beers are specials with tones of holiday spices adding to aroma and taste
appeal along with body warmth with each sip. Check out your favorites, but
verify holiday schedules before heading to a brewpub or brewery. Some
suggestions coming to Beer Buzz's mailbox include:
Chocolate Mint Stout
Thr3e Wise Men
Wise Men's Mount Crumpet Christmas Ale
12's Sugar Plum Milk Stout, Brandy-aged Pale Ale, Fruitcake IPA and Hot Cocoa
Bottom's Old Curmudgeon Strong Red Ale (downtown location)
King's crab apple
infused Holiday Beer
Moon's slightly sweet and malty-flavored KokoMonster
Oaken Barrel's Epiphany Belgian Triple
Kitchen, now open at the Brick Street Inn, 175
S. Main Street, in downtown Zionsville is a 50 seat restaurant with ten taps of
craft beers, including Flat 12 Walkabout Pale, Sun King Wee-Muckle
and Cream Ale, People's Mr. Brown.
Indiana Brews in Chicago: Farmhouse "Farm to Tavern restaurant" at 228 W. Chicago
11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Tomlinson Tap Room
Tap Room, Beer and Food Pairing, 5:30-8:30
Center, 2290 116th Street, Carmel, beer tasting, 5 p.m.; call 317-844-0872.
Bare Hands Brewery, newly opened in Granger, Ind., at
12801 Sandy Court, joins he recently opened Four Horsemen Brewing Company in
the Mishawaska-South Bend area.
Flat 12 Bierwerks
taproom, concludes "12 Biers of Christmas" with Barrel Jack, a
barrel-aged version of Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale and barrel-aged Glazed Ham Porter
offering a taste ham with bourbon. Jan. 14, 2012, is Flat 12's first
anniversary; watch for an event.
Rock Bottom College Park, every
Wednesday happy-hour menu all day, 317-471-8840
Birdy's, beer tasting, every first Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
Crown Liquors, beer
tastings every Friday. Check time by
Lulu's Electric Cafe, an independent coffeehouse located on
the corner of 86th Street and Ditch Road for 14 years, recently
moved a few blocks west, changing its name and expanding its menu in the
process. LuLu's Coffee + Bakehouse,
stationed at 2292 W. 86th St., at the intersection of 86th
Street and Township Line Road, has a few more drinks and dishes to offer than
its predecessor, including Italian sodas, loose leaf teas, a gluten-free quiche
and a spicy roast beef sandwich. Plus, the new location is a bit more green, with LED lighting and reclaimed construction
materials. More info at luluscoffeeandbakehouse.com, or call