Beer Buzz: Winterfest highlights and new brews

 

7th Annual Winterfest, Jan. 31 officially sold out, but for latest options visit Indywinterfest.com. Ticket holders proceed directly to Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion at Indiana State Fair Grounds. Brewers Guild is sharing love this year with HopCat as premiere sponsor.

Redemption Alewerks at 7035 E. 96th St. soft opening on Jan. 5, poured guest beers while awaiting full licensing to brew their own lineup on-site.

Danny Boy Beer Works opened Jan. 24 at 12702 Meeting House Road, Carmel.

Scarlet Lane opened their Tap Room on Jan. 20 at their McCordsville Brewery.

Mad Anthony opened their enlarged Fort Wayne 19 beers on tap featuring 2014 Anniversary Ale "lovingly aged for 6 months" and Hop Wang a double IPA brewed with fresh hop cones, grown and picked at Hophead Farms in Battlecreek, Mich. "The hop cones were picked the day before we brewed, giving this beer a remarkable fresh hop flavor unparalleled in other hoppy beers," claims Blaine Stuckey. "This year's version uses 70 pounds of the quintessential American hop, Cascade. We personally escorted, those beautiful hops from the field to our brewery."

Rock Bottom's beer now is an ingredient in their pizza dough. Their rationale: "Beer makes everything taste better."

TwoDEEP is inaugurating a multi-purpose vehicle dubbed "Brewmobile."

Ash&Elm, a new cidery, had their first public tasting in Indiana City's northside building on Jan. 24.

New Brews

Indiana City: Slow Gold, American Wheat, Roulette R.I.S., Red Collar and Double Tribute fit the move towards Spring.

Oaken Barrel: seasonal Java Stout is bold.

TwoDEEP: JMC Christmas Ale spice bouquet keeps the spirit; Helluvadortfest German Lager upfront sweet pear aroma gives way to bready body and dry, Noble hops finish.

Half Moon purple-hued Seasonal Blueberry American Wheat Ale combines sweet blueberry with refreshing wheat.

New Events

Feb. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Triton and Oskar Blues team up for a Tap Takeover at Ralston's Draft House.

Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. Tow Yard Brewing hosts Girls Pint Out Beer Education: The Art of Food & Beer Pairing

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