More Indiana Beer News, Sept. 2....

Come out and support our Local Homebrew Champ, Tom Wallbank!, who's pro-am winning beer in the Every Day IPA Challenge, will be tapped at RAM downtown this coming Thursday! Sept 6 7 PM

What's available from Flat12?
Joe Brahma Coffee Brown Ale had a limited release (taproom) on Thursday, August 30th.
Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale, will be released the week of September 3rd. This release will include draft and bottles(mid-month).
Half Cycle IPA bottles are trickling out throughout Indiana

Sun King tapped Grapefruit Jungle and ran out at the tasting room, but you may be able to find it on tap around town...
Taylors 1, 2, or 3, Plump's, Mackenzie River, Bazbeaux Downtown, Old Pro's Table, Moon Dog Tavern, Beer Sellar, BW East Washington downtown, The Local, 20 Tap, Chatham Tap (both), Flatwater, Chef Mikes, Mass Ave Pub, La Margarita, Black Market, Scotty's Downtown, The Brockway, Fire by the Monon, Bazbeaux Carmel, Union Jacks BR, Flashbacks,Tavern on South, Chumley's BR, Kilroy's (DT+BR), Blue Beard, Front Page

Look for Sun King Oktoberfest in cans in two weeks -------->

Did you know.... Bell's had such limited quantities of Oktoberfest this year that this seasonal is only available on tap? the Beer Spy suggests it might be on tap at Chatham Tap DT

Saturday, Sept 8, the Midwest Sports and Social Complex, 7509 New Augusta Road, Indy, has their Midwest Beer fest 3-7 PM featuring five local breweries (Flat12, Sun King, Triton, Upland, Fountain Square) with tickets at $35.

Near Cincinnati?
1. Get to Moerlein Lager House for a brewery tour with our former local guy, Jim Matt. Jim took 3rd place this year at our Indiana Brewer's Cup for the Amber and Jim also has won more homebrew awards recently.

2.Sept 6 Buckhead Inn, of Belleview, KY (just across the bridge from Cinci.) will be tapping 8 kegs of Sierra Nevada's beers, four of which were ONE TIME ONLY drafts of past Beer Camp beers: (Tish, Beer Director for Buckhead's, got to attend SN's Beer Camp this year - AND got married this year)
Oatmeal Stout (#45)
Imperial Pilsner (#43)
Floral IPA (#53)
Imperial Red Ale (#65)
plus other gold medal winners:
Pale Ale
Torpedo IPA (with whole leaf hops!)
Ovilia (Keg: TBD) Belgian - Sierra is collaborating with Abbey of New Clairvaux to help support building their abbey.

Local Beer (Triton for certain) will be served at Zionsville Lion's Club Fall Festival, Sept. 8 with the festival having something for everyone 9/7,8,9 at the Lion's Club Park Details Here

CONGRATS to the folks at Black Acre Brewing who tied for 4th place with Shallo's for Best Beer Selection in the Indy A-List of the IndyStar. This is a great accomplishment considering that Shallo's has been open since the 80s and Black Acre is one of our newest Brew Pubs.

The two neat things about Black Acre are 1) the fabulous tap Room (I mean even if they had 4 on tap instead 17 the beautiful tap room is worth a visit)and 2) their SEVENTEEN taps serve up not only their own fresh-brewed local beer but super guest beers as well. Did you know they have their own Berliner Weisse on tap and a Green Tea Pale? beer list 5632 E Washington St., closed Tuesdays and Sunday evenings

Okay, where can we get good Belgian Beer in the Bottle in a bar? 1) Black Acre has 12 Belgian or Dutch (LaTrappe) beers, 2) we stopped by Shallo's last week (one of our old standbys) and noted TWENTY FOUR Belgian beers, and 3) we managed to get to BJ's in Greenwood to sample one of their TWENTY Belgian beers.

Near Louisville? Buckhead Grill, Jeffersonville, IN, is flirting with their Kentucky neighbors duing Louisville Beer Week. IN vs. KY On Sept. 26, while the Bluegrass Brewing TapRoom is having a "Meet the Brewer's event" (the TapRoom serves no food) the Buckhead Grill will have among their 40 taps beers available in Indiana but not Kentucky! Perhaps hungry Louisville brewers will take the challenge and wander across the bridge to sample some Indiana brew and grab a bite to eat!

Our Fort Wayne reporter, Cindy has done a great job of profiling local events Click here to view

George Washington brewed and distilled at Mt. Vernon, Thomas Jefferson brewed in his day, yet the White House has brewed the first beer to be brewed in the White House and has released the recipe... Click here to see the two beers brewed

Confessions of a blogger.... interesting correcting typos... at one point this blog has "teppeed" instead of "tapped" and "Beet festival" instead of "beer festival" - I'd much rather attend the BEER festival.

Cheers! Greg Kitz

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