Misc News

New Albanian is now Brewing beer at the Bank Street Brewhouse. Half Moon gets ink at the Worth Your Attention blog. Upland’s Schwarz Black Lager is coming to bottles in October. article (thanks Adam) 090731-AlleyCat The Alley Cat Lounge has long been a favorite Broad Ripple hangout with the MySpace crowd. A stop between the Vogue and, well, everything else. Stuff magazine named them one the the Top 20 Dives in the Country. A bastion of Bud in a sea of Stone. That’s about to change. The Cat met Greg Blackman of Cavalier at the Microbrewers Festival and as a result the taps today will include Arrogant Bastard, Founders Dirty Bastard, Coney Island Albino Python Wit, and even Original Sin Hard Cider. Rita covers the Relicale tasting in NUVO. Must have been very old beer. Speaking of Nuvo, congratulation to winners of their Best of Indy 2009 poll:

Best Brewpub 1) Broad Ripple Brewpub
2) Brugge
3) Rock Bottom
Best Liquor Store 1) Kahn’s
Best Indiana Beer 1) Upland
2) Three Floyd’s
3) Oaken Barrel

Monarch Beverage / World Class Beverage has completed the move to 9347 E. Pendleton Pike. 46236. Please change your address books. Sam Adams newest beer in the Brewmaster’s Collection is a Dunkelweizen. Kilchoman Single Malt will be launched in September. Eh? Kilchoman? Japanese? Nope, Islay. That’s right. A new distillery in Islay has been laying whisky in wood since 2005 and they figure it’s time to serve. A Sherry cask finished version will be one of the first to hit the market but none will be officially imported to the U.S. immediately.