25 July 2014

Random Beer Roundup: The Death Metal Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change

***Volunteer opportunity for all you beer lovers!***
CANvitational Needs You!
Do you like beer?
Do you like to help others have a good time?
Come volunteer with Hoosier Beer Geek at this year's CANvitational. More details here!

The Brewers

Chilly Water Brewing
Chilly Water Brewing Co. has 5 beers flowing:
Built To Last Pilsner and Sweet Revenge Pale Ale will always be on tap along with rotating seasonals.
Current offerings are our 5 String ESB, Harmonika Hefeweizen and Space Circus IPA. A Nitro English Mild, Belgian Pale and Hoppy American Wheat are on the horizon.

We also offer a menu of Panini Sandwiches, hummus and dips, and finally a delicious dessert called “Skip’s Balls”. Check out our menu!

 Daredevil Brewing
If you find yourself out at IMS this weekend for the Brickyard 400 and other activities we are there in full force. You will find Lift Off IPA on draft at the craft beer stations at the track and at many locations in Speedway. On Main Street you will find Lift Off IPA at Lino's, Barbecue and Bourbon and Dawson's. They also are pouring Vacation Kolsch at Lino's. Check out the weekendschedule at the track.

Tickets are now on sale for the Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival to be held on Friday, August 22nd in Speedway. Information at http://hopsfest.eventbrite.com . Tickets are going quickly so do not wait too long to pick them up.

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. If you are having trouble finding Lift Off IPA on draft or cans it could just be because the place you are at ran out. Always feel free to drop us an email, post or tweet and we will try and help.

Upcoming events
* Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America, Rocky Mountain Edition, Denver, Friday, July 25th
* Brew Haven, New Haven, Saturday, August 2nd
* Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival and Street Fair, Speedway, Friday, August 22nd
* Festiv-ALE, Victory Field, Saturday, August 23rd
* Taste of Montgomery County, Crawfordsville, Saturday, August 23rd

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.

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.

 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, French Toast Saison, Beer Hammock Shandy, Grand Citra Station, Double Deadeye Imperial Stout, 500 Sour Monks and Nutty Professor Peanut Butter Brown (7/24)
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, New Day Meadery South Cider, New Holland Oak Aged Hatter, Two Brother’s Irritated Koala, Vanberg & DeWulf Lambick X, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale & Wood Boat Pale Ale

Sunday, July 27
12-5pm Sierra Nevada Brewery Beer Camp Across America Midwest Edition at Navy Pier (Chicago, IL). Join Triton, Sierra Nevada and more than 700 additional breweries for a seven city traveling beer festival! For additional info: http://beercamp.sierranevada.com/
Saturday, August 2
6-10p (Central Standard Time) Triton will be at the The BrewFest & BBQ enjoying a fun-filled evening of food, drinks and entertainment at historic Bosse Field (1701 N. Main St., Evansville, IN 47711). Be prepared for a jam-packed evening of Brews and BBQ! This event goes to benefit SWIRCA, a non-profit that provides service to the elderly community in the tri-state area around Evansville. SWIRCA beer fest info:http://www.swirca.org/index.php/special-events/brew-barbeque-fest
Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 17
Triton will be part of history as we join a number of breweries pouring beer at the Indiana State Fair for the first time since 1945! Our Shandy and Railsplitter IPA will be poured at The Fair this year.
Tuesday, August 5 & Saturday, August 9
You can find us sampling our beer at the Indiana State Fair on Tuesday, August 5 and Saturday, August 9! Come out for your taste!
Friday, August 22
Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival 2014, from 5:30-8:30pm, in Speedway. This event benefits the Speedway Lions Club. For more information:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hops-flip-flops-craft-beer-festival-tickets-11485085199
Saturday, August 23
Join us for Festiv-Ale at Victory Field, 4-8pm! This amazing event benefits the Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. For more information:http://www.cff.org/Chapters/indiana/index.cfm?id=27013&event=27013
SAVE THE DATE! Triton Brewing Company's 3rd Anniversary Party, Saturday, September 20 at Triton Brewing Company!

Taxman Brewing Co. in Bargersville

  • July 30 - Tap Takeover @ Fat Dan's 6:30pm. 4 beers and a special pin.
  • August 2 - BrewHaven Beer Festival 12pm-6pm
  • August 5 - Trivia Night @ Rockstone Pizza Pub 8pm
  • August 11 - Ex. Ex. Midwest Launch Party @ Pizzology 6:30pm (Must have tickets in advance and could already be sold out.)
  • August 13 - Beer + Chef Dinner @ Bistro 226 in Bargersville, IN 6:45pm
  • August 16 - WAMMfest in Greenwood, IN 11am-8pm
  • August 17 - DigIN 11am-5pm
  • August 22 - Beer & Bluegrass Festival in Franklin, IN 6pm-10pm
  • August 23 - Beers Across the Wabash 2pm-3pm

Tow Yard Brewing
Currently On Tap

House Beers:
Goldie Hops- American Golden Ale​ brewed with Marris Otter, wheat, and some crystal malt. Lightly bittered with Magnum and Czech Saaz. With this combination, the beer is crisp, refreshing, and approachable to all kinds of beer drinkers. 5.2% ABV 26 IBU
Hook Up- A hybrid between a Radler and a Shandy. We call it a Shandler. It's our golden ale blended with a locally made, citrus forward soda. A delicious and refreshing beverage for a hot summer day. 4% ABV 7 IBU​
Emerald Circle- Made by Northwest Hopheads, for Midwest Hopheads. This aggressive IPA is brewed with Maris Otter base malt along with Light Crystal, Aromatic and Vienna malts to add complexity to the malt bill. From here we get a bit heavy handed with our hop additions, which are early and often. The laundry list of hops includes: Cascade, Chinook, Columbus and Centennial. Which are added throughout the boil and then later dry hopped.  6.5% ABV 83 IBU​
Horse Power - ​This house beer is a Double Pale Ale which lives up to its name. Maris Otter starts out our grist, followed by some Munich, Aromatic, and Light Crystal malts. For this beer we bittered with Magnum and Centennial, followed by late kettle additions of Cascade, Crystal and Styrian Golding hops which adds a depth of flavor and complexity to this beer.
​ 7.3% ABV 63 IBU​
Randy SMaSH- Single malt, Single hop beer with Maris Otter malt and Rakau hops from New Zealand. The Rakau impart slightly tropical and lemon characteristics to the taste.
​ 4.9% ABV 45 IBU​
Working Title Wheat- Citrus dominates the front end of the nose, followed by tropical fruit in the finish. Working Title is bittered with Chinook, followed by late kettle additions of Motueka and Rakau hops from New Zealand. The mouthfeel of this beer is achieved through generous amounts of White Wheat, along with European specialty malts. 5.3% ABV 50 IBU
All house beers are available for $5 growler fills on Mondays all summer long.

​Guest Taps
Goose Island Sofie Saison
Founder's Curmudgeon Old Ale
Founder's Rubaeus
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (Nitro)

We will be at Gnawbrew Beer, Arts, and Music Festival in Brown county. Come join us and many other local breweries at this one of a kind festival. Gates open at 2 PM and you're welcome to stay overnight at a campsite on the festival grounds. More information can be found at http://gnawbrew.net/

Join us at Fat Dan's Deli in Broad Ripple on Thursday, July 31st for the first brewer's burger battle. This event will have four breweries participating to come up with the most delicious burger they can think of. The breweries construct the burgers and you vote which you like the best simply by purchasing them. Most burgers purchased will win. Breweries Participating are Tow Yard Brewing Company, Scarlet Lane Brewing Company, Daredevil Brewing Company, and another brewery to be named.
Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. Make sure your calendar is marked for the greatest beer festival in all the land. We hope to see some of you there.

Scarlet Lane  in McCordsville
August 1st1st Friday art show at The Elbow Room
We will be exclusive beer vendor for the event. 4-9pm
August 6th
Ralston’s Draft Tap Takeover
6pm - 9pm

August 9th
Hops for Hope
Hancock County 4H grounds
4pm - 9pm

August 11th
Simeri’s Italian Dinner
Tickets only - more info coming
4pm until Aric Simeri will drive you home

August 16th
HopCat Broad Ripple Grand Opening
Dorian Stout and Humble Peach Pouring

Join us for the Gen Con "Froth of Khan" tapping party – Wednesday, August 13th on Georgia Street 6PM – 11PM. Five Year Mission will be providing entertainment, along with the 20 Sided Dice Game, and other fun things! KHAAAAAAAAAAN!

The 2nd Annual Sun King CANvitational will take place in the heart of Midwest – Indianapolis, IN. Located on Georgia Street, known for Super Bowl XLVI festivities and Pan Am Plaza, the CANvitational is set to showcase 40+ craft breweries from all over America who CAN. On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, the 2nd Annual CANvitational will enlighten patrons to sampling craft beer from award winning breweries from across the USA, enjoy local eats provided by local food trucks and music that will be sure to get you dancing in the streets, in an urban downtown atmosphere.
Get your tickets now, this is sure to sell out! And click here to volunteer!

New Albanian in New Albany

July 25 & August 1, 8, 15, 22: The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series takes place in downtown New Albany at Bicentennial Park, on the corner of Spring and Pearl – less than two blocks from Bank Street Brewhouse. On Friday from May 30 through August 22 (except July 4) there’ll be free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Production Simple books the music, and NABC coordinates the bar. We serve the craft beer (Houndmouth, Black & Blue Grass, Naughty Girl, Community Dark and occasional surprises); River City Winery handles the wine; and Irish Exit and JR’s Pub will alternate serving mass-market beer.

The Ram 

Barefoot Wit is Back and on Tap Now at The RAM Restaurant and Brewery!
With the lazy days of summer finally here, The RAM Restaurant and Brewery has tapped their Barefoot Wit Belgian Style White Ale and is ready throw on the shades and soak up the sun.
The Barefoot Wit is the perfect summer complement, presenting a relaxing mix of barley, wheat, and oats and spiced with orange peel, coriander, and unique Belgian yeast. A 2013 bronze medal winner at the North American Beer Awards, the Barefoot Wit is the best companion on a warm summer day! Enjoy it now and for a limited time…If you’re not Barefoot, You’re overdressed.
Mug Club Monday (8/4/14)
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.
The RAM Teams Up With The American Cancer Society for Relay for Life!

INDIANA – The RAM Restaurant and Brewery and The American Cancer Society have partnered up for Relay For Life! Now through August 3rd, $1 from each of The RAM’s Purple Drinks - Grape Lemonade, Purple Tea or Purple Hooter Martini - will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help finish the fight against cancer!

Hurry in to your local RAM to enjoy a delicious Purple Drink and support a great cause!
Fishers: 12750 Parkside Drive (317) 596-0079
Indianapolis: 140 South Illinois Street (317) 955-9900

Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis
Thursday’s Beer:30 Release
Nitro Pinko 23
Comedy Nights in the Taproom
On Friday, July 25th at 8:30pm, we welcome formerly local comic turned LA resident, DJ Dangler to our house for another night of hilarity. DJ is a nationally touring comic known for his unexpected and edgy brand of comedy. No matter what the subject, DJ has a knack for finding the humor in a variety of wildly inappropriate and awkward situations. Don’t feel bad-you can laugh. But we can’t promise you won’t feel bad about it later… Tickets are $10 at the door.
Click here for more details

Beehive Beauty School Reel-to-Reel is all the buzz!
Ever needed a retro look but weren’t quite sure how to achieve it? Flat 12 Bierwerks presents this month’s edition of Reel-to-Reel film night – an evening of retro and beehive hairstyling demonstrations at the brewery, July 31st at 7:30pm.

We’re firing up the vintage filmstrip projector for some archival beauty tutorial viewing, as teams of hairstylists and models learn how to recreate the most popular styles of the 1950s and 60s from vintage found filmstrips. We will also have Indy’s own rockabilly band Midtown Mad Men playing and a honey beer tapped exclusively for attendees. Trust us, this is one class you won’t want to skip! Click here for more info.

BlueMile/Flat 12 Thursday Run
Thursdays at 5:45. Some of the Flat 12 family has been joining up with BlueMile fans + neighbors + friends of friends – all with the desire to knock out a few miles (we usually go three) and then knock off with a pint of the BlueMile Extra Pale after. This Thursday, July 24th, we’ll have a special guest: a Rep from On Cloud Running will join us. See the shoes, try em on perhaps. You could win a prize, yo.  Their site: https://www.on-running.com/en-us.
Upcoming Events: 
Fiddler's Hearth: South Bend F12 visit 07/23/2014
Daxapalooza 07/26/2014 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Broadway Art Show 07/26/2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pints for Parks 07/30/2014 12:00 am - 8:30 pm

In The Taproom

Bloomington Brewing Co. in Bloomington
Bloomington Brewing Company is releasing their acclaimed, seasonal 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat in 22 ounce bottles, beginning July 28th statewide. Awarded Hoosier Beer Geek’s 2013 Beer of the Year, 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat is golden and hazy with earthy pine and tropical fruit notes rippling throughout each sip. Mosaic hops bring their unique aromas of crisp citrus and juicy pineapple creating a finish full of single-hopped bliss.
“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.” H.G. Wells

Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co.

Thr3e Wise Men Current Beers:
· Snow Bunny Blonde
· Two Lucys Blackberry Wheat
· Bulldog Brown
· Hubbard & Cravens Porter
· Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
· Golden Zoe IPA
· Centennial Martyr Double IPA
· Cobra Kai Japanese Rice Lager

· 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 Beers:
· August: German Pilsner - Tuesday August 5th

Upland Brewery

Oktoberfest will be available in all markets starting August 1 and on tap at Upland retail locations September 19. No season is as synonymous with beer as autumn, when the most storied beer festival of them all, Oktoberfest, takes place in Munich, Germany. Since 1810, this celebration of good food, good company, and, most importantly, good beer, has most prominently featured Marzen-style lager-so much so that many refer to the beer simply as Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest was awarded Silver at the World Beer Cup in 2010.

We are also excited to announce it's newest Side Trail series beer: Loner IPA . This brew is a special release IPA featuring a single fresh hop - Chinook. The key to this beer is simplicity; Loner IPA lets the drinker appreciate each ingredient for what it is. We are excited about single hop beers so be on the lookout for more Loners as a part of our Side Trail series. Loner IPA featuring Chinook will be available for wholesale on August 1 and on tap at Upland retail locations August 8.

Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

Patio is fully open, weather permitting! We rolled out our new summer menu, stop in and check it out.
July 29th, 7:00pm - Trivia Night 
We enjoyed hosting the Hoosier Beer Geeks 'Favorite Things' event for #HBGWeek!

Sahm's Place
We are doing a beer dinner July 31st, from 6:30-8:30 with our friends at Starlight.
We will be featuring 5 courses with 4 rare Anchorage Brewing beers. It includes collaborations with Crooked Stave and Jolly Pumpkin. $40 per ticket. 

Ruth's Chris Downtown and North location
Featuring Storm and Anchor beer at both  locations! 
We have 15 cases of this beer with more on a boat headed this way right now. This is one of the most highly acclaimed new breweries in all of Europe! This is the first time this beer will be available in the US and it will be exclusive to Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses only in Indiana and St. Louis! The different brews we have are:
Hoppy Brown:
Dry Hopped double Brown with a long lasting and very aromatic fruity hoppy finish with hints of tea and coffee.
Alcohol: 6.3

Citra Saison:
French Saison with Citra Hops, dry, sparkling, citrus hoppy.
Alcohol: 6.6

IBA Imperial Red:
Beer with a long aromatic fruity hoppy finish, fresh and mainly grapefruity; very dry and lightly earthy.
Alcohol: 8.1

Black IPA:
Roasted and smoked malts aroma with notes of citrus and grapefruit.
Alcohol: 7.1

Classic west coast IPA, with citrus notes and a malty backbone.
Alcohol: 6.9

Goose the Market
New on the Goose shelves...the celestial edition.
Astronomically good: Super Nova IPA from France's full moon brewery La Pleine Lune
Dark side of the moon: six different hops balance Challenger and Saaz hops in De Ranke's Belgian strong Noir De Dottignies

Archangel, archangel...will you be mine? North Peak's seasonal summer wheat brewed with Michigan cherries

Sky high in Colorado (ahem!): Epic Brewing's Escape in cans 

Lino's in Speedway
Saturday, July 26 @ 4:30 pm
Indy Cars and Indy Brews (viewing party for Indiana 250)
Half off domestics and imports

Friday, August 1 @ 6:00 pm
Tow Yard Tap Takeover

Papa's in Culver
Newest to our selection of 30 draft beers: Bell's Hopsolution, 3 Floyd's Apocalypse Cow, 3 Floyd's Dreadnaught, Boulevard Ginger-Lemon Radler, Flat 12 Hinchtown Hammer Down, Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA

On Deck: 3 Floyd's Zombie Dust!!!!, Schlafly American IPA, Schlafly Oatmeal Stout, Shoreline Stella Blue Kolsch, Upland Coastbuster, plus much more.

Always check out our current lineup here: www.indianasbestpizza.com/beer

Yogi's in Bloomington
Beer school is every Tuesday!

Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville
Now on tap:
• Stone Ruin Ten DIPA 10+% abv $6.50 12oz
• Taxman Belgian Style Wit $5.75 Pint
• Bier's DFG DIPA $7.25 12 oz
• KY Bourbon Barrel Ale 8.2% $6.00 8oz
• New Belgium La Folie $6.25 8oz
• Daredevil's Vacation Kolsch $5.75 Pint
• Taxman Belgian Black Ale $6.00 Pint
• LaTrappe Quad $9.00 25 cl
• Schafly's AIPA $5.50 Pint
• SK Grapefruit Jungle $6.00 Pint
*Subject to Change

Starlight Distribution, LLC 

From Josh:
The first release of the new Grizzly Peak Series from North Peak Brewing Company is now in stock. Hellion is a "Midwest India Pale Ale" this beast weighs in at 9.99% ABV and is a whopping 99 IBU's. This will be a limited release so don't pass it up when you see it!
July 31st - Anchorage Brewing Beer dinner at Sahm's Place (6:30-8:30pm. Tickets Available at Sahm's Place, $40 and 4 super limited release beers)

Beer & Fundraising Events

Pint Night with Indiana On Tap
Thursday, July 31st
6:30 pm
Three Pints Brewpub (Plainfield)
Join Girls Pint Out with the gentlemen of Indiana On Tap at Three Pints Brewpub on Thursday, July 31st at 6:30 pm. Three Pints is in Plainfield - an easy 20 minute drive from downtown.

We'll be sipping $3.50 pints on the patio. Food specials will be available. The brewer will be mingling with guests. The opportunity to go on a tour is also available. We'll also be celebrating that Three Pints will be opening a Martinsville location this summer!  This is a co-ed event!


Cards Against Humanity at New Day Craft
Thursday, August 7th
6 - 8 pm
Drink some delicious mead and ciders. Play a little game called Cards Against Humanity. Laugh a lot. This is a great event if you've never been to a Girls Pint Out event before - you will make new friends while playing CAH!
Warning: If you are easily offended Cards Against Humanity might not be the game for you. If you haven't already played, check out their site -www.cardsagainsthumanity.com We also have added our own beer-related evil cards to the deck!

This is a ladies only event and space is limited. A ticket reserves your seat at a table to play Cards Against Humanity.

Just want to drink and socialize or you didn't get a ticket in time? No big deal. Come hang out with us in the tasting room.

Tickets will be available on Thursday, July 10th at 9 am at:

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
More info on Facebookgive us a like!
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.
Guided Beer Vacations to Belgium and Germany
Take a Dream Trip to 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:  Germany 2015 - Munich, Bavaria and Bamberg! 
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.
Whiskey MBA (Master of Barrel-Whiskey Appreciation) Classes Coming This Fall...

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