Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Indiana BrewHaus Radio Half-hour Episode 3: Bier Brewery

Hey Beer Lovers,

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Hey everyone here is the much anticipated PODCAST! This is a new addition to the Indiana BrewHaus Blog. Our podcast, the Indiana BrewHaus Radio Half Hour, is a way for beer lovers and newbies to the beer world to appreciate, learn and further enjoy the world of beer. This week we were fortunate to have Corbin Elliot from Bier Brewery on the show with us. We talked about Saisons, Pale Ales, and added a rule to the ever-evolving drinking game!
Check out the blog post IBH Radio Half Hour Drinking game post on the IBH Blog for an updated list of rules.
Check out the show notes below to follow along with the podcast as you listen!!

Show Notes:

Indiana Brewhaus Radio Half-hour
Episode 01-03
Host: Nate Shultz
Co-Host: Jared Brown and Ben Sutton
Guest: Corbin from Bier Brewery


Welcome fellow beer lovers! This is the Indiana Brewhaus Radio Half-hour where we talk about all things BEER: tasting it, brewing it, and discovering new ways to appreciate it! I am your host Nate Shultz, homebrewer and beer cult leader sitting alongside my two Kool-Aid swilling co-hosts for the evening, Mr Jared Brown and Mr. Benjamin Sutton! Good evening Gentlemen.


Before I introduce our guest for the evening, I want to talk about a new feature to the IBRHH. Drinking games. Every week I am going to add a rule to an ever evolving drinking game we will have on the show. This weeks rule goes as follows: Every time we say the word beer, take a drink of whatever you might be drinking... hopefully beer. Needless to say this does not apply to people listening to this podcast in their car.

 On to our guest!

 We are very fortunate to have a special guest with us in the “studio” tonight. Fresh off a win at the Indiana Brewers Cup in July, taking home 10 medals in 7 different catagories, from Bier Brewery, Mr. Corbin Elliot.

Questions about Bier Brewery:

I’ve known you for a little while now, and am a frequenter of Bier, but for those audience members who have never heard of Bier before, tell us a little bit about the brewery:

How long have you been open? November 24th, 2010

How you are different from other breweries in town? Smallest brewery in town. 40 gallon batches.

How many different types of beer do you brew? Eight beers weekly and ranges from all different types of styles.

You brewing all these biers yourself? Who is your team? Darren Connor - Head brewer/ master brewer

Bier is quickly growing in popularity, am I going to be able to see you guys in the liquor store? Not yet. They will be expanding their business to double their capacity. Hopefully we will be able to see them in bars and restaurants around Indy soon.

Growler fills in the brewery? Growler fill are available in the brewery and range anywhere from $10-$16 depending on the style. 

When can we go to the brewery? 
They are open Wednesday-Friday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Saturday from 1-7pm, and Sunday from noon - 4pm.

Speaking of growler fills, Corbin, I am really enjoying what you brought in for us this evening. What is it? I think this just might be our style of the week.

Style of beer for the week: Saison (French Farmhouse Beer)

The saison is a lighter style of beer with fruity characteristics much like champagne.

In the little time that you have been open, Bier Brewery has made some waves in the State of Indiana bringing home the “Brewery of the Year” Award at the Indiana State Fair Brewer’s Cup Competition. Tell us about the brewers cup, what it is, and what went down.

Homebrew tip of the week: WATER: does it matter what type I use? Answer: Yes! Beer is 95% water, and derives a lot of flavor from it. NEVER use chlorinated water. It  can impart off flavors. I like to use a mixture of spring water and distilled, but I know brewers change the make-up of their water by the style of beer they are brewing.

Beer releases to look out for:

Upland Brewing Company:

Teddybear kisses: Dark bitter beer made with lots of dark malt and aged on a bed of Fair-trade cocoa nibs.
Bourbon Barrel Warmer: Upland’s winter warmer aged in oak barrels

Sun King brewing:
El Gallo Negro - Black IPA ( won’t tell you what that means, i will just say it’s spanish, look it up)

Thanks everyone for joining us this week on the Indiana BrewHaus Radio Half-hour.  Special thanks to our guest Corbin from bier brewery for being with us tonight and for bringing us delicious bier to sample. You too can sample some of Corbin and Darren’s creations by checking out Bier brewery at 5133 E. 65th street here in Indianapolis. And you can keep up with what is going on at the brewery by following him @thebierbrewery or at www.bierbrewery.com. Corbin it has been a pleasure as always. Stop back by again soon.

Thanks to my co-hosts, Jared, which you can follow on twitter at @jaredbrown, and Ben which you can follow on twitter @thepact or at benjaminsutton.com.

You can also follow me on twitter @nshultz or go to indianabrewhaus.blogspot.com for more episodes of the IBH Radio Half-hour, blog posts, drinking games as well as updates on what is going around indianapolis.

Let’s end the night with a quote from one of my favorite humorists, dave berry who said:

"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza." - Dave Barry



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