Epic Brewing Launch Event, 5 Free Tastings in 4 Days and New Beers

Epic Brewing out of Utah & Colorado is launching next week!  We’ll have at least 8 different options in stock starting on Tuesday, all in bombers.  This will be the first of 5 free tastings packed into 4 days next Wednesday through Saturday.  See details below.

Thanks for your continued support for our Beer Rescue Program.  Here is an updated list of rescue beers.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 8th, 6-8pm

Join us for a very special tasting event as we welcome in the guys from brand new home brew shop SoCo Homebrew opening sometime in the next couple weeks.  Mike Campbell, Joseph Butler and Chris Ellison have each picked out their 2 favorite beers from our selection and will be in the store tasting them for free and talking about Austin’s newest homebrew supply store.  Come support a new small local beer business!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, 1-3pm
We’re lucky to welcome Michael Malachowski from Epic Brewing to the store for a very special launch event and mid-day tasting.  We’ll open up a handful of the beers that are brand new to TX for a little afternoon tasting.  Shhh, I won’t tell your boss if you don’t.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, 6-8pm
New Braunfels Brewing Co is finally delivering some bottled beer up to Austin, and we’re excited to host founder, owner & head brewer Kelly Meyer who will sample everything we’re getting in stock.  Meet the Brewer and try some delicious wheat beers.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014, 6-8pm

Join Nadine from Brooklyn Brewery who will be sampling the brand new Pilsner and Oktoberfest from the Brooklyn lineup, in addition to Sorachi Ace, Blast!, and Local 2.  She’ll also be bringing a very highly sought after bottle of Black Ops for us to sample as well!

Friday, August 15th, 2014, 6-8pm

John Sikes from Independence Brewing will be in the house sampling the brand new Power & Light Pale Ale that they’ve just recently released in cans.  Since it’s a Friday and y’all have gotten used to sampling 4 or 5 things on Friday & Saturday, we’ll go ahead & open up everything in stock from Indy. 

New Beers This Week

Southern Tier Pumking–As always, Southern Tier delivers an explosion of flavor with this autumn seasonal, starring fresh pureed pumpkin. Like liquid pumpkin pie. Oh my! 8.6% ABV/Lakewood, NY

Mikkeller Alive–Another creative concoction from Mikkeller, this Belgian Strong Ale showcases a healthy dose of Brett, giving it a delicate tartness. 8% ABV/Copenhagen, Denmark

Mikkeler Frelser–A unique Doppelbock with notes of rum, dark fruits, and subtle smoke. In Danish, “frelser” means “savior”, a little nod to Salvator, inventor of the style. 11% ABV/Copenhagen, Denmark

To Øl Frontier–A continually hopped Belgian Ale re-fermented with a healthy dose of Brett for a pleasing tartness. Sweet and citrusy. 7% ABV/Copenhagen, Denmark

Slaapmutske Organic Tripel Nightcap–With hints of spice and stone fruits, Organic Nightcap follows the same recipe as their renowned Tripel, but with 100% organic ingredients. 8.1% ABV/Hijfte, Belgium

Stevens Point Whole Hog Pumpkin* – Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices. Handcrafed using real pumpkin and savory pumpkin pie spices and hints of all natural cinnamon and nutmeg. Perle hops balance with rich Munich, Roasted, and Caramel malts for the full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.  7.5% ABV/Stevens Point, WI   *Arriving Friday

Ska Estival Cream Stout–This milk stout was brewed with orange blossom honey and aged on sweet orange peels. It’s the beer equivalent of those chocolate oranges we all remember as the best fad of the late 90s. 5.8% ABV/Durango, CO

Brooklyn Oktoberfest–Kudos to Brooklyn for brewing up another delightfully traditional German-style beer with all German ingredients. This amber lager is malty and bready with a brisk, spicy hoppiness.  5.5% ABV/Brooklyn, NY

Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA–Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial hops give a tropical lift to the rich malt backbone of this beer, brewed to pair perfectly with the first last days of summer. 6.2% ABV/Chico, CA

Founders Dissenter IPL--The latest installment in the Founders Backstage Series, and a perfect 100 on Beer Advocate, this Imperial Pale Lager is the only lager in their current lineup. With a crisp finish and no ale yeast to contend with, the hops are allowed to truly shine. 8.7% ABV/Grand Rapids, MI

New Belgium Tour de Fall–A fall seasonal from New Belgium that is gradually “touring” the nation. A deep amber Pale Ale with floral, piney hops and a rich malt background. 6% ABV/Fort Collins, CO

Independence Power & Light Pale Ale–The second beer that Independence has canned, this Pale Ale is a tribute to the iconic City of Austin Power Plant. Their original Pale Ale recipe, fine-tuned. 5.5% ABV/Austin, TX

Indian Wells Lobotomy Bock* – made from five types of specialty malted barley including Munich, black patent and other premium malts. And finished with two types of hops, Sterling and Perle added at the boil and again at the finish for the perfect flavor balance. Lobotomy Bock is brewed with pure artesian spring water from the historic Indian Wells Spring. 10.5% ABV/Inyokern, CA  *Arriving Friday

Weekend Tastings


All selections chosen by Mike Campbell, Joseph Butler & Chris Ellison from SoCo Homebrew!

Ranger Creek Strawberry Milk Stout

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

Ayinger Brau Weisse

Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse

Mendocino Red Tail Amber

Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale


Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

Slaapmutske Organic Tripel

Ska Brewing Estival Cream Stout

Plus one bonus last minute addition!

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