Well, we got Ice Bucket Challenged by our friends @ Flix Brewhouse, so we did our own, which can be viewed here. We’re also donating to the ALS Association. We’re also officially kicking it off to our friends @ Real Ale Brewing and Black Sheep Lodge!
Thanks for your continued support for our Beer Rescue Program. As time has gone on, fewer & fewer things need to be rescued, so thank you! Here is an updated list of rescue beers.
Keep an eye on our social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) next Wednesday 8/27, when we release some very special beers from Dallas you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Austin!
Upcoming Events, All 6-8pm
Tuesday, August 26th
Join Deanna from Guns & Oil Brewing who will be sampling out the Maverick Lager. Come one come all!
Wednesday, August 27th
Kenny from Real Ale will be here sampling the latest awesome stuff from our friends down in Blanco. They’ve recently released their Grand Cru as part of their Brewers’ Cut series, so we’ll be sampling that in addition to their highly sought after 18th anniversary Gose, Signature Hop Pale Ale, Devil’s Backbone, Lost Gold and the new Oktoberfest.
New Beers This Week
Boon Oude Gueuze* – Oude Geuze Boon is one of the finest examples of the traditional 100% spontaneous fermentation Lambic style. To moderate the sourness, Boon Brewery only brews Lambic in the 7 cold months, from early October until April, according to the traditional “turbid mash” system. This Lambic beer is aged for 1, 2 or 3 years in oak casks. The blend, a mild average 18 months old Lambic (unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised) is refermented in the bottle and can be stored up to 20 years. 7% ABV/Lembeek, Belgium *Arriving Friday
Boon Gueuze Mariage Parfait* – Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait has an alcohol content of 8%. It consists of 95% mild lambic, aged at least three years and specially reserved for this purpose, and 5% young lambic. The latter provides the fermentable sugars and wild yeasts. Want to know the bottling date? Simply subtract 20 years from the “best before” date! 8% ABV/Lembeek, Belgium *Arriving Friday
Boon Kriek* – Kriek Boon is a traditional Belgian Lambic fruit-beer. It is brewed according to the traditional Lambic style of spontaneous fermentation. Only fresh cherries (25%) are used. Kriek Boon is slightly sweet, with the surprising natural fragrance of sourcherries and almonds. With only 4% of alcohol it is a perfect summer beer. 4% ABV/Lembeek, Belgium *Arriving Friday
St Feuillien Belgian Coast IPA* – Green Flash from San Diego partnered up with St Feuillien out of Belgium to create a mash up of their respective styles – an aggressively hopped Belgian IPA. This one has plenty of fruity esters from the Belgian yeast but is hopped as most other Green Flash beers are. It’s a testament to both styles. 7.5%ABV/Le Rouelx, Belgium *Arriving Friday
Southern Tier Harvest* – A perfect 100 on Ratebeer! Deep ruby in color with an even deeper hop flavor, brewed with fresh English hops into every brewing vessel, then dry hopped after fermentation to impart a zesty kick. This beer has real hop character that mingles with fresh malted barley for an experience that will make you wish it were fall year ‘round. 6.4% ABV/Lakewood, NY *Arriving Friday
Buffalo Bayou Smoke on the Bayou – Smoked Scotch ale with huge caramel, brown sugar, molasses & toffee flavors. Smoked malt then cuts the sweetness with a savory balance on the finish. 9% ABV/Houston, TX
Great Divide Colette Farmhouse Ale—Brewed with barley, wheat, and rice, and a blend of four different yeast strains. Fruity and slightly tart, with a dry finish. 7.3% ABV/Denver, CO
Breckenridge Regal Double Pilsner—A double Pilsner with distinct hoppy attributes and a pronounced malty backbone. Delightful notes of lemon and biscuits. 7% ABV/Denver, CO
Sierra Nevada Equinox Single Hop IPA—Equinox hops offer up a diverse bouquet of lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper, with a subtle herbal earthiness. Sierra Nevada was the first commercial brewery to utilize this new hop variety. 6.5% ABV/Chico, CA
Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti—Added oats lend an extra-creamy body to this already decadent Imperial Stout. Chocolatey, velvety, rich, and delicious. 9.5% ABV/Denver, CO
Uinta Punk’n Harvest Pumpkin Ale—This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices. 4% ABV/Salt Lake City, UT
Moonlight Meadery: Kurt’s Apple Pie, Red Dress, Desire, Fling, Sensual, & Wild—Always an excellent gluten free option, Moonlight Meadery is coming to Austin with meads ranging from classic and traditional to playfully innovative. Londonderry, NH
Hops & Grain Greenhouse #8—Still in stock as of Thursday afternoon!! The newest release in the Greenhouse IPA series, this version features Centennial, Mosaic, Meridian, Crystal, Perle, Bravo, and Falconers Flight hops. Get it while you can! These cans will fly off the shelf! 7% ABV/Austin, TX
Real Ale 18th Anniversary Gose—Me oh my, can you say “summer in a can”? This twist on a traditional tart German Style Wheat Beer uses fresh limes, making it a salty, puckery, mouth-wateringly refreshing beer. 4.4% ABV/Blanco, TX
Mateo & Bernabe 11—An American Style Blonde Ale, slightly sweet with notes of toast and citrus. 5.2% ABV/Logrono, Spain
Mateo & Bernabe 21—A Belgian Style Witbier, with a creamy mouth-feel and notes of orange, banana, and faint coriander. 5%ABV/Logrono, Spain
Texas Keeper Cider No. 1—A winemaker and a homebrewer have joined forces to open Austin’s newest cidery. Their first concoction is an unfiltered dry cider, with many more exciting ciders to come. Austin, TX
Redhook Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter—Pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a dollop of maple syrup spice up this roasty, toasty porter. Initial sweetness gives way to notes of dry roasted malt, pumpkin, and licorice. 5.8% ABV/Woodinville, WA
Hollows & Fentimans All Natural Alcoholic Ginger Beer—In 1906, Thomas Fentiman gave away the hand of his eldest daughter, Maria, to John Hollows with a rather unique gift; his secret family recipe for botanically brewed ginger beer. Gluten free, with no artificial flavourings, colours and preservatives, made with top-quality Chinese giner root. Northumberland, UK
Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm
Texas Keeper Cider No 1
Buffalo Bayou Smoke on the Bayou
Southern Tier Compass
One more random thing we’ll open up!
Saint Arnold Oktoberfest
Real Ale Gose
Epic Escape to Colorado IPA
One more random thing we’ll open up!
Here is the updated list of beers needing rescue. Still not sure what this program is? Read more here.
- Southern Tier Compass
- Magic Hat #9
- Brooklyn Mix 12 pack
- Firestone Walker Pale 31 Pale Ale
- Boulevard Double-Wide Double IPA 750
- Upslope Imperial IPA
- Independence Pale Ale