29 October 2013

KOTBR #152 | Two from the Cellar and One for the Season

Some of you know how it goes.

This happens.

What do you do with all that beer?

The beer needs to breathe. It needs to visit multiple palates. Hoarding is bad. Sharing is good.

So sharing among the Knights of the Beer Roundtable it is on a brisk fall evening. Stoke the fire in the chiminea. Gather around the kitchen island with your tasting glasses, arms outstretched in anticipation of ales that you hope a bit of age has been kind to. And perhaps throw in a beer that goes with the season.

There's Tart of Darkness by The Bruery. Sour stouts are a rare thing, but rareness itself does not define a beer--or at least it should not define a beer, though some craft beer aficionados seem to think otherwise. So what to expect from a sour stout? Interestingly, not as much roasted chocolate as one might expect. The sour dominates here, with oak, cherries, and a little bit of vanilla coming through. In honor of Black Tuesday, we raise a glass of Black Tuesday's tart cousin.



Bruery Tart of Darkness Sour Stout (2013)
Kristin: 5.00 Mugs | Megan: 4.99 Mugs | Jim: 4.95 Mugs
KOTBR Score: 4.98 Mugs



Shmaltz Brewing Company's He'Brew's Jewbelation series is the product of a mission that some people might consider insane. The mission is this:  each year, release an anniversary ale. Each year, add one percent to the ABV, one malt to the grain bill, and one hop to the recipe.

Shmaltz started in 2004 with He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation 8 on the brewery's eighth anniversary: 8% ABV, 8 malts, and 8 hops. This year marks the brewery's 17th anniversary, so they're releasing Jewbelation Reborn 17, with, yes, 17% ABV, 17 malts, and 17 hops.

Lunacy, you're thinking . . . how can this beer work? Well it works, and it works well--provided that you let the beer rest for at least a year.

So from the cellar comes last year's Jewbelation, Jewbelation Sweet 16. It nearly oozes into the glass like motor oil, and it's black like used motor oil, too. And then there's the blossoming of dark fruit notes--raisins, maybe a little bit of plum--floating over a cocoa-like foundation. Jewbelation Sweet 16 is indeed sweet and still a bit hot, perhaps too sweet and hot for some. But what should be a mess of a beer comes together--miraculously, one might say.

He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale (2012)
Kristin: 3.00 Mugs | Megan: 4.00 Mugs | Jim 4.25 Mugs
KOTBR Score: 3.75 Mugs


While sharing from the cellar is a good goal to target, one must consider the season as well. And the season brings pumpkin spice foods and drinks--the goddamn pumpkin spice foods and drinks. They're everywhere at this time of year. Blame Starbucks. They're the driver behind this incessant march toward pumpkin hell every fall.

So yes, it's a bit much. But it's not all bad. Take Southern Tier's Warlock. Rather than settle for a traditional pumpkin ale, Southern Tier decided to take an imperial stout and dress it up in a festive pumpkin vest. Do you like the combination of chocolate and pumpkin flavors? Then you'll want this particular beer, though the pumpkin notes are milder than you might get from a regular pumpkin beer. So pour yourself a Warlock, fire up your VCR, put in an episode of Sammy Terry archived on VHS, and enjoy.


Southern Tier Warlock Imperial Stout (2013) (Blackwater Series)
Kristin: 4.50 Mugs | Megan: 4.69 Mugs | Jim: 3.00 Mugs
KOTBR Score: 4.06 Mugs

25 October 2013

Random Beer Roundup: The Cheers to Beer Edition!



Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change



From the Brewers:

From David at Triton Brewing

TRITON HOUSE BREWS
Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, 500 Monks Belgian Strong Ale, Barrel Aged Sour Bin Belgian Pale, Gingerbread Brown, Headsplitter­­ Imperial IPA, Bourbon Barrel Railsplitter IPA & Nobody’s F’Alt Oktoberfest
GUEST BREWS
3 Floyds Moloko Stout, Crispin Hard Cider, Founder’s Double Trouble, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, New Belgium Yuzu (Lips of Faith Series), Petrus Red, Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit), Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale
TRITON BREWING EVENTS
Saturday, October 26, 6-8pm, Beer and Candy (Kahn's North Willow, 2342 W. 86th Street) join us for Kahn’s Annual Halloween themed beer tasting! Join us at North Willow for a costume contest, ‘Beerocracy raffle,’ and help us answer the question, "Are you afraid of the Beer?" Be there, or be scared! Saturday, October 26, 6-8pm, Beer and Candy (Kahn's North Willow, 2342 W. 86th Street) join us for Kahn’s Annual Halloween themed beer tasting!

Thursday, October 31st, Halloween Beer Tapping- Dillinger’s Extorter Porter! Join us with KG’s Slider Station to unveil our newest Seasonal Beer offering in honor of ‘All Hallows Eve!’

Friday, November 1, Mini-Tap Takeover at Broad Ripple Tavern with Railsplitter, Gingerbread Brown & our new Dillinger’s Extorter Porter!

Thursday, November 7, Triton Tap Takeover at Tomlinson Tap featuring: Gingerbread Brown, Dillinger’s Extorter Porter, Nobody's F'Alt Oktoberfest & Railsplitter IPA.

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men:

Here is a list of the current beers we are pouring at Thr3e Wise Men:
· Snow Bunny Blonde
· Two Lucys Blackberry Wheat
· Bulldog Brown
· Hubbard & Cravens Porter
· Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
· Golden Zoe IPA
· Centennial Martyr Double IPA
· Seasonal: Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest
· Seasonal: Breaking Barn Milk Stout
· Limited Release: Aguadulce Chinook Wet Hop Pale
· Next Seasonal: Hot For Teacher Ms. Doppelbock. Will be tapping on Monday November 5th.

Don’t forget we can fill growlers 7 days a week! Check us out on Tuesday or Friday for our $8 Growler fill Special.

Our list of great establishments pouring our beer keeps growing. You can find a full list of locations on ourwebsite.

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 Brewing:


• Movember Costume and Tapping Party – 10/30 at Sun King with live music by The Last Good Year and food truck The Flavor Truck. Portion of the pint sales will go towards Movember Indy. Prizes will be awarded for costumes. The Men of Sun King Movember Tribute Calendars will be for sale for $5 (100% of the proceeds will go towards Movember Indy) (draft only)
•Fistful of Hops will make its debut this month in draft and cans (this will be added to the House Beer Selection with 4 different styles coming out quarterly)
•Unkle Dave's Loud Mouth Soup to be released some time in October (draft only)


From Bob at Flat12:

In The Taproom

    Food: Th/Fri - Pierogi Love, Sat/Sun - Scribble
    Events:
    Lacto-Matic Milk Stout - draught and bottles mid to late November.


    At Bars, Restaurants, & Carryout: 

    From Alex at Studio Movie Grill
    SMG College Park is now open and off to a great start! Beginning in November SMG College Park will offer an array of specialty programming, including Brews ‘n Views which we had previously discussed.

    On Thursday, November 7 at 7:30, SMG will be showing The Hangover for only $1! Additionally, all beer drafts are only $3, you can’t beat that!
    Information regarding this series and all others may be found at https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/Default.aspx

    From Mike at Yogi's:
    http://www.yogis.com/index.php/about/blog/beer-blog/289-10-15-13
    From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse:
    Get a Thr3e Wise Men Growler from any Scotty’s location! All Scotty’s locations have all 7 main Thr3e Wise Men Beers. You can get a growler fill on Tuesday for $8 and $10 on Saturday.

    Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette is now pouring Flat 12’s Pumpkin Ale. Come by and enjoy a pint on Thursday for only $2.50!
    From Chelsey at Union Jack Pub (Broad Ripple):
    The Great Pumpkin Beer Fest!

    What: 20+ Pumpkin Beers on Tap!
    Date: Saturday, October 26
    Time: 2pm-6pm
    Where: Union Jack Pub Broad Ripple. 924 Broad Ripple Ave.
    Price: $25 (admission + samples)

    To purchase tickets go to: http://thegreatpumpkinbeerfest.eventbrite.com or visit the pub.


    Fun Fact: Nearly all pumpkin beers available in Indiana on October 26 will be represented at this event.
    We'll have ales and porters and stouts and shandys and more!

    Here are a few to get you excited:
    Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale
    Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
    Bier Brewery Pumpkin Ale
    Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale
    Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
    Urban Chestnut Count Orlock
    Fat Head Spooky Tooth
    Flat 12 Flat Jack
    Cutters Pumpkin Stout
    Curious Traveler Jack-O-Traveler
    And many more!

    Beer Events/Fundraisers:

    Sun King Movember Tapping & Costume Party




    Sun King Brewing Co. is proud to announce that we are the official beer of Movember Indy
    Join Sun King for a Costume Party and the Tapping of the Official Beer of Movember on Wednesday, October 30th at Sun King from 6-9:30pm. Live music by The Last Good Year!

    Since it's so close to Halloween, we encourage people to dress up and sport their best mustache costume (prizes may be awarded!).
    Pints will be available for purchase for $5 with a portion of the proceeds going towards Movember Indy! Buy some grub from The Flavor Truck.

    Red's Classic Barber Shop Indianapolis will be onsite doing $5 shaves! All shave proceeds will go towards Movember.
    Help kick off the Movember season and support men's health awareness.

    Event is 21+ only.

    Tailgate for Nothing Nein (9): Deutschland!
    Saturday, November 9, 201311:00am
    Back parking lot of Sun King Brewing Company
    135 N. College, Indy
    11:00 a.m. to ???
    For more details: http://hoosierbeergeek.blogspot.com/2013/09/save-date-tailgate-for-nothing-9.html
    What does the theme of "Deutschland" mean? It means that if you're so inclined, bring something German-themed: German beer, German food, German music, German whatever. Hell, you can wear lederhosen if you want to. Drink your beer out of a boot. Come dressed like Jürgen Klinsmann or Lou Bega (yes, Lou Bega is German). Bring an '80s-style boombox that you will use to play every album ever made by Kraftwerk. Whatever suits you. It'll be like a second Oktoberfest for 2013.
    Girls' Pint Out Events 


    Return to our roots: a tour of Sun King
    It was at a tour of Sun King that the idea of Girls Pint Out really became a reality.

    Thursday, November 7th we are planning another tour of the facility to see how Sun King has grown. Come have some samples at 6:30 and the tour will start at 7 pm!

    See you there!

    Race fans, start your engines!
    Join us on November 20th at Lino's Coffee located in the Dallara IndyCar Factory!

    We'll start our engines at 5 pm with a special beer tapping from our friends at Flat12 Bierwerks.

    At 5:30, we'll kick things into high gear as Sarah Fisher joins us! Sarah is the youngest woman to qualify for the Indy 500. After compiling the most Indianapolis 500 starts of any woman in history, in 2008, Sarah became a team owner in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Her team scored its first victory in October 2011 with driver Ed Carpenter, and Sarah became the first female team owner to win a race in the IZOD IndyCar Series. In 2012 Fisher’s race team, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, is competing in the IZOD IndyCar Series with rookie driver Josef Newgarden.

    A special beer tapping PLUS a spectacular local Indy lady? This night is sure to be a win.

    See you in Speedway!

    Tis' the Season To Drink Good BeerOur favorite all-Indiana beer bar, Tomlinson Tap Room is getting together with Circle City Soups to create a 4 beer 4 course pairing for us for $15.
    Join us Wednesday, December 11th from 6-8:30, for some good beer and good food. Let's raise a pint to celebrate the holidays!
    I'm filled with holiday cheer!

    18 October 2013

    Random Beer Roundup: The Hello Fall Edition


    Hoosier Beer Calendar
    Events are subject to change



    From the Brewers:

    From David at Triton Brewing

    TRITON HOUSE BREWS
    Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, 500 Monks Belgian Strong Ale, Barrel Aged Sour Bin Belgian Pale, Batch #1, Gingerbread Brown, Headsplitter­­ Imperial IPA, Bourbon Barrel Railsplitter IPA & Nobody’s F’Alt Oktoberfest 
    GUEST BREWS
    Crispin Hard Cider, Founder’s Double Trouble, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, New Belgium Yuzu (Lips of Faith Series), Petrus Red, Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit), Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission IPA 
    TRITON BREWING EVENTS
    -Sunday, October 20, 5-7pm, Tap Takeover at Tavern on South (423 W. South St. 46225) immediately preceding Colts vs. Broncos! Tailgating Triton-Style! Join us to get ready for the 8:30pm Kickoff!
    -Saturday, October 26, 6-8pm, Beer and Candy (Kahn's North Willow, 2342 W. 86th Street) join us for Kahn’s Annual Halloween themed beer tasting! Join us at North Willow for a costume contest, ‘Beerocracy raffle,’ and help us answer the question, "Are you afraid of the Beer?" Be there, or be scared!
    -Thursday, November 7, Triton Tap Takeover at Tomlinson Tap featuring: Gingerbread Brown, Nobody's F'Alt Oktoberfest, Railsplitter IPA and a Porter available only at the Brewery and Triton Tap (Broad Ripple)!

    From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men:

    Here is a list of the current beers we are pouring at Thr3e Wise Men:
    · Snow Bunny Blonde
    · Two Lucys Blackberry Wheat
    · Bulldog Brown
    · Hubbard & Cravens Porter
    · Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
    · Golden Zoe IPA
    · Centennial Martyr Double IPA
    · Seasonal: Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest
    · Seasonal: Breaking Barn Milk Stout
    · Limited Release: Aguadulce Chinook Wet Hop Pale
    · Current Cask: Double IPA with Amarillo


    Our next seasonal will be our Hot For Teacher Ms. Dopplebock. We will be tapping it on Tuesday November 5th! Make sure to mark it on your calendar.


    Our list of great establishments pouring our beer keeps growing. One of our newest locations is Old Point Tavern on Mass Ave. 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 Brewing:


    • Movember Costume and Tapping Party – 10/30 at Sun King with live music by The Last Good Year and food truck The Flavor Truck. Portion of the pint sales will go towards Movember Indy. Prizes will be awarded for costumes. The Men of Sun King Movember Tribute Calendars will be for sale for $5 (100% of the proceeds will go towards Movember Indy) (draft only)
    •Fistful of Hops will make its debut this month in draft and cans (this will be added to the House Beer Selection with 4 different styles coming out quarterly)
    •Unkle Dave's Loud Mouth Soup to be released some time in October (draft only)


    From Bob at Flat12:

    In The Taproom

      Food: Th/Fri - Pierogi Love, Sat/Sun - Scribble
      Events:
      Lacto-Matic Milk Stout - draught and bottles mid to late November.


      At Bars, Restaurants, & Carryout: 

      From Mike at Yogi's:
      http://www.yogis.com/index.php/about/blog/beer-blog/289-10-15-13
      From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse:
      All Scotty’s Brewhouse locations are now pouring Thr3e Wise Men Breaking Barn Milk Stout! Come by on Sunday to get a pint of any Thr3e Wise Men Beers for $2.50 a pint.

      Scotty's Brewhouse 96th street Indianapolis is now pouring Urban Chestnut Count Orlok! Come try a 48oz pitcher of this seasonal Pumpkin beer on Wednesday's for $7.00.

      From Chelsey at Union Jack Pub (Broad Ripple):
      One week to go for ticket sales to The Great Pumpkin Beer Fest!

      What: 20+ Pumpkin Beers on Tap!
      Date: Saturday, October 26
      Time: 2pm-6pm
      Where: Union Jack Pub Broad Ripple. 924 Broad Ripple Ave.
      Price: $25 (admission + samples)

      To purchase tickets go to: http://thegreatpumpkinbeerfest.eventbrite.com or visit the pub.


      Fun Fact: Nearly all pumpkin beers available in Indiana on October 26 will be represented at this event.
      We'll have ales and porters and stouts and shandys and more!

      Here are a few to get you excited:
      Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale
      Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
      Bier Brewery Pumpkin Ale
      Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale
      Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
      Urban Chestnut Count Orlock
      Fat Head Spooky Tooth
      Flat 12 Flat Jack
      Cutters Pumpkin Stout
      Curious Traveler Jack-O-Traveler
      And many more!

      Beer Events/Fundraisers:

      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
      entertainment.
      ○ 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
      tools.

      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.

      Sin & Tonic: A New Belgium & Girls' Pint Out Collaboration


      Wednesday, October 23rd
      Mass Ave Pub, 6:30-8:30pm 
      One of the Girls' Pint Out founders, Jenn Litz, had the opportunity to brew a special beer with New Belgium Brewing. The beer, Sin & Tonic, is a take on a gin & tonic beer cocktail made with Sorachi Ace hops, juniper & citrus spice-blend and even some quinine were employed in the production of this rarity. 
      New Belgium is sharing this special Girls' Pint Out collaboration beer with Girls' Pint Out chapters across the country! Join us as we tap this special beer with other girls loving beer and chat with Jenn Litz about her special beer via webcast! 
      Pints are only $4 - and if you arrive early enough you'll get a free New Belgium pint glass. This is the ONLY keg of this beer in Indiana! Don't miss it!

      14 October 2013

      Craft Writing | Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture

      If you're into beer blogs, you might familiar with Jeff Rice's blog Make Mine Potato. We're regular readers because of Jeff's original voice in the craft beer world.

      Jeff is also a professor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and he's put together an event that will be of interest to those who express their love of craft beer on the page and on the 'Net. The event is a symposium called Craft Writing | Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture, which will feature New Albanian Brewing Company's Roger Baylor, Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver, and Shmaltz Brewing Company's Jeremy Cowan as speakers.

      If you're interested in attending, here are the details from the symposium website:

      Craft Writing | Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture: A one day symposium at the University of Kentucky showcasing writing in craft beer.

      Saturday, February 15, 2014

      Free and open to the public.

      This one day event will bring to UK brewers and professional writers from the craft beer industry. Craft beer, the annual production of under six million barrels of beer by small breweries, is one of the fastest growing areas of the food industry. According to the Brewers Association, craft beer provides over 108,000 jobs and its retail dollar value in 2012 was estimated at $10.2 billion. In the last twenty years, over 2,000 new breweries have come online, commanding almost 6% of the overall American beer market. These breweries have, in turn, helped revitalize city neighborhoods, generated new jobs in related industries, and played a key role in expanding digital and social media usage.

      This event will showcase the professional writing – in print and digital media – that is dominant in the craft beer industry. Writing has played a major role in promoting the business of craft beer. Craft Writing will serve as an event that draws interdisciplinary attention to the ways industry utilizes writing – in various digital forms – to promote, inform, highlight, argue, market, brand, and foster relationships between products, consumers, and other relevant parties.


      Featured Speakers

      Stan Hieronymus, author of For The Love of Hops, Brewing with Wheat, and Brew Like a Monk. Blogger at Appellation Beer and For the Love of Hops.

      Julie Johnson, Co-owner of All About Beer, former Editor of All Bout Beer. Currently Technical and Contributing Editor.

      Teri Fahrendorf, 25-year beer industry veteran, founder of the Pink Boots Society, author of beer related articles, 19 years brewmaster at Steelhead Brewing, Triple Rock Brewing and Golden Gate Brewing, and blogging gypsy “Road Brewer.”

      Roger Baylor, owner of New Albanian Brewing, author of The Potable Curmudgeon.

      Jeremy Cowan, owner of Shmaltz Brewing, author of Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah.

      Mitch Steele, Brewmaster at Stone Brewing, author of IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes, and the Evolution of India Pale Ale.


      Keynote Speaker

      Garrett Oliver, Editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer, author of The Brewmaster’s Table, regular contributor to All About Beer. Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery.


      Contact j dot rice @ uky dot edu for more information.


      Symposium website:  http://craftwriting.as.uky.edu

      Great American Beer Festival | 2013 Indiana Medal Winners

      The 2013 Great American Beer Festival concluded this past weekend. And once again, Indiana breweries took home medals. More specifically, Sun King, Three Floyds, and RAM collectively won four medals for the Hoosier State:

      Category: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
      Winner: Gold Medal, Sun King for Afternoon Delight Barrel-Aged Dopplebock

      Category: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
      Winner: Gold Medal, Three Floyds for Blot Out The Sun Imperial Stout







      Category: Field Beer or Pumpkin Beer
      Winner: Silver Medal, RAM Restaurant and Brewery - Indianapolis for Anaheim IPA








      Category: Imperial IPA
      Winner: Silver Medal, Three Floyds for Permanent Funeral









      We at Hoosier Beer Geek offer our congratulations to Sun King, Three Floyds, and RAM!

      11 October 2013

      Random Beer Roundup - The We Wish We Were in Colorado Edition


      Hoosier Beer Calendar
      Events are subject to change



      From the Brewers:

      From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men:

      Mark your calendars for Tuesday October 5th. We will be tapping our next seasonal beer, Hot For Teacher Ms. Dopplebock.


      Here is a list of the current beers we are pouring at Thr3e Wise Men:
      · Snow Bunny Blonde
      · Two Lucys Blackberry Wheat
      · Bulldog Brown
      · Hubbard & Cravens Porter
      · Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
      · Golden Zoe IPA
      · Centennial Martyr Double IPA
      · Seasonal: Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest
      · Seasonal: Breaking Barn Milk Stout
      · Limited Release: Aguadulce Chinook Wet Hop Pale
      · Current Cask: Double IPA with Amarillo


      Don’t forget we can fill growlers 7 days a week! Check us out on Tuesday or Friday for our $8 Growler fill Special.


      Our list of great establishments pouring our beer keeps growing. One of our newest locations is Northside Social in 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 Brewing:

      • Movember Costume and Tapping Party – 10/29 at Sun King with live music by The Last Good Year and food truck The Flavor Truck. Portion of the pint sales will go towards Movember Indy. Prizes will be awarded for costumes. The Men of Sun King Movember Tribute Calendars will be for sale for $5 (100% of the proceeds will go towards Movember Indy) (draft only)
      • Matisse inspired – Biere de Fauve was tapped yesterday at various Mass Ave locations (different colored beer at each location) - Bazbeaux, Chatham Tap, Mass Ave Pub, and MacNiven's (draft only)
      •Fistful of Hops will make its debut this month in draft and cans (this will be added to the House Beer Selection with 4 different styles coming out quarterly)
      •Unkle Dave's Loud Mouth Soup to be released some time in October (draft only)


      From Bob at Flat12:

      Yes, we've named that Halloween Party (Flat as Hell - Featuring 9 Pepper Beers that might make you hurt + other fun things). And we're just over a month away from bringing back Lacto-Matic Milk Stout (on draught and in bottles!) Much fun to be had. 
      In the taproom, we'll tap 3 Fresh Hop beers in firkins(noon). Also on tap
      On the Event Calendar:

      Oct 11th Union Jack Pub. 10 taps on the 11th. All Flat 12 taps. All Indy Eleven fans. USMNT v Jamaica.
      October 12th Cottage Home Block Party. Flat 12, Duos, Two stages of entertainment, and more!
      October 26th Spooktacular for JDRF
      October 31st Flat as Hell. 9 Circles of Hell – Pepper Beers that could hurt you + other fun things.
      October 31st Yelp Black Magic Bash
      November 16th Festival of Barrel-aged Beers.
      November 29th Black Friday
      December 14th City Market’s 12 Chefs featuring Flat 12 Beers of Christmas with food pairings by 12 top chefs.
      December 14th Heorot 12/14/13 
      Out further: January 4th. Flat 12 Anniversary Party No. 3.
      From Adam at Quaff ON! in Nashville:
      Quaff ON! Brewing Company (1934 IN-135 N Nashville, IN 47448) will be having its Grand Opening on October 12 at 12pm. There will be live music, cornhole tournament, hot fresh food from our Big Woods Brewpub and tasty Quaff ON brews.


      From Shane at Daredevil Brewing Co:

      Here are our upcoming events (see our Facebook page for more details)
      * Daredevil Brewing at Big Red Liquors Beer Fest 2013, Bloomington - Friday, October 11th.
      * Daredevil Brewing at the Great American Beer Festival, Denver, Colorado, October 10th to 12th. If you are coming we are at booth D-11 and we will be out and about around Denver when not at the festival. Find us and say hello, have a beer, talk about beer :)
      You can always find the full list of locations that carry Lift Off IPA and our limited release and seasonal release beers on our website. Some of the newest locations that now carry our beers include:
      • Fishers: Rockstone Pizzeria Pub
      • Indianapolis: Front Page Sports Bar & Grill, Mesh on Mass Avenue, Rehab, Shoefly Public House
      • West Lafayette: Scotty's Brewhouse


      And if you missed it we have Lift Off IPA coming out in cans starting in November. It's only a couple of weeks away. Stay tuned for location information on cans when we start shipping.
      Daredevil Brewing Co. | Current beers available

      Lift Off IPA IPA: Our flagship beer available year round.
      A bounty of American Hops delivers the signature clean and crisp finish of a perfectly balanced West Coast style IPA.

      Rip Cord Double IPA: Limited release produced throughout the year
      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.

      Carnival Saison: Our current seasonal Belgian style
      A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish.

      At Bars, Restaurants, & Carryout: 

      From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse:
      Come to Scotty’s Brewhouse on Thursday night for our $2.50 Pint Night! We have 30 draft beers and you can get any of them for $2.50! A beer lover’s dream! 
      Scotty's Brewhouse 96th street Indianapolis is now pouring Urban Chestnut Count Orlok! Come try a 48oz pitcher of this seasonal Pumpkin beer on Wednesday's for $7.00.

      From Keg Liquors:
      Here is the latest from Keg Liquors:
      Two Brothers - Heavy Handed IPA (Illinois)
      Southern Tier - 2X Stout (New York)
      Two Brothers - Heavier Handed IPA (Illinois)
      Great Divide - Fresh Hop (Colorado)
      Stone - Enjoy By IPA 11-12-13 (California)
      Thirsty Dog - Citra Dog (Ohio)
      Batemans - Mocha Beer (England)
      Stone / 10 Barrel / Blue Jacke - Suede Imperial Porter (California)
      Boulevard - Bourbon Barreled Quad (Missouri)
      Schlafly - Barreled Aged Imperial Stout (Missouri)
      Schlafly - Tasmanian IPA (Missouri)
      Green Flash - Green Bullett (California)
      Boulevard - Reboot White IPA (Missouri)
      Sam Adams - Harvest Pumpkin Ale (Massachusetts)
      Sam Adams - Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale (Massachusetts)

      Keg Liquors
      Keeping Kentuckiana Beer'd since 1976
      http://www.kegliquors.com 
      617 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway
      Clarksville, IN 47129
      812-283-3988
      302 Pearl St. Suite B
      New Albany, IN 47150
      812-948-0444


      From Chelsey at Union Jack Pub (Broad Ripple):

      Friday, October 11: 10-11-12 event. 10 Beers for Indy Eleven by Flat 12. All in honor of the USMNT vs. Costa Rica at 6:30. Here's the lineup:

      All Day Tapping
      Half Cycle IPA
      Walkabout Pale Ale
      Pogue's Run Porter
      Hello, My Name is Amber
      Upside Down Blonde
      Flat Jack Pumpkin

      Evening Tapping
      Raga Raspberry
      Red OATober
      Mosaic Fresh Hop
      Jo Brahma Brown

      Saturday, October 26: The Great Pumpkin Beer Fest! 20+ Pumpkin Beers on tap, the event is from 2pm-6pm.

      Fun Fact: Nearly all pumpkin beers available in Indiana on October 26 will be represented at this event.
      We'll have ales and porters and stouts and shandys and more!

      Here are a few to get you excited:
      Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale
      Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
      Bier Brewery Pumpkin Ale
      Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale
      Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
      Urban Chestnut Count Orlock
      Fat Head Spooky Tooth
      Flat 12 Flat Jack
      Cutters Pumpkin Stout
      Curious Traveler Jack-O-Traveler
      And many more!

      $25 gets you in. Tickets on sale now at the pub or online at http://thegreatpumpkinbeerfest.eventbrite.com

      Three Floyd's Zombie Dust: We have it but haven't decided when to tap it. Pay attention to Facebook and Twitter to provide your input for when we should tap it! facebook.com/unionjackpubbroadripple ortwitter.com/unionjackpub
      From Mike at Yogi's:
      http://www.yogis.com/index.php/about/blog/beer-blog/279-tuesday-s-tipples

      From Ray at Indiana City Brewing Co.
      Saturday October 12th, 4-10PM
      RED COLLAR imperial amber ale tapping party.
      Four passionate and hardworking organizations in Indiana have put their collective skills together to bring you a new beer dedicated to Red Collar Hoosiers. Come take part in the collective celebration at the Red Collar Tapping Party this Saturday, October 12th, 4-10pm at Indiana City Brewing. Featuring music from Pravada, The Icks, Mike Graves and Omnidroid.
      Red Collar is an Imperial Amber Ale brewed with locally grown hops from Three Hammers Farms. A flavorful hop-forward 'red' ale that finishes with a crisp bite reminiscent of the bitter sweet end of summer while welcoming the oncoming changes of fall. Red Collar is a seasonal beer for the people and by the people that celebrates working Hoosiers and encourages everyone to continue writing their own story one pint at a time. We can't wait to share this well balanced ale with you.

      Red Collar will flow starting at 4PM
      Red Collar will flow starting at 4PM
      Get more info & RSVP on Facebook.


      Sunday, October 13th, 2-10PM
      The Porking Lot Party
      This is no normal Sunday. The Colts have the day off and we're having an all out parking lot party at the brewery. We'll be open until10PM. The lineup of DJs includes legendary House DJ Paul Johnson from Chicago, along with DJs Buck Rogers, Hugh Jeffner, Brandon Patr!k, Joseph Tyra, DJ Fate, Johnny Utah, Mario Sanz and Gary Gibb. Also featuring live performances by Joe Meltdown and the Soul Patrol.
      J&M's Smokehouse will roast a hog on site. J&M's Smokehouse is highly motivated by local fundraising and non profit events. We are thrilled to have them involved in The Porking Lot Party.

      See all the Details and RSVP here.

      Beer Events/Fundraisers:
      Germanfest at the Athenaeum
      Discover Your Inner-German and party at the Athenaeum, for the Athenaeum. All proceeds from this event benefit the maintenance and care of the Historic Athenaeum. Celebrate German-American Day with this unique family event. 
      The wieners are coming on October 12, 2013 for the 5th Annual Original and Fabulous GermanFest! 
      Beer Games, Wiener Dog Races, 5K Lederhosen Run/Walk, Strong Man Competition, ZwergenLand For Kids, German Beer, GermanFood by the Indianapolis Sangerchor.Tickets On Sale Now!  $8 in advance, Kids 12 and Under FREE!, Tickets are $10 at the door day of event, advance ticket sales end on October 9!
      Find out more information about Beer Games team registration and other festival events at http://www.athenaeumfoundation.org/theatre-buildingevents/germanfest/ 
      How would you and four of your friends like to win $750 for the nonprofit organization of your choice and have a great time while doing it?  If you think that sounds like something you’d be interested in or if you’ve had a good time at GermanFest in the past, wait until you see what we’ve added this year!  The Beer Games are coming to GermanFest, October 12th!
      Be among the lucky few (participation is limited to 30 teams) who compete in several events including beer stein holding, grape stomping, beer stein relay race, and fingerhakeln.  (Yes, we didn’t know what it was either.  To find out, check out the events link on our webpagewww.athenaeumfoundation.org.)
      Registration will not only enable you to compete, it will admit you to the rest of GermanFest, ANDyou’ll get a colorful event T-shirt, AND you’ll get plenty of free beer while you compete!  Who could ask for anything more?
      Best of all, there are three ways to win prize money for the nonprofit of your choice while benefiting the Athenaeum at the same time.  (The money we raise will be used to offset our annual operating expenses and make some much overdue and needed repairs to this historic landmark.)

      Not interested in competing in the Beer Games but looking for another way to SCORE FREE BEER?  No problem!  We still need Event Volunteers and judges for the Beer Games.  Any way you cut it, you’re sure to have a blast at the A’s GermanFest on October 12.

      So, what do you need to do to register to compete or volunteer?  Go to the events section of our website and sign up right away (www.athenaeumfoundation.org).  You’ll be glad you did!

      All proceeds from GermanFest go to support and maintain one of Indianapolis’ most distinguished and important architectural treasures, the Athenaeum. 


      Brains and Beer 3


      BRAINS & BEER 3: Return of the Zombie! Join Partners In Housing and our ghoulishly bad host Sammy Terry at Fountain Square Brewing Company as we raise a little money and celebrate the Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead!! Prizes for best dressed zombie, and psychic readings by Annie Sever-Dimitri! Because after all, come the Zombie Apocalypse, we will all be homeless! There is a $5 suggested donation to PIH at the door.

      More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/235550113259787/.


      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
      entertainment.
      ○ 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
      tools.

      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.

      Taste the Special Limited Edition New Belgium & Girls' Pint Out Collaboration Beer!

      One of the Girls' Pint Out founders, Jenn Litz, had the opportunity to brew a special beer with New Belgium Brewing. The beer, Sin & Chronic, is a cheeky take on Gin Lane and hops' relationship with cannibis. 
      New Belgium is sharing this special Girls' Pint Out collaboration beer with Girls' Pint Out chapters across the country! Join us as we tap this special beer with other girls loving beer at Mass Ave. Pub on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30. Girls' Pint Out beer? Yes, please!

      08 October 2013

      KOTBR #151 | Comedy Night at Black Acre Brewing Company

      Good evening ladies and germs!

      So a teenager goes to his parents and says, “I want to be a brewer when I grow up.” His parents reply, “Sorry kid, you can’t have both.”

      A drunk was in front of a judge. The judge says, "You've been brought here for drinking." The drunk says, "Okay, let's get started."

      This is for Jim…

      Why don’t Jewish mothers drink? Alcohol interferes with their suffering.

      Okay, this one is for Mike…

      What is the difference between Amy Winehouse and Captain Morgan? Captain Morgan comes alive when you add Coke!

      Okay, I’m no Milton Berle and this is not the Catskills. But Indianapolis is not joking when it comes to good beer. And Black Acre Brewing Company (5632 E. Washington St., blackacrebrewing.com) is a seriously good neighborhood bar and brewery.

      Speaking of jokes, we decided to bring back roundtable ratings. Sorta.

      We tried to pick a Black Acre beer to review, but we were too busy drinking their variety of beers that we could not decide on one. So we rated a whole lot of them.

      Jason:
      Hop Pun Double IPA
      Ahh, a beer in his natural habitat: Black Acre Brewery. So why don’t beers wear shoes? Because they have beer feet! What do you get when you pour beer in your mother’s shoes? A spanking! Hey everybody, Hop Puns are on the house! But be careful, we just had the roof re-tarred!
      Rating: 5 wacka wacka wackas

      Mike:
      Mr. Caulfield Rye Wheat Ale
      If you are Holden a pint of this beer, you will not find any phony qualities. Thankfully, you won’t have to wait for a world renowned author to die to order another one.
      Rating: 4 new Salinger stories

      Jim: 
      Citra Pale Ale
      Holy hop bomb Batman! The pale ale leaves a POW! in your mouth but, like a boomerang, you will be coming back for more. Same Black Acre time, Same Black Acre channel!
      Rating: 4.5 Batarangs

      Rye Stout
      One drink of this beer and you will feel like you are riding in a Chrysler Cordoba, complete with soft Corinthian leather. One drink and it will forever be tattooed on your brain and taste buds. It is complex, not de plane! If you want to order one, then you certainly KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! Rating: 3.95 Ricardo Montalbans

      Hop Pun Double IPA
      Ooh! Ooh ooh! That was ver-ry impressive, Mister Black Acr-r-r-re!
      Rating: 4.2 Horshacks

      Gina:
      Citra Pale Ale
      You know, this would be funnier if it were Simcoe Pale Ale, but it’s not. It is Citra Pale Ale with its fruity and citrusy characteristics. But let’s be serious for a moment. Ever since Bob Barker left the air, the animal population has skyrocketed. Nobody is spaying or neutering their animals. When there are that many extra pets, it means only one thing: deeply discounted prices on Chinese food. Good for the Jews at Christmas; bad for cat and dog lovers. Unless they love the taste of cats and dogs.
      Rating: 3.5 feral cats

      Meg:
      Nit Wit Belgian Witbier
      You are in a bar.
      I order a beer.
      The bartender serves you a beer.
      I drink the beer.
      Rating: 4 d20's

      Knock knock.
      Who’s there?
      Black Acre’s guest tap list.
      Black Acre’s guest tap list who?
      Black Acre’s guest tap list is not a joke, so there’s no punch line, son. They had Bloomington Brewing Company’s 10 Speed on tap. It is an American Pale Wheat Ale that many of us have been enjoying. A lot. So we decided to review it.

      So we drank the beer. And enjoyed it. And forgot to write down notes. So the biggest joke of all is that we are a “beer” blog. But I digress…

      Bloomington’s 10 Speed is better than any bike ridden by Cru Jones or Dave Stoller. It is listed as a specialty beer on their website. But hopefully they will upgrade it to the regular lineup because the subtle fruit notes and wheat base combination rivals any other hoppy wheat produced in the state.

      No, that is not a joke.

      If you happen upon a cask of 10 Speed on pineapple, drink it up. Every. Last. Drop.

      Ratings:
      Chris: 3.9 gear boxes
      Gina: 4.25 sprockets
      Meg: 3.75 sparkly vampires
      Mike: 4.25 huevos rancheros
      Jason: 4.25 whoopee cushions
      Jim: 4.1 gong shows

      07 October 2013

      Reminder | Tailgate for Nothing Nein (9): Deutschland! - Saturday, November 9, 11 a.m.


      Click to enlarge.

      We're now a little over a month away from our semiannual event, Tailgate for Nothing. This fall brings our ninth edition, which will take place on Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to dusk in Sun King Brewing Company's back parking lot. The theme: Deutschland! Complete details here.

      We hope that you'll come out and enjoy a day of beer-sharing and food-sharing with us. If you've never been to Tailgate for Nothing before, check out the festivities from previous TFN's. And if you're on Facebook and you plan on coming, let us know on the TFN Facebook event page. And tell your friends about the event as well.

      We'll see you on November 9!

      04 October 2013

      Random Beer Roundup - The Have You Had Enough Pumpkin Beer Yet Edition


      Hoosier Beer Calendar
      Events are subject to change



      From the Brewers:

      From David at Triton Brewing:
      TRITON HOUSE BREWS

      Fieldhouse Wheat, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Headsplitter­­ Imperial IPA, 500 Monks Belgian Strong Ale, Bourbon Barrel Railsplitter IPA & Nobody’s F’Alt Oktoberfest


      GUEST BREWS

      Crispin Hard Cider, Founder’s Double Trouble, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Petrus Red, Stiegl Radler, Three Floyds Moloko, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission IPA


      TRITON BREWING EVENTS

      October 5, Triton’s 2nd Anniversary Party! Join us as we celebrate with the release of the 2013 Gingerbread Brown & Batch 1! Music, food trucks, friends & fun! The party starts at 2pm and family friendly activities including: face painting, balloon animals, and a special appearance by Big E Foot, the mascot for the Indiana Ice. The evening events will run from 6-10pm and will feature live music by GBR, offerings from multiple food trucks, and special tappings, including Batch 1 2013 – which has now been aged in the bourbon barrels for 25 months!
      October 5, 4-6pm, Join Triton Brewing and Wabash College. Join Triton and some of your other local favorites in front of the Chapel. 
      October 11, 6-9pm, Big Red Liquor Fest 2013, at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center. Tickets are $40. 
      October 12, 1-3pm, Triton Tasting at Crown Liquors, Noblesville (758 Westfield Road, Noblesville)


      Wednesday, October 16, 5-9pm,  #Clustertruck at Triton Brewing Company! 

      From Bob at Flat12:

       Here's some info on the goings on at Flat 12: 
      Beer: 
      Events: 
      10/4/2013 Fresh Hop Beer Tapping at Noon.

      10/04/2013 Pay it Forward Friday - Heroes Foundation featuring Greta Speaks 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
      10/05/2013 Porter Perfect Pint 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      10/10/2013 IndyDo Day All Day
       10/11/2013 Eleven on the Eleventh at Union Jack Pub (Broad Ripple) All Day
      10/12/2013 Cottage Home Neighborhood Block Party 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

      11/16/2013 FoBaB 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Beers on the horizon: Halloween - Bleeding Heart IPA, Bloody Blonde and the 9 Cylinders of HELLo My Name is Amber (9 fantastically spicy versions of Amber, each featuring a different pepper). 
      November: Movember specialty, Moustache Ride Red. (draft) Lacto-matic Milk Stout (bottles and draft) Black Friday beers. 
      December: Glazed Ham Porter.12 Beers of Christmas. 
      From Adam at Quaff ON! in Nashville:
      Quaff ON! Brewing Company (1934 IN-135 N Nashville, IN 47448) will be having its Grand Opening on October 12 at 12pm. There will be live music, cornhole tournament, hot fresh food from our Big Woods Brewpub and tasty Quaff ON brews.



      At Bars, Restaurants, & Home Brewing Suppliers: 

      From Jay at Union Jack Pub (Broad Ripple):
      SAVE THE DATE: The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival featuring 20+ pumpkin beers will happen on 10/26/13 from 2-6pm at UJP. Tickets go on sale in September so mark your calendars!
      From Mike at Yogi's:
      http://www.yogis.com/index.php/about/blog/beer-blog/279-tuesday-s-tipples

      Beer Events/Fundraisers:

      Guinness Perfect Pint Certification with Girls' Pint Out
      Guinness Perfect Pint Certification
      The Brockway Public House (Carmel)
      Wednesday, October 9th
      6:30-9 pm

      Guinness knows that Irish pubs are renowned for their lively atmosphere - "the craic" as we call it - where the fun and banter flow as freely as the beer from the taps. The craic continues October 9th when Guinness brewery representatives host the Girls' Pint Out "Perfect Pour" competition at The Brockway Public House. 

      The Brockway boasts the state's only Guinness-Certified "Pour Your Own Pint" draft table. A perfect pint and a perfect half & half is within your reach. Training will be direct from Guinness!


      Germanfest at the Athenaeum
      Discover Your Inner-German and party at the Athenaeum, for the Athenaeum. All proceeds from this event benefit the maintenance and care of the Historic Athenaeum. Celebrate German-American Day with this unique family event. 
      The wieners are coming on October 12, 2013 for the 5th Annual Original and Fabulous GermanFest! 
      Beer Games, Wiener Dog Races, 5K Lederhosen Run/Walk, Strong Man Competition, ZwergenLand For Kids, German Beer, GermanFood by the Indianapolis Sangerchor.Tickets On Sale Now!  $8 in advance, Kids 12 and Under FREE!, Tickets are $10 at the door day of event, advance ticket sales end on October 9!
      Find out more information about Beer Games team registration and other festival events at http://www.athenaeumfoundation.org/theatre-buildingevents/germanfest/ 
      How would you and four of your friends like to win $750 for the nonprofit organization of your choice and have a great time while doing it?  If you think that sounds like something you’d be interested in or if you’ve had a good time at GermanFest in the past, wait until you see what we’ve added this year!  The Beer Games are coming to GermanFest, October 12th!
      Be among the lucky few (participation is limited to 30 teams) who compete in several events including beer stein holding, grape stomping, beer stein relay race, and fingerhakeln.  (Yes, we didn’t know what it was either.  To find out, check out the events link on our webpagewww.athenaeumfoundation.org.)
      Registration will not only enable you to compete, it will admit you to the rest of GermanFest, ANDyou’ll get a colorful event T-shirt, AND you’ll get plenty of free beer while you compete!  Who could ask for anything more?
      Best of all, there are three ways to win prize money for the nonprofit of your choice while benefiting the Athenaeum at the same time.  (The money we raise will be used to offset our annual operating expenses and make some much overdue and needed repairs to this historic landmark.)

      Not interested in competing in the Beer Games but looking for another way to SCORE FREE BEER?  No problem!  We still need Event Volunteers and judges for the Beer Games.  Any way you cut it, you’re sure to have a blast at the A’s GermanFest on October 12.

      So, what do you need to do to register to compete or volunteer?  Go to the events section of our website and sign up right away (www.athenaeumfoundation.org).  You’ll be glad you did!

      All proceeds from GermanFest go to support and maintain one of Indianapolis’ most distinguished and important architectural treasures, the Athenaeum. 


      Brains and Beer 3

      BRAINS & BEER 3: Return of the Zombie! Join Partners In Housing and our ghoulishly bad host Sammy Terry at Fountain Square Brewing Company as we raise a little money and celebrate the Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead!! Prizes for best dressed zombie, and psychic readings by Annie Sever-Dimitri! Because after all, come the Zombie Apocalypse, we will all be homeless! There is a $5 suggested donation to PIH at the door.

      More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/235550113259787/.


      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
      entertainment.
      ○ 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
      tools.

      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.

      Taste the Special Limited Edition New Belgium & Girls' Pint Out Collaboration Beer!

      One of the Girls' Pint Out founders, Jenn Litz, had the opportunity to brew a special beer with New Belgium Brewing. The beer, Sin & Chronic, is a cheeky take on Gin Lane and hops' relationship with cannibis. 
      New Belgium is sharing this special Girls' Pint Out collaboration beer with Girls' Pint Out chapters across the country! Join us as we tap this special beer with other girls loving beer at Mass Ave. Pub on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30. Girls' Pint Out beer? Yes, please!