And a good time was had by all.
Brad (not pictured here) won the Keg Hold men’s division at 1:54.
Jessica Johnson took Linda Swihart’s throne in the women’s at 1:55.
Clay Robinson shows off a prototype for the Sun King cans to come.
Unfortunately none of Upland’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Teddy Bear Kisses
made it past the jockey box due to an internal leak. Going around the room we found lots of reasons to be at the Winter Warmer.
- Alcatraz Super Sledge – Plenty of alchol and plenty of floral. Maybe the Tanquery of beers.
- Power House Scottish – Smooth, chocolaty, and strong.
- Back Road Number 9 Barleywine – Served in a pin by a handpull. Pure essence of Barleywine.
- Brugge Brasserie Thunder Monkey – Spiced Belgian while the snow still falls.
- Broad Ripple Brewpub – Hopcicle – Quaffable. 7.7%. Lots of Summit. And still quaffable.
- Mad Anthony’s Old Crippled Bastard – A colder and smoother Barleywine than #9. Married.
- Dogfish Head Palo Santo – 10%. 10,000 gallon rare South American vat. etc. etc.
- Lafayette Brewing Marley’s VSOP – Another smooth and potent brew. Malt, Malt, Malt, Balance.
- Upland Banshee Strong Scotch Ale – Roughneck kilt-wearing malt liquor. 7.9%
- Sun King Tipping Point Belgian Dark – All but this 5 gallons is back in Indy aging in Buffalo Trace casks for an April release. Slow buildup to a bright brittle malt candy then a quick descent to the dark side.
- People’s Brewing Mr. Brown – Brash 7% American Brown.
- Tippecanoe Homebrewers’ Circle had many member’s beers for tasting. Linda Swihart’s Dos Diablos Damnit is a Triple with gobs and gobs of pale malt until the whole thing turns spicy.
Along the way, more IPAs, Barley Wines, Smoked Porters, and even a Gose.
The traditional brewer’s picture