Four Indiana craft
breweries earned eleven medals at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in
won four gold medals for Buffalo Slumber, Belgian-style Strong Specialty; Ring
of Dingle, Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout; Java Mac, Coffee Beer; Wee Muckle,
Scotch Ale; three silver medals for Popcorn Pilsner, American-Style or
International Pilsner category and two Wood-and-Barrel-Aged Beers - Wee Muckle
and BBJ (Bourboun Barrel Johan); and a bronze for Johan the Barleywine, Barley
Rock Bottom Brewery College Park
College Parkwon silver for Naughty
Scot, Scottish-style Ale.
won a silver medal for Munster Fest, German-style Marzen.
won bronze for Grimalkin - Super Kitty Fantastico, American-Style Brett Ale.
Sour Reserve Release: reserve online starting at 12 noon for this limited-release beer. Bottles: $25, available for pickup at Bloomington Brew Pub or Indy Tasting Room from Oct. 18 through 31, and online
ticket sales for a Sour Reserve Reception on Oct. 22. Bloomington Brew Pub, 3-6
p.m includes assorted cheeses and fruits for pairing.
The Ram in Fishers, 6:30 p.m. tapping of "All Hops go to
Heaven, a bold American IPA with prominent fruity hop flavor enhanced by a
supportive malt backbone."
Binkley's Brew Club, 7 p.m., featuring brews from Founders.
Triton Brewing is tapping its fifth
beer, Railsplitter IPA, at 6
Flat12 Breweryhosts its FlatJack Pumpkin Ale Tapping Party.
Indiana Convention Center, WFTDA Roller Derby Regional Playoffs, featuring
Sun King Monumental Mayhem on tap.
Park Brewers, 5th Annual TPB Fauxtoberfest! 4 p.m. to midnight; includes
wear/bring your Lederhosen and St. Pauli Girl outfits. http://www.tuxedoparkbrewers.com/
Bracket Fall Tournament, Indianapolis State Fairgrounds: Pick Indiana's best
stout in a blind competition from among 16 brewers. Includes oatmeal, Irish,
host the winning brewer on a guest tap following the event.
portion of Brew Bracket II proceeds is donated to Movember Indy to benefit
men's health. www.brewbracket.com
Brewing and City of Crown Point Oktoberfest on Main Street, 3-11 p.m.; three
bands, beer garden, food vendors, bean bag tournament, pie eating contest,
chili cook off and kid friendly activities; "also pouring beer from our friends
at Sun King (their beer is not yet available in our area)." http://www.crownpoint.in.gov/calendar.htm
Oaken Barrel, Greenwood, 10 a.m., release of Apple Buzz [limit 5 cases per
Cask Ale Week (http://www.camra.org.uk/). In celebration, Crown Point is releasing
"Crown Brown Real Ale" their first real ale.
NUVO stopped by Black Swan Brewpub in Plainfield, where
"fresh and local" means food and beer. A carryout "tailgate partypack" is
equally enticing for anyone catching a flight.
Sun King Brewing Co. has
Grapefruit Jungle in cans. Hear brewer Dave Colt's story: