Beerocracy I

For those beer lovers near or in Indianapolis, 
Kahn’s Fine Wines and Spirits has started a little event called:
 
Beerocracy I took place at Kahn’s North Willow store from 6pm-8pm. 
5 tables set up with variety of beer styles and snacks. 
First off: What was available!
(What I tried in Bold)
Yum!

Table 1:
Victory Prima Pils
Victory Headwater Pale Ale
Victory Moonglow
Victory Golden Monkey – Belgian – Style Golden Ale (ABV 9.5%
/ IBU 25)
nice touch of spice, sour ale
Hoppin’ Frog Hoppin’ To Heaven IPA
Hoppin’ Frog Black & Tan – Hoppin’ To Heaven blended w/ BORIS the Crusher stout (ABV 7.6% / IBU 65)
Hoppin’ Frog Silk Porter – English Style Robust Porter (ABV 6.3% / IBU 26 ) 
** Sun King Isis IPA
special bullet delivery by Sun King
*Firestone Walker
Brewing Company – Parabola – Russian Imperial Stout
brought in from staff’s private collection.
Oh My Goodness — Smooth, stout, deliciousness

Table 2:
All Upland:
Rad Red Amber Ale
Dragonfly
Bad Elmer’s Porter  – American Robust Porter (ABV 5%  / IBU 19.6)
Schwarz – German-style Lager (ABV 5.3%/IBU 25.3) 
seemed to be missing something – felt flat. 

Table 3:
Goose
Island 312 Urban Wheat
Goose
Island Honkers Ale – English-Style Bitter (ABV 4.2% / IBU 30)
Goose
Island Matilda – Belgian-style Pale Ale (ABV 7% / IBU 32)
there was a little sweetness to this beer
** Sun King Dominator Dopplebock
My love – Saison!
at the event is was nice, but off the tap at Sun King – This has a nice smooth spicy too it

Table 4:
Coney Island Lager – Vienna Lager Dry Hopped w/ Cascade Hops (ABV 5.5% / IBU 28)
Hebrew Gensis Ale
Founder’s Pale Ale
Founder’s Centennial IPA
Founder’s Porter
have had this before — well made porter!
Hebrew Lenny’s Bittersweet RIPA
The Bruery Mischief – Belgian – Style Golden Ale Dry -hopped with American Hops (ABV 8.5% / IBU 35)
This was a greater starter to my new love affair with The Bruery
The Bruery Saison Rue  – Belgian Style – Farmhouse ale (ABV 8.5% / IBU 30)
This and Victory – Golden Monkey were my A+ beers of the night.. nice compliments of sour in each

Table 5:
Yeastie Boys Digital IPA – American – Style IPA (ABV 7% / IBU 77) 
very strong nose, but for a high IBU still smooth
TO OL Final Frontier DIPA
Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black – American – Style Porter (ABV 6% / IBU 50) 
not my style of porter, too hoppy 
Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast – Aggressively Dry Hopped American – Style Oatmeal Coffee Stout 
(ABV 7.5% / IBU LOTS )
It is one seriously hopped stout – it is deceiving. I think the hops over powers all and you don’t get any of the oatmeal or the coffee flavors
*Anchorage Brewing Company
Bitter Monk  – Belgium Double IPA 
from Kyle’s at Kahn’s private stash
Beer aged in French Chardonney barrels – Very well done
Call all y’all it’s the Yeastie boys!

Add some Hops, much?




So now you know what was offered.. and I know it looks like I didn’t drink that much, but seriously there was a lot of beer to be had! All the staff was great.  The Upland station was from the brewery. Table 4 had someone from Cavalier Distributing, whom I remember from Winterfest – (wearing a Founder’s flag as a cap and working at Founder’s table). Table 5 – was Kyle  part of the Twitter handle @Beer_at_Kahns
It was a great time to taste a lot of beers not normally available in Indiana for tasting. Ran into a IndianaBeer.com reader (Hi Kevin!  aka @myers41) When Beerocracy II comes, I highly suggest checking it out! 
The best part though was at 7:30 – the raffle for Kahnoisseur Klub members started:
**If you are a Kahnoisseur Klub member(which by the way is only $10), you got the option to take part at a raffle at the end of the night to win the chance to buy some limited released beers! **
Raffle Prizes available for winning a chance to buy

I won the chance to buy : 

Which is now in my pantry “aging” 🙂 
What else can I say? Free tastings – Great Location – Friendly beer lovers all around? Oh, yeah – Go to Beerocracy II!
Until then: Check out what is coming up next week at Kahn’s Fine Wines and Spirits:
Battle of Belgium 2342 W. 86th Street
March 7-10
6-8 pm
Brackets available online or at all Kahn’s locations!
more info call or tweet to @Beer_At_Kahns
All is fun in ale and lagers! 
Cheers – 
Kathleen