Misc News – Nov 15

Tuesday. Tapping of Großer Kurfürst. Three Floyds. Noon. It's "our Munster Style Dunkel".5.8%.

Tuesday. Alcatraz. 6pm tapping. 300 lbs of cherry puree added to a milk stout. About 5%. Be there.

Tuesday also starts New Albanian's Bank Street Brewhouse Grand Opening Week with cigar night on the patio.

Big Woods Brewing's opening week has left them almost tapped out. Tough problem to have. They'll make more. Emily will see to it.

Blitzen is an Abbey Ale. It's a Winter White. It depends on whether you have Liz's Abbey Ale at the 86th St. Rock Bottom or Jerry's downtown Indy.

The Hoosier Beer Geeks look at all three GABF medal winners. With celebrity mentions of Michael Phelps, Snoop Dog, Francisco de Orellana, and Satan (bet ya didn't see that coming).

New Albanian's Saturnalia winter beer celebration starts on Fri. Dec 4th. here's an advance look. Hint:

Anchor Christmas
Atwater Voodoo Vator Bock
Bell’s Christmas, Java Stout, Rye Stout
Boulder Looking Glass Never Summer
Breckenridge 471 Mighty Brown, Christmas Ale
Clipper City Winter Storm
Dogfish Head Punkin
Founders Breakfast Stout 08
Great Divide Hibernation Ale
Left Hand Fade to Black , St. Vrain Tripel
NABC Naughty Claus, Bonfire of the Valkyries, Solidarity
New Belgium 2° Below
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout
Pyramid Snow Cap
Rogue Yellow Snow
Schlafly Christmas Ale
Shmaltz He’Brew Origin Pomegranate, Rejewvenator
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas
Three Floyds Alpha Klaus Porter
1809 Berliner Weisse
Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes La Mandragore
Birra del Borgo My Antonia
De Dolle Stille Nacht
Delirium Noel
Dubuisson Scaldis Noel
Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux
Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut
Schlenkerla Oak Smoke
Weihenstephaner Korbinian

LowenbrauAs always, check Gina's Random Beer Roundup for news.

Black Art Beer from the Feldschlobchen Brewery in Kappalbachtal, Germany, seems to be heading for Indiana. Initially Black Art Gold and Black Art Dark.

Virtuoso Distillers in Mishawaka and their "18 Vodka" gets ink in the South Bend Tribune.

That bottle of Hindenburg Lowenbrau (right)? It sold for about $18,000.

The FDA is looking at caffeinated alcoholic drinks (malternatives, not beer at this point). None are approved now, even though there are plenty on the market. Jay Brooks has good commentary and discussion on the Brookston Beer Bulletin.

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