December IN Beer!

Looking out my window and seeing snow falling as I write is always somehow shocking.   Here we are in December and since this is Indiana there will be cold day but at least one day forecast for 50 degree (F) high temperature!   There is one sure forecast:  beer abounds and beer events abound.  Check your local brewery for a few.

Flat 12 Bierwerks, has their annual 12 beers of Christmas,  414 N. Dorman St., Indy,   —    December 5-10: Fireside Amber, American Amber ale with chipotle and cinnamon,Walkabout Starfruit of Bethlehem, Pale ale infused with star fruit, Chocolate Mint Stout, Milk stout with cocoa nibs and mint, Tangerine Porter, Pogue’s Run Porter infused with tangerines;   I missed the Chocolate mint but loved the Fireside Amber
December 12-17: Winter Cycle, Double IPA with juniper berries, Dan Patch in a Pear Tree, Witbier infused with pear, The 12th 2017 Perpetual Slumber, Belgian Dark Strong, Koko B. Ware, Milk stout with Swiss Miss, marshmallow fluff, and Dutch baker’s chocolate;  I loved the Koko B. Ware!
December 19-24: Snickerdoodle Blonde, Blonde ale with cinnamon, vanilla, and milk sugar, Mele Kalikimaka, Hawaiian Christmas IPA with pineapple and coconut, Glazed Ham Porter, Brown sugar and all spice porter, Tinker Irish Coffee, Whiskey aged Downtown Tinker Brown coffee brown ale with milk sugar and vanilla. Might make it for the Glazed Ham Porter as I’ve loved before — as different!

Mad Anthony has special beers, 2002 Broadway, Fort Wayne, put on the last remaining keg of 2016 Barley Wine at the Fort Wayne Brewpub before the release of our 2017 Old Crippled Bastard Barley Wine on the Dec. 20th!   They also feature Hop Loco Double IPA at all locations. This is a big, bold, American style Double IPA brewed with six kettle hop additions of five different varieties of American grown hops.


Big Lug has a  beer swap (Secret Santa)  Dec. 23.  1435 E. 86th St. Indy/Nora, 40 spots by reservation only: Bring a beer you want to gift and get a beer of equal rarity. The beer value  $30 a bottle or pack to  no less than $15. Free glass!  Santa Big Lug gives  gifts and sings Christmas tunes. $3 milk stout & free cookies.  Reservations here.

What you may have missed:

Four Day Ray has social media giveaways starting Monday Dec. 11.  11671 Lantern Road, Fishers,  Each day there will be a new opportunity to WIN! Follow them on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Daredevil Brewing celebrates Five Years (congrats folks), 1151 N Main St, Speedway,  Saturday, Dec. 9, 11-11, with $1 pints of Lift Off, RareDevil special  beers such as those aged in aged in Buffalo Trace and also One in Weller bourbon barrels, the Char, and more.,  Pints of Muse, Slip Stream, Rip Cord and Pils will be $5.  I’ll be there!

Indiana City Beer posted  a HomeBrewer Battle for Dec. 10!  24 Shelby St, Indianapolis, Confusing details lead me to suggest you phone them for details.

Function Brewing had a BEER and merchandise sale!   Dec. 10, 108 E 6th St, Bloomington, Beer 25% off to drink or to take!

VISIT YOUR local brewery or tap house and check the Holiday fun!

Breweries  Keep us updated!