Indiana Beer News: Pints with a Purpose at Black Acre! Releases and More!

Sun King released  Caramel Apple Kings Reserve cans November 16 in their tap room.  Available in Four Packs!

OCA now open inside Sun King:  The brewery  opens  a restaurant inside their location.    Oca is a sausage-centric restaurant and cheese and salami counter developed by Chris Eley, owner of Indianapolis’ Goose the Market and Smoking Goose.   Oca, the Italian word for “goose,” features a variety of house-made game, vegetarian, and seafood sausages on a ready-to-eat menu. With a focus on Sun King beer pairings, the ever-changing menu selection will rotate with the best of the seasonal harvest.  This will open one hour after the brewery tap room and close one hour earlier.  Open now!


Black Acre Brewing  gives back to the community on November 28.   Pints with a Purpose! is an  event  created to help provide funding for  the Howe Alumni Association to award scholarships to deserving Seniors at T.C. Howe. For every pint sold that day they donate $1 to T.C. Howe Alumni Association Scholarship Fund!  Black Acre is at 5632 E Washington Street Indianapolis, in the Irvington Historic District and is open  4pm-11pm that day.

Upland Brewing of Bloomington  has placed the Upland sours into many markets from coast to coast.  This year began with launches along the east coast with such cities as Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. , shortly followed by  in Michigan,South Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma, and  California. Certain of the  sours can regularly found at various Upland locations in Indiana.

ABInbev, parent of Anheuser-Busch, makers of Bud Light, switches U.S. leadership to another Brazilian Executive, Michel Doukeris on January 1,  with reports by Dow Jones News Wire that the company’s share of the U.S. beer market, its largest, fell to 44.1% in 2016 from 48.2% in 2011.  The previous U.S. boss, Joao Castro Neves,  has only been in the post since 2015 and is leaving the company.

Beers Might still be available at the following: 

Deer Creek Brewing Anniversary: was  Nov. 22.  17661 Cumberland Road, Noblesville, IN.  $3.75 pints, $2 off carry outs of all kinds, with free food!  Fifteen beers on tap including Java Stout, Belgian Tripel, Count Hopula Imperial IPA, Cork County Red Cream Ale, and more. 5:30 – 8:30

Scarlet Lane Brewing:  Nov. 22, 7724 Depot Road, McCordsville, IN.  3:00 tapping of a   Special release!  Scarlet Lane joined  with Russian River Brewing  to support those impacted by the Sonoma Fires. Sonoma Pride is a  recipe designed in collaboration with Vinnie Cilurzo from Russian River and Mitch Roelecke from Scarlet Lane with Mosaic Hops dancing with a blonde ale recipe for a crisp and hop forward beer. Proceeds to benefit #SonomaPride Campaign.

Ever thought of visiting a brewery on “Black Friday”  in 2017 on Nov. 24? Check your local brewery for specials!

Example:  Flat 12 Bierwerks will open at 10 am till 10  pm on 11/24 and offer special versions of Pinko Russian Imperial Stout:
Death Bear 2017: Pinko Russian Imperial Stout aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. 10.5% ABV | 86 IBU
Solid Bold 2017: Pinko Russian Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with vanilla beans. 10.5% ABV | 86 IBU
Terry’s Chocolate Orange Pinko: Pinko Russian Imperial Stout barrel aged in Heaven Hill bb barrels, orange zest & cocoa nibs. 10.5% ABV | 86 IBU
Cinn Sergey: Pinko Russian Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels infused with cinnamon. 10.5% ABV | 86 IBU
Pinko 2015: Vintage Pinko Russian Imperial Stout. 10.5% ABV | 86 IBU
Pinko 2016: Vintage Pinko Russian Imperial Stout. 10.5% ABV | 86 IBU
Pinko 2017: 10.5% ABV | 86 IBU

Flat 12 has not only beer on tap but bombers and new 8 oz cans of some varieties, as well as deals on mug club memberships and more. All at Flat 12 Bierwerks, 414 N Dorman St, Indianapolis.

Tin Man Evansville:   5th Anniversary Celebration!  On  Black Friday, 11/24, “BEER FRIDAY.”  Can Release of Bourbon Barrel Aged Csar RIS, specialty brews on tap, anniversary glassware, and more!

$5 growler fills on core styles
$5 anniversary glassware ( day-of-only)
$5 off $10 gift card purchase ( limit 4 )