Super Sunday craft beer carry-outs and advanced beer education.


A negligent AP reporter missed a super point about Sunday sales in Indiana in his piece on the Super Bowl. Indiana’s small breweries and wineries have the ability to sell their own beer and wine for carry-out on Sundays, Jim Suhr. Of course, it means you can’t have any Bud Light, but your dog can wait to be shampooed until after the big game, right?

Indiana liquor law could crimp Super Bowl parties

INDIANAPOLIS — Rich Pontolillo might merit a toast for his Super Bowl party preparations. He has beer and liquor stocked up ahead of the first Super Bowl ever held in his home state.

In Indiana, he didn’t have much choice about planning ahead: The state is among a handful that ban carryout liquor sales on Sundays, even with the NFL’s most-celebrated spectacle on the schedule

In other beer news, there’s always educational attainment, and in this spirit, you’re invited to join me for advanced sampling with “Even More to Beer,” courtesy of IUS’s department of (non-credit) continuing studies.

It’s the next step beyond my popular “Here’s to Beer” introductory course, but still accessible to craft beer newcomers. In theory, students will have completed the introductory section, but if your credentials are in order, exceptions may occur.

“Even More to Beer” is still open, so register soon.

Dates and times: Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; 4 sessions starting March 7, 2012, and ending on April 4, 2012 (we’ll take a night off for IUS spring break on March 28, 2012).

Tuition: $79.00

Location: NABC Pizzeria & Public House, 3312 Plaza Drive.

Class Description: We’ll be in the Brewhouse with David Pierce, NABC Director of Brewing Operations … taste how the New World’s craft revolution changed the Old … immerse our palates in eclectic Belgians … and explore Cellar Door Selections, a tasting of rarities from the Public House lock box.

To register: Call IUS at 812-941-2206 and/or go here.