06 September 2013

Random Beer Roundup - The Is This Thing On 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 Ryan at Thr3e Wise Men:
We have now tapped our Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest! Make sure to come by and celebrate this wonderful time of the year with this Gold Winning Indiana Brewers Cup Winner. You can get a pint of this or any of our beers on Tuesday for $2.50

Here are the other beers we have on tap at the Brewery:
·         Snow Bunny Blonde
·         Two Lucys Blackberry Wheat
·         Bulldog Brown
·         Hubbard & Cravens Porter
·         Rocky Ripple Pale Ale
·         Golden Zoe IPA
·         Centennial Martyr Double IPA
·         Seasonal: Red, Wheat & Brew American Wheat
·         Seasonal: Tasty Waves California Common
·         Cask: Bulldog Brown with Vanilla Bean
    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 Andrew at RAM:

    As fall approaches, the spirit of the impending German Oktoberfest celebration is in the air. In celebration of this raucous occasion, we will be tapping our annual seasonal, Big Horn Oktoberfest, at our Fishers location on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30. 
    In addition, we have teamed up with Jake Robinson and Shawn Kessel, the winners of our Rye Not? Homebrew Challenge, to brew their recipe, Eye of Rye, which is a German Roggenbier (Hefeweizen yeast with Rye malt). In an homage to our German brewing friends, you will be able to taste both of these beers as they are tapped at the same time on 9/12.
    Also, don't forget about Mug Club Monday on the first Monday of every month, where you can get 50% off food and non-alcoholic beverages for parties of 8 or less.

    From Amanda at Cutters Brewing Company:

    What's new at Cutters:
     Pumpkin Ale. 5.8 abv. More of a porter stout style.  
    Seasonal Ale's available now:
    General Sour Brown 7abv
    Pentagon Porter 5.4abv 
    Open 7 Days a week for Growler Fills & Sampling:
    Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm
    Sat- Sun 1-5pm
    Upcoming events:
    Sep. 7th. Hoosier Hops & Harvest Story Inn. 1-8pm (hoosierhopsandharvest.com)
    Sep. 7th. Moon Tree Music festival High Point Orchard Greensburg, IN 4pm-11pm
    Oct. 11th Big Red Liquors Beer Fest 2013 Convention Center Bloomington, IN. 6pm-9pm
    Oct. 11th For The Love Grapes 4th Floor Blues Club, 923 N. E St., Richmond, IN 7pm-10pm
    From Beth at Sun King in Indianapolis:

    Sun King Oktoberfest Party  - Thursday, September 12th 5-10pm on Georgia Street with Alpine Express, food trucks, wiener dog races, Oktoberfest tapping, and more.  Portions of the proceeds will go towards LLS and IDI.

    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

    Abita Strawator Strawberry Lager, Boulevard Reverb Imperial Pilsner, Chouffe N’ice, Crispin Hard Cider, Finch’s Secret Stache Stout, Founder’s Double Trouble, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lindeman’s Faro Lambic, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission IPA

    Saturday, September 7, 5-7pm, Hair Today Gone Tomorrow, join us to raise money for the Little Red Door Cancer Agency. Help us raise money to support their programming. We are collecting pledges to shave our heads. Check it out more details on Tritonbrewing.com! This event is brought to you by Triton Brewing Company, The Little Red Door Cancer Agency and Peace Love and Hair.
    Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday Sept. 14 from 6:30-11:00pm each night on Fountain Square. Pre-sale tix $35 or $40 day of event. www.CincyBeerfest.com
    Wednesday, Sept 18, 4:30-9pm, #Clustertruck: Taco Lassi, Little Eataly, Mac Genie, Taste of the Caribbean, The Flying Cupcake & Retro 101 

    From Shane at Daredevil Brewing Co:
    Here are our upcoming events (see our Facebook page for more details)
    * Daredevil Brewing tap takeover at BoomBooz Pizza & Taphouse, Carmel - Sunday, September 8th.
    * Daredevil Brewing at the Julian Jam, Crane House, Indianapolis, Friday, September 13
    * Daredevil Brewing at the Exodus Annual Fundraiser, The Athenian Room at The Rathskeller Building, Thursday, September 26th
     You can always find the full list of locations that carry Lift Off IPA and our limited release and seasonal release beers on our website. Some of the newest locations that now carry our beers include:

    • Columbus: Joe Willy's
    • Indianapolis: Tavern on South, The Elbow Room, The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe
    • Nashville: The Story Inn
    • New Albany: Dragon King’s Daughter
    Daredevil Brewing Co. | Current beers available 
    Lift Off IPA IPA: Our flagship beer available year round.
    A bounty of American Hops delivers the signature clean and crisp finish of a perfectly balanced West Coast style IPA.
    Rip Cord Double IPA: Limited release produced throughout the year
    An abundance of American hops balanced with a hint of malt to produce an exhilarating experience of intense hop flavors and aromas of citrus, floral and resin that combine to provide a satisfying crisp finish.
    Carnival Saison: Our current seasonal Belgian style
    A creative and artistic balance of spicy phenols, fruity esters, noble hops and Belgian malts with a classic dry and thirst quenching finish.

    From Bob at Flat 12 Bierwerks
            In addition to Pogue's Run Porter on Nitro, it looks like this, 

    Events include three tappings at Tom Tap, La Margarita and Twenty Tap. Plus two tappings of our limited run of Kolsch, dubbed "Penrod 22" this year. 

    Music - Brian Deer and Marc Imboden, Friday, Sept. 6th at the taproom. No cover. 5:30/6p.

    Tad Robinson Trio (IndyJazzFest Brewery "Creep") Sept. 18th No Cover

    Late September: Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale

    At Bars, Restaurants, & Home Brewing Suppliers: 

    From Keg Liquors:
    Left Hand - Oktoberfest (Colorado)
    Shipyard - Pumpkinhead (Maine)
    Lakefront - Pumpkin Lager (Wisconsin)
    Two Brothers - Atom Smasher (Illinois)
    Peoples Brewing Company - Mr Brown (Indiana)
    Founders - All Day IPA Cans (Michigan)
    Abita - Pecan Harvest (Louisiana)
    Bells - Best Brown 5 Liter Mini Keg (Michigan)
    New Belgium - Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen (Colorado)
    New Belgium - Lips of Faith Yuzu (Colorado)
    Three Floyds - Razor Hoof (Indiana)
    Pyramid - Oktoberfest (Washington)
    Upland - Oktoberfest (Indiana)
    New Holland - Ichabod Pumpkin Ale (Michigan)
    Sierra Nevada - 2013 Beer Camp (California)

    Keg Liquors
    Keeping Kentuckiana Beer'd since 1976

    617 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway
    Clarksville, IN 47129

    302 Pearl St. Suite B
    New Albany, IN 47150

    From Mike at Yogi's:
    From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen & Drinks in Zionsville:
    Currently at Patrick's we have available on draft Pogue's Run Porter, Bloomington Brewing's Amber Ale, Ruby Bloom and their Everlasting Hopstopper, (a sessionable IPA),  Head Hunter IPA, McChouffe Belgian Brown Ale, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Duvel Single, Bier Cascadian Light Ale, Kentucky Brewing's Bourbon Barrel ale, and La Trappe Quadruple...
    In the wings we have People's Mr. Brown, (a hoppy Imperial brown ale), Bier Brewing's Metro an their Kolsch, North Coast's Pranqster, and Flat-12's ever popular Half -Cycle IPA.

    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!

    Come join the fun at our Pub Feud trivia this Tuesday featuring Goose Island as we help them kick-off their Migration Week!

    On Tap Now Highlights:
    Stone Enjoy By IPA
    Sun King Cream Dream VI
    Bier Metro
    Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
    Goose Island Octoberfest
    Triton Magnificent Amber
    Ommegang Hennepin
    Flying Dog Raging Bitch
    Bells Oberon
    Bells Two Hearted

    Beer Events/Fundraisers:

    Hop Swap at Flat 12 Bierwerks
    Join us at one of Indy's hoppiest breweries for the Hop Swap! September 12th -
    5-7 pm. 
    Here is how you play:
    * Items must be made with hops, beer, or beer containers (cans, bottles, caps, etc). Flat 12 has offered to provide hops to participants of this event. Please contact amanda@girlspintout.com if you are interested in a list of the 30+ types of hops available and to arrange a pick-up.
    *Please do not bring beer to trade.
    *Items can be edible, but they do not have to be. Be creative, e.g. sachets of fragrant hops, candles made with beer, beer jam.
    *Bring as few or as many items as you like within reason. If your item can be sampled, then you may bring samples.
    *Swaps will be auction style. Each swapper will be given a bid sheet when they arrive with a space to write the name of the item(s) they brought at the top and blank lines for other swappers to indicate their interest in your item.
    *The first 20 minutes will be the time for swappers to walk around and view and sample items from other swappers.
    *The next 20 minutes will be spent bidding on other swappers items by filling out their bid sheet.
    *During the final 20 minutes the actual swapping occurs.
    Set-up starts at 5. Swapping begins at 6.
    PLEASE REGISTER: http://hopswap.eventbrite.com/. SPACE IS LIMITED!

    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
    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. 
    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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