World Class Beverages Indiana

April 21, 2010

Take Beer out of the Ball Game?

Victory Field, IndianapolisI just spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Victory Field with my lovely wife and daughter enjoying a sunny day of baseball and a few good beers. Sitting on the outfield grass I couldn’t help but feel blessed that the beer gods had smiled enough on me that local brewers like Oaken Barrel, Sun King and Upland would be represented at the ballpark in addition to great brews from Bell’s, Sierra Nevada and New Belgium. Truly, I was blessed to have such choices.

But why can’t every ballpark, stadium or concert venue have such choices? It’s a question I am often asked about and a situation I sometimes despair over.

Why can’t there be great craft beers at venues like Verizon Wireless, Conseco Fieldhouse or Lucas Oil Stadium?



April 1, 2010

Final Four: The Hoosier Beer Geek Guide to Indianapolis Beers

Ever vigilant and timely, our friends at Hoosier Beer Geek have put together a terrific guide to beers available to all of our visitors to Indianapolis for this weekend’s Final Four basketball championship.

Check it out here:

Whether you’re from Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina or even Indiana, welcome to Indianapolis! We thrilled to have you here and we look forward to sharing a beer(s) with you!


World Class Beverages

March 25, 2010

New Beers to Indiana – March 25, 2010

There are a bunch of new beers to Indiana this month and next, with most of them hitting store shelves this week on into April and May. In addition, Bell’s Oberon makes it’s long awaited return to Indiana on March 29th. A complete map to all Indiana bars and restaurants who will be pouring Oberon draft on March 29th is now available at the World Class Beverages website.

It’s March Madness, World Class Beverages style!


February 10, 2010

Batch 9000

Filed under: New Product Releases and Placements — Bob Mack @ 12:15 pm
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Bell’s Batch 9000 arrived safely in Indiana and is ready to start shipping to stores across the state!

Our Beer Spy will start listing retail locations as they arrive in stores beginning on Monday. Beer Spy list EVERY beer bar, restaurant and retail location of the many brands we distribute in Indiana. Visit the Beer Spy at

It really does exist!

The latest in Bell’s series of milestone releases, Batch 9000 Ale offers up aromas ranging from the sweet caramel & molasses of dark rum to fruits such as raisins and plums. Brewed with the idea of a Double American Stout in mind, Batch 9000 Ale is a unique, one-time-only recipe. Well suited for vintage aging, this limited release will continue to develop in flavor & complexity over the years.


ABV: 12.5%
Original Extract: 29 Plato
Bitterness: 52 IBUs
Color: Black
Availability: Special release; Bottle & draft
Shelf life: Unlimited

Batch 9000 Ale celebrates another milestone in Bell’s history, offering a wealth of flavor in a Double American Stout body.

January 5, 2010

Hopslam Cometh

Filed under: New Product Releases and Placements — Bob Mack @ 8:36 am
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Bell’s Brewery is shipping Hopslam to Indiana this week which is news of interest to many a craft beer enthusiast. This high abv, outrageously hopped beer is always highly anticipated during it’s one time release each January.

Here’s what I can tell you about the logistics of Hopslam’s arrival in Indiana.

1) We won’t have enough kegs to fill every order we get. Sorry. That means that Bell’s will be making some judgement calls on who gets kegs since there won’t be enough to go around. My apologies to those with kegerators, but Bell’s won’t be happy if we short a bar or restaurant that sells Bell’s beer all year just for an individual to enjoy it in his or her basement. But..

2) There will be plenty of cases out there starting late this week and into next week as retailer orders come in. We should be able to start making deliveries of Hopslam by Thursday, but some retailers won’t have orders to place until the following week. So there should be some Hopslam out and about this weekend, but you’ll really see the majority of it next week. And speaking of next week…

3) Barley Island in Broad Ripple will be holding their own Hopslam release party on Wednesday, January 13th at 6pm. Bell’s beer will be the guest feature beer all month, but on Jan 13 they’ll have a few special treats, including an Expedition Stout firkin – the first one in Indiana in a long, long time!

See you at Barley Island (corner of Broad Ripple Ave & College) next Wednesday!

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