This week’s doings:
- Wed: Tapping of Old Curmudgeon Imperial IPA at Rock Bottom, 86th St, Indy. 6pm
- Wed: Beer Diner. Club LaSalle, South Bend. 7pm. $60. details
- Wed: Guest Brewer Discussion. Barley Island Restaurant and Brewhouse, Broad Ripple. 6:30.
- Thurs: Tapping of Old Curmudgeon Imperial IPA at Rock Bottom, Downtown Indy. 6pm
- Sat: Dark & Fruity Beer Class. Towle Theater, Hammond. 4pm. $25
- Sat: Tickets go on sale for Winter Warmer (Feb 12). Lafayette Brewing. They sell out in a few hours.
Sunday Sales editorials:
- Post-Tribune – State should legalize Sunday alcohol sales
- Ft. Wayne News Sentinel – Let’s take another look at Sunday alcohol sales ban – The benefits of lifting it outweigh all the potential problems.
- Indy Star – Heavyweights battle, public left out
John Holl’s travel guide to Indiana breweries isn’t printed yet but he’s already promoting it an Beer Sessions Radio in a 19-minute interview (scroll down a bit), listen to the music the first 5 minutes. Hits for FFF, NABC, New Boswell. Then absinthe talk (which isn’t a bad thing). Bonus segment with Schmaltz’s Jeremy Cowan at the same link. From New Albany: “This Saturday (December 11), Chef Josh Lehman is soliciting your opinion with free samples of frites and sauces. From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Bank Street Brewhouse kitchen crew will offer guests free samples of frites in the form of an assortment: Different cuts of potatoes, different types of potatoes (russets, sweet, Yukon gold) and different sauces for accompaniment, including the seven sauces currently on the menu, along with ten new ones (green curry, rosemary aioli, blue cheese, dill lime aioli, horseradish, hot chili, mango ketchup, peanut sauce and more). Patrons are asked to vote for their favorite cuts, types and sauces. But there’s even more. There will be frites fried in duck fat (which makes everything taste better), and also a special beer for the event.” Colorado is trying to stop pubs from selling beer under 4% ABV. Why? because it’s already against the law. article Ol’Glory beer can’t put the pledge of allegiance on their bottles. article The problem of beer": That it is within a ‘bottle’, i.e. a boundaryless compact 2-manifold homeomorphic to the sphere. Since beer bottles are not (usually) pathological or "wild" spheres, but smooth manifolds, they separate 3-space into two non-communicating regions: inside, containing beer, and outside, containing you. This state must not remain. Get your Klein bottle opener here. Best British headline of the day: JD Wetherspoon flushed with success at Loo Awards