Indiana Beer News – March 4

DLD Dark Lord Day is April 30th this year. A big change for the tailgaters this year (from their faq):

“The biggest change for this year is that a ticket will be required to attend the event. This ticket will also guarantee bottle allocation. Regrettably, changes have to be made to ensure the longevity of the event, safety and shorter lines. Without the ticket, there will be no admission to the premises.”

Will the tailgating move across the street? Will the tailgaters who in past years have set up down the block be cleared out? Hundreds or it could be over a thousand folks show up without magic tickets; just for the party. We hope 99.99% of these folks can still be accomodated.

BoomBox The BoomBozz web site says “BoomBozz Taphouse Coming Soon to Indianapolis!”. They’re a 4-unit pizza chain growing in Louisville that is getting good reports (despite having not one silly Z but two). This picture is of the board of the one at Bardstown Rd at Eastern Parkway (stolen from Roger Baylors’s Potable Curmudgeon) shoutout. Cavalier has new JW Lee’s Harvest Ale and we’ll be seeing it and more of some old vintages in stores soon. Greg Koch of Stone says “The great myth of wine and cheese MUST die. Now.”  blog Jason scoops us on the story about Great Crescent Brewery’s cans. Fri. Mar 11. Founders, night at Gravity Head. New Albanian‘s Public House. John Host will be down and 8 Founders will be on tap:

Backwoods Bastard 9.2%
Black Biscuit 10.5%
Breakfast Stout (2009) 8.3%
Devil Dancer Triple IPA 12%
Double Trouble IPA 9.4%
KBS Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2010 11.2%
Imperial Stout 10.5%
Newaygo County Cherry 7%

Half Moon was voted Best of in 8 categories by the Kokomo Tribune: BBQ, Burger, Steak, Wings, Place For Family Dining, Place To Watch The Game, Place To Go And Talk With Friends, and last but certainly not least, Best Place To Catch A Buzz. Jon Templet will tap a Dry Irish Stout on March 10th in celebration of either that or an Irish saint. We’re obligated by unspoken contract to talk about, or at least link to anyone else’s blog article about an article about another article. Especially friend-of-the-show John Holl’s. But we’re not giving it an entire article. Sorry John. IndianaBreweriesBook Oh, and John, we haven’t gotten a review copy of your new Indiana Breweries book. See you at your first Book Signing.  New Albanian‘s Public House. April 2, 3-6pm. Or the next afternoon at the Bank Street Brewhouse.

Get your copy as a thank-you gift during the upcoming WTIU fund drive. Or at Amazon’s pre-order page. Or, well, it should be everywhere in a couple of weeks.

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