We’re having a huge mega sale to celebrate the holidays and as a customer appreciation event thanking you all for your continued loyalty this year. The promo is simple: Spend $50 save 10%, spend $100 save 15% and spend $200 and save 20%! Treat yourself, buy some gifts, go crazy! Now through end of business Sunday 12/20.
Starting this Saturday we’ll be having our 12 Days of Christmas (Tastings). That’s right, we have a free tasting every single day between Saturday the 12th and Christmas eve. Every day is a great one to visit your favorite bottle shop! See the full list below.
We’re happy to offer Victory Brewing’s winter seasonal Winter Cheers 6 packs for only $6.99 while supplies last! Winter Cheers is made with wheat and barley malt and citra hops for a citrusy kick.
Multiple people have asked about when and how we’ll be releasing Hops & Grain Volumes of Oak. We’ll be throwing a free tasting, release and ugly Christmas sweater party on Tuesday 12/22. All details are here.
12 Days of Christmas In-Store Tastings!
Thursday, December 17th – TONIGHT!
BLACK CRACK. Southern Star’s bourbon barrel Buried Hatchet stout is going to be in single 16 oz cans this year. It is extremely limited and will be first come first serve starting at 6pm. We’ll crack open a can for free samples while supplies last in addition to the others we’ll be sampling – Buried Hatchet, Pine Belt pale ale and Bombshell Blonde.
Friday, December 18th
Seth from Wasatch & Squatters will be back pouring the fantastic winter weather Outer Darkness – an imperial stout made with molasses for a rich & decadent finish. We’ll also have Hop Rising double IPA and First One Down winter warmer for tasting.
Saturday, December 19th
Ex-employee and all around cool dude Arjit Mahapatra will be back at the tasting bar with the latest Mikkeller and To Ol releases. These two breweries make some outstanding beers; don’t miss this tasting!
Sunday, December 20th – 2 to 4pm
Celebrate the last day of our mega holiday sale with a free tasting 2 to 4pm! We’ll be opening up a few new releases that hit this week.
Monday, December 21st
Real Ale collaborated for the second time with the band The Sword and this time they made an oatmeal stout called Ghost Eye. You can watch the making of the beer here. Holly from Real Ale will be back sampling it out in addition to Blackberry Saison and Phoenixx which was just released today!
Tuesday, December 22nd
Our epic Hops & Grain ugly sweater Christmas party, free tasting and Volumes of Oak release night. All details are here.
Wednesday, December 23rd
Kerrie Crosby from Rahr & Sons will be back with a special pre-Christmas tasting! Join us.
New Beers This Week
Back in stock: Stone Coffee Milk Stout, 6 packs of Save the World Patersbier, Witbier and Belgian pale ale, Real Ale Phoenixx.
Southern Star Black Crack – Southern Star ages their normally outstanding Buried Hatchet stout in bourbon barrels to create a boozy, rich winter treat. Comes in single 16 oz cans! Extremely limited and WILL BE RELEASED STARTING AT 6PM TONIGHT. 10% ABV/Conroe, TX/No ratings yet on this batch/Availability: extremely limited
Brooklyn Black Ops – Barrel-aged in Woodford Reserve bottles, Brooklyn Black Ops is a robust stout aged for four months in bourbon barrels, bottled flat, and re-fermented with Champagne yeast, creating big chocolate and coffee flavors with a rich underpinning of vanilla-like oak notes. 10.5% ABV/Brooklyn, NY/Ratebeer 100/Availability: decent but will go fast.
Victory Java Cask – A collaboration with a Philadelphia’s based restaurant chain, this one is a coffee stout aged in bourbon barrels. Rich aromas of coffee precede an inviting blend of sweet bourbon, oak and a hint of alcohol. A complex fusion of dark chocolate, roasted barley and vanilla is rounded out by robust coffee and a warming heat in this unique and very drinkable stout. 14.3% ABV/Downington, PA/No ratings yet/Availability: limited
Breckenridge Anniversary Rum Barrel Imperial Porter – The recipe starts with an imperial version of Breck’s popular Vanilla Porter, resulting in more prominent flavors and stronger alcohol. It is then aged in Barbados rum barrels to which fresh, wet, vanilla beans from the Veracruz region of Mexico were added. This exotic beer is full of flavor with notes of rum, raisin, and an oaky vanilla finish. 9.8% ABV/Breckenridge, CO/No ratings yet/Availability: extremely limited
Deep Ellum Play Date – A twist on their standard Dallas Blonde as the base that is then fermented to dryness with Medjool Dates. The earthy tea presence of the dates plays well with acidity to create an ale that is truly free-spirited and unique in character. First 12 customers get a free matching glass! 5.4% ABV/Dallas, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: decent/
Stone Sorry Not Sorry – The latest in Stone’s collaboration series is with Bale Breaker Brewing out of Yakima Valley, WA and 4 Hands Brewing from St Louis. They used a couple of experimental hop varieties along with Simcoe, Warrior and Mosaic for a citrusy, melony, stone-fruit-forward IPA. Pureed peaches upped the fruit factor and play well with the hops. 9.3% ABV/Escondido, CA/Ratebeer 98/Availbility: limited
Revolver Mullet Cutter – Brewed with a ridiculous amount of Weyermann Abbey malt for a slight honey sweetness, this beer is finished with three kettle hops: Summit, East Kent Goldings and Brambling Cross and is dry hopped with Citra. Revolver’s first seasonal release in a bomber! 9% ABV/Granbury, TX/Ratebeer 93/Availability: limited
Clown Shoes Evil Crawfish – The tale goes a bar-goer walked into a bar and tried ordering Clown Shoes’ Eagle Claw Fist beer by asking for an “evil crawfish.” Clown Shoes of course had to make a beer by that name, so here you have an imperial red IPA dry hopped with citra, simcoe, mosaic and nelson sauvin. 9% ABV/Ipswich, MA/Beer Advocate 86/Availability: limited
Meridian Hive Rhapsody – The newest release from local meadsters Meridian Hive is a sessionable honey and blackberry wine made with orange blossom honey. With just enough sweetness to achieve a harmonious balance with tannin and acidity, this nectar pairs well with cheese. Semi-sweet and sparkling. 7% ABV/Austin, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: limited
Texas Keeper Cider Noir – If you like cider and you haven’t tried any of the special seasonal releases from hyper-local cider makers TX Keeper you’re just missing out. The Cider Noir is a single varietal cider (Northern Spy apples) to which dark Belgian candi sugar was added to up the ABV before being fermented out. Also orange peel and pecans were added for more flavor kick. 10.1% ABV/Austin, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: plenty
Free Weekend Tastings: 6-8pm
Free Wasatch tasting!
Free Mikkeler and To Ol tasting!