Indy Beer News – Holiday Beer Edition

Mmmm Delicious ChildBeer Is My Passion had a blast with Bill Jimerson of Indy Beer News, along with Eric Baker of The Biercast, Cari Crowe of Mass Ave Pub, Benjamin Sutton of Indiana Brew Haus, and our own Jenn Myers and Erik Howell. The lineup was a great selection of beers available around the holidays. We covered Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Flat 12 Lacto-Matic Milk StoutBBC Winter Ale, BBC Krampus Dark Strong Ale, Sun King Sink The Clipper Imperial ESB, Powerhouse White River Brown Ale, Powerhouse Diesel Oil Stout, Daredevil JWP Stout, and finished with Upland Bourbon Barrel Teddy Bear Kisses. Great time with people who are passionate about craft beer. Here’s the podcast:

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Some of my favorites that night included the Powerhouse Diesel Oil Stout, Daredevil JWP, and Bourbon Barrel Teddy Bear Kisses, however they were all pretty fantastic. Have a listen, and grab some of these great brews as they will be gone before you know it. Cheers!

Upland’s 2nd Annual Sour Wild Funk Fest

Upland Brewing is hosting their second annual Sour Wild Funk Fest at Developer Town in Broad Ripple this May 11th from 1 to 5pm. Last year’s highlights included a raffle for Upland’s coveted Sour Reserve, a food pairing, and of course 50+ beers from 20+ breweries. Styles ranged from Lambic, Flanders, Farmhouse, and Saison and included locally brewed beers as well as beers from around the world. Some of my favorites from last year were Upland’s Gilgamesh, Goose Island’s Lolita, and Samuel Adams American Kriek. It’s a great small event for those looking to immerse your self in all things Sour. Tickets are onsale now, but going fast. Don’t miss out!

Sour Beer Presentation at Great Fermentations

Caleb Staton of Upland Brewing Company will be doing a presentation on Sour Ales at Great Fementations on November 3rd. As many of you may have already heard, Upland took home a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival this year for their Sour Reserve entry into the Belgian Style Lambic or Sour Ale category. This is going to be such a great event! There are a limited amount of seats available (30), so make sure to reserve your spot here ASAP. I’ll see you there! Here’s a great interview with Caleb from Embrace the

First Annual Upland Octoberfest!


Upland Brewing Co. will be holding their first annual Octoberfest in Military Park on September 22nd! If you’re not familiar with Military Park, it’s located on the corner of New York and West St. in down town Indianapolis. This park is a perfect venue for an event like this. Upland’s Octoberfest will be family friendly, but there will also be sections set aside for 21+. Expect great German food, live music, and plenty of great beer. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door, and can be purchased here. Prost!

Upland Brewing’s Expansion Party!

Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington is will be celebrating the opening of their new 37,000 sq. foot brewing expansion next weekend and they want you to come! A free party will be held at 4060 Profile Parkway in Bloomington on Sunday July 15th from 4-8pm, and will include beer, music, and even a hog roast. The event is family friendly, but serving areas are restricted to people 21 and older. This sounds like it will be an awesome time! Let me know if you plan on heading down there as I’d love to check it out.

Upland Releases Sour Reserve To Lucky Ticket Holders!

A select few ticket holders at Upland’s first ever Sour + Funk + Wild Fest got to taste/purchase Upland’s Sour Reserve. This unfruited lambic style is known as a Gueuze, and was created using unmalted wheat along with pale and pilsner malts. The fermentation involves using Brettanomyces yeast and lactic bacteria (Lactobacillus) at some point in the fermentation. This creates alcohol and a beer with a unique sour acidity. The beer is then aged in oak barrels for several years. Upland has bottled a series of Sour Reserve beers with select oak barrels they have been using since 2006 when they started brewing lambics. The bottle I’m holding is actually the product of blending different batches of lambic beer into a single barrel. You can read more about Upland’s Sour Reserve here.