15 March 2013

Random Beer Roundup - The Here's to Me, & Here's to You Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers

From Cari at Upland Brewing Co.:

Some of you may have heard the rumors, and I'm happy to say it is true: Upland Brewing Company, in celebration of our 15th anniversary, has revived Champagne Velvet, a pre-prohibition style lager that was most popular from the turn of the century into the 1950s. At one point it was the 7th largest brewed beer in the United States. It was revived a couple of times since, and we've decided to bring it back. On April 6, we will launch "CV", as we call it, in the Terre Haute market, and throughout April it will ship to Indianapolis and Bloomington. Check back at http://champagnevelvet.com/ as this great project blossoms.
We have a couple of seasonals releasing soon, as well.
First off, Ard Ri, or the "High King," is in stock and ready to be picked up for St. Patrick's Day. Ard Ri Imperial Red Ale is our answer to an Irish St. Patty's beer: a nice hazy ruby color and a solid malt backbone gets a punch of hops, raising the IBUs to 77 and ABV is 9.3%. Ard Ri is available in 22 oz bottles and draft.
Secondly, in May, we will have a brand new seasonal: Campside Session IPA.

Events Upcoming:
-The Historic Artcraft Theatre Sponsorship Party - Saturday, March 16, 6 pm, Franklin, IN
We'll be at the Artcraft, proudly participating in their Sponsorship Party. If you've never been to the Artcraft, check them out at http://www.historicartcrafttheatre.org/

-Shamrock Beer Run, Sunday, March 17, 10 am at Optimist Park
 Join us for a 5 K to start off your merry celebrating. Run through Broad Ripple, stopping about every kilometer to have a wee dram of beer, and then adjourn to Broad Ripple Tavern for the after party. http://www.fun-races.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=2
- Red Eye Relay Registration is up! http://uplandbeeradventures.com/event/red-eye-relay/
In other news...
We are opening a Tap House in Carmel at 116th & Guilford. It will be a hybrid of our Brewpub in Bloomington and Tasting Room in Indy. The means we're hiring, too. Here's a link to the jobs available that we are currently taking applications for: http://uplandbeer.com/were-hiring-for-the-carmel-tap-house/

From Bob at Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis: 

  • Taproom: Tapping Barrel-aged Winter Cycle DIPA (Thursday, 3-14); also on tap - Van Pogue Porter. 
  • Saturday, March 23rd. Muncie Gras Beer Festival at The Heorot
Bottle releases: Nunmoere Black ABA, Walkabout Pale Ale. Both should occur in the next couple of weeks. We'll post info to our site/social when it's on pallets and ready to ship.

Also on the docket: Nashville Craft Beer Week (March 18-24). People's Brewing Collab - expected release date, April 12th. Bloomington Craft Brew Fest, April 13th. 

From David at Triton Brewing in Indianapolis:
Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, McQueenie’s Scotch Ale, BJava Brown, Bourbon Barrel I-65 Baltic Porter and 2012 Muletide (BJava Bourbon Barrel 1-65 Baltic Porter) and O’Ryen Galaxy Pale Ale.
Crispin Cider (bottle), Brooklyn There Will be Black IPA, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Rivertown War, Scaldis Triple and Widmer Omission Lager (bottle)
  • Sunday, March 17, 12pm to March 18, 3am-Connor’s Pub-St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party The BIGGEST AND BEST tent party in the city! TENT OPENS AT NOON!!!! $7 at the door! Bring two forms of valid ID! CASH only!! Music all day including the bag pipers at 1pm and again at 7pm!!
  • #Clustertruck Wednesday, March 20, 6-9pm featuring Byrnes Grilled Pizza, In a Pita and Der Pretzel Wagen!
  • Beers Dinner at Ball State, Wednesday, April 3 more details to follow!

    From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Indianapolis:

    Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend at Thr3e Wise Men! We will kick off the weekend with the tapping of our Saint Slater’s Irish Whiskey Stout on Friday at 7pm. Come enjoy $4 pints of this beer all weekend long!

    Mark Tuesday April 2nd on your calendar. We will be tapping our Two Sisters Carolina Saison & Old 59 Barley Wine at 7pm. Make sure to make it out to try these two amazing beers.

    Thr3e Wise Men Snow Bunny Blonde & Centennial Martyr Double IPA are now available for all Bars & Restaurants in state of Indiana. Talk to your local Cavalier rep. Click here for more info.

    At Bars, Restaurants, & Carry Out

    From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse:

    All Scotty’s Brewhouse locations now have new beer menus! Make sure to stop by and check out our new selection of beers we have on our taps.

    Scotty’s Brewhouse Bloomington has just tapped Fountain Square Workingman’s Pilsner! You can enjoy a 48oz Pitcher of this great beer every Wednesday for $9.00.

    Scotty’s Brewhouse 96th Street & Downtown are now serving Urban Chestnut STLIPA! Come by and enjoy a Pint of this amazing IPA from St. Louis every Thursday for $4.00!

    From Keg Liquors in New Albany:
    Stone - Old Guardian (California)
    Two Brothers - Off the Cuff (Illinois)
    Fat Heads - Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout (Ohio)
    Mission Brewery - Shipwrecked Double IPA (California)
    Mission Brewery - IPA (California)
    Three Floyds - Brian Boru (Indiana)
    Abita - Strawberry Harvest Lager (Louisiana)
    Ommegang - Hennepin (New York)
    Flying Dog - Raging Bitch (Maryland)
    Brooklyn - Pennant Ale '55 (New York)
    Victory - Swing Session Saison (Pennsylvania)
    Angry Orchard - Variety Pack (Massachusetts)
    From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen & Drinks in Zionsville:
    Upcoming beers include LaTrappe Quad, Kentucky Bourbon Ale, Ommengang Abbey and currently on draft we have Three Floyds Alpha King Pale ale and their Jinxproof Lager for a limited time, just tapped Flat-12 porter, we are flying thru our allocation of Sun King Jungle Room IPA, their is North Coast Brother Thelonius Abbey style ale, and currently our quad is Gulden Von Draak.  Representing Triton is their Railsplitter IPA, and we have Rivertown Hop Baron IPA, but it will be gone soon, as a nod to the desire for a hoppy wheat beer, we tapped Boulevard 80 acre....and we are closing out our Sun King Dominator Dopplebock, it will also be gone soon.

    From Mike at Yogi's in Bloomington:

    From the Distributors:

    From Jen at Cavalier:

    3/15 – Ace Cider Tasting featuring Apple Honey Cider @ Blue 82 in St. John; 5pm-8pm

    3/15 – NABC Hoosier Daddy / Big Ten Night @ Shooters in Madison; TBA

    3/16 – Lexington Brewing Bourbon Stout Tapping @ The Tap in Bloomington; TBA

    3/26 – Yogi’s Beer School featuring Lexington Bourbon Stout; 7pm

    4/1 – Don’t Be The Fool, Be The Pranqster Event @ The Tap in Bloomington featuring North Coast Pranqster; 7pm

    Beer Events/Fundraisers

    Hoosier Beer Geek's Inaugural Pint Night

    We're rolling out a new Hoosier Beer Geek event for the first time this month. We're calling it HBG Pint Night, and we hope to make it a regular event. 
    So join us at the Mass Ave Pub at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. At this first Pint Night, our featured beer will be Founders All Day IPA, which will run you $3.50 per pint for the night.
    What's the purpose of Pint Night? To provide the community with pints at a great price and, if you're interested in learning, to educate you about the particular beer on tap. In fact, we'll provide an information sheet on the beer and welcome your suggestions for which beers we should feature at future HBG Pint Nights. So come on out and enjoy some great beer and conversation with us.

    Bike to the Ballpark with Sun King Brewing

    On Thursday, April 4th, 2013 Sun King will host the 3rd Annual Bike to the Ballpark. The event begins with a pre party in the south lot of Sun King from 4-6pm.

    "Victory Field is such a great venue to take in a game and we look forward to this event every year because it marks the coming of Spring," said Sun King owner/brewer Dave Colt.  "It's also an opportunity to promote bicycling and get people out to enjoy more of what Indy has to offer."

    The 3rd Annual Bike to the Ballpark event will take place on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 for the Indianapolis Indians' season opening game.  Cyclists will have the opportunity to meet up in the Sun King south parking lot for an escorted ride through downtown lead by Mayor Greg Ballard and his team and then enjoy the first baseball game of the season.  Before the ride, individuals can purchase a pint of Indians Lager, the official craft beer of the Indianapolis Indians, and snack on food by Nacho Mama's and Groovy Guys Fries.  Mayor Ballard will also be speaking about the evolution of biking in Indianapolis.

    Sun King once again has partnered with the Indianapolis Indians and IndyCog for this community event.  New partners to this years event NUVO, The Mass Ave Criterium, and The Handlebar.

    Bloomington Craft Beer Week (BCBW), culminating with the third annual Bloomington Craft Beer Fest on Sat. April 13.

    You are invited to take part in the first ever Bloomington Craft Beer Week (BCBW), culminating with the third annual Bloomington Craft Beer Fest on Sat. April 13. With support from the Brewers of Indiana Guild, we are hoping to get local restaurants, bars, breweries, retailers, and beer lovers involved with BCBW during the week of April 6-13.
    Here are details for how you can get involved:
    - Dates for BCBW events: April 6-13 – culminating with the Bloomington Craft Beer Fest on April 13.
    -Local organizations are encouraged to design their own events for BCBW.
    -We want a focus on our fantastic Indiana beer heritage and growing industry.
    -Possibilities include some of the ideas below - but it's all up to you.  If you have events scheduled for the week feel free to make them part of BCBW.  (I'm personally hoping for an Indiana IPA event - oh yes!)
    • Bloomington/Indiana tap takeovers
    • Educational events
    • Retail specials
    • Brewer meet-n-greets
    • Special beer pairing menus
    • And more!
    - You can participate on an individual day or all week - no limits but we hope you will join us for a week of fun beer celebration!
    We plan to have BCBW events each day leading up to BFest.  Please think about how and when your organization can participate and feel free to respond to me directly via email or call/text me at 812-340-6223.  I plan to follow-up within the next week or so. 
    Oh yeah - did I mention a totally sweet iPhone and Android app?  BCBW participating organization will be able to publish details about each event (including date, time, location (with map) and event details) and attendees will even be able to check in to your events!
    Terry Durkin - 812-340-6223 - terry@terrydurkin.com

    Brew Bracket Tasting Tournament featuring Belgian Style Beers

    Date: Saturday, April 27th
    Time: 6-9PM
    Place: Tomlinson Tap Room
    Participating Brewers: Upland, Bloomington, Bier, Triton, Brugge, Twisted Crew, RAM, and Evil Czech Brewing.
    Tickets details: $40 participant (4 pack for $35/ea), 150 will be sold
    Where can I stock up:  http://bbbelgians-es2005.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

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