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A month of mead

In August, mead is celebrated as the oldest fermented beverage made with honey, water and yeast. Oliver Winery’s newly released collection features different types of mead, often called honey wine, with Camelot Mead, Black Cherry, Mango, Peach and Strawberry.
On August 10, Great Fermentations hosts a guided mead tasting from New Day Meadery. Bring your own fermented beverage to share from 5-7 pm. No cost.

Adding honey to a brew of malt, water yeast and hops creates honey beer. Rock Bottom is featuring Summer Honey Ale through Aug. 12.

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August 8
RAM Brewery, 6:30 p.m., tapping Doomsday Scenario Imperial Red.

Tilted Kilt Local Beer Night, 5-7 p.m. features Triton’s Sin Bin Belgian Pale Ale.

August 9
Rock Bottom">Rock Bottom downtown, 6 p.m., tapping a firkin of double-dry-hopped IPA, a cask conditioned beer.
“Enjoy Real Ale the way it was intended before the industrial revolution and refrigeration. This naturally carbonated and not-so-cold-you-can't-taste-the-flavor ale will get you in tune with your beer taste buds,” invites brewmaster Jerry Sutherlin.

Triton Brewing Company, 5 p.m. tapping 500 Monks Belgian Dark Strong. KG's Slider Station will be vending.

August 10
Taste of the World Trivia Event, Knights of Columbus, 7 p.m. benefit for Timmy Global Health features Bier Brewery.

Upland sponsoring “a super cool show” at Radio Radio including Whistle Peak, KO, and Jascha for $5.

August 11
Fisher’s Forum, Circle City Derby Girls event with Triton Brewing Company.

Wine & Beer Festival New Orleans Style at Headwaters Park West in downtown Fort Wayne. 2-6 p.m. $25 advance, $30 at the gate, $15DD. Sponsored by Cap n' Cork and Mad Anthony Brewing in support of Junior Achievement.

Beer MBA Class 3 at Payless Liquors, 726 Adams St., Carmel. 2-5:30 p.m. $50 per class or $135 for series of three.


August 12
Upland Bloomington, Slow Food Fest, 4-7 p.m. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

August 14
Rock Bottom downtown Gummy Gummerson tapping, 6-6:30 p.m.

“This dry-hopped wheat ale is somewhere between an American Pale Ale and a refreshing wheat ale. Pacific Northwest hops give a great citrus flavor and aroma, Canadian Winter Wheat adds a refreshing flavor and depth,” reports brewmaster Jerry Sutherlin.

On tap and in bottles and cans

RAM on tap: Bayside Steam-California Common, Mr. Maniacal IPA, Barefoot Wit.

Sahm's Place in Broad Ripple has added Flat12 Pogues Run porter, New Albanian Elsa Von Horizon and New Albanian Tunnel Vision to their bottle selection.

All Scotty’s Brewhouse locations now are serving Thr3e Wise Men Beers. Newly “launched” are Thr3e Wise Men @Brewhouse Brown #AwesomeSauce and Thr3e Strikes Spitball IPA.

Oaken Barrel, Greenwood: new seasonal American Brown Ale has a less malty taste with hoppier finish than the traditional English Brown Ale.

“It is the first time we've brewed this beer and it is getting rave reviews from regular customers,” says owner Kwang Casey. “We have completed our brewery expansion and are brewing in full capacity. We welcome Sara Turner to our Oaken Barrel brewing team. Sara was an intern in our brewery for the last several months before officially joining the Brew Crew. She has shown great knowledge of beer and has learned the craft of brewing quickly. Maybe she will follow footsteps of our former brewer Tonya Cornett, who became the National Brewer of the Year in 2010.”

Tomlinson Tap Room, mezzanine level of the Historic Market House, now open
 Mon.-Thurs.: 2-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 12 noon-9:00 p.m. Kristin Knapp is bar manager. Call 317-423-2337 or email.

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