Beer Buzz: Cans at Kahn's 

click to enlarge Cutters Monon, a "full-bodied, floral" brew.
  • Cutters Monon, a "full-bodied, floral" brew.

A May 22 showcase at Kahn's proved that Indiana craft is in league with the best from nationwide and abroad. Twenty-seven different brews in cans across styles were featured. Cutters Monon is full-bodied, floral; Arcadia Whitsun [Michigan] is darker, tarter; Goose Island is lighter, lemony. Oskar Blues' savory sweet Mama's Little Yella Pils has won multiple medals, as has Sun King's crisper, drier Popcorn Pilsner. All are different, and all satisfy; like good literature, music, drama, dance, good beer has that special element of transcendence. Check all out on specials.

New brews

Black Acre: Carver's Army and Ghost Bees (Braggot). "Braggots are meads," they explain. "Ours was aged in an Apple Brandy barrel and features semi-sweet honey and apple notes, with a subtle alcohol warmness."

Indiana City is celebrating its first anniversary with 14 retro brews and its newest Kolsch-style ale INFIELD, a clean, crisp, delicately balanced session beer finishing with a refreshing tang.

Oaken Barrel, Greenwood: King Rudi Hefeweizen

Half Moon, Kokomo: Rye of the Moon.

Easley is introducing a new award-winning brand: Sweet Tulip Wines. Find them at Easley's, Walgreens and Marsh stores.


May 30
Indiana craft in cans tasting at Crown Liquors downtown (150 N. Delaware), from 4-7 p.m.

New Belgium, makers of Fat Tire Ale and the hard-to-get Lips of Faith beers, brings its Clips Beer and Film Tour to Bloomington at Bryan Park from 8-11 p.m. Free entry; food trucks available; beer sales will benefit Open Streets Bloomington.

May 31
Beer for Birds, benefitting Pheasants Forever of Indiana, at eventzPLUS (7960 Castleway Dr.), from 6-10 p.m.

June 3
Trivia Tuesday at Rock Stone Wood Fired Pizza, 11501 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, 6-10 p.m. A plethora of Triton Beer, trivia and pizza.


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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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