Indiana House Bill 1054 Amendment #3 (aka Three Floyds Amendment) passed unanimously out of committee yesterday. If ultimately passed, the new law will raise the ceiling of how much beer a brewery in Indiana can produce and sell in state to 30,000 bbls. Great news for our growing craft beer scene.
Speaking of growth, Clay Robinson of Sun King recently told The Brewing Network their production increased nearly 100% in 2011 – from 5200 to just shy of 10,000 barrels.
And speaking further of growth, the American Homebrewers Association just surpassed 30,000 members. They also estimate there are 1 million homebrewers in the United States – not sure what that says about their ability to attract members. Online registration for the National Homebrew Competition opens February 28. Indianapolis will again serve as a first round judging site hosted by Sun King. Interested beer judges and stewards can mark their calendars to participate April 13th – 15th.
The program for New Albanian’s Gravity Head starting February 24th is available here. The festivities kick off with a 7:00am tailgate breakfast – nothing like a cask-conditioned Belgian Imperial Stout to kick off your day!
Details are posted for the Michiana Beer Nuts 3rd anniversary party on March 8th at the Constant Spring in Goshen. Six beers from Greenbush Brewing with five weighing in at a minimum 7.6% ABV (does Goshen have cab service?). Congrats to Eric Strader on three years and 575 blog posts!
Love beer festivals but can’t seem to lose enough money afterwards? Check out the Blue Chip Casino’s Brewfest on April 14th. General admission is $35 and an extra $20 will get you VIP admission with early access and a complimentary pint glass, bottle opener, t-shirt, and lanyard!