Indiana Beer News – Jan 17

Julie Forster sent some pictures of their new tankage at Bee Creek Brewery. Four 7-bbl fermenters and a 15bbl brite tank named Spongebob.  BC-8334 BC-8344 BC-8345 Eric Strader goes to South Bend and says Dogfish Head World Wide Stout Enjoyed at Fiddler’s Hearth and then looks at Some New and Not So New Bottles in Michiana from Stone Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, and Bell’s Brewery. Rodney previews Thr3e Wise Men in an HBG post. Read all bout the 2011 Hop Shortage. LT70 The importers tell us Koningshoeven is defunct. The name will revert to LaTrappe which is is known by in the rest of the world. And an Oak Aged Quadrupel will be added. Left Hand will have TNT Weizen Doppelbock out in February. Made with Lapsang souchong tea. “MillerCoors LLC plans to launch a lemonade-flavored version of low-calorie beer MGD 64, the latest effort by a big U.S. brewer to rejuvenate slumping sales.” says the Wall Street Journal. Do drinkers want a flavored beer or beer with flavor? 2500 year old barley. Did it make a smoky, sour beer? article And it starts. Iowa has a proposed bill that will make it illegal for any business with a liquor license to "manufacture for sale, sell, offer or keep for sale, import, distribute, transport, or possess any caffeinated alcoholic beverage." Alcohol = more than .05% ABV. Caffeine = any at all. A charge of having or serving Kahlua, Tia Maria, Black Russians, Coffee Stouts, Rum & Coke, will all cause the bar to immediately lose its license and forfeit its bond. bill A guy in Milwaukee, of all places, protests beer by bashing cases of cans in a delivery truck. For a half hour. article