Feeling thirsty? Rita has your roundup of new brews and special events for the next two weeks.
- Nov. 26
- Pints with a Purpose is honoring Veterans by donating a portion of each pint sold to support Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation, a statewide nonprofit that helps homeless veterans return to self-sufficiency and engages at-risk veterans to prevent them from becoming homeless.
Daredevil, 1151 Main St., Speedway
- Nov. 17, all day
- Draft & can release, J.W.P. American Stout; delivers a huge bouquet of aromas and abundant flavors of rich, silky espresso and chocolate from the combination of nine grains and American hops. Also on draft: Nitro J.W.P. and Tres Tico J.W.P.
Metazoa, 140 S. College Ave.
- Nov. 17, 3-6 p.m.
- Releasing Whooping Crane-berry Wit; 10% of all can purchases go to the International Crane Foundation to support their efforts to increase awareness, identification, knowledge and appreciation of these charismatic birds. Free admission includes David Evans Music live.
Great Crescent Brewery, 315 Importing St., Aurora
- Nov. 17, starts noon
- Celebrating 10 years of Aurora craft beer; tapping GCB homebrew competition winner “Darkness on the Edge of Brown Porter” created by Indianapolis-homebrewer Rick Burkhardt. Original music by singer/songwriter Dennis O’Hagan starts at 7 p.m. No cover charge.
Black Acre Brewing Co., 5529 Bonna Ave.
- Nov. 23, 2 p.m.
- Releasing 2018 New Day Imperial Breakfast Magpie on draft. 14.6% ABV, along with 2017 version on draft and 2018 Black Acre Breakfast Magpie Beard Tax on draft and in bottles for carry out. 21 and up.
Chilly Water, 719 Virginia Ave.
- Nov. 23, all day
- Bottle release, 12.1% ABV Friend of the Devil Doppelbock, aged in Old Pogue Bourbon barrels; packaged with individual bottle numbers and wax sealed. And plan ahead for 'Jerry Christmas and Happy Bob Weir' party on Dec. 28, 8 p.m.; live music of the Grateful Dead by Shelf Dusters Union with special guest Dan Krzywicki on keyboards; Tapping Barrel-Aged Sticky Fingers Imperial Breakfast Stout, aged in Hotel Tango Distillery “freshly dumped bourbon barrels.”
Flat12 Bierwerks, 414 Dorman St.
- Nov. 24, 7 p.m.
- Babes in Boyland event benefiting The Julian Center features a limited release beer specially brewed by Holly Miller of Black Acre Brewing Co., and Flat12’s Valerie Green with Head Brewer Sean Lewis. More here: #babesinboyland
Centerpoint, 1125 E, Brookside Ave.
- Nov. 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
- Books, Brews & Brains science book club features Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superatheletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. UIndy Biology faculty member David Wolfe is the scientist guest; Cari Lewis Tsinovoi facilitates the on-going Quantum Leap series. Contact Mel Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org) for 2019 schedule.
Sun King, 135 N. College Ave.
- Nov. 27, 6 p.m.
- CANv CAN Do Party on Giving Tuesday; checks from CANvitational 2018 go to: IndyHub, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Art with a Heart, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, and Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center.
Black Acre Brewing Co., 5529 Bonna Ave.
- Nov. 27, 4-11 p.m.
- Pints for a Purpose on National Day of Giving; for every pint sold, donating $1 to the T.C. Howe Alumni Association Scholarship Fund for scholarships to Seniors at T.C. Howe Community High School.
Ash & Elm Cider Co., 2104 E. Washington St.
- Nov. 30, starts at noon
- Can and draft release of Marigold Chai Cider, a blend of Chai tea [cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and clove], cold-brew black tea and A&E’s base cider; refreshing and warming
Openings and Closings:
Bier Brewery opened their satellite location in Carmel last week, 13720 N. Meridian St. (136th and US 31). “Same Bier, added community,” is Ryan Conner’s succinct summary of the expansion. “We are simply excited to share our great bier with more people and create the same connections we have made thus far. It goes beyond the bier for us.”
Happy Brewing, 3902 N. Illinois St., has closed unexpectedly. A Facebook post from Oct. 28 states: Due to entirely unexpected circumstances, we have to move our brewery to another location. We don’t know where the new location will be. Everything is going into storage while we look. We will still be working on recipes, brewing new and great beers. This is our dream and our passion. We appreciated all the local support and hopefully you will visit us at our new place once we reopen.