BIMP @ BCBF 2015!

BCBF 2015Come visit BIMP at the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival this weekend. Tickets are surprisingly still on sale (I would snag the Early Bird if I were you ūüėČ ) The weather is supposed to be awesome, and I can’t think of a better way to spend it than at the Woolery Stone Mill in Bloomington. BIMP will be pouring between 2 and 3pm (just after our comrades from the KGB). ¬†Some picks to look out for would be Tin Man’s Damascene, Upland’s Bockness Monster, and 18th St. The Contessa French Saison. Have a great time, and remember to be safe.

Here’s the address to the Woolery Stone Mill. Believe it or not, it’s at¬†the intersection of Tapp and Kegg Rd.

BCBF Map

 

Indy Beer News – Holiday Beer Edition 2.0

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Indy Beer News¬†has recently released an encore Holiday Edition podcast showcasing several Indiana breweries. This year’s podcast took place at the Monarch Beverage facility (compliments of Bob Mack), and included Mark Cady of Bloomington Brewing Company, Fred Hillenbrand of Tin Man Brewing, Eilise Lane of Scarlet Lane Brewing,¬†Amy Haneline of the Indianapolis Star,¬†Benjamin Sutton of¬†Indiana Brew Haus, and homebrewers¬†Jenn Myers and Erik Howell¬†of Beer Is My Passion. The lineup was a great selection of beers including: Tin Man Damascene Apricot Sour Ale, Broad Ripple Brewpub Wee Alec, Taxman Holiday Tax, Bloomington Brewing Company Persimmon Ale, 18th St. Hunter Cherry, Tin Man Cafe Leche Milk and Coffee Porter, Scarlet Lane Marley’s Ghost, Tin Man Csar Russian Imperial Stout, Mashcraft Ancho Annie, Bloomington Brewing Krampus Imperial Black IPA, and Southern Tier 2XMAS. This podcast will teach you how to predict the future with persimmons, utilize hippies in the brewing process, how to evade demon goat people, and that there are some really passionate people working in the Indy beer scene.¬†Here’s the podcast:

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Anchorage Brewing Tasting at Sahm’s Place

Anchorage Beer Dinner at SahmsThis looks like an awesome tasting, although a little pricey. Anchorage has become one of my favorite breweries as of late. They make fantastic sours (one of my favorites was The Tide and It’s Takers) All the beers are rated exceptionally well on BeerAdvocate.com, and I’m sure the food will be outstanding as well. If you you can shell out $80 per ticket this would be a no brainer! Make sure to reserve quickly however, as I’m sure there are limited seats. You can reach Sahm’s Place at¬†317.202.1577¬†for a reservation.

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Indy Beer News – March 19th, 2014

IndyBeerNews_logoTime to catch up on some Indy Beer News podcasts! This week’s episode includes information on a 3 Floyds¬†tap takeover happening at¬†Broad Ripple Tavern¬†at noon today featuring Live a Rich Life (a personal favorite of mine), Sun King releasing two packs of Lonesome Dove (Batch 777 Touched by and Angel), and a Barrel Age Replicale Tapping at Tomlinson Tap! Indy Beer News also had a chance to sit down with Sun King’s Clay Robinson for a 45 minute talk on Indy Beer Legislation, Distilleries, and craft beer’s entry into the State Fair for the first time since 1947.

Indy Beer News – March 19th, 2014

Indy Beer New 2014 Legislation Episode

New Albanian Gravity Head – Bullet Train To Blackout Town

Gravity Head 2014 - Promo

 

I love this brewery! Gravity Head 2014 kicked off this morning with an extra special breakfast. These guys don’t mess around. For the next month, New Albanian Brewing will be showcasing some of the best/unique high gravity beers available. If you haven’t been to this event before it is a blast. They basically horde kegs of delicious high gravity brews and then let the taps flow until every drop is gone. This year they have organized several brewery specific events, including today’s Schlafly “Style Unto Itself” collection of kegs. Click here for the full list of brews and events.¬†Once all the kegs are dry, Session Head begins! As you can imagine, these beers are super strong. Please be responsible and have transportation for the event planned out. That said, these guys are innovators, and I’m really looking forward to visiting their event. Cheers!

 

ACB Films Presents Winterfest 2014

I’m sure many of you remember the 80+ breweries at this year’s Winterfest. You may remember the pretzel necklaces, the firkins, or the random bursts of cheering. What you may have forgotten was that there were video cameras seeded throughout the venue.Here is the epic video created by ACB Films, which documents all of your uninhibited shenanigans. The funny thing is I remember most of these people when we were pouring. Well documented! You can follow their YouTube channel here.