19 April 2013

HBG Random Beer Roundup - The Tailgate for Nothing Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers

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, 2012 Muletide (BJava Bourbon Barrel 1-65 Baltic Porter) , O’Rye-N Galaxy Pale Ale and Wit or Wit-Out You
Crispin Cider (bottle), Brooklyn There Will be Black IPA, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Rivertown Death, Schlafly Coffee Stout and Widmer Omission Lager (bottle)
Railsplitter IPA Grapefruit Zest Firkin Tapping at Triton Brewing Company, Thursday, April 25th, 5pm with KG’s Slider Station! 
Melting Pot Beer Dinner, May 9, 7pm tickets available in advance.  For more information call 317.841.3601. 
#Clustertruck! Wednesday, May 15, 5-9pm! Join us and some of your favorite local food trucks in honor of American Craft Beer Week! 
Triton Tap Takeover & Pink Ribbon Saison Tapping, May 15, 7pm at Sinking Ship (4923 N College Ave.)
Triton Tap Takeover & Pink Ribbon Saison Tapping, May 16, 6:30pm at Red Lion Grog House (1043 Virginia Ave #6 H) 
American Craft Beer Week Tapping at Triton featuring a couple of bourbon barrel beers and the Pink Ribbon Saison, Thursday, May 16, 5pm at Triton Brewing Company! The Saison, a Belgian-style pale is packed with flavor, made with white and pink peppercorns and coriander. This sweet and spicy beer is big on flavor! 
Grapefruit Zest Railsplitter IPA Tapping, May 17, 7pm at Twenty Tap (5406 N College Ave.) 
Triton Beer Sampling, Friday, May 17, 4-7pm at 21st Amendment, 5561 N. Illinois Street, for American Craft Beer Week! 
Triton Beer Sampling, Friday, May 17, 5-7pm at United Package Liquors, 9908 East 79th Street, for American Craft Beer Week!
Triton Beer Sampling, Friday, May 17, 4-7pm at Crown Liquors, 150 North Delaware Street, for American Craft Beer Week! 
Pink Ribbon Saison and Bourbon Barrel Ales, Saturday, May 18, 7pm at Triton Tap in Broad Ripple (915 Broad Ripple Ave)

From Shane at Daredevil Brewing Co:

First, thank you to everyone who stopped to visit us in Bloomington last week when we were in town at the end of the week or at the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival on Saturday. We enjoyed an official event at the FARMbloomington and some unofficial hang out time at The Tap with friends and other brewers. Btown is doing it right! Looking forward to 2014.

Next, we continue to add new locations across the state. As of this week we are in +80 locations and +35 carry our seasonal and limited releases in addition to Lift Off IPA. New locations in the last few weeks include:
* Indianapolis: 86th Street Pub, The Mouse Trap, Binkley's, Canal Bistro, Creations Cafe, Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, Radio Radio, Revolucion
* Bloomington: Sweet Grass Restaurant
* Carmel: Fox and Hound
* Fishers: Simeri's Italian Restaurant
* Pendleton:The Wine Stable and Brew Co
* Zionsville: Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks

Daredevil Brewing Co. | Current beers available 
Lift Off IPA: Our flagship beer
A bounty of American Hops delivers the signature clean and crisp finish of a perfectly balanced West Coast style IPA.

Muse Belgian Golden Ale: The first of our Belgian seasonal beers 
A delicate Belgian perfume of pears and apples compliments complex spicy phenolics and lightly sweet alcohol with an inspiring clean, bright finish.

Rip Cord Double IPA: Our newest limited release
An abundance of American hops balanced with a hint of malt to produce an exhilarating experience of intense hop flavors and aromas of citrus, floral and resin that combine to provide a satisfying crisp finish.

Remember a full list of where you can find our beers is on our website and we continue to add new locations weekly. Also, you can keep up with the latest news and learn about new locations to find our beers first by following us on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Want to know what people are saying about our beers? Check out our profile on Untappd.

From Bob at Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis: 

Available this week: Experimental Hop Beers (As Seen in BTown)* and Moustache Ride Red.  *Pints only

Still on tap while it lasts: 12 Penny Scottish Ale, a cold-conditioned Scottish Export ale, done in collaboration with Great Fermentations. Brewing kits are available at Great Fermentations.
Saturday, May 4th: TAP at TAF Craft Brew Fest in Lafayette (Tippecanoe Arts Federation

From Beth at Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis: 

TAP at TAF 5/4 all day in Lafayette (beer festival), 2-6pm

Bitchin' Camaro Tapping Party at Sun King 5/9 w/ White Trash Blues Revival (opener) and Left Lane Cruiser.  Caveman food truck (tapping party), 6-9:30pm

Sour Funk Festival at Developer Town 5/11 (beer festival)

Sun King Tap Takeover at Dorman Street 5/23 (tap takeover), 6pm-?

Popcorn Pilsner Tapping Party at The Cove at Victory Field 5/30, 6:30 tapping with a 7:05 game time

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men Brewery in Broad Ripple:

 Thr3e Wise Men is now pouring Rocky Ripple Pale Ale! We are now adding this to our full lineup of house beers! Come by and try this new style that will be on our taps all year around. You can enjoy a pint of this amazing beer every day of the week for only $5.00.
Did you know that Thr3e Wise Men is now distributing to other Bars & Restaurants? We are offering our Snow Bunny Blonde, Centennial Martyr Double IPA and @Brewhouse Brown through Cavalier. Talk to your local Cavalier rep. Click here for more info.

At Bars, Restaurants, & Carry Out

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

At Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville, our patio has been open and full the last two Sundays!  Thanks everybody for that...On tap at the moment we have Gaffel Kolsch, Sun King Batch 888, with Kentucky Brewing's bourbon ale, Triton's Deadeye stout and Ommengang's Abbey Ale, La Trappe Quad is ever present if we can get it...and it is right now!. There is also Mission Brewing's Shipwrecked a double IPA, and Clipper City's HOP3..as well as Stone brewing's IPA and we are hoping to tap the keg of Houblon Chouffe first thing tomorrow when World Class Beers brings us a tavern  head!!!!!!
In reserve we have a keg of SK Cream Ale, and Some Oberon and a Flat 12 porter...and other tasty beers.

From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse
Scotty's Brewhouse Mishawaka is now open! We have an amazing lineup of great craft beer on our 30 taps. Come by right now an enjoy a pint of Bell's Oberon for only $4.00 a pint on Thursday nights.

From Mike at Yogi's in Bloomington:

From Adam at The Trion Tavern in New Haven:
On Saturday, April 20 the Trion Tavern will be hosting Owner/Brewer Clay Robinson and Off-Premise Account Manager Eric Fear of Sun King Brewing Company for a 20-Tap Takeover ("20 on the 20th"). This will be the official celebration of Sun King's expansion to distribute their beers in Northeast Indiana at Northeast Indiana's Premiere Craft Beer Destination.

4 of the 20 beers will be available when we open at 11am and then the following will be tapped later:
2pm: Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Mac & Batch 888: 8 Philosophers for the Cup
5pm: Foxy Jam Pants & Batch 777: Touched by an Angel
8pm: Bourbon Barrel Aged Maibock & Batch 666: Sympathy for the Devil
All SK beers will be just $4.75 and beers from all 38 other taps will be only $3.50.

From Keg Liquors in Clarksville & New Albany:

Here is the latest from Keg Liquors:

Beer Events/Fundraisers

HBG's Tailgate for Nothing 8

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11 a.m. - ???
Back parking lot of the Sun King Brewery
135 N. College, Indy

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

Upland Maifest

On Saturday April 27th,  Upland is holding an all-day Spring Festival at the Bloomington Brew Pub. It's going to be an exciting time featuring the release of our Maibock, a Bavarian-style lager!  
Don't miss the free live music including the awesome Shaggy Wonda, Bloomington's Elephant Quiz, and Kid Kazooski & The Bufoonski Brother's Polka Band. Rain or shine the shows will go on! The bands are a blast but we didn't stop there! Enjoy a hot meal off our outside grill including giant turkey legs and challenge your friend to a game of corn hole.  
Don't miss out on this fantastic event to hang out with friends and enjoy great beer, great music, and a rockin' good time!

Kahn's Fine Wines and Spirits Magical Brewery Tour 

$48 for Kahnoisseur Club Members
$60 General Kahn's Fine Wines Magical Brewery Tour will visit 5 of our top Indy Breweries!
Call any Kahn's Fine Wine's Location or Stop in to purchase your Tickets
Questions?  call 317-632-9463 or email Lu at Lu@kahnsfinewines.com

Only 50 seats available!
Exclusive Tours
Exclusive Beer Samples
Great Swag
Food from Brugge Brasserie
And more beer than you can shake a bottle opener at!

Need more info?  How 'bout a detailed itinerary?
1st Stop:  Triton Brewing Company : 5764 Wheeler Rd. : Indianapolis, IN 46216

One of Triton’s founding members will lead this leg of the tour, discussing the unique history of the brewery’s location and specific elements of the brew process.  Guests will sample Triton’s core beers, as well as a rare specialty brew.

2nd Stop:   Bier Brewery and Tap Room : 5133 E 65thSt. : Indianapolis, IN 46220

One of Indianapolis’s smallest, and most beloved, breweries.  What’s it like being a small brewery in a big brewer’s world?  Sample the beers, and learn more from one of the brewers themselves!

3th Stop : Sun King  : 135 N. College Ave. : Indianapolis, IN 46202

Sun King is not only one of the goliaths of Indy’s local brew scene, they have been growing their sour and barrel aging program by leaps and bounds for years now.  Sample some rare brews, as well as local favorites, and learn just what it takes to make some of their most sought after beers.

4th Drop off : Flat 12 Bierwerks:  414 Dorman St.  : Indianapolis, IN 46202

Come walk the floor of Flat 12 with a brewer, and learn more about how they create their classic brews, as well as their notoriously unique limited release selections.  We’ve got their brews to sample, and some excellent surprises to take home!

5st Drop Off:   Brugge Brasserie : 1011 Westfield Blvd : Indianapolis, IN 46220

We know at this point you’ll be getting hungry!  Learn about brewing Belgian style ales, chow down on a fabulous spread provided by Brugge Brasserie, and enjoy samples from their phenomenal selection of beers!

Tour will drop guests back at their Cars at:
Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits: 2342 W. 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46260

 Second Annual Midwest Sour Wild Funk Fest

Upland Brewing Company will host their second annual Sour Wild Funk Fest, the Midwest's premier wild ale festival, on Saturday, May 11, 1:00-5:00pm, at Developer Town, 5255 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN. This year over 20 breweries will be included from across the country and world, with over 50 beers to enjoy.
The focus of this festival is to celebrate the wild ale category of beers, focused exclusively on Lambic, Flanders, Farmhouse, and Saison style beers and ales. These beers are finely and carefully crafted, taking months and sometimes years to produce. Some have a distinct tart or sour flavors, other have vinous qualities, while other have uniquely funky characteristics. This rapidly growing category of beers has had a tremendous impact on the craft beer community, and Upland is directly in the midst of that trend.
VIP tickets are sold out. General Admission is $45 and includes a commemorative sampling glass, and samplings of delicious craft wild ales, with paired meats, cheeses, fruits, and desserts provided by event partner Smoking Goose Meatery. Designated Driver tickets will also be available and include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets can be purchased at www.UplandSourFest.eventbrite.com.

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