Work has started on Big Woods' new brewery extension (right).
People's Brewing's tasting room will open this next Friday, April 16th. Six taps, growlers. Cool detail: The wood for the bar was contributed by about 40 friends. April 30th will see a grand opening celebration.
Location: 2006 N. Ninth St.
Hours: Starting today, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Price: New growlers are $12, $8 for refills.
Grand Opening party, April 30, noon+
Upland Maibock will be back next week, Bourbon Barrel Warmer will be out in bottles later this month and Double Dragonfly will hit the shelves in bottles next month in 22oz bombers. 9.1% ABV. They also have some of this year's lambics available at the brewery.
New Albanian is serving its possibly lightest beer ever - Hop-O at 3.5% ABV. "Hop-O was a cereal beverage of less than 1% abv produced by the Southern Indiana Brewing Company during the early years of Prohibition, except that the brewery subsequently was raided, shut down and the owner arrested in 1921 after federal agents determined the alcohol content to be well above 3%."
Oh, it gets better than that:
Indiana Brewer Indicted - He Is Accused of Trying to Bribe Federal Prohibition Agent
Louisville, Ky. March 16. – Indictments charging bribery were returned by a Federal Grand Jury here today against Michael Schrick, former President of the Southern Indiana Brewing Company, and J.H. Booth, both of New Albany, Ind. They are alleged to have attempted to bribe J.L. Asher, Federal prohibition agent, with money and commissions amounting to $100,000 a year to get assistance of that official in transporting illegal beer to Louisville from New Albany. They were released on bond.
Federal agents who said they were concealed in a closet, told the Grand Jury the two men were trapped in Asher's room in a hotel here in January while Schrick and Booth were in the act of paying Asher the first installment of $2,000.
New York Times, Mar 17, 1922
And even better:
Indianapolis, Jan 3 - Judge Albert B Anderson today promised a rigid investigation of alleged promises of immunity from criminal action to high officials of the prohibition division at Washington to Michael Schrick, a brewery owner of New Albany, Indiana. Roy A Haynes, director prohibition enforcement said Mr. Andrews, chief of the bureau of litigation at the department, and John Owen, former campaign, manager of Senator James U Watson and alleged go-between, were named by Schrick today.
Marion (Ohio) Daily Star, Jan 3, 1924
Today's scary headline with little behind it is brought to you by The DePauw: Sunday alcohol sales may create more problems for Indiana citizens than solutions. Seems Hoosiers for Beverage Choices has said "But this points to even more inconsistencies in Indiana law. Now we can go to a microbrewery at 2 a.m. to buy beer, but we can't go to a grocery store."
HBG brings us Scenes From a Beer Dinner: Nøgne Ø at Recess.
Goose Island Fleur will be brewed year-round starting this summer. It is flavored with hibiscus and komnbocha tea.
Ommegang Tripel Perfestion at 8.9% silll be out in May.
Stone's 2010 Imperial Russian Stout hits the shelves next Monday.
Redhook Eisbock 28. "Ice Processed Winter Warmer". This could turn out strange on so many levels. Lessee, EKU 28 is a trademark of Kulmbacher, and oh, Eisbock's are thought to be illegal to make in the U.S. Since AB/InBev has a third of Redhook and they have lawyers it could become interesting.
Gleaners Food Bank is moving into the old Monarch Beverage warehouse near the Indy Airport.
PBS's Great American Brew Trail will be 23 half-hour programs visiting 26 Michigan breweries. They are now taping. Airs this fall. press release
From the Indy Star: Franklin -- San Diego-based TailGate Beer will establish a production, packaging and distribution facility in Franklin Business Park, creating up to 150 jobs over the next three years. Hiring will begin in 2011. TailGate will receive up to $1.85 million in performance-based tax credits and $100,000 in training grants from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. more from Inianapolis Business Journal
From the Tailgate web site: TailGate Beer is The Unofficial Beer of America’s Unofficial Pastime. It is owned and operated right here in beautiful San Diego, by a 24 year old graduate out of SDSU. Over 2 years old, TailGate Beer strives to become the lifestyle brand that people anywhere and everywhere can identify with. Pony up with a company that is innovative, fresh and categorically unique across the board! TailGate Beer currently has employment and internship opportunities available. Contact TGB for more details.
The now have their Blacktop Blonde, Hefeweizen, Amber Wave, Brown Ale, IPA, and a seasonal Sweet Stout contract brewed and distributed in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Oh, and this: TailGate Beer is more than just a variety of delicious craft brews from San Diego, California. It is more than just an incredibly clever marketing concept that fills a void in the life of tailgating fans everywhere. It’s the whole package! It’s about great fun with good people. TailGate Beer embodies beer drinkers’ deepest fantasies. A beer you can identify with and really drink. Tailgaters take their job seriously and TailGate Beer strives to brew the perfect craft style beers that can be enjoyed swig after swig. Don’t settle for a watered down version of what you really want. Pony up to the beer that is original, drinkable and categorically unique across the board.