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!
Time to catch up on some Indy Beer News podcasts! This week’s episode includes information on a 3 Floyds tap takeover happening at Broad Ripple Tavern at noon today featuring Live a Rich Life (a personal favorite of mine), Sun King releasing two packs of Lonesome Dove (Batch 777 Touched by and Angel), and a Barrel Age Replicale Tapping at Tomlinson Tap! Indy Beer News also had a chance to sit down with Sun King’s Clay Robinson for a 45 minute talk on Indy Beer Legislation, Distilleries, and craft beer’s entry into the State Fair for the first time since 1947.
Indy Beer News – March 19th, 2014
Indy Beer New 2014 Legislation Episode
Inside Indiana Business will be airing their Indiana Craft Beer Show on Friday October 11th. The episode was filmed inside Sun King, and features talks with Sun King, Three Floyd’s, and Bier Brewery.
Bottoms up! Move over Budweiser and Miller, there’s a craft beer movement and Indiana is getting more than just foam.
This week, a special edition of Inside INdiana Business coming to you from Sun King Brewing Company in downtown Indianapolis focused on the growing business of beer.
We’ll talk with some of the biggest players behind the Hoosier craft beer movement. The show airs in Indianapolis: Friday night on WFYI at 7:30 and Sunday morning on WTHR at 11. It can also be seen on a dozen other channels around the state
Find listings in your area here: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/listings.asp
Haha, on a side note. Here’s Aric Hartvig chugging a beer 🙂
So much work goes on behind the scenes of the Brewer’s Cup. Commercial and homebrew alike, there were a ridiculous amount of entries to process for this event. We happened to snag some photos of the process this year. Good luck to all who entered!
BeerInstitute.org maintains some pretty cool data about beer production and distribution, state-by-state, on an annual basis. Check out the Brewers Almanac to see how your state stacks up in number of breweries, beer production, consumption and much more! As you can see from the chart I made above, the number of active brewing permits in Indiana has outnumbered the U.S. national average! Go Indy!
You heard right folks, Beer Is My Passion will be participating at this year’s Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest at the Indiana State Fair on January 26th! What will we be doing you ask? Pouring delicious homebrew of course 🙂 We will be sharing the stage with 8 other Indiana Homebrew Clubs, each of which will be serving their mightiest homebrewed libations. I’ll be sure to update you all with a schedule of when our brews will be served. Hope to see you there!
Daredevil Brewing Co. will be opening very soon according to their blog/website. This new central Indiana based brewery will be offering a Belgian Golden Ale and a West Coast Style IPA for their launch in January of 2013. The brewery was created by two award winning craft brewers, Bill Ballinger and Michael Pearson, and a talented craft beer enthusiast, Shane Pearson. Bill Ballinger and Michael Pearson are both homebrewers who have won several awards at the Indiana Brewer’s Cup for their work, including the Brewer of the Year award. They are also founding members of the MECA homebrew club. If you are interested in tasting some of their new brews, I’ve just confirmed that they will be at Winterfest this year. Looking forward to their grand opening!
The 6th Annual Brew-B-Q will be held at Great Fermentations on Saturday October 13th from 2:00-7:00pm. This event is an opportunity for the homebrew clubs of Indiana to get together and hangout, showcase some brews, and enjoy some great food. The event is free, however donations are welcome to cover food and amenities. There will be door prizes, smoked meats, and plenty of homebrew! Make sure to drop by BIMP’s tent for some tasty brew and a chance to win some free BIMP schwag! Make sure to “Like” the event on Facebook to spread the word. Here’s a list of the homebrew club participants:
— Angry Beaver Brewers – Avon
— Beer Is My Passion (BIMP) – Whitestown
— Bloomington Hop Jockeys – Bloomington
— Brew Labs of Indiana – Noblesville
— Columbus Area Classic Alers (CACA) – Columbus
— Dubois County Suds Club – Jasper / Dubois County
— Duneland Homebrewers Association (DHBA) – Valpo / Michigan City
— Foam Blowers of Indiana (FBI) – Indianapolis / Central IN
— Fossils (Fermenters of Special Southern Indiana Libations Society) – New Albany
— Homebrewers of Preferred Suds (HOPS) – Angola
— Howard County Homebrewers – Howard County
— Illiana Beer Rackers Union – Crown Point
— Indiana Brewing and Drinking Society (IBADS) – Indiana
— IUPUI Homebrew Club – Indianapolis / IUPUI
— Kosciusko Kettleheads – Warsaw
— Mad Anthony’s Serious Homebrewers (MASH) – Ft. Wayne
— MECA Brewers – Shelbyville / Central Indiana
— Michiana Extract & Grain Association (MEGA) – South Bend / Mishawaka
— Midwest Order of Ninkasi (MONK) / Tuxedo Park – Indianapolis
— Muncie Indiana Brewers (MIB) – Muncie
— Ohio Valley Homebrewers Association (OVHA) – Evansville
— Purdue Homebrewing Club – West Lafayette / Purdue
— St. Gambrinus Benevolence Society – Bloomington
— St. Munsee Order of Brewers – Muncie
— Tippecanoe Homebrewers Circle (THC) – West Lafayette
— Wabash Valley Fermentation ‘N Ale – Terre Haute
At $25 a ticket, the Indianapolis Monthly Beerfest is a great value. 15 breweries will be offering tastes of their signature brews, along with some potential seasonal/specialty beers. If you haven’t made it out to the Tomlinson Tap Room it’s highly recommended. They usually have a solid selection of Indiana brews on tap. Make sure you get your ticket soon, as there are only ~500 available.