18 January 2013

Random Beer Roundup - The Fake Girlfriend Edition



Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers
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From Shane at Daredevil Brewing Co:

First, we want to thank all of the people who have with us and supported us during the time it took to go from the vision of a craft brewery that would make aggressively fun beers to the now fully operational Daredevil Brewing Co. 

On January 8th we had the first tapping of our flagship beer, Lift Off IPA, and since we are now fully operational with our 10 BBL brewhouse and making regular weekly shipments we plan to keep everyone well stocked with Lift Off IPA and our upcoming seasonal lineup. Lift Off IPA is a West Coast style IPA and for now our only year round beer. We are available in draft format across central and southern Indiana.

The response to Lift Off IPA has been more than we could have imagined and is very humbling. We are now in over twenty locations across Indianapolis, Bloomington, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, Muncie and Zionsville at some great locations for craft beer. To keep up with our availability, beer lineup and events just follow us at our website, and on TwitterFacebook or Instagram
We look forward to seeing people at the upcoming Winterfest on January 26th, which will be our first public event since launch.  We will be bringing Lift Off IPA and also it will be an opportunity for the very first public tasting of our first seasonal, Muse Belgian Golden Ale, which is made in the Belgian Golden Strong style.  

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple:
Come join us at Thr3e Wise Men next Friday January 25th at 7pm when Jack Mcauliffe will be joining us for the tapping of his New Albion Ale. Jack is the Father of Craft    Brewing and the founder of New Albion Brewing Co. If you love craft beer then you should enjoy this party.



 From David at Triton Brewing Co. in Lawrence:


TRITON HOUSE BREWS

Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, McQueenie’s Scotch Ale, Midnight Rail Black IPA, Bourbon Barrel I-65 Baltic Porter and 2012 Muletide (BJava Bourbon Barrel 1-65 Baltic Porter).

GUEST BREWS

Dark Horse Cream Stout Too, Founder’s Breakfast Stout, J.W. Lees 2011 (Lagavulin Barrel Aged) Harvest, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kona Koko Brown and Widmer Omission Lager (bottle)

Triton Brewing Events

Wednesday, January 23, #Clustertruck at Triton Brewing Company come out and enjoy 4-6 of your favorite food trucks from 6-9pm!

Thursday, January 24, 5pm, Tapping: Old Lang Syne (Replicale), Thursday, January 24th, 5pm! Come try Brewer Jon’s and Brewer Mike’s dry-hopped version of this year’s Brewers’ of Indiana Guild Winterfest Old Ale Replicale.
Saturday, January 26, Winterfest at Indiana State Fairgrounds

Saturday, February 2, 3-5pm Toddy Shop Beer Sampling in Brownsburg

Friday, February 8, 6:30pm Pre-Show Beer Sampling at Indiana Repertory Theater

Friday, February 15, 6:30pm Pre-Show Beer Sampling at Indiana Repertory Theater

 From Lindsay at Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington/Indianapolis/Carmel (coming soon!)

Next week, we're taking over taps at Mo's Irish Pub on Friday 1/25.  Also on 1/25, 4-6 pm: we'll be tasting at 21st Amendment at 56th & IL.
We will be at Winterfest on 1/26. Rye So Serious (our new rye beer) is on tap at both the Indy Tasting Room and Tap Room in Bloomington. 
From Beth at Sun King Brewing Company in Indianapolis:
Sun King Brewing Company will release two beers in the new King's Reserve can on January 28th. The King's Reserve is a new 16 oz. resealable Alumi-Tek can that is manufactured by Ball Corporation in Monticello, IN. Sun King and Colorado's Oskar Blues pioneered the use of this vessel last year with the release of Chaka and The Deuce.
"We are excited to share two very special, award winning beers in a brand new package! Batch 333: The Velvet Fog was a 2012 World Beer Cup Gold Medal Winner in the Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale category, and Bourbon Barrel Johan was a 2011 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner in the Barrel Aged Strong Beer category." said Sun King owner/brewer Clay Robinson.

Johan the Barleywine was the first batch of beer produced at Sun King on July 1, 2009, a small portion of which was placed in Bourbon barrels to age. This process imparts even more depth of character to the beer, allowing it to pick up flavor from the Bourbon as well as the oak. There are only 250 cans of Bourbon Barrel Johan available for $25.00 per can with a limit of one per person. Half of the allotment will be available for online reservations beginning January 21st at 12:00 PM (EST) and the other half will be available in the Tasting Room on January 28th. Online reservations will have one week to pick up their beer and whatever is not picked up will be made available to the general public on February 4th.

Batch 333: The Velvet Fog will also be released on January 28th and will be available in liquor stores throughout central Indiana, as well as at the brewery. The Velvet Fog is a Belgian-style Quadruple that was named one of Draft Magazine's 'Top 25 Beers of 2012' in addition to the aforementioned World Beer Cup® Medal. Velvet Fog will be sold in two packs for a suggested retail of $17.50.
For more information on these releases, including which liquor stores they will be available at, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@SunKingBrewing).
And, Ziaus (oatmeal stout) is now on in the tasting room!

At Bars, Restaurants, and Carry Out
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From Jon at La Margarita in Fountain Square:
We are having our first annual Imperial Stout Weekend, starting Thursday, January 31st, with our Cask Party 4: Firkin in the Snow, which will be a cask of Sun King's Timmie Russian Imperial Stout. That day, and throughout the weekend, we will feature five awesome imperial stouts. For more information go to: http://lamargaritaindy.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/cask-party-4-firkin-in-the-snow/ 
Also, Sunday, February 17th, we will be hosting our Second Annual Fountain Square Pinball Classic. Details and ticket information will be available as of Wednesday, January 9th, starting at 12 p.m. There will be 36 tournament spots and 25 free play spots. The event is open to the public, and will feature DJs Dicky Foxxx and Salazar, as well as a stellar draft selection and a necessary bowl of Pinball Punch. For more information go to: http://lamargaritaindy.wordpress.com/

From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse in various locations:
Scotty’s Brewhouse Muncie and West Lafayette are now serving Bell’s Hopslam!! Come get this beer while you can since it will go very fast!

From Mike at Yogi's in Bloomington:
http://www.yogis.com/index.php/about/blog/beer-blog
From the Distributors:

From Jen at Cavalier:
UPCOMING EVENTS
1/18 - Falls City Tasting at O'Sully's Bottle Shop in Georgetown; 5pm-7pm
1/22 - Sahm's Place Trivia Night; featured brewery is TBA; 8pm
1/24 - Falls City Draft Feature @ Buckhead in Jeffersonville; 5pm
1/24 - 10 Reason's to Drink Founders Beer Tap Takeover @ Twenty Tap; 4pm
1/26 - Brewer's Guild of IN Winterfest; 3pm; tickets still available
1/30 - New Albanian Hoosier Daddy Event @ 800 Degrees 3 Fires in Ft. Wayne; TBA
1/8 - Birdy's Monthly Tasting; 6pm-8pm; $10

Upcoming Events:

From Deb at Indy Beer Lab:
We are at City Market in The Demo Kitchen doing home brewing demonstrations and classes for the person wishing to learn the brewing process. 
All demos are at City Market (in the demo kitchen on the main level)Times are subject to change. Please contact Indybeerlab@gmail.com for questions or additional information.

January 2013
Saturday 1/19 10AM-3PM Demo
Thursday 1/24 6PM-8:30PM Class
Thursday 1/31 6PM-8:30PM Demo

February 2013

Saturday 2/2 Demonstration 10AM-3PM
Thursday 2/7 Class 6PM-8:30PM
Saturday 2/16 Demonstration 10AM-3PM
Thursday 2/21 Class/Steeping Grains 6PM-8:30PM
Saturday 2/23 Demonstration 10AM-3PM
Thursday 2/28 Class/Partial Boil
From Donna at Riley Heart Research Center:
The 3rd Annual “HEART of the BREWS” An ALE tasting event to support RESEARCH for KIDS with AILING HEARTS Proceeds to benefit research at the Riley Heart Research Center (at the Wells Center for Pediatric Research) 
DATE: Friday, February 8, 2013
TIME: 6:30 – 10:00 PM
6:30 – 9:00 PM Silent Auction open
7:00 – 10:00 PM Tastings
PLACE: Omni Severin, 40 W. Jackson Place, downtown Indy
Must be 21 years of age to attend. Please sample responsibly.

TICKET INFORMATION:
$35 Advance Purchase (Dec 14, 2012 – Feb 5, 2013)
$45 Late Purchase and At the Door (Feb 6 – 8, 2013)
$10 Designated Driver
Go online to www.heartresearch.iupui.edu or contact Donna Fischer at dfischer@iupui.edu, 317-278-1130 for more information and to purchase tickets.

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