29 September 2014

Partners in Housing's Brains & Beer 4 | 10/12/14, 6 - 11pm


Long time readers may remember our late, dear friend Chris Maples. Chris founded this blog in 2006 and went on to serve the community in other ways besides spreading the word about craft beer. Before his untimely passing earlier this year, Chris was the Director of Advancement for Partners in Housing, a local non-profit devoted to providing housing and social services for the homeless in Indianapolis. Needless to say, we miss Chris terribly and heartily support PiH's great service to Indianapolis.

Not only did Chris share a love of craft beer with us, he also was into the zombie craze that leapt into America's public consciousness with the debut of AMC's acclaimed series, The Walking Dead. So for the last three years, Chris and Partners in Housing held an ingenious fundraiser for PiH: Brains & Beer. The event provided zombie fans with a venue to watch The Walking Dead Season 2 finale and Seasons 3 and 4 premiere while enjoying pints of craft beers and contributing funds to a great cause.

The event has been so successful that on Sunday, October 12, from 6 to 11 p.m., Partners in Housing will stage Brains & Beer 4 at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company for the long-awaited Season 5 premier of The Walking Dead. We are very proud to be one of the event's sponsors, and we encourage you to come. Thr3e Wise Men's taps will be flowing for your drinking pleasure. In addition, there will be a zombie costume contest, free psychic readings, and, perhaps best of all, Sammy Terry will be the event's host. You can find full details about the event here.

26 September 2014

Random Beer Roundup: The Decorative Gourd Edition



Hoosier Beer Calendar

Events are subject to change



The Brewers


Chilly Water Brewing

We’re tapping our Breakfast in America Oat Stout on Friday, September 26th.
Tim Brickley will be playing on Saturday, September 27th starting at 8:00pm.
Look for our Dopplebock to be released on First Friday, Oct. 3rd.

 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
TRITON HOUSE BREWS
Fieldhouse Wheat, Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale, Four Barrel Brown, Magnificent Amber Ale, Deadeye Stout, Railsplitter India Pale Ale, French Toast Saison, Beer Hammock Shandy, O’Ryen-N Warrior Pale, Nobody’s F’Alt, Gingerbread Brown, Soul Crusher IPA, Barrel Aged Three Tine Tripel, Barrel Aged Crosstown Rye-vals, Batch #1 (Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout), Bourbon Barrel 500 Sour Monks (2013), Barrel Aged Alt Lang Syne Sour (2013), Nitro Gingerbread Brown & Hometown Hero
GUEST BREWS
Vanberg & DeWulf Lambick X, Widmer’s Omission Lager, Widmer’s Omission Pale Ale & Wood Boat Pale Ale

TRITON BREWING EVENTS:
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!
Saturday, October 4
Live Chef Experience: Night with the Network, benefitting the Domestic Violence Network, at the Indianapolis Art Center (820 E 67th St, Indianapolis, IN), 6-10pm. The Domestic Violence Network invites you to their signature fundraising event "The Live Chef Experience.” This unique experience will feature the culinary fares of some of Indy’s most talented executive chefs. Restaurants Usual Suspects, 317Burger, Sangiovese and Traverna have signed on to participate in this upscale culinary event. In addition to having the live food experiences there will also be wine, bourbon and a Triton beer tasting as well as live entertainment, an extensive silent auction and more! For tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com
Saturday, October 11
Porter’s Perfect Pint Fest, Hawthorn Park (500 Ackerman Drive, Porter, IN), 1-5pm. Sample from over 35 craft beers, food vendors & merchandise, live acoustic music and door prizes. Each entrant receives a commemorative pint glass. Rain or shine. This event benefits the parks and recreation department and volunteer fire department of Porter. For tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com
Friday, October 17
Big Red Beerfest 2014-presented by Best Beers at the Bloomington Convention Center (302 S. College Ave. Bloomington, IN) from 6-9 p.m. Join us for Bloomington's longest running beer festival. 350+ beers from around the world, including six of your favorites from Triton! Tickets available at any Big Red Liquors location or on-line at: http://www.eventbrite.com
Saturday, October 18
The Munster Ale Fest 2014 at Centennial Park (900 N. Centennial Drive, Munster, IN), from 1-5pm. The town of Munster welcomes you to a most anticipated fall inaugural Ale Fest event. Bring your taste for great beer and spirit for fun as you can choose to sample from more than 100 local and nationwide craft brews. Explore the flavors of the newest craft breweries as they develop their ongoing craft for making delicious brews. Munster Ale Fest will of course have some of the finest local food vendors serving up tasty bites to accompany your tastings. Tickets are limited, so it is highly suggested you purchase tickets early. For info or tickets: www.munsteralefest.com/ 

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 - 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 30 IBU

All house beers are available for $5 growler fills on Mondays all summer long.
$4 Pints of Tow Yard beers on Tuesdays


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.
9/27
Come to Brew Bracket's newest competition: Experimental IPAs! We will be competing alongside seven other local breweries to claim the crown. We are bringing 'Tequila Hoppingbird', our Horse Power Double Pale Ale aged on añejo tequila soaked oak, toasted coconut, and lime. This event runs 6-9 PM at Tomlinson Tap Room and tickets are still available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brew-bracket-tasting-tournament-experimental-ipa-tickets-12679740445 
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
Events: 
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.  

Tin Man Brewing in Evansville
Friday, September 26th at 6pm we will have a tap takeover at Rockstone bar in Fishers. Tap List:
Circuit Bohemian Pilsner
Rivet Irish Red Ale
Alloy American Pale Ale
Overlord Imperial IPA
Barleywine
Apricot Sour

https://www.facebook.com/events/759926207378833/

Saturday, September 27th we will be pouring at the Noblesville Brewfest. We’ll be pouring:

Herald Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Circuit Bohemian Pilsner
Apricot Sour Ale
Barleywine

https://www.facebook.com/events/506091152861387/

And Sunday, September 28th we are participating in a Brews Cruise in Evansville. Here is a link to that information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/672115612883622/

Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis

Thursday’s Beer:30 Release
Kattenstoet Belgo Pale
September is full of fests. So many Oktoberfests, as a matter of fact. Kattenstoet celebrates a Belgian festival of cats. Long story. It’s a Belgo Pale and it’s on tap in the taproom on Thursday.

Events:

09/24/2014
Art to Defeat ALS - Silent Auction at Flat 12. Includes a piece from Rob Caputo, brewer.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
09/25/2014
Defining "Drink Local” - Bring a maltster, yeast scientist, brewer, hop farmer, home brew supplier and friends together for a GPO moderated discussion.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
09/26/2014
Rocketship Comedy w/ Matt Braunger – the Rocketship Comedy Tour rolls on with Matt Braunger.
8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
09/27/2014
Brew Bracket – Experimental IPAs!
All Day
09/27/2014
Valpo BrewFest 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
09/27/2014
Noblesville BrewFest3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
09/27/2014
Indy Urban Acres: Farmraiser6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
09/27/2014
Irvington BrewFest7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
09/27/2014
Indy 11 versus Carolina RailHawks7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Coming Soon: Reel to Reel Film and Rocketship Comedy collide for an old-timey slide show. Events
 In The Taproom

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: Rocky Ripple Pale Ale with Falconer Flight 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:

Join Query and Schultz and WNDE 1260am for a LIVE broadcast this Friday September 26th at our Downtown Indianapolis Scotty's Brewhouse from 3pm-7pm (some say there might even be an appearance by Scotty himself)

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. 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

On October 2nd Upland Brewing Company will open an online lottery for the release of three of its prized sour ales: Kiwi, Dantalion, and Permission Slip.

The lottery will open at noon EDT on Thursday October 2nd and close at noon on October 9th. To enter visit www.uplandsours.eventbrite.com.

You must specify your preferred pick-up location (Bloomington Brewpub or Indianapolis Tasting Room in Broad Ripple) at the time of entry, and pickup locations cannot be changed after a reservation request has been made.

Lottery winners will be randomly drawn and notified via email on October 13th, and can purchase the sour ale(s) they were awarded at their preferred pickup location from October 22nd through November 5th. People who wish to take a sour brewery tour, offered November 1st at 3 and 4p.m. and November 2nd at 3, 4, 5 p.m, should choose Bloomington as their pickup location. Reservations will be required for tours and can be made by emailing sours@uplandbeer.com.

Bottles may be picked up at the Bloomington Brew Pub 11am-midnight Mondaythrough Thursday, 11am-1am Friday and Saturday, and noon to midnight Sunday, or at the Indianapolis Tasting Room 4pm-10pm Monday through Thursday and noon to midnight Friday and Saturday. Please note the Indianapolis Tasting Room cannot sell carryout on Sunday, in accordance with Indiana state law. Each bottle will cost $25 plus applicable sales tax.

May the odds be ever in your favor...



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 booked our first first Food & Beer Pairing Diner on Thursday 10/30. We'll be pairing some seasonal foods with Epic Brewing's Belgian Wit, Sour Apple Saison, Brainless on Cherries, Imperial IPA & Pumpkin Porter. The food menu will be completed closer to the event. $55 for 4 courses & 5 beers. Start time of 7 pm, reservations can be made via email (shoeflyindy@gmail.com)

Lino's in Speedway
Sun King Tap Takeover
September 26th @ 6 PM

Lino's After Hours
September 27th @ 10PM - 3PM
- $3.50 pints of Sun King and discounted liquor
- $2 cover charge benefitting Dax's Dreams
- DJ Beats by Berts

alt103 Thirsty Thursday
October 2 @ 5PM -7PM
- Featuring local brewery (TBA)
- Free food buffet
- Concert ticket giveaways
- alt103 DJ appearance

Green Flash Tap Takeover
October 3 @ 6PM
- First tap Takeover featuring an out of state brewery

Carson's Brewery Tap Takeover
October 10 @ 6PM

People's Brewing Company Tap Takeover
October 17 @ 6PM

Bloomington Brewing Tap Takeover
October 24 @ 6PM 

The Heorot Pub in Muncie


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:
  • 9/30 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.



Beer & Fundraising Events


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.



The third annual Noblesville Brew Fest will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Forest Park.

The Aberdeen Project will perform. http://www.theaberdeenproject.bandzoogle.com/fr_home.cfm
Advance tickets cost $25. We'll have microbrews from dozens of breweries, a band, food trucks and lots of fun. Check the beer list here http://www.forestparkpool.org/Brewfest/




Saturday, September 27th 1:00-5:00 in Downtown Valpo

Featuring:
  • More Than 175 Craft Brews to Sample From
  • Great Eats Available for Purchase
  • Live Zydeco Music
  • New Belgium Brewery VIP Takeover - Featuring: Sours and more (VIP's only) 
  • Firkin Cellar
  • Limited to 3,000 Attendees - See more here



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.

24 September 2014

TFN 11: Tailgate for Something PLUS a preview of Barrels On Bonna Beer Festival


It's back everybody!

Tailgate for Nothing 11 will be on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 starting at 11am. But it is no longer for nothing...

Welcome to Tailgate for Something!

This year we are asking for a donation ($10 suggested for each car) that will be given to charity (we selected one, but we are waiting to make sure they are comfortable being associated with Hoosier Beer Geek). And, as usual, it is a sharing event. That means you bring beer (it doesn't have to be rare or extreme) and you bring food (it doesn't have to five star) and you share it with everybody. Because they will share with you!

#TFN11 will be at Black Acre Brewing Company's new production facility at The Coal Factory (5529 Bonna Avenue, Indianapolis 46219), located 2 blocks south of their Historic Irvington brewpub. Along with tailgating, you will get a chance to see the "before" of The Coal Factory and Black Acre's new facility.

But as the announcer on the game show says, "THAT'S NOT ALL!"...

On October 10, 2015, Black Acre will host the First Annual BARRELS ON BONNA, Indy's Barrel-Aged Beer Festival. As part of its coming out party, Black Acre will be sharing a few barrel aged goodies. That's right, they are hosting AND sharing. They get it...

So bring yourself, your friends, your beer, your food.