Misc News – Nov 7

New Albanian's Bank Street Brewhouse has been named the Indiana Main Street Business of the Year by the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs. Congratulations. Awards ceremony next Friday. Add your congratulations to Roger Baylor's blog. And yes, he does have a suit.

From Lafayette Brewing via HBG: Sat, Nov 21. 2-5pm. $20.

Can you pass the Alpha Acid Test? We brewed a 60 IBU ale with one hop addition at 60 minutes in the kettle. After fermentation and maturation, we're going to rack this beer into 10 kegs and firkins and dry hop each individual vessel with a different hop variety (technically, 1 control beer and 9 different hop varieties). In an open tasting format, we'll sample the resulting brews to discern the subtleties of each individual hop variety. Sort of an IPA Extravaganza utilizing some familiar and some not-so-familiar hop varieties. Also included in the price of admission: commemorative tasting glass, raffles of Lafayette Brewing Co. merchandise and munchies from our pizza kitchen. Don't miss this unique tasting experience! A limited number of tickets are on sale now.

Also via HBG comes a list of Winter Beers from Cavalier Distributing:

  • The Bruery 2 Turtle Doves--Brand new this year and limited
  • Clipper City Winter Storm
  • Founders Breakfast Stout
  • Great Divide Hibernation
  • Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza
  • Stegmaier Holiday Warmer--Brand new this year
  • Mendocino Winter Imperial IPA
  • HeBrew 13th Jewbilation--13 Hops, 13 Malts, 13% ABV
  • Shipyard Prelude Ale
  • Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Xmas
  • Affligem Noel
  • Blaugies La Moneuse Winter--Very Limited
  • De Rank Pere Noel--Very Limited
  • Scaldis Noel--Very Limited
  • Scaldis Noel Premium--Very Limited
  • Scaldis Prestige de Nuits--Extremely Limited--Prestige aged in Burgundy casks!
  • Dupont Les Bons Voeux--Extremely Limited
  • Serafijn Xmas Angel--Limited
  • Slaapmutske Xmas Nightcap--Limited
  • Struise Tsjeese--Limited
  • Mikkeller To/From--Very Limited
  • Mikkeller From/To--Very Limited
  • Mikkeller Santa's Little Helper '08--Extremely Limited
  • Olfabrikken Jule Ale--Limited
  • Olfabrikken Jule Kloster Ale--Limited
  • Mahr's Xmas Bock--Limited

MBA Ron Smith is offering 2 Europe Beer Trips this summer. July 16-25 – Belgium. July 29-Aug 7 – Germany. See the details at his BeerMBA web site.

Come see the world-famous Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales. They will be making an appearance on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, at the Crown Liquors located at 2310 West Southport Road, Indianapolis. Bring your cameras and take pictures of these beautiful horses. This is a great opportunity to get unique family pictures to use on holiday cards.

Black Art Beer Announces Shelf Placement Authorization With Major Supermarket Chain Store. "Black Art Importers Inc. announced today that it has received UPC and price approval from a major food retailer to place their beer on the shelves of supermarkets in the Indianapolis-Central Area."

Look for more collaborations. Sam Adams & Weihenstephan ("innovative" 10%). Boulevard & Orval (Strong Pilsner). And this from a press release:

The Boston Beer Co. is rolling out a new series of beers, the Samuel AdamsBarrel Room Collection, that will be available in a limited number of marketsbut also at its Boston brewery — the first time the brewery has sold beer atits door. The Barrel Room Collection includes New World Tripel (10% abv),American Kriek (Balaton cherries, 7%) and Stony Brook Red (9%), all aged inEastern European oak barrels, originally used to age brandy in Italy andimparting subtle sweet, toasty notes

White House Logs Reveal Neo-Prohibitionist Visits.

Here's more Bud Light than you'll ever need.

Finally, a musing. They say it takes three gallons of water to produce a gallon of beer. I contend the entire beer cycle takes way more. For one, there's the water it takes to clean the drinking glass. "What?" you say. Most beer is consumed straight from the can. True. OK, you win that one.

But the biggest consumer of water in the entire system is the flush. A gallon of beer equals 8 pints. Over 10 twelve-ounce beers. Unless you're camping in the woods or playing golf ya gotta flush. Probably 6 times per gallon. At 1 gallon per flush at an efficient urinal that's another 6 gallons of water per gallon of beer.

Just a musing.

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