Cavalier Distributing has picked up some of the beers from St. Killian Importing including Julius Echter Hefe and Dunkle wheat beers from Germany; and MOA of New Zealand's Noir, Blonde, Triple, and 5-Hop Ale; and a return to Indiana of Tusker.
Brugge Brasserie has Erasmus IPA on tap. Think Arrogant Bastard.
A fire in the warehouse behind the Emerson Ave. Payless Liquors in Beech Grove early Monday morning caused $1.5 million damage. This warehouse was used mostly to store spirits and some wines. Not much beer was lost. Monday they were clearing out truckloads of broken glass. We'd post a picture but the owner asked us not to. article
MacNiven's hosted a tapping of Johan, the Barleywine - Sun King's first brew and blew through a 1/6th barrel in under two hours. With a full year of aging it is ready to drink. Malty and direct to style. All the plum/raisin essence of a young barleywine are mellowed out. It will continue to age nicely for many more years. Sun King has 6 more 1/6ths available at the brewery for $150 each if you want to plan a celebration later – or now.
This week all the taps at MacNiven's are pouring Indiana beers.
Barley Island Beastie Barrel, People's Fiddlin' Willie Scottish, Crown Town Brown,
Three Floyds Alpha King and Robert the Bruce, New Albanian Hoptimus,
Brugge Erasmus IPA, Upland Double Dragonfly IPA,
Sun King Osiris Pale Ale, Bitter Druid ESB, and Wee Mac Scottish Ale
On Wednesday 6 of the taps will be from Three Floyds.
Parti Pak Liquors in Greenwood now has a web site. Bob Tiplick's sons have joined him in the store. And they still have the largest selection in Indiana. This is the end cap right inside the front door. Yep, that's Gales Prize Old Ale from 1996 – 2003.
Roger Baylor has the story of the Excellent Beer Gardening Adventure at Hidden Hill.
Diego (Guinness) to merge with Heineken, SABMiller or ABInbev? rumors by Stephen Beaumont