13 September 2013

Random Beer Roundup - The Sometimes You Just Have to Cheat on Beer with Wine 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 Beth at Sun King in Indianapolis:


Upcoming Sun King Releases:

• Java Mac – Sept. 5th (tasting room only)

• Jungle Room – Sept 6th

• Wet Hopped & Sticky (Wet Hopped IPA) – Sept. 12th

• Oktoberfest – Sept. 13th (tasting room and cans)

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


From David at Triton Brewing:
TRITON HOUSE BREWS
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 

GUEST BREWS
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, Widmer’s Omission Lager and Widmer’s Omission IPA  
TRITON BREWING EVENTS
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 
Thursday, Sept. 19, 5pm, Beer Tapping: Oktoberfest at Triton Brewing with KGSliderStation! 
Monday, Sept. 23th, 7pm, Triton Beer Dinner at Jockamo’s Pizza (Greenwood). Join us for five course dinner with craft beer pairings from Triton! Email jsmith79hc@yahooo.com to RSVP.  $30 per person. Must be 21 years old.

From Shane at Daredevil Brewing Co:
Here are our upcoming events (see our Facebook page for more details)
* 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
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
   
Here's what is new, including a special tapping on September 18th. Upcoming Events:

Sep 14 Cornhole Tournament at Flat 12

Sep 18 Indy Jazz Fest - PubCreep 13 + Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale Tapping 
Upside Down Blonde

Coming soon: Herron-Morton Oktoberfest, Brew Bracket, Irvington Brewfest, Noblesville Brewfest and Valparaiso Brewfest.


At Bars, Restaurants, & Home Brewing Suppliers: 

From Keg Liquors:

Breckenridge - Autumn Ale (Colorado)
Wandering Aengus - Bloom Cider (Oregon)
Bruery - Oude Tart (California)
Wandering Aengus - Oaked Dry Cider (Oregon)
Lakefront - My Turn #5 Chris - Maple Vanilla Dopplebock (Wisconsin)
Mission - Carrack (California)
Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local - Plastic Man (Denmark)
Nomada - Royal Porter (Spain)
Prairie - Merica (Oklahoma)
Prairie - Puncheon (Oklahoma)
Prairie - BOMB! (Oklahoma)
Prairie / Choc - Wild Brew (Oklahoma)
Kona - Pipeline Porter (Hawaii) 
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

From Mike at Yogi's:
http://www.yogis.com/index.php/about/blog/beer-blog
From Patrick at Patrick's Kitchen & Drinks in Zionsville:
here at Patrick's we currently are running 10 taps, they include Flat-12 Half Cycle, and their Pogue's Run Porter, Bloomington Brewing's Ruby Bloom Amber Ale, Bier Brewing's Kolsch, Head Hunter's Fat Head IPA, McChouffe's Belgian Brown, Paulaner's Oktoberfest, Duvel's Single, La Trappe Quad, and Kentucky Brewing's Bourbon Barrel Ale.
Let me know you saw this posting and we'll do something nice for you.
From Anita at Great Fermentations:
Great Fermentations, a locally owned home beer and wine making shop, announces its new Avon location on the northwest corner of US 36 and Dan Jones in the Avon Crossing Shopping Center. Grand Opening festivities will be from noon to 4 on Saturday, September 14th. There will be brewing and wine making demonstrations, prizes, games and home made root beer for the kids.

Great Fermentations opened in 1995 and operates its 8000 square foot main store, warehouse and education center at 5127 East 65th Street in Indianapolis. The shelves of both stores are stocked with barley, hops, yeast, 100 different wine ingredient kits, fermenters, bottles, draft supplies, grape presses, oak barrels, cheese kits, and even new pickle/saurkraut crocks. Owner Anita Johnson says the Avon store will carry the same inventory and offer the same classes as the Indianapolis location. “The Avon store will be a fully stocked, vibrant center for hobbyists. I am hoping to whet peoples’ interest in making their own fermented beverages. “

Contact Information:
Anita Johnson, President
7900 East US 36

Avon, IN 46123
www.greatfermentations.com
anita@greatfermentations.com
317-370-3472 (cell)
317-268-6776 (store)

Avon Store Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11-7 PM
Tuesday 11-6 PM (early close for classes)
Saturday 10-6 PM
Sunday 12 – 4 PM
From Papa's Restaurant in Culver: 
Currently on draft:
SUN KING WEE MAC SCOTTISH ALE
SUN KING SUNLIGHT CREAM ALE
GREENBUSH BROTHER BENJAMIN
BELL'S TWO HEARTED ALE
BELL'S OBERON
BELL'S AMBER ALE
DARK HORSE RASPBERRY ALE
SCHLAFLY OATMEAL STOUT
UPLAND WHEAT
SOUTHERN TIER PUMKING
GREEN FLASH WEST COAST IPA
GREEN FLASH HOP HEAD RED IPA
3 FLOYD'S DREADNAUGHT
STONE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STOUT
CUTTERS FLOYD'S FOLLY
HACKER PSCHORR
CHIMAY TRIPLE
BOULEVARD TANK 7 SAISON
NEW HOLLAND DRAGON'S MILK
SOUTHERN TIER LIVE
BLUE MOON
DARK HORSE DOUBLE CROOKED TREE
FOUNDER'S CENTENNIAL IPA
BOULDER HAZED AND INFUSED
GOOSE ISLAND SUMMERTIME
GOOSE ISLAND 312 URBAN WHEAT
SUN KING SHAKE UP
BITBURGER GERMAN PILSNER
Coming Soon:
SIERRA NEVEDA NARWHAL IMPERIAL STOUT
GREEN FLASH IMPERIAL IPA
BROOKLYN OKTOBERFEST
3 FLOYD'S ARCTIC PANZER WOLF
3 FLOYD'S MOLOKO


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!

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
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.

Cheers!

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
entertainment.
○ 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
tools.
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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