I just wanted to thank everyone that has supported BIMP from the beginning. Beer Is My Passion has been such an exciting challenge for me. Writing about beer, participating in tastings and beer festivals, and sharing my development as a homebrewer has been a truly rewarding experience. I’ve taken some much needed time to reflect on where I felt the future of Beer Is My Passion would take me/you, and I have some exciting news. Beer Is My Passion will be combining efforts with a fellow homebrew club (Krausen Growers Bureau) to form a brand new homebrew club. The Circle City Zymurgy club has officially filed with the American Homebrewer’s Association, and as of today I will be focusing my attention on making CCZ the best homebrew club it can be. Make sure to visit us at circlecityzymurgy.com for events, tastings, and news on all things fermented. Thanks again for the ride, and I hope you continue to make beer your passion!
If you’ve been homebrewing for a while, it’s likely that opening a brewery has been on the back of your brain. Unfortunately for most, this dream may probably feel unattainable. Don’t lose hope just yet 🙂 Indy Beer News is hosting a free event focusing on the logistics of opening up a craft brewery. Brewers Andrew Castner of MashCraft (currently under construction on Indy’s South side) and Ray Kamstra of Indiana City Brewing (which will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary in May of 2014) will be speaking along with Matt Stoops of Financial Center Federal Credit Union who has worked with helping craft breweries get financed. The panel speaks for an hour with a brief Q and A session at the end of the discussion. The event takes place on Tuesday April 8th at 7:30pm at the Tomlinson Tap Room. My advice to you is to:
- Show up early
- Grab a beer (or two) at the bar
- Find a seat early, as this event may fill up quickly
- Bring a pen and paper
- Relax, and absorb knowledge!
You can register for the event by clicking the link below.
Indy Beer News is a great podcast/blog for upcoming beer events in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. If you haven’t seen this before, it is a great resource for tap takeovers, special events at breweries, and all things beer. IBN also has a pretty comprehensive calendar page. Founder Bill Jimerson, is a blogger/podcaster and also just happens to be the manager of Indianapolis’ flagship homebrew shop Great Fermentations. Follow IndyBeerNews on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s this week’s podcast.