02 May 2014

Random Beer Roundup: The 'May The 4th Be With You' edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change

The Brewers

Triton Brewing in Lawrence:

Fieldhouse Wheat, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Wit or Witout You, Pink Ribbon Saison, Three Tine Triple, Hatchblower Pepper IPA and Double Deadeye Imperial Stout and Barrel Aged Alt Lang Syne (2013) (Sour)

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Country Boy Knotty Pine IIPA, Destihl Flemish Amber, New Day Meadery’s Barrel-aged Washington’s Folly, New Day Meadery’s South Cider, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale, Wood Boat Pale Ale
Saturday, May 3, Moe & Johnny’s Tap Takeover, 6-10pm! Join us in SoBro to enjoy the Wit or Witout You, Pink Ribbon & more!
Wednesday, May 7, 5:30pm – Tapping the Triton Brewing/ Flat 12 collaboration beer! This Roggen-style beer was produced at Flat 12 with our Brewers helping. Scratchtruck will be vending!
Thursday, May 8, Fat Dan’s Deli (5410 N. College) Tap Takeover! Join us for Pin of Grapefruit Zest Railsplitter, Three Tine Tripel, Railsplitter IPA and Pink Ribbon Saison and Dan’s amazing Chicago-style fare!
Friday, May 9, 6-10pm -- Speedway Festival on Main! Join us to kick-off ‘Race Month’ in Indianapolis. Family activities, Kids Zone, Celebrities & Triton Beer! http://www.indyfamilyfoundation.com/festival-on-main.htm
Monday, May 12- Sunday, May 18 – American Craft Beer Week is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and tradition with enthusiasts across the country. Join us as we celebrate all over Central Indiana! Watch for more details!

Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co in Indianapolis:

· Are you a VIP Member? It is FREE to join! Become a member and after every 9 Growler Fills of Thr3e Wise Men Beer we will add $10 to your VIP Card.

Upcoming Events:
· Are you planning a beer event and would like to have Thr3e Wise Men involved? Well let us know by emailing Ryan Kellerman.

Where to find our beer:
· New location: Beef 'O' Brady's in Granger, IN just tapped our Snow Bunny Blonde. Make sure to make it out and try a pint.
· We are in over 50 restaurants & bars around the state. You can check out ourwebsite for a full list of locations.
· Would you like to see Thr3e Wise Men at your favorite restaurant or bar? Well thenlet us know so we can reach out to them.

The Ram

Mug Club Monday (5/5/14)
Don't forget that the first Monday of every month is Mug Club Monday. All Mug Club Members get 50% off all food for parties of 8 or less.
Big Horn Maibock now on tap!
Come taste our latest seasonal: Big Horn Maibock, at both our Downtown and Fishers location! This spring bock is a fan favorite of RAM patrons. Light in color with a strong toasty, bready malt profile and just enough hop character to balance out the intense sweetness of the Vienna malt; this lager goes down smooth with a slightly dry finish. Be careful, at 7% ABV this one can sneak up on you fast!

Debut of "Brew and View" (5/5/14)
As many of you have probably noticed, we have had a few beers named after one of my favorite action hero's: Arnold Schwarzenegger. What started as a love for a body builder, turned actor, turned Governor, has spawned into a new event night for the RAM. Please join us for the debut of "Brew and View"

Starting at 9:00PM on Monday 5/5, come enjoy a pint of "Ahhhnold SCHWARZ-enegger" and "Get To Da Hoppa!!!" while watching the classic movie " The Predator" starring the man himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Daredevil Brewing Co:
Our summer special release Vacation Kölsch returns this week. Look for it on draft across Indiana.

Looking to find our beers? We try to keep draft locations up to date on website and post frequently to our Twitter and Facebook pages on can and draft locations across the state.

Upcoming events
* Festival on Main, Speedway, Friday, May 9th
* Fat Dan's Deli Tap Takeover, Thursday, May 22nd
* History on Tap, Conner Prairie, Friday, May 30th
* Fest of Ale, Clarksburg, Saturday, May 31st
* Fishers on Tap, Saturday, June 14th
* Brew-Ha-Ha, Saturday, June 21st

Daredevil Brewing Co. | Current beers available

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

Rip Cord Double IPA: A limited release beer available on draft.
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.

Vacation Kölsch: A summer special release beer available on draft.
A delicately balanced, authentic Kölsch style ale brewed with the finest German malts, hops and yeast to provide a crisp, clean and refreshing match for summer relaxation.

Tin Man Brewing in Evansville

New on tap!

Apricot Sour: 5.2% ABV, 12 IBU
Unique, refreshing, and far from ordinary, Tin Man’s Apricot Sour is a blend of traditionally soured ale and apricot juice. Pouring a straw-pale color, this beer’s aroma has hints of lactic acid bite dominated by the smell of fresh apricot. The tartness from the sour ale is balanced by the distinct taste and sweetness of apricot, creating a flavor reminiscent of sour candy and fresh fruit. Exceptionally refined and highly drinkable, Apricot Sour is a delicious example of what craft beer can be.

Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis

SAVOR - May 9 & 10 • Washington D.C. • An American Craft Beer & Food Experience • SOLD OUT
AmeriCAN - May 17 • Scottsdale, AZ • 4th Annual Canned Craft Beer Festival hosted by San Tan Brewing Co. • Tickets are still available (GA and VIP available)
Crown Beer Festival - May 17 • Crown Point, IN • 5th Annual Craft Beer Festival hosted by Crown Brewing • Tickets are still available (GA and VIP available)
Sour + Wild + Funk Fest - May 17 • Indianapolis, IN • 3rd Annual Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest hosted by Upland Brewing Co. • Tickets are still available (GA and VIP available)
History on Tap - May 30 • Fishers, IN • Beer Festival Celebrating Indiana History hosted by Conner Prairie's Horizon Council • Tickets are still available (GA, VIP, & Early Entry available)
Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest - May 31st • Paso Robles, CA • World Class Beer Festival hosted by Firestone Walker • SOLD OUT
Burning CAN Beer Fest - May 31st • Lyons, CO • A Celebration of Canned Craft Beer along side Lyons Outdoor • Tickets are still available (GA and VIP available)
Keg Liquor Fest of Ale - May 31st • Clarksvile, IN • 9th Annual Keg Liquor Fest of Ale and Wine hosted by The Keg Liquors • Tickets are still available (GA only)
American Craft Beer Week Celebrations:
• Flatwater Restaurant - Monday, May 12th 5pm
• Mass Ave Pub Special Tapping of Sun King / OB Merlot Chaka - Tuesday, May 14th 6pm
• Popcorn Pilsner Tapping Party - Thursday, May 15th at Victory Field during the Indians game.
Upcoming May Releases:
• Hop Up Offa That Brett (Sour)- King's Reserve Release - May 8th can release at noon in the Tasting Room • $14 2-pack • 2 2-packs per person • cans only
• Popcorn Pilsner - May 15th Tapping Party at Victory Field • May 19th can release • draft/growler fills/cans available
• Port Barrel Wee Mac - May 22nd can release at noon in the Tasting Room • $14 2-pack • 2 2-packs per person • cans only
• One Track Mind (Pale Ale) - draft/growler fills (date TBD)
• Dunklekong Jr. (Dunkle) - draft/growler fills (date TBD)

Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis
12 Penny Scottish Ale Tapping:
Remember the collaboration beer we did with Great Fermentations last year? If not no worries. We are bringing it back and tapping it this Thursday (5/1) for this week’s Beer Thirty. At only 3.4% ABV and 17 IBU’s, this cold-conditioned ale puts a light hop on to balance the malt. Add in a nice, crisp finish and you’ve got a sessionable beer perfect to celebrate Spring. Did you also know you can also try making it at home? Yep, the kit is available here, via Great Fermentations.

Hinch Launch at Lino’s in Speedway:
Tomorrow is May 1st which means it is finally Race Month here in Indy! To help celebrate and kick off this unofficial holiday in Indy, we are launching Hinchtown Hammer Down at Lino’s in Speedway this Friday (5/2) at 5pm. And what better way to launch Hinchtown than with the Mayor of Hinchtown himself. Want to come join us for pints of Hinchtown with Hinchcliffe? Details here.

Cinco de Mayo hits the Taproom:
Sí, we celebrate it! Who doesn’t love a great Cinco de Mayo party. Plus, we’ll take any excuse we can get to tap our Taco Beer one more time. Mmm Tacos! Anyways, join us this Sunday (5/4) for a Cinco de Mayo fun-filled day. While we won’t have margaritas per say, we will have a version of it with one of the six specialty beers we are tapping that day. Want to know what all we’re tapping? Click here to see.

Keep a look out on:
· This Friday marks another First Friday at Tomlinson Tap Room. The pin this month is a tasty version of our Massive Retaliation. Check out the event and beer details here.
· The 500 Festival Mini Marathon is this Saturday folks. After the race is over come meet us in the Finisher’s Tent and reward yourself with some tasty BlueMile Extra Pale Ale. For more details click here.
· Race City Rebels season opener is this weekend. Join us at the Forum in Fishers this Saturday as we cheer them on. More details on the bout here.

RSSIn The Taproom

Cutters Brewing  in Avon

The brewery will be open for samples and carry out sales from 1-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and until 6 pm during the week. Currently on tap at the brewery: Lost River Blonde, Monon Wheat, Half Court IPA, Empire Imperial Stout, Rye on the Scarecrow Double Rye IPA, General Brown's Sour Brown Ale, Pentagon Porter, and Bank Robber Belgian Brown Ale.

Come join us at the Great Fermentations Avon location on Saturday, 5/3, for Big Brew Day, where Cutters Head Brewer Dustin Brown will talk about the differences between homebrewing and brewing on a professional level from 1:30-2:15 pm.

Upland Beer Bloomington and Indianapolis

Sour Lottery
The lottery, at www.uplandsours.eventbrite.com, will open at noon EDT on Tuesday April 29th and close at noon May 7th. Either the Brew Pub in Bloomington or the Indianapolis Tasting Room in Broad Ripple must be specified as the preferred pick-up location at the time of entry, and pickup locations cannot be changed after a reservation request has been made.
Lottery winners will be randomly drawn and notified via email on May 9th, and can purchase the sour ale(s) they selected at their preferred pickup location from May 14th through May 28th. People who wish to attend Sour Fest May 17th and pick up their bottle(s) in one trip should choose Indianapolis as their pickup location and plan to pick up at the Indianapolis Tasting Room.
People who wish to take a sour brewery tour, offered May 24th at 3 and 4pm, and May 25th at 3, 4, 5, and 6pm, should choose Bloomington as their pickup location. Reservations will be required for tours and can be made by emailing sours@uplandbeer.com.
UpCup Homebrewing Competion
June 7th, 2014 at 3:00pm - 7th annual UpCup homebrewing competition will be hosted at the Upland production facility at 4060 Profile Pkwy in Bloomington on June 7th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. BJCP judges, professional brewers, and other brewing industry professionals will judge all entries, and the winner will receive the UpCup trophy and all the benefits that come with it. The winning recipe will be brewed by Upland brewers, featured on tap at all Upland locations, and entered in the 2014 Pro-Am competition at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Awards are given to second and third place as well. Entries may be dropped off at any Upland location or shipped to the production brewery and must be received by May 31st.
For full contest rules and event details, please see the Upland blog at http://uplandbeer.com/7th-annual-upcup-homebrewing-competition-and-aha-rally/.

New Albanian in New Albany

May 2nd: This Friday at Tomlinson Tap, high above the City Market in versatile downtown Indianapolis, NABC’s Blake Montgomery and Roger Baylor will be on hand at 12:00 noon as four NABC beers are tapped in a mini-takeover featuring a rare road gig for our new Action! APA, an American Pale Ale with Mosaic hops (this time; next time, who knows?)
The other three starters:
Bonfire of the Valkyries … a satisfying beer about mythology, pyromania and forgetfulness.
Houndmouth … NABC collaborated with Houndmouth to create the band’s namesake ale, hoppier than wheat should be, subtle and complex, and session-strength. Let the good times roll, and the circle be unbroken.
Tunnel Vision … those hardy immigrant gnomes who came from the venerable hills of the Ardennes to take up residence beneath the mysterious Knobs of Southern Indiana subsist on this.

Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

Shoefly Public House:
May 10th, 5:00pm - Meet the brewer night with Nathan from Taxman Brewing!

Goose The Market
New on the Goose shelves...
Don Quixote's nightmare in a bottle: dreamy Moulins d'Ascq Ambrée, a certified organic Flemish pale ale.

Underground brew: Sierra Nevada's Kellerweiss is in the Goose cellar (how appropriate)

Punny and now portable: New Day Meadery's ciders in bottles!

Thirsty before the next Random Beer Roundup? Check Goose the Market's facebook & twitter feeds for weekly #BeerHaul announcements.

Books & Brews In Indianapolis
Books & Brews has new hours! We will now be open until 10pm Monday through Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

Shogun Soba Ale (5.1%, 23 IBU) - Our Soba Ale is an amber ale brewed with buckwheat, giving it a salty-sweetness that we think could have calmed the feudal Japan chronicled in the James Clavell classic.

Hop’s Cradle DIPA (7.2%, 85 IBU, on Nitro) - There may be no cradle, but the hops are easy to find in this double-IPA named by one of our Kickstarter backers. Heaping additions of Centennial and Cascade hops highlight this tasty concoction.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 2nd, 8:00pm-10:00pm: Live music by Gypsy Moonshine, an Indianapolis-based indie rock band fronted by Katie Josway and Nick Faulhaber.
Saturday, May 3rd - 10:00pm-midnight: Halo Tournament - Get your thumbs ready - the best Halo player gets themselves a $10 gift card and bragging rights until next month. Every Saturday night at 10pm gamers can rejoice - we'll play Mariokart, Wii Bowling, Halo, and more! Stop by and show your stuff!
Friday, May 16th - 8:00pm-10:00pm: Live music, The Reno Convention will perform tunes from Indiana’s own Cole Porter, Prairie Home Companion, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, Linda Ronstadt, Roseanne Cash, the Everly Brothers, America, the Beach Boys and many more. The Reno Convention will please both young and old.

Saturday, May 24th - 4:00pm - close: Teachers Night! We love teachers & all that they do. So, starting at 4pm to close on May 24, show us your school teacher ID and get 10% off your order (except alcohol). Professors and college instructors count too!

For more information check out our website at www.booksnbrews.com or give me a call at the store 317-288-5136
Follow us on:Facebook - www.facebook.com/booksnbrewsTwitter - https://twitter.com/BooksBrewsTumblr - booksnbrews.tumblr.com

Starlight Distribution, LLC 
From Josh:
New Beers Arriving Soon from Starlight Distribution:
From Against The Grain:
Be on the lookout for Killewhitte a collaborative brew between Against the Grain from Louisville, KY and 18th Street Brewery from Gary, IN. Killewhitte is a 4.5% hoppy witbier brewed with citrus zest, orange wood and coriander smoked malt, and hopped with generous amounts of mosaic and amarillo hops. The beer will be bottled at 18th St. & and Draft will be coming into the state via AtG. Look for it to be released mid may.

From Evil Twin:
I Love You With My Stout – 12% Imperial Stout in the same vain as Even More Jesus & Aun Mas Jesus. Thick, massive, decadent imp stout. Available year round in 4pks and draft.
“When I copied the famous Even More Jesus, I had to ask myself as an artist, why am I doing this? I didn’t honestly know. It was just an instinct about beer as pure form… in a sense this stout is like a metaphor for freedom - the sum of all the beauty that surrounds me and my perfect contemporary existence.”  - Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, Brewer and founder of Evil Twin Brewing
From Stillwater Artisan Ales:
Brontide – 5% Belgian-style dark ale, or as Stillwater Brewer Brian describes is, "smooth black ale." Think a crushable folklore but in cans! New year-round release available in 6-pack cans & draft. 5% ABV

Papa's in Culver:
Newest to our lineup of 30 draft beers:
3 Floyd's Zombie Dust, 3 Floyd's Dreadnaught, 3 Floyd's Man-O-Awe

Coming Soon: Schlafly Summer Lager, Goose Island Illinois DIPA, Stone Spricketbier, Great Divide Collete Farmhouse Ale

Visit www.indianasbestpizza.com/beer to see our full current lineup! Be sure to swing through if you are up north. Cheers!

 Union Jack Pub in Broad Ripple:
  • As always we have 21 ever evolving lines so check out our lineup soon!

Lino's Coffee in Speedway:
Upcoming events at Lino's Coffee:
Friday, May 2 - Flat 12 Pint Night

All start times are 5:30PM.

Beer & Fundraising Events

Join us at Black Acre Brewing Co. on Tuesday, May 20th from 6-9 pm for a night focusing on some beer styles that scream summer!
Black Acre & World Class Beer are joining forces to provide a night of beer style discovery and differentiation between Black Acre beers and beers from around the world. Your $10 ticket provides education about and a tasting of:

The sampling and education will start at 6:30. This ladies-only event is limited, so get your ticket now before they are sold out!
Additional beers will be available for purchase at the event. The kitchen won't be open at Black Acre that night, but you can order food from Jockamo's next door.
**Beers subject to change based upon availability**
Tickets available here: http://gposummerbeers.brownpapertickets.com/

More from Girls Pint out!

Hops to Hand
Saturday, June 21st
6-10 pm
Join us for a night of delicious, local beer and food!

Hops to Hand is a collaborative effort between Dig IN~A Taste of Indiana, Girls Pint Out, Indianapolis City Market, and Tomlinson Tap Room. Hops to Hand will feature five rockstar City Market chefs that are participating in this year's DigIN.

The chefs will be:
* Nitin Nidu - Spicebox
* Mark Cox & Josh Henson – FERMENTI ARTISAN
* Roger Hawkins – Circle City Soups
* Brad Gates – Brad Gates Catering & Events
* Cindy Hawkins – Circle City Sweets
Each chef will be paired with and inspired by a style of beer (porter/stout, amber/red ale, pale ale/IPA, & lager/pilsner/kolsch). All beers will be from breweries also participating in DigIN this year. Girls Pint Out will provide education on the beer style and the pairing to all attendees.

For $40 you get five awesome, local food and beer (6 oz. pours) pairings. Save $10 and buy a combo ticket with early admission to DigIN for $90!
GET YOUR TICKET HERE ---> http://hopstohand.brownpapertickets.com/

Conner Prairie - History on Tap

History on Tap
May 30, 2014

Ages 21+
Join Conner Prairie’s young professionals group, the Horizon Council for this special evening celebrating Indiana’s rich tradition of brewing world-class craft beer, past and present! Sample an array of brews from more than 15 of the area’s most popular brewers. Enjoy craft brewing demonstrations, historical beer tastings, food, music from the Bleeding Keys and Reid and Tim, and mingle with the citizens of Prairietown after hours. Must be 21 years of age or older; designated drivers (DD) are welcome.

Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest

Tickets for the third annual Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest are on sale now at www.uplandsourfest.eventbrite.com. This year's festival will take place Saturday, May 17th from 2pm-6pm at the historic Indianapolis City Market, preceded by a VIP Sour lecture and private tasting from 12:30-1:30pm, and with a Secret Barrel Society members-only party to follow in the building's catacombs from 7pm-9pm. For more information on our Secret Barrel Society, check out secretbarrelsociety.comVIP tickets can be purchased for $75, and will include VIP lecture, lanyard, commemorative T-shirt, swag bag and access to the VIP lounge including food and private bathrooms.

General Admission tickets are $45 and include light snacks, with the City Market's artisans open to sell heavier fare throughout the festival. General Admission attendees will also have the option to buy a T-shirt on the website during ticket purchase for an additional $15. Cutters Brewing in Bloomington

Anderson Brewfest

Hello Brewers and Craft Beer Connoisseurs!
We would like to invite you to the inaugural Anderson Brew Fest!

When: June 7th from 1pm-5pm
Where: Anderson Town Center Plaza

Tickets are available online via Eventbrite: http://www.andersonbrewfest.com/
$30 Now-June 7th, $10 Sober Driver

We still have room for some local craft brewers to showcase their best brews! We're also looking for sponsors. Please email shanna@andersonbrewfest.com for more information. And be watching the website for updates. You can also check out our Facebook page for up to date information: https://www.facebook.com/AndersonBrewFest

Sun King Brewing Fifth Anniversary party:

June 28th, Grapefruit Jungle tapping! Live music, great beer and food...get your tickets now! 

Master of Beer Appreciation classes Booking summer classes now!
Beer MBA Classes - More Than Just a Tasting
This is a unique opportunity for people at all knowledge levels to learn more about the World's Classic Beer Styles. As we sample each beer, we'll briefly discuss its origin, history and what makes it unique. This is a fun experience. Don't miss it!
  • Designed for Everyone (must be 21 years of age)
  • Flexible Schedule - Take Any Class in Any Order (after attending a Class 1)
  • Take All 3 Classes and Get Your "MBA Certificate"
Only $50 per 3-hr Class (includes free samples of all beers)
Discounts available: Sign up for all 3 classes for $135 total! Call for group discounts
Class 1 – Sat, May 31
Class 2 – Sat, June 21
Class 3 – Sat, August 9
Class 1 – Sat, August 23
Class 2 – Sat, September 13
Class 3 – Sat, October 4
Beer Vacations Follow the link to learn more, new trips added!
Guided Beer Vacations to Belgium and Germany!
Take a Dream Trip to Belgium or Germany where nearly everything is planned and coordinated for you! Visit the Famous Breweries and the Best Beer Bars in the World, all led and guided by Ron Smith, a recognized Beer Expert that will help explain even more about the legendary beer styles, history and cultures.
Learn more now!
Belgium 2014 - Brussels, Brugge and Antwerp!  (July 20-29)
Germany 2015 - Munich, Bavaria and Bamberg! 
Learn more below and be sure to sign-up for our email list so we can notify you of our upcoming trips and classes. For any additional information, don't hesitate to contact us atBeerMBA@MarketWiseSolutions.com or call 317-564-4898 and ask for Ron Smith.

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