Indiana Beer News – March 29

HowNowBrownCow Chris Norrick has some pictures up of the Ohio Valley Homebrewers Association trip to the Broad Ripple Brewpub for the ISF BOS tapping party. Here, winner John Mills and Kevin Matalucci enjoy the first glasses of John’s just-tapped How Now Brown Cow. More pictures here. A-B to buy Goose Island. $38.8M total. article John Hall comments. Brett Porter (Deschutes) to take over as brewmaster from Greg Hall. article Michigan doesn’t like Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch IPA. Flying dog sues MLCC. article Coming up: Thurs, Mar 31 – New Albanian Bottle Release Party. Keg Liquors, Clarksville. 5-8pm. Fri, Apr 1 – Sun King Maibock tapping at the Rathskeller, Indy.  7:30pm+ Music 9-12pm Sat, Apr 2 – Indiana Breweries by John Holl and Nate Schweiber, the Book initial Signing. New Albanian‘s Public House. 3-6pm. (also at the Bank Street Brewery on Sunday, 12-3pm Mon, Apr 4 – Mead & Cider tapping party. New Day Meadery, Indy. 7pm+ Wed, Apr 6 – Tapping of RYEnocerous IPA. Rock Bottom, 86th St. Indy. 6pm InfineteWisdomTripel “To celebrate the release of Upland‘s specialty Belgain-style ale, Infinite Wisdom Tripel, Upland and the Bluebird are bringing world renowned artist Norton Wisdom to Bloomington to perform with local favorites The Twin Cats and The Main Squeeze.

“Norton Wisdom is a good friend of the brewery, and his work is featured on the label of our Infinite Wisdom Tripel, as well as our Dantalion Dark Wild Ale and Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA. “An art show featuring Wisdom’s works will be held at the Root Cellar in Bloomington on the night of Friday April 22nd. Wisdom will be there to discuss his works, meet his fans, and sign prints and original works that will be available for purchase. “The excitement of Wisdom’s work is not only in the final product, but in the process, which you’ll be able to see first-hand the following night, Saturday, April 23rd at the Infinite Wisdom Tripel Release Concert. Wisdom will be painting original art to the sounds of The Twin Cats and The Main Squeeze at the Bluebird. Doors open at 9pm, and music starts at 10:30.”

The Man Towns are in the preliminary stages of planning a road trip. May 20-21. Bus trip from Indy/Martinsville/Bloomington to Huber Winery, New Albanian Public House, Caesars Casino on Friday starting 2-3pm. Sat is tours in Kentucky – Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Four Roses, Gentleman Cigars. Hopefully under $100 for bus, hotel, and tours. Looking for 30-50 guys. If you’re interested, contact Ed Winders. Proofreader wanted. The Indiana Beer Story (yes I’m writing a book) is ready for proofing and we’re looking for someone to mark up the MS of this 240-page history of Indiana breweries. Don’t need to deal with stuff like cross-referencing page numbers, just check that the text is grammatical and readable. Need it done in 2 weeks. Doesn’t pay anything but you’ll be the fourth person to read the book and you’ll get thanks in print. If you’re interested, call Bob Ostrander at 317-856-6092. Thanks.