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Fall 2014 Newsletter

Fall is upon us, and so is the start to the brewing season! We’ve got a lot going on in the coming months for both brewers and winemakers! Check out the list of upcoming sales/event below, and get ready to start fermenting!

Great Grain Sale

Great Grain Sale: Aug. 20th – Sept. 7th

What is on sale? Darn near 60 different grains. Save big on full bags of base malts: 2 row, pale, munich, vienna, pilsner, maris otter and more! Need some specialty grains? We’ve got you covered. Buy more than 5 lbs. of any one specialty malt and you’ll save a few buckaroos too. The Great Grain sale happens just once a year so don’t miss your opportunity to buy in bulk at a discount and have malt on hand for fall and winter brewing.
Base Malt Bags » | Specialty Malts »


Apple Cider

Apple Cider Pre-Order

Let us tempt you into making some sinfullly delicious hard cider! We hand-picked our cider supplier, McClure’s Orchard and Winery, because they know a whole lot about apples AND making hard cider. They provide us a fresh, local, minimally processed cider blend that is perfect for making hard cider, with just the right sweetness, acidity, flavor, and aroma. We’ll have an early and late blend available this year, so pre-order yours soon!
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Traminette Grapes

Locally Grown Traminette Fresh Grape Juice

Traminette is a white grape hybridized from the Gewurztraminer grape that was bred to grow well in Indiana’s climate. It is extremely versatile and can be made into a wine that can be extremely dry to sweet and everything in between. We have paired with a local vineyard and will have Traminette juice in mid-September. The juice is $18/gallon and is available on a pre-order basis, so make sure to reserver yours today!
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Fresh Grape Juice

Fresh Grape Juice from California

The time has come to get your pre-orders in for fresh grape juice from California! Don’t miss your chance this year at making some wine from fresh juice, and get your pre-orders to us by September 18th for a late September delivery. Juice comes in 6 gallon pails and is available for pickup only.
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Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine

This 3 gallon wine kit is a perennial best seller because it is so luscious! Has a traditional Port character of warm, rounded cherry and plum, supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry. Excellent within three months, this wine will age gorgeously—if you can keep any that long! Pre-Order now for a September arrival! Want to try before you buy? We’ll pour samples all day at both locations on Saturday, September 27th!
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Blichmann Breweasy

Brew with Blichmann Day: Sept. 20th from 11-12

The Blichmann boys are taking the BrewEasy on the road and their first stop is Great Fermentations Indianapolis on Saturday, September 20th from 11-12. This is a Julia Childs style brew demo with three BrewEasys set up to show you each of the steps in quick succession. See the gas fired and electric BoilCoil versions of the BrewEasy in action and get expert advice from the innovators themselves.
No registration required, so just stop on by!


Cesar Marron

Meet Sam Adams Long Shot Winner, Cesar Marron

For our Sept. Friday Night Club, we’ll be hosting Cesar Marron, one of three winners of the 2013 Sam Adams Long Shot homebrew competition. Cesar will discuss the Grätzer style, his winning experience at Sam Adams and the brewery he is opening in Chicago.
Because Cesar can’t be in two places at once, the Avon FNC will be on THURSDAY, September 11th from 5-7 PM. Stop by and visit!

Great Fermentations’ Friday Night Club (FNC) is an informal gathering of fermentation enthusiasts on the second Friday of each month. Both Great Fermentations’ locations provide a location for beer, wine, and cheese makers to get together with others who share their interests and to learn from each other. Because of the commonality of fermentation, you won’t leave without meeting several new friends!


Beer Contest

Upcoming Competitions: Session IPA and Strong Scotch Ale

Enter for your chance at Great Fermentations fame with our two upcoming homebrew competitions: Session IPA and Strong Scotch ale. Each winning recipe will be turned into a Great Fermentations ingredient kit and the winner will also receive: $50 Gift Card, the opportunity to brew the beer at Great Fermentations, naming rights to the ingredient kit, chance to preside over the beer’s tapping at Friday Night Club.
Session IPA Contest » | Strong Scotch Ale Contest »

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