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Beer Buzz: Pumpkin ales, Count Hopula

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Oct. 27

Downtown Ram Restaurant and Brewery, 6 p.m., tapping Pie'd Piper Pumpkin Ale, described as "Pumpkin Pie in a Glass." Arrive early to participate in pumpkin carving contest (pumpkins provided).

G. Simone's, Zionsville, 6-8 p.m., Hoosier Beer book signing by Bob Ostrander.

Sun King Tasting Room, 6-9 p.m., tapping El Gallo Negro, a Black IPA with body of a porter, roasty richness of a stout and hop punch of an IPA; food from the Big Green Bistro; music.

Oct. 28 beer tastings

Crown Liquors, downtown, 3-7 p.m.; US 31 S. and Shelby St., 106th St. and Michigan Road, 4-7 p.m.

Norma's Fine Wines, 6-8 p.m.

21st Amendment, Broad Ripple. 5 p.m.

Hamilton Beverage, Carmel. 3-5 p.m.

Vine and Table, Carmel, 3-7 p.m.

Oct. 29

Barley Island Brewing Company, Noblesville, 6 p.m., tapping Count Hopula Imperial IPA, brewed with 5 different hops and with the malt backbone to support it at 9.5% abv.

Kahn's, 5-7 p.m., Beer and Candy Tasting includes 25 fall/harvest seasonals and Halloween treats. Wear a costume to earn a prize. RSVP to 317-228-9463.

Nov. 1

Birdy's, 6-8 p.m., monthly craft beer tasting.

On Tap

Fountain Square Brewing Company tasting room is not yet open, but their brews are on tap at restaurants and bars around Fountain Square and Mass Ave. Brewer Scott Duvall's Blonde helped to enliven the "Chew On This" conversation at Old Point Tavern, Oct. 18.

Crown Brewing, Crown Point, has a Barrel Aged Replicale Double Stout that has been aging in a Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel for the past seven months.

Bier Brewery reports: " We are going to brew Pumpkin Ale through December and Fuggit Stout probably through January. We are planning a coffee series that will include porters, browns and stouts. We are hoping the next Barleywine will be ready for release right around Superbowl."

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