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June 1

Brinkley's Kitchen and Bar , 7 p.m., Brew Club featuring Sierra Nevada from Chico, California includes tasting Southern Hemisphere, Torpedo, Sierra Summer, Sierra Pale and some surprises; 722-8888

June 2

Captain Morgan Cove at Victory Field, Sun King Brewing Co. Popcorn Pilsner Tapping, 6:30 p.m. $30, includes $10 to spend on food or drink at the bar; 269-3545."For the second year in a row, Sun King Brewing Co. traveled to Sunman, Ind. to purchase fresh, local popcorn direct from Riehle's Select.The multi-colored Rainbow Delight blend imparts a bright, light popcorn flavor to Sun king's dry, crisp pilsner, making it the perfect compliment to warm summer evenings at the ball park," according to Neal Taflinger at Sun King.

Fox & Hound Castleton, 4-6 p.m. Tasting Lafayette-based People's Brewing Co. line-up of brews

June 4

First Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Fest, at Woolery Mill, 2200 W. Tapp Rd., Bloomington, 3-7 p.m. $35; a limited number of $90 tickets also includes lunch at Upland and tours and tastings at Upland and Bloomington Brewing Company.

Sixth Annual Keg Liquors Fest of Ale, St. Anthony's of Padua, 320 North Sherwood Avenue, Clarksville, Indiana, 3-7 p.m. $25 advance, $30 day of show. "Fest of Ale raises funds for the WHAS Crusade for Children, and includes 40+ Breweries, 4 Craft Beer Distributors, 6 Fine Wine Distributors, over 150 craft and import beers, wine, food, a charity raffle and more," writes Roger Baylor from New Albany Brewing Company.

June 7

Birdy's, 6-8 p.m., Cavalier Monthly Craft Beer Tasting, $10.

On Tap:

Barley Island Noblesville and Broad Ripple, Bum Rush Barleywine, a strong ale, not a wine, brewed with five different hops and aged for a strong, intense malt flavor with noticeable bitterness; copper color and hop aroma from dry-hopping. "'Bum Rush' is a term from the 1920s meaning that a patron was forcibly ejected from a tavern, i.e. they got the bum rush!"explains BI owner Jeff Eaton.

Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks, 47 Boone Village, Zionsville, 46077, Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale and Fistful o' Hops IPA; People's Brewing American Wheat, Bloomington Brewing Company's BtownBrownand Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. Patrick's informs: "$3 beer on our Wednesday Deals Day."

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, Downtown specials include malty sweet and fruity Belgian Red Ale; perfect to style Goat TopplerMaibock; and the return of Hop Bomb.

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