20 September 2013

Random Beer Roundup - The Cool Down Edition

Hoosier Beer Calendar
Events are subject to change

Volunteers Needed:

Hoosier Beer Geek is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Sun King Brewing to stage the first annual CANvitational on Saturday, September 28 at Georgia Street and Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. Tickets are on sale at www.canvitational.com.
We are, also, looking for volunteers. Here is what we are looking for...

Festival Set-Up: This shift consists of setting up tables and chairs, hanging signage, building fences and unloading equipment. Setup on Friday, September 27 will start at 10AM and go until 5PM. Watch the forecast, dress appropriately, and remember your sun screen. Volunteers who help with setup on Friday will receive a complimentary ticket to the festival on Saturday. Tickets will be distributed at the end of the Friday shift.

Festival Operations: This shift lasts from 11AM to 6PM on Saturday, September 28 and will require long periods of time in the sun, so please dress appropriately and remember your sun screen. Dinner will be provided during your volunteer shift. We will need additional help before and the festival to help with setup and checking brewers in, and after the festival to perform basic tear-down and help clean up. Festival tasks include gatekeeper (tickets, ID, wristbands, etc.), brewer services (ice, trash, pouring beer, etc.), and festival staff (merchandise table, designated driver area, VIP area, etc.).

Festival Clean-Up: These volunteers will be activated on an as-needed basis. It would occur on Sunday if clean-up is not completed on Saturday.

The shifts include a bit of fun in the form of enjoying the festival's beer and food, but we do expect work to be done. If you are interested, sign up by visiting tinyurl.com/canvitational2013.

From the Brewers:
From Linda at Barley Island:

Barley Island Brewing Company has launched a new beer in 4-packs.  Damien (Belgian Style Blond) is the first beer in our new Tavern Series.  4-packs can be purchased at the pub (now) or at area liquor stores (probably next week).  Damien is also on tap at the pub.

From Bob at Flat12:
Tonight Indy Jazz Fest - PubCreep 13 + Flat Jack Tapping 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
09/21/2013 Arsenal 5K  8:00 am - 9:45 am
09/21/2013 Better Blocks - Michigan Rd. 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
09/27/2013 Indianapolis GAA - Gaelic Athletic Association, Premier Matches 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
09/28/2013 Valpo Brew Fest 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
09/28/2013 Noblesville Brewfest 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
09/28/2013 Brew Bracket  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
09/28/2013 Irvington Brew Fest 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Extended Calendar: 10/11 IndyDoDay (Lilly Day of Service) in Holy Cross, Halloween 10/31 (Bloody Blonde, Bleeding Heart IPA + a surprise or two),  Black Friday 11/29, 12 Chefs of Christmas at City Market (plus Selection Sunday in Nov)., Anniversary III Jan 4th. 
In the Taproom 
Saison du Flat
Penrod 22 – A Kolsch-style Ale
Kiwi Kiwi Crystal Weiss
Walkabout Pale Ale
Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale
Half Cycle IPA
Upside Down Blonde
Hello My Name is Amber Ale
Pogue’s Run Porter

From Adam at Quaff ON! in Nashville:
Quaff ON! Brewing Company (1934 IN-135 N Nashville, IN 47448) will be having its Grand Opening on October 12 at 12pm. There will be live music, cornhole tournament, hot fresh food from our Big Woods Brewpub and tasty Quaff ON brews.

From Beth at Sun King in Indianapolis:

Upcoming Sun King Releases:

Royal Brat (Sun King & Three Floyds Collaboration) – Sept. 30th (cans only)

From Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men:
Here is a list of the current beers we are pouring at Thr3e Wise Men:
·         Snow Bunny Blonde
·         Two Lucys Blackberry Wheat
·         Bulldog Brown
·         Hubbard & Cravens Porter
·         Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
·         Golden Zoe IPA
·         Centennial Martyr Double IPA
·         Seasonal: Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest
·         Come get pint of these two this weekend before they sell out:
·         Seasonal: Red, Wheat & Brew American Wheat
·         Seasonal: Tasty Waves California Common
·         Next Seasonal: Breaking Barn Milk Stout which will release on Tuesday October 1st. Make sure to mark your calendar.
·         Current Cask: American Wheat with Lemon Grass.
Don’t forget we can fill growlers 7 days a week! Check us out on Tuesday or Friday for our $8 Growler fill Special.
Our list of great establishments pouring our beer keeps growing. Two of our newest locations are Old Pros Table & Delicia in Broad Ripple. You can find a full list of locations on our website.
Are you a bar/restaurant owner and interested in Thr3e Wise Men Beer? Let us know and we will come speak with you about our great list of beers and support that we can offer.

From David at Triton Brewing:

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


Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner, Crispin Hard Cider, Finch’s Secret Stache Stout, Founder’s Double Trouble, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lindeman’s Faro Lambic, Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit), Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission IPA


September 25, Jockamo’s Pizza (Greenwood) Beer Dinner.  A 5 course dinner, paired with 6 oz. pours of your favorite Triton Beer $30. To RSVP contact jsmith79hc@yahoo.com. Must be 21 years old to participate.

September 28, Noblesville Brewfest, 3-7pm. Dozens of breweries & live music! $25 in advance/$30 at the door.

October 5, Triton’s 2nd Anniversary Party! Join us as we celebrate our 2nd Birthday and for the release of the 2013 Gingerbread Brown & Batch 1! Live music, food trucks, friends & fun!

At Bars, Restaurants, & Home Brewing Suppliers: 
From Matt at Free Spirit Lounge in Castleton:
Current Bottle List:
Here's our current list:
Three Floyds - Zombie Dust
Three Floyds - Gumballhead
Flat12 - Walkabout Pale Ale
Flat12 - Pogue's Run
Fountain Square - Backyard Porter
Oaken Barrel Brewng Co - Razz-Wheat
Upland - Wheat
SunKing - Osiris
SunKing - Wee Mac
SunKing - Sunlight
Triton - Railsplitter
Triton - Magnificent Amber
Bell's - Two Hearted
Bell's - Oberon  
On order:
Three Floyds - Robert the Bruce
Founders - Centennial IPA
Stone - Stout
Cutter's Brewing Company - Floyd's Folly 

From Mark at Lino's:
New pint night on the schedule at Lino's in Speedway:  Upland Brewing, Friday, September 27th from 5:30 - 9pm.

From Ryan at Scotty's Brewhouse:
All Scotty’s Brewhouse locations are currently pouring Thr3e Wise Men Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest! Come celebrate this time of the year with a pint on Sunday for only $2.50!

Come to Scotty’s Brewhouse on Thursday night for our $2.50 Pint Night! We have 30 draft beers and you can get any of them for $2.50! A beer lover’s dream!

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

Beer Events/Fundraisers:

Queen of the Pumpkin Ales
Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub
Wednesday, September 18th
6:30 - 9:00 pm
You be the judge!
Hearthstone will be offering a flight of four pumpkin beers (5.5 oz samples) for $8.00 each. Each flight will come with tasting notes - and you can vote for which you like best!
Winner will be crowned Queen of the Pumpkin Ales!
Let your tastebuds be the judge!

Brew Bracket: Oktoberfest
Ticket giveaway here - enter to win! 
Our Fall event features Oktoberfest style beers from 8 incredible local Indiana breweries.

The event will be held at Tomlinson Tap Room, where we'll bring the beer to you at your table. Included in the ticket are all 7 rounds of side by side tastings, samples from a couple home brewers showcasing their take on the style, entry into an incredible door prize rafffle, and a half pint of your choice at the end of the event.

Participating brewers include Upland, Flat 12, Bier, Brugge, RAM, Half Moon, Iechyd Da, and #BBPales winner Thr3e Wisemen.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated directly to King Park Area Development Corporation (www.kpadc.org)

This is a 21+ event only. ID is required at the door. Designated driver tickets include free soda and water at the event. Additional food will be available for purchase through City Market vendors. Come join us for some great times with an intimate beer crowd tasting some limited edition Oktoberfest style beers.

Doors open at 5:45PM, first round of tasting begins at 6PM. For any more details about our event please visit www.brewbracket.com or send us a question through Eventbrite.


Sun King CANvitational 

In 2009, Sun King Brewery brought Indianapolis local beer for the first time since the Indianapolis Brewing Company closed its doors in 1948. On Saturday, Sept. 28, history will be made again when Sun King hosts the inaugural CANvitational, the Midwest’s first-ever canned craft beer festival.

The Sun King CANvitational will bring more than 30 craft breweries representing 16 states to Georgia Street and Pan Am Plaza from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, available online at www.canvitational.com, are $50 for general admission and $75 for early entry.

Each of the breweries was selected because of the quality of beer they are producing and, as the name of the event suggests, the festival will feature breweries that can their beers. For decades, the beer bottle was seen as the premier container; however, thanks to breweries like those participating in the CANvitational, a canning renaissance has put pint cans, tall boys and the 12 oz. standard back on the map in a whole new light.
In addition to great, canned craft beer, attendees will have plenty of food options for purchase from food trucks that will line Georgia Street, as well as a tent with options from the Omni on Pan Am Plaza. Music will be provided throughout the event by DJ Helicon and DJ Action Jackson. 
Guinness Perfect Pint Certification with Girls' Pint Out
Guinness Perfect Pint Certification
The Brockway Public House (Carmel)
Wednesday, October 9th
6:30-9 pm

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

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

Germanfest at the Athenaeum
Discover Your Inner-German and party at the Athenaeum, for the Athenaeum. All proceeds from this event benefit the maintenance and care of the Historic Athenaeum. Celebrate German-American Day with this unique family event. 
The wieners are coming on October 12, 2013 for the 5th Annual Original and Fabulous GermanFest! 
Beer Games, Wiener Dog Races, 5K Lederhosen Run/Walk, Strong Man Competition, ZwergenLand For Kids, German Beer, GermanFood by the Indianapolis Sangerchor.Tickets On Sale Now!  $8 in advance, Kids 12 and Under FREE!, Tickets are $10 at the door day of event, advance ticket sales end on October 9!
Find out more information about Beer Games team registration and other festival events at http://www.athenaeumfoundation.org/theatre-buildingevents/germanfest/ 

Brains and Beer 3

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

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

Pints for Half-Pints 

Saturday, October 19th from 4-8 PM
○ To be held at The Speak Easy - 5255 North Winthrop Avenue (located south of Good Morning Mama’s).
○ Admission price: $10.00 per person, which includes a souvenir pint glass.
A Craft Beer Experience that Raises
Funds for Education

○ Enjoy craft beer from local breweries, brats and burgers, prizes, and live
○ Come support your favorite brewers as they test their trivia skills in Broad Ripple
Brewers Throw Down!
○ All proceeds will benefit STEM initiatives at Midtown IPS Schools 55 and 91.
Examples include iPads, supplies for robotics clubs, and teacher training.
○ Club volunteers will continue to work with the children as they use these valuable
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
○ Successful economic growth and stability in the 21st century is becoming
increasingly linked to STEM education.
○ While all components of education are valuable, providing children with tools for STEM education is a specific way we can help them succeed in college and beyond.
○ Our club has received funding requests from several local schools, so the more we raise, the more we can help!
About the Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club
○ Established October 1987, our club continues to help our community and have fun!
○ Organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Broad Ripple Community. We meet every Tuesday at noon at Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar.
○ In 2013 alone, we have provided nearly $10,000 to several local schools
Indianapolis non-profit organizations.
○ Find us at www.broadripplekiwanisclub.org and on Facebo

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