Drims, Drabs and Ghosts

Nuvo details the pumpkin beers available around Indiana. And a weekend calendar you need to treat as a menu of your time during this first really cold time of the season. link

Bloomington Brewery’s Persimmon Ale gets released tomorrow. On tap and in 22ozers. link

NABC’s ThunderFoot Cherry Imperial Stout (12%) gets released Saturday. Parties at both locations are bing called the Thunderfoot Halloween Hanover Release Party. On tap and in 22ozers. link

Mashcraft Brewing of Greenwood will be tap Mr. Wicked Imperial IPA today.

Vince Luecke of Ferdinand (that’s a town near the Ohio River) has permission to open a microbrewery. Look for it in the spring. link

The Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis has an exhibit “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” going on through Feb 15 of next year. link

History! The Presidents’ favorite drinks. link
Washington – Porter.
Adams – Cider, Porter, Rum, Madeira.
Garfield – Common Ale.
Cleveland – Had a 4 beers per day limit.
Cleveland – Common Ale.
Kennedy – Bloody Mary, Daiquiris, Heineken.
Bush (1) – Beer, Vodka Martini.
Clinton – Snakebite (equal parts lager and cider).
Bush (2) – Dry due to alcoholism.
Obama – Honey Ale brewed at the White House.

MarketWatch says Indianapolis is the least expensive city to by cheap white table wine at $4.24. The same in Portland, OR is $13.22. The cheapest beer is in Baton Rouge ($7.51) and the most expensive is in Aurora, IL at $13.32 a six-pack. They say prices will drop near Xmas and the best prices are usually at Costco and Sams Club.

Headline: Craft Brewer Admits He’s The Guy Responsible For Town’s Mysterious Count Chocula Shortage

Headline: Finnish Brewer Set To Sell Recreation Of 172-Year-Old Beer Found In Shipwreck. The yeast was still viable and and bottles using that list will go for $143. Replica ingredients versions will be $7.

A meme quotes La Cross WI as having the most bars on one street: 360.
Terre Haute, in 1900, had 14 houses of prostitution in one block of North Second Street.
That same meme says Andre the Giant could drink 120 beers in one sitting. We call bushwah.

CenosillicaphobiaCenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass. Naw, that’s another internet made-up thing. It isn’t in the OED. If fact the Urban Dictionary is the only “reputable” source for the word.

Empire Brewing of NY has received a complaint from Lucasfilms about “The Empire Strikes Bock”.




Chuggers OldBarrel
Anheuser Busch bottling plant in Indianapolis.

Nope, it’s a fountain.

Dribs and Drams

Hoosier GABF Winners:  Full list here.

Gold Red Dawn American Wheat Carson’s Brewery Evansville
Gold Lonesome Dove Barrel-Aged Sun King Brewery Indianapolis
Silver Barrel Aged 666 Barrel-Aged Sun Kin Brewery Indianapolis
Silver Sanitarium Abbey Ale Bier Brewery Indianapolis

Calendar: Wine-A-Ree in Columbus. Nov. 8. Noon-6pm. $20/$25. Wine & Beer. Benefiting the Boy Scouts..

Headline: Two arrested for bootlegging in Indy

Headline: Indiana roofer hops on beer bandwagon – the Hopknoxious Farm near West Lafayette.
Plus: Farmers grow Indiana hops for Indiana beer

Headline: Distillers joining craft brewing movement in Indiana

Keg Liquors in New Albany has closed their downtown New Albany location in order to move.

Closing and Relocation of our New Albany location
It is with a mix of sadness and optimism that we announce the closing and relocation of the downtown New Albany location of Keg Liquors. Friday, September 26th, will be our last day in operation at 302 Pearl Street. The new location will be announced soon and we are thrilled that the existing New Albany staff will transfer to it.
The relocation of the New Albany store does not impact the Clarksville location, which will continue to operate under its normal business hours.
We opened the New Albany location 3 years ago to be part of the renaissance of downtown New Albany. I feel that Keg Liquors has been a key contributor with the revitalization and we have enjoyed watching the area grow and prosper. However, in order to meet the business objectives for Keg Liquors and to continue to support the development of New Albany, it is time to relocate the store to an area more conducive to our type of business.
As the owner of Keg Liquors, I am thankful for the wonderful customers and the relationships we've formed, as well as the other business owners and employees that we've gotten to know. I look forward to continuing those relationships and to creating new ones.
Thank you to everyone who patronized our New Albany store on Pearl Street, and we look forward to serving you at our new location.
Todd Antz
Owner, Keg Liquors

Dogfish Head is back in Indiana. Hooray

Not sure that local breweries make the employment scene that much better but the headline says: Beer boosts jobs: Study shows Ohio among best in nation for job growth, sustainability

The Oldest Bar in Every State (giving the Knickerbocker as Indiana’s entry). link


The Perfect Way to Pour a Beer. 1:43 video

Watch the Oktoberfest Devil’s Wheel. Beer by the mas makes the funhouse ride a spectator sport. 3:41 video

Beer from Fossils… Gross or Awesome? 3:29 video

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One last Oktoberfest picture