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April 6
Rock Bottom College Park tapping RYEnocerous IPA; 6 p.m.
Tomlinson Tap Room, Northwest Indiana Beer tasting; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

April 7
Victory Field, Indiana brews on tap:
Oaken Barrel “Victory” Amber behind home plate and Razz Wheat in the outfield stands
Sun King Commemorative “1887” rotating with other Seasonals and Sunlight Cream Ale at Captain Morgan cove

Victory Field, Indiana brews in bottles/cans at various concession stands for the season:
Oaken Barrel “Victory” Amber and Razz Wheat
Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale and Osiris Pale Ale
Upland Wheat Ale and Dragonfly IPA

Binkley’s Kitchen and Bar, Brew Club; 7 p.m. Features Certified Cicerone Cari Crowe with Upland brews. For more, call 722-8888.

April 8

Lafayette Brewing Company releases Bumpy Face Agave Wheatwine. Brewer Greg Emig describes it as “stuffed with pale and wheat malt.” Ingredients include organic raw blue agave syrup and Chinook and Amarillo hops. Emig: “A smooth alcohol warming blends nicely with the big citrus and malt flavors, served in our brandy snifters.”

April 12

Beginning Brewing Class. Great Fermentations; 6 p.m.

April 17

Brew Bracket Inaugural Spring Tournament. Indiana State Fairgrounds, Pioneer Village Our Land Pavilion; 1-5 p.m. (doors at 12:30). Much like a Sweet 16 tournament, participants can vote for their favorite IPA through a blind tasting of 16 IPAs from Indiana breweries. The majority vote of 400 people will advance a winner through the bracket and eventually identify the People’s Choice Champion IPA. For more information, the participating brewer list and to buy tickets ($35; designated drivers pay just $5), visit

New On Tap & In Bottles

Rathskeller, Sun King Maibock, a lighter-colored, drier, and slightly hoppy Spring alternative to darker, maltier Winter beers like Doppelbock.

In stores and pubs, New Albanian Brewing Company 22-oz bottles of Elector, Elsa Von Horizon and Hoptimus.

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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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