Beer Buzz

 

The notion of a 'collaboration beer' is an outgrowth of craft beer's

intrinsic vitality as a genre, and illustrates the coopera

May

26

Barley

Island

Noblesville and Broad Ripple, 6 p.m., tapping its

very first Barleywine. Bum Rush Barleywine

is American style with an intense malt flavor to balance the

bitterness.

The

RAM Fishers

, 6:30 p.m., tapping William "Bill" Tilt's Bill's

Bettor Bitter, 2011 winner of RAM Small Ale Competition. As one of the ultimate

session styles, this brew is built around a nutty malt base while also

featuring a moderately fruity yeast quality and a dry finish. Tilt is from

Lafayette.

Flat12

Beer Dinner at McCormick & Schmick, Indy, 6:30 p.m. $45

Tax/Tip included. Reserve at 631-9500.

May

28 Race Day

Flat12

Growler Fill Room open for carry out 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

May

30

New

Albanian's Public House, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Office Hours tasting.

$5. www.newalbanian.com

May

31

Great

Fermentations

, Beginning Brewing Class, 6 p.m.; 317-257-9463,

www.greatfermentations.com

Upcoming competitions and festivals:

June

9-24 Indiana State Fair Indiana Brewers' Cup Craft

Beer Competition

Entries accepted at Sun King Brewing Company

www.Brewerscup.org or email:

brewerscup@indianastatefair.com

June

4 Bloomington Craft Beer Fest, www.IndianaBeerFest.com

June

25 Phoenix Theatre Brew-Ha-Ha; 317-635-7529, www.phoenixtheatre.org

July

16 Indiana Microbrewers Festival, www.IndianaBeerFest.com

On tap:

Half

Moon Kokomo, Irish Stout, a very dark, roasty,

dry creamy ale served on a nitrogen system and stout faucet, brewed with lots

of roasted barley for an authentic Irish Stout flavor.

On the menu:

The

RAM is featuring food "infused" with beer including

Buttface Amber Ale Beer Cheese Dip, Big Red Baby Back

Ribs, Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich and much more.

Molti Gusti's

specialty sweets already delighting us at Yats,

caught further attention at Tomlinson's Tap Room pairing the expected java

brews with Biscotti con L'anice and di sesamo Siciliani

and the unexpected Three Kings with FollettoBuono, a brownie like no other. www.moltigusti.com

or call 317-660-5692.

On Shelves:

Mass

Avenue Wine Shoppe [MAWS], surprises with a broad selection

of Indiana brews in bottles and cans and a select offering of worldwide brews

including Sam'l Smith "Organic Handcrafted Fruit Ale

Strawberry" that's as tasty as Oaken Barrel's Razz Wheat, and Tusker East

African Lager that compares with Liz Laughlin's brews at Rock Bottom College

Park.

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