Upland Brewing organized the second annual Sour Wild Funk Fest, the Midwest’s premier wild ale festival, on Saturday, May 11, at Developer Town in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. Approximately twenty breweries were represented including many Hoosier breweries, brewers from Ohio, from Illinois, from Michigan and some national powerhouses like New Belgium and Sam Adams. This years attenance was reported to be up substantially from last year but the crowd never felt like a 'throng.' Here's our take from the two of us who attended:
The first thing that people say to me when I say that I'm a beer blogger is "You must drink a lot of beer". Yes and no. I'm selective about the beer I drink. However, in some aspects, I do drink a lot of beer.
The anticipation is brewing (horrible pun intended) for Dark Lord Day 2012. The annual April event has not been publicized by the brewery and details are hard to get. The only thing I know for sure is that it will be on a Saturday, it will probably be horribly planned, and the only way to get the news is to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or visiting the brewery's website. Unless I've missed something horribly, nothing has been spoken since early January when we were told, "stay tuned."
On January 28, the Brewers of Indiana Guild will stage the fourth annual Winterfest, which will of course feature offerings from Indiana's craft breweries. In honor of Winterfest, we've decided to focus most of our posts this month on Indiana beers.
Today at Dicky's Wild Hare beginning at 3:30p.m. they will be celebrating the addition of five more taps bringing their tap total to 15. Come out and help celebrate and see what beers they have to offer. (Must be 21 yrs. of age or older with valid photo ID to consume beer at this establishment)
Also today at 800 Degrees Wood Fired Oven Pizza they will tapping a keg of Bell's Oracle Dbl. IPA at 6p.m. Also available will be Bell's Oberon and Octoberfest, Hair of the Dog Adam, and Boulevard Collaboration #2 White IPA.