03 May 2013

Random Beer Roundup - The FRIDAY Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple:

Thr3e Wise Men will be kicking off the month of May the correct way with the tapping of our Double Pagoda Pit Road Red on Tuesday May 7th. Come out and enjoy this beer or one of our other 7 house beers that we have on tap.

Did you know that Thr3e Wise Men is now distributing to other Bars & Restaurants? We are distributing our beers through Cavalier Distributing. Talk to your local Cavalier rep. Click here for more info.

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 (Smoked) Scotch Ale, O’Rye-N Galaxy Pale Ale and Wit or Wit-Out You
Brouwerij Liefman Goudenband, Chimay Triple, Crispin Cider (bottle), Brooklyn There Will be Black IPA, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Schlafly Coffee Stout and Widmer Omission Lager (bottle)
Railsplitter Grapefruit Zest Firkin tapping at 5:30pm for the Inaugural First Friday Firkin Night at Fat Dan's Chicago Style Deli (5410 N. College Ave.)
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 Bob at Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis: 
-Available this week (Thursday at 4): Cinco de Mayo Beers (Taco Beer*, Mole Porter, Bleeding Heartburn IPA and the White Devil. *Pints only **Yes, we are aware Thursday is Dos, not Cinco. Crazy gringos.

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)
Thursday, May 9th: Special Tapping w/ Girls Pint Out. Ask the Brewer at BoomBozz Pizza
Thursday, May 16th: Double Pogue's Reserve. Special beer, commemorative of the Sequicentennial of the Battle of Pogue's Run.

Coming in June. Cucumber Kolsch.

From Shane at Daredevil Brewing Co:

We are working on our event schedule for the summer and fall. If you have an event that you think we should be at drop us an email at info@daredevilbeer.com
During American Craft Beer Week, May 13 to 19,  we will be participating in several events at establishments that carry our beers and we will be sharing details in the next week on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned and come out and meet us in person if you are in the area.
The next craft beer festival we are signed up to participate in will be Fishers on Tap Summer, Saturday June 15th.

 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.
You can always fine the full list of locations that carry Lift Off IPA and our limited release beers 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.

At Bars, Restaurants, & Carry Out

From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse
Scotty’s Brewhouse Muncie is now serving Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. Come enjoy a 48oz Pitcher of this refreshing summer beer on Wednesday night for only $9.00!

Scotty’s Brewhouse West Lafayette is now pouring People’s Amazon IPA! You can enjoy a pint of this delicious IPA every Thursday for only $4.00!
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen & Drinks in Zionsville:

Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the brewers of Bier Brewery to bring their beer to Zionsville.  Bier has been available at their taproom at 5133 E. 65th Street in Indianapolis, and decided to sell their awesome beer to a few outside accounts.  We will keep you updated on our FB page as to when it is on tap.
Currently our draft list includes Three Floyds Zombie Dust, Bloomington Brewing company Ruby Bloom Amber, Gaffel Kolsch, Clipper City Loose Cannon IPA, Daredevil Brewing's Ripcord, La Trappe Quad, Lexington's Kentucky Bourbon Barrel ale, Flat-12's Pogue's Run Porter, Bell's Oberon, Houblon Chouffe (a Belgian dubbel, hopped like a Triple IPA) huh?...
In the wings we are sitting on Founder's Double Trouble, Ommengang's Rare Vos Amber, and Muse from Daredevil's fabulous offerings.
Thanks for supporting your local independent restaurants!

From Mike at Yogi's in Bloomington:

Beer Events/Fundraisers

National Homebrew Day Celebration at Tuexedo Park Brewers Supply

A celebration of National Homebrew Day, known as AHA Big Brew, is now in its 16th year.  Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply will host a local gathering on May 4, 2013.  Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), AHA Big Brew celebrates National Homebrew Day, honored on the first Saturday of May each year.  AHA Big Brew brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beers simultaneously.  More than 5,000 homebrewers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year.  
Tuxedo Park Brewers, 1139 Shelby St, Alley Suite, Indianapolis, IN, 46203.  www.tuxedoparkbrewers.com.  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  We'll break out the smoker and brew some batches.  Come by with your equipment and brew, or just for a look at homebrew heaven

Saturday, May 4th is National Homebrew Day at Great Fermentations! 

Bring some home brew and hang out with us. Don't miss the world wide toast at 1 PM with Mayor Ballard.  Some events require registration on Eventbrite.
All the details can be found at our blog, http://blog.greatfermentations.com/bigbrew2013
Here's what is happening
·         Homebrew Garage Sale - From 10 until 1 PM home brewers will have a chance to buy and sell equipment at our annual Homebrew Garage sale. We provide the tables, you do the rest. Open to all.
·         Brew In - Forty brewers have signed up to brew in our parking lot. This community of brewers will brew over 200 gallons of beer in our parking lot that day! Open to all.
·         Cheese Please – Great Fermentations’ cheese maven, Jenny Kraner will teach twenty five lucky people will to make a simple Farmers Cheese. Registration required.
·         Off- Flavor Seminar – Owner of Great Fermentations and BJCP beer judge, Anita Johnson, will instruct attendees on how to identify off flavors in beer as well as the causes and the resolutions. Registration required.
·         Sour Beer Face – Kyle Kohlmorgan will lead the sour heads through how to make sour beers and have some samples of his own. He’ll make this same presentation at the National Homebrew Convention in June. Registration required.
·         Ask-a-Judge – A panel of four BJCP judges will help you determine if you have a competition-worthy beer and what category and subcategory in which it should be entered. Registration required.
·         Bar BQ N’ Fool – Grant Ford will be providing some samples of his barbeque and talking about his upcoming Kansas City Barbeque Class covering competition and judging. All day in the parking lot.
·         Meet and Greet – Home brewers from across the state are encouraged to stop by and bring some home brew to share. You’re guaranteed to meet new friends. 

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

Cheers to Camp!

Sun King Brewing is hosting Cheers to Camp! to benefit Camp Delafield on May 15th from 4:30-7pm. 
Come by Sun King to enjoy pints of fresh, local beer, and be sure to visit the Taco Lassi food truck. We will have your favorite relay races and camp games running through the evening. Grab a group of friends, and join us for some fun!

Camp Delafield is a program of the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.
This will be the 24th summer of Camp Delafield, a summer camp for kids ages 7-12 with dyslexia. We have two four-week sessions each summer, and each session holds 30 campers. The mornings are academic rotations – one-on-one tutoring, written expression, math, and art. The afternoons are full of field trips, swimming, sports, activity groups, etc.
The campers make academic strides, but most importantly, they leave with new friends and an improved self-confidence.

Rock'n' Pint at Black Acre - May 16th 6-9

Girls' Pint Out is pairing up with Girls Rock! Indianapolis for a night of fun at Black Acre Brewing Co - May 16th, 6-9

Dress as your favorite rocker for the costume contest. Drink great beer. Meet other fabulous ladies who enjoy drinking great beer. Maybe win some sweet prizes from our friends in Irvington.

A $5 donation is recommended to raise money for Girls Rock! Learn more about their awesome program dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music here http://girlsrockindy.org/.

Love Girls Rock! Indianapolis? Go on the Indy Brew Bus on June 13th and half of the proceeds will go to Girls Rock! The bus will be going to Black Acre, Fountain Square Brewery, and Indiana City Brewing. Sign up here: http://www.indybrewbus.com/tour/girls-rock-indy

 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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