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June 30

Rock Bottom College Park, 6-6:30 p.m., tapping American Dream IPA.

Bier NanoBrewery, new weekly releases every Thursday. Email Jerry Connor,, for the lineup.

July 2

Harrison County Summerfest (July 1-3), including a Craft Beer Garden, Corydon, Ind., 12 p.m.-9 p.m. More information at

Also check out the Dubois County Bombers baseball game in Huntingburg, Ind., where New Albanian brews will be served. Head to for more.

July 4

Oaken Barrel 17th Anniversary Hog Roast, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Call 887-2287 for more.

Crown Brewing Company, Crown Point, Ind. First and third Monday of every month feature Pint Night Bike Rides with Trek Bike Store in Schererville, Ind. Try for more information.

June 29-July 31

The Ram, Downtown and Fishers (though not on Sundays at Fishers), $5.99 growler fills for house beers; $6.99 for seasonals, including Spring Fever, Bill's Bettor, Barefoot Wit, Batch 1000 Easy Rye-der.

On Tap

Half Moon in Kokomo. Heavenly Hefeweizen, south German style wheat beer (weissbier) with flavors of banana, cloves and a touch of bubblegum; smooth and refreshing.

Mad Anthony in Fort Wayne. Summer Daze Wheat, brewed with a blend of wheat, caramel malt, aromatics, and a large dose of clover honey.


Bravo to Indiana's 2011 National Homebrew competition winners

From greater Indianapolis: Kent Adler, Jim Matt, Carl Nelson, Michael Pearson (2 medals), Mark Schiess (4 medals), Brian Steuerwald, Thomas Wallbank, Joseph Werner.

And congrats to NUVO's own Rita Kohn, who captured second place in the National Federation of Press Women's 2011 Communications Contest for her book, True Brew, a guide to craft beer in Indiana.


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