NABC CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST … 2014
NABC AT HOME: OUR BRICKS AND MORTAR
A brief note of explanation
In May, NABC announced the suspension of its Bank Street Brewhouse kitchen, and shortly thereafter, a deal was reached to bring the Big Four Burgers mobile trailer to BSB on Fridays, concurrent with the Bicentennial Park Concert Series. Unfortunately, Big Four Burgers has been unable to staff the trailer on a regular basis, so henceforth, we’ll be moving in a different direction. We understand that it takes time to build a new program, and the effort at BSB will continue. Hats off to downtown New Albany eateries like Wick’s Pizza, which offers a 20% discount for orders delivered to BSB.
Saturdays: August 2, 9, 16 & 23
Local Music at Bank Street Brewhouse
8:00 p.m. – ? … outside at Lloyd’s Landing
August 2: Dream Eye Color Wheel
August 9: Thunder Wrane
August 16: Ragged But Right
August 23: Five Foot Fish
ALL SUMMER: BICENTENNIAL PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
August 1, 8, 15, 22
The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series takes place in downtown New Albany at Bicentennial Park, on the corner of Spring and Pearl – less than two blocks from Bank Street Brewhouse. On Friday from May 30 through August 22 (except July 4) there’ll be free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Production Simple books the music, and NABC coordinates the bar. We serve the craft beer; River City Winery handles the wine; and Irish Exit and JR’s Pub will alternate serving mass-market beer.
NABC ON THE ROAD: SELECTED AUGUST EVENTS
We’ll be on the road quite often as the warm weather event season ramps up. Brewers and sales staff will be present at most of these dates, so if you’re attending, come by, say hi and sample.
Friday, August 1
The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, downtown New Albany. Free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Fridays through August 22. Production Simple books the music, and NABC serves the city’s finest beer. Tonight’s bands: Coralee and the Townies, with Small Batch.
Saturday, August 2
NABC’s Blake Montgomery travels to Evansville, Indiana to pour samples at the annual SWIRCA & More BrewFest at historic Bosse Field. SWIRCA is an aging and disability resource center serving six counties in southwestern Indiana. Blake will be offering selections from NABC’s Session Series.
Wednesday, August 6
NABC takes its turn as the Indiana State Fair incorporates beer for the first time in almost 70 years. Indiana craft brewers and wine makers will be offering samples of Elector and Black & Blue Grass in an educational environment from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with last call at 8:00 p.m. Many other Indiana brewers will be featured throughout the fair’s run from August 1 – 17.
Thursday, August 7
There’ll be five NABC beers on tap at the 86th Street Pub in Indianapolis: Houndmouth, Black & Bkue Grass, Hoptimus, Beak’s Best Bitter and Action! APA. Pours begin at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8
The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, downtown New Albany. Free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Fridays through August 22. Production Simple books the music, and NABC serves the beer. Tonight’s bands: Humming House, with Nick Dittmeier.
Saturday, August 9
Once again, NABC is honored to participate in the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin. This is one of the most awesome beer festivals in the history of the planet, and precisely the sort of event that inspires shameless hyperbole.
At the NABC booth
Community Dark … our best-selling English-style Dark Mild
Frankensteiner Promethean Wheat … a brand new Hefeweizen
Hoptimus … Louisville’s original signature Imperial India Pale Ale
Mt. Lee … California Common with a Southern California twist
Naughty Girl … collaborative India Belgian Ale
Turbo Hog … this Malt Liquor was NABC’s fastest mover at the 2014 Indiana Microbrewers Festival
USA vs Germany Sticke Alt … hoppy Dusseldorfer-style goodness
Cask-conditioned pins at the NABC booth
Get Off My Porch, Preacher Man … a variation on a Session IPA theme
Hoptimus-A-Rita … dry-hopped with Mosaic and Citra, along with sweet orange peel
HotFoot … Dry Stout with locally grown hot peppers
Real Ale Tent
Beak’s Best Bitter … session strength Anglo-American Best Bitter
Bob’s Old 15-B … robust American Porter
Elector … strong ale that makes democracy pointless
Friday, August 15
In New Albany, the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series continues with Same As It Ever Was, a Talking Heads tribute band.
Friday, August 15
The Pint Room in Carmel, Indiana, has almost 100 craft beers on tap every day, and tentatively on the 15th, NABC is going to try to take 15 of the spouts and make them ours. We’ll keep you posted as to the lineup.
Sunday, August 17
Dig IN is held at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, and may be the best food/beer pairing event you haven’t heard about.
“Dig IN invites local farmers, chefs, brewers, vintners, and food enthusiasts around the table to indulge in the tastes of Indiana. If there is a heart in the Heartland, Indiana is it, and Dig IN brings our state’s rich agricultural heritage into focus with a celebration of the farm to fork experience.”
NABC’s Blake Montgomery will be on hand, serving Black & Blue Grass.
Friday, August 22
The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series closes the season at the corner of Pearl and Spring in downtown New Albany. Music TBA.
Saturday, August 23
We’re headed north for Beers Across the Wabash in Lafayette, Indiana, and this year there is more excitement than ever because it’s the debut of People’s Republic of New Albania, NABC’s collaboration with People’s Brewing Company. The beer is a Bavarian-style Zwickelbier, and will debut either at Beers Across the Wabash or during Lafayette Craft Beer Week (beginning August 17), immediately preceding the festival. It also will pour at NABC’s two New Albany locations in late August.
Saturday, August 23
NABC will be present at this year’s Brew at the (Louisville) Zoo. It appears that tickets already have sold out. I guess we need to get on this and decide what to send. It appears that AB-InBev is a major sponsor again this year.
And so on.