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.
Those of us who love beer are always talking about the taste, smell and the passion we have over a well-made delicious brew. The many beer blogs and website are all about educating the masses about new brewery openings, tapping parties, tastes of different styles of beer, and more. However, how do we educate those who don't read our blogs, who don't go to our websites, who are not already lovers of craft beer?
The best time of the year in Indiana, at least in my my mind, is the fall. Growing up in California, there were little changes in weather from season to season. I first moved to Indiana in the summer and when I experienced my first fall...I fell in love. Fall in Indiana is an explosion of colors, crispness in the air, time for apples and most importantly: pumpkins.
Recent news of the annual release of Schlafly's award winning Pumkin Ale (see the Hoosier Beer Geek archives here and here) meant that a stop at Shallo's was in order. We stopped in last evening for a pint of our favorite pumpkin.
The lineup for our fifth anniversary is a closely guarded secret. Why? Because we're bad salespeople. NO! Because we like to build anticipation. It's fun watching people freak out. And we think we've got a freak-out worthy lineup coming together.
Do you have any idea how good the beer at this party is going to be? Seriously? Did you buy a ticket yet?
Roundtable 113 marked a return to Broad Ripple's Barley Island Restaurant and Brewhouse for part of their ongoing guest brewery series of events. The guest brewery this time out was St. Louis' Schlafly - long time friends of Hoosier Beer Geek. We roundtabled two Schlafly beers - Schlafly Hop Harvest and Schlafly Pumpkin.
The lineup of beers at Hoosier Beer Geek's Fourth Anniversary Party continues. The seventh brewery we are announcing at HBG4 is...Schlafly St. Louis, MissouriSchlafly Pumpkin Ale 2010 (1/6 bbl)Style: Pumpkin Ale8% Alcohol by VolumeBrewed with Butternut Squash and PumpkinSpiced with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Clove
The Brewers of Indiana Guild's Winterfest 2010 tickets are on sale now online and will soon be available at breweries across the entire state (hopefully starting next week). Winterfest will be held in the Ag/Hort building of the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 30th, 2010 from 3pm to 7pm. Tickets are $30.