01 February 2013

Random Beer Roundup - XLVII Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers

From Bob at Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:

Hope all is well. We've got a full calendar in February. Quick note before detailing that: We'll tap six of our Winterfest beers at the brewery this Thursday at 4. Also, we'll tap Bleeding Heart IPA on the 14th.

Early February events include:

Wed 2/6-Sat 2/9 Tap Takeover at End of the Line in Fountain Square
Fri 2/8 Heart of the Brews for Riley Children's Hospital Heart Research at Omni Downtown 6:30 p
Saturday 2/9 Winter Warmer at Lafayette Brewing Co.
Tuesday 2/12 Flat Tuesday at Flat 12 Bierwerks 4-8p
Wednesday 2/13 Flat 12 Night at The Sinking Ship 7p

Out further: Beer Dinner at Fire by the Monon 2/26, Gravity Head at New Albanian 3/8.
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From Skip at Fountain Square Brewery in Indianapolis:

This Friday is “First Friday” in Fountain Square and we will be doing a double tapping.  Our first Belgians…..Dubbel Dog Dare Belgian Dubbel and Flahute Belgian Pale.  Doors open at 4pm.  We also now have our Batch 13 IPA back on tap.

From Shane at Daredevil Brewing Co:

Our story: Daredevil Brewing Co: the making of a craft brewery
Over the last two weeks we have shared a two-part blog post on the journey we took over an 18 month period from business plan to batch #1 of Lift Off IPA.  These posts are shared on our Daredevil Brewing Co Facebook page and our blog.  The post includes how we approached branding, marketing, equipment, operations and the ups and downs that come with starting a craft brewery.

Events coming up: 
  • Fishers on Tap, February 23: We just announced this week we will be participating along with 7 other breweries in the 2nd Annual Fisher’s on Tap event held by the Fishers Rotary Club.  More information at http://www.fishersontap.com/.  

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple:
Thr3e Wise Men will be tapping it’s next seasonal beer, Cant’t Dutch This White Belgian, on Tuesday February 5th! The party kicks off at 7pm with a free sample of beer and some snacks. Make sure to make it out for another amazing beer tapping!

 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, McQueenie’s Scotch Ale, Alt Lang Syne, Midnight Rail Black IPA, Bourbon Barrel I-65 Baltic Porter and 2012 Muletide (BJava Bourbon Barrel 1-65 Baltic Porter).


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

Triton Brewing Events

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

Saturday, February 2, 5-7pm Toddy Shop II- Beer Sampling in Brownsburg

Wednesday, February 6, 5pm Tapping: Railsplitter with Grapefruit Zest- Join us for the tapping of our special firkin of the Railsplitter IPA with grapefruit zest! A similar firkin was poured at Brewer’s Guild Winterfest 2013 If you are an IPA fan, don’t miss this!   ALC/VOL 7.0%     25 IBU’s  
Friday, February 8, 6:30pm Pre-Show Beer Sampling at Indiana Repertory Theater

Thursday, February 14, 5 pm Tapping B-Java (Coffee) Brown- Brewed with 10 lbs. of espresso beans roasted by B Java Coffee and Teas. Sure to please even the toughest critics! Two favorite beverages in one delicious brew.  ALC/VOL 5.2%     25 IBU’s  

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

Saturday March 9, 6-9 pm-Taste of Riviera Club-more details to follow

Saturday, March 9, 10pm-12am Tasting at the Melody Inn (3826 N Illinois Street, Indianapolis)- Join us for Punk Rock Night and to taste some Triton

From Beth at Sun King Brewing Company in Indianapolis:

Here's what we've got going on around SKB:

1/29 Indigo Duck // Sun King Brewers Dinner
1/31 La Margarita Firkin Tapping of Timmie
2/5 Brewers Dinner at Buckhead's (Jeffersonville, IN)
2/7  Dominator Dopplebock Tapping Party at SKB w/ Sour Mash Seven (music) and Some of This Some of That (food truck)
2/8 Heart of the Brews benefitting Riley Children's Heart Research Center along with 5 other breweries
2/21 Winter Warmer Tap Takeover at Flatwater

And of course, Growler Fill Fridays!  $5 for house beer fills every Friday.

At Bars, Restaurants, and Carry Out
From Jon at La Margarita in Fountain Square:
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 is now serving Upland Komodo Black IPA! Come enjoy a 48oz Pitcher of this amazing brew for only $10.00 on Wednesday!

Scotty’s Brewhouse Bloomington has just tapped Bell’s Hopslam!! Make sure to make it out and enjoy this very limited time beer while we have it.

From Mike at Yogi's in Bloomington:

From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen & Drinks in Zionsville:

Hello Beer Lovers!
 As of the moment our draft selections include from North Coast, their Old Rasputin Imperial stout on nitro, and their take on a Belgian Golden, Pranqster...from the Bloomington Brewing Company we have Rooftop IPA, Ruby Bloom (their flagship amber), and their winter seasonal, Java Porter.  Our other IPA's include Stone Ruination, 3 Floyd's Arctic Panzer Wolf,Boulevard Brewing's Double Wide IPA...In addition their is Kentucky Brewing's Bourbon Barrel Ale, and a not to be missed La Trappe Quad...(we're kinda IPA heavy at the moment)..In the wings we have Bell's new release "Smitten" which is an American Pale with a heavy rye influence...one of the originals from their eclectic cafe.  Also we have a keg of 3 Floyd's Jinxproof, and our allocation of HOPSLAM, all waiting to be tapped.
"Thank you for your support"

 From the Distributors:
From Jen at Cavalier:

Boulder Mojo Risin – Double IPA; seasonal release; 4 packs and draft

Hinterland Maple Bock – Bock beer brewed with maple syrup;seasonal release; 4 packs and draft

Heavy Seas Barrel Aged Siren Noire – Imperial Chocolate Stout aged in bourbon barrels ;limited seasonal release; 22oz bottles and draft

Bison Honey Basil – Ale brewed with honey and basil;Now an Everyday Offering; 4 packs only

Peoples Amazon Princess –American IPA ; limited release; draft only

Crafted Artisan Mead Blue Honey Melomel – semi-sweet melomel mead, the blueberry melomel is aged in oak fro 3 months; New Everyday Offering; 750ml bottle only

Crafted Artisan Mead Hop Nectar – semi-sweet metheglin mead, dry-hopped with Cascade hops;  New Everyday Offering; 750ml bottle only

Crafted Artisan Mead Apple Cyser – sweet mead blended with Ohio apple cider; New Everyday Offering; 750ml bottle only

Crafted Artisan Mead Dry Tupelo Mead – semi-sweet 100% Tupelo honey mead; New Everyday Offering; 750ml bottle only

Crafted Artisan Mead Tupelo Mead – semi-sweet traditional mead; New Everyday Offering; 750ml bottle only


2/1 – Girls Night Out @ Fickle Peach in Muncie featuring B. Nakter and New Days Meads

2/4 – Left Hand Tasting @ Vecchio’s Italian Market in Newburgh; 5:30-7:30pm

2/5 – Birdy’s Monthly Craft Tasting; 6pm-8pm; $10

2/8 – Powerhouse Brewing Tasting @ The Heorot in Muncie;

2/9 Craft Tasting @ Keg N Bottle on Broadway in Anderson; 3-5pm

2/11 – Beer Dinner @ Matt the Millers; details and menu TBA

2/12 – Sahm’s Trivia Night featuring New Day Meadery; 8pm

2/14 – “Epic Night for Riley” featuring Stone Vertical Epic 03-12 @ Chatham Tap in Fishers; all proceeds go to Riley Hospital; TBA

2/21 – Night of the Stouts @ Keg Liquors in Clarksville; 5pm

2/24 – Beer Advocate’s Top Beers Event @ Kahn’s on Keystone; 6pm-8pm; RSVP at Kahn’s

2/25 – New Day Meadery Dinner @ JK O’Donnell’s in Ft. Wayne; details to come
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.

$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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