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Daily Buzz

Sept. 6

The RAM downtown, 7 p.m., tapping Tom Wallbank’s winning recipe of the “Every Day IPA Challenge.” Wallbank has also won designation as Indiana State Fair Brewer's Cup Home Brewer of the Year.

Beer Sellar, 5 p.m., tapping Bell's The Oracle DIPA Ale, a West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale.

Oliver Winery's 40th anniversary dinner event features their Creekbend Estate Bottled Wines and dinner by Chef Daniel Orr, 5:30 p.m. at the Creekbend Vineyard in Ellettsville. Tickets at 812-876-5800.

Sept. 8
Penrod, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., features an inaugural Indiana Craft Beer Garden featuring Flat 12 Bierwerks, Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. and Upland Brewing Co.

Mad Anthony OktoBEERfest, Headwaters Park West in downtown Fort Wayne, 2-6 p.m., $25.

Midwest Sports Complex Craft Beer Festival, 7509 New Augusta Road, 3-7 p.m., $35.

Sept. 10
Upland, tapping UpCup Winner Andrew Korty’s “Malcolm and Margaret; Scottish Ale 70 Shilling,” described as “very 'sessionable' at 3.5% ABV and 14 IBUs.”

On Tap

Broad Ripple Brewpub: Chris Ingermann’s Vienna Lager, Indiana State Fair Brewers Cup Best of Show winner.

Black Acre: Apricot Wheat, refreshing, unfiltered American wheat with additions of apricot juice; Fair Wind Porter, malty with a strong roast character; Green Tea Pale Ale, light and refreshing with additions of green tea matcha, ginger and honey; Ol’ Fritz Berliner Weisse, German style light sour wheat beer, lemony tart with a champagne-like carbonation.

Thr3e Wise Men: Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest, amber-hued and malty, medium bodied with a slight dry finish featuring Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malt. Hopped with Spalt and Hersbrucker.

Three Floyds' new seasonal Moloko in 22 oz. bottles, on special at Kahn’s, has rave reviews at Its rounded, full-bodied mouth feel and deep roasted and slightly sweet maltiness comes from a portion of golden naked oats and lactose milk sugar.

Plan ahead

Sept. 29 at Tomlinson Tap Room, Brew Bracket is featuring Bourbon Barrel Aged Beers from Barley Island, Bier, Bloomington Brewing, Figure Eight, Flat 12, People's Brewing, The RAM and Triton. Mike Sales, impresario of Indiana’s tournament of craft beers informs us, “Each beer has aged for months in a barrel from Indiana’s own Harrison Bourbon; with the beer style options wide open. This event is a capstone for National Bourbon Heritage month featuring additional tastings of Harrison Bourbon in addition to the beer.” Tickets $45 at

Oct. 6: Tuxedo Park Brewers Fauxtoberfest! 2012, 4 p.m., includes a homebrew competition. Details at


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Rita Kohn

Rita Kohn

Rita Kohn has been covering craft beer and the arts for NUVO for two decades. She’s the author of True Brew: A Guide to Craft Beer in Indiana.

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