09 November 2012

Random Beer Roundup - The Post TFN Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
From Mike at Brugge Brasserie in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis:
updated 11/07/12 - subject to availability
please bear with us while we move our brewery. great things are soon to come!
flight of three beers 7
tripel de ripple our blonde belgian-style tripel exhibits notes of vanilla & perhaps pears 10% limit of 2
black belgian black ale reminds the drinker of the chocolate within dark malts, leaving aside bitter astringency often associated with darker beer 6%
pooka sour & refreshing, brewed with boysenberry 6%

gaffel kolsch brewed according to a time-honoured family recipe and the german purity law of 1516 with water, malt, hops, and hops extract. delicately bitter, with a slightly hoppy flavor 4.8%
st feuillien / green flash bière de l’amitié a blond belgian collaboration ale brewed with st. feuillen’s traditional belgian-style yeast and spices, rye malt, wheat malt, and american amarillo hops before dry-hopping for more zest 9.5%
dark horse scotty karate a big, full bodied scottish ale. smooth and balanced despite its higher than average alcohol content. 9.75%
power house diesel oil stout brewed in columbus, indiana, this is a stout with a firm brown head and a bit of lactose sugar for added body 6.6%
people's space cowboy a big but balanced double ipa. sweet and citrusy 9.0%
From Bob at Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:

-Thurs, October 8th  ApriCycle Imperial IPA, Cyclo du La Grange (Farmhouse IPA) and East Side Fresh Hop Pale Ale. West Coast Tacos.

-Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Amber (aka Moustache Ride Red) - Movember tapping, Pin the stache and fundraising (11/17, 6pm). Scratch Truck. NEW: Participation in the Festival of Barrel-aged Beers (11/17, Details)

-Nunmoere Black (ABA) - November (Black Friday with a host of special dark beers in the line-up; and debut of the Flat 12 Christmas Gift That Doesn't Suck line-up.) (11/23, Details) 
-12 Beers of Christmas: begins Nov 29th with Glazed Ham Porter tapping.

OFFSITE YELPs Totally Bazaar, Dec 13th

12 Chefs of Christmas, featuring Flat 12 Beers of Christmas, City Market, Dec 15th. Details at the link here.  

From Andrew at Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Indianapolis/Fishers:
Three events in the next three weeks!?! That's right. We have a lot of RAM beer to share with you, so come on out to our double-tappings next Wednesday, and start your holiday celebration with us at the Tomlinson Taproom on November 21st.

November 14th - The fourth leg in our RAMAGEDDON 2012 series, Final Countdown Imperial IPA, will be released at both locations. I will be in Fishers at 6:30 p.m., and Chris will be hosting the party downtown at 7 p.m. If that wasn't enough, S'no Angel Weizenbock will also be tapped this night to entice you to come out. :)

November 21st - That RAM Brewers will be hosting a Tap Takeover with our friends from the Tomlinson Taproom in the Indianapolis City Market. 16 RAM offerings will be served at Tomlinson in one event. Come out and taste a smorgasbord of offerings including cellared seasonals and rare releases such as Barrel-aged Apocalypto Barleywine, Java Disorder, and Nitro Vanilla Stout among many others.

November 29th - In celebration of our win at the Barrel-aged Brew Bracket competition, we will be joined by Tipton Spirits, the makers of W.H. Harrison Indiana Bourbon, to tap Barrel-aged Big Horn Maibock at our Indianapolis location at 7 p.m. This beer is very limited in it's availability, so come out on this night and grab a little taste.

We hope to see you soon!

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, Batch #1 (Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout)  Fortshire British Mild, McQueenie’s Scotch Ale and Midnight Rail Black IPA.
Brooklyn Blast, JW. Lees 2011 Harvest, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Napa-Smith’s Hopageddon, Summit Extra Pale Ale and Widmer Omission Lager (bottle) 

Triton Brewing Events
Beer Sampling at Crown Liquors-Noblesville , November 10, 1-3pm join your friends from Triton to taste some of our favorites!
Beer Tapping: Gingerbread Brown, November 15, 5pm in the Triton Tasting Room. Come get one of our most popular Seasonals from last year! KG’s Slider Station will be vending.
Beer Dinner at the Riviera Club, November 17, 6pm reservations are required. For more information, call 317.255.5471.
November 22, Happy Thanksgiving! Triton is closed
Triton Beer Sampling at Union Jack’s (Speedway), Monday, November 26, 7-9pm join your friends from Triton Brewing Company to sample some of our beers and hang out!

At Bars, Restaurants, and Carry Out
From Mike at Yogi's Bar and Grill in Bloomington:

From the Distributors:
From Jen at Cavalier Distribution:
11/9 - Lexington Brewing Tasting @ Crown on S US 31; 5pm-7pm
11/9 - Craft tasting Downtown Farm Stand; Muncie; 5pm-7pm
11/10 - Craft Tasting @ Keg N Bottle; Anderson; 5pm-7pm
11/10 - Craft Tasting @ Kroakerheads; Anderson; 9pm-10pm
11/10 - Founders Breakfast Stout Pint Giveaway @ Fireside Bar and Grill; Sellersburg; 11am- Close; breakfast served all day
11/10 - Lexington Brewing Tasting @ Payless in Fishers; 5pm-7pm
11/12 - Beer 101 at The Real Enchilada #2 in Corydon;  7pm
11/14 - Lexington Brewing tasting @ Irish Lion; Bloomington; TBA
11/14 - Harvest Event @ 800 Degrees 2 Fires; Ft. Wayne; TBA
11/15 - Lexington Brewing Tasting @ Classic Spirits in Carmel; 5pm-7pm
11/16 - Lexington Brewing Tasting @ Parti-Pak in Greenwood; 5pm-7pm
11/17 - Lexington Brewing Tasting @ UPL on County Line Rd; 5pm-7pm
11/29 - Collesi Beer Dinner @ Peterson's in Noblesville; 7pm
11/30 - Lexington Brewing Tasting @ Payless Lq on County Line Rd; 5pm-7pm
12/12 - Lexington Brewing Tasting @ Sonka Irish Pub; Terre Haute; 6pm-9pm

Upcoming Events
From Jason at Tuxedo Park Brewing Supply in Fountain Square, Indianapolis:
Midwestern Order of Nin-Kasi (M.O.N.K.)
The 2012 M.O.N.K. Chili Bowl is upon us!  This is a beer and chili competition combined. The rules are simple:
The beer must have a chili ingredient in it somehow. Wait, what?  That's right, mash with some beans, throw in a pepper or two and a squeeze of lime. Okay, maybe not all of those but you get the point.  The chili must have either a beer ingredient or beer in it. That's it, it's that simple.  You can enter one or both. The winner of the big ol' chili trophy is based on the total score.  Dave Kern was the winner last year. .. Can he be defeated?
See rules and details on the Facebook page:
All proceeds benefit the Order and support their endeavor to make awesome home brew!  Prices are as follows:
Non-Members: $10
Members: $5
Enter beer/chili: (1) Free
Enter Both:  (2) Free
Buy tickets in person at Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply or at the door.  But please RSVP if you intend to come!

From Mike at Brew Bracket:

Brew Bracket 5: AMBERgeddon
Brew Bracket, the only beer tasting event in the US to offer two tasting glasses, IS BACK! The tournament tasting event features 16 unique Amber style beers from local Indiana breweries. Previous event winners including RAM, Barley Island, Bier, and Rock Bottom will be returning with their take on the Amber style, as well as newer breweries to the Indiana beer scene like Bulldog Brewery and Iechyd Da Brewing Company. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

About Brew Bracket:
Your ticket puts you in the judging seat. Over the afternoon, you will visit stations to blindly taste two beers at a time, voting for your favorite between the two. In total there will be 15 different stations making up the bracket. The majority vote of the crowd (400 participants) will advance one brewer through the tournament as the Brew Bracket champion.

At the end of the event we'll present the results and reveal all the locations of the participating breweries. For more information, see the about us on our site http://www.brewbracket.com/about/

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