A Whole Slew of Free Tastings! Plus Figlet, Stone Xocoveza Charred and Pineapple Sculpin Releasing Saturday.

Texas Independence Day is March 2nd so we’re celebrating with a whole week of Texas-only brewery tastings. Starting next Tues 3/1 you can sip some suds from your favorite lone star state breweries. Details below.

Free In-Store Tastings

Thursday, February 25th – TONIGHT!

Joe Dotson from Original Sin will be back in the house sampling out his three ciders: Original, Elderberry and Cherry. Get yo cider on.

Friday, February 26th

Rebekah from Cycler’s Brewing will be at the tasting bar with her two beers to sample: 55-11 Imperial Red Ale and Domestique Witbier.

Saturday, February 27th – 12 to 3pm

Free Ballast Point tasting with Nick Whitley. Pouring samples Pineapple Sculpin, Peppermint Victory at Sea, Calico Amber and Homework #6 Robust Porter. Release of Mango Even Keel (extremely limited), Pineapple Sculpin and Watermelon Dorado (extremely limited)!

Saturday, February 27th – 6 to 8pm

Jeremiah York from Uinta Brewing will be back with Baba black lager, Hop Nosh IPA, Detour Double IPA and Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barleywine.

Tuesday, March 1st 

Big Bend Brewing will be back in the house pouring free samples of Terlingua Gold, #22 Porter, Hefeweizen & La Frontera IPA.

Wednesday, March 2nd

Infamous Brewing tasting with Bugsy’s amber, IPA, Double Tap double IPA and Sweep the Leg Peanut Butter Porter.

Wednesday, March 3rd

Shannon from Cedar Creek will be back with free samples of Lawn Ranger cream ale, Elliot’s Phone Home pale ale, Dankasauras IPA and Gone A Rye double rye IPA.

New Beers This Week

Back in stock: Jester King Figlet, Jester King Das Wunderkind, Nebraska Melange a Trois.

Stone Xocoveza Charred – If you had the standard version of Xocoveza this winter you know how incredible of a spiced stout it is. Based on Mexican hot cocoa, peppers, cocoa, coffee and spices combine for a great dessert beer. This version got the bourbon barrel treatment which gave an already complex beer even more complexity and flavor intensity, layering additional caramel-like and vanilla flavors on top of those already present. Aromas of rich coffee and dark chocolate are followed by nutmeg and cinnamon a lush, heavy mouthfeel laden with charred oak and toffee engulfs the palate on the first sip. 10% ABV/Escondido, CA/Ratebeer 99/Availability: limited with no limit

Knee Deep Tanilla – This Vanilla Bean Porter is made with Grade A Tahitian vanilla beans to compliment the robust style porter. Tanilla carries a smooth chocolate flavor complemented by the delicate intensity of vanilla beans, and a rich aroma of coffee. 6.3% ABV/Auburn, CA/Ratebeer 84/Availability: plenty

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s – This beer is intended to be a sensory assault for hop lovers. At 8.0% ABV, four hop additions during the brew process, and a final wallop of excessive Columbus dry-hopping, this beer is not for hop haters. 8% ABV/Longmont, CO/Ratebeer 99/Availability: decent

Meridian Hive Broken Crown Mead – Smoky chipotle peppers battle fiercely with raspberries for the aroma, while intense fruit fortifies the orange blossom honey character. Moderate pepper heat flanks sweetness without dominating. 12.2% ABV/Austin, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: plenty

Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin – The Meddler oud bruin is comprised of several generations of brown ales, barrel aged and blended. Wild yeasts and Lactobacillus mix with the brew for over 18 months creating complexity and depth of flavor. Hints of malty sweet chocolate and vanilla toy with a hauntingly sour finish. 8.6% ABV/Fort Collins, CO/Ratebeer 98/Availability: very limited

Ballast Point Black Marlin – A hoppy twist on the classic English Porter. Black Marlin is crafted from a unique blend of roasted and crystallized malts that give it a smooth, chocolaty, caramel profile. A healthy dose of American hops tweak the traditional style a bit. 6% ABV/San Diego, CA/Ratebeer 95/Availability: plenty

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin* – Pineapple Sculpin IPA came from one of many small-batch cask experiments to enhance the flavor of BP’s signature IPA. With so many tropical hop notes in Sculpin, the pineapple plays well with the natural hop flavors. Notes of apricot, mango and lemon. 7% ABV/San Diego, CA/Ratebeer 97/Availability: plenty/*Releasing Saturday at noon during our free Ballast Point tasting 12-3pm.

Free Weekend Tastings

Friday 6-9pm

Free Cycler’s Tasting! Details above.


Ballast Point Brewing free tasting with Nick! 12-3pm.

Uinta Brewing free tasting with Jeremiah! 6-8pm.

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