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Brew Bracket Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer Tournament, Sept. 29

July 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Brew Bracket

By Mike Sale
Brew Bracket

The Brew Bracket Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at the Tomlinson Tap Room in downtown Indianapolis.

What makes this one special:

The beers are aged in bourbon barrels from Harrison Bourbon. Indiana beers slowly soaking in the flavor of an Indiana bourbon. It doesn’t get any better than that. The style for the brewers is wide open for any beer they feel would be enhanced with a several month barrel soak. The event will be held as an anchor to National Bourbon Heritage month.

This event will run in a similar format to our standard tournaments. We’re featuring eight brewers instead of the usual 16. We’ll actually be delivering the beer to the participants at their table and pouring it there, to keep a fun social element with the smaller crowd. Between rounds we’ll offer tastings of Harrison Bourbon to compliment the beers being tasted.

Event Details:

Saturday September 29, 2012, 6-9 p.m.
Tomlinson Tap Room in the City Market, 222 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
Ticket price: $45 (early bird special of $40 through July 29)
Tickets available at


Brew Bracket is the only one of its kind, a true tasting tournament for local craft beer. Participating brewers bring a similar style of beer for each event and are seeded randomly into a bracket. Participants blindly taste the beer 2 glasses at a time and vote for their favorites based on taste alone. Over the course of the day winning beers advance through the tournament until a “best beer” is selected at the end of the event.

For more information, visit, or call 314-698-8474.