Misc News – Sept 29

2009 GABF winners from Indiana are

  • Barley Island Dirty Helen Brown – Gold – American Brown Ale
  • Brugge Diamond Kings of Heaven – Bronze – American Sour Ale
  • Brugge Bad Kitty Gose – Bronze – German Sour Ale

Almost 10% of the GABF entries (307) were in the Sour or Barrel Aged categories. Medal winners available bottled in Indiana:

Avery Kaiser, Brabant
Barley Island Dirty Helen
Bell’s Lager
Boulevard ZON
Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse
Clipper City Marzhon
Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu, Palo Santo Marron, Midas Touch
Flying Dog Horn Dog 2007, Dogtoberfest, Gonzo, Barrel Aged Gonzo
Great Divide Hoss, Yeti, Old Ruffian
Harpoon UFO
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
Left Hand Smokejumper
Rogue Imperial Chocolate Stout, Mocha Porter
Southampton Publick House Berliner Weisse

The Old Town Ale House in Fishers is closing this coming Sunday. Sigh. In its short existence the Morses made it one of the top 5 beer bars in the state. $2 bottle specials (on everything) until then.

The Old Town Ale House in Fishers is closing this coming Sunday. Sigh. In its short existence the Morses made it one of the top 5 beer bars in the state. $2 bottle specials (on everything) until then. Keg Liquors in Clarksville is bringing down the Southern Tier Imperial Series in bombers from North Coast Distributors up north. At prices of $8 and $10. Thanks Todd. There are liquor store tastings, then there are liquor store stastings. Keg Liquors lined up 30 Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers for about 80 people through the evening. 0909d-KegOktoberfest New Albanian‘s Public House is doing the Monday Night Football thing. Pitchers $10. Pitchers of Pilner Urquell that is.

Their Strathpeffer heather honey beer (without hops) is surprisingly balanced. Sweet malt vs. grassy fresh heather and a hint of peat. Lovely. At New Albanian‘s Bank Street Brewery we can highly recommend the Croque Madame. Hame and Ementaller on toasted sourdough with a perfectly fried egg, fries, and a proper cream sauce. Add a cigarette for a Pushkin Breakfast. The preliminary NABC All-American lineup for Lupulin Land hop festival is up. Starts Oct 16th.

Kennywood Brewing Supply in Crown Point gets good ink in the NWI Times. 0909d-RockysOfest Oktoberfest at Rocky’s Italian Grill and neighboring Buckhead Mountain Grill – Jeffersonville. Oct 3. $5. Music, beers, etc. The President of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers writes a letter to the Indy Star. They print it with the headline "Don’t believe retailers". Making a batch of cider this fall? Great Fermentations has a special blend arriving Oct 10th at $6/gallon. You must pre-order. 0909d-NannyState BrewDog of Scotland was yelled at by the government for its 18.2% ABV Tokyo Stout. So what to do? Make a 1.1% ABV hop bomb and name it Nanny State. article 0909d-BottleCapTurn your cans into bottles for just $10/12. Why? Two words: Widmer Brothers Cherry Oak Dopelbock. Limited release in bombers in October. Molson retirees in Newfoundland and Labrador are getting a cutback in their pension. Instead of 2 cases of beer each month they’ll only get 12 cans. article For the G20 conference in Pittsburgh, the Church Brew Works made a English Brown Ale with ingredients from all 14 participating countries. Indonesian Jackfruit, Russian Buckwheat, Turkish cherry pits. article