27 August 2014

Before Canvitational, Get to know - Cigar City Brewing


We are getting excited for the upcoming Canvitational event happening next month.  The lineup is very impressive again this year with Canvitational the only place you can get many of these beers due to their distribution. We wanted to get to know each of the participating breweries a little bit better. So, we've sent out a six pack questionnaire to each of them and we wanted to share them with you.

Cigar City Brewing is a well known name in the craft beer community.  They have been making a name for themselves with hoppy IPAs, big imperial stouts, and other approachable beers for beer geeks and novices alike. Their offerings include eight year round beers and multiple special release beers along with seasonal beers. Look for them and the following beers at Canvitational:

Jai Alai (don't miss this one)- A big citrus and floral noted IPA
 Florida Cracker – A Belgian Style Wit
 Invasion - A 5% pale ale that punches well above its weight

Next in our series is Joe Burns, National Sales Manager at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida.


1. What music is usually playing on the brew deck? 

Depends on the brewer. We have two brew houses on site and the music in Brew House 1 varies by the day of the week, old rock, jazz, blues, with a culmination of Django Reinhart Friday. Its like clockwork with Brew House 1.

 2. What's your brewing mission? What are you trying to accomplish with your beer?

We are trying to highlight the Tampa culture and the Cuban culture of the area. Florida is very diverse and we want to show folks names, tastes, and the history of our area.

 3. How many beards can be found in the brewery on any given day?

 We have 65 employees, and we are mostly beardless. I just looked at our wall of employee pictures, and would say that we have about 20 guys with some type of facial hair.

 4. Which beers outside of your own do you enjoy? What beer do you wish you came up with? Why?

 The folks here are the brewery have very diverse pallets. We all seem to love sours, and hoppy pale ales. I am personally a big Bells fan, with the Amber being one of my favorites.

 5. What's your go-to shift beer after a long day brewing?

 The beer of choice around here is Invasion Pale Ale. Light bodied, hop forward, low ABV.

 6. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you and/or your company?

 We are constantly asked to ship beer out of Florida. Truth is we sell very little beer outside of Florida, as 94+% of the beer that we produce is sold in Florida. We are very involved in the legislative side of the business and continue to try to get others as involved as we are. The brewery has 6 full time reps in Florida, two in the Tampa/St Pete/Sarasota/Ft Myers/Naples market, two in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale/Keys markets, one in Orlando/Gainsville, and one in Jacksonville/Tallahassee market. We work very hard to align ourselves with Florida institutions who do a great job of selling and marketing our products. A few examples are, Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays), Disney properties, Epcot Food and Wine, Epcot Flower and Garden Fest, Carnival Cruise Lines, Publix Supermarkets, ABC Liquors, Sloppy Joe's (Key West), Tampa Int'l Airport, to name a few. Cigar City Brewing has a brew pub located 10 miles away from the brewery which is a full service restaurant with a small 7 bbl system in it. We have the only operating/manufacturing brewery inside of an airport in the US. It is located in Concourse C (Southwest Airlines/Airtran Airlines) with a small 2 bbl system. Cigar City Cider is about to go into full production in the month of August. It will be available in cans and draft, just as our beers are. Cigar City Brewing has a great team that really believes in what we are doing.


What is Canvitational?


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. Tickets are available and the event will feature some familiar breweries, as well as many out of state. You can find more information about them and the event at http://canvitational.com/.

Tickets are available here.  There is a $20 discount for tickets purchased before Septermber 1st.

22 August 2014

Random Beer Roundup: The Beer Me Edition



Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change



The Brewers


Chilly Water Brewing
Every Wednesday at Chilly Water is our “Hippy” Hour where all pints are $3.75 with food specials too. We will fill our speakers with jam band music and show DVD’s of full concerts.

Upcoming live music:Thursday Aug. 28th live jazz with Ryan Taylor and Freddie Mendoza. 7:30pm
Saturday Aug. 30th Dave Grodzki 8pm
Saturday Sept. 6th David Gans who hosts the nationally syndicated Grateful dead Hour will perform a solo electric show 8pm
Upcoming tappings:Friday Aug. 22nd Two different Porters. An English Brown Porter along with a Coconut Porter
Friday Sept 5th Octoberfest 

 Daredevil Brewing
Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival is on Friday, August 22nd in Speedway. You can purchase tickets in person at both Great Fermentations locations or Lino's Speedway or online at http://hopsfest.eventbrite.com. VIP tickets are almost sold out! It's a great lineup of 20 local, regional and national craft breweries bringing some awesome hoppy beers and more which are also listed on the website. Proceeds will benefit the Speedway Lion's Club.

Looking to find our beers across the state of Indiana? We try to keep draft locations up to date on our 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. We are at hundreds of locations across the state so you can always try the handy Beer Spy site to search for a place near you. Always feel free to drop us an email, post or tweet and we will try and help.

Upcoming events:

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.

Tin Man Brewing in Evansville

This week we will be at Beers Across the Wabash on Saturday in West Lafayette. It’s 2pm-6pm. We will bringing: Overlord Imperial IPA, Ferrous Foreign Extra Stout, Apricot Sour Ale, and Circuit Bohemian Pilsner. 

 Triton Brewing
TRITON HOUSE BREWS
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, Double Deadeye Imperial Stout, 500 Sour Monks, O’Ryen-N Warrior Pale & Soul Crusher IPA
GUEST BREWS
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, New Day Meadery South Cider, New Holland Oak Aged Hatter, Quaff On Java the Red, Vanberg & DeWulf Lambick X, Widmer’s Omission Lager, Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale & Wood Boat Pale Ale
TRITON BREWING EVENTS:
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/
Saturday, August 23
2-6pm the 3rd Annual Beers Across the Wabash will be at the Reihle Plaza (N. 2nd Street) in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are available at:https://www.eventbrite.com/
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\
Saturday, September 13
16th Annual Mad Anthony’s Oktobeerfest, Headwaters Park West (Fort Wayne, IN), 2-6pm. This event is about more than beer; it's about having a great time with brewers and some pretty cool beer enthusiasts! What makes this festival unique is its dedication to promoting Indiana Craft Beer! For more information, call 260-426-ALES.
Saturday, September 20
Triton Brewing Company's 3rd Anniversary Party at Triton Brewing Company! Join us 2-5pm for family friendly games and 6-10pm for the Party! Featuring music from GBR and others, food trucks, Batch One Bourbon Barrel Ale, 2014 Gingerbread Brown release and more! For more info:tritonbrewing.com.
Brews and Blues at Festival Park on the Lake (Hobart, IN) from 3-6pm. Local breweries from Indiana and beyond come together on beautiful Lake George to enjoy Duke Tomatoe and raise funds for the City of Hobart Special Events and the Hobart Parks Department. Tickets available at:brownpapertickets.com.

Sunday, September 21
Yelp’s En Blanc Dinner on Monument Circle, 4-9pm.
Saturday, September 27
Valparaiso Brewfest at Central Park Plaza (Downtown Valparaiso), 1-5pm. More than 175 craft brews to sample, great eats available for purchase and live Zydeco music. See more at: www.valpobrewfest.com.
Irvington BrewFest at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Gymnasium, 7-10pm, Come sample craft beers and ciders from 5 amazing local breweries. Grab some fabulous swag that includes a custom pint glass. Enjoy great music from Audio Diner! For more info: www.irvingtonbrewfest.org.

Noblesville Brew Fest at Forest Park Shelter #1, 3-7pm. All participants will receive a commemorative sampling glass, while supplies last. All event proceeds benefit the Friends of Central Pool which operates the beautiful Forest Park Aquatic Center. . Tickets available at www.brewsline.com/brewfest-tickets.html 

Taxman Brewing Co. in Bargersville


EVENTS:
  • August 22 - Beer & Bluegrass Festival (Franklin) 6pm-10pm
  • August 23 - Beers Across the Wabash (Lafayette) 2pm-6pm
  • August 28 - Indy Monthly Beer Fest (Indianapolis) 6pm-8:30pm
  • September 9 - Girls Pint Out @ Taxman (Bargersville) 6:30pm- 9pm ('GPO Goes Belgian' Tickets are $10 and include tasting, appetizers and Belgian beer education) http://gpogoesbelgian.bpt.me/
  • September 10 - Sinking Ship Tap Takeover (SoBro) 7pm 

Tow Yard Brewing
Currently On Tap:
House Beers
Oompa Lupulin - You'll feel like you've just won the Golden Ticket when you drink this everlasting hop stopper. Oompa Lupulin is a fizzy lifting beer with humble malt characteristics that allow the notes of citrus, resin and earth to shine from the healthy hop additions of Simcoe and Falconers Flight. This pale ale will drive you Wonkers! 5.4% ABV 45 IBUs

​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​
Working Title Wheat - The official beer of Hoosier Park Casino in Anderson (Known as the 'Dan Patch Ale' there). 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. $4 Pints of Tow Yard beers on Tuesdays.
​Guest Taps​:
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Founder's Rubaeus Raspberry Ale
Founder's Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
Founder's Dissenter Imperial India Pale Lager
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (Nitro)
Events:
8/22
Come check out the Beer and Bluegrass Festival in Franklin. The event runs from 6-10 PM and more information is available at http://www.discoverdowntownfranklin.com/#!beer-and-bluegrass-festival/c1951
8/23
We will be at Beers Across the Wabash in Lafayette. The event runs from 2-6 PM. More information and tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beers-across-the-wabash-sponsored-by-village-bottle-shoppes-tickets-11332671325
8/23
Don't miss out on Jorgstock 2014 at the Eiteljorg Museum. We will be pouring along side other local breweries. The event runs from 6-11 PM. More info found at http://www.eiteljorg.org/explore/festivals-and-events/2014/08/23/default-calendar/jorgstock---hosted-by-agave 
8/28
Come to the Indianapolis Monthly Beerfest to sample some local brews and food. Held in the City Market from 6-8:30 PM. More info at http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/beerfest/
10/2-10/4
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. Ticket information available at http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/tickets/purchase-tickets/ 

Scarlet Lane in McCordsville
Our single hop McCordsville Pale Ale is now in the market at several establishments. McCordsville Pale Ale is made with a experimental Northwest hop.
Events: August 21stMacKenzie River Tap Takeover
6PM
All beers including seasonal
August 28th
Indy Monthly Party
Ticket Price $25 in Advance, $30 at door
City Market Downtown
We team with Punch Burger to create a unique burger paired with Dorian Stout
6-8:30PM
**Stay tuned for an announcement regarding a Halloween themed event with Girls’ Pint Out on October 12th!
Growler House Hours
Thur - Fri 4PM - 8PM
Sat - Sun 11AM - 3PM

WE WILL BE CLOSED AUGUST 28th 



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! 

New Albanian in New Albany

August 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.
Saturdays: August 23
Local Music at Bank Street Brewhouse

8:00 p.m. – ? … outside at Lloyd’s Landing
Five Foot Fish
Check out our website for more info on events.  

Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis
Thursday’s Beer:30 Release: 
FLAT JACK PUMPKIN ALE ABV: 5.7% IBU: 22.3
When Fall rolls around, so does Jack. Provided he stays away from marauding trick-or-treaters, this bright orange gourd-like squash from the genus curcubita (Thanks Wikipedia!) finds his way into the mash of this Flat12 seasonal pale ale. A special blend of Indian(a) spices and pumpkin shine through just enough to complement this slightly sweet and malty tribute to the season of hayrides and bonfires. Flat out fantastic.
Indy Eleven Beer Update - We’ll be sharing our Indy Eleven beer name and can design this Saturday, August 23rd at the Indy 11 Craft Beer Night (pre-game, 5:30 –7:30) at Carroll Stadium. This has been a fun, collaborative effort between the fans, Indy Eleven and Flat 12. Can’t wait to share it!
Fall Events – a look at a few of the fall events that include partners like Conner Prairie, Indy Urban Acres and Girls Pint Out. More details to come. Fall (LINK)
Fuffet Double IPA
Weet Heavy
Indy 11
UniCycle IPA
Thursday Beer-Thirty Release
BlueMile Extra Pale Ale
Hinchtown Hammer Down
12 Penny Scottish Ale
Walkabout Pale Ale
Axis Hefe
Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale
Half Cycle IPA
Hello My Name is Amber Ale
Pogue’s Run Porter

Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co.

Thr3e Wise Men House Beers:
Two Lucy's Blackberry Wheat
Golden Zoe IPA
Centennial Martyr Double IPA
Snow Bunny Blonde
Bulldog Brown
Hubbard & Cravens Porter
Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
CASK: Bulldog brown
Thr3e Wise Men Seasonal Selection
Klinsmann's Revenge German Pilsner
Color: Golden | ABV: 4.9% | IBU: 30
Light bodied and refreshing German style pilsner. Noble hop bitterness is balanced with a light malt  profile.

Thr3e Wise Men Upcoming Seasonal
Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest - Tapped on 9.2.14
Color: Amber | ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 21
Features: A malty, medium bodied beer with a slight dry finish featuring Pilsner, Vienna, and Munich malts. Hopped with Spalt and Hersbrucker.

Thr3e Wise Men/Scotty's Brewhouse Promotions and Events:
Every first Friday of the month Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. and all Scotty's Brewhouse locations will be offering $5/$6 growler fills!

Scotty's 2014 Pick'em or Survivor Football Contest - Join our Free football challenges atwww.scottysbrewhouse.com/pickem . Winners picked every week to win $$! You can join any week and still win!

Devour Downtown - Monday 8/18 through 8/31. At Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown Indianapolis Location only.
2 for $30 - 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, and 1 dessert
2 for $20 - 1 appetizer, 2 lunch menu items*
4 for $30 - 1 appetizer, 4 lunch menu items*
*lunch only, monday - friday, 11 am - 3 pm
$10 off any delivery order of $40 or more - Order at www.scottysbrewhouse.com/delivery
(delivery promotion available at our Downtown Indianapolis location only)

LIVE MUSIC at the brewery every Friday in August from 6pm-8pm. Stop by grab a pint and enjoy!

August:
· Friday, August 22nd: Fort Wayne Zoo Brew & Wine Too
· Saturday, August 23rd: Beers across the Wabash (Lafayette, IN)
· Sunday, August 24th: DigIN (White River State Park)
· Thursday, August 28th: Indianapolis Monthly Beerfest

September:
· Saturday, September 6th: America Multi-sport Muncie Triathlon
· Saturday, September 13th: Mad Anthony Say Oktoberfest (Fort Wayne, IN)

Thr3e Wise Men Beer on Tap
If you would like to pour Thr3e Wise Men, we will personally deliver to you in the Indianapolis area. Or, we can get to you through our distributor if outside of Indy. We offer beer education classes, free pint glasses and full craft support. Please contact Tyler Thompson at tthompson@scottysbrewhouse.com 

Cutters Brewing in Avon

News - Union Brewery & Cutters did a collaboration & produced Hardin Hoppy Wheat. 5% abv, 48 ibu. It is an american wheat brewed with white wheat, red wheat, 2 row, and pilsen. Hopped with simcoe, falconers flight, amarillo.
Full Court Double IPA is back while supplies last. Free sampling @ Cutters 9973 US HWY 36 Avon IN,
Draft list - Floyd's Folly Scottish Ale, Monon Wheat, Lost River Blonde, Half Court IPA, Full Court Double IPA, Empire Stout, Pentagon Porter, General Brown Sour, Hardin Hoppy Wheat, Knobstone Pale Ale.
Open for growler fills 3-6pm Monday-Friday, 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday.
Cutters has an updated website www.Cuttersbrewing.com - check it out! 

Upland Brewery

Upland Brewing Co announced today that its latest Side Trail Series beer, Good Miss Mosaic, will be available on tap at all Upland retail locations on August 22. Good Miss Mosaic was the 2014 winner of the UpCup Homebrew Competition. The winning beer is an American Wheat created by Michael Calvin of Columbus, Indiana. On July 25, Calvin joined our brew crew at our Bloomington brewery to brew his winning beer, Good Miss Mosaic. 
Beer Description:

Late additions of mosaic hops provide full tropical flavors with a gentle bitterness, balancing the clean and refreshing character of a grain bill that is over 50% malted wheat.


ABV: 5.3% IBU: 20 











Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

8/26 - Trivia Night 

Lino's in Speedway
Friday, August 22
Hops and Flip Flops Craft Beer Festival
Tickets are $25 cash and can be purchased here throughout the week.

Thursday, August 28
Kickoff with Lift Off
College football viewing party. $3 pints of Lift Off IPA

Friday, August 29
Upland Brewing Tap Takeover

Friday, September 5
Scarlet Lane Tap Takeover

Friday, September 12
New Day Meadery Tap Takeover

Friday, September 19
Tin Man Brewing Tap Takeover

Friday, September 26
Sun King Tap Takeover 

Great Fermentations 

Upcoming classes: 

Beginning Brewing Class
Saturday, August 30 @ 2PM, Indianapolis location

All Grain Brewing Class
Saturday, August 30 @ 10 AM, Indianapolis location

Taking pre-orders for fresh, local sweet cider to make hard cider. Cider will be delivered on Saturday, September 20th and Saturday, October 18th. $7.75/gallon

Taking pre-orders for juice from locally grown Traminette grapes. $15/gallon. 

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

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

Goose the Market
Have you been curious about our Beer & Cheese Club? Click here to find out more!

 Union Jack Pub in Broad Ripple
As with last year, we will open early and show every match of the Premier League season. 

Papa's in Culver
Newest to our rotating 30 taps: 3 Floyd War Mullet, 3 Floyd's Back Masking, Southern Tier Harvest Ale, Flat 12 Summer Cycle, Upland Coast Buster

Check out our current lineup here:

http://indianasbestpizza.com/beer/ 

Yogi's in Bloomington
Beer school is every Tuesday!

Patrick's Kitchen in Zionsville
We are pouring Bier's Kolsch, and their Chinookalicious...IPA, La Trappe Quadruple, Triplle de Ripple from Brugge, FFF Gumball head, Lexington Brewing's Bourbon Barrel Ale, Stone's Ruin Ten DBL IPA, Cuvee Des Jacobins Sour, Yes, that's right a sour...and Outliers American Rye.

Starlight Distribution, LLC 

From Josh:


New From Evil Twin Brewing comes 2 new exciting releases. First Femme Fatale Yuzu, this 100% Brett fermented IPA is fermented with Yuzu Fruit to give a complex, tart, fruit flavor that will knock your socks off with flavor but not with ABV...only weighing in at 6%. Limited availability statewide in bottles and on draft.
Second up is Nomader Weisse, a canned version of a classic Berliner Weisse, yes you read that correctly, a berliner weisse you can take anywhere that is can friendly, only 5%, available in limited quantities statewide in cans only!
 Events:
August 22nd Hops and Flip Flops Festival in Speedway - We'll be there with our friends Country Boy, Against The Grain, Jolly Pumpkin, and North Peak Brewing.
August 26th @ 8:30pm - Trivia night at Sahm's Place with County Boy Brewing - Cougar Bait, Hefeweizen, Lazy Rye Pale Ale, and Shotgun Wedding Vanilla Brown Ale on tap.
August 27th- Local Option Tap Takeover - Sinking Ship - 7pm
September 4th @ 6:30 - Mass Ave Pub - Special tapping of Cantillon Rose De Gambrinus! Also Featuring De Proef, Prairie, and Upright on tap that night.
September 12th - 14th - La Margarite - Spontaneous Weekend! Special tappings of wild and sour beers all weekend.



Beer & Fundraising Events

GPO Beer Education:
Belgian Beer Styles
Tuesday, September 9th
6:30 pm


Join Girls Pint Out at the newly opened Taxman Brewing in Bargersville for a night of beer education!

Taxman will be running us through the paces - trying their line up of Belgian beers with an American twist.

You must have a ticket to attend this ladies only event! Your $10 ticket includes the education, your beer tasting, and appetizers!

Space is limited, so don't miss out! Get your ticket here --- http://gpogoesbelgian.bpt.me/


Festiv-Ale: A Wine and Stein Celebration
When: Saturday, August 23, 4-8 p.m.
Phone: 317-202-9210 Email: indiana@cff.org Price: Regular $60, VIP $80
indiana.cff.org/festivale
Festiv-Ale: A Wine and Stein Celebration is a wine and beer festival benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Come enjoy a relaxing, yet lively atmosphere featuring over 100 fabulous wines, over 100 micro-brews, martinis, and food samples from top-notch restaurants! Not to mention, there will be live music!
Here are just a FEW of the vendors who will be present: Weber Grill, HotBox Pizza, The Melting Pot, Sun King, Three Pints, Triton, and more! For tickets and more information call 317-202-9210 or visit indiana.cff.org/festivale

Festiv-Ale will be held at Victory Field (501 W Maryland Street) and begins at 4pm for VIP ticket holders. All other ticket holders will be admitted at 5pm.







Brew Bracket presents: Experimental IPAs




9/27/146-9 PMTomlinson Tap Room
Eight incredible Indiana brewers making a new recipe or a twist on the classic. Be the first in Indiana to taste all 8 and vote for the best! For tickets and more info, click HERE


Master of Beer Appreciation classes 
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!
FALL SERIES:  
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.
Fall Beer MBA Classes start Aug 23rd (see http://beermba.com/classes.php ).

BJCP Study Group for this year starts Oct 8th (see http://beermba.com/bjcp.php ).

AND Germany Beer Trip for Summer 2015 (see http://beermba.com/germany-beer-vacations.php ). 

20 August 2014

Before Canvitational, Get To Know - Tallgrass Brewing Company


We are getting excited for the upcoming Canvitational event happening next month.  The lineup is very impressive again this year with Canvitational the only place you can get many of these beers due to their distribution. We wanted to get to know each of the participating breweries a little bit better. So, we've sent out a six pack questionnaire to each of them and we wanted to share them with you.

Tallgrass Brewing Company was founded in 2007 and has been canning their beers exclusively since 2010. Their offerings include six year round beers and several rotating seasonal beers. Look for them and the following beers at the event:

8 Bit (a personal favorite)- Highly hopped American Pale Ale
 Zombie Monkey – Autumn seasonal porter
 Ethos – A dry hopped IPA

First in our series is Garrett Paulman, head brewer at Tallgrass Brewing in Manhattan, Kansas.


1. What music is usually playing on the brew deck?
 Depends on the brewer, it ranges anywhere from Marilyn Manson to James Taylor, and an unusual amount of James Blunt.

 2. What's your brewing mission? What are you trying to accomplish with your beer?

 To brew consistently remarkable beers. We want to bring groups of people, friend and foe alike, together over a tasty beverage.





3. How many beards can be found in the brewery on any given day?

 True beards, one. The rest of us are simply posers.

 4. Which beers outside of your own do you enjoy? What beer do you wish you came up with? Why? 

Anderson Valley’s Summer Solstice, Empyrean Dark Side Vanilla Porter, Lagunitas IPA, really anything Lagunitas they seem to know what they’re doing.

 5. What's your go-to shift beer after a long day brewing? A combination of Ethos and Velvet Rooster, not mixed together.

 6. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you and/or your company?

 Nah.

What is Canvitational?


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. Tickets are available and the event will feature some familiar breweries, as well as many out of state. You can find more information about them and the event at http://canvitational.com/.

Tickets are available here.  There is a $20 discount for tickets purchased before Septermber 1st.