If you set your intentions on making it through the month, I hope you’re on track. Don’t forget, we’ve got a great and ever changing NA selection to keep your wants at bay. However, if you’ve fallen a little short of your goals, mum’s the word on our part…
But if you are looking to wet your whistle, come on in ‘casue the brews are pourin’ nice’n’cold! We. Have. All. The. Things! Seems like there’s a new beer in just about every category. The highlight of the week for me is Equal Parts Dot Matrix dark lager. I’ve been patiently waiting for about a year to snag a keg… it’s FINALLY here and the perfect weather for it. For those hop heads, it’s gettin’ trip-y, as in a Triple IPA collab from Zilker and Turning point breweries. Did someone ask for a dank, robust, intense beer? It’s here. I don’t wish to bore you and wax poetically about all our other new brewskis, so read below or come in for a sample. Those are ALWAYS free.
We’re aiming high for our first event of the year with the folks from Hye Cider Co out in the hill country! Next Thursday come join us starting at 530 have yourslef a pour. Their Cyser creations are clean, smooth, dry, and oh so refreshing!
New Draft Beers This Week
(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
Real Ale Hans Pils – You might say, a great beer is man’s other best friend. So when we made this German-style pilsner, it just made sense to name it after the brewery’s dog, Hans — our owner’s German Shorthair Pointer. Inspired by the pilsner beers of Northern Germany, Hans is crisp, brightly hoppy and full of flavor. At 50 IBUs and featuring Tettnang hops, it’s even hoppier than many pale ales. The German malt helps create a nice pale golden color and provides the perfect companion to the hops. 5% ABV
False Idol Banquet Boy– Simply brewed with 100% Texas Water. Texas’ Fine Light Beer. For the Banquet Boys & Girls of the world! 5.6% ABV
False Idol Mr Early Bird– Earl Grey Saison. Join Earl in the 87 roof top, Bronson Whipping hoopties. Don’t forget your Sweatshirt. 6%ABV
Tucher Dunkles Hefe– A Bavarian specialty of dark colored, top fermented yeast beer with typical yeast cloudiness.
Its unmistakable and well balanced taste is due to an excellent choice of dark aromatic malt and goes very well with traditional Bavarian dishes. 5.2%ABV
Bluebonnet Marzen– Smooth and clean with a deeply complex malt character, this classic lager style has a beautiful orange hue topped by a thick white foamy head. 5.1%ABV
Equal Parts Dot Matrix– This particular recipe was developed when we were homebrewing years ago, and we always brewed it during the winter months as a nice alternative for the (rare) times when we weren’t feeling like drinking heavier stouts. Dot Matrix is smooth on the palate, soul lifting, and finishes dry with hints of malt, toffee, and chocolate. 5.2% ABV
B-52 I Thought You Said Weast– We started in Conroe, went 10,000 paces due Weast and this is the beer we found. Double dry hopped with Lotus for flavors of pineapple creamsicle with a malty backbone of crystal wheat for full mouthfeel with a crisp bitter finish. 6.5%ABV
Dutchess Avalon–Avalon IPA takes inspiration from our favorite approaches to the modern IPA from both sides of the Atlantic to the West Coast. Brewed with Golden Promise & Pilsner malts with a dash of wheat and oat malt, Avalon manages to provide the generous mouthfeel of an East Coast IPA with some solid West Coast structure and a Dutchess Ales must; classic British balance. Hopped with an array of expressions from El Dorado, Summit & Palisade, – Avalon shows nectarine, apricot, juicy citrus, woodsy meadow flowers & just a hint of something tropical. Overall it’s a rewardingly lush yet refreshing and nuanced drinking experience. 5.8% ABV
Zilker Vibe Worthy Haze–Brewed in collaboration with our Hazy Homies at Turning Point Beer, this triple IPA is hopped four different ways. Best characterized as bright citrus tropical juice without the edge you would expect from 11% ABV
Family Business Sun Juice–Liquid sunshine in a glass. Silky Cashmere hops woven with doses of Citra and Cryo Simcoe add up to a punchy but smooth and friendly IPA with notes of tangerine, strawberry candy, stone fruit, and sweet spice. 5.8% ABV
Martin House Astronaut Apocalypse– Astronaut Apocalypse 12% – Imperial Stout with Coconut. If there’s one thing we love doing more than fruited sours, it’s brewing up these big, boozy, roasty, chocolate stouts. Astronaut Apocalypse is a thick imperial stout brewed with flaked coconut.
New Wines This Week
(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise To Go)
Bikicki, Nadia Serbian Rose 2018 – Cheerful and refreshing scent of small red fruits, with lots of raspberries and redcurrants and a fine spicy-peppery flair. There is also a soft, rustic tone reminiscent of antique sweets and cotton candy. Moderately full, soft, with a fine structure and a little powdery tannins. The finish brings notes of red plum and ripe, sweet cherries. Serbian Rose, Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks. 100% Pinot noir. 14.5%ABV
Grand Vin de Barnag Carbonet Cab Franc 2020 – Who would have thought that a wine bar in Berlin would create new winemakers? When Bence Szilágyi first started working in wine bars in Budapest, he did not know yet of the world of natural wines, but around 2015 discovered them during a trip to Berlin at Jaja. Following this initial discovery, he visited more winemakers around Europe and, in 2017, started making his first vintage together with friends. The grapes came from his dad’s hobby vineyard, which he farms organically. Together with one hectare, they get from neighbors, they have around three hectares. Also, the 200-year old cellar is below the family house. So last year, they started leaving Sulphur out of the equation and plan to continue growing with an old barn waiting to become the new winery.
How did Cabernet Franc get to Hungary? Usually a popular grape for Bordeaux-style wines. Our guess is because everybody in the 90s wanted to make this style of wine. Fortunately, Bence had different plans for this grape. He switched to carbonic maceration, a kind of fermentation where grapes ferment without oxygen in whole bunches. This brings out the fruitiness and makes them more stable without any additives. After 10 days, they were mechanically pressed and aged in old Hungarian oak barrels for another 10 months. It greets with loads of red berries and pepper. In the mouth are sour cherries, light tobacco, and silky tannins. Bence says you should drink it cool and with no food. I think the well-integrated acidity makes it a perfect food companion with sugo and pasta or maybe even a Hungarian Goulash.
Swick Wyd?, Chardonnay 2020 – 100% Chardonnay. Conley Vineyard, Yakima, WA. Certified Organic. Chenin-esque, spiced pear, tropical aromas, reminiscent of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, on the palate it’s dry and acid driven, ripe; on the palate dry and fresh. ABV: 12.8%
Large Soif Blanc AOC Anjou Blanc 2019 – This lovely harmonious white is a blend of 2 great grapes, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, grown on the shale soils of the deep Anjou. Biodynamically treated, they are fermented with their own native yeast together in stainless steel, then aged 14 months on their lees before being bottled, unfined, unfiltered and lightly sulfured.
It offers lovely white flower, light quince, sweet yellow apples notes on a medium fat frame that ends with a crystal mineral, long finish. They jokingly call it an homage to French Chef Paul Bocuse, whose insistence on quality and freshness inspired their tastes in both food and wine. It is certainly a versatile wine for the table, but we also enjoyed it nicely chilled on its own.
Large Soif Rouge Red Blend France 2019 – Cabernet franc (40%), cabernet sauvignon (35%), gamay (25%). The spirit of this cuvée is to make an excellent thirst-quenching, gourmet wine! The nose is rich in fruit, the three grape varieties complement each other perfectly. On the palate, the Gamay softens the structure of the two Cabernets, the tannins are already melted to leave us with an astonishingly fresh finish! 13.38% ABV
Le Petit Barriot Blanc 2019 – WHY IS THIS A UNICORN? This is pure Syrah, but instead of the expected claret red color, it is as crystal clear as an alpine stream…Syrah vinified white!
Marc Barriot came to wine later in life but once he found it, he jumped in the deep end. His journey to starting Clot de l’Origine led him to Australia, the US, and all over France. After apprenticing in Bandol for four years he scooted southwest around the Mediterranean coast to the town of Maury in the Roussillon, finally finding a plot of land and a place he could settle down. He started with just one vineyard with old vines, but now has 17 in total, all farmed organically from the very beginning. Nothing else is added in the winemaking process except a tiny amount of sulfur. Marc had been making his entry level ‘Le P’tit Barriot’ into an inky red, chewy and well-loved red wine but just a couple years ago shifted gears and turned some of the production into a blanc de noir – or a white wine made from red grapes. Winemaking precision is required for little tricks like this! – the grapes must be pressed directly and spend as little contact with the skins as possible, so they don’t pick up any color. Since he doesn’t filter or add anything else to the wine, Marc had to be even more on it to make this work. And it does! It is tart, and red-fruited, but crystalline, as if the essence of Syrah was distilled into a snowflake. Super delicious and intellectual, guaranteed to impress your wine geek friends…
Denomination: IGP Puglia Red.
Grapes: Montepulciano (30%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Primitivo (20%), Susumaniello (10%)
Format: 100 cl.
Soil type: sandstone and pelite; considerable presence of gravel, sand and small pebbles; rich in humus. The clayey portion aided by the silt confers an appropriate humidity, however drained by the presence of pebbles and gravels. The general origin is carbonatic caused by the orogenesis of the area, known as the “bradanic pit”.
Training system: “Free counter espalier” in honor of a book by Rudolf Steiner entitled “Philosophy of freedom”.
Average age of vines: 22 years.
Yield per hectare: 95 quintals \ ha.
Harvest: manual harvest, first ten days of October.
Alcoholic content: 13.5% vol.
New & Returning Beers & Ciders This Week
Back in Stock – Drake’s Brewing Hopocalypse, Lone Pint Zythophile, Maine Beer Co Lunch, Hitachino Yuzu Lager, Meridian Hive Cherry, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen, Holidaily Brewing Big Henry Hazy.
Martin House Tiger’s Blood– Sour with Strawberry, Coconut, and Watermelon. 7%ABV
Martin House Astronaut Apocalypse – Imperial Stout with Coconut 12%ABV
Martin House Acheron – At MHBC, Acheron is our deeply dark and ravishing imperial stout. Aged six months in whiskey barrels and unblended for maximum barrel flavor, this 12% abv stout will satiate your sinuous desires for something bold, burly, boozy, and barbarous.
Martin House Mi Abuelita – Hot Chocolate Stout with Cinnamon, Lactose, Chocolate, and Chiles. 10% ABV
Destihl Dosvidanya 2021 BBA – Like a Russian Matryoshka or ‘nesting’ doll, the secret of Dosvidanya Russian Imperial Stout lies locked deep within her mysterious & elaborate wooden layers. The hidden soul of this oak bourbon barrel-aged beer that we said Dosvidanya ‘goodbye’ to several months before revealing, is its rich flavors like dark chocolate, toffee, black cherries and coffee along with robust & roasty maltiness that finishes dry. 14.6%ABV
Destihl Dosvidanya 2021 Mexican Chocolate– Like a Russian Matryoshka or ‘nesting’ doll, the secret of Dosvidanya lies locked deep within her dark, mysterious and elaborate wooden layers. We said Dosvidanya, or ‘goodbye’, to the hidden soul of this oak bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout for several months before now revealing its rich, robust & roasty maltiness. This Imperial Stout brings notes of bourbon, cacao, cinnamon & chiles together with a dry finish. 15%ABV
Equilibrium Energy Equals – Energy Equals is a companion beer to MC². It completes the equation. We start with MC² as a base and incorporate the well received process we like to refer to as the ‘Energy Dry Hop’ which gives this beer an intense brightness and flavor. Energy Equals has enhanced flavor characteristics of mango, pineapple, citrus, and apricot. With the new technique in place, we notice a much deeper flavor profile while being extremely bright and lighter in body. It’s extremely crushable with our EQ juice finish 8%ABV
Equilibrium Fractal HBC 586/ Citra – A fractal is something simple at the core yet can produce wonderful and amazingly complex results. We use the fractal series to investigate how different hops manifest through our processes, allowing us to optimize both our use of hops and our hopping techniques. Starting off with a simple grain bill, our newest Fractal investigates the interplay between one of the newest hop varietals, HBC586 and our hand selected Citra. Fractal HBC 586/ Citra pours a vibrant yellow releasing complex aromas and flavors of mango, green grapes, dank grass, passionfruit, and earth. The taste follows the aroma with a resinous creamy mouthfeel and a firm but rounded bitterness. 6.8%ABV
Equilibrium Hop Wave – Hop Wave 5 takes one of our favorite Citra/Galaxy DIPAs, dHop5, supersizes the hop charge and adds a touch of lactose. Aside from all the great things about this beer, it includes an experiment to boost the citrus character of its aroma. We will continue to apply this to the next several releases for evaluation but we’re very pleased with the effect.
Hop Wave 5 pours a milky straw yellow releasing pungent aromas of citrus, pineapple, passion fruit, and peach all integrated with a sorbet twist. The taste is a soft and bright creamy tropical flavor that is dangerously drinkable and balanced. 8.5%ABV
Equilibrium Sparc – SPARC Fruit Fusion Blackberry/Raspberry pours a completely opaque deep fuchsia topped with a fluffy light purple crown of foam. Double raspberry and blackberry juice with a wheat core morph into liquid handfuls of fresh berries and jam. After the intense and decisive aroma, the mixed berry flavor leads into a luscious light and effervescent fruited seltzer mouthfeel with a low and #BalancedAcidity, which combined with the low ABV of 4.5% makes this an all-day crusher to give you that clean energy to fuel your day!
Fair State You Can Have The Crown – A huge, imposing Imperial Stout, but just the beer part. No extra candy or pastry here, just a mountain of malts. We mashed twice as much, and boiled three times as long, and the resultant beer is luxuriantly chewy, chocolatey, mildly roasty, and delightful all on its own. 12.4%ABV
Hopewell Brewing First Pils – First Pils is the first beer ever brewed by Hopewell and, fittingly, the one we reach for most often. A Pilsner-style Lager with a bready malt profile and a snappy noble hop finish. Tastes great anytime—but best with friends. 5.1%ABV
Hopewell Brewing Going Places IPA– Going Places is an IPA for those on the up-and-up. A vibrant combo of new-wave hops offers fresh citrus, tropical fruit and sticky pine with a prickly finish, putting this hoppy bev on the path ahead. Let’s get it 6.8%ABV
Hopewell Brewing Neon – 6.2%ABV Cabernet Sauvignon Sour Ale
Hopewell Brewing Ride Or Die Pale Ale – Ride or Die is a Pale Ale you can depend on—a bona fide fridge staple. Bright neon flavors of grapefruit and pine give way to a pleasantly soft malt base and a quick slice of balancing bitterness. Reliably tasty without a fuss. 5.5%ABV
Hopewell Brewing Stay Frosty Winter Lager – Stay Frosty is a Winter Lager that stands up to the frigid temps that come with the season. Full-bodied and malty with a pronounced nuttiness and slight caramel sweetness, plus a hint of noble hop spiciness to keep it easy on the palate. Cozy up. 6%ABV
Hopewell Brewing Distant Shore – A Hazy IPA showcasing New Zealand-grown Wakatu hops. A silky, pillowy body is cut with notes of freshly zested lime, orange blossom, stone fruit and dank grass. Let’s take a trip. 6.5% ABV
Weathered Souls Habitual Line Stepper – A big body, thick imperial double stout with flavors of fudge, dark caramel and coffee with no added ingredients! 14.2%ABV
Weathered Souls Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork – Double imperial stout with marshmallows, hazelnut and Belgian dark chocolate ganache 12.8%ABV
Boulder Beer Barrel Aged Coffee Shake – MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL DENVER DISTILLERY LAWS WHISKEY HOUSE, A SPECIAL LIMITED RELEASE OF SHAKE, AGED IN LAWS BARRELS. IT’S NOSTALGIC AND SMOOTH LIKE SHAKE, RELENTLESSLY BOLD LIKE LAW. 8.3% ABV
Dutchess Ales Avalon IPA – Avalon IPA takes inspiration from our favorite approaches to the modern IPA from both sides of the Atlantic to the West Coast. Brewed with Golden Promise & Pilsner malts with a dash of wheat and oat malt, Avalon manages to provide the generous mouthfeel of an East Coast IPA with some solid West Coast structure and a Dutchess Ales must; classic British balance. Hopped with an array of expressions from El Dorado, Summit & Palisade, – Avalon shows nectarine, apricot, juicy citrus, woodsy meadow flowers & just a hint of something tropical. Overall it’s a rewardingly lush yet refreshing and nuanced drinking experience. 5.8% ABV
512 Bruin – At once cuddly and ferocious, (512) BRUIN combines a smooth, rich maltiness and mahogany color with a solid hop backbone and stealthy 7.6% alcohol. Made with Organic 2 Row and Munich malts, plus Chocolate and Crystal malts, domestic hops, and a touch of molasses, this brew has notes of raisins, dark sugars, and cocoa, and pairs perfectly with food and the crisp fall air.
512 Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter – A “double” version of our signature flagship beer, Pecan Porter, this beer was aged for three months in freshly emptied Willett Bourbon barrels, where it developed strong notes of whiskey and hints of oak to compliment delicious flavors of pecan, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. 9.2 %ABV
Belching Beaver SD Besties– Neapolitan Imperial Milk Stout. We’ve always had a tight bond with @coronadobrewing, and we wanted to celebrate with a special collaboration. SD Besties is our take on a liquid Neapolitan treat with notes of strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla that you’ll want to share with your BFF. We hope when you drink this beer, you’ll think of simpler times when it was all about meeting up with your bestie for some DAMN GOOD TIMES. 8.5%ABV
Belching Beaver Sling Yer Hook – After 9 glorious years you’d think we’d run out of ideas for beers, but you’d be wrong. Our 9 Year Anniversary beer, a unique sipping brew with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon is silky smooth, like rich flowing caramel. We also added a pinch of salt to balance the roasted coffee notes and chocolate-like malt character of an Imperial Stout. It’s so good, you’ll tell anyone trying to get their grubby paws on it, “Sling Yer’ Hook!” 11%ABV
Independence Highboy Strata DIPA – Double IPA with Strata hops. 9%ABV
Austin Eastciders Spiced Peach – Austin Eastciders Spiced Peach is like a peach cobbler in a can. It’s the perfect pairing for those colder months when we’re getting back together with our favorite people. Made with peaches from the Pacific Northwest and mulled spices, these little cans will make you the hero of your ugly sweater party! Aroma: fresh white peaches, cinnamon, orange peel. Taste: A burst of ripe peaches, nutmeg, cinnamon, and hints of black pepper. 5%ABV
Hye Cider Co. Hye Note – The slightly sweeter sister to the Hye Stylin’. Tart on the forefront, juicy in the middle, and dry enough to leave you wanting more. 9.1% ABV
Hye Cider Co. Hye Stylin’– Our award-winning original cult classic. Crisp, dry, and beautifully effervescent, this cyser is comparable to a prosecco or champagne, but with fresh apple finish. The Cadillac of ciders! 8.8% ABV
Hye Cider Co. Hye Hops – Our twist on the hopped cider — hearty, fresh, and floral, with a light grassy flavor. We use dry hops processed without heat, creating a beautifully layered and bitter-free cyser. 9% ABV
Hye Cider Co. Hye Bay – The first of our herbaceous cysers. This lightly sweet offering is balanced by the savory addition of bay leaves, uniting the best of both worlds and pairing easily with anything from spicy cuisine to Texas barbecue. 9% ABV
Red Horn Cuerno Rojo Amber – Cuerno Rojo is a smooth Mexican style Vienna lager packed full of flaked maize and Vienna malt and fermented with a yeast strain from one of Mexico’s predominant breweries. Smooth and toasty, yet light enough to drink all year round. Pair Cuerno Rojo with food or drink it on its own. It’s never a bad time to reach for a Cuerno! 4.9% ABV
903 Welcome to Canada – Is this beer delicious? Well that’s a Texas sized 10-4 good buddy. All the maple-y sweetness balanced with the roast of the dark malt finished off with just the right amount of coffee to make you want to fry up some eggs and pancakes to complete this breakfast inspired treat. Smooth, robust, but not overly boozy this brew is one you’ll start and end your day. Cheers 11.1%ABV
Roughtail Power Word Citra – IPA Double Dry-Hopped with Citra 8.2%ABV
903 German Chocolate Cake Reserve – Imperial oatmeal Stout aged on chocolate, coconut, and pecans 13.3%ABV
Firestone Walker Hopnosis – The Hop Ontology Project is our exploration of the ephemeral nature of the modern IPA. Hopnosis is a crisp West Coast IPA double dry-hopped with some of our favorite modern hop varieties from the USA and New Zealand. 6.7%ABV
Hops & Grain Zoe Lager – Zoe is brewed in a mildly traditional manner, very similar to many of the German lagers of the old world but dry-hopped to add an extra layer of complexity. This beer is based on pale and Vienna malts, light to golden in color with a beautiful white layer of foam resting on top, constantly delivering floral and citrus dry-hop aromatics with every sip. Zoe is meant to be paired with, well, life! With notes of lightly toasted bread, floral hops and an incredibly smooth finish we hope that Zoe is everything that you’ve been searching for in a pale lager. 5.1% ABV
Hops & Grain A Pale Mosaic – A Pale Mosaic is our American style IPA showcasing a fairly new hop variety called Mosaic. The beer begins with a base of German Pale Ale and Vienna malts, and is brewed for a light, crisp malt body. We use Oregon grown hops for bittering, targeting 45 IBU’s, and follow that up with a hefty whirlpool addition. Finally we dry-hop with Mosaic, Citra and Nugget to deliver a beer that is clean and complex with notes of pine resin, grapefruit pith and blueberries. 5.9%
Destihl Peanut Butter Porter – Chocolate & caramel notes from roasted malt collide with creamy, nutty flavor of peanut butter, creating a luxurious combination on the palate. Subtle sweetness, medium body & creamy mouthfeel give way to a smooth finish, providing a liquid dessert sensation for the senses. 6.1%ABV
Wasatch Our Share IPA – This well-balanced, sessionable IPA brings notes of pine and berry, with a smooth malt backbone that will have you sharing this beer all year long. 5%ABV
450 North Peach Rings – Berliner Weisse conditioned on 100% Peach. 8% ABV
450 North Gamer Nuggets -Gamer Nuggets is a DDH DIPA hopped with Galaxy, Simcoe & Mosaic. 8%ABV
450 North Sour Worms – Sour Worms is conditioned on massive amounts of Tart Cherry, Lime, Peach and Passion. 5.47% ABV
Blue Owl Blueberry Cobbler – Dessert comes before dinner with this little slice of heaven in a glass. These Pastry Gose’s have all the ingredients that you would use if baking it yourself. Be on the lookout for these limited variations.
Our second batch is Sour Blueberry Cobbler. Light and not too sweet, the blueberry flavor and aroma dominate as the cinnamon, vanilla, and salt build the filling and crust goodness. 5% ABV
Jest King Eezy Peel – We’re happy to introduce a new beer called EEZY PEEL — farmhouse ale refermented with mangoes! We find this beer simple, fun, highly drinkable, and really enjoyable. It’s quickly emerged as a staff favorite here at Jester King.
EEZY PEEL is a farmhouse ale brewed with well water, TexMalt Llano Pilsner, Denton County Wheat Malt, and a touch of raw wheat. We kettle hopped it with Organic Golding from The Oregon Hophouse for about 18 IBUs. Around this mark, we find the acidity from fermentation and the fruit creates a harmonious, well-integrated soft, drinkable tanginess. After primary fermentation in stainless steel with our mixed culture, we re-fermented with fresh/frozen mangoes at a ratio of two pounds per gallon. While this sounds like a lot of fruit (and it is), the result is a really dry, drinkable, quenching fruit beer, which again has been one of our go-to’s lately. 7.2% abv
Stem Cider Lava Flow – A strawberry and pineapple explosion inspired by the Hawaiian Islands. Off-dry. 5.8% ABV
Stem Cider A Salted Cucumber – Dry hopped with cascade and citra hops, finished with fresh cucumber and sea salt. 6.7% ABV6
Stem Ciders Rosé Cider – A blend of cider and red wine. Light, balanced acidity, tannic. Off-dry. 5.5% ABV
Upland TBK S’mores – We made a S’Mores TBK a few years back and it was good, but we knew we could do even better. This year we applied all that we learned from last attempt and went all out. This beer has a modified grain bill, lactose and cinnamon to help accentuate graham, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors. But we didn’t stop there! We aged this beer on a mountain of cacao nibs, then let it marinate in fresh Bourbon barrels. After months of barrel aging, we added real vanilla beans, more cinnamon chips, and even more chocolate to give it loads of S’Mores flavor. Even though we have added a ton of extra ingredients, S’Mores TBK still allows the base beer flavor to be respectfully present. This ain’t no pastry stout. We tried hard to balance all the extra flavors while being true to the Teddy Bear Kisses flavor. 11% ABV
Upland Teddy Bear Kisses – A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method and featuring an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to Teddy Bear Kisses can sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cacao. Teddy Bear Kisses will make you feel warm and happy inside, but it’s definitely not your childhood cuddle toy. Teddy Bear Kisses won a Gold Medal in the 2010 World Beer Championships. 10% ABV
Alaskan 35th Anniversary – This complex and malt forward Imperial Stout is brewed with an array of local ingredients and flavors to add dimension and celebrate Alaskan’s history and home. Alaska birch syrup from Kahiltna Birchworks lends a deep, almost tart character to the dark malt profile, while wildflower honey adds a delicate sweetness and floral notes to the aroma and finish. The slight addition of our in-house alder-smoked malt alludes to the distinctive roasted flavor of turn-of-the-century malting practices, without overpowering the more subtle flavors of this dynamic anniversary brew. 9% ABV
Dogfish Where the Wild Hops Are – Celebrating the magic at the intersection of art and ales, our annual Off-Centered Art Series is a chance for our brewers to take a walk on the wild side and with our latest innovation, that’s precisely what they did with ‘Where the Wild Hops Are!’
This unfiltered, rustic IPA is brewed with four wild-derived hop varieties that include Zappa, Amarillo, Comet and Sabro. It’s then blended with a touch of barrel-aged wild ale that’s been aged for four years in French Oak barrels.
The result is a complex blend of citrus meets dank, that’s rounded out by a touch of wild. With each sip, you’ll be greeted by dry, oak-tinged finish. 6.5% ABV
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2022– Bigfoot is a beast of a beer, packed with bittersweet malt and heaps of aggressive whole-cone Pacific Northwest hops. First introduced in the winter of 1983, Bigfoot is a cult-classic brewed in the barleywine style—strong and robust with the refined intensity of a wine. Bigfoot is prized by beer collectors for aging in cellars. Under the proper conditions, it can develop enticing new flavors and character as it matures in the bottle. Each new release or “expedition” is vintage dated. 9.6% ABV
Martin House Blood Orange Imperial Salty Lady – Fruited Imperial Gose. 9.2%ABV
3 Nations El Rey – A stout fit for the King himself. Savor the complex layers of flavor in our Imperial Milk Stout with Mexican chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, and bananas. Contains Lactose. 8.3%ABV
Symbol Red Velvet – The Midas Star is a symbol for abundance and prosperity. Like the cake that inspired it, Red Velvet Imperial Golden Stout is a rich deep red color with an abundance of velvety rich chocolate, and the added notes of a tart, yet creamy frosting. Contains Lactose. 11%ABV
Ingenious Smarty Double Peach – Tart Berliner conditioned on peaches and white peaches. 6.8% ABV
Fairweather Cider City Country – Wild Apples from a single orchard. Earthy, slightly tart, crazy drinkable. 6.0%
Saint Arnold Texas Winter IPA – An American IPA brewed with Texas grapefruit, this beer features tropical and citrus notes from Galaxy, Columbus, Simcoe, and Cascade hops. A mild caramel sweetness in the malt body provides balance, but lets hops shine. 7.1%ABV
Rogue Knuckle Buster– At Rogue, we are always working on new ideas that break from the norm; this collaboration is no different. Our friends at Revival Cycles in Austin, Texas also like to push the envelope with their hand built motorcycles, so teaming up on a new style of IPA that uses a cold fermentation technique just made sense.
Like a cross between a pilsner and an IPA, this beer opens with a delightful floral hop aroma that is followed by more hops, cracker, bread, and a soft sweetness across a very light body. The finish is crisp and refreshing with a nice bit. 6.1% ABV
Austin Beerworks Pasteur – FRENCH-style Lager. Typically overshadowed by their grapes and snails, the French also grow très magnifique beer ingredients.
Named after Louis Pasteur, the French scientist who is credited as the first person to understand the importance of yeast in the production of beer, this unfiltered lager features barley and hops from the Alsace region of France. It is fantastically drinkable, with classic European lager characteristics of sweet, bready malts and floral Noble hops. 4.7%ABV
Clown Shoes Snow on the Maple Tree – Stout aged in maple bourbon barrels. 2021 variant 10.1% ABV
Parking at WhichCraft Mueller? The garage behind us on McBee is free to use.