I just wanted to thank everyone that has supported BIMP from the beginning. Beer Is My Passion has been such an exciting challenge for me. Writing about beer, participating in tastings and beer festivals, and sharing my development as a homebrewer has been a truly rewarding experience. I’ve taken some much needed time to reflect on where I felt the future of Beer Is My Passion would take me/you, and I have some exciting news. Beer Is My Passion will be combining efforts with a fellow homebrew club (Krausen Growers Bureau) to form a brand new homebrew club. The Circle City Zymurgy club has officially filed with the American Homebrewer’s Association, and as of today I will be focusing my attention on making CCZ the best homebrew club it can be. Make sure to visit us at circlecityzymurgy.com for events, tastings, and news on all things fermented. Thanks again for the ride, and I hope you continue to make beer your passion!
Beer Is My Passion will be participating at this year’s Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest (now officially sold out) at the Indiana State Fair on February 1st! What will we be doing you ask? Pouring delicious homebrew of course 🙂 We will be sharing the stage with MONK, The Ohio Valley Homebrewers Association, and The Bloomington Hop Jockeys. Expect great beer from your favorite local/national breweries, but make it a point to drop by and say hi to your brewers next door! This year we’ll be sharing a Belgian Witbier with tangerine zest, chamomile flowers, and coriander; an English IPA (Sleepy Sailor if you’ve seen our recipe on our blog); a mulled cider (served hot for you firkin lovers wanting to warm up from the cold); and a jalapeno cider we got some cred from in the Indy Star this year. Stay tuned, as I’ll be updating my blog with a full list of brewers attending Winterfest sometime tomorrow.
Outliers Brewing Company will be throwing their Launch Party tomorrow night at their location at 534 E. North St. While you may have had the opportunity to try some of their newly released beers this past month, nothing beats a grand opening! The event boasts Outliers Buffalo Jacket IPA, Whitcomb Rye, Blaue Machen Pilsner, and County Brown, pints, growler fills, door prizes, and DJs Rusty Redenbacher and Mr. Kinetic. If this opening is anything like their soft opening at Twenty Tap I would definitely show up early. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d3066.411661639712!2d-86.1490485!3d39.7753161!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x886b50ec9a114f8d%3A0x1571bd00d8c3e312!2s534+E+North+St%2C+Indianapolis%2C+IN+46202!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1389887535073&w=600&h=450]
So this just happened… A South Carolina woman was arrested for smashing a ceramic squirrel over her husband’s head and then stabbing him in the chest with it after finding out he didn’t bring home any beer from the store early Christmas morning. Helen Ann Williams is now in county jail with a $10,000 bond. Williams told police that her husband “fell” and cut himself 🙂 Here’s a link to the story. I wonder what beer she wanted? Either way, hopefully your holiday season didn’t include getting stabbed by a ceramic animal. Cheers!