Immediately after Easter is..... Dyngus Day! The "Monday after celebration" brought to the U.S. by Polish immigrants. Several Indiana locations have notable Dyngus Day events that include beer:
South Bend where many private clubs and a few bars have parties
In Indianapolis there is one reported super party at The Sinking Ship, 49th and College, starting noon Monday and all through the night. Note their warning: "Come celebrate this great polish holiday with polish food and drink! last year was great and if you werent there then you need to know something. Put electronics is a plastic bag of some kind Also, YOU WILL GET SOAKING WET ON THIS DAY!"
At least two locations in Bloomington celebrate Dyngus Day. The big party is at Yogi's Grill and Bar, starting with lunch where Polish specials include: Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Hard-Boiled Eggs & Perogis served 11am-11pm; $2.50 Slivovitz (decent beer esp. at this price), $3.00 Labowski Lager (Upland Maibock, and, um.... $3.00 24oz Bud Lightski. Music starts at 6:00 PM until 2:00 AM with 2 different groups.
Lennie's Bloomington has a more subdued reference to DD with a special Dyngus Menu Monday - Wednesday.
However, Lennie's taps their legendary and long-time favorite Vision Weiss on Wednesday.For each pint of Vision Weiss sold at Lennie’s throughout the coming spring and summer, Bloomington Brewing Company will donate one dollar to the Monroe County Capital Campaign.
This Blogger hopes to have a late lunch at Yogi's on Dyngus Day again this year, and get to Lennie's on Wednesday for a first 2012 taste of the Weiss. Catch me out and ask me for $1 off of Legendary Bob O's book, Hoosier Beer, Tapping into Indiana's Brewing History -- a must have for Indiana Beer lovers (I will have books in my vehicle)
This Tuesday, April 10, Rock Bottom College Park, Indy, taps their Catcher (or is it Catch Her) in the Rye IPA, at 6:00. Rye Spice, Bold 7% ABV, intense 80 IBU
Sun King, Chatham Tap Takeover, Thursday, April 12th ALL DAY, 18 Sun King Beers on tap
Maibock release at 6:30 PM
PS Props to Alley Bar, Bloomington, for finding a beer I had not had until yesterday: Southampton Public House Double White Wit -- loved it for a slight twist on the style
Hoppy Dyngus Day... Greg K (and remember to follow us on Twitter)