28 February 2014

Random Beer Roundup: The That's A Tasty Beverage Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change
           


The Brewers

Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:  


Be sure to check out our events page for a full list of what we have planned.

Bike Week in the Taproom:
We’re having a “Bike Week” at the brewery this week. Not to be confused with the engine revving, Harley Davidson one in Daytona. Instead it’s the chains and pedal kind. Commuter Connect will be kicking it off on Friday (2/28). They will be set up in the Taproom from 5-7:45pm to help answer questions and get you signed up with their program. More info about Commuter Connect can be found here. Then on Saturday (3/1) we will have the Shamrock Cycles Handmade Bike Gallery on display in the Taproom. Be sure to stop in and check out the showcase of handmade bikes. More info about the gallery can be found here.


Nunmoere Black Release:
Even if the wind chills are below freezing, Spring is in the air – Spring Seasonals that is. Our spring seasonal, Nunmoere Black, is set to release this Sunday, March 2nd. But we’re not just releasing the beer that day. Nope. We’re having a party. A fish fry with Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort Food to be exact. Plus more! See what all we have scheduled for the day here.


Flat Tuesday:
Flat Tuesday is only 2 days after the Nunmoere Release. Doors open at 4pm on Tuesday, March 4th. There will be crawfish races, King Cake, Beads, Beads and more Beads. Plus, we will also be featuring four wacky beer concoctions that are crawling with flavor. Click here to see the beer list.

Keep a lookout on:
· Winter Cycle 4 packs are still available for purchase in the taproom for $10.99.
· March’s Reel-to-Reel is 3/14 and we are going retro. IU Film Archives Library is bringing up a selection of the best of their 48,000+ retro educational films on 16mm film.
· Gravity Head 2014 at New Albanian Brewing is March 14th. If you’ve not seen the beer list you can check it out here.
In The Taproom




Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co in Indianapolis:  



Make sure to come by and try our newest beer, Big Hoppa Notorious IPA. It is a very big aggressive forward beer with a lot of tropical hops. Contains Galaxy, Citra and Cascade hops. ABV: 9.9% | IBU: 111

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
· Seasonal: Daddy's Juice Session IPA
· NEW: Big Hoppa Notorious IPA


Current Hand Pull:
· Hubbard & Cravens Porter with Single Origin Coffee Bali Blue Moon from Hubbard & Cravens

Upcoming Beers:
· March: Green Tea Honey Kolsch
· A very light easy drinking beer made with German Pilsner and local wild flower honey and Hubbard & Cravens Green Tea. ABV: 5.4% IBU: 25
· April: Hoppy Pale Wheat

Upcoming Events:
· Saturday April 5th: TAP at TAF in Lafayette, IN
· Saturday April 12th: Brewers Guild of Indiana Bloomington Beer Festival
· 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 us:
· Are you looking for our beer? Well we are in over 50 restaurants & bars around the state. You can check out our website for a full list of locations.

· Would you like to see Thr3e Wise Men at your favorite restaurant or bar? Well then let us know so we can reach out to them.



Triton Brewing in Lawrence: 

TRITON HOUSE BREWS 
Fieldhouse Wheat, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Palesplitter Pale Ale, Three Tine Triple, Bee Java Brown, Alt Lang Syne, Bourbon Barrel Alt Lang Syne (2013), Headsplitter­­ Imperial IPA, Nitro Midnight Rail Black IPA and Double Deadeye Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Alt Lang Syne (2013) (Sour)
GUEST BREWS
Against The Grain KY Ryed Chiquen, Founders Porter, Heavy Seas Holy Sheet Über Abbey Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, New Day Meadery South Cider, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale
TRITON BREWING EVENTS
Mixed 6-packs of Triton Beer are now available at Triton Brewing Company Wednesday-Sunday!

Friday, February 28, 6-9pm, Triton Beer Sampling at the Indiana Ice, Pan American Plaza, downtown Indianapolis, join Triton’s lovely Ms. Athena for a tasting during the Ice versus Team USA! For more information, contact www.indianaice.com
Saturday, March 8, 4-8pm, ‘Brews at the Shoe’ at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, IN join us and more than 30 other breweries! Tickets can be purchased online at www.chicagohorseshoe.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420.

Saturday, March 15, 3:30-6:30pm, Plainfield Discount Liquors Triton Tasting Event, 5975 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, IN. A fun little sampling in Plainfield! Join us in your neighborhood!

Thursday, March 20, 5pm, join us with KG’s Sliderstation to tap the Pink Ribbon Saison!

Saturday, March 22, 6:30-9pm, Triton Beer Sampling at the Indiana Ice Game, Pan Am Plaza join us to root on our Ice and enjoy a Sin Bin or other fun Triton Beer!

Wednesday, April 2, 6-9pm, College Night Beer Tasting at the Indiana Ice Game! Come taste some delicious Triton Beer and root on our “Hometown Team,” the Indiana Ice!


Daredevil Brewing Co:
* Mardi Gras on Main Street, Speedway, Friday, February 28th

* Simeri's Italian Restaurant, Fishers, Saturday, March 1st. Join us for a tap takeover & pint night. Lift Off IPA, Muse Belgian Golden Ale, Carnival Saison and J.W.P. American Stout.

* Papa Roux, Indianapolis, Mardi Gras Weekend, Too big for just Saturday. Saturday/Monday/Tuesday. Great food and ample amounts of Lift Off IPA, Carnival Saison and look for the king; a J.W.P. American Stout to enjoy.

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. 
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.

J.W.P. American Stout: Our limited release anniversary beer available on draft.
Forged from the combination of nine grains and American hops to deliver a huge bouquet of aromas and abundant flavors of rich, silky espresso in an expressive American Stout with the spirit of the Wild West. 
Carnival Saison: A special release Belgian Saison style ale available on draft.
A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish. 
Muse Belgian Golden Ale: Our winter release Belgian style ale available on draft.
A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish.



Cutters Brewing Company in Avon: 

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our tap takeovers at Tomlinson Taproom (2/28) and The Sinking Ship (3/26), as well as our first can release party at The Sinking Ship on March 6.



New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany:  



NABC CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY 2014

NABC AT HOME: OUR BRICKS AND MORTAR 
FEBRUARY 28
Gravity Head 2014: Bullet Train to Blackout Town
At the Pizzeria & Public House only, through March
The 16th annual Gravity Head is NABC’s celebration of the brewing world’s biggest and best. Beginning on February 28, and lasting daily throughout March until all the kegs are gone, we’ll be devoting numerous taps to showcasing these rare and sought-after beers, as chosen to exhibit maximum diversity of flavors and stylistic inspiration.



Tin Man Brewing Co. in Evansville:


We are participating in New Albanian Brewing Co's Gravity Head Event next Thursday (March 6th). Here's all the info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/236812933157212/



Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

Goose the Market:
Is Mississippi like a bayou burb? Just in time for Mardi Gras...Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company's Southern Pecan, Lazy Saison, and Hops'pitality

In Indy it's a great bar on Washington. In Scotland, it's a black ale void of moral restraint: BrewDog's Libertine!

Story Problem: A beer geek is heading home at 35mph while the sixpack she put in the fridge at lunch is chilling at a rate of 0.2 degrees per minute. At what time will the beer geek take her first sip? Use the following equation: 2XOne (by Southern Tier)

Save the date! Wednesday, April 9, 5:30-7:30pm FREE Bock Beer tasting with complimentary samples of paired cheeses from Kenny's Farmhouse in Kentucky: at Goose the Market with World Class Beer, 21 and over only

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


Ram Restaurant & Brewery:
We just tapped Rabbit Punch Irish Red at both locations. It is 5.4% ABV and about 25 IBU's. Our other seasonals on tap now are: TNG Stout (dry stout) and ES-Beefcake (ESB).

Thursday, March 6th our Fishers Location is doing a brewers dinner. Meet and greet is at 5:30 and dinner is served at 6PM. The cost is $50 with 4 courses and 4 beer pairing included. People wishing to attend can call the Fishers RAM, 317-596-0079 and ask for a manager.


Free Spirit Lounge:  
As always, we have Zombie dust, but we now have the following:

3 Floyds Pride and Joy
Breckenridge - Vanilla Porter
Founders Centennial IPA Can
Founders Porter
Kentucky Bourbon Ale
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Old Chub
People's All Day Pilsner Can
People's Farmer's Daughter Wheat
People's Mr Brown
Stone Levitation
Stone Oaked arrogant Bastard
Stone Ruination IPA
Thirsty Dog Bernese Barleywine Ale



Patrick's Kitchen & Drinks in Zionsville:
Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville is currently pouring some craft beers including FFF Dreadnaught, BBC Batch 1000(Floyd's Belgian Dark Strong Ale), the last of the Bell's Hopslam, Bier's Chinookalicious, Bier's "Special K"Kolsch, Bier's PDG Pale, Flat-12s Milk Stout, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel ale, BBC(as in Bloomington Brewing Company) Ruby Bloom Amber, and of course La Trappe's Quadruple.


Scotty's Brewhouse:
All Scotty's Brewhouse locations have new beer menus! Make sure to come by and check out some of the new additions to the beer lists. All stores now have 4 rotating draft lines so we will be able to switch them up on a daily/weekly basis. A few that we currently have are New Belgium Snapshot. Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale and Smuttynose Durty Hoppy Brown. Make sure to check out the menu list when you arrive to see these rotating taps.


Lino's Coffee in Speedway:
Here's an update of events at Lino's:
https://www.facebook.com/LinosSpeedwayIndiana/events
Fri., Feb. 28 - Mardi Gras on Main (pub crawl!)
Fri., Mar. 14 - Pint Night: Upland Brewing Co.
Fri., Mar. 21 - Pint Night: Flat 12 Bierwerks 
And of course, $3.50 craft pints every Wednesday.



Beer & Fundraising Events

Girls Pint Out's 4th Birthday Party
Saturday, March 8th 2-5 pm
SteadyServ
12758 Hamilton Crossing Boulevard, Carmel, Indiana 
Girls' Pint Out began in Indy. 46 chapters nationally and 4 years later, it is time to celebrate! We are Girls Pint Out - so we'll be celebrating with beer provided by SteadyServ.

SteadyServ will have two beers on tap: Fountain Square Workingman's Pilsner and Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA.
This is a casual, open-house style event. Come and go as you please! 


Upland Brewing Company's 2014 Shamrock Beer 5K Run/Walk
2014 Shamrock 5K Beer Run is Bigger and Better!!!
Saturday March 15, 3:00pm
Georgia Street, Downtown Indy 
What do you get, you ask?
Shirt (Expect to see green)
Beer (3 ounces five different times & pint at the finish)
Customized Bib (Choose your bib-name wisely)
Pint Glass (Full of an Upland brew at the finish)
Medal (Can you say Awesome?)
Nearly Sold-Out Once sold-out, we will allow Late-Registrations, however they will not receive medals or pint-glasses. Please register soon.
Upland will be pouring the beer this year. The silly run begins with a toast and 3 ounces of Upland Wheat . You then enjoy another Upland beer each kilometer (give or take a few meters).  When you finish, you receive your medal and a pint-glass of Upland. Several varieties available.
Register Here



Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest

Tickets for the third annual Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest will be on sale at www.uplandsourfest.eventbrite.com on March 10. 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.com

VIP 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. 

26 February 2014

KOTBR #154 - The Hoosier Beer Geek Indiana IPA Blind Tasting Challenge

Mike writes:  Bias is a funny thing. Over the course of our seven-plus-year history, we have gotten to know and love a beer or two. But we've also formed pretty strong opinions on what we don't like -- breweries whose marketing turned us off, preconceived notions of who has earned their place in the brewing landscape, breweries who we've known and forgotten, or even the occasional beer that ruined a whole lineup for us.

While these opinions are unavoidable--no one drinks in a bubble--they're not exactly fair. With that in mind, we devised a plan to limit bias, to reopen doors, and to encourage you, dear readers, to do the same:  a blind tasting of every readily-produced and packaged Indiana IPA.

Jim writes:  None of these beers were provided on draft. Rather, we wanted to blind taste only beers that are readily available. Therefore, we tried only Indiana IPAs that are currently available in bottles or cans.

We blind tasted the beers in the following order:

Beer 1: People's Mound Builder
Beer 2: Cutters Half Court
Beer 3: Daredevil Lift Off
Beer 4: Mad Anthony IPA
Beer 5: Flat12 Half Cycle
Beer 6: Barley Island Barfly
Beer 7: Upland Dragonfly
Beer 8: Triton Railsplitter
Beer 9: Sun King Fistful of Hops (Blue Can Version)
Beer 10: Figure 8 Where Lizards Dare
Beer 11: Quaff ON! Hare Trigger
Beer 12: Fountain Square Soul Ride

So what was the verdict?

Out of the 12, two beers stood out for us. Six of us picked *Beer 4: Mad Anthony IPA* as our favorite, and two picked *Beer 1: People's Mound Builder*.

What did we like about these two beers? The common theme was balance; neither beer was skewed toward the hops end or the malt end of the spectrum. Rather, both landed pleasantly in the middle.

Our tasting notes (admittedly brief; this is what happens when you taste 12 beers) provide insight into our thinking--

Mad Anthony IPA

Jim: "A great meld of pine, floral, and citrus. Perfectly malty--not too sweet. Well balanced all around. A winner."
Mike: "Fruity and rounded."
Megan: "Solid. Balanced."

People's Mound Builder:

Jim:  "Floral. Bubble gum. Nose is nice. Malty. Faintly sweet. Balanced. Pretty damn good."
Rod: "Smells caramelly, sweet, grapefruit."
Jason: "Sweet nose, sweet taste, some pine."

Some of us also decided to have a second go around with each beer, but with a twist:  we were handed each beer without knowing which number was assigned to it to see if we could match it with the beer we had tasted in the first round. This was challenging; most of us weren't able to match more than a few beers. If memory serves me correctly, Rod and Jake were the winners in the matching department with 7 matched out of the 12.

Jason writes:  When told of this beer-review-turned-memory-game, I knew I would suck at it. My short term memory sucks, my beer judging skills are not all that great, and my short term memory sucks. So my inability to pick out a beer from one blind tasting to the next was not a shock. What was shocking was the one dimensionality of the IPA's we tasted. This isn't a dig at Indiana breweries, but at the American preference in beers.

I enjoy hoppy beers, but they need to have a partner. Without a malt backup, the beer is...well, uninteresting. One beer that had a nice balance was People's Mound Builder. It had sweetness. It had a malt base. And it had plenty of hops without being an all-out bitter assault on the tongue. Mad Anthony IPA was another beer that seemed particularly well balanced.

I think these beers are a bit more connected to the true style of an IPA versus the Americanized version. And while I may have gone for the others a couple of years ago, my preferences have changed and I want something more from my beer. With that in mind, I offer up this elegy in the style of Walt Whitman.

O Brewer! My Brewer! This bottle of beer is done,

The IPA is now a wreck, one dimension is no fun,

No malt is near, just hops in beer, no depth the brew is sharing.

While weary buds are feeling mugged, the bitter bombs uncaring;

But O beer! beer! beer! Once a spicy glass of bread,

Where on the tongue the style lies, fallen old and dead.


A special thanks goes out to Ben and the rest of the folks at the Tomlinson Tap Room for hosting us. Ben was instrumental in helping us acquire the beer for the tasting.

21 February 2014

Random Beer Roundup: The Indiana Gets a Gold in Beer Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change
           


HBG February Pint Night:  Join us at La Margarita in Fountain Square (Murphy Arts Center, 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 1, 317.384.1457) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, when we will be joined by 18th Street's brewer/owner Drew Fox and the brewery's creative director Joey Potts. The featured beer will be 18th Street's Hunter Double Milk Stout (8% ABV). 10 ounce pours of Hunter will cost you $4.25 a piece. As described by the brewery:

Here is a father’s toast to his son. Brewed with cocoa nibs and lactose, Hunter boasts a creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor. Vanilla, roast, and caramel sweetness are met with a bright hop bitterness.


The Brewers


Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co
 in Indianapolis:  



Thr3e Wise Men will be tapping our newest beer, Big Hoppa Notorious IPA, next Tuesday February 25th. This is a very big aggressive forward beer with a lot of tropical hops. Contains Galaxy, Citra and Cascade hops.

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

· Seasonal: Daddy's Juice Session IPA

Current Hand Pull:
·  Hubbard & Cravens Porter with Single Origin Coffee Bali Blue Moon from Hubbard & Cravens

Upcoming Beers:
·  March: Green Tea Honey Kolsch

·  A very light easy drinking beer made with German Pislner and local wild flower honey and green tea. ABV: 5.4% IBU: 25

·  April: Hoppy Pale Wheat

Where to find us:
· New location: Buffalo Wings & Ribs on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne.

· Now carrying our Snow Bunny Blonde.

· Check out our full list of locations on our website.

· Would you like to see Thr3e Wise Men at your favorite restaurant or bar? Well then let us know so we can reach out to them.

Are you planning a beer event or tasting? We would love to be involved. Just send over an email to Ryan Kellerman and we will get working on it with you.


    Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:  

    Hockey Viewing Parties (Bronze & Gold Games)
    We had a great turnout for the USA vs Russia game. If you missed it we posted a few videos on our Facebook page. Be sure to check them out. We will also plan to have viewing parties for both the Bronze and Gold games. On Saturday the 22nd we will open the Taproom at 9 am for the 10 am bronze match. We will also have Indianapolis natives, cousins Rachel and Emma Bowling in attendance. They are two middle schoolers that both tried out for and qualified for the US Olympic Luge Development team. Click here to see more about their story. On Sunday the 23rd we will open our doors again at 7am for the final match to see who wins the gold. For more details about the event check our events page here.

    Nunmoere Black Release:
    If you needed another reason to look forward to Spring, there’s no need, or none need, to look any further. Our spring seasonal, Nunmoere Black, is set to release on Sunday, March 2nd. But we’re not just releasing the beer that day. Nope. We are doing so much more. See what all we have scheduled for the day here.

    Flat Tuesday:
    Plan ahead. Flat Tuesday is only 2 days after the Nunmoere Release. If you can’t make it to Mardi Gras no worries, we are working to bring it to you. Doors open at 4pm on March 4th. There will be crawfish races, King Cake and 4 limited edition beer concoctions. We’ll be releasing more details soon, but until then click here for what we have planned.

    Keep a lookout on:
    ·  Winter Cycle 4 packs are still available for purchase in the taproom.

    ·  Heart of the Brews is this Friday, 21st. Go online to www.heartresearch.iupui.edu or contact Donna Fischer at dfischer@iu.edu, 317-278-1130 for more information and to purchase tickets.

    · Shamrock Cycles Handmade Bike Gallery will be in the Taproom March 1st. More details here.
    In The Taproom 
    Massive Retalliation
    Thursday Beer-Thirty Release
    Clown Tears Extra Pale
    BBD68
    Walkabout Pale Ale
    Lacto-Matic Milk Stout
    Half Cycle IPA
    Upside Down Blonde
    Hello My Name is Amber Ale

    Pogue’s Run Porter



    Triton Brewing in Lawrence: 

    TRITON HOUSE BREWS 
    Fieldhouse Wheat,  Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Three Tine Triple, Gingerbread Brown, Bee Java Brown, Alt Lang Syne, Dillinger’s Extorter Porter, Bourbon Barrel Alt Lang Syne (2012), Headsplitter­­ Imperial IPA, Nitro Midnight Rail Black IPA and Double Deadeye Imperial Stout

    GUEST BREWS
    Against The Grain KY Ryed Chiquen, Founders Porter, Heavy Seas Holy Sheet Über Abbey Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, New Day Meadery South Cider, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale

    TRITON BREWING EVENTS
    Friday, February 21, 7-10pm, Omni Severin Hotel, 40 W. Jackson Place, join us for the 4th Annual “Heart of the Brews,” an ale tasting event to support research for kids with ailing hearts.  Proceeds from this event will benefit research at the Riley Heart Research Center. For more information, check out www.heartresearch.iupui.edu.

    Saturday, February 22 & Friday, February 28, 6-9pm, Triton Beer Sampling at the Indiana Ice, Pan American Plaza, downtown Indianapolis, join Triton’s lovely Ms. Athena for a tasting during the Ice versus Team USA! For more information, contact www.indianaice.com.

    Wednesday, February 26, 6-10pm, Triton Beer Dinner (Zionsville), Plum’s Upper Room, South Main Street, Zionsville.  Five beers will be featured along with a 'gastro pub' menu featuring food that complements our uniquely crafted beers. Cost is $35 per person.

    Thursday, February 27, 5pm, Triton is doing a Double Tapping! Join us for a new Pale Ale and A new Bourbon Barrel Sour! Two completely new beers!  Come taste these new and exciting flavors!

    Triton Tap Takeover (Terre Haute), Wednesday, February 26, 6-10pm, Sonka’s Irish Pub, Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute.  Join the #TritonArmy as we bring the love to Terre Haute. Excitement in your neck of the woods! Come on out!

    Saturday, March 8, 4-8pm, ‘Brews at the Shoe’ at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, IN join us and more than 30 other breweries! Tickets can be purchased online at www.chicagohorseshoe.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420.

    Saturday, March 15, 3:30-6:30pm, Plainfield Discount Liquors Triton Tasting Event, 5975 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, IN. A fun little sampling in Plainfield! Join us in your neighborhood!

    Thursday, March 20, 5pm, join us with KG’s Sliderstation to tap the Pink Ribbon Saison!

    Saturday, March 22, 6:30-9pm, Triton Beer Sampling at the Indiana Ice Game, Pan Am Plaza join us to root on our Ice and enjoy a Sin Bin or other fun Triton Beer!

    Saturday, April 1, 6-9pm, College Night Beer Tasting at the Indiana Ice Game! Come taste some delicious Triton Beer and root on our “Hometown Team,” the Indiana Ice!


    Daredevil Brewing Co:
    The upcoming event schedule

    * Fishers on Tap, Saturday, February, 22nd where our beer lineup with include Lift Off IPA, Muse Belgian Golden Ale and Carnival Saison

    * Mass Avenue Pub, Thursday, February 27th, Daredevil craft beer + cookie pairing! 4 Daredevil beers paired with a complementary Girl Scout cookie.

    * Hops House 99, Lawrenceburg, Thursday, February 27th. Our first trip to the greater Cincy area where they always have Lift Off IPA on and for this event we will also have Carnial Saison and it's pint night. Get our logo imperial pint glass while they last.

    * Mardi Gras on Main Street, Speedway, Friday, February 28th

    * Simeri's Italian Restaurant, Fishers, Saturday, March 1st. Join us for a tap takeover & pint night. Lift Off IPA, Muse Belgian Golden Ale, Carnival Saison and J.W.P. American Stout.

    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.
    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.

    J.W.P. American Stout: Our limited release anniversary beer available on draft.
    Forged from the combination of nine grains and American hops to deliver a huge bouquet of aromas and abundant flavors of rich, silky espresso in an expressive American Stout with the spirit of the Wild West. 
    Carnival Saison: A special release Belgian Saison style ale available on draft.
    A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish. 
    Muse Belgian Golden Ale: Our winter release Belgian style ale available on draft.
    A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish.



    Cutters Brewing Company in Avon: 

    The brewery will operate with normal hours this week, 1-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday and open until 6 during the week.

    On tap at the brewery:  Lost River Blonde, Monon Wheat, Half Court IPA, Floyd's Folly Scottish Ale, Empire Imperial Stout, Pentagon Porter, Pumpkin Porter, Rye on the Scarecrow Double Rye IPA, General Brown's Sour Brown Ale, and our two newest beers, Knobstone Pale Ale and Bank Robber Belgian Brown Ale.

    Don't forget to mark your calendars for our tap takeovers at Tomlinson Taproom (2/28) and The Sinking Ship (3/26), as well as our first can release party at The Sinking Ship on March 6.


     Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis:


    Releases:
    • Timmie Imperial Stout
    • Dr. of Style
    • Chocolate Cake
    • And more!
    Upcoming Events: 
    • Heart of the Brew 2/21 at the Omni benefitting Riley Heart Research
    • SKB Beer Dinner 2/26 at No Coast Reserve (Bloomington)
    SAVE THE DATE::: Bike to the Ballpark with the Indianapolis Indians on April 10th, 2014!!


    New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany:  



    NABC CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY 2014

    NABC AT HOME: OUR BRICKS AND MORTAR 
    FEBRUARY 28
    Gravity Head 2014: Bullet Train to Blackout Town
    At the Pizzeria & Public House only, through March
    The 16th annual Gravity Head is NABC’s celebration of the brewing world’s biggest and best. Beginning on February 28, and lasting daily throughout March until all the kegs are gone, we’ll be devoting numerous taps to showcasing these rare and sought-after beers, as chosen to exhibit maximum diversity of flavors and stylistic inspiration.
    ---

    NABC ON THE ROAD: SELECTED FEBRUARY EVENTS

    We’ll be on the road for four February samples-only, winter-themed beer festivals. Brewers and sales staff are guaranteed to be present, so if you’re attending one or more of these festivals, come by and say hi.

    February 22
    Tailspin Ale Fest, at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, the city’s first ever winter craft beer showcase.

    Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

    Scotty's Brewhouse:
    All Scotty's Brewhouse locations have new beer menus! Make sure to come by and check out some of the new additions to the beer lists. All stores now have 4 rotating draft lines so we will be able to switch them up on a daily/weekly basis. A few that we currently have are New Belgium Snapshot. Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale and Smuttynose Durty Hoppy Brown. Make sure to check out the menu list when you arrive to see these rotating taps.

    Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant:
    Tuesdays at Aristocrat Pub. 60 taps/craft beer $3.50 pints all day, plus acoustic open stage from 9pm to 11pm.
    We are open 11am to 11pm on Tuesdays.
    5212 N College Ave Indpls 46220 (317) 283-7388 aristocratpub.com.


    Lino's Coffee in Speedway:
    Here's an update of events at Lino's:
    https://www.facebook.com/LinosSpeedwayIndiana/events
    Fri., Feb. 21 - Pint Night: Carson's Brewery (Evansville, IN)
    Fri., Feb. 28 - Mardi Gras on Main (pub crawl!)
    Fri., Mar. 14 - Pint Night: Upland Brewing Co.
    Fri., Mar. 21 - Pint Night: Flat 12 Bierwerks 
    And of course, $3.50 craft pints every Wednesday.

    Beer & Fundraising Events
    The 4th Annual “HEART of the BREWS”

    An ALE tasting event to support RESEARCH for KIDS with AILING HEARTS

    Proceeds to benefit research at the Riley Heart Research Center

    Come together with friends and learn about pairing foods with certain brews in an educational, responsible and relaxing atmosphere. While enjoying your tastings, take time to bid on items at our Silent Auction, which will include autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates to local restaurants and hotels, gift baskets and more.

    DATE: Friday, February 21, 2014

    TIME: 7:00 – 10:00 PM

    7:00 – 8:30 PM Silent Auction open

    7:00 – 10:00 PM Tastings

    PLACE: Omni Severin, 40 W. Jackson Place, downtown Indy

    Must be 21 years of age to attend. Please sample responsibly.

    TICKET INFORMATION:

    $45 Advance Purchase (Jan 20 – Feb 19, 2014)

    $60 Late Purchase and at the Door (Feb 20 – 21, 2014)

    $15 Designated Driver
    Go online to www.heartresearch.iupui.edu or contact Donna Fischer at
    dfischer@iu.edu, 317-278-1130 for more information and to purchase tickets.




    The Third Annual Fishers On Tap Beer Tasting event, celebrating Indiana Craft Breweries, February 22, 2014.
    Please join us for our one of a kind event in Hamilton County and celebrate our local Indiana craft beer entrepreneurs while helping our club continue to make a difference in our community.
    • Eight Breweries Serving their Favorite Beers
    • Hors d’oeuvres
    • Live Music
    • Raffle
    • Give a ways
    Fishers On Tap is a fundraising event for the Fishers Rotary Club with all proceeds going to charitable organizations in our local community. It is intended to be an opportunity to sample some of Indiana's craft beers accompanied by great food, great music and raffles.
    • Doors open at 3:30pm pouring starts at 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
    • $40 for General Admission
    • $20 for Designated Drivers
    Forum Conference and Event Center, Fishers, IN, United States
    11313 USA Parkway
    Fishers, IN 46038



    It's All in the Glass: A Glassware Education Event 

    Join us at Shoefly Public House on Wednesday, February 26th from 6-9 pm for a glassware education event! Glassware guru, Russell Balliet, will give a short explanation why your beer should be in a specific glass.

    To demonstrate how each glass maximizes the deliciousness of your beer, the following special beers will be served in their proper glass and available to purchase:
    Bell's Brewery, Inc. Hopslam (tulip glass)
    Carson's Brewery Eville Wheat (weizen glass)
    New Holland Brewing Company Blue Sunday Sour (chalice glass)
    Southern Tier Brewing Company Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout (snifter) 
    Food is also available for purchase. Check out Shoefly's delicious menu here
    This is a casual event - come and go as you please. The education portion will start about 6:30. 
    RSVP here! 
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    Girls Pint Out's 4th Birthday Party
    Saturday, March 8th 2-5 pm
    SteadyServ
    12758 Hamilton Crossing Boulevard, Carmel, Indiana 
    Girls' Pint Out began in Indy. 46 chapters nationally and 4 years later, it is time to celebrate! We are Girls Pint Out - so we'll be celebrating with beer provided by SteadyServ.

    SteadyServ will have two beers on tap: Fountain Square Workingman's Pilsner and Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA.
    This is a casual, open-house style event. Come and go as you please! 

    Upland Brewing Company's 2014 Shamrock Beer 5K Run/Walk
    2014 Shamrock 5K Beer Run is Bigger and Better!!!
    Saturday March 15, 3:00pm
    Georgia Street, Downtown Indy 
    What do you get, you ask?
    Shirt (Expect to see green)
    Beer (3 ounces five different times & pint at the finish)
    Customized Bib (Choose your bib-name wisely)
    Pint Glass (Full of an Upland brew at the finish)
    Medal (Can you say Awesome?)
    Nearly Sold-Out Once sold-out, we will allow Late-Registrations, however they will not receive medals or pint-glasses. Please register soon.
    Upland will be pouring the beer this year. The silly run begins with a toast and 3 ounces of Upland Wheat . You then enjoy another Upland beer each kilometer (give or take a few meters).  When you finish, you receive your medal and a pint-glass of Upland. Several varieties available.
    Register Here



    Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest

    Tickets for the third annual Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest will be on sale at www.uplandsourfest.eventbrite.com on March 10. 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.com

    VIP 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. 

    14 February 2014

    Random Beer Roundup: The We Like You Here Edition

    Hoosier Beer Calendar

    Events are subject to change
               


    The Brewers


    Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co
     in Indianapolis:  



    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
    · Seasonal: Daddy's Juice Session IPA

    Current Hand Pull:
    · Golden Zoe IPA with Citra Hops

    Upcoming Beers:
    · We are working on some great new beers that we will be releasing over the next few months. Here are a couple of them coming up.
    · End of February: Big Hoppa' Notorious IPA.
    · We are going big with this one. It will be over 10% ABV.
    · End of March: Green Tea Honey Kolsch
    · We will be using local honey from Hunter's Honey Farm in Martinsville, IN to make this great new beer.

    Where to find us:
    · Looking for Thr3e Wise Men in your area. Our beer is being poured all over the State of Indiana by very great restaurants & bars. Check out our full list of locations on our website.
    · Would you like to see Thr3e Wise Men at your favorite restaurant or bar? Well then let us know so we can reach out to them.

    Are you planning a beer event or tasting? We would love to be involved. Just send over an email to Ryan Kellerman and we will get working on it with you.


    Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis:  

    Bleeding Heart IPA release

    Love is in the air. The much anticipated Bleeding Heart IPA will go on tap tomorrow from 4-7pm. And because we know how much you all love Bleeding Heart, we stamped a little extra love on the release too. Check out some of the fun things we have planned here.

    Reel-to-Reel

    Following the Valentine’s Day festivities will be this month’s Reel-to-Reel from 7-9pm. We had a great response this month. You can check the program here. Todd Bracik, who was part of our first Friday installation, will also be in attendance to talk briefly about the Debris in Tree install. Be sure to submit your debris in trees videos at www.debrisinthetree.com for a chance to be featured.

    OLIMPICS!!! USA vs Russia Hockey party

    It’s not polar bear wrestling, but it is the next best thing, HOCKEY. This Saturday we are opening our doors at 7am for the USA vs Russia match. Three Days in Paris [Moscow] will be here serving up blinis, a Russian style pancake, to help your morning munchies. Worried you might crash? Don’t be. There will be plenty of fun stuff going on to keep you fueled - like a meet and greet with Indy Fuel. For more details on the match of the century click here.

    Things to keep an eye on:

    · Get it while it’s hot cold. Winter Cycle 4 packs are still on sale.

    · Heart of the Brews is a week from Friday. Advanced tickets are still on sale until Feb. 19th.

    · Shamrock Cycles Handmade Bike Gallery will be at the Taproom on March 1st . They are showcasing the best of these handmade bikes as a preview to the North American Handmade Bike Show in Charlotte, NC this year.
    In The Taproom 
    Thursday Beer-Thirty Release Clown Tears Extra Pale Walkabout Pale Ale Lacto-Matic Milk Stout Half Cycle IPA Upside Down Blonde Hello My Name is Amber Ale Pogue’s Run Porter


     Sun King Brewing in Indianapolis:


    Releases:
    • Timmie Imperial Stout
    • Dr. of Style
    • Chocolate Cake
    • And more!
    Upcoming Events: 
    • Yoga Brew Night benefitting nine13sports 2/17 at SKB
    • SKB Night at Tastings 2/19
    • Sun King Winter Warmer at Flatwater on 2/20
    • Heart of the Brew 2/21 at the Omni benefitting Riley Heart Research
    • SKB Beer Dinner 2/26 at No Coast Reserve (Bloomington)
    SAVE THE DATE::: Bike to the Ballpark with the Indianapolis Indians on April 10th, 2014!!


    Triton Brewing in Lawrence: 

    TRITON HOUSE BREWS 
    Fieldhouse Wheat, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, Three Tine Triple, Gingerbread Brown, Bee Java Brown, Alt Lang Syne, Dillinger’s Extorter Porter, Bourbon Barrel Alt Lang Syne (2012), Headsplitter­­ Imperial IPA, Nitro Midnight Rail Black IPA and Double Deadeye Imperial Stout

    GUEST BREWS
    Against The Grain KY Ryed Chiquen, Founders Porter, Heavy Seas Holy Sheet Über Abbey Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, New Day Meadery South Cider, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale

    TRITON BREWING EVENTS
    Thursday, February 20, 6-10pm, Triton Brewing Company is (Tap) Taking-over The Pint in West Lafayette, Indiana! Featuring the Bee Java Brown, Midnight Rail IPA, Three Tine Belgian Tripel, Barrel Aged Sour Alt Lang Syne (2012) and a seasonal single hop IPA! 
    Friday, February 21, 7-10pm, Omni Severin Hotel, 40 W. Jackson Place, join us for the 4th Annual “Heart of the Brews,” an ale tasting event to support research for kids with ailing hearts. Proceeds to benefit research at the Riley Heart Research Center. For more info, www.heartresearch.iupui.edu.

    Triton Beer Sampling at the Indiana Ice, Saturday, February 22 & Friday, February 28, 6:30-8:30pm, Pan American Plaza, downtown Indianapolis, join Triton’s lovely Ms. Athena for a tasting during the Ice versus Team USA! For more information, contact www.indianaice.com.

    Triton Tap Takeover (Zionsville), Wednesday, February 26, 6-10pm, Plum’s Upper Room, South Main Street, Zionsville. Join the Chev and the #TritonArmy as we assemble for beer maneuvers in Zionsville. Join us for a great time in your neighborhood!

    Triton Tap Takeover (Terre Haute), Wednesday, February 26, 6-10pm, Sonka’s Irish Pub, Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute. Join the #TritonArmy as we bring the love to Terre Haute. Excitement in your neck of the woods! Come on out!


    Daredevil Brewing Co:

    Next up on our event schedule:

    Fishers on Tap, Saturday, February, 22nd where our beer lineup with include Lift Off IPA and Muse Belgian Golden Ale
    * Mass Avenue Pub, Thursday, February 27th, Daredevil craft beer + cookie pairing! 4 Daredevil beers paired with a complementary Girl Scout cookie.
    A very special Mardi Gras event, Friday, February 28th, details coming soon
    Simeri's Italian Restaurant, Fishers, Saturday, March 1st. Join us for a tap takeover and lots of fun.
    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.

    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.

    J.W.P. American Stout: Our limited release anniversary beer available on draft.
    Forged from the combination of nine grains and American hops to deliver a huge bouquet of aromas and abundant flavors of rich, silky espresso in an expressive American Stout with the spirit of the Wild West. 
    Carnival Saison: A special release Belgian Saison style ale available on draft.
    A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish. 
    Muse Belgian Golden Ale: Our winter release Belgian style ale available on draft.
    A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish.



    Cutters Brewing Company in Avon: 

    We've had a busy last few weeks at the brewery. We began our transition from 12-ounce bottles to 16-ounce cans last week, and four packs of the cans are available now at the brewery. You'll also start to see them pop up in bars and restaurants across the state in the coming weeks. We'll be announcing can release parties over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for those announcements.

    Cutters will also be taking over the taps at Tomlinson Taproom on February 28. We'll be tapping a few new beers, and we'll be announcing them soon.

    On March 26, Cutters will be hosting a tap takeover at The Sinking Ship in Broad Ripple. We'll be bringing a few new beers to this event as well.

    On tap at the brewery: Lost River Blonde, Monon Wheat, Half Court IPA, Floyd's Folly Scottish Ale, Empire Imperial Stout, Pentagon Porter, Pumpkin Porter, General Brown's Sour Brown Ale, Rye on the Scarecrow Double Rye IPA. Next week we'll be tapping our new pale ale, and our Belgian Brown Ale will also make it's return to the lineup.



    Quaff On! Brewing Company in Nashville, IN:

    Tastings:
    2/14 4-6pm Payless Liquors 1743 e. Main st. Plainfield
    2/14 6-8pm Parsley's Liquors 1731 e. Main st. Plainfield
    2/15 2-6:30pm Stacked Pickle Greenwood


    New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany:  




    NABC is a part of the Craft Writing symposium at UK: Their column about it:
    http://louisvillebeer.com/the-potable-curmudgeon/conformity-contrarianism-craft-writing-symposium/

    The event link: http://craftwriting.as.uky.edu/ 

    NABC CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY 2014

    NABC AT HOME: OUR BRICKS AND MORTAR 
    FEBRUARY 28
    Gravity Head 2014: Bullet Train to Blackout Town
    At the Pizzeria & Public House only, through March
    The 16th annual Gravity Head is NABC’s celebration of the brewing world’s biggest and best. Beginning on February 28, and lasting daily throughout March until all the kegs are gone, we’ll be devoting numerous taps to showcasing these rare and sought-after beers, as chosen to exhibit maximum diversity of flavors and stylistic inspiration.
    ---

    NABC ON THE ROAD: SELECTED FEBRUARY EVENTS

    We’ll be on the road for four February samples-only, winter-themed beer festivals. Brewers and sales staff are guaranteed to be present, so if you’re attending one or more of these festivals, come by and say hi.

    February 14 and 15
    Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest, both nights at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio (with Cavalier Distributing Ohio)

    February 15
    Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital, and Craft Culture, a symposium at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. NABC’s Roger A. Baylor will appear along with other craft beer notables, including Garrett Oliver, Mitch Steele and Stan Hieronymus

    February 22
    Tailspin Ale Fest, at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, the city’s first ever winter craft beer showcase.

    Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

    From Patrick's Kitchen & Drinks:

    Patrick's Kitchen is currently pouring Bloomington Brewing Company's Floyd's Batch 1000 (a Belgian Dark strong), Flat-12s Milk Stout Taxman Brewing's Belgian Blonde, Bell's Hopslam, Daredevil Muse, Bier's Mint Stout, Sun King FFo' Hops, FFF Arctic Panzer Wolf, La Trappe Quad, and BBC's Ruby Bloom amber Ale. Waiting in the wings are FFF Dreadnaught, Bier's DGB, and Bier's Chinookalicious, as well as some other tasty treats.

    Scotty's Brewhouse:
    All Scotty's locations will be releasing new beer menus this coming Tuesday February 18th! Some of the new additions you will see are BBC Rooftop IPA, Boulevard 80 Acre Wheat, Founders All Day IPA and Daredevil Lift Off IPA. There are many more so make sure to come in and check it out.

    With this new menu change all of our stores will now have 4 rotating taps that they will switch on a daily/weekly basis. Some beers we will be highlighting to start off are New Belgium Snapshot, Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale and Smuttynose Durty Hoppy Brown. Again there will be many more to come so make sure to stop in and check it out.

    Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant:
    Tuesdays at Aristocrat Pub. 60 taps/craft beer $3.50 pints all day, plus acoustic open stage from 9pm to 11pm.
    We are open 11am to 11pm on Tuesdays.
    5212 N College Ave Indpls 46220 (317) 283-7388 aristocratpub.com.

    Kitchen & Drinks in Zionsville:


    We are currently pouring: Bloomington Brewing's outstanding Amber called Ruby Bloom, Bell's Hopslam, Bell's Chocolate Cream Stout, Bell's Winter fest, Left Hand Milk Stout, Bier's Mint Stout, Daredevil's fabulous Muse, Sun King's extremely fresh Fist Full of Hops, Bier's excellent Dred Brown, La Trappe's Quadruple, and Kentucky Brewing's Bourbon Barrel Ale. Thank you to all the brewer's who make it possible.

    Lino's Coffee in Speedway:
    Here's an update of events at Lino's:
    https://www.facebook.com/LinosSpeedwayIndiana/events
    Fri., Feb. 21 - Pint Night: Carson's Brewery (Evansville, IN)
    Fri., Feb. 28 - Mardi Gras on Main (pub crawl!)
    Fri., Mar. 14 - Pint Night: Upland Brewing Co.
    Fri., Mar. 21 - Pint Night: Flat 12 Bierwerks 
    And of course, $3.50 craft pints every Wednesday.


    From Keg Liquors:  
    Stochasticity Project - Grapefruit Slam IPA (California)
    Bruery - Mischief (California)
    Bruery - Saison de Lente (California)
    Bruery - Sour in the Rye (California)
    New Planet - Belgian Golden Ale (Colorado)
    Rogue - 7 Hop IPA (Oregon)
    Orkney - Dark Island Reserve (Scotland)
    Sterling - Beer (Indiana)
    Victory - Hop Ranch Imperial IPA (Pennsylvania)
    Sam Adams - Rebel IPA (Massachusetts)
    Smuttynose - Durty Mud Season Hoppy Brown Ale (New Hampshire)
    Stone - Mixed 12 Pack (California)
    Boulevard - Rye on Rye (Missouri)

    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

    Beer & Fundraising Events
    The 4th Annual “HEART of the BREWS”

    An ALE tasting event to support RESEARCH for KIDS with AILING HEARTS

    Proceeds to benefit research at the Riley Heart Research Center

    Come together with friends and learn about pairing foods with certain brews in an educational, responsible and relaxing atmosphere. While enjoying your tastings, take time to bid on items at our Silent Auction, which will include autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates to local restaurants and hotels, gift baskets and more.

    DATE: Friday, February 21, 2014

    TIME: 7:00 – 10:00 PM

    7:00 – 8:30 PM Silent Auction open

    7:00 – 10:00 PM Tastings

    PLACE: Omni Severin, 40 W. Jackson Place, downtown Indy

    Must be 21 years of age to attend. Please sample responsibly.

    TICKET INFORMATION:

    $45 Advance Purchase (Jan 20 – Feb 19, 2014)

    $60 Late Purchase and at the Door (Feb 20 – 21, 2014)

    $15 Designated Driver
    Go online to www.heartresearch.iupui.edu or contact Donna Fischer at
    dfischer@iu.edu, 317-278-1130 for more information and to purchase tickets.




    The Third Annual Fishers On Tap Beer Tasting event, celebrating Indiana Craft Breweries, February 22, 2014.
    Please join us for our one of a kind event in Hamilton County and celebrate our local Indiana craft beer entrepreneurs while helping our club continue to make a difference in our community.
    • Eight Breweries Serving their Favorite Beers
    • Hors d’oeuvres
    • Live Music
    • Raffle
    • Give a ways
    Fishers On Tap is a fundraising event for the Fishers Rotary Club with all proceeds going to charitable organizations in our local community. It is intended to be an opportunity to sample some of Indiana's craft beers accompanied by great food, great music and raffles.
    • Doors open at 3:30pm pouring starts at 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
    • $40 for General Admission
    • $20 for Designated Drivers
    Forum Conference and Event Center, Fishers, IN, United States
    11313 USA Parkway
    Fishers, IN 46038



    It's All in the Glass: A Glassware Education Event 

    Join us at Shoefly Public House on Wednesday, February 26th from 6-9 pm for a glassware education event! Glassware guru, Russell Balliet, will give a short explanation why your beer should be in a specific glass.

    To demonstrate how each glass maximizes the deliciousness of your beer, the following special beers will be served in their proper glass and available to purchase:
    Bell's Brewery, Inc. Hopslam (tulip glass)
    Carson's Brewery Eville Wheat (weizen glass)
    New Holland Brewing Company Blue Sunday Sour (chalice glass)
    Southern Tier Brewing Company Creme Brulee Imperial Milk Stout (snifter) 
    Food is also available for purchase. Check out Shoefly's delicious menu here
    This is a casual event - come and go as you please. The education portion will start about 6:30. 
    RSVP here! 
    _________
    Girls Pint Out's 4th Birthday Party
    Saturday, March 8th 2-5 pm
    SteadyServ
    12758 Hamilton Crossing Boulevard, Carmel, Indiana 
    Girls' Pint Out began in Indy. 46 chapters nationally and 4 years later, it is time to celebrate! We are Girls Pint Out - so we'll be celebrating with beer provided by SteadyServ.

    SteadyServ will have two beers on tap: Fountain Square Workingman's Pilsner and Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA.
    This is a casual, open-house style event. Come and go as you please! 

    Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest

    Tickets for the third annual Upland Brewing Company Sour + Wild + Funk Fest will be on sale at www.uplandsourfest.eventbrite.com on March 10. 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.com

    VIP 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. 

    10 February 2014

    HBG's next Pint Night | Thursday, February 27, La Margarita, 6:30 p.m.

    We're quite eager for this month's HBG Pint Night because we're featuring a beer from an Indiana brewery that was just honored in RateBeer's Best Awards for 2013. No, it's not Three Floyds, though we're happy that they placed third in the RateBeer Top Brewers in the World category.

    We're talking about Gary, Indiana's 18th Street Brewery, who were named best new Indiana brewery by RateBeer.

    Join us at La Margarita in Fountain Square (Murphy Arts Center, 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 1, 317.384.1457) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, when we will be joined by 18th Street's brewer/owner Drew Fox and the brewery's creative director Joey Potts. The featured beer will be 18th Street's Hunter Double Milk Stout (8% ABV). 10 ounce pours of Hunter will cost you $4.25 a piece. As described by the brewery:

    Here is a father’s toast to his son. Brewed with cocoa nibs and lactose, Hunter boasts a creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor. Vanilla, roast, and caramel sweetness are met with a bright hop bitterness.

    Sounds like the perfect beer to wrap up the days of winter in hopes of a warm spring.

    What is the purpose of Pint Night?  To feature a flavorful beer at a reasonable price and, if you're interested in learning, to educate you about the particular beer on tap. So come on out and enjoy some great beer and conversation with Drew, Joey, and us.