Bloomington Craft Beer Week has begun! We were already able to drink a Hop Strike India Pale Lager collaboration beer which delivers tropical and deep fruit flavors and a nice clean finish. Hop Strike is a collaboration by Bloomington Brewing Co., Function Brewing, Quaff On Brewing, The Tap Beer Co., & Upland Brewing. Eight different hops were used along with lager yeast and, perhaps for fun, some hops were added using a drone! This beer is on tap at cooperating breweries while it lasts. #BCBW is on!
Events start today, Saturday April 4, including a release party of 10-Speed Hoppy Wheat on tap & in a firkin at Bloomington Brewing’s Lennie’s pub, at 4:00 with prizes at 5:00. There is a bicycle tune-up station outside starting a 3:00. 10-Speed has Mosaic hops for that citrus, pineapple flavor.
Earn a free glass and chance to win a VIP brewery event on the Bloomington Ale Trail. Visit all six of these locations (over time) and get your passport stamped for drinking a pint at each: BBC (Lennie’s), Function, Quaff On B’ton, Salt Creek @the Depot, Scotty’s B’ton, & Upland.
All events lead up to The Bloomington Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, April 11, 1:00pm (early bird) or 2:00pm (Gen’l) to 6pm. A FEW TIX MAY BE STILL AVAILABLE HERE
Here are some other events (always check with the location for confirmation or changes):
Sunday, April 5: 7 IN Beers on tap at The Trojan Horse including BBC, Sun King, Upland
Monday, April 6: Bears Place: Sun King Tap Takeover; Quaff On B’ton Meet the Brewer moved to Thursday at 5pm; Brewers 5-Course Beer Dinner $40 at The Tap Beer Bar & Beer Co. 7PM Details HERE; IN Beers featured at Malibu Grill featuring BBC, Tow Yard, Upland
Tuesday, April 7: C3 Restaurant (1505 S Piazza Drive) Switchyard Brewing (opening 2015) tasting event 5-7PM;
Bears Place Upland tap takeover
Wednesday, April 8: The Tap Beer Bar, Taxman Brewing Mini-tap-takeover; Finch’s Taxman Takeover; Function Girl’s Pint Out beer & Chocolate pairing
Thursday, April 9: Function Mayan Chocolate Stout tapping; Nick’s English Hut Upland Tap Takeover 7pm; Bear’s Place Triton Tap Takeover; Big Red Liquors Bloomington Brewing Co. tasting event; NO Coast Reserve Raw Bar Food & Beer Pairing dinner $75, with 18th Street Brewing (Gary, IN) details HERE ; Quaff On Meet the Brewer at 5:00PM
Friday, April 10: Bear’s Place Quaff On Tap Takeover; Function Jalapeno Infused American IPA tapping; The Tap Beer Bar Upland mini-tap takeover; Nick’s English Hut Bloomington Brewing Co. tap-takeover; Upland will tap Vinyl Tap Rye Pale Ale at all Upland locations
Saturday, April 11: BCB Fest! Woolery Mill — always a wonderful event with 65 degree sunny weather, great beer, good times forecast
+ Quaff On B’ton party in their parking lot
+ The Tap Beer Bar Sun King Tap takeover
in other INDIANA BEER NEWS:
Saturday, April 11 is also a day for a 5pm tailgate in the IUPUI parking lot Indianapolis with food, music and Flat 12 beer supporting the Indy 11 pro soccer team.
Upland Brewing opens its lottery for three sour beers (peach, persimmon, Pawpaw) on April 23 at EVENTBRITE HERE
Upland also announced it will launch collaborations with Yazoo Brewing of Nashville, TN, and Great Raft Brewing of Shreveport, LA with details in the future.