Beer buzz



Feb. 3 —­ Binkley's Kitchen and Bar, 7

p.m. "Febrewary" Brew Club features newly-opened Flat 12 Brewery with

head brewer Rob Caputo and co-owners Sean O'Connor and Steve Hershberger

"guiding us through their brews," announced bar manager Josh Caldwell. He

added, "Please help support local breweries by asking for one on draft the next

time you go out." Call 317-722-8888.

Feb. 4 — The Rathskeller (401 East

Michigan St.), 7 – 8 p.m. Sun King's 2010 World Beer Cup award-winning

Dominator Doppelbock is back for a new tapping. According to brewer/owner Clay

Robinson, Dominator Doppelbock put Sun King on the national map. Entry is free

to all adults of legal drinking age; 317-636-0396.

On tap & in bottles


notice: If you missed ReplicAle Imperial Double Stout en masse at Winterfest,

individual brews are on tap at brewpubs and breweries statewide; worth the

travel for delightful variety.


Brewing, of Crown Point, Ind., has a limited supply of their Winter Warlock in

blue glass bottles.

Half Moon, of Kokomo, Ind.,

serves up Old Reggiewig's Wee Winter Warmer, a strong Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy)

made with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and sweet orange peel. The brew has a distinct

aroma of ginger and cinnamon followed by a full bodied, sweet malty and wintery

spiced flavor. "It's a beer to keep you warm for the rest of winter," says

brewer John Templet.

Bloomington Brewing

Company's latest installation "Two-Brew Belgian Pale," is a complex

yet easy-going beer in their popular Belgian Ale series. Attribute its

coppery hue to the blend of Special Pale, Caramel 60, Black and Vienna malts. A

medium mouthfeel paired with a light hop bitterness and slightly spicy

undertones and flirting fruit flavor come from Tettnanger, East Kent Golding

and German Select hops.


Bee Creek Brewing of Brazil,

Ind., informs NUVO: "We just received four new fermenters that will allow us to

double production." They have a presence at Chief's Restaurant in Greencastle.

2011 RAM Restaurant and Brewery Small Ale

Competition wants brewers to create the most balanced flavor combinations for a

sessionable pint that everyone can enjoy again and again. Check out


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