Misc News – Jan 11

Education: BeerMBA. Fishers. Ron Smith’s 3-part classes.

On Saturdays, Jan 23rd, Feb 6th, Feb 13th
And on Fridays, Feb 12th, 19th, 26th

Roger Baylor tells us "Through the kind offices of Indiana University’s Southeast’s Division of Continuing Studies, there’ll be two offerings of my non-credit beer education class during the spring semester of 2010. The first time we held the class in the spring of 2009, I was inspired to write about it: Beer class tonight.

The 2010 listings are now posted at IUS’s web site, where you can register and pay for the course. The price is $65, which includes my time and tales, the venue and numerous beer samples." 1st session: February: 3, 10, 17, and 24 (all Wednesdays)
2nd session: April 7, 14, 21, and 28 (all Wednesdays)
Times: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: NABC Pizzeria & Public House

NABC has also posted the preliminary list for Gravity Head 2010, beginning Friday, February 26. 8 to 18 percent. Heck, the lightest is Harviestour Ola Dubh Special 18 Reserve 2008. On Tap! BeeCreekBottlingLine Bee Creek Brewery now has a 4-head Meheen bottling line from Lake Louie Brewing in Wisconsin so we can get more Hoosier Honey Wheat – and soon Clay County Coffee Stout. See it in action on their web site. The welded-up vessel behind it is a homemade 30bbl fermenter. Their major outlet has become Baesler’s Market in Terre Haute. The Courier-Journal has a good essay on why the growler bill may not pass. Legislature to look at alcohol law changes. This from Paul Edwards:

"According to an article in the Indy Star, Veolia (the Indianapolis Water Company)will be adding additional chlorine to the city water supply as part of an annual disinfection maintenance effort, This will go on until early March or so. So if you use tap water for your brewing, make sure you either use activated charcoal filtering or something like Campden tablets to remove the chlorine. You ought to be doing this anyway. I’ll be stopping by the hardware store for a new filter cartridge for my filter. One Campden tablet will bind up the chlorine or chloramine in 20 gallons of water."

Out but probably not headed to Indiana: Mikkeller 1000 IBU. Not a typo. An even stranger style: Proefbrouwerij Witte Noire – not a black Wit, an Imperial Amber Wheat Ale. a little info And even stranger: Guy Ritchie in brewery plan.