Beer Buzz: Tin Man's Klingon brew 

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Evansville-based Tin Man Brewing has been tapped by the Alberta, Canada-based Federation of Beer to brew the first Star Trek-themed beer for U.S. distribution. Klingon Warnog will be a Roggen Dunkle style ale with hints of banana and clove. According to Star Trek legend, Warnog is a Klingon alcoholic beverage served at O'Dell's bar in the Aneher II neutral zone between the Federation and Klingon encampments.

Klingon Warnog is the second release from Federation of Beer, official partners of the Star Trek franchise. Its first beer, Vulcan Ale, was released coincident with the premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness. A release date has not been determined for Klingon Warnog.

One more Tin Man Canada-related tidbit: Tin Man's Circuit Pilsner won Bronze in its category at the Calgary International Beerfest. 16 oz. cans of Tin Man Circuit Bohemian Pilsner, Alloy American Pale Ale, River Red Ale and Overlord Imperial IPA are available at the Bottle Shoppe, PartiPak Liquors and Shoefly Public House.

News, notes

Bier Brewery will now serve pints on Friday, with customer appreciation hours from 7-9 p.m., when brewery tours buses will be barred from entry. Bier has added its brews on tap at Dooley O'Tooles in Carmel.

Upland's Haystack Lightning American Wheat, the second beer in the brewers' choice Side Trail Series, is now on draft at all Upland locations and will be at select bars and restaurants across the Midwest.


April 2
College Night Beer Tasting at Indiana Ice game featuring Triton, from 6:30 p.m.

Sahm's Place Beer Dinner, 6-10 p.m. featuring Triton Railsplitter IPA, Three Tine Tripel, Pink Ribbon Saison, Deadeye Stout

April 3
Triton brewery, 5 p.m., tapping Hatchblower Pepper IPA with green pepper, chipotles and jalapenos, named for Gus Grissom's nickname. Grissom was inducted into the US Army Air Forces at Ft. Ben.

April 4
First Friday at Tomlinson Tap, tapping Black Acre and Flat 12 collaboration beer.


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