It’s been quite some time since I posted due to my busy schedule, but things are starting to quiet down, and I plan to hit this mother with full force once again. I recently consulted The Oracle and the advice I was given was to get back to basics, focus more on this site, and spread the good word of craft beer to the believers and non-believers alike, so that’s exactly what I’ll do.
Speaking of which, The Oracle from Bell’s is out now. Unlike last year, bottles are only available in Michigan, but 1/4 barrels have hit the South Bend area beer scene. If you haven’t heard of The Oracle, or have never tried it, suffice it to say it’s amazing. I can’t think of a single Double IPA brewed in the Midwest that I like better than this one (although some come close). For me, it’s even better than Hopslam, less sweet due to not having honey, and a bit more dry.
So this goes against my better judgement of keeping the locations of Oracle on tap a secret, but below is where you can find it, and when. Stop by these places, get a glass (or 5, if you aren’t driving) and find out what The Oracle wishes to reveal to you.
The Mark (South Bend) – Right now!!
Fiddler’s Hearth (South Bend) – Right now!!
Constant Spring (Goshen) – Right meow!!
Bar Louie (Mishawaka) – September 20th (More on this in a bit)
The Pub (Granger) – September 7th (More on this in a bit)
Bleachers (Mishawaka) – August 31st
So that accounts for most of the barrels I know to exist in this area. I haven’t heard, but wouldn’t be surprised if Chubby Trout received one as well, so keep an eye out…