Fort Wayne and other North news

I recently had the distinct opportunity of drinking the Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery of Brooklyn, NY at J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House (Fort Wayne) and here are my notes about this wonderful beer – Corked and caged bottle. Small tan head with excellent retention, one ring of lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. The aroma came together very nicely-malt, caramel, dark fruits, spicy, and some notes of honey. The flavor was not to be outdone-malty, caramel, some notes of honey, dark fruits, spicy, and the ABV was present but not overly so at 9%. Tingly mouth feel and medium bodied. A very, very nice beer indeed! Nicely balanced and a sipping beer for sure. More than worthy of a try, would drink this again if it comes my way, and this is not a beer to be taken lightly.

Some news taken from the latest Mad Anthony Brewsletter

  • “Mug Club members! Join us Wednesday June 3rd for the tapping of our summer seasonal, “Summer Daze Wheat.” This beer is brewed with a hypnotic blend of wheat, honey, caramel malt, and various natural aromatics. This annual ale is substantial in character yet remains light, crisp, and refreshing. All mug club members are invited to join us from 5-7pm as we tap the first keg of the season and as usual there will be complimentary food.”
  • “Stop by the newest Mad Anthony location in Elkhart IN and check out their newly opened Beer Garden. This is a great spot to enjoy a hand crafted beer while enjoying great atmosphere, sunshine, and great food. The Elkhart location is also accepting reservations for their banquet room. Able to accommodate parties up to 60 people, we can provide a customized menu, large screen tv, AV equipment, which makes this the perfect location for a large party or that perfect place to host your business meetings.”
  • “This years Mad Anthony Golf Outing and Octobeerfest will be held on the weekend of Sept 18th & 19th. This years golf outing will be held on Friday at Bridgewater East Golf Club and The Octobeerfest Celebration will be held on Saturday the 19th from 2 – 6PM. Watch for more details as they become available.”
  • “Each brew we do in our production brewery yields 32 kegs or 496 gallons of Hand – Crafted Ales. The production brewery is averaging 2 brews per week.”

Crown Brewing (Crown Point, IN) currently has on tap:Special Force Ale which is an American Style IPA, Smokestack Amber Ale which is an American Amber Style Ale, Celtic Pride Irish Stout, and Crown Town Brown Ale.