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Aug. 18

Four Horsemen Brewing Company, 710 Fellows St., South Bend, IN 46601-3119. Grand Opening of Tasting Room, 3 p.m. Regular Tasting Room hours: Wed. - Fri. 3-8 p.m.; Sat. Noon-6 p.m. Newest Indiana brewery with a lineup of four standards.

Sun King Pale Rider Tapping at Captains Cove at Victory Field. At 6:35 p.m. Brewer Dave Colt will throw out the first pitch

Aug. 19 & 20

Sun King Brewing Co. & St. Thomas Aquinas sixth annual Sausage Fest at St. Thomas Aquinas, 4600 N. Kenwood Ave., 6 p.m. to Midnight, Free: music, kids games and activities. More info at: 253-1461, http://www.staindy.org/

Aug 19, 20 & 26, 27

Flat12's Axis Hefe is the Official 2011 Fringe Beer on tap at Mass Ave bars and Fringe Festival Outdoor Stage "Club Fringe" at 748 Mass Ave.

Axis Hefe, a mashup of Japanese hops (Sorachi Ace) and a classic German Hefewiezen, is part India Pale Ale, part fruity Hefe with notes of banana, strawberry and watermelon complementing a punched up hop bitterness and full, yet refreshing wheat mouthfeel.

Also at ClubFringe, Flat 12's "Walkabout" beer.

Aug. 20

Buffalo Wild Wings FESTIV-ALE 2011, A Celebration of Beer Tasting by Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits at 200 S. Meridian (corner lot of Jackson and Meridian Streets); 4-8 p.m. $40/$50 including food. Tickets: 202-9210 or Indiana.cff.org/festivale.

Sun King Brewing Co., third annual Wine Art Music & Microbrew WAMM Fest at Craig Park, 2 E. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jennie DeVoe headlines the musical lineup; local artists throughout the park. Tickets: $8/$10; http://www.wammfest.com/

On Tap:

The Ram: El Jefe, a delicious South German Hefeweizen; Bombshell Brown Ale goes from chocolate character to notes of coffee and finishes with a full body and a touch of American hops.

Rock Bottom College Park: Happy Pils, a sunny Pilsener with perfect malt/hops balance meandering through fruity sweetness and crisp tartness.

News:

Jason Mundy took first place at Great Fermentations' Homebrewer Amber Ale competition. His recipe will become the next winning homebrew kit.

Sign up now for Rock Bottom 4th Annual Brewmasters Golf Tournament to benefit he Annual Miracle on Washington Street. Sept. 28. Pre-tournament party & silent auction Sept. 27, 6-10 p.m. Register at 471-8840 or www.collegepark@rockbottom.com

Happy 5th birthday to Hoosier Beer Geeks.

Oktoberfest Alert : Brewers are conditioning their annual seasonal for September release.

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