Beer Buzz



Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

Tomlinson Tap Room, Mezzanine level in Indianapolis City Market: tasting of

over a dozen Brewers of Indiana Guild Winter Warmer 2011 ReplicAles. New

Albanian brewer Jared Williamson is on hand to talk about recreating historical


March 1, 6-8

p.m. Birdy's, 2131 East 71st Street, monthly beer tasting sponsored by Cavalier

Distributing [first Tuesday of every month]; open to the general public at $10

per person

On tap &

on shelves

From Crown

Brewing, Crown Point: "Kennywod Irish Red is on tap. It is Bob Heinlein's Crown

Challenge 2010 Best in Show winner. Named after Kennywood Brewing Supply, this

Irish Red is a smooth and easy-drinking beer, malt-focused with a light English

hop flavor and a clean, dry finish so your palate is ready for another." Crown

Brewing's motto is: "saving the planet one refill at a time!" Their

site is

From New

Albanian, "Bottles are on shelves. Time to begin asking for them by name, New

Albanian's Elector, Elsa and Hoptimus, at your favorite purveyor of fine craft



Upland: "Ard Ri (High King in old

world Gaelic) has returned and he decrees an end to Winter. Our signature St.

Patty's day brew gets its distinct color from roasted barley used in the

brewing process, and we've stepped up the malt and hops to make this imperial

version of the style. It is slightly sweet with a complex malt character,

balanced by a large hop addition to make it perfect for the big beer lovers and

hop heads alike. Find it on draught and in 22oz bottles."

Indiana Brews

on the move

Sun King is

entering into the Bloomington market as of March 2.


Crescent Brewing of Aurora, IN,"Is waiting to get on the production schedule at the Ball plant in

Monticello, IN. We should be canning beer by late February/early March 2011."

Great Crescent thus joins Sun King with canning their beers.



celebrates its 40th corporate anniversary on Feb. 26



is starting brewing classes and is taking orders for hops plants.

Full information at