Tyler Falk is probably right. “State Alcohol Laws Unlikely to Change”
But Sen. Boots thinks the liquor store lobby is overreacting. "The majority of the people that I've been working for are not necessarily large businesses," he said. "They're small convenience stores, small grocery stores. And there's no evidence that indicates that liquor stores will be damaged or harmed by this legislation at all."
But SB 0078 (the one to make carding mandatory only for people who look under 40 years old) is alive and well. If anything at all gets done at the state capitol this has a chance. It’s passed the Senate 47 to 3 and has been sent to the house.
Last Saturday’s D’Vine Winter Wine and Beer Festival in Columbus, IN, raised $12,000 for their charity, Developmental Services.
Louisville Magazine says the Bank Street Brewhouse & Brasserie is well worth the drive to New Albany.
Rodney and the gang report from last week’s Rock Bottom Brewer's Dinner.
NABC’s Elector, Elsa, and Hoptimus are appearing on shelves now.
Figure 8 Brewing has two new beers available in growlers. Really two new styles. Jumbo Love is a Black Barleywine and Solar Collector is an American Pale Wheat Ale.
All three Kahn's locations in Indy are running a “Battle of Belgium” 64-beer single elimination blind taste-off.
On March 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 matchups will be available at Kahn’s locations to sample blindly and vote on the favorite. info sheet – bracket Stop in before March 3rd a fill out your bracket and maybe win a set of glasses and a Kahnoisseurs Klub membership.
Want to grow some of your own hops this year. Your local homebrew store may have hop rhizomes for planting. Butler Winery in Bloomington has a big choice for preorder. info Oh, and they’ve started a series of brewing classes.
Maturing at Lafayette Brewing – Bumpy Face Agave Wheatwine for a release in about a month. “This unique beer was brewed by packing the mash tun with as much pale and wheat malt as we could and then incorporating 110# of organic raw blue agave syrup into the kettle. To balance this unique brew, we added a healthy dose of Chinook and Amarillo hops. The result is a pale, malty beer with a big citrus and agave nose. A smooth alcohol warming blends nicely with the big citrus and malt flavors. ABV 8.19% IBUs 50”
Vertical Jewbelation, a blend of past Jewbelation 8 – 14 recipes and aged in Sazerac rye whisky barrels “throughout 2010” has been released and we should see it on the shelves soon.
Eric Strader looks at the new Bell’s Eccentric Cafe with a picture essay.
Through the inspiration, leadership, and hard work of Larry J. Bell, President and Brewmaster, the “smallest brewery in the US” is selling beers – all ales – absolutely as fast as they can make it. … Larry began as a homebrewer in 1980 and soon produced more brew than he could consume himself. … The operation moved from Larry’s basement to a commercial building on 315 E. Kalamazoo St. and after a short period of draft-only production, began bottling their ales by December, 1985. … They brew five beers: Bell’s Beer, Great Lakes Amber Ale, Third Coast, Great Lakes Porter, and Kalamazoo Stout. …
Much to my surprise, this is a one-barrel brew system. Converted restaurant soup cookers serve as mash tun and brew kettles. The wort is even stirred with soup ladles and transferred by the bucket load to the brew kettles. There are 2 three-barrel fermenters, 25 one-barrel fermenters, and 1 thirteen-barrel vessel. [with a staff of four].
The local can collectors meet here frequently. In addition, because KBC is licensed as a retailer, you can buy their finely hand-crafted ales directly. In addition they sell a whole array of homebrew supplies. The local homebrew club meets here regularly also. Finally they sell and outstanding selection of 50+ domestic and imported beers.