16 August 2013

Random Beer Roundup - The Gen Con Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

From the Brewers:

From Andrew at the RAM in Indianapolis:

Gen Con 2013 is upon us again, and we have an exciting list of beer events at the Indianapolis RAM to celebrate the "Greatest 4 days in Gaming." 
Friday, Aug. 16 - 5 p.m.Firkin Friday – Vanilla Disorder PorterOur first ever Firkin Friday celebrates the amazing flavors of Cask-conditioned beer. This cask contains our Total Disorder Porter naturally-conditioned and aged on vanilla beans. 
Saturday, Aug. 17 - All dayBig Bad Barrel Beer BountyBeginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, we are going to be tapping a bonanza of Barrel-aged beers from our RAM Beer Cellar including Barrel-aged Endgame Russian Imperial Stout, Barrel-aged Apocalypto Barleywine, Barrel-aged Doomsday Imperial Red, Barrel-aged Oktoberfest, and Barrel-aged Final Countdown IPA.

From David at Triton Brewing:
Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Headsplitter Imperial IPA & French Toast Saison 
Abita Strawator Strawberry Lager, Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner, Chouffe N’ice, Crispin Hard Cider, Finch’s Secret Stache Stout, Founder’s Double Trouble, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Mort Subite Peche Lambic, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous, Widmer’s Omission Lager, Widmer’s Omission IPA
Friday, August 16, 6:30-11pm, 7th Annual Knollwood Beerfest, This event will have over 40 different beer tastings. Early reservation cost is $29.95 plus gratuity and tax. After August 11th and at the door the cost is $35.95 plus gratuity and tax.  Must be 21 years-of-age.

Saturday, August 17, 4 - 8 pm, Hops 4 Hope, American Legion Post 119 (275 Center Street Greenfield, IN) join us for this unique opportunity to get to know some of the finest Indiana craft brewers and share their latest and most sought after brews. All proceeds benefit the Hancock Hope House. $35.

Wednesday, August 21, 4:30-9pm, #Clustertruck! Join us for R&R Wings, Taste of the Caribbean, The NY Slice, Der Pretzel Wagon, Scout's Treats, Retro 101

Saturday, August 24, Festiv-Ale at Victory Field, 6-9pm, in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $55.
 Saturday, August 24, Beers Across the Wabash, 1-5pm, John T Myers Pedestrian Bridge, Lafayette, IN 
Sunday, August 25, Dig-In, 11am-6pm, White River State Park. Digindiana.org

From Bob at Flat 12 Bierwerks
Raga Raspberry Pale has a Friday release in the taproom, then will be seen on in town (primarily Mass Ave) through the course of IndyFringe. DoItIndy party at the Fringe tent on Friday the 15th. Also: 
Special Tappings: Thurs - Fresh/Wet Hop Beer featuring Hops from Three Hammer Farms. 4pm. Scribble Truck. 
Friday - Half Cycle IPA pin with added Columbus and Magnum fresh hops from Three Hammer. Noon. 

Timmy Trivia | World Cuisine | Craft Beer 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm 
W.A.M.M. Fest 11:00 am - 7:00 pm 
Hops for Hope 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coming up. 8/22 Karousel Kolsch release. 8/23 Franklin Beer & Bluegrass, 8/24 Festiv-ale, 8/25 DigIN

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men:

Thr3e Wise Men has a great lineup of upcoming events. Please join us at one of the following events.
·  Friday August 23rd: Zoo Brew at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo 6:00pm – 9:00pm
·  Saturday August 24th: Beers Across The Wabash in Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN 12pm – 5pm
·  Sunday August 25th: DigIn at White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis 12pm – 5pm
·  Saturday September 7th: Penrod Art Fair at the Indianapolis Museum of Art 9:00am – 5:00pm

If you would like to set-up and event with us or have us participate in your event please contact us.

Our list of great establishments pouring our beer keeps growing. Some of our newest locations include Brewstone Beer Company and Fat Dan’s Deli Broad Ripple. You can find a full list of locations on our website.

Are you a bar/restaurant owner and interested in Thr3e Wise Men Beer? Let us know and we will come speak with you about our great list of beers and support that we can offer. 

From Beth at Sun King in Indianapolis:

  • Save the date! Sun King Oktoberfest Tapping Party on Georgia Street from 6pm-10pm, with live polka from Alpine Express, wiener dog races, food trucks, free event, 21+ // Sept. 12th, 2013

At Bars, Restaurants, & Home Brewing Suppliers: 

From Mike at Yogi's:

From Keg Liquors in Clarksville and New Albany:

From Scotty's Brewhouse:
Come join us at Scotty’s Brewhouse for Sunday Funday this Summer! We are now serving $2.00 Thr3e Wise Men Pints & $2.50 Thr3e Wise Men Centennial Martyr Double IPA Pints! (Excludes Mishawaka Location)

Scotty’s Brewhouse Mishawaka is now serving Thr3e Wise Men Tasty Waves California Common. Come by on Tuesday and enjoy a 48oz pitcher for only $8.00!
Beer Events/Fundraisers:

Trivia Night with Green Flash Brewing & Girls' Pint Out
Tuesday, August 20th
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sahm's Place
Trivia is every Tuesday night at Sahm's Place! Create a team and come play - or just come out earlier to try some Green Flash beer!  
Trivia starts at 8:30 pm and ends about 10 pm. Teams are typically 4 people, but less than 4 is fine. There are 5 rounds each night. It is $10 per team to play, with half going to the season cash pot and the other half going to charity. 
The season is 10 weeks long, and Sahm's pays out the top 10 teams with the cash collected over the season. Teams do not have to play each week, it just rewards teams for playing on a consistent basis. Prizes are awarded weekly.
All Green Flash Brewing Co. beers on tap will be $4!
Be smart. Drink good beer and play trivia with us!


Saturday, August 24, 2013
5-6pm - Educational Tasting (call office for tickets)
6-9pm - Main Event

Victory Field
501 W Maryland St
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Tickets: $55
Festiv-ALE: A Wine & Stein Celebration is a wine and beer tasting that benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event is a relaxed yet lively evening featuring more than 100 great wines, over 100 micro-brews, fabulous food offered by an array of top-notch restaurants, and great tasting martinis. The event will also have live music and an awesome venue! Hosting the event at Victory Field nearly ensures that it will sell-out. From wine novices to advanced beer enthusiasts, Festiv-ALE offers a casual and fun evening for all wine and beer drinking experience levels. 
Headed to the Colt’s preseason game this night? No worries. Come celebrate with us before the game by showing your Colt’s ticket at the door to get a discounted price on a Festiv-ALE ticket. Call the CF office for more details: 317-202-9210.
Brews Across the Wabash
 The event is set for Saturday, August 24.  VIP admission opens at noon with general admission at 1 pm.  The event wraps up at 5 pm.
Tickets available at www.beersacrossthewabash.com or http://beersacrossthewabash.eventbrite.com 
Sponsored by Village Bottle Shoppes
Friends of Downtown is proud to present the 2nd Annual Beers Across the Wabash.  Join us for a fantastic afternoon of sampling craft brews from 25-30 of Indiana's finest small breweries.  The event will be held on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge spanning the Wabash River between Lafayette and West Lafayette- probably the most scenic beer festival location in all of the Midwest!  In addition to delicious beers, admission includes a commemorative sample cup and live entertainment by Woodstove Flapjacks and others throughout the afternoon.  Look for homebrewing information and demonstrations from Tippecanoe Homebrewers Circle and Homebrewing Organization of Purdue Students.  On-site foodservice will also be available for purchase from DR CateringOutpost Catering by Sgt. Prestons and The Lafayette Optimist Club.
Looking for the ultimate beer fest experience?  Purchase our VIP ticket and you'll receive early admission to the Beers Across the Wabash festival grounds (noon vs 1 pm); complimentary food and beer pairings; and a ticket to the Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival set for downtown Lafayette later in the evening.  We're also offering a Combo ticket which entitles the purchaser to general admission to Beers Across the Wabash plus admission to the Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival. 
Dig IN: A Taste of Indiana

Dig IN invites local farmers, chefs, brewers, vintners and food enthusiasts around the table to indulge in the tastes of Indiana. If there is a heart in the Heartland, Indiana is it and Dig IN brings our state’s rich agricultural heritage into focus with a celebration of the farm to fork experience.
This summer, Indiana’s agricultural and culinary experts will make their way to White River State Park to lead guests on a journey from field to tabletop. The fourth annual festival will feature tastings of Indiana food, beer, wine and other local refreshments plus live entertainment, discussion panels and cooking demonstrations. Combining the freshness of farmer’s markets and Indiana’s greatest food minds, Dig IN promises a feast for the senses.
Save room to ‘dig in’ on August 25th!

More than 35 of Indiana’s finest chefs will prepare a unique dish based on fresh produce and meat and poultry from Indiana farms. Attendees will be able to interact directly with the chefs and some of the producers while dining on tastings. Come hungry and fill up on the nearly three dozens offerings available at the park. Sweets from Just Rennie’s Cookie Company, Circle City Sweets and Nicey Treat as well as some vegetarian options will be available. 
Dig IN has partnered with the Indiana Wine Grape Council and the Brewers of Indiana Guild to provide Indiana-made wines and beers. More than 20 wineries and breweries are on tap, as is Bjava Coffee & Tea with a signature iced coffee and Natural Born Juicers with a special Dig IN juice. Beverages will be available for taste and purchase. 
Entertainment & Speakers
Enjoy a wide range of music from local bands that will be playing in three areas around the park. Demonstrations will include cooking classes on a large stage and smaller stations featuring ongoing education throughout the day. Look for topics such as Indiana barbecue, canning and food preservation, and other ways to savor the bounty of Indiana’s agriculture. Indiana experts will be on hand to discuss nutrition and the latest concepts on the local food scene.
Visit http://digindiana.org/ for tickets and more information. 

Hop Swap at Flat 12 Bierwerks
Join us at one of Indy's hoppiest breweries for the Hop Swap! September 12th -
5-7 pm. 
Here is how you play:
* Items must be made with hops, beer, or beer containers (cans, bottles, caps, etc). Flat 12 has offered to provide hops to participants of this event. Please contact amanda@girlspintout.com if you are interested in a list of the 30+ types of hops available and to arrange a pick-up.
*Please do not bring beer to trade.
*Items can be edible, but they do not have to be. Be creative, e.g. sachets of fragrant hops, candles made with beer, beer jam.
*Bring as few or as many items as you like within reason. If your item can be sampled, then you may bring samples.
*Swaps will be auction style. Each swapper will be given a bid sheet when they arrive with a space to write the name of the item(s) they brought at the top and blank lines for other swappers to indicate their interest in your item.
*The first 20 minutes will be the time for swappers to walk around and view and sample items from other swappers.
*The next 20 minutes will be spent bidding on other swappers items by filling out their bid sheet.
*During the final 20 minutes the actual swapping occurs.
Set-up starts at 5. Swapping begins at 6.
PLEASE REGISTER: http://hopswap.eventbrite.com/. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Brew Bracket: Oktoberfest
Our Fall event features Oktoberfest style beers from 8 incredible local Indiana breweries.

The event will be held at Tomlinson Tap Room, where we'll bring the beer to you at your table. Included in the ticket are all 7 rounds of side by side tastings, samples from a couple home brewers showcasing their take on the style, entry into an incredible door prize rafffle, and a half pint of your choice at the end of the event.

Participating brewers include Upland, Flat 12, Bier, Brugge, RAM, Half Moon, Iechyd Da, and #BBPales winner Thr3e Wisemen.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated directly to King Park Area Development Corporation (www.kpadc.org)

This is a 21+ event only. ID is required at the door. Designated driver tickets include free soda and water at the event. Additional food will be available for purchase through City Market vendors. Come join us for some great times with an intimate beer crowd tasting some limited edition Oktoberfest style beers.

Doors open at 5:45PM, first round of tasting begins at 6PM. For any more details about our event please visit www.brewbracket.com or send us a question through Eventbrite.


Sun King CANvitational 
In 2009, Sun King Brewery brought Indianapolis local beer for the first time since the Indianapolis Brewing Company closed its doors in 1948. On Saturday, Sept. 28, history will be made again when Sun King hosts the inaugural CANvitational, the Midwest’s first-ever canned craft beer festival.

The Sun King CANvitational will bring more than 30 craft breweries representing 16 states to Georgia Street and Pan Am Plaza from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, available online at www.canvitational.com, are $50 for general admission and $75 for early entry.

Each of the breweries was selected because of the quality of beer they are producing and, as the name of the event suggests, the festival will feature breweries that can their beers. For decades, the beer bottle was seen as the premier container; however, thanks to breweries like those participating in the CANvitational, a canning renaissance has put pint cans, tall boys and the 12 oz. standard back on the map in a whole new light.
In addition to great, canned craft beer, attendees will have plenty of food options for purchase from food trucks that will line Georgia Street, as well as a tent with options from the Omni on Pan Am Plaza. Music will be provided throughout the event by DJ Helicon and DJ Action Jackson. 
Pints for Half-Pints 

Saturday, October 19th from 4-8 PM
○ To be held at The Speak Easy -
5255 North Winthrop Avenue
(located south of Good
Morning Mama’s).
○ Admission price: $10.00 per
person, which includes a
souvenir pint glass.
A Craft Beer Experience that Raises
Funds for Education

○ Enjoy craft beer from local breweries, brats and burgers, prizes, and live
○ Come support your favorite brewers as they test their trivia skills in Broad Ripple
Brewers Throw Down!
○ All proceeds will benefit STEM initiatives at Midtown IPS Schools 55 and 91.
Examples include iPads, supplies for robotics clubs, and teacher training.
○ Club volunteers will continue to work with the children as they use these valuable
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
○ Successful economic growth and stability in the 21st century is becoming
increasingly linked to STEM education.
○ While all components of education are valuable, providing children with tools for
STEM education is a specific way we can help them succeed in college and beyond.
○ Our club has received funding requests from several local schools, so the more we
raise, the more we can help!
About the Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club
○ Established October 1987, our club continues to help our community and have fun!
○ Organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Broad
Ripple Community. We meet every Tuesday at noon at Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar.
○ In 2013 alone, we have provided nearly $10,000 to several local schools
Indianapolis non-profit organizations.
○ Find us at www.broadripplekiwanisclub.org and on Facebook!

And last but not least... Check out the Beer Fest Cam from the 2013 Brewers of Indiana Guild summer brew fest!

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