrowe21@ivytech.edu.

At Bars, Restaurants, and Carry Out
From Jordan at Beer Sellar in Castleton:
New Beers On Draft as of 10/11/12
  • Boulevard Reverb
  • Brooklyn Pennate Ale 55'
  • Three Floyds Gumball Head
  • Against the Grain So Double its Triple
  • Three Floyds Jinxproof
  • Boulevard / Pretty Things Collaboration 3: Stingo
Upcoming Drafts:
  • Three Floyds Zombie Dust
  • Mikkeller Beer Greek Breakfast
  • Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
  • Great Divide Hibernation Ale 11'
  • Founders Breakfast Stout
  • Bell's This one goes to 11
October 16th Bell's Event 6pm
Firkin of Two Hearted
  • This one Goes to 11: Imperial Red Ale 11%
  • Sparkling Ale: Belgian Triple 9%
  • Hell Hath no Fury: Belgian Dubbel 7.7%
  • Hopsoultion: DIPA 8%
  • Two Hearted
  • Oberon
  • Amber Ale
October 19th Goose Island: The Return of BCBS 7pm
  • Bourbon County Brand Stout: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 14.5%
  • Matilda: Belgian Style Pale Ale 7%
  • Juliet: Belgian Style Sour Ale 8%
  • Madame Rose: Belgian Style Brown Ale 6.5%
  • Bourbon County Brand Stout Coffee: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout 14%
From Sahm's Place in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
A big thanks to Bloomington Brewing Company for supplying us with some great beer for our Tuesday Night Trivia last week. Cream Ale & Dunkel were fantastic and definitely crowd favorites. Next week we will be hosting Finch's out of Chicago and they will be here with Threadless IPA, Fascist Pig, American Brown, and Golden Wing Blonde...a great lineup that will all be $4 a pint. Trivia is open to everyone, so if you want to play, just give us a call and we can fill you in on the details. $10 per team of 4, 8:30 start time, prizes for the top 3 every week!
3rd Thursday is right around the corner, and tickets are going fast. Bier Brewery will be here with Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Brown, Good Pils, Scottish 80, and Rye IPA. We will be serving Savory Stuffed Apples, Indian Butternut Squash, Chorizo & Sweet Potato Mac, Brussel Sprout Gratin with Roasted Pork, and Pumpkin Trio dessert. If you are interested in joining, tickets are on sale for $30 at Sahm's Place. They are first come first serve so be quick, never know when they are going to run out!
Beer in Stock:
Victory Braumeister Pilsner
Schlafly Hefe
Flat12 Joe Brahma
Tyranena Pumpkin Spice
Bloomington Brew Co. Dunkel
Bloomington Brew Co. Rooftop IPA
Flying Dog Raging Bitch
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Brooklyn Gold Standard
New Day Meadery South Cider
Abita Pecan
Bells Amber
Bells Two Hearted
Bells Oberon
Founders Breakfast Stout
Triton McQuennies Scotch Ale
Bier Brewery Good Pils
Bier Brewery Autumn Marzen
People's Mr. Brown
Finch's American Brown
Finch's Threadless IPA
Upland Wheat
Sun King Osiris
From Mike at Yogi's Bar and Grill in Bloomington:

From the Distributors:
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:

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 Ray at Indiana City Brewing:
Brewery: Indiana City Brewing


When: Friday, October 12th, 5:00-7:00pm

Where: 24 Shelby Street, Indianapolis

More Info:

Attention all kickstarters, your rewards have arrived. 
Now it's time to meet the brewers, see the space and grab your swag!

Hundreds of local beer fans contributed to our successful Kickstarter campaign 
and we're inviting each and every one of you over to the future home of Indiana City on Friday, October 12th to pick-up your rewards: stickers, pints, openers, shirts and VIP passes. We just moved into the space at 24 Shelby Street and there’s a lot of work to do, but this is a great opportunity to meet the brewers, see the building and connect with local craft beer lovers and fellow Indiana City supporters. We know what you're thinking, but unfortunately we aren’t able to offer beer samples at this event.

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