As a many generation Texan myself, I know one can often be at loss spot the seasons changing in this state… but I have most certainly been enjoying these cooler nights. There’s a returned joy in yard work and gained appreciation of losing my summer time glisten on evening walks. I’m hoping this fall will function as a seasonal redux of what spring could have been. Those night time hours are especially enjoyable under the twinkle of the lights in our beer garden. Come find out for yourself and see what magic you can recapture with a beverage in hand.
Can you believe, that just since last week, we’ve got 10 new beer for you on draft??? We really do care about y’all. There’s everything from sours, stouts, lagers, and IPAs. An option to make everyone happy undoubtedly. Untitled Art sent a pretty solid shipment this week. Make sure you check those options down below. Fair State Brewing of Minneapolis has two new releases this week with Double Universe Hazy DIPA and a collaboration Alpine Lager (the IPA is a delight). For something other than beer, we’ve brought in some super cool Basque ciders from both Spain and France. If you need a break from your usual choices these picks have that WOW factor.
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We’re excited to announce that Thirsty Planet’s Spot on Pils, Thirsty Goat Amber, and Buckethead IPA are all part of our Brewery of the Month for September. Coming in at $8.99 for a six pack, they’re quite the deal!
New and Returning Beers This Week
Back in Stock – Zilker Heavenly Daze, Zilker Icy Boys, Austin Beerworks Sun Shovel, Great Divide Pumpkin Ale, Blue Owl Mexican Martini Seltzer, Save the World Gratia Belgian Lager,
Austin Beerworks Montecore – A flamboyant display of showmanship, Montecore magically balances malty sweetness, floral German hops, and a clean lager finish. This is a super traditional fest beer that features all German malts, hops and yeasts. The only thing American is the water. This is what an Oktoberfest should be. It’s a must have during the Fall festival season. Don’t miss it before it disappears in a puff of smoke.
Martin House Blue Dream – It really tastes like if you ate a handful of those blue sour punch straws, but in liquid form. The higher abv is a nice touch as well. So if you like blue raz candy and martin house sours, then Blue Dream is for you. 8% ABV
Athletic Oktoberfest – Non-alcoholic marzen. 0.5% ABV
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale – A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. 7% ABV
Ommegang Neon Giants – Hops from around the planet explode in this juicy supernova, a collaboration with our stellar friends at Firestone Walker. Tropical fruit aromas deliver at warp speed an exquisite nebula of flavor. Revel in its hazy vastness. Hops- Mosaic, Citra, Cashmere, Simcoe, Amarillo, Idaho 7, Azacca, Nelson Sauvin. 6.5% ABV
Stone 25th Anniversary Triple IPA – Happy 25th, Stone! Triple IPA. 12.5% ABV
Bordatto Etxaldea Basa Juan Cider – Basa Jaun is a lightly sparkling natural cider produced with a blend of 19 different organic, heirloom apple varieties grown on their land and indigenous to the French Basque region in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. Basa Jaun, named for the “wild man” of Basque mythology, is a hearty, acidic cider with the complexity associated with grape wine. It is bottled before alcoholic fermentation is complete, finishing its fermentation in bottle, lending Basa Juan it’s characteristic pétillance. Basa Jaun is delicious when young, but is best appreciated after a few years of bottle aging, having the ability to improve in bottle for five or more years. As the primary notes from the fruit drop out, the ciders become more vinous, with complex aromatics and pronounced tannins that leave one reaching, inevitably, to descriptors more often associated with fine wines.
2015 was a warm vintage and early harvest in Southern France, which benefited native apple varieties with high natural acidity to develop full and complex fruit and aromatic profiles. It was a good vintage for producing ciders built to age. 6% ABV
Trabanco Poma Áurea Sparkling Cider – Poma Áurea is a totally natural cider, a brut nature in which both carbon dioxide and sugar are endogenous, i.e. the result of the fermentation process itself. In the mouth it runs smoothly, leaving a very harmonious and quite dry memory, with notes of wood. 6.5% ABV
Wölffer Estate Red Cider – Our Wölffer No. 139 Ciders evoke the style, sophistication, and spirit of summer in the Hamptons. Made to round out our No. 139 Cider portfolio and inspired by our elegant red wines, this Red Cider is lightly sparkling and beautifully aromatic. 6.9% ABV
Wölffer Estate Rosé Cider – Our Wölffer No. 139 Ciders evoke the style, sophistication, and spirit of summer in the Hamptons. Our Dry Rosé Cider uses a variety of dessert apples and a dash of organic extract to achieve the beautiful blush color and to balance the subtle sweetness. A vibrant yet casual beverage that perfectly bridges the gap between beer and wine. 6.9% ABV
Fair State Double Universe – A DDH Double IPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado. 8.6%ABV
Fair State Festbier Party Lager – German festbier-style lager, brewed for harvest time parties. 5.7%ABV
Fair State Stranger In The Alps – Stranger in the Alps is an Alpine Lager brewed in collaboration with Threes Brewing (Brooklyn, NY). We set out to brew a beer that tasted like the way the air at the top of a mountain smells. The result is a crispy pale lager brewed with noble hops, foraged spruce tips from Duluth, and lemon balm. Nuanced but quaffable, lemony and bright, it enlivens the spirit much like a breath of mountain air. 5.1% ABV
Untitled Art Barrel Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout – Hazelnut Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months coming out at 13% ABV! This big Stout was brewed with CACAO Nibs, Hazelnut, and Contains Milk Sugar.
Untitled Art Mikerphone Hazelnut Stout – Welcome back Hazelnut Imperial Stout! This is one of the few beers they repeat and has become our annual brew with Mikerphone Brewing. 11% ABV
Untitled Art Pixie Ecto – Hard seltzer with nostalgic flavor. 5.5% ABV
Untitled Art Blueberry Banana Smoothie Seltzer – Smoothie Seltzer with Blueberry Puree, Banana Puree, Maple Syrup. 5% ABV
Untitled Art Non-Stop Dry Hopped IPA – India Pale Ale with Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy and Azacca Cryo Hops. 8.5% ABV
Untitled Art Strawberry Rhubarb Sour – Berliner Weisse-style ale with strawberry puree, rhubarb purée, cinnamon, vanilla and graham cracker. 6% ABV
Independence Highboy Cryo Double IPA – A head-on collision between old school West Coast Double IPA and the East Coast IPA. 8.5%ABV
Bells Rind Over Matter – Brewing beer isn’t just a collection of ingredients and techniques, it takes an act of will. With a dash of real lemon and orange zest, this wheat ale is bright and refreshing, joining Oberon and Bright White as part of our rotational Wheat Series. It’s more than the sum of its parts, it’s Rind Over Matter™ 5%ABV
Whitestone Opa’s Lederhosen – Classic Hefeweizen fermented on spanish cedar spirals. Clove and grapefruit on the nose with a wheaty and crisp finish. 5% ABV
Save The World Jonah’s Relief – Light caramel malt with hints of fruit and spice. 8.2% ABV
Boulevard Pint Sized Hawaiian Pizza Party Tiki IPA – Hazier than the storm that crashed the SS Minnow, this beer is a virtual volcanic eruption of Tiki ¬flavors. A full-bodied, fruit forward hazy IPA teeming with tropical ¬flavors and aroma that will transport you to sunny, palm-lined beaches and luau-themed pizza parties. You’ll want to tell the professor to re up the coconut radio and invite all of your friends!
New Draft Beers This Week
(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
Austin Beerworks Super Awesome Helles – A super clean, super easy to drink, super sessionable, super hard to make lager. It takes us 8 weeks to ferment this special beer because there is absolutely nothing to hide behind. While most Germans would tell you Helles means light or bright — we know the true translation is “Hell! Those bearded Americans just out-brewed us!” 4.5% ABV
Einstok Icelandic White Ale – Pure Icelandic glacier water and a classic witbier recipe combine to create our Icelandic White Ale. Crafted clean and crisp, the balanced addition of orange peel, coriander, and rolled oats ensure this beer remains incredibly ﬂavorful and refreshingly drinkable. 5.2% ABV
Roughhouse Honey Crumb – Farmhouse ale brewed with locally baked rye bread and TX wildflower honey. Crisp, dry and malty! 4.5%ABV
Lakewood Punkel – Is there a better fall treat than pumpkin pie? Nope, which is why there are so many pumpkin beers out there. It’s also why ours is based on the dessert, not the gourd. Their twist: Punkel has no pumpkin. It’s a dark, malty German lager but with a lighter body enhanced by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Because who doesn’t like a little trick with their treat? It’s the perfect session beer for those fleeting cool Texas days spent watching the grackles fly south to their favorite grocery store parking lot. 5.5% ABV
903 Space Wrangler – Double Dry Hopped IPA. 7.3% ABV
903 Snoball Stout – Stout with coconut, vanilla, chocolate and marshmallow. 7.5% ABV
St. Elmo Winona IPL – Weyerman Rye Malt – Loral Lupulin Powder + Ahtanum + Equanot Lupulin Powder + Cascade + Lager Yeast + Time = a Crisp, dry, hoppy glass of deliciousness. 6.6%ABV
(512) Larry Mango IPA – Larry the IPA was created in homage to a longtime friend and contributor to our success. Larry (the man) is more than just a contractor, he’s part of the team and part of the family. Yes, like any smart friend of the brewery, he shows up to drink beer with us often, but he also shows up to work events without being asked and will lend a hand no matter the task. He’s from that generation of people who help when they see the chance. Larry was one of our first “converts” from American light lager to IPA, so it only seems fitting to name our newest creation after one of our IPA’s biggest fans and one of our dearest friends. Take a moment to meet Larry. With loads of character and a fruity, citrusy hop punch that stands solidly on a gentle malt foundation, Larry the IPA is both sturdy and light, refreshing and satisfyingly hoppy. Hops: Loral, Simcoe, Cascade & Citra. Featuring mango! 5.6%ABV
Zilker Fruit Fest – We’re talking all kinds of fruit here – our newest sour is packed with dragon fruit, passion fruit, orange, pink guava and pineapple. Aka POG juice with a tropical twist! Fruit Fest is pleasantly sweet, balanced by a spritzy tart sourness, wrapped up with a puckering clean finish. Enjoy! 8.5%ABV
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