March 3, 6 p.m.: at both Barley Island
Islandlocations. Tapping of "Whose Ear Double Red Ale," a big, malty double red ale featuring Summit, Cascade and
CTZ hops; dry hopped with Cascade and CTZ to enhance the aroma. Served in
goblets; available to-go in growlers.
March 3, 7 p.m.: Binkley's Kitchen and Bar
Kitchen and Bar. Representatives from Guinness will guide us
through their history of beer-making; sampling Guinness, Guinness Extra Foreign
Stout, Smithhwick's, Kilkenny Cream Ale, Harp, and some different varieties of
Bushmills Irish Whiskey and a special cocktail from Nigeria for you to try.
March 4, 8 p.m.: the Rathskeller.
Tapping Sun King "Ring of Dingle" and announcing Winner of the Sun King/Indianapolis Indians Beer
March 8, 6-9 p.m.: Monon Food Company
Food Company. Four-course beer dinner paired with six Left Hand brews;
$25 per person. Reserve at 317-722-0176.
March 9, 6-9 p.m.: Petite Chou Broad Ripple
Chou Broad Ripple. Four-course beer dinner paired with Sun King Orange
Blossom Special, Doppelbock, Sunlight Cream Ale and cuvee de Sun King; $65 per
person. Reservations: 317-259-0765 or email email@example.com
On tap & growlers to go
NUVO stopped at Crown Brewing in Crown
Point for a pre-taste of their newly tapped bourbon barrel aged "Alkoholika
Blonde Dopplebock." Aging in a used Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrel for seven
months gives this beer a complex blend of wood, bourbon, vanillin, and other
unique flavors and a few more months out of the barrel lends it mellowness.
NUVO also stopped in at Shoreline
Brewery in Michigan City. Their one-of-a-kind small batches for community
philanthropy delight the palate along with their regular brew lineup, artfully
paired with an ever-changing and regular favorites menu. World Cup Silver
medals winner Belltaine Scottish Ale is smooth with hints of caramel; Bavarian
Bombshell is a strong black lager starting with rich nutty chocolate flavors
and finishing smooth. Singing Sands Oatmeal Stout swirls flavors of chocolate,
coffee and oatmeal.
Growlers to-go at both promises more
Closer to home is Tomlinson Tap Room
Tap Roomat Indianapolis City Market with 8 excellent versions of the
Winterfest 2011 ReplicAle. Represented are Crown, Rock Bottom, Great Crescent,
Sun King, Upland, Barley Island and New Albanian.
Ramfeted loyal Mug Club members on Feb. 24 with a one-night sample of an
incredible vanilla, coffee stout. The Black Widow requires a comeback and wide
release. Their Ole Mick's Irish Red earns praise too.Â�
Brew Bracket is premiering April 17: www.brewbracket.com.
was voted "Best Beer Retailer" by Indiana Ratebeer.com.
Kwang Casey at
Oaken Barrel in Greenwood offers a weekly quote: This week's: "I drink beer to
make other people interesting" - George Jean Nathan