NABC CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS FOR JULY … 2014
NABC AT HOME: OUR BRICKS AND MORTAR
Another reminder that as of May 13, food service has been suspended at Bank Street Brewhouse. The bar remains open, and we’re still serving NABC beers for consumption in house, and to take away in growlers and 22-ounce bomber bottles. Customers can bring their own food, whether packed in a picnic basket, carried out from downtown New Albany’s many fine eateries, or delivered in. Pop-up dinners are a distinct possibility. NABC also hopes to encourage the development of food truck culture in New Albany, and the Big Four Burgers trailer is scheduled for most Fridays through Aug. 22. Stay tuned for further details, and thanks for your ongoing support during our re-beer-invention.
Tuesday, July 1
Stone Brewing Tap Night
At the Pizzeria & Public House
Mark Kocher of Stone Brewing and our own Eric Gray have put together quite a lineup of Stones on draft to begin the month of July. We haven’t seen anything like it since August 20, 2007, when Greg Koch stopped by the Public House for a now legendary meet ‘n’ greet. Pours begin at 6:00 p.m., and you can read complete descriptions here.
10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter (Collaboration)
Kyle Hollingsworth/Keri Kelli/Stone Collective Distortion IPA (Collaboration)
Spröcketbier (Stone Spotlight Series)
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA … Aged in Red Wine Barrels
Stone Enjoy By 07.04.2014
Stone Go To IPA
Stone India Pale Ale
Stone RuinTen IPA 2014
Stone “The Tiger Cub” Saison
Friday, July 4
Bank Street Brewhouse will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Independence Day. The Pizzeria & Public House will take the holiday and reopen Saturday, July 5 for normal hours.
Saturday, July 19
In downtown New Albany: Bank Street between Spring and Elm streets will be closed for Rally to Rescue the Rescuers, with adoptable pets, vendors, and a dog and cat food drive. Bank Street Brewhouse will be available for people refueling throughout, with specials on (what else?) Houndmouth. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.
ALL SUMMER: BICENTENNIAL PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
July 11, 18, 25
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.
On each of these same concert Fridays, the Big Four Burgers trailer will be parked at Bank Street Brewhouse, serving burgers and fries from 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.
NABC ON THE ROAD: SELECTED JULY 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.
Thursday, July 3
In New Albany, we celebrate the 4th on the 3rd, with an Independence Day Riverfront Celebration, meaning there’ll be fireworks and musical performances at the Riverfront Amphitheater, located downtown at the foot of Pearl Street. For the third year in a row, the popular band Crashers will be playing. It’s a family friendly event, and there’ll be a beer concession. Gates open at 5 p.m., and opening acts start playing early. Last call will be just before the show ends, or whenever we feel like stopping. Only because we must, mass market beer will be available, but for those wishing to purchase genuine American draft beer of the most meaningfully patriotic sort, there’ll be Action! APA, Black & Blue Grass, Community Dark and Houndmouth.
Wednesday, July 9
NABC joins other Louisville area breweries at “Meet the Local Brewery Night” at O’Shea’s Irish Pub in the Highlands (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) O’Shea’s is considering dedicating its outdoor patio bar to exclusively American craft/local craft beer drafts. The evening also will be a fundraiser for Hand-In-Paw Rescue of Louisville.
Thursday, July 10
Cheers for Beers, a craft beer tasting and food pairing night (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) at KlubHaus 61 in Jasper, Indiana. NABC joins fellow Brewers of Indiana Guild members Carson’s, Tin Man and Turoni’s (Evansville) and Basket Case (Jasper) at this first-time event.
Friday, July 11
Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, downtown New Albany. Free musical performances from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Fridays through August 22 (except July 4). Production Simple books the music, and NABC serves the beer. Tonight’s bands: The Black Cadillacs, with Violet Knives.
Saturday, July 12
Indianapolis celebrates Hoosier craft beer during Circle City Beer Week, July 12 through 19. NABC may make appearances here and there (see Lino’s takeover, below).
Wednesday, July 16
NABC’s brewers venture northward to Lafayette, Indiana, to brew People’s Republic of New Albania, a collaboration with People’s Brewing Company. The beer will debut during Lafayette Craft Beer Week (beginning August 17) and be featured at the Beers Across the Wabash festival in Lafayette on August 23rd. It will pour at NABC’s two New Albany locations in late August.
Friday, July 18
In New Albany, the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series continues with the Ben Miller Band and openers, River City Blues Band.
In Speedway, Indiana (Indianapolis), Lino’s NABC Tap Takeover features Beak’s Best Bitter, Hoptimus, Houndmouth and Naughty Girl.
Saturday, July 19
The Indiana Microbrewers Festival makes its 19th appearance at the Indianapolis Art Center and Optimist Park in Broad Ripple. Indiana breweries will be joined by a select group of guest breweries from around the country at Indiana’s largest craft beer event. Over 350 beer selections to choose from during a running time of 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and subsequent debauchery city-wide, extending far into the evening.
Friday, July 25
The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series closes July with the Junk Yard Dogs performing at the corner of Pearl and Spring in downtown New Albany.
Saturday, July 26
NABC will take part in the Fifth Annual GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival, which is set in the rustic hills of Brown County, Indiana at eXplore Brown County/Valley Branch Paintball Retreat, and brings together local home-brewers, wine makers, local and regional professional breweries and beer connoisseurs along with Hoosier artists and musicians.