Here's hoping the Web 2.0 works fast. Tonight's comparative tasting of the Indiana Replicales is a big go. Details:
Spencer's Stadium Tavern 802 S. West St. Indy. West and McCarty. 6pm onwards. Thurs, July 23.
Half Moon (Kokomo)
Rock Bottom Downtown Indy
Rock Bottom 86th St. Indy
Sun King (Indy's newest brewery)
Dustin is taking all the other taps off line (even the sacrosanct Old Style tap). Eight, count them, eight Indiana Replicales on tap at once. A new world record.
A flight of Eight 4oz samplers will be $5. (That's two pints for the price of one.) Sharing is expected. Half pints of your favorite will be $3 (to ensure there is samplers for all).
We'll see you there tonight. Please add your comments about each beer to the Replicale Wall.
Special thanks to Dave, Clay, and Dustin. If that friendship had not blossomed, this evening would not have happened.
Each year the brewers in Indiana make a special ale for the Microbrewers Festival. This year it is a German Alt.
The smoothness of an ale but less fruity. As bitter as a British Ale with a crisp tang from Noble hops. The Indiana Replicale has Kölsch, Vienna, Munich Dark, and Carafa I malts with Perle hops.
Alt means Old in German. Only the area around Düsseldorf and Cologne continued to use top-fermenting yeast when lagers became the rage in Germnay in the late 1800s.
These breweries had their Replicale at the Brewers of Indiana Guild Microbrewers Festival last weekend, have it in their brewpubs now, and are offering it for your tasting tonight.