Granite City's seasonal Wag's Wheat is a decent American Wheat. Nothing spectacular but certainly worth enjoying. Don't know about Ft. Wayne and South Bend, but the Indy 10th Anniversary tapping was well attended. Should say, well, crowded. Commemorative XL t-shirts were a nice touch.
Rock Bottom, 86th St has three nifty offerings right now and American Dream Cream Ale will be tapped on Thursday, 6pm.
- ReplicAle – Liz's is the first out this year. This Alt uses Kölsch yeast and is lighter colored than style (per Dave's recipe). It has a proper, almost malty start and a quick dry finish. Good drinking stuff. 5%
- Bourbon Barrel Porter – Smooth, authentic bourbon comes out rather than vanilla or oak. Aged 6 months (in a Jack Daniels barrel?)
- Chili Chocolate Cinnamon Brown – Chili? not really very strong. Chocolate? some. Cinnamon? yeah. But they all marry to make a nice Christmas Ale. Perfect for the Christmas in July parties. Bonus points for being cask conditioned on the handpull. Great temperature, little carbonation. A winter winner.
This week's festivities:
- Wed, July 1 - Beer Tasting. Westside Liquor, Evansville. 4:30-6:30pm
- Thurs, July 2 - Tapping of American Dream Cream Ale. Both Indy Rock Bottoms, 6pm.
- Thurs, July 2 - Tapping of FFF Apocalypse Cow - BW3, downtown Indy.
- Thurs, July 2 - Beer Tasting. Big Red Liquors, Bloomington. 6-8pm
- Fri, July 3 - Beer Tasting. Liquor Locker, Evansville. 4-7pm
- Fri, July 3 - Beer Tasting. Parti Pak, Greenwood. 5-7pm
- Fri, July 3 - Beer Tasting. Crown Liquors, Carmel. 5-7pm.
- Sat, July 4 - Oaken Barrel 15th Anniversary Party, hog roast, etc. Greenwood
Socrates and James T. Hart have a Hefe at Scotty's. harmless diversion.
Clipper City is planning another series of big beers, this time in 22oz bombers. First up is The Big DIPA – a Double IPA that releases this week. 10.6%. 75 IBU.
The World's 10 most legendary bars. Oddly, the world's most famous bar, the Hofbrauhaus, is missing.