Beer Buzz: Wolfhead ale and Chef Joseph's

The Pilgrims land, tapped out.

According to William Bradford’s History of Plymouth Plantation (circa 1650), running out of beer — read “a safe liquid” — aboard the Mayflower on Nov. 19, 1620, was the compelling reason for landing at Massachusetts colony instead of sailing on to their original Virginia colony destination. Ship’s beer served as a daily nutrient as well as the only available potable beverage for everyone. When none was left, the Mayflower’s captain had to share his private stock to keep his crew alive until new beer could be brewed after landing. Many passengers died after drinking contaminated water. Responsible use of beverages is as worthy a consideration now as it was in 1620.


Nov. 16

Beer and Food Pairing. Tomlinson Tap Room, Indy. $25. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Beer Sampling - light bodied crafts. Hamilton Beverage, Carmel. 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 17

The Ram in Fishers, tapping S'no Angel Weizenbock, featuring banana, clove, vanilla and raisin flavors; 6:30 p.m.

Bier Brewery line up of 8 new brews includes “Wolfhead Ale” [aka Cream Ale renamed for radio personality Dick Wolfsie] and 3 kegs of Pumpkin Ale tapped Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Another 3 kegs will be released Nov. 23.

Nov. 18

flat 12 tasting room, tapping Poop Deck Porter (Black Rum Porter)

Nov. 19

Sun King partnering with Marian University, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for a triple-header of cyclocross races including: ZIPP CX, Collegiate Regional Championships and Mayor’s Cup. Call 317- 602- 3702.

Sun King continues sponsorship of Naptown Roller Girls; season opener at Indiana State Fairgrounds Pepsi Coliseum.

Nov. 21

Chef Joseph’s at the Connoisseur Room, 115 E. Ohio St., opens officially for lunch hours Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Currently serving Flat 12 Bierwerks Upside Down Blonde, Sun King's Osiris and Upland Wheat Ale on tap, along with Bells Two-Hearted, New Belgium Fat Tire, Sam Adams Seasonal, Blue Moon and Guinness. (317) 600-3577;

Log on: to gain full information about the burgeoning beer scene in southeast Indiana and the growth of NABC availability across Indiana. Stop at New Albanian’s Bank Street Brewhouse and Grant Line Road locations for the latest in NABC’s oatmeal stout series, among other brews.

Please email all beer related events Nov. 30-Dec. 6 to NO LATER THAN NOV. 18, 2011


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