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Feb. 3 —­ Binkley's Kitchen and Bar, 7 p.m. "Febrewary" Brew Club features newly-opened Flat 12 Brewery with head brewer Rob Caputo and co-owners Sean O'Connor and Steve Hershberger "guiding us through their brews," announced bar manager Josh Caldwell. He added, "Please help support local breweries by asking for one on draft the next time you go out." Call 317-722-8888.

Feb. 4 — The Rathskeller (401 East Michigan St.), 7 – 8 p.m. Sun King's 2010 World Beer Cup award-winning Dominator Doppelbock is back for a new tapping. According to brewer/owner Clay Robinson, Dominator Doppelbock put Sun King on the national map. Entry is free to all adults of legal drinking age; 317-636-0396.

On tap & in bottles

General notice: If you missed ReplicAle Imperial Double Stout en masse at Winterfest, individual brews are on tap at brewpubs and breweries statewide; worth the travel for delightful variety.

Crown Brewing, of Crown Point, Ind., has a limited supply of their Winter Warlock in blue glass bottles.

Half Moon, of Kokomo, Ind., serves up Old Reggiewig's Wee Winter Warmer, a strong Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy) made with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and sweet orange peel. The brew has a distinct aroma of ginger and cinnamon followed by a full bodied, sweet malty and wintery spiced flavor. "It's a beer to keep you warm for the rest of winter," says brewer John Templet.

Bloomington Brewing Company's latest installation "Two-Brew Belgian Pale," is a complex yet easy-going beer in their popular Belgian Ale series. Attribute its coppery hue to the blend of Special Pale, Caramel 60, Black and Vienna malts. A medium mouthfeel paired with a light hop bitterness and slightly spicy undertones and flirting fruit flavor come from Tettnanger, East Kent Golding and German Select hops.


Bee Creek Brewing of Brazil, Ind., informs NUVO: "We just received four new fermenters that will allow us to double production." They have a presence at Chief's Restaurant in Greencastle.

2011 RAM Restaurant and Brewery Small Ale Competition wants brewers to create the most balanced flavor combinations for a sessionable pint that everyone can enjoy again and again. Check out


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