Monday, July 7, 2008

Beer: On Tap

A couple quick notes about beers on tap around town:
  • J. Gumbo's recently put Founders Red's Rye, Two Brothers Cane & Abel, as well as Three Floyds Dreadnaught on tap. I'm not sure if this is still true, but J. Gumbo's/BadaBoomz/Buffalo Wild Wings was once the ONLY place other than the Three Floyds Brew Pub where you could find Dreadnaught on tap. Even if that's no longer the case, it's certainly a rare opportunity. Get down there and give it a whirl!
  • Victory Brewing Company has finally broken into Indiana -- you may have seen them promoted at recent local beer festivals -- and you can now find their Prima Pils on tap at MacNiven's. Beer Advocate users rate it one of the best German Pilsners you can find anywhere. Mike DeWeese is hoping to get Victory's Hop Devil, their IPA, on tap at J. Gumbo's at some point.
  • At MacNiven's, you can also find Brooklyn Monster Ale on tap. Monster is an English Barleywine that clocks in at 11.8%, so watch out.
  • Growler refills at The Ram are half-priced for the entire month of July. I believe they're normally $9, so that's just $4.50 for a half-gallon of fresh, tasty beer. You can't beat that!
And finally, you've probably heard that Hot Shotz had a kitchen fire the morning of Hops for Pops that's forced them to close down for now. You can help get their taps flowing again by making a donation through their webpage. Any amount you donate will be good for double your donation in food and drinks when they reopen their doors.

1 comment:

Erik Huntoon said...

MacNiven's has had Dreadnaught on tap in the past, but you are right, it is indeed rare to find it anywhere.

I have already gone through the bulk of a case of the Victory Prima Pils. I have to say it is now one of my very favorite beers.