Heat and humidity call for beer that's thirst-quenching,
energy lifting and/or relaxing. Summer Pilsners (Pils, Pilseners) and wheats
are on tap in brewpubs all over Indiana, and breweries have bottled varieties
Light, clear colors from pale to golden yellow and a
distinct hop aroma start the invitation with Pilsners. The first to last hops
presence varies in taste from the Czech tradition of lighter flavor, to the
more bitter German tradition. You'll find the range around greater Indianapolis
with the newly tapped Happy Pils at both Rock Bottoms. Watch for Oaken Barrel's
first solo brew by assistant brewer John Treeter
Wheat beers are pale; unfiltered with a hazy appearance and
enticing complexity from start to finish. Brugge White, Broad Ripple Brewpub
Violet's Belgian Blonde, Sun King Firefly Wheat and Oaken Barrel Alabaster
personify the Belgian tradition with flavorings of coriander and orange peel to
impart spiciness and fruitiness in aroma and taste. Upland's Wheat Ale and Valley
Weizen are in the German tradition, served with a slice of lemonas is Barley Island Flat Top Wheat,
described as "an American Pale Wheat Ale style beer." Alcatraz Weiss Guy is an
American Wheat. Bloomington Brewing Company Vision Weiss is a German-style
Hefeveisen ale, also light on the hops and alcohol, brewed with malted wheat
and fermented with traditional German Yeast which adds subtle hints of vanilla,
banana and clove.
Flavor profiles are varied and intriguing. Try them all.
NUVO's stop at Upland Tasting Room in Indianapolis included
Brian Steuerwald's ALTered State UpÃ�'Â§up winning brew. It's beautifully balanced
with a malt richness and a clean taste that makes it nice for summer sipping.
Aug. 18 The Ram Downtown is tapping Aries American Wheat
Aug 21 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Festive Ale. 4-8pm. 200 S.
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual BrewMasters
Charity Golf Tournament, by the Rock Bottom Foundation and Rock Bottom downtown
and College Park, and sponsored by Simon Property Group. The tournament is at
Golf Club of Indiana (6905 South 525 East, Lebanon, IN), Sept. 1, with a 1:00
p.m. shotgun start. For more information, contact Matthew Kennedy at
317-471-8840 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org