Rock Bottom College Park Triple Trouble Belgian offers a
delectable bouquet of herbs and spices from the first sniff to the final sip.
Perfectly balanced, it's a one-of-a-kind combination of Belgian yeast and American
hops. Equally fine is Sassy Pants, an easy to drink pale ale. Coming soon: Naked Oatmeal Stout and Brickway
Bier Brewery lineup last week offered Roggenschnitzle,
a unique rye malt and German yeast brew. New this week: Belgian Red, Scottish 80
Shilling, Oat Stout, Dred Brown and DFGIPA
Upland's newest on tap and bottled Flanders Red
Ale is named "Gilgamesh," in deference to the Sumerian epic that
cites beer as the beverage of civilization. Brewer Caleb Staton
describes the journey to this huge brew: "Continuing our adventure into
the realm of sour ale brewing, we designed a recipe to create an Upland version
of a traditional Flanders Red. Melding flaked maize into a turbid mash and
adding Belgian candi sugar during a long kettle boil,
we prepared this ale for epic proportions. We then incorporated wild yeasts and
other acetic and lactic acid, producing microorganisms for a year-long oak
fermentation in bourbon barrels which had previously been utilized to age
Half Moon's Oatmeal Stout features a smooth, creamy, rich roasted
malt character with notes of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Brewer John Templet says, "It's a meal in a mug."
Crown Brewing, Crown Point, has Barleywine
and Special Forces (heavily dry hopped with Columbus hops, a recent variety
that imparts a citrusy, woodsy profile). Coming up are Grand Poobah and Shoe Corner ESB. Crown Brewing is also adding
board games to their bar.
As of Jan. 16, MacNivens Restaurant & Bar
& Baris a "non-smoking, 21+ establishment." The newly
installed hand pull line will serve Indiana beer on draft.
Draft Magazine, published in Phoenix, features
Indianapolis as "Beertown: U.S.A." in the Jan.-Feb.
in conjunction with The Sinking Ship.
Fountain Square Brewing: Grand Opening Luau, 7-10 p.m.
Mass Avenue Wine Shop: 3-4:30 p.m., features Three Floyds and
Barley Island and signing of True
Brew: A Guide to Craft Beer in Indiana as a fund-raiser for Indy
Reads. Call 972-7966.
Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room: 5-7 p.m., "Beer Here!
Pre-Game Warm-up Beer Tasting" features small plates with Three Floyd's Pride
& Joy, Oaken Barrel Razz Wheat, Barley Island Barfly IPA, Upland Double
Dragonfly IPA, Flat 12 Glazed Ham Porter and Triton Sin Bin Pale Ale.