Misc News – Oct 27

The Hoosier Beer Geeks review Upland’s Teddy Bear Kisses. B.I.G.’s Winterfest details have been sent by Jason: "Winterfest will be on January 29th, 2011. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale online on Monday Nov. 1st. VIP $50, GA $35, DD $10. A limited number of GA tickets will be on sale at select Crown Liquor stores by November 8th. There are no ticket sales at local breweries. I repeat: NO TICKET SALES AT LOCAL BREWERIES. Watch www.IndianaBeerFest.com for further details and a link to purchase tickets." The Trion Tavern gets ink in the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette. What to do this Halloweekend:

  • Fri/Sat – Oct 29 & 30 – Horror, History and Hauntings. Great Crescent Brewery, Aurora. 6pm
  • Fri, Oct 29 – Firkin of Komodo Dragonfly at Sonka Irish Pub, Terre Haute. 5:30pm
  • Sat, Oct 30 – Indianapolis Breweriana Trade Show. BCCA. La Quinta, Beech Grove. Free admission. $8 tables. Info: tom@goecker.biz. 9am-2pm
  • Sun Oct 31 – Firkin Sunday. The Livery, Benton Harbor, MI. 2 Harvest ales.

Schlafly‘s 20th Anniversary will be presented in four volumes, an Imperial Pilsner and three others. 750ml bottles. Due out December 26th, just in time to be an IOU in some St. Louis Christmas stockings. lDuvelGreenGlass Duvel Green is a non-conditioned beer with the same grain, hop, and yeast bill as Duvel Blegian Golden Ale. It’s available in Chicago and should arrive in Indiana soon. more info and tasting notes. Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY, is tripling their capacity in the next few years. This will allow them to have 6 seasonals per year. Fullers has a 2010 Vintage Ale out. There might be an 8th Trappist Monastery on the way to brewing. articletranslated article – hand-translation summary: "The seven trappist monks at Stift Engelszell in Austria would like to raise money for renovation of their buildings and decided to set up a brewery. The beer recipes are being developed by University of Apllied Sciences in Wels, Austria. Local produce will be used to make the beers. Hofstetten brewery from St.Martin im Mühlkreis is to send over their brewmaster for an initial period to oversee production; Stiftsbrauerei Schlägl is said to do the bottling of the beers. – If Engelszell is granted the requested permit to use the protected Trappist logo on its beers, they might be on sale within a year."