Indiana Beer News – April 6

Here’s the WHAS news report and video from the Holl/Schweber Indiana Breweries book signing in New Albany over the weekend. Good job. Beervana gives Indiana Breweries a glowing review. with some stats: “What did leap out was how: 1) small, and 2) new the market for good beer appears in Indiana.” Mark Snelling of Bee Creek Brewery tells us “Bee Creek is expanding again.  Grain handling had become too much of a hassle, so we’ve added a large grain bin and augers to move the grain around.  In the background you can see the new 15 barrel brite tank as well.  As soon as we can figure out how to fit a 10 foot tall tank under a 9 foot tall ceiling, we will have that available as well.” BeeCreek-GrainBin Rock Bottom has a new, temporary, beer menu. Their website now says “There is a unique beer menu at every Rock Bottom in addition to our core line up of consistent flavor profiles that you can expect at any Rock Bottom you visit nationwide. But, you’re thirsty and want to know what beers you can expect down here, right? Well, you can always expect to find a pint of one of these: RockBottomTempBeerMenu Liz is tapping Rye IPA tonight at 6pm. Her handpull has Double Barrel Pale Ale flowing but it’s a secret. Soft but not to the creamy stage which works well. Other events this week: Wed, Apr 6 – Northwest Indiana Beer tasting. Tomlinson Tap Room, Indy. 5:30-7:30pm Fri, Apr 8 – Release of Bumpy Face Agave Wheatwine. Lafayette Brewing Sat, Apr 9 – Sun King 1887 tapping. Victory Field, Captains Cove. 6:30pm at the season opener. Sat, Apr 9 – Bluechip Brewfest. Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City. $30/$50. Sat, Apr 9 – BJCP Study Group. Indy. 12:30-6pm. Contact Ron Smith We’ve heard of 8 start-ups that should open this year. Black Swan Brewpub – Plainfield – D. J. Macallister – Brewpub
Three Pints Brewing– Plainfield – Tom Hynes – Brewpub
Blue Republic Brewing Co. – Shelbyville – Bill Ballinger – Production brewery
Triton Brewing Co. – Indianapolis – Jon Lang – Production brewery
Fountain Square Brewing Co. – Indianapolis – Skip DuVall – Production brewery
Bare Hands Brewing Co. – Granger – Chris Gerard – Production brewery
Black Acre Brewing Co. – Indianapolis – Justin Miller – Production brewery
Heorot Pub and Draught House – Muncie – Bob Cox – Brewpub (currently a pub) In PA, Troegs (Mad Elf) hits Bethlehem Brew Works (Rude Elf) with a C&D. Ridgeway (Bad Elf, Seriously Bad Elf, Very Bad Elf, Criminally Bad Elf, Insanely Bad Elf) stays out of this fight so far. article What should I drink? Cute flowchart Brewbot: An Automated Homebrewing Machine. What does vanilla smell like? Notes on learning aroma and taste only by smelling and tasting. Moa Breakfast Beer (a Cherry Wheat) is called irresponsible by New Zealand watchdogs. article Quote of the day: " ‘Geek’ is actually probably exactly the right word for a lot of us," said Gera Exire LaTour, who spends much of her spare time brewing at home, judging brewing contests and, of course, drinking obscure beers. article BeerTrap
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