Misc News – July 9

P1020618 Liz Laughlin and Jerry Sutherlin both served up there new American Cream Dream at the Rock Bottoms in Indy last night. We made it to the 86th St. store where Liz has three new winners:

  • American Cream Dream IPA – With Centennial, Nugget, and a bit of Cascade hops for that fresh, floral feel. At 7.6% this bee can only be described as "soft". Soft on the nose, soft on the tongue. Beautiful stuff.
  • Oatmeal Stout – Also freshly on tap. It starts full and creamy and finishes medium bitter with a light body and quick finish. 6.4%. It gives the best of a full-bodied stout and leaves you feeling like you just had a sip of Vienna Amber. Dan’s calling it the best beer Liz has ever made and he might be right.
  • Simcoe IPA – This one comes in at 7.1% and the local hopheads are loving it.
  • The current Wheat is a hoppy American-style.
  • A Cask Conditioned Dry Hopped Pale Ale is on the handpull. It’s mildly hopped with Centennial and Cascade. Still, it comes across earthy as a British Pale.
  • The Happy Pils coming out on August 11th will be all Sterling hops.

The Northside Rock Bottom advertised July 4th growlers in-store heavily with reservations for commemorative swing-top growlers and sold 82 of them at $25. Also 75 other new growlers and 96 refills. Good start to a new era. The initial Indiana Breweries beer list for the Indiana Microbrewers Festival is available for your inspection. Sun King’s Johan the Barleywine goes on tap at MacNiven’s on Monday. WEEMAC-Can1 Sun King have also picked their third canned beer. Wee Mac Scottish Ale has label approval and should be out in October in 16oz cans. Great choice. Bob Mack wonders if the Down Economy Helping Craft Beer? If you’re not going to the Indiana Microbrewers Festival at least stop in at the beer festival at Windsor Castle that weekend. They’ll have Old Windsor Dark Ale among the 40 cask-conditioned beers. article Big Woods T-shirts aren’t waterproof proof (hint, it’s a girl in a wet Big Woods T-shirt – now you’ll click that link won’t you?)