I'll be judging there. Bring my book and I'll sign it for you.
I noticed your name on the judging list we received today.
Do I get a super-duper extra fancy signature if I have my bibliography tucked into the back?
Not sure about the local laws and such.
Since we used to live in Indiana and I still have family there, I'm sort of familiar with the Indiana brewing scene. My main goal, however, is to pick up BJCP listed commercial examples for upcoming classes I'll be teaching. Bells, 3 Floyds, Founders, New Belgium (if in good condition) and perhaps some others will be at the top of the list. We'll probably hit Kahn's since it's close to the fairground.
For our own education and amusement, we'll probably pick up some of the tastier looking Sun King, Barley Island and Upland seasonals, then perhaps hit Brugge Brasserie for lunch on Sunday before we go home. I hesitate to go anywhere near Broad Ripple on a Friday or Saturday night, especially driving a car with an out of state license plate.
Not sure what commercial beers are in NY but not IN. If you have a list of candidates, I can tell you ones I'd like to try
If you're willing to pay (at cost of course), we've got a couple of very good beer stores in Rochester, so I could probably get a lot of things on your list. Send me a PM by Thursday with your wish list and maximum budget. Ditto for other people reading this message who will also be at the fair.
Just realize that we will be driving a sedan, will need to put any beer we bring into a cooler to keep it in good condition, and are on something of a budget, so don't go too crazy with the requests.
A rough inventory of what's available is here: http://mybeersoftheworld.com/
It might also be possible for me to find Belwether cider, but distribution for cider is screwy in NY, so no guarantees.
As ambassadors of the Upstate NY beer scene, we'll be bringing a couple of bombers of 3 Heads Brewing beer and a bottle of Southern Tier Iniquity to share.