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Aug 10

Rock Bottom, 86th St. 6 p.m. Tapping Happy Pils

Flat 12 Bierwerks, 414 Dorman St., 6-8 p.m., Blue Mile running series, BREW MILE

Aug 11

Flat 12 Bierwerks, 4-11 p.m., Tapping Apricot Wheat

Black Swan Brewpub, Plainfield, 6:30 p.m. inaugural book signing for Hoosier Beer: Tapping Into Indiana Brewing History by Bob Ostrander and Derrick Morris. Pub Quiz, 7:30,

Aug 12

Kahn's, downtown, 5-7 p.m. Sun King tasting.

Great Fermentations, 5-7 p.m. Monthly Friday Night Club share brews and news; Owen Lingley from Wyeast Labs gives presentation and demonstration about yeasts.

Aug 13

Great Fermentations, 9 a.m. Beginning brewing class

Bookmamas, Irvington, 1:30 p.m. book signing for Hoosier Beer by Bob Ostrander and Derrick Morris. Irvington's Black Acre Brewery is providing samples and info on their new brewery

Aug 16

Tomlinson Tap Room, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Beer and Food Pairing $25


Kahn's is carrying Valparaiso-based Figure 8 brews as their newest Indiana craft lineup.

New Day Meadery now has growlers of mead and cider

Bloomington Brewing Company tapped their new golden hued Rt. 37 Cream Ale; low in alcohol, lightly tart with Liberty hops and crisp tasting with Maize and Pilsen malts for clean finish

High Velocity Sports Bar in the JW Marriott at 10 S. West St. presented its first Brewers Dinner featuring five Sun King brews paired with a perfectly matched menu created by Chef Glen Urso. Urso, a master at developing recipes with specific beers [we previously lauded his dinners partnering with Omar Castrellon at Alcatraz], is developing a season of reasonably priced brewers dinners where he talks about food and the brewer talks about brews. Clay Robinson set the standard for introducing newcomers to the world of craft and deepening knowledge for the rest of us. JW Marriott beverage manager Jonathon Sellers is someone to watch for innovative eat/drink local events. Call 317-860-6500 or go to

Binkley's, featuring Bell's throughout August, launched with a tasting of regulars and seasonals particularly pleasing with Bell's Oarsman Ale; its light, refreshing tartness and low alcohol is perfect for cooling off.

This week Beer Buzz stopped at Broad Ripple Brewpub and Lafayette Brewing Company and again enjoyed their standards. Flat 12 treated with tastings at last Friday's Indy Fringe2011 lighting ceremony.

Bier Brewery has been selling out by Saturday. They're planning expansion. This week includes the return of the Bier-sicle and a brand new IPA.


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