The Post-Tribune finds out Microbreweries, brewpubs wedge way into NWI market. and companion stories: Special Forces Ale brings Crown Brewery out of shadows and Homebrew winner now on tap at Crown Brewing.
And there we learn "The first three cases of Crown Brewing Special Forces Ale in 22-ounce bottles was sent out to Holiday Liquor in Cedar Lake [and]are available for purchase at the brewpub for $6.99."
Lafayette Brewing's latest Big Boris Barleywine will be released at the New Year's Eve party. 9.2%. "hints of alcohol in the finish". An American IPA will be out in mid Jan with Centennial and Amarillo.
Upland's Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA comes out in 6-packs and kegs on Jan 7th. 6.5%. 65 IBU. Dry hopped with a pinch of lavender.
Butler Winery's Bloomington homebrew shop has 15% off all "non-wine" items (including phone and email orders). Just through tomorrow.
Heavy Seas release schedule for 2010:
Stone's release schedule for 2010:
Meet Albert Christian Friedrich Wichmann, the owner from 1877 – 1881 of the brewery in Kendallville. Honest. Scroll down about 2/3 of the way on this page if you're not convinced.
Jay Brooks gives us the Top 10 Beer Stories of 2009.
Beer truck crashes in Papua New Guinea. 4,000 cases stolen by villagers. "Superintendent Tondop said he hopes common sense will return when everyone sobers up today." article
A reader points out It's been a great year for beer in Asheville.
Brewing News has a 41-question survey - with prizes.