LiL' Charlies Brewhouse Opening Scheduled

LiL’ Charlies Steakhouse And Grill in Batesville, you may remember, is adding a 20bbl brewhouse.

Lil CharliesFrom last November:
There’s a steakhouse in Batesville called Lil’ Charlies that has bought the house next door to hold 20bbl brewery equipment and become a brewpub. Hurrah. Owners Kip and Tricia Miller and Adam Israel’s plan includes a complete overhaul of the restaurant, the addition of a bar area, increased seating, etc. etc. Adam will be the brewmaster along with his chef title – he’s a CIA grad.

Well, they’re getting ready to open and are planning a party on Saturday, Sept 12th in conjunction with Batesville’s first ever Oktoberfest. Their parking lot will be the scene of a small beer festival and Adam is hoping to have some guest breweries pouring (did you get that hint, Jon, Caleb, Floyd, Dan, Mark, John?). Band will start at 6 and a comedian at 10pm.

They will also have a bratwurst eating contest and a homebrew contest. No entry forms available yet but watch their website for details. The new bar area inside will officially open on Monday, Sept 14th.

Ben Ross has put up some excellent pages about the history of Lafayette Breweries. Bohrer and Thieme & Wagner get special attention. "Wastin’ away again in Weihenstephan.
Drinking Kristallweiss from a large stein.
This much is clear,
This is not a dark beer.
And I know it treats me just fine."
                    – Jason Hoppin’ Frog has Hop Master’s Abbey and Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale coming up in September. Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. may show up in Indiana this month. Britain’s Colourful Pub Signs.