Indiana State Museum celebrated the 81st Anniversary of Repeal of Prohibition on Dec. 5. The party continues though Feb. 15 at the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibit. Indiana City's Prohibition-era themed party invited guests in flapper and bootlegger outfits. Barley Island combined Repeal with its 15th anniversary featuring 15 brews.
New Brews & News
Rock Bottom: Wicked Elf Ale, an amber-hued Belgian-style strong traditional Bier de Noel, has imprints of each brewer's individuality Downtown and College Park. Pair with the lovable Elf the Musical at Old National Centre starting Dec. 16.
Oaken Barrel: American Stout winter seasonal is dark hued with a creamy tan head and harmony of toasty malt flavor and bright American hop character.
Upland: Barrel Chested Barleywine Ale earns its seductive sweetness and complexity of rich caramel, biscuit, toffee and fig from long maturation in oak barrels previously used by the Willett Distilling Company.
Indiana City: Hellcat Maggie and Bourbon Barrel Aged Irish Red grew into hefty seasonals from ICB's award-winning Irish Hill.
Thr3e Wise Men: Mount Crumpet Christmas Ale is a deep amber, rich malty wheat with notes of dark fruit, cinnamon, vanilla and spicy cloves.
Chilly Water: Belgian Dark Strong Ale has a hint of cherry. Coming soon are a new IPA, brown ale, PeterPaul Coconut Porter and the first version of Chilly Water Lager.
Half Moon: K-Town Brown is a rich, malty, nutty, chocolaty English-style Brown Ale made with caramel, carabrown, special roast and chocolate malts.
Bloomington Brewing: Krampus Imperial Black India Pale Ale's dark, roasty malt aroma opens to piney resin, hop aroma.
Brew Link Brewing Company reports moving forward for its late winter/early spring opening in Plainfield. They had to re-file Federal paperwork because their original name choice was already in use. Founders/brewers Adam Burk and Ruari Crabbe admit they now know the importance of research.
Books 'N Brews is hand-bottling and labeling 22 oz. bombers. Find them at 21st Amendment, Kahn's, Vine & Table, Parti-Pak and Goose the Market and at their brewpub, on tap and take-out growlers.
Sun King brews in handcrafted sweets include Just Pop In! Dark Chocolate Osiris Popcorn and The Best Chocolate in Town Wee Mac Chocolate Truffles.
Dec. 10, 5 p.m. Triton 500 Monks Belgian Strong Ale Tapping at their Fort Ben brewery site.
Dec. 11, 5-7:30 p.m. Good Beers and Ugly Sweaters, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Complimentary beertastings from Sun King, Bier Brewery and Three Pints Brewing Co.