Dribs and Drams

What are you doing this Saturday?

Oct 10 Albion Lions, Tigers & Beer. Black Pine Nature Preserve. SOLD OUT
Oct 10 Ferdinand St. Benedict's Brew Works Oktoberfest Celebration. - 11:30am-??
Oct 10 Indianapolis Barrels on Bonna barrel aged beer festival. Hosted by Black Acre Brewing. 1-5pm. $50.
Oct 10 Indianapolis Indianapolis Biergarten Day. Athenaeum, Traders Point Creamery, Sun King, Eiteljorg, German Klub. Etc?
Oct 10 Indianapolis Indy Literary Pub Crawl. Mass Ave. 5:30pm-??
Oct 10 Muncie All Beers Considered by Indiana Public Radio. 2-5pm. $30.
Oct 10 Porter Porter's Perfect Pint Festival presented by Pat's Liquors. 1-5pm. $35-50.
Oct 13
Beginning Brewing Class. Great Fermentations. 10am.

Rita tells about Bloomington's The Tap Brewery and their new downtown Indy adjunct restaurant.

Eric tells about the Thomas-Stieglitz Brewery in Goshen. And takes a picture:

Three Floyds Zombie Dust was named by Men's Journal as one of the best 100 beers you can buy on shelves. article

Outside Indiana

Pennsylvania is going to auction off some stuff that their Liquor Control Board can't/won't sell. The first auction is on Oct 13 selling 24 bottles of "Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection". It seems to be really a lottery since the news article (s) say "Each 375 ml bottle will cost $48.49. . . and is limited to one bottle per participant".

InMill? SABev? Budweiser Maker Officially Offers $104 Billion To Buy Miller That would make the US / Canada / Belgium / England / South Africa / Australia / Brazil conglomerate 30% of the world market. And 70% of the American market <emoji for "shudder">. Just how much Bud Light Lime can they make?

Goose Island and Virtue Cider of Pennville, MI are co-"brewing" an Apple Cider. It'll be next year before it's out.

Brooklyn Brewery is exporting to Australia and now they will have Cooper's make their lagers.

Heinekin is indeed buying 50% of Lagunitas.

Miller has bought Saint Archer Brewing of San Diego.

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin was named Europe's best tourist attraction by the World Travel Awards. $18 euro entry fee.


Old Fashioned - Chocolate Whiskey - Prohibition Whiskey - Scotch Map - 11 cocktails


11 Harsh Truths About Hangovers

12 Pumpkin Beers get tested. Yahoo Plus 5 new facts about Pumpkin Beer.

In Portland, You Can Now Drink Salmon-Safe Beer And they think midwesterners are wierd.

Pabst to revive Old Tankard Ale brand. But the Wisconsin Brewing Co. will brew it. Outsourcing to a 2-year old startup. Will hipsters care?

Or will Natty become the latest hipster craze? article 

Why you shouldn't use a frozen mug. It's all about the taste. article Oh, and you shouldn't use a shoe either. It's all about the taste.


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