For those beer lovers near or in Indianapolis,
Kahn's Fine Wines and Spirits has started a little event called:
Beerocracy I took place at Kahn's North Willow store from 6pm-8pm.
5 tables set up with variety of beer styles and snacks.
First off: What was available!
(What I tried in Bold)
Victory Prima Pils
Victory Headwater Pale Ale
Victory Golden Monkey – Belgian – Style Golden Ale (ABV 9.5% / IBU 25)
nice touch of spice, sour ale
Hoppin’ Frog Hoppin’ To Heaven IPA
Hoppin’ Frog Black & Tan - Hoppin' To Heaven blended w/ BORIS the Crusher stout (ABV 7.6% / IBU 65)
Hoppin’ Frog Silk Porter - English Style Robust Porter (ABV 6.3% / IBU 26 )
** Sun King Isis IPA
special bullet delivery by Sun King
Brewing Company – Parabola – Russian Imperial Stout Walker
brought in from staff's private collection.
Oh My Goodness -- Smooth, stout, deliciousness
Rad Red Amber Ale
Bad Elmer’s Porter - American Robust Porter (ABV 5% / IBU 19.6)
Schwarz - German-style Lager (ABV 5.3%/IBU 25.3)
seemed to be missing something - felt flat.
there was a little sweetness to this beer
** Sun King Dominator Dopplebock
|My love - Saison!|
at the event is was nice, but off the tap at Sun King - This has a nice smooth spicy too it
Hebrew Gensis Ale
Founder’s Pale Ale
Founder’s Centennial IPA
have had this before -- well made porter!
Hebrew Lenny’s Bittersweet RIPA
The Bruery Mischief - Belgian - Style Golden Ale Dry -hopped with American Hops (ABV 8.5% / IBU 35)
This was a greater starter to my new love affair with The Bruery
The Bruery Saison Rue - Belgian Style - Farmhouse ale (ABV 8.5% / IBU 30)
This and Victory - Golden Monkey were my A+ beers of the night.. nice compliments of sour in each
Yeastie Boys Digital IPA - American - Style IPA (ABV 7% / IBU 77)
very strong nose, but for a high IBU still smooth
TO OL Final Frontier DIPA
Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black - American - Style Porter (ABV 6% / IBU 50)
not my style of porter, too hoppy
Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast - Aggressively Dry Hopped American - Style Oatmeal Coffee Stout
(ABV 7.5% / IBU LOTS )
It is one seriously hopped stout - it is deceiving. I think the hops over powers all and you don't get any of the oatmeal or the coffee flavors
Anchorage Brewing Company
Bitter Monk - Double IPA Belgium
from Kyle's at Kahn's private stash
Beer aged in French Chardonney barrels - Very well done
|Call all y'all it's the Yeastie boys!|
|Add some Hops, much?|
So now you know what was offered.. and I know it looks like I didn't drink that much, but seriously there was a lot of beer to be had! All the staff was great. The Upland station was from the brewery. Table 4 had someone from Cavalier Distributing, whom I remember from Winterfest - (wearing a Founder's flag as a cap and working at Founder's table). Table 5 - was Kyle part of the Twitter handle @Beer_at_Kahns.
It was a great time to taste a lot of beers not normally available in Indiana for tasting. Ran into a IndianaBeer.com reader (Hi Kevin! aka @myers41) When Beerocracy II comes, I highly suggest checking it out!
The best part though was at 7:30 - the raffle for Kahnoisseur Klub members started:
**If you are a Kahnoisseur Klub member(which by the way is only $10), you got the option to take part at a raffle at the end of the night to win the chance to buy some limited released beers! **
|Raffle Prizes available for winning a chance to buy|
I won the chance to buy :
Which is now in my pantry "aging" :)
What else can I say? Free tastings - Great Location - Friendly beer lovers all around? Oh, yeah - Go to Beerocracy II!
Until then: Check out what is coming up next week at Kahn's Fine Wines and Spirits:
Battle of Belgium 2342 W. 86th Street
Brackets available online or at all Kahn's locations!
more info call or tweet to @Beer_At_Kahns
All is fun in ale and lagers!