Beer Buzz



March 9,

6:00 p.m., Petite


/ Sun King Beer Dinner. Four-course beer-infused dinner. Call 259-0765 or email

March 9,

6:30 p.m., Barley


in Broad Ripple guest brewery tapping: Founder's Nemesis, Double

Trouble Imperial IPA, Red's Rye.

March 10, 6:00 p.m., New Brewhouse Party at Sun


. Newly

installed is the 30 bbl brewhouse specifically designed for Sun King by Newland

Systems Inc. of Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Left Lane

Cruiser is performing live and food from Fat Dan's.

March 10, 6:00 p.m., Rock

Bottom downtown

& Rock

Bottom College Park

, 15th annual tapping of Fire Chief Ale. A portion of proceeds supports the

Firefighters Survive Alive program to educate children about fire and life

safety. Since 1997, Fire Chief Ale has raised over $1 million dollars for local

fire departments and related charities.

March 12, noon, Broad

Ripple Brewpub

, tapping Indiana State Fair Brewers Cup Best of Show "How

Now Brown Cow," a Northern English Brown by homebrewer John

Mills of Evansville. Mills brewed the 'commercial release' with BRBP head brewer Kevin

Matalucci as part of the award.

New on tap

Broad Ripple

Brewpub's "JD [Jack Daniels] Bourbon Barrel Porter" is a 6- months-aged richly

nuanced version of BRBP's Monon Porter. Its ruby color, creamy head,

ever-present lace and fresh chocolate coffee aroma starts the layered

experience of the warming first mouthfeel with sparking bursts of vanilla for a

smooth nutty finish.

Sun King's

"Ring of Dingle Irish Stout," [a.k.a. dry stout or "black ale"] is an extremely dark, roasty style

popularized worldwide by Guinness.


Island's "Whose Ear Double" is a malty, hoppy balanced big Red Ale.


Sun King's

"Wee Mac Scottish Ale" was named one of "5 Canned Beers That Just Might

Change The Way You Think About Craft Beer." More



Winner of

the Sun King/Indianapolis Indians Naming Contest announced March 4 at the Rathskeller.

The contest

was held by the Indianapolis Indians and the beer will be on tap in Captain

Morgan's Cove, the new outfield bar at Victory Field, during the first home

stand of the 2011 season.

Dark Lord Day 2011 is on Saturday, April 30. Details at