Indiana Beer News: Craft Beer Week in Bloomington

From “meet the brewers” to many special tappings at locations all over Bloomington (IN), THIS is the start of Craft Beer Week in Indiana. The culmination is The Beer Festival on Saturday, April 13, 4:00 admission, 3:00 VIP entry details here.

Highlights of the Week’s Events:

Lennie’s, home of BBC, has beer inspired menu items all week starting 4/7.
Scotty’s offers $8 growler fills of Thr3e Wise Men Indiana beer all week (except Sunday)
Grazie Restaurant Cutters taps of pale, IPA, Scottish

Tuesday, April 9,
Yogi’s Bloomington fills all 55 TAPS with ONLY Indiana Craft Beer all week. Tuesday Beer School, features FLAT12 Van Pogue (Vanilla Porter), Nunmoere Black and Half Cycle IPA.

The Tap Beer Bar Bloomington, hosts a PRO-BREWER PANEL featuring Indiana brewers Clay Robinson from SunKing, Ted Miller from Brugge, Rob Caputo from Flat12,+ Justin Miller from Black Acre and moderated by Jeff Mease of Bloomington Brewing Co. 6:30 with special beers from each.

Wednesday, April 10,
Bloomington Brewing Company features a Beer Pairing dinner with CIA trained Chef David Tallent, at Restaurant Tallent call for details 812-330-9801

Girls’ Pint Out meets at The Tap Bloomington + fund-raiser in the Back Room for Habitat for Humanity.

Tap take-overs at famous Nick’s English Hut;$3 local pints 7p-10p daily in the Hoosier room Cutters 4/10, BBC 4/11, Flat 12 & People’s including their COLLABORATION beer (Hoosier Brown Rye) 4/12, Upland 4/13.

Max’s Place, Triton Taps

Malibu Grill, $1 off featured Upland and BBC beers

Thursday, 4/11,
the Bishop bar, Lecture by anthropologist and former Upland brewer Ed Hermann, 6:00

The Tap features Upland’s 15th Anniversary Label, historic Champagne Velvet + other local beer

The Owlery Bar, Fountain Square tap take-over

Nick’s English Hut, meet brewers Floyd and Nick 7-10 with 6 beers bringing 2013 Vision Weiss 1st keg

Friday, 4/12,
tap take-overs continue at most local beer bars,

Lift-Off & Muse from Daredevil and meet the Daredevil brewers at The Farm Restaurant, Root Cellar bar 6-9

New Albanian & Bloomington Brewing tap-takeover at The Tap Beer Bar includes NA Elector, Black&Bluegrass, Naughty Girl Belg. Blonde, RyeBarrel IPA, BBC RyePA, Biere-de-Mars, Vanilla Floyd, Aristotle dry-hopped IPA

Yogi’s taps firkin of Cutters Floyds Folly & of Empire Stout

Alley Bar, Falls City releases Wheat + taps or Pale, Black IPA + Upland ArdRi draught

Max’s Place, Flat12 Tap-take-over

Upland releases Rye IPA with Vinyl Party

Saturday, 4/13, 4-7 Bloomington Beer Festival Our Man Nathan is with Brewers of Indiana Guild and will have an inside story

After Party: The Tap; SunKing and Flat12 pins

another after party at Nick’s English Hut focus on Upland beers

Atlas Bar, Cutters tap take-over with Pale, Half-court IPA, Floyd’s Folly Scottish

local beer flowing at all B’ton Craft Beer Bars

Remember, if visiting Bloomington pay a visit to local Bloomington Brewing Company @Lennie’s and to local Upland Brewing Company Brew pubs!

Here are some shots from yesterday’s (April 6) arrival of Upland’s 15th Anniversary beer, Champagne Velvet, recreation of pre-prohibition lager arriving in Terre Haute, IN, for tapping. Terre Haute was home to the brewery that brewed this once well-known label. our story here

Shown are Marilyn Wheeler wearing her Uncle Jim O’Connell’s shirt which he wore distributing the orginal Champagne Velvet, Arrival of the beer in Terre Haute via beer wagon, Upland Owner Doug Dahoff celebrating the arrival, the first pour of CV at The Copper Bar

The first step in the repeal of the 18th Amendment was the signing of the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 23, 1933. The law made the sale of low-alcohol beer (below 4% alochol by volume, 3.2% by weight) legal once again and took effect on April 7, 1933. In 2009 a group of beer lovers, with the support of the Brewers Assn., took to social media to drum up support for celebrating a National Beer Day on April 7.

Happy Beer Day.


Greg Kitz