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Beer Buzz 2-25

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Grand Junction Brewing Company opened April 2014 in the 1800s-era building at 110 S. Union St. as part of the reclamation of historic downtown Westfield. GJBC now has Federal approval to open its second brewery location in Westfield as a dedicated production facilit y say partners Jon Knight and Charlie Wood. Brewer Shawn Kessel’s house brews feature old-world styles with malt and hops balance and moderate alcohol and bitterness. Seasonals are bolder, especially a distinctive Auge des Roggen (Eye of Rye) and their current pleasantly smoky Roggenbier. The food menu offers hearty starters, entrees and a creamy bread pudding that is a meal in itself. Guest Indiana craft brews rotate on tap. More at grandjunctionbrewing.com.

Flat 12’s growler room is now open Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. with $2 off all growlers and $1 off bullets. Sunday’s carryout specials offer four-pack cans and six-pack bottles for $8.99.

Interested in a brewing scholarship? Apply now at siebelinstitute.com. It’s a partnership offer between the Pink Boots Society and Siebel Institute of Technology. Register before March 1 and save 20 percent with discount code “FebReg.”

Events

Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m. Fifth Annual Heart of the Brews, Ale tasting and food pairing supporting Research for Kids with Ailing Hearts, at Tow Yard Brewing Company. $40; DD $20.

Feb. 28, noon-6 p.m. Flat 12 Winter Wood Barrel Aged Beer Festival. $12 ticket includes five sample tickets, a commemorative bullet and the opportunity to purchase rare releases not available commercially. Mingle with brewers and learn more about barrel-aged beers.

March 1. Upland Campside Session IPA release in six-packs, four-pack cans and on draught. On tap at Upland retail locations March 20. Upland says, “Late additions of hops allow the distinct fragrance of grapefruit, apricot and pine to be preserved as much as possible in the finished beer, with a crisp, but subtle bitterness, a refreshingly light malt character, and a 4.5 ABV.”

March 2. The RAM downtown tapping Rabbit Punch Irish Red Ale seasonal that’s malty, sweet and toasty at 5.5% ABV, 30 IBU. Paired with an appetizer for Happy Hour. Rabbit Punch also at RAM Fishers. Up next: American Oatmeal Stout with a smooth mouthfeel of oats and hints of chocolate.

March 4, 6-8 p.m. Girls Pint Out (ladies only): Cards Against Humanity Night at New Day Craft.

Aug.14-16. Tour de Upland at Camp Framasa in Brown County. More at tourdeupland.com.

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