Monday, January 07, 2013

NABC's beer lineup at Winterfest in Indianapolis, coming on Saturday, January 26.

NABC will be featuring the following beers at the Brewers of Indiana Guild (BIG) Winterfest 2013, which takes place at the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on Saturday, January 26. At this point in time, all on-line ticket sources have sold out, although there still may be some at various establishments in Indianapolis.



Dirty Squirrel
Belgian Black Ale
ABV: 8.5% … IBU: 69
Color: Deep brownish-red to black.
Flavor: Full bodied. Fruity Belgian esters alter a flavor similar to that of Porter, but too hoppy to be Porter.
Compare to: unique; no commercial examples.

Hoosier Daddy
Crimson & Cream Ale
ABV: 7% ... IBU: 35
Color: Reddish/brown.
Flavor: Medium-bodied, with overall balance favoring malt, and a slightly sweet edge.
Compare to: Unique, but much closer to the idea of an Imperial Red Ale than Elector (which it vaguely resembles).

Old Lightning Rod
Colonial Dark Ale
ABV: 7.5% … IBU: 26
Color: Dark brown to black.
Flavor: Medium- to full-bodied, sweetish and malt-heavy. Distinctive flavor comes from molasses and sorghum.
Compare to: No commercial examples, but OLR is in the same flavor range as darker, sweeter beers like Wee Heavy, Doppelbock and some higher-gravity Belgians.

Propagator Doppelbock 2012
Bavarian Doppelbock
ABV: 7.5% … IBU: 20
Color: Dark brown.
Flavor: Full-bodied and rich German malt impression.  
Compare to: Celebrator, Optimator, Salvator.

Holly King (non-barrel-aged Replicale)
English-style Winter Warmer
ABV: 7.5% … IBU: 40
Color: Brown.
Flavor: Medium– to full-bodied. Use of Boddington’s English yeast yields smooth nutty and biscuity flavors.
Compare to:  Samuel Smith Winter Welcome


Beak’s Best (dry hopped)
Anglo-American Ale
ABV: 5.3% ... IBU: 35
Color: Amber/orange.
Flavor: Light- to medium-bodied, with citrusy American finishing hop character.
Compare to: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and other American Pale Ales; also some ESBs (Redhook, Fuller’s).

Naughty Girl (double dry-hopped)
India Blonde Ale
ABV: 6% ... IBU: 69
Color: Golden-to-amber.
Flavor: Medium-bodied. Restrained Belgian fruitiness. Assertive hopping, but falling well short of Hoptimus levels.
Compare to: A hoppy Belgian blonde ale, and unique. 

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