19 September 2014

Random Beer Roundup: The CANvitiational is Here! Edition



Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change



The Brewers


Chilly Water Brewing

On tap now….
Chilly Water has Buddy’s Hop Harvest Red Ale on tap. This beer was made with 3 different hops all grown just a couple miles from the brewery by a name so many on the south side know of, The Brehobs. Brewer Dan Kryzwicki used a very unique style to add these whole leaf hops to the brew AFTER the boil.

The beer is named after Buddy Brehob who passed away the weekend the hops were harvested. Buddy spent his 80 years living and working on Brehob road. Rarely a day passed that Buddy was not asked what is growing across the street from his greenhouse supply business since the hops were planted in 2010. One day when Buddy was inspecting the hop yard he told his cousin Charlie, “you know your grandfather never was able to get anything to grow in this spot, this will be interesting.” Hops are growing naturally well there. No fertilizers and only rain produced an abundant crop this summer.

The Brehob family has a rich history of operating businesses in central Indiana. The family roots with agriculture products began in Wehdem, Germany when the first mill was built in 1818. There’s a history of the Aug. Brehob family business in Germany at www.brehop.de. The German Brehop family business is thriving and bigger than ever as they mainly supply animal feed.

 Daredevil Brewing
Daredevil Lift Off IPA now will be available at Lucas Oil Stadium for Indianapolis Colts games. Starting with the home opening game on September 15th you will be able to find Lift Off IPA at eight craft beer stations in the stadium. It's a great day for craft beer enthusiasts and Colts fans and we are happy to provide Lift Off IPA for all of you.

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

* Pints and Pins, Woodland Bowl, Friday, September 26th, 4 to 6 pm. Join us as we pair up with New Belgium Brewing for a joint event.
Great American Beer Festival, Denver, Colorado, October 2nd to 4th.

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.

Rip Cord Double IPA: A limited release beer available on draft.
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.  

 Triton Brewing
It's Anniversary Week at Triton Brewing Company! We are very excited to welcome everyone to the Brewery this weekend for the celebration!

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, O’Ryen-N Warrior Pale, Nitro Railsplitter IPA & Hometown Hero

GUEST BREWS
Country Boy Shotgun Wedding, New Day Meadery South Cider, Vanberg & DeWulf Lambick X, Widmer’s Omission Lager, Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale & Wood Boat Pale Ale
TRITON BREWING EVENTS
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 DJ Seany D, food trucks, Specialty Beers, 2014 Gingerbread Brown release and more!
Specialty Beers for the Anniversary Party: Gingerbread Brown, Gingerbread Brown (Nitro), Pink Ribbon Saison, Alt Lang Syne, Barrel Aged 2013 Alt Lang Syne, Barrel Aged Three Tine Tripel, Barrel Aged 500 Monks (2012), Barrel Aged 500 Sour Monks (2013), Barrel Aged Crosstown Rye-Vals, Batch #1 Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout (2011).  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 Tomato 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.

Wednesday, September 24
Tapping of the Nobody’s F’Alt at Triton Brewing Company, 4-10pm! Come enjoy our “Oktoberfest” offering!
Maggiano’s Little Italy (3550 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis) Triton Brewing Company Beer Dinner, 6-10pm. Four courses paired with your favorite Triton beers! For more information, call 317.814.0700.
Thursday, September 25
New Belgian Brewing Company and Triton Brewing Company Tap Takeover, 6-10pm, The Pint Room Bar (Carmel, IN). Join us and our friends from Fort Collins as we socialize together! Triton will have more than 15 beers on tap!
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 atwww.brewsline.com/brewfest-tickets.html
Brew Bracket: Experimental IPA at Tomlinson Tap Room (222 E, Market Street, Indianapolis), 6-9pm! Come try our experimental IPA and tell us what you think! Join the ‘Brackets’ and vote for your favorite!

Taxman Brewing Co. in Bargersville


The grand opening of our brewery and gastropub in Bargersville will be this Saturday!  Doors will open at 11am and we will close at midnight. We will be opening as 21+ only. No tickets or reservations needed. 


Mashcraft Brewing

In addition to a Hefeweizen and a Wet-hopped Scottish in the works, here is what MashCraft has on the horizon.

Sept. 19th - MashCraft Oktoberfest Tapping - 2 p.m.

Sept. 21st - Kegs and Eggs - Who is interested in coming to MashCraft for a Sunday breakfast, where we will team up with Bee Coffee to have a variety of local, coffee-infused beers on tap along with eggs, bacon, and b&gs to eat? Yep...it's happening. Join us from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on 9/21 as we fill our bellies before the Colts and Jaguars.

Tow Yard Brewing
House Beers Currently on Tap:

Who's That? - Inside outside come around...Who's that?? Browwwwwwwwn. Who's That highlights all the classic characteristics of a Southern English Brown Ale that include toffee, nutty, bready, and roasty notes. This session Brown Ale, clocking in at 4.7% ABV, is an easy drinker for the Fall season. 4.7% ABV 22 IBU

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. $4 Pints of Tow Yard beers on Tuesdays!

​Guest Taps​:
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
Burn 'Em Brewing 3:33 Black IPA
Scarlet Lane Silas Farmhouse Ale
Scarlet Lane Humble Peach
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (Nitro)

Events:

9/27
We will be pouring along side some of Indiana and the nation's best breweries at the Valpo Brewfest. This fest takes place from 1-5 PM. More information can be found at http://valpobrewfest.com/main.html.

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/ 

Broad Ripple Brewpub


9/25, 6-9pm, will be our second Tails & Ales event of the month, and there will be two more in October.  

Scarlet Lane in McCordsville
Events: 
September 21st, 4pm - 8:30pm - Yelp's Dinner En Blanc Downtown Circle

September 25th, 6pm - 9pm -Tap Takeover with New Holland and Urban Chestnut at Flashbacks

September 25th - Johny Carino’s in Greenwood Beer Dinner: 5 beers, 5 courses. Call Johny Carino’s to make a reservation

September 26th, 6pm-9pm - Grand Opening and McCordsville/Fortville Chamber of Commerce support party at the brewery. $25 ticket includes pint glass, Simeri’s food truck, beer tickets. Proceeds support the local Chamber.

September 27th,12pm-4pm - Best of Mutt show in McCordsville at the Grill2. Beers for sale during the event from

September 28th, 10am - 6pm - Colts Tap Takeover at Tavern on South

OCTOBER 12th Blood, Beer & Burgers - Outdoor Movie and Beer Pairing w/ Girls Pint Out (co-ed event). Ninkasi Brewing will be pouring on draft for the 1st time in Indiana for the event. Event goes from 6:30pm - 10:30pm. $35 ticket on Eventbrite includes custom pint glass, Punch Burger meal (vegetarian option available), popcorn, movie viewing and beers.  

  • CAN’d Art Reception, Sept. 19th at 7pm-9pm at the Arts Garden - Kick off Canvitational weekend and get some culture!
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!  

Tin Man Brewing in Evansville

Tinvasion at Lino’s in Speedway on Friday, 9/19 at 5pm. We’ll be sampling Rivet Irish Red, Circuit Bohemian Pilsner, Alloy APA, and Overlord Imperial IPA.
Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/events/537586299707416/

Sun King’s CANvitational on Saturday, 9/20 in Indy. Starts at 1pm.

Brewbeque on Saturday, 9/20 in Evansville. Starts at noon.
Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1540165082865772/ 

Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis
Thursday’s Beer:30 Release
Tangerine Porter
THE BLACK, WHITE BEER! Brewed with coriander, tangerine and orange peel, like a Wit. Chocolate and citrus come together in this refreshing Summertime Porter.

Events:
09/17/2014
Indy JazzFest - Pub Creep
5:30 pm Joel Tucker Band performs. Caveman Truck on the street.
09/15/2014 - 09/19/2014
Cincy WeekAll Day Launch week rolls on through the week.
09/18/2014
Popped Up Movie Night8:30 pm - 10:15 pm Indy Film Fest collaborates with Holy Cross Neighborhood Association to bring the movies to Flat 12.
09/19/2014
Heroes Pay it Forward Friday8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Greta Speaks performs. Tickets available at link. Supports cancer research.
09/20/2014
Arsenal 5K and Post-Run Party11:00 am Our neighbors support local Seniors in their pursuit of higher education.
09/20/2014
Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels11:00 am Copper & Kings provides Flat 12 and 11 other brewers with brandy barrels. Gather em up at this fest to close out Louisville Craft Beer Week.

Also coming soon: Defining Local with GPO and IndyBeerNews, Valpo BrewFest, Noblesville Brewfest and Comedy Stalwart, Matt Braunger.  Check out more here: Events
In The Taproom
Fuffet Double IPAWeet HeavyIndy 11UniCycle IPAThursday Beer-Thirty Release: Tangerine Porter
BlueMile Extra Pale AleHinchtown Hammer Down12 Penny Scottish AleWalkabout Pale AleAxis HefeFlat Jack Pumpkin AleHalf Cycle IPAHello My Name is Amber AlePogue’s Run PorterPenrod 22 Kolsch
Joe Brahma Coffee Brown Ale

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: Hoppy Wheat with Citra Hops
Thr3e Wise Men Seasonal:  
8 Mile Michigan Cherry Wheat - Tapping on 10.7.14
Color: Pale Pink | ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 18
Features: A light tart Belgian wheat beer fermented with Michigan tart cherries.

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


Events and promotions:

NEW Scotty's Brewhouse Menu!- Tuesday, September 9th All Scotty's Brewhouse Locations launched a new menu. Make sure to stop by and try our several new favorites - Mexican Fiesta Salad, Bar-b-q pulled pork slaw sandwich, or the Totchos (Yep tater tot nachos)!

Thr3e Wise Men Pizza of the Month! Spicy Pigskin Pizza - hand-tossed dough, made thin and crispy with our Golden Zoe IPA, covered in spicy bar-b-q sauce, ham, spicy Italian sausage, and chopped bacon. Perfect for your pigskin weekends.

Online contest - Show us your man or lady cave - post on instagram with the hashtag #brewhousemancave - best “cave” wins $100 in catering at Scotty’s Brewhouse! - entries must be submitted by September 30th

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

September:

· Saturday, October 4th: American Multi-sport Muncie Triathlon

· Saturday, October 11th: Red Gold Crush Hunger 5K & Chili Cookoff (Elwood, IN)

· Saturday, October 25th: Brew N Boo at Clay Terrace

· Saturday, October 25th: American Multi-sport Muncie Mini Marathon

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


Events:
Sept. 25th - Fall Purse Bingo, Avon Washinton Township park Pavilion Center, 7-9pm Must be 18 to play Bingo
Sept. 27th - Farm to table, 1900 E Main St, Danville, Indiana 5-10pm Cartlidge Barn of Hendricks County on the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex
Oct. 11th - Sahara Mart 2611 E 3rd St Bloomington, IN. Free Beer & wine tasting
Oct. 17th - BEERFEST 2014, presented by Best Beers. Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center 6-9pm
Oct. 18th - Munster Ale Fest Centennial Park, 900 N Centennial Dr Munster, IN 12-5pm
Cutters has an updated website www.Cuttersbrewing.com - check it out! 

Ram Downtown and Fishers

Oktoberfest is now on tap! Also on tap we have an Hansel (an American Wheat), Ger-main Guy (a German Pils), and RAMmsteam (a California Common). 
COLTS FOOTBALL SEASON
Looking for a place to watch the game and get some tasty food and a few brews? Be sure to stop by either of our location this football season and root for you favorite team (hopefully the Colts, although we will allow fans of any teams...).

SUNDAY CARRYOUT
If you decide to stay in and watch the game(s) don't forget that you can get carryout beer at the RAM everyday, even on Sundays!!(Downtown only on Sundays)

NEW ASSISTANT BREWER
Many of you may have already heard, but my Assistant Brewer Nathan Scruggs has moved on to be the Head Brewer at Rock Bottom College Park. We wish Nathan the best in his new position, and all his future endeavors.
My new Assistant Brewer is Mike Freeman, formerly of Great Fermentations. Mike has been an avid homebrewer and wine maker (including time as a professional winemaker at a small boutique winery) for 10 plus years and was a chemist in his previous career. I'm excited to have him on board and look forward to teaching him and learning from him as well! 

Upland Brewery

Teddy Bear Kisses will be available for wholesale on draught and in 4-packs on September 15 and on tap at Upland locations on September 19.
Beer Description: A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method. Teddy Bear Kisses features an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to a warming session with Bourbon Barrel Teddy Bear Kisses, can sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa nibs. This tasty brew is then aged in bourbon barrels giving it subtle vanilla and oak notes to warm you through the cold winter season. ABV: 10.2 IBU: 7.6 SG: 21 SRM: 47.1
Harvest Ale will be available on draught and in 4-packs starting in early October.
Beer Description : An American Pale Ale by design with a hop back of freshly harvested Citra hops. Expect huge wafts of tropical fruit notes, balanced by a moderate bitterness and light tasted malt character. A showcase for one of our favorite ingredients and a delight for all the hopheads. ABV: 5.5 IBU: 62 SG: 14 SRM: 13







Bars, Restaurants, Carryout, & Distributors

- Trivia night is Tuesday 9/30, start time is 7 pm, doors @ 6:30
- We'll be at King Park's Best Bite on 10/9, pairing up house made Boudin & Abita Amber Ale (see King Park Area Development Corporations website for details & tickets)

- We are taking RSVP's for Pumpkin Carving Night on our Patio, featuring Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale on 10/22. Start time is 4 pm, but it will go into the evening. RSVP via email (shoeflyindy@gmail.com) in order to be sure we have enough pumpkins & carving supplies

- We just picked up a case of Mikkellers Simcoe IPA

- Oktoberfest line is up & will run through mid-October (currently Brooklyn's)

- Pumpkin line is up & will run through mid-November (currently Southern Tier Pumpking)


Lino's in Speedway
Friday, September 19
Tin Man Brewing Tap Takeover

Friday, September 26
Sun King Tap Takeover 

Great Fermentations 
Brew with Blichmann Day: Sept. 20th from 11-12
The Blichmann boys are taking the BrewEasy on the road and their first stop is Great Fermentations Indianapolis on Saturday, September 20th from 11-12. This is a Julia Childs style brew demo with three BrewEasys set up to show you each of the brewing steps in quick succession. The BrewEasy is a revolutionary new ultra-compact and economical all-grain brewing system that uses one heat source and two kettles to make the transition from extract to all-grain brewing easy and approachable. See the gas fired and electric BoilCoil versions of the BrewEasy in action and get expert advice from the innovators themselves.

Union Jack Pub Broad Ripple
PUMPKIN BEER FEST tickets now on sale! Learn more about the event, what beers we have (continually being updated), as well as purchase tickets here: http://unionjackpub.co/events/pumpkin-beer-fest/



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!

Papa's in Culver
Newest to our selection of 30 draft beers: Beachwood/Heretic/Stone Unapologetic IPA, Dark Horse FF Dekoorc Eert, Bell's Amber, Brooklyn Lager, Flat 12 Summer Cycle,

On Deck: Danny Boy Beer Works Miss Ginger Witte, People's/New Albany Collaboration: People's Republic of New Albania, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager, Stone 18th Anniversary IPA, Green Flash West Coast IPA, 3 Floyd's Moloko, 3 Floyd's Arctic Panzer Wolf,

Check out our current full lineup here: indianasbestpizza.com/beer 

Yogi's in Bloomington
Beer School Schedule, Tuesdays at 7pm:
  • 9/23 Oktoberfest
  • 9/30 Bloomington Brewing Company
  • 10/7 Sun King
  • 10/14 Pumpkins
  • 10/21 Upland

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:



Beer & Fundraising Events


Defining "Drink Local"
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Thursday, September 25th
6:30-8:30


"Drink local" is a common rallying cry for craft beer drinkers, but how does one define "local"? Bill Jimerson, Indy Beer News, and Amanda Wishin, Girls Pint Out, will moderate a panel to discuss defining local and the positives and negatives associated with sourcing locally.
Panelists will be:
Jeff Evard - Herr Station Malt, Ryan Hammer - Three Hammers FarmsMatthew L. Bochman - Indiana University, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry ("yeast scientist"), Rob Caputo - Flat 12 Director of Brewery Operation.s
This discussion will be live-recorded for an Indy Beer News podcast. In conjunction, for Beer:30 Flat 12 will tap a beer that exemplifies "drink local" made with local ingredients.



Check out our Facebook page for more details! Get your tickets here or at the door...only $10 and many local breweries will be represented.



Blood, Beer, & Burgers
Scarlet Lane Brewing Co.
Sunday, October 12th

6:30- 10:30 pm


Welcome the Halloween season with Scarlet Lane, Girls Pint Out, Punch Burger, Cornival Popcorn, and our favorite beers organized through Zink Distributing!

The October anthology classic Trick R' Treat will be played on the big screen on the brewery lawn and will be paired with select beers. Along with beers from Scarlet Lane, unique beers from Ninkasi Brewing, Urban Chestnut, and Arcadia will take you through the full movie experience. Your $35 ticket price includes a custom pint glass, beer, popcorn, Punch Burger meal, and movie.
What You Need: blanket/lawn chair, good attitude, and an ID showing 21+
RAIN OR SHINE (event will be indoors if needed)
Seats are limited, but good company will be plentiful.
For more details and tickets: http://bloodbeerburgers.eventbrite.com/ 

Brew Bracket presents: Experimental IPAs




9/27/14
6-9 PM
Tomlinson 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 
Fall Series starts 10/4! 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)
FALL SERIES:  
Class 1 – Sat, August 23
Class 2 – Sat, September 13
Class 3 – Sat, October 4
BJCP Study Group Starts Oct 17th - Beer MBA Classes are Prerequisite - Exam on November 22nd
This year's BJCP Study Group sessions will be on the following Friday nights, Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, and the Exam will be on Saturday, Nov 22. Send me an email to RonSmith@MarketWiseSolutions.com to reserve your seat! 
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.

15 September 2014

Before CANvitational, get to know Sierra Nevada!


Sierra Nevada is joining us for CANvitational once again. We're sure there is no need for an introduction. We've been enjoying their beers for quite some time, and they have a passion for beer that keeps us coming back for more! They'll feature their Pale Ale and Torpedo Extra IPA at CANvitational.

Head brewer, Terence Sullivan, answered a few questions for us so you could get to know them a little better.

1. What music is usually playing on the brewdeck? 
Hippie Music. 
2. What's your brewing mission...what are you trying to accomplish with your beer? 
 Quality, Quality, Quality… And throw in some consistency.
3. How many beards can be found in the brewery on any given day? 

Brewers Dozen (13)
4. Which beers outside of your own do you enjoy? 

Fresh Local Beer, Sours… Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, then I would be telling Ken Grossman what to do.
5. What's your go-to shift beer after a long day at the brewery? 

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
6. Anything else you'd like us to know about you and/or your company? 

We produce/harvest ~70% of all our energy needs from the Sun.




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.

13 September 2014

Before CANvitational, get to know WISEACRE Brewing Co.!

WISEACRE Brewing Company is joining us for CANvitational this year! Brothers Davin & Kellan Bartosch have been on an extensive quest procuring top-notch experience from around the globe to deliver the best brewery possible in their groovy hometown of Memphis, TN. The brewery name comes from a term of endearment/scolding their grandmother used on the young troublemakers. So cute.


You can look forward to enjoying the following WISEACRE beers at this year's CANvitational: 
  • Tiny Bomb, American Pilsner
  • Ananda, IPA
  • Tarasque, Saison
We asked the Brewmaster, Davin Bartosch, the following questions so you could get to know them better. 

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

All kinds of stuff.  60's and 70's country, Metallica, Memphis rap, occasionally Katy Perry.

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

Our mission is to educate. Helping people understand good beer and understand that there is some beer for everybody.  Also, its vital that people don't get too fussy about beer.  We worry about beer all day long.  But not everyone needs to do that.  Sometimes you just need to poke a hole in that precious IPA and drink it in one gulp. If its that kind of day.  Of course, we will always be willing to wax philosophically about the particular characteristics of hops and yeast strains and do some "beer matching."

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

3 usually.  Sometimes it swells to 4 in the winter.

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

I love Gossamer from Half Acre.  I love Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and I am so glad that it is so accessible. Here are some other beers we love.  http://wiseacrebrew.com/culture/meet-the-team/  I don't wish I came up with any beers.  But I am glad that we have such a long history of brewing and so many pioneers (Sierra Nevada) who came before us.

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

Tiny Bomb.  

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

http://wiseacrebrew.com/culture/our-journey/  I think this map says a lot of what I would like folks to know about us. Mostly that we really took our time doing this and gathered lots of experience all over the place.  Its been an awesome 1st year!

Sun King Brewing's CANvitational is on Saturday, September 20! Purchase your tickets before 9/20 to receive a $10 discount.